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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

TIBCO iProcess

6 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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TIBCO iProcess

TIBCO iProcess is a very nice option if your process is large, complex, has a lot of cases (instances) or huge number of users. It is really performant. Also thanks to "Technology plug-ins" add-in it has wonderful integration with TIBCO Buinessworks, what opens you BPM to any kind of external system integration.But if you are managing only small, local, departmental processes it feels too big and too complex, there are other more suitable products.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
4.3
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
5.0
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
2.0
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
9.0
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
2.0
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
5.0
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
5.0
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
TIBCO iProcess
2.0

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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  • Performance. TIBCO iProcess is the most performant BPM I've even seen.
  • Manage large workloads. It can handle tens of thousands users and groups, hundreds of thousand or million live cases.
  • It can also manage very large and complex process definitions.
  • Very stable, once you get your business process up and running it is very stable.
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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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  • Due to its age iProcess is still a 32bit native application, albeit it has Java integration.
  • It lacks case management and you end up also implementing your own business organization model to enrich iProcess users, groups and roles.
  • It does not have process isolation, everything runs using shared jobs.
  • Horizontal scalability is very limited but HA works very well.
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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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iProcess is a previous generation product, it lacks OSGi and cloud so it is seen as "old". Due to this, it is difficult to choose new installations. All other options seem shiny in comparison. But regarding performance and stability, it is still unsurpassed.
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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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  • Numbers are difficult to crunch, the best impact is that you always know the status of a single business case and the system runs fast and smoothly; your users will forget what waiting is.
  • Case tracking is perfectly accurate, having that you can extract statistical data and predict and optimize your business very accurately.
  • TIBCO iProcess administrators must be quite skilled; that increases your overall costs so the ROI will be delayed a bit.
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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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TIBCO iProcess

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