Author Archive: Ashish Agrawal

Technical Series on Solution Accelerators and the Building Blocks Behind Them

By popular demand, over the coming weeks we are going to deliver a complete series of eSeminars on Solution Accelerators and the Building Blocks behind them.
The first eSeminar “An introduction to the Building Blocks” is on February 10, 12:00pm Eastern, 9:00am Pacific.

For more information and to register, please visit the Ask The Experts eSeminars event page here http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1488432

Review of LiveCycle ES2 written by Mike Heck of Network World

Mike Heck published a review of LiveCycle ES2 titled “Adobe LiveCycle gives business apps a shot in the arm.

“The quality of the accelerators’ coding and documentation was impressive. I installed and modified the eSubmissions Solution Accelerator, which lets users collect and approve PDF documents required for filing new drug applications with regulatory agencies. Since this accelerator bundles review, commenting, approval and ondemand building blocks, I estimate the development cycle was cut in half for a production-ready application.”

Thanks Mike for the great feedback!

How to get an exclusive Adobe Solution Accelerator T-shirt!

Would you like one of these ?

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Here are two ways to get one:

Attend the Solution Accelerator MAX Sessions

Understanding the Building Blocks of Adobe’s Solution Accelerator Program
Monday, 5th October: 3:30-4:30pm

Developing Enterprise Solutions Using Adobe Solution Accelerators
Tuesday, 6th October: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Wednesday, 7th October: 11:00-12:30pm

OR

Tell us how you have used solution accelerator or building block in your project.

Post an entry in the solution accelerator discussion forums with the prefix TSHIRT in the title, include a detailed description of your project, how you leveraged the solution accelerator/building blocks and ideally a link to a demo recording.

Ashish

Announcing the release of the Government Benefits and Services Delivery Solution Accelerator for LiveCycle ES

The solution accelerator team is pleased to announce the release of the Government Benefits and Services Delivery Solution Accelerator. The solution accelerator is designed to be extended and customized by partners leading to reduced development time and increased quality. The accelerator is packaged with a set of production ready building blocks that consist of re-usable components and technical guides. The building blocks may be used within the context of a solution accelerator or form the basis for developing new solutions.

With the universal Adobe Reader and Flash Player, Adobe solutions have been critical in helping government agencies provide electronic channels for citizen and business services enrollment. With Adobe LiveCycle ES and the Adobe Benefits and Services Delivery solution accelerator, you can simplify citizen and business services enrollment, increase productivity by streamlining data collection and sharing across agencies and service providers, and ensure compliant correspondence on services eligibility and determination. This solution accelerator includes a set of Flex components and sample LiveCycle forms which can help you deliver Section 508 accessibility compliant portals for finding, selecting and applying for services such as health and human services, grants, child welfare, unemployment and business registration.

Connect presentation:http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/BenefitsAndServicesDelivery
Solution Guide: http://www.adobe.com/government/pdfs/adobe_benefits_services_delivery_portfolio.pdf
Further details: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solutions/gov_benefits.html

For further information including referencing the technical documentation or to download these new releases, please visit http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solution_accelerators.html. Your feedback, suggestions, and questions are greatly appreciated.

Ashish Agrawal
Group Product Manager

Loni Kao
Group Solutions Manager, Government Solutions

Announcing the release of 3 New Solution Accelerators for LiveCycle ES

The solution accelerator team is pleased to announce the release for 3 new solution accelerators. The solution accelerators are designed to be extended and customized by partners leading to reduced development time and increased quality. The accelerators are packaged with a set of production ready building blocks that consist of re-usable components and technical guides. The building blocks may be used within the context of a solution accelerator or form the basis for developing new solutions.

Financial Services: Account Enrollment
Improve account enrollment while driving consistency and efficiency across channels and products. With Adobe LiveCycle ES and the Account Enrollment solution accelerator, you can minimize repeated data entry, streamline account processing and setup, and deliver tailored information to customers with ease.
Connect presentation: http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/AccountEnrollment
Further details: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solutions/fin_account_enrollment.html

Financial Services: Correspondence Management
Ensure customer communications are consistent, tailored, and cost efficient by managing all of your correspondence on a single platform. With Adobe LiveCycle ES and the Correspondence Management Solution accelerator, you can automate all kinds of correspondence — from welcome packages and confirmations to proposals and claim letters — while ensuring communications are accurate, compliant, and secure.
Connect presentation: http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/CorrespondenceManagement
Further details: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solutions/fin_serv_corr_man.html

Cross-Industry: Human Capital Applications
Adobe solutions can help HR teams simplify and streamline forms-based processes, as well as reducing costs by providing self service options to employees. Adobe solutions can support secure HR processes throughout an enterprise, engaging employees and applicants whether online or offline, and integrating the employee or applicant data within your existing infrastructure. The Human Capital Applications solution accelerator facilitates new employee onboarding and offboarding. With Adobe LiveCycle ES and the Human Capital Applications Accelerator, you can streamline data collection, secure employee data, dynamically generate welcome and exit packages, and reduce compliance risks and loss of intellectual and physical property.
Connect presentation: http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/HumanCapitalApplications
Further details: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solutions/cross_vertical.html

Supporting these new solution accelerators, there are additional technology building blocks (Selection and Capture, Content Creation, Correspondence Generation) and updates to the existing On-Demand Assembly building block.

