In a bid to increase its presence in the enterprise, Adobe announced this week two new additions to the LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition environment where companies can manage forms and the business processes surrounding them.
The new LiveCycle Production Print ES and LiveCycle Output ES are also Adobes latest attempts to reduce paperwork at medium and large companies, a sticky issue because that not only requires the forms to be electronic, but also that the data be trackable and sortable by a back-end system.
Both apps show that Adobe still has its eye on hardcore business data management software, a market that many enterprises forget Adobe plays in.
Adobe designed Production Print ES to help deploy PDF documents in large quantities, such as e-statements from banks. The application is a collaboration with StreamServe, and it automates assembly, delivery and security for mass quantities of PDF documents via LiveCycle Designer and StreamServe Persuasion.