Adobe’s Document Cloud and eSign service will now support Box and Microsoft OneDrive, following an earlier integration with Dropbox towards the end of last year.
Adobe Document Cloud was launched in March 2015, building on the success of Adobe’s Creative and Marketing Clouds. At its heart is Adobe Acrobat DC, which took e-signatures mainstream by delivering free e-signing as part of an integrated solution.
The ability to add a Box account to Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader on desktop is expected by the end of May 2016. Acrobat Reader mobile users on iPhone and iPad will be able to select Box as their preferred cloud service from the iOS document picker by the end of June 2016. Initial access to Acrobat DC and Adobe Sign from the Box website is expected by the end of May 2016, with deeper integration expected by Autumn 2016.
“Organisations worldwide rely on Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign to bring speed and efficiency to processes involving digital documents,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. “Our mission is to simplify and modernise those processes for businesses and people wherever and however they work. Our collaboration with Box will help advance this cause, whether it’s reviewing a new employee benefits handbook with HR stakeholders, sharing the latest creative mockup with your global ad agency, or sending a sales contract for signature by the CEO.”
The new integration will enable Adobe and Box users to:
•Quickly access and save files from Adobe apps. Users will be able to open and complete essential tasks on PDF files in Box using Adobe Acrobat DC and the free Acrobat Reader. Annotations and edits will be saved back to Box in real-time, ensuring the latest version of the document is always accessible and avoiding version control issues. Additionally, users will have the option to select Box as their preferred cloud provider from the iOS document picker within Acrobat Reader mobile on iPhone and iPad, making the process just as seamless when working on the go.
•Edit PDFs directly from Box. When working in Box and previewing a PDF file, with just a few clicks users will be able to open documents directly in Acrobat DC and make edits that are automatically updated in Box. With the integration, businesses will be able to seamlessly leverage Acrobat to work with PDFs, while benefiting from Box’s robust collaboration features, as well as its world-class security and control capabilities.
•Speed business with e-signatures. Users will be able to open Box files directly in Adobe Sign to provide an electronic signature on important contracts and paperwork. The feature will eliminate the hassle of file downloads, transfers and duplication of content by centralizing all updates in Box and will make it easier than ever to circulate content to the right people. This builds on an existing integration between Adobe Sign and Box, which enables users to select files for e-signature from their Box account via the Adobe Sign web service.