What users are saying about

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

WEBCON BPS

3 Ratings
Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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WEBCON BPS

Really well suited for processes which work with documents, seems less (but it is possible) appropriate for single/no data actions (e.g. just provide a quick update in SQL database without any process).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
8.9
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
10.0
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
8.2
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
8.2
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
WEBCON BPS
9.1

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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  • Great time-to-business: process are delivered really fast (e.g. project lasts 3 weeks for medium/medium-large size process)
  • Low entry threshold to develop processes in this tool (the training is 1 - 2 days)
  • Unified and out-of-the-box standardized (customizable as well) generated User Interface. That helps users to use the new processes with no/or really training and with simple one A4 page quick manual (or even without it)
  • Easy to migrate between versions of the tool (WebCon BPS) and SharePoint versions
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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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  • The configuration of the user interface is sometimes not so flexible. However, it can be developed from the (fully flexible then).
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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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WebCon has got best (in my opinion) time-to-business rating
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Return on Investment

  • LiveCycle has ensured that we are able to get a lot done, with little manpower.
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  • ROI seems really quick, as processes are delivered really fast (on the go in an agile way)
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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
Adobe LiveCycle ES4 Editions & Modules
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Additional Pricing Details

WEBCON BPS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*
1.  installation
WEBCON BPS Editions & Modules
WEBCON BPS
Edition
WEBCON BPS Express
$01
1. installation
Additional Pricing Details
WEBCON BPS Express is a free edition for test and productive use up to 10 GB of database size (see starter.webcon.com) WEBCON BPS Standard and Enterprise versions are available as perpetual, per user licenses. Pay per month model is also available.