September 23, 2011
Facing a challenging economic climate putting pressure on clients’ legal budgets and with the rules of the new U.K. Supreme Court calling for electronic filing of court documents, leading U.K. law firm Herbert Smith wanted to revamp many of its administrative, document-based processes.
To help achieve that goal, the innovative firm adopted Adobe Acrobat software to accelerate assembling case documents, more securely redact information, improve collaboration across legal teams, and support completing and processing business forms. In just assembling case documents alone, the firm is using Acrobat to cut the time needed to build and repaginate case books from hours to minutes.
An added advantage of using Acrobat is the ability to more securely share information across legal teams, inside and outside the firm. In addition to reliably redacting sensitive content from case documents, the firm’s staff can encrypt and password protect PDF files that are delivered to outside teams, helping better safeguard sensitive case details. For Herbert Smith, Acrobat is becoming an integral tool to support many everyday operations at the firm—to learn more about the time and efficiency gains the busy legal teams at Herbert Smith have achieved click here: http://adobe.ly/mPRhPl
September 12, 2011
Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. Catalonia’s wonderful people, cuisine, history and lifestyle have to be experienced. One of the most beautiful aspects of Barcelona is the architecture. Basílica de la Sagrada Família is arguably the city’s most famous landmark. Architect Antoni Gaudí started his work on this church in 1883, and construction of its intricate details continues today.
Thankfully, processing building permits at the City of Barcelona doesn’t take as long! Miquel Garcia, director of Urban Action Services at the City of Barcelona, recently talked to us about how Barcelona city architects, engineers, and municipal engineers rely on Adobe Acrobat software to review permit requests electronically and reduce processing time. The City of Barcelona created eObras, a fully digital system for managing and maintaining electronic records of building permits. By adopting Adobe Acrobat software as part of eObras, the pioneering city has virtually eliminated the use of paper and manual creation of permit requests.
With Adobe Acrobat, city staff can quickly add electronic notes on permit documents in PDF and verify measurements on technical drawings, bringing much greater efficiency and enhanced collaboration to the permitting process. Reviewed documents can be stored in PDF for reliable access now and in the future. The advantages of the more automated permit processes are clear to busy municipal staff, as well as to the businesses and citizens who benefit from clearer communications and faster reviews. To learn more about how the City of Barcelona is using Adobe Acrobat to transform building permit processes, click here.
And if you have not been to Barcelona yet, I highly recommend doing so. It will be well worth it.
Ali Hanyaloglu, senior marketing manager, Acrobat Solutions
September 8, 2011
Thanks for helping us make the launch of FormsCentral a success! If you’ve been tuned into the Acrobat blog, you might know we’re executing a series of polls to help make the product even better. With that in mind, please let us know: what exact features do you look for when choosing a forms service? Take a look at our latest new features here if you need some inspiration!
You can find the latest Acrobat Poll on our Facebook page here. By chiming in, you can help us make FormsCentral, and the Acrobat family, an even better tool for social business! We’re always thrilled to see new feedback from our users, so thanks very much for participating. Don’t forget to check back soon here at the Acrobat blog for poll results and analysis!
September 6, 2011
Attention MAX fans! Be sure to check the newest speaking session addition, “Accelerate Business Results with Adobe Document Exchange Services,” an in-depth look at how some of our newest features can provide cloud-based solutions that save you time and effort. We’ll be diving into customer case studies, demonstrations, examples, and explanations of Acrobat cloud service products, including:
- AdobeEchoSign – Securely sign, send, track, and store contracts online
- Adobe FormsCentral – Easily create, distribute, collect, and analyze online forms and surveys
- Adobe SendNow – Instantly send and manage digital documents without the hassle of overnight delivery services and FTP sites
- Adobe CreatePDF and ExportPDF – Create PDF documents online and convert PDF files to Word
- Acrobat.com – Improve team collaboration with web conferencing and shared workspaces
So join William Lau, senior product marketing manager, and Mangesh Bhandarkar, principal product manager, of the Acrobat Solutions team on Tuesday, Oct. 4th at 2:45PM in room 511C! You can register here.
If you’re attending AdobeMAX, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how your business can run smoothly and save you money using our unique business solutions. See you there!
September 2, 2011
Dale Norenberg, race organizer and scorer for Slinger Speedway, recently talked to us about how the track uses Adobe FormsCentral to streamline event management, improve experiences, and deliver essential race information to media. Slinger Speedway relies on Adobe FormsCentral to collect all necessary driver information prior to events—helping to keep drivers’ minds on the task at hand and not on filling out paperwork at the track. Adobe FormsCentral provides Slinger Speedway the tools necessary to get race events off the ground. Race organizers can collect vital driver information—including driver history, sponsorship information, and vehicle information. Adobe FormsCentral reduced the time Slinger Speedway spends on managing driver information. In addition, providing electronic forms to drivers prior to an event helps ensure that the information is more accurate.
FormsCentral also provides event organizers a platform to securely collect driver data, organize it, and distribute sensitive information rapidly. By exporting only the necessary driver information to spreadsheets needed by race officials, media, scorers, and other staff, organizers have more control over the data. This can help ensure that the different people have the exact information they need without compromising privacy or the integrity of the information.
In addition to race-day management, spectator data collection using electronic forms has helped to better engage race fans by making them aware of urgent events. To learn more about how Slinger Speedway is using Adobe FormsCentral, click here.
Todd Gerber, group product marketing manager, Acrobat Solutions
August 31, 2011
Now that you’ve had a couple weeks to check out the new features to Adobe FormsCentral we’d like to know how you are using it. Over the next couple weeks we will be posting poll questions to our Facebook Page. Later, we’ll share the results with you on the blog. Our first question for you is: What do you use forms for the most?
Make sure to check out the Acrobat Facebook page for the latest poll questions and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to let your voice be heard. You never know… your suggestion could be included in the next FormsCentral update!