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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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Skuid

For anyone looking to build customized user experiences quickly on Salesforce.com and who don't have access or budget for developers then Skuid is an excellent option. Although some investment in license costs and learning is required the pay off comes with the sheer speed and volume of applications that can be built and delivered to the business in short time frames.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
7.7
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
8.3
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
7.4
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
7.3

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
8.1
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
8.6
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
7.6
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
8.5
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
9.0
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
7.0

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
8.0
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Skuid
8.0

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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  • Skuid allows the Salesforce UI to be completely customized.
  • Skuid allows an administrator to change UI instead of having to use custom code.
  • Skuid allows you to make things have the exact look and feel you desire on a page.
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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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  • Additional documentation and support - in the early days there was limited documentation and community support. It has improved recently however there could be more help and support in terms of examples and customer support especially for new features.
  • Minor issues and bugs - Simple to moderate applications can be built quickly and easily but more advanced complex applications require additional expertise and support to achieve.
  • Better mobile/responsive support - Although apps work well in a desktop browser there are limited examples and support of mobile apps. A fully mobile responsive app is possible but not easy to achieve.
  • More user interface components - There are some powerful components such as the table component but given the wide range of user interface widgets available Skuid needs to provide more to keep up with other user interface builder tools.
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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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Skuid is both an alternative and compliment to the Salesforce Lightning development tools. It extends Lightning user interfaces without requiring a developer. It can also run natively in AWS without needing to have a Salesforce instances to build on.Skuid is also cloud-based alternative to traditional spreadsheet and database apps that have been build using Microsoft Excel and Access. It offers a migration path from legacy (desktop) processes and databases to a fully web-based applications that can be access by multiple users using their browser.
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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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  • Skuid has an ROI report called "Total Economic Impact of Skuid" available on their website which does accurately represent the benefits it offers based on a study done by Forrester.
  • In order to maximize investment in Skuid it is best to use it across the business to build multiple applications.
  • Skuid is able to meet time to market and digital transformation demands as long as there is a commitment and investment in the tool by the business. An proper evaluation should be conducted to ensure it is a good fit.
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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

Skuid

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details