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XaitPorter

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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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Score 7 out of 101

XaitPorter

22 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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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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XaitPorter

XaitPorter is ideal when a large document, containing many (preferably independent) sections is being created by more than five writers across different office locations and is subject to review by multiple reviewers and requires formal approval. It is particularly suited for external documents which are to be delivered as a non-editable PDF file.
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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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  • Enables several writers to write in the same document at the same time, which means that it is always possible to get the latest version printed and see the current state.
  • Because we are limited in the template to a few styles we don't use a lot of time after completion checking up on which style the writers has been using. This saves us a lot of editing.
  • Before we got XaitPorter the drawing team didn't get the figures to quality control until the final stages of the process, but now the figures are received as soon as the writer uploads them. This also saves a lot of overtime, because the drawing team is involved earlier on.
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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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  • When creating a new user I find the country list very long to scroll through, it would be nice if it was possible to just key in the first couple of letters and then the system would automatically jump down in the list.
  • In the job description text field in the figure workflow tab, it would be nice if it was possible to set line breaks, then it will be easier to get an overview as to what is new comments and what is old comments. Rights now, all text floats into one.
  • In the previous version it was possible to set the "AutoShrink Picture" to off in the template, so it was common for the whole document, now we have to do it for each figure, we would like the option to do it overall as before.
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XaitPorter10.0
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There are too many positive aspects versus negative.
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Usability

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XaitPorter9.5
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Well driven program. Easy to use and the project looks as ONE document.
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Reliability and Availability

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XaitPorter10.0
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XaitPorter is always there even though we have issues with outages (suddenly the network does not work, but that is internal issue)
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Performance

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XaitPorter10.0
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Our reports/Tenders complete in a reasonable time frame, actually faster than Word. We have not integrated with other systems or softwares.
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Support

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XaitPorter10.0
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The support team are just great. They are there for us from beginning to end.
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In-Person Training

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XaitPorter10.0
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He was really good. He came from Xait and trained us for several days. He got all involved and answered the questions asked. He was a professional trainee
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Online Training

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XaitPorter9.9
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The online training was really good. They know the way of getting people involved and they answered all questions asked. They were there for us.
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Implementation

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I was really satisfied with the implementation
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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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We only use XaitPorter for tenders/proposals. We use Microsoft Word but that is for minor documents - approximately 4 page documents.
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Scalability

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XaitPorter10.0
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I just love the system
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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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  • Definitely increased employee efficiency. We had a bid coordinator role before which is not required anymore.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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XaitPorter

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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Yes
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No
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