Hello, Adobe Document Cloud

03-16-2015

Today, we are unveiling Adobe’s newest cloud offering, Adobe Document Cloud, a modern way to manage documents at home, in the office and across devices. Document Cloud will address the waste and inefficiency associated with document processes. Whether it’s school permission slips, health insurance forms or complex enterprise document workflows, at Adobe we are setting our sights on transforming how people and businesses get work done. At the heart of Document Cloud is the all-new Adobe Acrobat DC, the world’s best PDF solution taken to an entirely new level with a stunning, touch-enabled interface and powerful companion mobile apps. And, we are taking e-signatures mainstream by including free e-signing with a subscription to Acrobat DC.

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Click here for a sneak peak of Document Cloud in action and here to discover more on the new Document Cloud blog.

Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s senior vice president and general manager of the document services business, asks the million-dollar question. “Why is the way we deal with documents still so slow, fragmented and onerous? And it’s not just something we deal with in our personal lives. It’s also a real business problem.”

Kevin expands, “Let’s face it. The way we’ve been working with documents is broken. I can stream hours of ESPN on my phone or watch every episode of House of Cards on my tablet. Yet I still have to go 15 minutes early to a doctor’s office so I can fill in my address in triplicate. It’s excruciating.” Click here to read more from Kevin on how Adobe is tackling the problem head-on.

It’s a problem that is as pervasive as it is wasteful, afflicting organizations of all sizes in all industries around the world. Research shows that both people and businesses are stuck in document processes that are slow and fragmented.

‘The Document Disconnect’

According to a recent survey by IDC1, disconnected document processes are pervasive and negatively impact all areas of business. More than 80% of document work is still not digital, with documents often making one or more transitions into and out of paper, especially when signatures are involved. In addition, workers are spending more than one-third of their time on administrative tasks instead of core work. It’s a problem that businesses can no longer afford to ignore. Read more on the IDC InfoBrief , ‘The Document Disconnect.’

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‘Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Down’

In addition to IDC, a study by Adobe titled Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Down, has exposed how antiquated business processes and outdated ways of working with documents are having a dramatic impact on productivity, efficiency and worker satisfaction. The findings show that 83% of workers feel their success and ability to be productive at work are slowed down by outdated ways of working with documents. See the full study, and find out how 61% of respondents said they would change jobs if the only benefit was dramatically less paperwork!

Environmental Benefits

Finally, when it comes to documents, paper waste can be avoided, now more than ever. Any organization, large or small, that wants to save money and avoid dealing with reams of paper, ink cartridges, printers, file cabinets and recycling bins, can do so with Adobe Document Cloud. Read more from Adobe’s sustainability strategist Vince Digneo, on how Document Cloud can effect real environmental change.

And there you have it. From the inventor of PDF, a simple, modern way of getting work done with documents, Adobe Document Cloud. We hope you give it a try, and think you’ll be happy that you did.

1IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Adobe, The Document Disconnect, March 2015.

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