Adobe Systems Incorporated has introduced Adobe Acrobat Elements Server, software that is designed to provide customers with greater control over the deployment and maintenance of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) generation across the enterprise. The product joins the company's line of Adobe PDF creation applications, including Acrobat Elements 6.0 desktop software.
Using Acrobat Elements Server, IT managers can centrally deploy PDF creation capabilities across a company without the need to manage additional client software on the desktop. Through a selection of user interfaces-the Web for uploading documents, email aliases for sending attachments, or watched folders for drag-and-drop submissions-the product enables Adobe PDF conversion from a variety of common file types. Using the Web services API, Acrobat Elements Server also can be integrated into more complex document creation and assembly workflows driven by enterprise content management systems.
Acrobat Elements Server supports Adobe PDF conversion from numerous desktop file types, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Corel WordPerfect, Adobe Photoshop, and many image formats. Acrobat Elements Server for Windowsr 2000 (SP4), Windows 2000 Server (SP4), and Windows XP Professional (SP1) is available through Adobe's Open Options licensing programs, and will be sold on a per-user and per-server basis. Pricing begins at $28 per user for a 1,000 user license or at $22,500 per server. Acrobat Elements Server will be available in English only and is expected to ship by the end of November 2003.