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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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Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM is well suited to organizations and environments that have a good understanding of their business processes and organizational structures. Trying to introduce a tool such as Oracle BPM into the organization without a good grasp on how the business operates is a recipe for disaster as the implementation will uncover all of the dirty secrets of an organizations business processes and bring them to light. BPM is not to be utilized for smaller service orchestrations or technical service implementations, these should be handled by the Oracle SOA Suite using the BPEL process manager, leaving BPM to handle the organizational business processes, referring to and including lower level services and BPEL processes as needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.7
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.6
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.9
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.6

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.1
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
5.9
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.7
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
6.5
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
6.9
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.7
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
6.3
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
8.0

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0

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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  • The web-based Process Composer and BPM Studio IDE is very user friendly (for both tech and business users) and gives you a nice WYSIWYG interface for modeling and building business processes.
  • There are many adapters that provide easy integration with many third-party applications, databases, files, email, social and other integration points.
  • Process Accelerators are available for many commonly used business processes to provide a "jump start" for organizations with a common need - they are releasing new accelerators regularly.
  • Many of the commonly used basic and advanced work flow and process activities are easily configured through the Composer or Studio and advanced features can be easily developed by users with expertise in XML and Java.
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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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  • There is not a very clean or efficient way to upgrade from BPM 10g to BPM 11g since they are built on very different platforms - while this is only an issue if you have made significant investments of time and resources in BPM 10g, but still something that can be improved upon as many organizations want to take advantage of the new features and capabilities of Oracle BPM 11g, but do not want to take on the task of migrating their existing BPM 10g as it is overly complex and time consuming.
  • While the tools are moving ever closer to being "Business User" friendly, they are still more geared towards technical staff - savvy business users that have good understanding of BPMN and basic understanding of XML can proficiently utilize BPM 11g, but for the vast majority of busines users, the tool is still too complicated.
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Oracle BPM Suite6.0
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We are invested in the Oracle BPM Suite technology and are very comfortable with direction is has been moving and excited to see the roadmap enhancement items that are planned for the Oracle BPM 12c release in the future. We expect that additional support for BPMN 2.0 events and additional adapters and Process Accelerators will continue to enhance our use of the product.
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Usability

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Oracle BPM Suite6.0
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Not easy to debug errors.
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Implementation

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Oracle BPM Suite6.0
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Overall satisfactory
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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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The competition for Oracle BPM Suite is far ahead. With a more modern user-interface, very well thought out usability, integration with virtually everything, any new tool for business processes will be better. The biggest difference is, in my opinion, being able to target the tool to non-technical people (like business analysts, project managers) and be successful. Those are the reasons we actually chose Boomi for our business processes automation and systems integration.
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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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  • It has allowed us to pinpoint bottlenecks within our organization, thereby enabling us to streamline and improve the overall business process.
  • Allows us to rapidly prototype processes for the end user who can visually evaluate and approve them.
  • We had to invest a little more into upgrading our existing hardware than was initially projected, but the performance benefits outweighed the overage.
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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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Oracle BPM Suite

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