Adobe Launches New Document Cloud
Adobe is integrating Adobe Document Cloud with Adobe creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud. This allows creative professionals to work with PDFs anywhere. Adobe Creative Cloud customers will have access to Document Cloud through Acrobat DC, which will be included with a membership to Creative Cloud. Also, Adobe Document Cloud e-Sign services integrate with Adobe Experience Manager Forms to provide seamless experiences to customers across Web and mobile sites. In the future, Adobe said it will integrate key components of Adobe Marketing Cloud to help businesses test, measure and manage documents, providing the same visibility into usage and interactions with documents that marketers already have with digital marketing assets today. “Using eSign services, employees can fill out their paperwork quickly and easily, so they can start working or training the first day on the job or the field," said Nancy Svoboda, senior vice president of human resources for the Denver Broncos, in a statement. "Before the start of the season, we might be onboarding dozens of new players and training camp staff at once, so being able to automate document management is also a huge benefit for us.” According to a recent survey by IDC, disconnected document processes are pervasive and negatively impact all areas of business. More than 80 percent 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. Each time that happens, time is lost and workers are spending more than one-third of their time on administrative process instead of core work, IDC said.According to the IDC survey, business leaders have estimated that the potential benefits of addressing the ‘document disconnect’ would increase revenue by 36 percent and reduce costs by 30 percent while reducing compliance risks by 23 percent. Meanwhile, an Adobe study entitled “Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Down,” shows how antiquated business processes and outdated ways of working with documents are having a dramatic impact on productivity, efficiency and worker satisfaction. The findings show that 83 percent of workers feel their success and ability to be productive at work are slowed down by outdated ways of working with documents, and 61 percent said they would change jobs if the only benefit was dramatically less document and administrative work. It’s a problem that businesses can no longer afford to ignore. Adobe Document Cloud and Acrobat DC are expected to be available within 30 days. By subscribing to Acrobat for $14.99 a month, customers will automatically receive new Acrobat DC and the Document Cloud as soon as it is available. Acrobat DC will be sold as both a subscription and a perpetual license upon availability, Adobe said.
“Our study shows that organizations of all kinds are suffering from what we call the ‘document disconnect’,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president of Content and Digital Media Technologies at IDC, in a statement. “It afflicts organizations of all sizes in all industries around the world. It results in significant delays and errors across critical business functions such as sales contracting and quoting, procurement, talent acquisition, and onboarding. And it is a serious impediment to business that — according to our respondents — negatively affects revenue, compliance, cost, productivity and customer experience.”