Adobe Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) has partnered with Box Inc (NYSE:BOX) to offer a full-featured Acrobat web experience in the Box platform. The integration was first previewed in October last year and is expected to allow users to edit and collaborate on PDF files directly from Box.
In addition, the integration will allow joint Adobe and Box users to send and capture e-signatures. The new tool will also save user’s works done with Adobe Acrobat back to Box.
The integration was meant to improve capability of handling digital files
The integration will create a full-featured Acrobat web experience that guarantee powerful capabilities to organize, modify, sign, and collaborate on PDF files directly from Box. In addition, the integration will allow creation of seamless and collaborative workflows for companies that rely on Box and Adobe. This will make it easy and convenient to store and retrieve digital documents from cloud.
“Businesses today need to securely collaborate across their extended enterprise of employees, customers, and partners in every part of their organization,” said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box.
In a statement, Ashley Still, VP and GM of Digital Media, Adobe said both Adode and Box share a vision of simplifying and modernizing workflow experiences. He added that the integration will allow joint Adobe and Box owners to use PDFs and e-signatures tools within Box. The two companies partnered in 2016 to allow users to access, edit and complete PDF tasks and workflows within Box.
Adobe accelerating digital transformation during the pandemic
Adobe has initiated several changes as it tries to reinvent its products. The company has transformed from focusing on multimedia and creativity software products towards production of e-commerce platforms and marketing software.
As Mark Greenaway, Adobe Director Digital Media for Northern Europe says, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption in the company’s businesses model. The pandemic, which has seen economies and businesses around the world locked down to minimize the spread of the virus, has led to business to rethink the way they do businesses. With physical contact becoming impossible due to the contagious nature of the virus, many businesses are turning to remote working from home by allowing their all or part of their employees to work from home.