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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

If you are creating forms that you might normally create in Excel, this is an excellent upgrade. PDFs are easy to use and relatively easy to create.

If you are designing a template for any sort of creative piece, LiveCycle is frustrating to use, but it can be done. It'll just require you to have patience and work around the limitations.
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OpenText MBPM

OpenText MBPM is well suited for rapid application development where process workflows are well designed in a detailed environment. A servicing organization could benefit from being able to manage and design complex case management processes and applications. It is not suited for the automotive industry where complex custom engineering processes exist within product engineering (vehicle) and manufacturing plants.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.9
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.5
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
9.0
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
4.0

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.4
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
8.5
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.5
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
9.0
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.0
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
7.0
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
8.0
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.5
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.5

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.5
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.5

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.0
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
OpenText MBPM
6.0

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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  • Diagnoses and highlights errors and inconsistencies for correction based on BPMN standards.
  • Support different views of the process from Swimlane perspective, system interactions, process to process dependency, process to attributes, process to rules.
  • Able to publish processes per custom defined templates or formats on the fly.
  • Changes to a common element are automatically made to every use of that element on all diagrams (insert, update, delete).
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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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  • Lack of a graphical user interface email editor
  • Auto creation of later activities in model viewer would be nice in order to quickly generate outcome scenarios
  • Built-in reporting is somewhat limited
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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

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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Metastorm was used to meet specific client needs. Ease of use and navigation was one big factor
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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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  • Easy and convenient access to client configuration information
  • It provides numerous built-in controls which are quite useful during rapid development cycles
  • It also provides a tremendously rich .NET framework which can be used to tweak the experience to the needs of each individual customer
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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
Additional Pricing Details

OpenText MBPM

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