Adobe today announced it has extended the Adobe Intelligent Document Platform with new software that delivers document services technologies to help organizations automate business processes. The new offering, named Adobe® LiveCycle™, consists of three components: The intelligent document, document services and the universal client. Intelligent documents combine the power of XML and business logic with PDF to move data to and from back-end systems using document services from Adobe. Adobe's document services deliver document generation, collaboration, process management and document security and control capabilities for integrating intelligent documents into enterprise applications. The universal client is the ubiquitous Adobe Reader® that lets individuals interact with intelligent documents inside and outside the firewall. Pricing and Availability The software is available immediately. It can be purchased as a stand-alone offering, by CPU or by user. Pricing is not discussed on the Adobe website. Learn more.