19 June 2018

Adobe and Microsoft software to work even better together

Adobe today announced new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud as part of its partnership with Microsoft. The two companies aim to deliver superior digital document experiences to millions of joint customers.

Adobe Sign is now more deeply integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365, providing real-time access to customer details from LinkedIn Sales Navigator and more automated sales processes. And with new PDF integrations, all Office 365 users with a subscription to Adobe Acrobat DC for teams or enterprises will now have the ability to create, manipulate, and view high-quality, secure PDFs from the ribbon in online versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft SharePoint.

“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,” said Ashley Still, VP and GM, Digital Media, Adobe.

“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 and Adobe share a common vision of the workplace of the future—one that is centred on teamwork and collaboration,” said Ron Markezich, Corporate VP, Microsoft Office 365 at Microsoft.

“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.”

Last September Adobe Sign became Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution for Office 365. It is now integrated across Microsoft’s portfolio, including Microsoft Dynamics 365. Industry response to the partnership has been strong, and Adobe Sign now enables over half of Fortune 100 companies with fast and secure signatures, contributing to the more than 8 billion electronic signature transactions that were processed through Document Cloud in the past year alone. In the coming weeks, Adobe Sign will be live on Azure in the US, with expansion to additional regions expected soon.

Adobe Sign integration with Dynamics 365

Adobe Sign and Microsoft Dynamics are already used by hundreds of joint customers. Now they can leverage a new user interface for quick navigation, and real-time access to customer details from LinkedInSales Navigator to reduce contracting errors and automated sales processes by embedding Adobe Sign into multistep Dynamics 365 workflows.

The 135 million monthly commercial active users of Office 365 have access to e-signatures with Adobe Sign, and PDF services from Adobe. With new PDF services integrations for Office 365, customers can:

·        Access Adobe PDF services directly from the ribbon in online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to convert documents into high-quality Adobe PDF files that preserve fonts, formatting and layouts. Documents can be password protected.

·        Access Adobe PDF services within SharePoint and OneDrive to create and view high-quality Adobe PDFs that preserve fonts, formatting and layouts and can be password protected.

·       Combine multiple file types into a single PDF for archiving or distribution, and convert PDFs into editable Word, Excel, PowerPoint or RTF files from a mobile device or online.