Box and Adobe announce new partnership to simplify PDF’s in the cloud

Adobe and BoxBox and Adobe has announced a new partnership to simplify working with digital documents in the cloud.

The partnership will see the team launch a number of new offerings including Adobe Sign in Box, as well as Access and Edit PDFs from Box. The team claim more than two billion PDFs are currently in Box today and the new partnership will increase efficiency over various departments within the business ecosystem.

“Today’s news is just our latest step toward helping businesses work fully in the cloud by delivering seamless, easy to use connections with all of the services people use to get work done,” said Chris Yeh, SVP of Product and Platform at Box. “In the last year alone, we’ve announced deep integrations with Microsoft, Okta and Salesforce and many others, allowing more businesses across the globe to centralize their most valuable content on our platform. Stay tuned as we continue to advance our mission to transform the way people and organizations work. This is just the beginning.”

The first new feature will enable customers to review documents in Box and route them for electronic signatures in Adobe Sign, allowing customers to manage revisions, secure signatures, track approvals and distribute the final version of any form or contract, entirely within the cloud. Users will also be able to edit PDF’s within Box’s platform, with annotations and edits saved back to Box in real-time, ensuring the latest version of the document is always accessible and avoiding version control issues. On its blog, Adobe also claim the new offering will mean customers will never have to download another file to their computers, as well as the ability to edit PDF’s on any devise, anywhere.

“Organizations worldwide rely on Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign to bring speed and efficiency to processes involving digital documents,” said Bryan Lamkin, GM for 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.”

The collaboration is similar to a previous partnership announced by Adobe last October with Box’s competitor Dropbox. As part of this partnership, Dropbox and Adobe claim to have simplified the way that PDF files can be edited with Adobe apps and also as they sit in Dropbox.