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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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TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

The scenario where TIBCO ActiveMatrix is well suited is in the scenario where there are more long-term business processes and in a complex corporate organization where there are many users with different privileges to perform actions on the same processes. It's less appropriate where there are no complex business process especially if the resubmit of the task in error is not required.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.1
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.0
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.1
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.2

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.8
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
7.5
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.7
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.8
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.5
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.8
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.7
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.7
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.5

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.4
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
6.4

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
5.9
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
5.9

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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  • TIBCO offers multiple ways to implement the sophisticated forms of event-driven BPM. It also balances the combination of business rules and AMX BPM for a different variety of IT Applications
  • It depends on the Enterprise service bus which is message oriented middleware
  • The integration of Spotfire with AMXBPM and BusinessEvents is a unique advantage
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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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  • A little bit too conservative. Not really anything leading edge. [Tibco] has plenty of customers, and that means they will probably be around forever, but [product enhancements] seem to be more [abundant in competitor product offerings].
  • It would be great to have some pre-defined themes. Pie chart labels - it would be great to get more options for sizing and placement.
  • I find it hard to trust the online portal too much. I doubt the security that is offered by this software.
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Usability

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TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM9.0
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Such a BPM sw is amazing and usefull. You have a gret visibility in design and development phase.
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Support

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TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM8.0
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Because our support team is always available also for development suggestions.
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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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In addition to TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM 4.X I have never tried other similar products.
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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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  • Useful in big context with a lot of long running processes
  • Useful to orchestrate processes flows
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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

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TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM More Information