by Christopher Lindquist

Adobe Helps Integrate PDFs into Workflow

Jan 01, 20031 min
Enterprise Applications

Adobe has announced the availability of several new and upgraded server products designed to let companies integrate PDF documents more effectively into their daily business workflow.

The Adobe Document Server will help companies build applications that can create on-the-fly PDF documents using information from a variety of sources. For instance, a customer of a computer manufacturer would be able to download a customized computer user guide based on the exact configuration of the system it just purchased.

The Adobe Document Server for Reader Extensions assigns “usage rights” to PDF documents. Administrators can then determine whether readers can save files locally, add their own comments, apply digital signatures or even authorize online approvals.

The products will be added to an updated line of server products that includes Adobe Form, Workflow and Central Output servers. All of the servers were scheduled for availability by the end of 2002. Pricing for the new products will be on a per-CPU basis and is expected to range from $20K to $75K per package depending on the product and configuration.

For more details and sales information, visit Adobe’s website at