Adobe developments

Adobe's Portable Document Format, known universally as the PDF, has become more portable than ever.

The software giant behind such household names as the Photoshop digital image editor and Premiere digital movie editor said it was making life easier for software users to access their  PDFs wherever they're stored by offering Box and OneDrive integration in the latest versions of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader.

An important part of its focus with the latest release, Adobe said, was continuing to offer its software users the flexibility to work the way they wanted to work where they already worked today.

"For enterprises, Box and Microsoft OneDrive are two important places. That's why we were excited to introduce new integration's with both."

Integrate Acrobat DC, Acrobat Reader and Adobe Sign with Box to simplify document workflows, as well as e-signature processes for enterprises. Whether users start from Box or Adobe, with just a few clicks they will be able to view and edit PDFs without any downloading, and ensure that the latest version is automatically secured in Box. Additionally, users can open Box files directly in Adobe Sign to provide an electronic signature on important contracts and paperwork, centralising all updates in Box and streamlining the approval process.

New integration with Acrobat DC, Acrobat Reader and Microsoft OneDrive allows organisations to access and work on PDF files stored in OneDrive directly from within the Adobe apps. With a few clicks in Acrobat on the desktop, users can view and work on PDF files stored in OneDrive while ensuring documents always remain synced. In addition, iOS users can access PDFs in OneDrive from the Acrobat Reader mobile app via the universal document picker, enabling them to work with PDF files anywhere. 

Doing so is simple and fast.

"On the Home screen in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, just select Add Account in the left-hand pane, and then click Add under the Box and OneDrive icons, which you'll see listed alongside existing integrations with Dropbox and Microsoft SharePoint. Enter your cloud service credentials and Sign In."

Once the connection is made, you can access all of your PDF files located in Box and OneDrive, directly from Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. You can view and edit PDF files as you normally do in our apps, and automatically save that work back to your cloud service—ensuring you and your colleagues are always working from the same, synced version.

Additional integration is on the horizon with Box—including with Adobe Sign, the leading e-signature solution that allows anyone to electronically sign and send documents from any device

"Every company and organisation should be laser-focused on delivering the best customer experience possible, and the best experience does not involve paper," said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. 

"Today we further strengthen the value that Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign bring to our global customers as the only complete solution that transforms paper-based transactions into 100 percent digital workflows."

"Talking to businesses and partners around Asia Pacific, I see a real sense of urgency around transforming customer experience by making it seamless, pain-free, and accessible across all devices and touchpoints," said Michael Stoddart, Director of Digital Media, Adobe Asia Pacific.

"In its annual predictions for 2016, IDC believes that by the end of the year, 60 per cent of the top 1000 enterprises in APAC will have digital transformation (DX) at the centre of their corporate strategy, with a majority even creating an independent position to oversee the DX strategy implementation. Adobe is working with businesses across the region to help them create points of differentiation by making their core processes more customer-centric."