Adobe updates LiveCycle business software

Company adds new content management features along with tools to more quickly build financial services and government applications.

Adobe Systems is updating and expanding its LiveCycle software for building business-oriented Web applications.

The company on Tuesday is expected to announce LiveCycle Enterprise Suite Update 1, which adds new content management features along with tools to more quickly build financial services and government applications.

LiveCycle is one of the primary products in Adobe's enterprise business. The product is designed for applications that involve document exchanges inside and outside of organizations, such as government Web sites that require people to fill out and process claims. It uses Adobe's PDF and Flex software to create paperless, Web-based applications.

The new release also includes two new components: LiveCycle Content Services ES, and LiveCycle PDF Generator 3D ES.

The Content Services component, developed in conjunction with Alfresco Software, lets companies build a process or application linked to existing enterprise content. For instance, companies can use the tool to create a system for connecting manufacturers to parts suppliers, or for linking hospitals to insurers.

The PDF Generator 3D ES component is targeted at the manufacturing industry and allows companies to share two- and three-dimensional models in PDF format. The component works with more than 40 CAD applications, according to Adobe.

LiveCycle ES Update 1 will be available next month, Adobe said.

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