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Customer Spotlight: Turning to Acrobat to Tackle Productivity in the Midst of Tight Budget Constraints

The Dutch city of Almere is a growing example of modern urban living at its best. As the newest city in the Netherlands, it strives to deliver enhanced levels of online services and comprehensive programs to its citizens—while facing tight budget constraints.

Almere has tapped Adobe Acrobat Pro to streamline a wide range of essential , intensive document driven activities, ranging from collaborating on city council meeting documents to streamlining completion of service forms to simplifying management of its vast archives. The results include dramatically reduced document storage requirements and productivity boosts across diverse city workers.

“Keeping pace with the city’s rapid growth requires technology that enables us to operate more efficiently and more cost effectively,” says Ludwig van Dijk, ICT manager at the city of Almere. “We rely on Adobe Acrobat Pro to help us streamline our internal and external collaboration, back-end processes, and online services to improve how we operate and enhance the quality of services we deliver.”

For example, Almere’s social workers have doubled their productivity by using PDF forms on tablets to capture evaluation details and obtain client signatures—all while meeting with clients in the comfort and convenience of their homes. Equally impressive, the city has used Adobe Acrobat to improve preparations for weekly council meetings, accelerating the process of assembling and delivering information bundles for council meetings by days.

The inventive city even standardized on PDF/A for document archiving, providing more reliable long-term access to critical city records while reducing storage requirements 20% and saving an estimated €140,000 annually.

“Our challenge is to infuse digital PDF workflows into all our programs, processes, and public services,” explains van Dijk. “Adobe Acrobat Pro delivers superb levels of security, reliability, and speed that help us make this city an even better place.”

To read more about how Almere is using Adobe Acrobat Pro, check out the full story here: http://adobe.ly/NIhy0m

Ali Hanyaloglu, senior marketing manager, Acrobat Solutions

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