New Adobe Document Cloud Provides Mobile and Desktop eSigning, PDF Creation and Editing

adobe document cloudEarlier this year in April, Adobe launched an interesting new offering called Adobe Document Cloud. While there are many cloud-based document-storage and sharing solutions available, one thing that separates Adobe Document Cloud is that it doesn’t just provide online document storage and sharing, it incorporates Adobe Acrobat with e-signatures, so that users can process documents faster, wherever they are. For instance, users on the road can snap a photo of a document with their mobile device’s camera, convert it into PDF format, fill out the document and/or edit it, electronically sign it, send it to another location, and track its progress. At the office and the PC desktop, users can perform the same process with digital documents.

The idea is to make processing documents faster – whether it’s completing school-permission slips, health-insurance forms, or complex enterprise document workflows. With it, users can convert any document, paper or digital, into a PDF form, and can then fill it in, sign it, and send it from a PC desktop, Web browser, or tablet.

At the heart of Document Cloud, is Adobe’s new Acrobat DC PDF (Portable Document Format) software, Adobe’s next-generation software for converting documents into PDF format, and protecting and editing them. It’s included with Document Cloud, and provides free e-signing with every Adobe Document Cloud subscription.

A new Tool Center also provides simplified and quick-access tools, including the ability to edit PDFs on mobile devices.

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Adobe eSign Services – which were previously called Adobe EchoSign – are now included with every subscription of Acrobat DC, for electronically sending and signing any document from any device.

New Mobile Link and Mobile Apps

With Adobe Document Cloud’s new Mobile Link, users’ files, settings, and signatures stay with them. Mobile Link features two new mobile apps, Adobe Acrobat DC mobile and Adobe Fill & Sign DC, enabling users to create, comment on, and sign documents directly on their mobile devices. The free apps may be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Document Management and Control

Send & Track DC lets users track their documents: users can see where critical documents are along in their process, including who has opened them and when. Control features also help to protect sensitive information, both inside and outside of the company firewall, for business or personal use.

Document Cloud is available for both individuals and enterprises.

Document Cloud for enterprise provides enterprise-class e-sign services, as well as solutions designed for vertical segments, including healthcare and insurance, financial services, media and entertainment, government, and education. Enterprises can also centrally manage Document Cloud and Creative Cloud user accounts and licenses with single sign-on (SSO) in the Adobe Enterprise Dashboard.

Pricing

A subscription to Acrobat DC comes with Adobe Document Cloud services. Adobe Creative Cloud members now also have access to Adobe Document Cloud through Acrobat DC Pro, which is included with every full membership to Creative Cloud. Acrobat DC is also offered as a perpetual product, available through Adobe Authorized resellers, the Adobe Store, and Adobe Direct Sales. A free 30-day trial of Acrobat DC is available here.

  • Acrobat DC Pro Subscription is U.S. $14.99/month.
  • Acrobat DC Standard subscription is U.S. $12.99/month.
  • Acrobat DC Pro perpetual is U.S. $449 ($199 upgrade).
  • Acrobat DC Standard perpetual is U.S. $299 ($139 upgrade).
  • Buying programs for business are available here.
  • Buying programs for education are available here.
  • Buying programs for Government are available here.
  • Acrobat Reader DC is available for free download on Adobe.com.
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Mobile and Adobe Fill & Sign DC apps are available as free downloads.

For more information on Adobe Document Cloud, visit Adobe here.

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