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Adobe Unveils Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature Capabilities



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Building on the work of the Cloud Signature Consortium, announced last June, Adobe has unveiled cloud-based digital signature capabilities built on an open standard. The company has announced that Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign will enable digital signatures in any browser or on any mobile device.

The Adobe Sign preview release will be available to customers in the coming weeks.

In addition, Adobe has unveiled new functionality in Adobe Sign that enables users to create end-to-end business workflows that go beyond signing and approvals. Adobe Sign helps streamline the flow of documents and tasks across teams with solutions that are mobile and customizable. In addition, Adobe Sign allows users to convert paper to digital with a smartphone “scan,” route documents for collaboration or certified electronic delivery, and connect into popular systems such as Microsoft SharePoint.

With more than seven billion mobile devices in the world and cyber threats rising, the company says, demand has surged for simple ways to securely sign and manage documents on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, new electronic signature regulations, such as eIDAS in the European Union, have paved the way for electronic signatures to be adopted globally.

Leveraging the Adobe Sign mobile app, users can scan printed pages and send for signature or sign from their smartphone or tablet. The Adobe Sign mobile app on iOS also allows users to pinch or double-tap to change text size and reflow with five different zoom levels, and with a new tracking widget on a smartphone or tablet, users can track and manage signatures in real-time from a home screen, without opening the Adobe Sign mobile app.

Adobe Sign enables desktop signing with more than 200 providers from the European Union Trust List (EUTL) and Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL).

Cloud Signature-compliant digital ID solutions will be available from the following providers over the coming months: Asseco Data Systems, Certinomis (a subsidiary of La Poste Group), D-Trust (a subsidiary of Bundesdruckerei), InfoCert, Intarsys, Intesi Group and Universign. Adobe customers can contact their customer support manager to join the product preview.

More information is available about Adobe Sign and Adobe and Cloud Signatures.


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