The Australian Capital Territory's Planning
and Land Authority has started implementing document management software in an effort to streamline the approval process for new developments.
The authority -- responsible among other things for management
of development activity, infrastructure and land use planning and
regulation of the building industry -- is implementing Adobe's
Adobe's Asia-Pacific marketing manager Mark Phibbs told ZDNet
Australia the authority was using the vendor's technology to
streamline the process of administering development applications
"As you know this process is very document-heavy," said Phibbs
in a telephone interview yesterday, pointing out it could take
months to get a development application approved.
The authority was trying to shorten this process though
implementing LiveCycle, Phibbs said.
Adobe is partnering with Australian business process
management specialist Avoka Technologies to service the
authority, with implementation commencing several months ago.
Adobe describes LiveCycle as a solution that "combines robust process management with electronic forms, document security, and document generation".
Other organisations in Australia using LiveCycle include wealth management giant AMP and the federal Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, Phibbs said.