Adobe is helping enterprises address these challenges. Our approach is centered on a document integration layer that connects structured business systems to the unstructured ways people actually interact and communicate, giving enterprises the ability to adapt business strategy and processes throughout the enterprise to new market demands faster than their competitors . And by providing Adobe PDF as an intelligent document format that supports XML data exchange and ensures flexibility, scalability, and interoperability, Adobe is uniquely positioned to help enterprise and government customers transform their business agility and extend their current IT investments. Adding the new server-based capability creates a powerful document integration layer by automating document-based process and integrating them with transaction systems. VISION: XML data is for computers to process, and Adobe brings continuity to solutions by presenting the XML data to people for user interface, interaction, and document management. Adobe’s XML architecture enables people to participate in business processes anytime, anywhere, on any device Combining XML and PDF enables data integration as well as high-fidelity presentation Adobe is embracing business logic, routing, and integration with core business systems on XML What’s new today ….now we have the back-end system that makes desktop more relevant as the user interaction/access to business apps. .
IMPORTANT: Note that SOA is a superset of Web Services. Explain it!!!
Adobe’s product do not reflect a pure architectural view. We leverage our core competency of building great human interfaces and view SOA from the human actors viewpoint. The human actor’s “doorway” to interact with SOA is the “document”. Statistically, 90% of B2B processes involve a human being looking at a transaction at some point in time during the lifecycle of the business process or business collaboration. The human typically looks at the transaction as a “document”, since that is the easiest form of transaction viewing that humans understand. While architecturally speaking, a document (including eForms) is merely a GUI to a collection of instance data aggregated into a transaction, embracing a “document centric” view of the SOA is highly relevant to how humans perceive the SOA reality, therefore we offer a high degree of value to SOA.
Adobe LiveCycle TM Using XML and SOA to link People with Systems Duane Nickull, Senior Standards Strategist Adobe Systems
Adobe and the Enterprise Adobe LiveCycle TM - Introduction and overview - Demonstration (Designer) Summary Q & A Adobe and the Enterprise
Adobe in the Enterprise - XML is The Language of Business Transactions - Service Oriented is the Architectural Paradigm Adobe connects documents, data, people and processes ensuring better communication and interaction across the value chain SCM ERP EAI CRM Portal Partners Customers Employees
Adobe is visionary in use of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Enterprise:
Leveraging SOA within its’ products (2003+)
Leveraging SOA for integration (2004+)
Adobe personnel involved in SOA standards (1999 – 2004+)
Using XML data bridges - systems to people:
User interactions with systems.
Format for transactions, metadata.
Adobe enables people to participate in business processes anytime, anywhere, on any device
Combination of SOA, XML and PDF enables this vision.
Adobe has built an SOA platform that embraces XML and web services; solves real business problems today.
Used by Adobe internally (2004+).
XML Data Workflows XML document sent between processing steps XML Data File Consuming systems processes data Initiating system creates data Most enterprises run on human and paper-based interactions XML Data File Initiating system creates data Consuming systems processes data PDF, User Interaction through Acrobat
Adobe and the Enterprise Adobe LiveCycle TM - Introduction and overview - Demonstration (Designer) Summary Q & A
Adobe ® Intelligent Document Platform Enables organizations to automate and accelerate the flow of business-critical information between employees, customers, suppliers, and constituents.
Adobe LiveCycle Support for both Design and Runtime views Fix this slide. Tools do not sit on Bedrock User Interfaces (Web Applications) Tools Orchestration Services Integration Services (Web Services, Java APIs, Email, Drop folders, Print queue…) Document Generation Collaboration Document Control & Security Process Management Common Server Architecture Application Server / J2EE ERP, CRM, ECM Database IDE