Livelink Provides Lifecycle Support for Acrobat 6.0 And Adobe PDF

May 16, 2003


Open Text Corporation, provider of Livelink, collaboration and knowledge management software for the enterprise, has introduced new Livelink features that will provide end-to-end support for Adobe's solutions for integrating documents across business processes and throughout the lifecycle of critical documents. The solutions integrate documents, data, and workflows, giving companies secure processes for managing important legal and regulatory documents. The new capabilities include an extension of Open Text's relationship with Adobe Systems Incorporated to add support for Adobe's recently announced Acrobat 6.0 software. Open Text's solutions for the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) help companies manage the creation, collaboration, and use of important documents in order to meet regulatory and security requirements in many industries. The new offerings integrate Livelink, Acrobat 6.0, and Adobe PDF technology, to support the collaborative management of PDF documents in Livelink. The integration provides a robust but flexible process for managing multiple, parallel reviews of an Adobe PDF document, allowing users to concurrently review an un-modifiable PDF version of a document and record their comments and suggested changes in Livelink. All commenting actions are recorded in the Livelink audit trail. The input from reviewers can then be assessed and consolidated by editors, who are the only ones with access to the original, which is protected in Livelink. Open Text is also offering features at other stages of the document lifecycle, including capturing and rendering solutions, forms creation and management capabilities, workflow-managed control of PDF document security and rights settings, solutions for scanning paper documents into Livelink and securing them in PDF, and digital signature capabilities. Open Text's Adobe PDF solutions are integrated with Livelink's task management, notification, audit, and report features, as well as Livelink's workflows, which allow documents to be managed through pre-defined electronic processes for document reviews and approvals.

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