In an effort to make PDF documents more accessible and beneficial for customers, Adobe and Dropbox are teaming up to offer integration in Acrobat DC, Acrobat Reader, and in Dropbox’s site and apps. Dropbox and Adobe customers will first notice the integration in Acrobat DC and Reader on the desktop with Acrobat Reader and Dropbox for iOS picking up the integration later this year. For Acrobat users, Dropbox integration means three things: easily find and send files stored in Dropbox using Acrobat in a single workflow, manipulate and collaborate with PDF files using either service including Adobe eSign integration, and ensure documents are accessible through Dropbox wherever you’re working.
Adobe is also announcing new capabilities coming to its eSign service starting next month with more rolling out across the beginning of next year. All based around making digitally signing documents easier and more security-compliant, eSign is gaining a number of new enhancements and updates: Workflow Designer for creating processes that can be re-used for signing documents during hire onboarding, contract finalizations, and more; EU-compliant digital signatures through Acrobat and Reader; data centers in Germany and Ireland later this year that will support Document Cloud; and enterprise-class control over documents including “in flight” corrections in case of errors.
The mobile eSign Manager DC app will work with enterprise mobility management systems for creating Document Cloud apps for employees using Android for Work, Good Technology, and Microsoft Intune. Signature capture is also being added to eSign Manager DC, which will enable users to photograph written signatures that can be used within the app. Finally, Signature Sync will let users manage these signatures across devices. Adobe is also announcing three new partnerships with Document Cloud: Workday, Salesforce, and Ariba. These new partnerships will spread Adobe’s eSign system into more workplaces across the enterprise.
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