Adobe LiveCycle
PDF Generator
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Adobe document generation products
Desktop solutions for ad hoc processes driven by individual knowledge workers
Adobe
Acrobat family
Create and manipulate PDF files
from the desktop
Server-based solutions for process automation – Centralized PDF creation & assembly
Adobe LiveCycle
PDF Generator family
Centrally deploy and manage
PDF file creation across the enterprise
Adobe
LiveCycle Assembler
Automate the assembly, disassembly, and
manipulation of PDF document packages
Server-based solutions for process automation – Dynamic Document Generation
Adobe
LiveCycle Print
Automate the generation of customized
documents from templates
Adobe
Output Server family
Automate the generation of customized
documents from templates
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Print output option for LiveCycle Designer
PDF, print, fax, e-mail, web delivery – no J2EE
requirement
Adobe LiveCycle Solutions for Document Generation
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Introducing the Adobe LiveCycle PDF Generator Family
Automate the creation of
Adobe PDF files in concert
with critical business
processes
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Scaleable, enterprise-class
solution to centrally deploy and
manage PDF file creation
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Replaces Acrobat Distiller
Server and Acrobat Elements
Server
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Three versions to choose from
 PostScript
 Elements
 Professional
PDF Generation Usage
Document-Intensive Industries
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Financial Services
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Government
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Media/publishing
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Manufacturing
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Creative agencies
Example Uses
External Communications
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Customer correspondence
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RFPs/RFIs
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Product design collaboration
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New account opening
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Insurance document packages
Regulatory compliance
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New drug applications
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Financial reporting
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Medical compliance
Archival
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Business transactions
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Project completion
The IT & Business Challenges with Document
Generation
Business Challenges
• Effectively manage content
coming from various backend
systems in various formats in a
consistent and secure way
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Better control the processes that
creates and supplies information
across organizational boundaries,
both inside and outside the
firewall
Reduce the time and effort to
process content going into an
ECM or archive system
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IT Challenges
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Information security
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Converting paper to electronic
format
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Compliance
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Maintaining combined paper and
electronic archives
LiveCycle PDF Generator Family
Centrally deploy and manage PDF file creation across the enterprise
Key Capabilities:
Key Benefits:
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Automatically generate PDF files
from a wide range of source files
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Integrate PDF creation into
established business processes
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Export PDF documents to HTML,
text, print, or image files
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Share and store business-critical
documents in a consistent format
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Support standard output formats
such as PDF/X for prepress
exchange or PDF/A for archiving
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Ensure compliant output for your
organization’s processes, corporate
guidelines, or government regulations
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Globally control job options such as
file size, resolution and password
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Improve customer/constituent
communications & satisfaction
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Monitor conversion jobs and statistics
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Support multiple deployment options
such as watched folders, web
services, Java APIs
Manage and monitor jobs
to ensure optimum
performance
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Yesterday & Today – Server-Based PDF Creation
Acrobat
Distiller
Server 6.0
LiveCycle
PDF
Generator
PostScript
Acrobat
Elements
Server 6.0
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Print file-to-PDF
conversion
LiveCycle
PDF
Generator
Elements
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Adds standard office file
conversion
LiveCycle
PDF
Generator
Professional
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Adds AutoCAD, Visio,
and image-file conversion
LiveCycle PDF Generator Family – Key Features
ADOBE LIVECYCLE PDF GENERATOR
PROFESSIONAL
ELEMENTS
POSTSCRIPT
X
X
X
X
X
X
Print (.ps .prn)
Image (.jpg, .gif, .bmp, .tiff, .psd, .eps)
X
X
X
X
X
Microsoft Office (.doc, .xls, .ppt)
X
X
Corel WordPerfect (.wpd)
X
X
Text (.txt, .rtf)
X
X
Web (.html)
X
X
Microsoft® Project (.mpp)
X
X
AutoCAD (.dwg), Microsoft Visio (.vsd)
X
Deployment options
Watched folders, e-mail, Web services, Java
APIs
Control job options, including basic security
Convert to PDF from:
Convert PDF to:
HTML documents
X
X
Text (.txt, .rtf, accessible)
X
X
Print (.ps, .eps)
X
X
Image (.tiff, .png, .jpeg)
X
PDF support
PDF 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6
X
X
X
PDF/ A, PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3
X
X
X
Create searchable PDFs from image files
X
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Architecture
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Demo
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PDF/A Overview
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International Standard specifies the use of PDF suitable for the long-term
preservation of electronic documents
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Based on the business and technical needs of governments, regulated industries,
corporations, educational institutions and libraries
Problem
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Costs
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eRecords becoming reality in today's environment
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Enabling citizens to participate in electronic government
Why PDF as a solution
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Published specification
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Selected as a standard within many organizations
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Supported by many developers
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Success Story: Large Mid-West Retailer
Business Objective
Solution
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PDF creation (TIFF, JPEG, RTF, DOC,
VSD, XLS, WAV, MPEG)
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Document assembly and disassembly
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Paper capture to OCR and index
incoming mail (50K surfaces/day) –
60% are medical bills
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Fax capture – 1500/day – up to 25pgs
in length
Fill functionality gap in Document
Management System for Claims
Management Group
Business Challenges
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Declining efficiencies in claims
processing solution
Claims processing solution in support of
everything from minor store accidents to
total store loss
60K documents/day are imaged, indexed
and checked into their document mgmt
system
Replacing homegrown DMS and needed
to fill functionality gap
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Benefits
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Met functionality gap to ensure
successful implementation of
Documentum
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Increased employee productivity
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Adopted reliable, compliant process for
archiving documents
Pricing and Availability
Pricing objectives
2 Licensing Models:
 Logical upgrade for Acrobat
Distiller and Acrobat Elements
 Per Server or CPU – licensed for
machine to machine usage
Current customers on
maintenance receive upgrade
 Per User – licensed for end user
access
 Consistent price point with
Acrobat
PostScript
Elements
Professional
$7,500
Per CPU
US $30,000
Per Server
US $100,000
Per Server
100-499
$30
$306
500-999
$27
$270
1,000-4,999
$25
$265
5,000-19,999
$21
$240
20,000-49,999
$13
$225
40,000-99,999
$10
$180
100,000+
$8
$160
Per Server/
Per CPU:
Per User:
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Supported web application
servers:
 WebSphere
 WebLogic
 JBoss
Key Objectives with LiveCycle PDF Generator 7.0
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Improved performance as part of migration from Distiller Server and
Elements Server products
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Enterprise scalability utilizing the LiveCycle J2EE architecture
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Easily orchestrated/integrated with all other LiveCycle products
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Easily integrated with backend systems such as CRM, ERP, or
transaction systems
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Maximum flexibility of document inputs and conversion output options
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Provide PDF/A conversion within automated process for document
archival
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LiveCycle PDF Generator 7.0 for IT Managers
Key Features:
Key Benefits:
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Server-based solution for centralized
PDF creation
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Centralized control of the creation of PDF
and other file formats
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Offered in 3 versions: Postscript,
Elements, and Professional
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Improves the systematic creation of
various document
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Global control for PDF job options
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Flexible deployment options
Improves and automates the conversion
processes associated with document
archiving
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Supports wide range of file types
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Intuitive administrative interface
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Supports PDF/A for archiving
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Supports OCR to create searchable PDF
from paper
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Supports SOA
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