adobe announces livecycle enterprise suite 3
- BY: KEVIN OKRAGLY
- POSTED: MAR 16, 2012
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE – News) today announced Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite 3 (ES3), a software suite that helps organizations and government agencies extend the value of existing business systems and processes to engage users and constituents with intuitive experiences, streamline internal processes, manage correspondence, and strengthen information and document security. New capabilities in LiveCycle ES3 include enhanced data services for building enterprise and mobile applications, improved correspondence management capabilities, and streamlined content management connectors for smoother integration with Microsoft SharePoint and IBM FileNet.
“LiveCycle ES3 is an integral part of the digital enterprise workflow that helps businesses and agencies harmonize backend processes and services to deliver compelling applications for customer engagement, service and communication,” said Arun Anantharaman, vice president and general manager, Adobe. “The release of LiveCycle ES3 reaffirms our commitment to customers to continue to innovate in a number of priority areas.”
“Twin Technologies is excited by the release of LiveCycle ES3. LiveCycle is a cornerstone of our business transformation efforts with our clients,” said Ben Elmore, chief executive officer and co-founder, Twin Technologies. “With market forces pushing organizations to digitize and streamline their document based interactions, LiveCycle ES3 provides a strong platform for both innovation and faster time to market.”
LiveCycle ES3 incorporates the LiveCycle Data Services ES3 module (4.6.1), an optimized Java server framework that can enhance and simplify the development of rich, data-intensive enterprise and mobile applications. With LiveCycle Data Services ES3, enterprises and agencies can speed up the development of high-performance, enterprise applications with real-time or near real-time data, audio and video interaction. Updates include native libraries for rapidly creating mobile applications and an SAP Java connector for creating front-end interfaces to SAP systems that are more intuitive and immersive for end users.
LiveCycle ES3 correspondence management services streamlines customer and constituent correspondence from creation to archiving by enabling organizations to assemble individualized customer correspondence using templates, pre-approved content blocks, interactive documents, and custom-authored personalization without the help of IT. Customers and constituents receive timely, accurate, convenient, secure, and relevant communication every time. As a result, organizations can maximize the value of customer and constituent interactions, minimize cost and risk, and increase speed and productivity.
“Adobe LiveCycle has long been used by organizations looking to improve the efficiency, consistency, and cost effectiveness of business processes associated with document generation,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC. “It is good to see Adobe continuing to invest in this product line with their LiveCycle ES3 release.”
The LiveCycle ES3 release provides enhanced capabilities for securing documents on mobile devices. Adobe Reader® 10.1 for iOS and Android now incorporates support for accessing files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES3. LiveCycle Rights Management protects sensitive documents by encrypting them with industry standard AES encryption and enabling central management of their access permissions. These protections persist even when sensitive documents are accidentally distributed via email, the cloud or a lost mobile device.
“Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES enables us to include qualified contractors in the bidding process while protecting the integrity of project documents by limiting document printing, copying, and other activities, as well as by tracking who reviewed or tried to review materials,” said Drew Anderson, electrical engineer and web application developer, Engineering Research and Development Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers. “It used to take days or weeks to compile all the documents, assign them tracking numbers, and get them distributed to the right recipients. With LiveCycle ES, it takes about ten minutes. Our entire process from start to finish is smoother, more efficient, and easier to manage. It’s a great foundation for future processes.”
Updates to LiveCycle connectors include support for FileNet 5 and easier SharePoint server farm deployment.
LiveCycle ES3 builds on the existing components of LiveCycle ES, including process and rights management modules, PDF generation, forms and output modules, digital signatures, and Workbench and Designer tools.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe LiveCycle ES3 is available now. Pricing is by module and based on traditional LiveCycle metrics such as CPUs and documents. For more information about LiveCycle ES3, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle.
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