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Adobe unveils improved Adobe Scan app, new Office 365 integrations

Adobe Scan's business card recognition algorithms are much improved thanks to AI.

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Adobe today announced a slew of updates and integrations across Adobe Document Cloud, its suite of cloud-based apps for converting and processing PDFs. The company’s free document scanning app for Android and iOS, Adobe Scan, is getting some improvements thanks to machine learning. Adobe Sign, its electronic signature service, is now deeply integrated with Microsoft Dynamics and offers access to LinkedIn customer details, plus a self-service tool for fielding GDPR requests. And starting this week, enterprise and team Acrobat DC users who subscribe to Office 365 can create PDFs from the ribbon menu in the web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and SharePoint.

“Whether onboarding an employee, signing up a new customer, or completing a critical sales contract, great experiences start where the document does, in Adobe Document Cloud,” Ashley Still, vice president and general manager at Adobe, said in a statement. “As leaders in document and productivity software, Adobe and Microsoft are integrating best-in-class cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics, Adobe Sign, and now Adobe Acrobat DC to meet the needs of today’s agile and rapidly evolving workforce.”

Adobe Scan

Ahead of today’s announcement, Adobe gave VentureBeat an in-depth look at the enhancements coming to Adobe Scan. The app, which was developed by Adobe’s San Jose and Noida, India offices, has been downloaded more than 10 million times since it launched in March 2017. It leverages the power of Sensei, Adobe’s in-house machine learning platform, to convert documents, pictures, business cards, and whiteboards to PDF documents.