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Adobe Systems has introduced LiveCycle Enterprise Suite (ES) Update 1, a significant upgrade to the LiveCycle ES technology platform designed to help businesses and governments more effectively engage with customers, citizens and partners inside and outside the organization.
Driven by customer demand, Adobe LiveCycle ES Update 1 adds new components for rapid development of content-rich applications, automated conversion of two- and three-dimensional CAD design data to PDF and new Adobe Solution Accelerators to help customers expedite deployment of enterprise applications.
LiveCycle Content Services ES now includes an integrated set of content services, and Adobe LiveCycle PDF Generator 3D ES features a solution for automating the creation and assembly of PDF documents from engineering product data. Adobe further reports this update also integrates the capabilities of Adobe Flex 3 and Adobe AIR, while taking full advantage of the ubiquity and reach of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader to enable a new class of applications. Further, the company says, LiveCycle Rights Management ES extends policy protection for Microsoft Office 2007 and PTC Pro/ENGINEER files.
Adobe explains that LiveCycle Content Services ES enables organizations to quickly create a process or application that is deeply integrated with enterprise content and allows them to manage content in a lower-cost, extensible way for cross-company and cross-organization processes. This solution component offers organizations comprehensive capabilities to collaborate on, create, store, manage and secure content as a cohesive part of their end-to-end engagement applications. LiveCycle Content Services ES is the result of a partnership between Adobe and Alfresco, which is widely considered to be the leading open source alternative for content management.
The second solution component, LiveCycle PDF Generator 3D ES, allows organizations to share two- and three-dimensional information across the product creation process, enabling smooth communication, accelerated development cycles and lower costs. Product designers can create rich, complex PDF files with confidence that the full features and measurements will be retained when viewed through Adobe Reader. LiveCycle PDF Generator 3D ES automates the conversion and integration of more than 40 CAD and other formats, which may then be policy protected and forwarded for review and collaboration.
Adobe also announced today new Solution Accelerators, deployable solution framework and best practices methodologies to help organizations more rapidly develop applications that better engage with users. The Solution Accelerators include the Enrollment Solution Accelerator and the Correspondence Management Solution Accelerator, which are designed to decrease development time of applications and increase return on investment for Adobe customers.