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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

OpenText MBPM

16 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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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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OpenText MBPM

Good - Decision branching, Access to multiple external data sources, Prioritisation of user tasks, Keeping documents with workflows, and Ease of development and speed to make it live.Less Good - Forms with lots of dependencies between the fields and Troubleshooting in some instances.Poor - Ability to act as a repository for template forms and Reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.1
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.1
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
4.1

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
8.8
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
9.0
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
8.0
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.1
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.1

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
5.1
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
5.1

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
10.0

Pros

  • Ease of use for end users - the forms made from LiveCycle work flawlessly
  • Adding sections dedicated to pictures or other elements - there is some room for design here
  • Variety of choices for types of input to be added to each form and many options for configuring each of them
  • Works REALLY well for forms that just require text information to be filled in
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  • Complex routing of tasks based on calculated criteria
  • Linking between tasks and accessing relevant information
  • Organising, scheduling and prioritising
  • Different views for different people
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Cons

  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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  • The Metastorm process engine is based on an older version of .NET. Updating to a newer version would resolve several known issues with .NET email functionality.
  • Metastorm builds web pages at run time. While the UI presented to the end user is fine, the Document Object Model is convoluted and subject to change with new releases. Providing a more simplified DOM or at very least a custom function to replace document.getElementById() would make client-side scripting a much more powerful tool.
  • One function that I've seen Metastorm competitors do well, is email wizards. Having a WYSIWYG email editor would be really nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

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OpenText MBPM8.0
Based on 4 answers
I am very happy with Metastorm and fully intend to use it for the next several years. The only concern for me regarding Metastorm is the indications that OpenText will discontinue the product in the future. I have not yet evaluated Cordys, and cannot comment on how it will perform as OpenText's heir apparent.
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Usability

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OpenText MBPM9.0
Based on 1 answer
Although it is intuitive to use it does require training
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Support

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OpenText MBPM10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great customer service for an API support related query
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Alternatives Considered

Because LiveCycle comes with the Adobe Suite, I've never really looked outside of it because it was something I already had access to.
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Metastorm was used to meet specific client needs. Ease of use and navigation was one big factor
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Return on Investment

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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  • Positive: Able to provide scalability from capabilities to processes and applications for each business domains that allowed decommission of legacy unused applications and to eliminate waste and overhead cost.
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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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OpenText MBPM

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