Adobe has unveiled its LiveCycle Enterprise Suite (ES) Update 1, a product the company has said will help businesses and governments support customers, citizens and business partners.
There are three parts to the product. LiveCycle Content Services ES enables organisations to create a process or application integrated with enterprise content, based on a partnership between Adobe and Alfresco Software, a provider of open source content management tools. Adobe said the product offers businesses software to help users collaborate on, create, store, manage and secure content.
The second component, LiveCycle PDF Generator 3D ES, enables users to share two- and three-dimensional information, which Adobe said should improve communication, accelerate development cycles and lower costs.
Adobe Solution Accelerators is the third component. These are frameworks and best practices methodologies designed to help IT departments develop Livecycle applications. Adobe said it would initially offer two accelerators: Enrollment Solution Accelerator and the Correspondence Management Solution Accelerator. These are tailored for financial services and government organizations when enrolling customers or citizens in services and personalizing correspondence communications, Adobe said.
LiveCycle ES Update 1 is expected to become available in July 2008. Adobe Solution Accelerators are expected to become available in late summer 2008 and will be free of charge. Additional information on the new Solutions Accelerators also can be found on Adobe's website.