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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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PandaDoc

PandaDoc is ok for a small business with a small set of templated proposals that don't require much customization or localization. If you have to maintain many similar proposals with small differences to suit specific regions or scenarios, then document consistency and updating become a nightmare. Does a good job at sending a document to a recipient for review and signing. Analytics are basic but seem to be accurate.
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Pros

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • 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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PandaDoc

  • PandaDoc is great for building dynamic proposal templates and pitch decks. New documents can be created directly from these templates, making customization easy and efficient.
  • PandaDoc has the ability to manage large content libraries and product catalogs. The ability to reference and inject elements from these tools makes proposal building a snap.
  • The integration capabilities are fantastic. The ability to originate sales docs directly from CRM records and have that 'event' time-stamp into the contact record is great. Then, as documents are sent and engaged with the history of that engagement is also time-stamped to the contact record. This gives sales great insights into the activity which trigger them into the actual document for deeper engagement history.
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Cons

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • 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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PandaDoc

  • The documents auto-scroll to the signatures which is annoying when you want someone to start at the beginning of a document. If the user were to scroll to the end manually that's their choice, but I typically want the end user to read the document.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PandaDoc

PandaDoc 10.0
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Definitely!
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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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PandaDoc

PandaDoc is relatively inexpensive, provide direct access for all users to documents and client contact information. We love how we can see when something is complete without the added need of the sales rep to email accounting, CEO and project managers. We also love the feature of electronic signature as that helps with customers not needing to print sign and fax back to us.
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Return on Investment

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • 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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PandaDoc

  • I can't say it had a positive or negative impact on our ROI - it was mostly a time-saver. But even while using it we still created proposals the "old-fashioned" way (outside of the platform) and didn't see a significant improvement with proposals created through PandaDoc
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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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PandaDoc

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$19
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