Adobe Picks NetManage for Application Adapters
January 9, 2007 Alex Woodie
The agreement calls for Adobe to distribute all of its Java-based NetManage Librados adapters as part of LiveCycle, Adobe’s electronic document management systems and a key component of its Intelligent Document Platform initiative. All testing has been completed, and the companies are standing behind the combination of LiveCycle and Librados for capturing business information in real-time without requiring the user to have in-depth knowledge of the system.
At last count, NetManage was selling about 70 adapters that automate the process of integrating with popular ERP and CRM systems, messaging infrastructures, and various protocols and technology standards. About half of those 70 adapters were written for the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) format (the ones Adobe is licensing from NetManage) and designed to run on Java application servers, while the others were written in C# and designed to run on Microsoft‘s BizTalk Server 2004 integration server, which Adobe is competing against.
Adobe likes what NetManage has done with Librados, says Brian Wick, group product marking manager for Adobe’s LiveCycle. “We have found that NetManage provides the most comprehensive suite of standards-based adapters in the market today, integrating seamlessly with Adobe LiveCycle and providing our customers ‘out of the box’ connectivity with a wide variety of backend systems.”