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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
Points to Ponder
eBusiness interactions REQUIRE human being interactions.
Most human beings are FAMILIAR with paper documents.
A DOCUMENT may act as an interface to an enterprise process.
Such documents require embedded INTELLIGENCE in order to ensure the policies of the process are enforced at runtime.
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
Adobe Form Server – serves forms, captures form data.
Adobe Form Manager - central repository to manage forms.
Adobe Reader Extensions Server - extends Adobe Reader by activating functionality within free Adobe Reader.
Adobe Document Security Server provides digital signature and encryption capabilities of Adobe Acrobat 6.0 in a server environment.
Adobe Policy Server enterprise document control solution for use and access to electronic documents.
Adobe Barcoded Forms enable Adobe PDF form round trip for electronic to paper and back to electronic forms.
Adobe Designer - design time software to design forms.
Adobe Form Server
Serves correct forms for clients platform and environment.
Form instance data returned via Form Server.
Integration between Form Server and enterprise via connectors.
Leverages SOA standards
Adobe Form Manager
Manages Forms on behalf of the enterprise.
Provides GUI to forms, programmatic API next release.
Built on Metadata Registry-Repository technology
Built using concepts central to SOA
Adobe Reader Extensions Server
Extends the capabilities of the free Acrobat Reader.
Enable end users to save, fill in, annotate, sign, and submit PDF documents.
Online collaboration for document reviews.
Automate data capture with electronic forms, enabling form completion and submission.
Provide enhanced security with digital signatures.
Adobe Document Security Server
Digitally sign and certify electronic documents.
Encrypt and decrypt documents. Can help meet regulatory requirements.
Digital signature validation, control.
Adobe Policy Server
Reduce the costs and risks of distributing confidential information
Control document access and usage rights online or offline, inside or outside the firewall
Always know when a document has been viewed, printed, or altered
Extend version control beyond document and content management systems
Provide more assurances that only intended recipients can open, use, and forward a document
Leverage Adobe Acrobat® and free Adobe Reader® software to author and view protected documents
Revoke access to previously distributed documents
Aggregate group information and check user credentials against existing authentication directories
Adobe Policy Server 1 minute DEMO
Adobe Barcoded Forms Crosses the Digital Divide! Key issue facing developed, developing and transitioning nations.
Allows quick design of forms based on XML schema, instance or data base.
Can bind forms to web services.
Can be used to add signature fields or other form widgets.
Ties together functions of LiveCycle into form at Design Time.
Publishes form templates to Forms Manager for Run Time
So simple a standards strategist can use it.
Impact of LiveCycle
Extends the enterprise to new places
Impact of LiveCycle
United Nations Trade Documents – UN eDocs
Case Study – Medway Council, August 2004
Details: Medway Council providing services to over 250,000 people in the Medway region.
Size: 9,000 employees
Solution: Online Forms, expedites service efficiency.