|Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of Adobe Acrobat
Approval 5.0, a new member of the Acrobat product family that allows corporate
customers, government agencies, and solution providers to deploy cost-effective
electronic forms solutions based on the Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF). Acrobat Approval 5.0 enables users to fill in, spell check, digitally
sign, save, and submit eForms that have been created using this software.
With Acrobat Approval 5.0, customers can deploy eForms created using
Acrobat 5.0 to small work groups or tens of thousands of employees located
around the world. Using a solution based on Acrobat 5.0 and Acrobat Approval
5.0, and leveraging Adobe PDF, customers can ensure the accuracy of forms
data by automating data calculations and rule validations, retain the familiar
look and feel of paper-based forms, increase the security and confidentiality
of employee information, and reduce administrative and materials costs.
"With Acrobat 5.0 and Adobe PDF, we're building an open, end-to-end
solution for trade processing that adheres to international rules and approved
banking practices," said Jacob Katsman, CEO of CCEWeb, a Canadian-based
company that provides services to financial institutions involved in international
merchandise trade. "Now with Acrobat Approval 5.0, our clients will have
the ability to fill in and save forms, apply their digital signatures,
and conveniently submit them from within a Web browser, no matter where
they're located around the world."
Using Acrobat Approval 5.0, employees can fill in Adobe PDF forms inside
or outside a Web browser using a familiar software user interface, spell
check the information typed into form fields to avoid spelling errors,
apply a digital signature to ensure authenticity, save forms locally for
off-line work, and ultimately submit forms data to a back-end database
for routing and processing in a number of formats, including XML.
Source: Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, 800/272-3623; http://www.adobe.com.