And meanwhile, on the HATT list, there's a list member who has posted nearly two dozen messages complaining beiiterly about how RoboHelp was not included in the list of Adobe products in their most recent SEC 10-K filing, nor is it included in the categorized list of Adobe products in the documents on the Adobe investor relations website.
It's pretty clear that the marginal products in Adobe's product line don't get consistent attention from the corporate level of Adobe. But if you look at some of the data that is available in the investor relations part of the Adobe website, the reason seems pretty clear. According to these figures, the category of Adobe products called "Other", which includes among a half-dozen truly minor products such applications as FrameMaker, PageMaker, Captivate, Director, Freehand, and presumably RoboHelp, accounts for less than 10% of Adobe's revenue. The "Creative Solutions" category is where all the action is, with some 56% of revenue and glamorous products like Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator. And the real cash cow is the "Knowledge Worker Solutions" segment--basically Adobe Acrobat--which generates more than 25% of Adobe's revenue by itself. > Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 08:37:25 -0400> From: fwersan at mak.com> To: framers > at lists.frameusers.com> Subject: Re: I'm impressed with Adobe> > If you have > had any doubts about where FrameMaker fits in the Adobe > product line, just > look at the add in the latest issue of Technical > Communication for Robohelp > (It's a few pages in from the beginning, says > DivX, Inc. at the top)> > > "... Adobe RoboHelp software--the core of the Adobe technical > communicator > product line....."> > Fred> -- > Fred Wersan> Senior Technical Writer> MAK > Technologies> 68 Moulton St.> Cambridge, MA 02138> 617-876-8085> > _______________________________________________> > > You are currently > subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com.> > Send list messages to > framers at lists.frameusers.com.> > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com> or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/docudoc%40hotmail.com> > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit> > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ More photos; more messages; more whatever ? Get MORE with Windows Live? Hotmail?. NOW with 5GB storage. http://imagine-windowslive.com/hotmail/?locale=en-us&ocid=TXT_TAGHM_migration_HM_mini_5G_0907