Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Our creative, marketing, and document solutions empower everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results. Our award-winning software and technologies have set the standard for communication and collaboration for more than 30 years, bringing vital and engaging experiences to people across media and to every screen in their lives, at work and at play. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected and recognizable software brands, Adobe is one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies.

[read more]A rich history of innovation Our commitment to innovation is as strong today as it was in 1982, when Chuck Geschke and John Warnock founded Adobe. The two men initially set out to solve a problem long familiar to creative professionals at the time: getting text and images on a computer screen to translate beautifully and accurately into print. A year later, they helped launch the desktop publishing revolution with Adobe PostScript, a technology that took the publishing world by storm with its radical new approach to printing text and images. That was just the beginning. From the earliest days, we embraced our role as industry visionary and leader, continuing to solve previously insurmountable problems. The release of two groundbreaking applications — Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop — forever changed the quality and complexity of images that could be created for print, and later for content created for video, film, the web, and other digital channels. The design industry was never the same. As computers became more interconnected and people needed to collaborate online using a wide variety of documents, a new problem emerged: sharing this content. Incompatible operating systems and programs hindered collaboration, a problem made worse as the use of e-mail and the web skyrocketed. Adobe solved this ubiquitous problem by inventing the breakthrough Portable Document Format (PDF) technology, which enables businesses to present and exchange documents reliably, independent of software, hardware, or operating system. Today, we extend the benefits of PDF with enterprise solutions offering powerful document security, process management, and other capabilities.

The future of digital experiences Adobe Document Cloud helps organizations drive business faster and deliver superior customer experiences, on any device, by making paper-based processes 100% digital. At the heart of Document Cloud is Acrobat DC, the world’s best PDF solution; Adobe Sign, the leading e-signature solution that allows anyone to sign and send documents from any device; and powerful companion mobile apps. Document Cloud also offers industry integrations with leaders like Salesforce, Microsoft, Workday, Dropbox, and Box to streamline existing document workflows and speed business with e-signatures.

  • In 2015, over 50 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe products alone.
  • Over 6 billion electronic and digital signature transactions are processed through Adobe Document Cloud every year.
  • Acrobat, together with Acrobat Reader, are used on over a billion mobile devices and desktops worldwide.
  • Documents created, signed, shared, and stored in Adobe Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and a 91% reduction in environmental impact compared to paper-based processes.