: Document Server"> Executive Summary: Document Server
Document Server takes electronic publishing to the next levelas long as customers use a bevy of Adobe products and can pay for integrating the product with back-end systems.
At $20,000 per processor, Document Server falls in line with pricing for most critical middleware and midtier server software systems. Most midsize corporations can run Document Server on a single-processor system, but large organizations with heavy document loads may need more. In the meantime, Adobes $1.5 million Document Server for Reader Extensions has a target audience of two: the IRS and the USDA. (+) Automates electronic publishing of complex documents; excellent performance; standards-based; can pass form data to a back-end system; tight integration with other Adobe products. (-) Does not support Adobe InDesign; not integrated with visual development tools; expensive, especially Document Server for Reader Extensions. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
Cardiff Software Inc.s LiquidOffice and LiquidPDF Custom solutions Apache FOP (an XSL-FO-to-PDF competitor) Documentum Inc.s Documentum Macromedia Inc.s Shockwave Several open-source projects, including OpenJade www.adobe.com