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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

The cost and also to get people to change from old systems to new systems. It is not easy to get people to change from using Word to using XaitPorter.Those who are willing to change and start using say "why haven't I started using this before". :-)
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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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  • Collaboration within a document works well.
  • The publishing engine is very good.
  • The ability to store past RFPs was good and the search function as well.
  • Workflows are good. The ability to control user rights and workflows throughout the document was good.
  • The customer support is excellent.
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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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  • Would like the option for different levels of table of contents on the final PDF print (as per XaitPorter v.4)
  • Would also be good to have access to company templates rather than having to rely on XaitPorter team for changes.
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XaitPorter10.0
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This is a tool for the future, so will definitely continue using XaitPorter
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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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We received excellent, prompt support whenever we needed it.
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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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XaitPorter10.0
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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 haven't evaluated other products. We did have a quick look at the Qvidian website and similar RFP proposal tools but because of the great support we received from XaitPorter, we went straight ahead with them.
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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

  • LiveCycle has ensured that we are able to get a lot done, with little manpower.
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  • Has improved me from spending hours in the office (less overtime).
  • More constructive work. Writers now focus on the write-up and we [focus] on the look and how it reads.
  • We have received positive feedback from customers that our submissions look professional and easy to navigate through.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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XaitPorter More Information