Adobe Unveils Next Generation Acrobat XI with New Cloud Services

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Powerful New PDF Solution Addresses Productivity Gap Across Devices and Platforms

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Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled software with cloud services, a powerful new solution that rises to today’s complex document challenges. The industry standard for PDF software will now feature complete PDF editing and export to Microsoft PowerPoint; touch-friendly capabilities on tablets; and newly integrated cloud services, including sophisticated Web contracting with ® and forms creation, data collection and analysis with . Acrobat XI additionally supports IT departments with seamless Microsoft Office and SharePoint integration, easy deployment, applications virtualization and robust application security to help provide a low cost of ownership and sound return on investment.

Products included in this release are: Acrobat XI Pro, Acrobat XI Standard, and newly integrated document services, Adobe FormsCentral and Adobe EchoSign.

“The compounding complexity of work has never been more pressing. As the number of mobile devices and the use of cloud services surge, information workers must be empowered to work more effectively with documents anywhere on any device,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president, IDC. “They need a solution that enables them to collaborate with others inside and outside the firewall while at the same time meeting IT and organizational requirements for streamlined management, application security, and secure delivery of information – all with a high ROI.”

The mounting productivity inefficiencies and cost of document-based challenges are highlighted in a recent global . A typical company with 1,000 employees has a productivity cost of US$15.9 million annually, the white paper calls out, and addressing these inefficiencies would be tantamount to hiring an additional 213 people.

With Adobe Acrobat XI, new and improved features and functionality for business professionals now include:

The new and improved IT features and functionality now enable IT professionals to:

Kevin M. Lynch, SVP and GM of Acrobat and Document Services,

Mike Mann, release & deployment analyst,

Yvonne Willis, Enterprise Applications and Project Manager,

Saul Morse, vice president of multichannel integration,

Acrobat XI and its associated products are scheduled to ship within 30 days, with availability through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the , Adobe Direct Sales and Adobe Creative Cloud.

List price for:

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The IDC White Paper was sponsored by Adobe, “Bridging the Information Worker Productivity Gap: New Challenges and Opportunities for IT, September 2012.”

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*Requires an active account with the Adobe EchoSign online service. Free and paid subscriptions are available.

†Requires an active account with the Adobe FormsCentral online service. Free and paid subscriptions are available.

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