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Adobe Unveils Cloud-Based Digital Signatures

With more than seven billion mobile devices in the world and cyber-threats  at an all-time high, demand has surged for simple and secure ways to sign and manage documents on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, new electronic signature regulations, likeeIDAS in the European Union, have paved the way for electronic signatures to be adopted globally.Building on the work of the Cloud Signature Consortium, announced last June, Adobe today unveiled the first cloud-based digital signatures built on an open standard. Adobe Document  Cloud and Adobe Sign will enable digital signatures, the most advanced and secure type of electronic signatures used for things like healthcare forms or mortgage applications, in any browser or on any mobile device. TheAdobe Sign preview release will be available to customers in the coming weeks.

 

In addition, Adobe today unveiled new functionality in Adobe Sign that enables users to create end-to-end business workflows that go beyond signing and approvals. Adobe Sign now streamlines  the flow of documents and tasks across entire teams with solutions that are mobile, customizable  and easy-to-use.  And, Adobe Sign works where you do, integrating with the systems, processes, and applicationsyou already use today. Now anyone can quickly and easily convert paper to digital with a smartphone‘scan’, route documents for collaboration  or certified electronic delivery, and connect into popularsystems like Microsoft SharePoint.

 

Added Mobility for Signing, Powered by Adobe Sensei:

 

  • Mobile scan and sign – Signing and returning printed documents is a notoriously time-consuming task. Now, using the Adobe Sign mobile app, quickly scan printed pages and sendfor signature or sign from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you are. Get a brilliantly clearPDF document that’s automatically cropped, corrected and ready-to-sign with crisp text that anyone can read, all powered  by advanced  image processing in Adobe Sensei, a set of intelligent services that leverage machine  learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learningcapabilities.

 

  • Mobile reading and reflow – Reading long documents on a small mobile screen can befrustrating. Now, the Adobe Sign mobile app on iOS lets you pinch or double-tap to changetext size and reflow with five different zoom levels. Easily read every word from top to bottom,sign the agreement, and get on with your day.

 

  • Mobile tracking at-a-glance – Add the new tracking widget to your smartphone or tablet,and you can track and manage signatures in real-time from your home screen, withoutopening the Adobe Sign mobile app. Your most important  tasks are now right at yourfingertips, helping you get more done in less time.

 

New Capabilities that Streamline Document Processes Across Teams:

 

  • Advanced document routing – Go beyond signing and approvals with advanced document routing. Now, you can ask recipients to fill out a simple form that doesn’t need asignature, like a facilities request at work or a patient intake form at the doctor. Notify recipients about important  terms and conditions or policy updates. Or, send for ‘certified delivery’ when you need clear proof that your recipient both viewed and acknowledged adocument such as a legal notification or change of terms (available within 30 days).

 

  • Complete online processes – Completing complex workflows, like new bank accountenrollment, loan applications or managing HR benefits, often requires many steps and manypeople to get the job done. With Adobe Sign, you can now kick off and manage theseprocesses digitally from start to finish. Automatically generate, send and route specific documents for each unique situation and keep track of everything with a custom dashboardthat gives you real-time visibility along the way.

 

  • Work directly within SharePoint – Adobe Sign now helps Microsoft SharePoint’s 160 million users automate their signing processes. Add Adobe Sign to SharePoint Workflows for a stand-out digital experience that makes it easy to request signatures from others, trackyour progress, and archive documents securely – without ever leaving SharePoint.
Raj Kumar Maurya: