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April 30, 2016 Tech No Comments Email Email

Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Box (NYSE:BOX) today announced they are teaming up to make working with digital documents in the enterprise an effortless experience. companies are introducing a set of powerful new integrations that seamlessly connect workflows between Adobe Document Cloud, Adobe Sign and Box’s secure enterprise content collaboration platform.

Digital transformation has quickly become a strategic imperative in almost every industry, requiring organizations to transform their business processes and reimagine how they connect with customers, partners and employees. More and more, this means managing massive amounts of content and digital files that are home to mission-critical data and intellectual property. With more than two billion PDFs alone in Box today, these new integrations from Adobe and Box will help enterprises across the globe organize, manage and collaborate on their most valuable content.

“Organizations worldwide rely on Adobe Document Cloud 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 modernize 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.”

“Businesses across the world rely on Box and Adobe to help employees be more productive and collaborative. Creating powerful connections between our services was a critical next step in helping our shared customers more effectively share, access and securely manage the critical content at the heart of their businesses,” said Aaron Levie, cofounder & CEO, Box. “Box is incredibly excited to connect our rich collaboration platform and enterprise-grade security with Adobe Document Cloud.“

The new integration will enable Adobe and Box users to:

  • Quickly access and save files from Adobe apps. Users can open and complete essential tasks on PDF files in Box using Adobe Acrobat DC and the free Acrobat Reader. Annotations and edits are saved back to Box in real time, ensuring the latest version of the document is always accessible and avoiding version control issues.  Additionally, users can 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 can open documents directly in Acrobat DC and make edits that are automatically updated in Box. With the integration, businesses can 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 can open Box files directly in Adobe Sign to provide an electronic signature on important contracts and paperwork. The feature eliminates the hassle of file downloads, transfers and duplication of content by centralizing all updates in Box and makes 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.


The ability to add a Box account to Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader on desktop is expected by the end of May 2016, as is the ability for Acrobat Reader mobile users on iPhone and iPad to select Box as their preferred cloud service from the iOS document picker. 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 Fall 2016.

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