Adobe Unveils Innovations in Document Cloud

Posted June 02, 2017

You can highlight, annotate, and edit the text, and the documents upload to the Adobe Document Cloud so you can access them on desktop as well. But a lot of digital smarts are employed behind the scenes.

The app uses what Adobe calls "advanced image processing technology" powered by Adobe's AI and machine learning arm, Sensei, to take a photo and turn it into a perfectly rendered PDF.

Using your phone to "scan" documents is nothing new. Open the Adobe Scan folderOpen the document you just snapped on your phoneNow, so long as you subscribe to an Adobe Document Cloud plan, you can edit the document, combine files and more. The files can also be stored locally if desired.

Talking of Adobe Sign, a new version of the app released alongside Adobe Scan includes five additional features. The app functions to how the other document scanning apps function.

"Adobe Scan represents a radical reimagination of how to capture your most important document content", said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Adobe found that companies experienced benefits of $2 million over three years, with an ROI of 383 percent when using Adobe Sign, including a significantly reduced environmental impact.

The new app is available today for both iOS and Android devices.

Business users can create branded email templates to go along with documents for signature.

Business stamps - Improve compliance by letting participants add a visible business stamp to your document or form, such as a "received" image or a company seal, or a personal identifier such as a Hanko stamp in Japan.

Cross-device signature capture makes it possible to capture handwritten signatures even on computers that aren't touch-enabled.

Sign has integrated with Adobe Scan, allowing esignature requests to be added to scanned and OCR-processed documents.

Adobe has introduced updates to the Adobe Document Cloud that aim to provide intuitive experiences that help people get work done from anywhere. It's ridiculously fast at recognizing a document and pulling it in.

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.