Adobe aims to help business and home users go completely paperless with its new subscription software service called Document Cloud. The service hopes to change the way businesses and organizations operate, doing away with the need for paper copies of things like health insurance forms and school permission slips.
The technology lets people e-sign things that require a signature using tablets or smartphones. According to Bryan Lamkin, the Senior VP of Technology at Adobe, ““People and businesses are stuck in document-based processes that are slow, wasteful, and fragmented. Adobe Document Cloud will revolutionize and simplify how people get work done with critical documents.”
Products included in the Document Cloud are:
Acrobat DC: This touch-enabled PDF tool uses Photoshop imaging to convert any paper document into an editable, digital file that can be signed electronically.
eSign Services: This technology will be included in every subscription. Users will be able to electronically sign and send a document from any device. It includes a smart autofill that will work across all devices.
Mobile Link: Users will be able to access documents on desktops, laptops or any mobile device and pick up right where they left off in filling out a form. They’ll also be able to user the cameras on their phones and tablets as portable scanners. The service will be available for Android and iOS.
Send & Track: This service will allow you to follow your documents, checking who has opened them and if they have been completed.
These products will also be integrated with Adobe’s other cloud software subscriptions – The Creative Cloud (which features Photoshop and Premiere) and the Marketing Cloud.
There Pro version of the document cloud will cost $180 per year, while the standard subscription will run $156.