Adobe Partners with Microsoft to Expand Digital Transformation of State Agencies

Adobe announced its partnership with Microsoft to reinvent the future of work. This new initiative builds on years of Adobe and Microsoft working together on a shared vision of the future workplace and transforming digital experiences.

It is centred on profoundly embedding Adobe’s industry-leading PDF, e-Signature and document automation capabilities within the place businesses do their best work — in Microsoft 365. Together, Microsoft and Adobe file formats are the majority of business files — and no two companies are better positioned to affect the way we work.

For example, Clark County, Nevada — home to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip — has Adobe Sign and its integrations with Microsoft 365 at the core of its digital transformation to keep county operations running during the pandemic. With 10,000 employees across 140 locations, Clark County delivered what businesses need while meeting its sustainability goals — marked by reducing its paper waste by 75% and facilitating invoice signatures from days to hours.

Remote and hybrid work has ushered in new opportunities for digital collaboration and streamlined productivity. According to recent Adobe research, “The Future of Time — an Adobe Report,” a third of the workweek is spent on unimportant tasks, and a vast majority of enterprise workers (86%) and small business leaders (83%) report that unimportant tasks like managing files and business documents get in the way of doing their jobs effectively. As a result, half are working longer than they’d like. And at Microsoft, the company examined employees’ technology usage and found the average workweek increased 10% after the shift to remote work.

The remote world has indeed turbocharged the paper-to-digital transition. In Adobe Sign, the preferred e-signature solution across Microsoft’s entire portfolio, the number of digitally signed agreements increased 17x in the past two years. More than 180 million Microsoft commercial users have access to Adobe Sign as part of their Microsoft workflows. Hitachi, TSB Bank, Sanofi, State of Hawaii, and the Iowa State University Foundation already use Microsoft and Adobe Sign to get work done faster and more effectively.