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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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SOHODOX

For a smaller to medium organization, SOHODOX is a great solution when the need is collaborative storage with advanced searching. The software does a great job of allowing organization via files / folders or tagging. The cost is not cheap, but affordable, and is quick to spin up and use as well as add users as you go.
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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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  • Supports all document types as well as versioning.
  • Integrated across all computer and mobile device operating systems for complete access to data.
  • Complex indexing that allows for advanced and fast searching.
  • Easy to use interface that is not challenging for the average user.
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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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  • Not a truly scalable software package, best fit for single or smaller organizations up to 15 users.
  • Does not force structure and is less document management and more document storage / organization.
  • Pricing is not cheap but is relative to what you receive, online document storage and advanced access across devices.
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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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NetDocuments is the most comparable, as the interfaces are very similar and features match up. Worldox on the other hand, can be much more complex and force much more structure. Worldox is a bigger investment, but scales to large organizations much better. SOHODOX is a superb product for small to medium businesses.
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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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  • Very scalable, but only to a certain level (1-15 users or so max).
  • Interface and usability are user-friendly, without sacrificing features and power.
  • Advanced tagging and searching allows users to save documents and organize them "their way" without forcing specific workflows.
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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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SOHODOX

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