Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 Available
Enterprises can now deliver personalized experiences to improve customer
experience and employee productivity
JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 3, 2009 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today
announced the availability of Adobe® LiveCycle®
Enterprise Suite 2 (ES2), a major software release enabling
businesses and governments to build applications that improve interactions with
customers and constituents across devices and channels. Delivering significant
productivity improvements to IT and line-of-business managers, LiveCycle ES2
provides a rich Internet application (RIA) framework for building customizable
RIA workspaces, mobile and desktop access to critical applications, and
deployment in the cloud.
The following new features and enhancements to
LiveCycle ES2 allow for improved customer experiences and communications, and employee
and developer productivity across a variety of industries:
Expanded Client and Browser Support
Extended mobile and desktop access to LiveCycle ES2 help organizations save
time and costs by providing seamless end-user access to processes and services
that help them complete their work faster.
Workspace ES2 Mobile offers access to LiveCycle ES2 from iPhone®,
Blackberry® and Windows® mobile devices, increasing user productivity by
interacting with tasks on the go.
Adobe® LiveCycle® Launchpad ES2, an Adobe® AIR® application, provides easy
access on the desktop to kick-start LiveCycle ES services such as Adobe® LiveCycle®
PDF Generator ES2.
Expanded Rich Internet Access (RIA)
Through closer integration with the Adobe® Flash® Platform, LiveCycle ES2
enables enterprise Adobe® Flex®
and LiveCycle® developers to create user-centric applications that are unique
to particular business needs.
Adobe® LiveCycle® Mosaic ES2
is a composite RIA framework for rapidly assembling and engaging activity-centric
enterprise applications. LiveCycle Mosaic ES2 provides knowledge workers with
real-time, contextual information from multiple sources in a single,
personalized view. Developers can extend existing applications by exposing
their business logic and user interfaces into application "tiles” that can
be assembled to create unified views.
Collaboration Service (formerly Adobe Flash Collaboration Service) is
a new hosted service accessible on the free, ubiquitous Adobe Flash® Player
runtime that provides developers and enterprises with a scalable solution to
easily build real-time, multi-user collaboration into existing or new RIAs.
A new LiveCycle ES2 plug-in for Adobe® Flash®
Builder 4 beta lets developers easily embed LiveCycle ES2
technologies into any Flex based application.
Adobe enterprise customers will have the option
to deploy LiveCycle ES2 in the cloud, hosted in the Amazon Web Services™ cloud
computing environment. LiveCycle ES2 in the cloud provides organizations with a
faster deployment path and lower total cost of ownership. It also allows
developers to stage multiple applications before going live in production.
Integrated Design and Development Expedites
Time to Value
Tight integration of Adobe tools and solutions helps connect enterprise
designers and developers to produce advanced sets of technologies for automating
enterprise business processes.
ES2 Solution Accelerators help organizations launch project planning
and prototyping, and decrease development time. LiveCycle ES2 Solution
Accelerators now include: human capital management, eSubmissions,
correspondence management, new account enrollment and services and benefits delivery.
Workbench ES2 is an integrated development environment (IDE) that
allows developers, designers, and business analysts to work together
Improved Document Services for Customer
Communication and Retention
LiveCycle ES2 integrates with Adobe® PDF technologies for easy accessibility using
Flash Player software or Web browsers. This release offers enhancements to LiveCycle
common services software for advanced functionality:
Forms Automation: LiveCycle Forms ES2 streamlines
format-driven business processes and improves data accuracy and LiveCycle Reader
Extensions ES2 seamlessly activates functionality within Adobe
Reader, extending document and form-based operations outside an organization. New
features allow users to generate RIA interfaces that leverage shared data
Rich Documents: Users can now automatically
create PDF portfolios, and can insert Flash content in PDFs as part of
automated PDF document workflows.
Document and Information Security: LiveCycle
can now apply rights management on the server to Microsoft Office documents for
fully automated secure document workflows.
Enhanced Process Management
Adobe® LiveCycle® Process
Management ES2 enables business users to manage ad-hoc content
reviews without involving IT. Using an intuitive interface, users can publish
content, create a list of reviewers and define approval stages, deadlines and
escalation guidelines. The content can then be automatically converted into
PDF, enabled for inline commenting, rights protection and distribution. Users
can monitor and modify the process at any time.
With Process Management ES’ new model-driven
development capabilities, business analysts can now develop fully functional
and intuitive RIA guides for capturing data. They may also use an RIA wizard to
generate rich guides with no coding, making it simple to design process flows, and
working and intuitive user interfaces.
Kumar Vora, vice president and general manager,
LiveCycle Business, Adobe Systems Incorporated
“With Adobe LiveCycle ES2, our customers can
easily build and deploy intuitive and powerful applications that more
effectively generate, capture and exchange critical information, translating
into greater customer loyalty, employee productivity and business growth.”
Melissa Webster, program vice president,
Content and Digital Media Technologies, IDC
“We (IDC) believe that building intuitive and
easy-to-use applications is just as important in the enterprise as it is on the
consumer Web. LiveCycle ES2, Adobe’s user-centric computing strategy, will
revolutionize the way enterprise applications are built and delivered."
Michael Cote, analyst, RedMonk
“Portals and enterprise workflows have always
come out short on looks and UX, but the Adobe stack looks to be a ready-to-wear
make-over service for many of these maligned user experiences.”
Mike Fulkerson, senior vice president, Rosetta Stone
"The Adobe LiveCycle Collaboration Service
allowed us to develop an online solution that makes language learning fun. Our
development teams were able to add social features such as collaborative games
to our Rosetta Stone TOTALe platform, allowing us to create a rich and
interactive learning environment."
Gresham B. Bayne, vice president, operations, Janus Health
LiveCycle ES2 offers users clearly defined starting points for automating
business processes. The intuitive environment of the latest release will
shorten a user’s learning curve and simplify developing and deploying critical,
John L. Rigg, chief, bureau of automation, State of Illinois Department of Human
“Adobe LiveCycle ES2 gives our developers the
forms creation and application development tools they need to quickly automate
our processes. Every time we automate an older paper-based process, we see a
near-instant return on our investment.”
Jaco Van Eden, Sr. Manager, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
“Our customers are asking for better usability…
LiveCycle ES2 is a real game changing technology.”
Josh Laire, application development and
integration manager, Bank Midwest
"With the new release of Adobe LiveCycle
ES2, Adobe is putting a lot of ingenuity into LiveCycle with a focus on
front-end processes and productivity for both the developer and business user.
Building composite RIAs using Adobe LiveCycle Mosaic ES2 is great for business
users, since they would have all of the information they care about linked and
available in one location."
Pricing and Availability
Adobe LiveCycle ES2 is currently available worldwide. The Adobe LiveCycle ES2
cloud deployment option is expected to become available in early 2010. To get
more information about Adobe LiveCycle ES2, please visit: www.adobe.com/livecycle.
Multimedia: See a video on intuitive user experience
in the enterprise here.
Helpful links: www.adobe.com,
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