Last month Adobe introduced compelling new advancements in Adobe Document Cloud with improvements to Adobe Sign and the integration of PDF with Microsoft Office 365. Adobe Sign’s strengthened integration across Microsoft Dynamics 365 makes it possible to access real-time customer information from LinkedIn Sales Navigator and enables sales processes that are more automated.
Providing a company has a subscription to Adobe Acrobat DC for Teams or Adobe Acrobat DC for Enterprise, all Office 365 users can view, create and manipulate high-quality and secure PDFs directly from the ribbons of Microsoft Excel, Word, Excel, OneDrive, PowerPoint, SharePoint and OneDrive online versions, thanks to latest PDF integrations.
By collaborating with Microsoft, Adobe is once again, providing unrivaled online-document experiences to countless mutual customers and revolutionizing productivity across the workforce, and given the vision of these exemplary companies, this partnership is sure to take teamwork, collaboration and productivity to new heights.
As stated by vice president and GM of Adobe DC (Document Cloud) and Adobe CC (Creative Cloud) enterprise, Ashley Still, “Whether onboarding an employee, signing up a new customer, or completing a critical sales contract, great experiences start where the document does, in Adobe Document Cloud. As leaders in document and productivity software, Adobe and Microsoft are integrating best-in-class cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Adobe Sign and now Adobe Acrobat DC to meet the needs of today’s agile and rapidly evolving workforce.”
Microsoft Office 365’s Corporate Vice President, Ron Markezich said, “Microsoft and Adobe share a common vision of the workplace of the future—one that is centered on teamwork and collaboration. Building on the initial success of our partnership focused on Adobe Sign, we’re thrilled that Microsoft Office 365 customers now have access to the expansive PDF services from Adobe, right within the tools they use every day.”
Adobe Sign became the preferred e-signature tool for Microsoft Office 365 in September 2017 and facilitates over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies with secure and fast signatures, thereby contributing to the e-signature transactions in excess of 8-billion processed through the Document Cloud during the past year. Over the next few weeks, Adobe sign will go live on Azure in the USA and it’s expected to extend to other regions soon.
So, what does this mean for everyday users? The 135 million active commercial Office 365 users will now have access to the best electronic signatures as well as the best PDF services through Adobe. These PDF integrations across MS Office 365 are included in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS One Drive and MS SharePoint are available to all Adobe Acrobat DC for Teams / Adobe Acrobat DC for Enterprise subscribers, while Adobe Sign for Enterprise provides access to Dynamics 365 as well.
If you are using MS Office and would like to take advantage of the integration of Acrobat, but don’t own Acrobat, you can get your Acrobat Pro DC licence here.