Adobe has announced a brand new update to its Document Cloud service today that promises to bring alona a deeper integration of the service with both Box and Microsoft OneDrive, providing a bevy of benefits to users.
For one, cloud as well as box users will be able to deploy tools like Adobe sign, with documents stored on these third-party services. What’s more, Box users will also be able to access their files directly from the Acrobat Reader.
Speaking on the topic, Bryan Lamkin, Adobe’s VP and general manager for Digital Media said,
Every company and organization should be laser-focused on delivering the best customer experience possible, and the best experience does not involve paper. 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.
The company is also building a bunch of new datacentres in Europe to ensure that its services conform to the new EU guidelines for electronic signatures that will go into effect in the EU from July 2016. The requirements mandated by EU state that the signatures should,
Be uniquely linked to the signatory;—it is capable of identifying the signatory.
It is created using means that signatories can maintain under their sole control.
It is linked to the electronic document to be authenticated. This is to ensure that any subsequent change in that document is detectable.
You can read more about EU-s stand on the matter, here.
The company has also updated its Adobe Sign mobile apps for iOS and Android and integrated the same with its Experience Manager Forms and Adobe Marketing cloud tools,ensuring an easier time for users filling out forms on mobile
Meanwhile, Adobe seems to he positioning itself as the one stop provider for all things digital. By partnering up with potential competitiors, who may have sought to introduce their own competitive services, Adobe is ensuring that it will remain the top choice for all tools digital.