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Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 2009/10/19 - Adlib Software (Adlib), the leader in server-based innovations in document conversion, recognition and publishing, today announced its new product, PDF for SharePoint.
This new added-value solution for the popular SharePoint collaborative environment from Microsoft, delivers a comprehensive set of PDF services to extend the value of SharePoint content and improve the efficiency of business processes.
“The strong demand from Adlib’s customers and partners for a SharePoint solution enabled us to work closely with them to develop important out-of-the-box features in PDF for SharePoint,” said Brian Kernohan, Vice President, Partner Channel for Adlib. “In addition, our close partnership with Microsoft has resulted in SharePoint-to-Adlib interfaces that drastically reduce development time for our customers and integration partners. PDF for SharePoint is a win-win solution for everyone.”
PDF for SharePoint automates the conversion of electronic documents to PDF, offering the same capabilities available in Adlib’s flagship solution, Adlib Express. This server-based document transformation solution is used by many Fortune 1000 companies in industries such as life sciences, government and finance. Among its benefits are centralized management of document transformation standards in multi-departmental environments, transforming high volumes of documents, and automating document workflows through powerful background services.
In addition to rapid integration into the SharePoint environment, PDF for SharePoint speeds operational deployment via out-of-the-box SharePoint workflows that are easily configured to each customer’s needs. These workflows include:
• Convert to PDF – converts Microsoft Office as well as hundreds of legacy document formats to PDF;
• OCR (Optical Character Recognition) – converts image documents to text searchable PDF;
• Convert to PDF with Watermark – adds a watermark to documents;
• Merge Documents – merges any number of documents into a single PDF and adds a Table of Contents and page numbering.
“The power of these workflows lies in how they are easily deployed,” said Scott Mackey, Director of Product Management for Adlib. “For example, CAD documents can be converted to PDF making them accessible to field operations and manufacturing. Scanned documents can be converted into searchable PDF’s using the OCR workflow enabling them to be found using search. A collaborative team effort that results in multiple documents can be aggregated into a single PDF document using the Merge Documents workflow. All of these capabilities are delivered as a natural extension of the SharePoint environment.”
A true partnership solution
PDF for SharePoint has evolved from close collaboration with Microsoft, Adlib customers, and integration partners. Adlib transformation technology is already included in some of the most advanced document-management solutions for SharePoint, and the PDF for SharePoint product further simplifies deployments to make this state-of-the-art solution accessible to the rapidly growing community of SharePoint partners and users.
“Adlib is a proven contributor to the Microsoft SharePoint community,” said Keith Williams, CEO of Good Products, a UK-based provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. “The integration of Adlib’s PDF conversion technology into a SharePoint environment is very straightforward. After providing Adlib’s technology within our g-docs™ solution to automatically convert different formats to PDF, we are now embedding it into our new SharePoint-based hosted service. Adlib has been an excellent partner every step of the way.”
“We integrate Adlib into our solution because it’s the de facto standard for regulatory submission rendering,” said Ken Lownie, Vice President of Life Sciences at NextDocs, a leading provider of SharePoint regulatory document and quality management solutions for the life sciences industry. “Our customers know the Adlib brand and reputation, and Adlib fits right into the SharePoint experience our solutions deliver. It’s a great supporting cast member.”
Adlib Software’s PDF for SharePoint product is available now. For end-user organizations, the package provides configurable, pre-built rendering workflows and deployment support. For OEM technology partners, Adlib provides developer tools and integration assistance. For more information, contact Adlib at sales[.]adlibsoftware.com or call (866) 991-1704.
About Adlib Software
Founded in 1998, Adlib Software (adlibsoftware.com) pioneered server-based document transformation technology to improve access, efficiency and accuracy of document management through PDF conversion and optical character recognition. Its flagship product, Adlib Express, has become the de facto standard for high-quality, high-volume automation of document rendering for the most demanding corporations and government agencies across the globe. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Adlib is a privately-held corporation.
NextDocs (nextdocs.com) is a leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint-based document and quality management solutions for the life sciences companies that fully support compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 and similar regulations. NextDocs provides SharePoint-based solutions for managing regulatory and submission documents, clinical documents, SOP and quality processes including CAPA, deviations and audit management. NextDocs customers include pharmaceutical companies, bio-techs, medical device manufacturers and CROs. For more information please visit the website or email sales[.]nextdocs.com.
Zacharie Pickering, Adlib Software, E: zpickering[.]adlibsoftware.com.