Adobe Systems Incorporated 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 server software, named Adobe LiveCycle, delivers document services to integrate manual processes into enterprise applications. The platform consists of three components: The intelligent document, document services and the universal client. Intelligent documents combine 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 Adobe Reader. Adobe also announced two new document services that are available through Adobe LiveCycle software. The new services are process management and document control and security. The process management service gives customers the ability to design, initiate, modify and enable people to participate in processes on or offline. The document security and control service enables them to apply persistent document security features across the extended enterprise. Adobe LiveCycle software is available immediately. It can be purchased as a stand-alone offering, by CPU or by user.