For further information including referencing the solution guides and technical documentation or to download these new releases, please visit http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solution_accelerators.html. Your feedback, suggestions, and questions are greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Ashish Agrawal
Group Product Manager

Diana Helander
Group Manager, Cross Industry Solutions

John Hunter
Sr. Marketing Manager, Financial Services & Insurance Solutions

Adobe MAX 2009

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Adobe Max 2009 is being held at Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall and Nokia Theatre LA LIVE, California from October 4-7.The solution accelerator team are really exited about the event specially with its enterprise focus. We will be presenting a number of hands-on sessions leveraging the latest solution accelerator and building block releases. We look forward to meeting the developers all around the world who have downloaded the solution accelerators and hear about their experiences and solutions.

If you are planning to attend look for the LiveCycle@MAX bundle pass that includes:
* 1.5 days LiveCycle ES: Building Rich Engaging Applications preconference lab
* A full conference pass which allows access to all:

  • MAX 2009 sessions and labs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (October 5-7)

  • MAX keynotes, evening events, the MAX Store and all activities within the Community Pavilion
  • MAX-provided meals and breaks

Mark your calendar with the following sessions:

Understanding the Building Blocks of Adobe’s Solution Accelerator Program

Monday, 5th October: 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesday, 7th October: 5:00-6:00pm

Learn how to accelerate enterprise application development while reducing costs and time to market by leveraging LiveCycle and Adobe Solution Accelerators. The session will include a review of all the available Solution Accelerators and how they might be applied in various contexts to suit your business needs while delivering developmental efficiencies and effectiveness.

Developing Enterprise Solutions Using Adobe Solution Accelerators

Tuesday, 6th October: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Wednesday, 7th October: 11:00-12:30pm

Adobe Solution Accelerators provide reusable code and best practices that accelerate your time to develop and deploy a solution powered by LiveCycle. Learn how to leverage Solution Accelerators to kick-start solution development and solve common challenges in the enterprise space, thus reducing risk and increasing the quality of your enterprise applications. Hands-on tutorials will guide participants on how to leverage the different reusable building blocks to develop a complete end-to-end application.

Bug reporting capability is now available!

Bug reporting capability is now available via the Adobe Solution Accelerator support site.

Simply click on the “Submit Bugs/Feature Requests” link in the navigation panel to the left of the Solution Accelerator or Building Block download and you will have the opportunity to log a new bug or feature request and search and view bugs/features logged by other users along with their status. In addition, users also have the opportunity to “vote” for a bug. Voting is a way for users to emphasize the importance placed on bugs already identified and help the solution accelerator team prioritize for the next release.

In order to assist you further, bug filling tips and frequently asked questions are easily accessible from this site.

Announcing the release of the eSubmissions Solution Accelerator v1.0

The extended eSubmissions solution accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of eSubmissions 1.0. Building on the foundation of LiveCycle ES, the eSubmissions Solution Accelerator enables the rapid delivery of managed and auditable review, commenting and approval solutions for life sciences. The eSubmissions Solution Accelerator will help Adobe’s life sciences customers bring new drugs and devices to market faster and with better oversight, and will help them reduce the burdens of their regulatory compliance efforts. Beyond life sciences, the eSubmissions Solution Accelerator can help Adobe systems integrators, partners, professional services, and customers rapidly deliver managed review, commenting, and approval solutions built on LiveCycle ES, for applications such as legal/contract review, manufacturing design reviews, and any other procedure-based review and approval process.

Along with life sciences-specific samples and documentation, the eSubmissions Solution Accelerator is built on the new Review, Commenting, and Approval and the updated On-Demand Assembly building-blocks. The Review, Commenting, and Approval building block combines the PDF collaboration tools of Acrobat and Reader with the structure and process management of LiveCycle in an auditable environment. The eSubmissions Solution Accelerator also includes the latest version of the On-Demand Assembly building block. The On-Demand Assembly building block enables forms and documents to be assembled into PDF Portfolios and documents based on business rules. These new technology building blocks add value to LiveCycle ES by enabling the rapid development of enterprise applications targeting the needs of Adobe’s enterprise customers.

eSubmissions Solution Accelerator:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solutions/ls_esubmissions.html

More information about the Solution Accelerator program and other Solution Accelerators:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/solution_accelerators.html

Your feedback, suggestions, and questions are greatly appreciated, and can be made via the user forums.

With the formal announcement of eSubmissions v1.0, we’d like to add a note of thanks and acknowledgement to the many people who downloaded the pre-release version and provided feedback.

Ed Chase
Solutions Architect, Life Sciences & Manufacturing

Ashish Agrawal
Group Product Manager