Adobe Announces Document Cloud Service and APIs

Adobe, a leading digital marketing and media solutions company, has just announced the upcoming launch of Adobe Document Cloud, a set of integrated services that includes the all new Acrobat DC, e-Sign Services, new Mobile Link feature, and document management functionality. Adobe also announced two new mobiles apps, Acrobat Mobile and Fill and Sign, as well as Adobe Document Cloud APIs.

The new and upcoming Adobe Document Cloud allows users to manage their important documents whether they are at home, at work, or on the go. This new cloud service from Adobe allows users to maintain a consistent profile and personal document hub that sync across devices. We reached out to Mark Grilli, vice president of product marketing at Adobe, and Lisa Croft, senior product marketing manager at Adobe who explained to ProgrammableWeb that the goal of Adobe Document Cloud is to help streamline work processes and provide a “unified” solution that works across devices. They explained that organizations are finding that customers (and employees for that matter) will often go from paper, to digital, then back to paper again; a time consuming process that causes negative customer experiences. Adobe Document Cloud helps reduce the need for paper documents and helps organizations digitize their workflows.


Adobe Document Cloud includes a variety of key features including (but not limited to):

  • All-New Acrobat DC - Includes a variety of automated features including the ability to convert any paper document into a digital file that is editable and can be sent out for a digital signature.
  • eSign Services - Formerly Adobe EchoSign, Adobe eSign Services allows documents to be sent electronically and signed from any device. The new Fill and Sign feature makes signing anything fast and easy, including smart autofill across devices.
  • Mobile Link – Allows users to access their work between devices, users can start work on one device and pick up where they left off on another. Files, settings and signatures are synced across devices.
  • Mobile Apps – Two new mobile apps have been introduced; the Acrobat Mobile App and the Fill and Sign App. These apps allow users to create, edit, comment and sign documents directly on mobile phones and tablets. In addition, the device’s camera can be used as a portable scanner. Paper documents can be easily converted to digital files that can be edited and sent out for signature.
  • Document Management – Users can manage, track and control their documents. Intelligent routing allows critical documents to be tracked throughout processes.

The Adobe Document Cloud also features SOAP-based and REST-based Web Services APIs. The APIs can be used by developers to create third-party applications that include Adobe Document Cloud functionality. The APIs can also be used by developers to integrate the Adobe Document Cloud Platform with existing systems.

Adobe is initially releasing the Adobe Document Cloud eSign Services API to a select group of developers. The API supports OAuth 2.0 and allows applications to securely send documents for signature, include the Document Cloud signing experience, and track the status of documents in real time.

Mark Grilli told ProgrammableWeb that the company plans on releasing additional Document Cloud APIs and will also make the APIs available to a larger group of developers in the future. The Acrobat Mobile App and the Fill and Sign App both use Adobe’s Document Cloud APIs. The popular EchoSign for Salesforce Integration already uses the Adobe Document Cloud eSign Services API.

Adobe Document Cloud is expected to be available within 30 days. For more information about Adobe’s upcoming new cloud offering featuring the all-new Acrobat DC, visit

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