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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Legalesign

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
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Legalesign

Legalesign is well-suited for sending out documents to be signed, especially if multiple signatures are needed. Our sales team has had a lot of success utilizing Legalesign when sending contracts to potential clients. Additionally, it's a great option for organizations wanting to send out official offer letters to be signed. Legalesign is not well suited if you're looking for a long-term storage system for documents. I would recommend downloading your documents once they're signed and storing them within a secure system of your own.
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Pros

  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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  • Legalesign is very easy to use - uploading documents is simple. You just click where you want the signature box to go and can add the signer's information. Adding multiple signatures is also quite easy.
  • Once documents are sent, you receive live updates when the recipient opens docs, reviews, signs, etc. This is helpful when they are time sensitive.
  • Documents are stored within the system and can be accessed/downloaded at a later time.
  • I appreciate the simplicity of the design - it's not overly flashy, like other platforms.
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Cons

  • There are so many bells and whistles it can be intimidating.
  • It is not a product you just pick up and use, there is some training needed.
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  • Archives - after a certain amount of time, documents are archived. It's difficult to determine when this happens. If you need to access an archived item, Legalesign says it will take 'several hours' to retrieve the document. I've waited up to 12 hours for a document to be pulled. This is inconveniently and a bit odd.
  • The dashboard can be confusing - there is a timeline with your 'recent' documents, but I've never been able to determine how it shows documents. They're always out of order and some new, some old. It can be confusing.
  • Overall, I've had issues with the internal timeline of this software. There are dropdown menus for choosing the dates of the documents you want to see (7 days, 30 days, last month, etc.), but I'm often missing documents and have to perform several searches for them. Other members of the team have had this issue, as well.
  • Like the archive issue mentioned previously, there have been times when the platform has moved very slowly. Documents will often take time to load, even if they're just a 2-page Word document. This does not appear to be a connectivity issue.
  • The dashboard itself can just be a bit confusing. There is a lot of information available, but the algorithm that determines what is displayed is strange, and it's hard to determine what you're seeing/why you're seeing it. There are settings you can play with, which has been helpful.
  • Although it hasn't happened often, I have had candidates/new employees not recognize an email coming via Legalesign. Document emails look a bit like spam, so I've had candidates ignore them. As far as I know, these are not customizable. I ensure recipients know the email is coming.
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Alternatives Considered

I have only ever used LiveCycle for our PDF form creation. I am not sure what other options there are, but we have never needed to look into anything else as LiveCycle works for us.
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Legalesign is our preferred method of signing/sending documents. It's easy to use and saves a lot of headaches when it comes to getting signatures on contracts/offer letters/documents. Additionally, we've found it to be cheaper than other similar platforms, even for multiple licenses. There are certainly areas for improvement (archive efficiency, dashboard set up, etc.), but we do not foresee our organization moving away from Legalesign any time soon
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Return on Investment

  • LiveCycle has ensured that we are able to get a lot done, with little manpower.
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  • Legalesign has had a positive impact on our ability to sign new employees. It's fast and easy - which is essential when hiring top talent.
  • The only negative impact would be the slow pace we've experienced when trying to pull previous documents. However, we do not use this platform as our only storage option, so this issue does not arise often.
  • Legalesign allows for the seamless transfer of information with prospects, which has a large impact on our ROI. Having a system like this makes getting signatures from new clients quick - essentially for a busy sales team!
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Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Legalesign

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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