IBM and Adobe Join Forces

Oct 21, 2003


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Adobe Systems Incorporated and IBM have signed an agreement to develop solutions to help customers improve data capture, document generation, and delivery across the enterprise, by creating intelligent, digital document processes. This agreement expands the current relationship to include joint sales and marketing of document services to the enterprise.

This expanded sales, marketing, and development relationship is intended to bring Adobe's document services together with IBM software offerings to customers worldwide. Combining these technologies into a heterogeneous infrastructure enables organizations to integrate document intensive processes into new next-generation computing environments. As part of the expanded agreement, the two companies will further integrate technologies across IBM's portfolio of software offerings, beginning with IBM's DB2 Content Manager and DB2 CommonStore for SAP, and moving to integration with IBM's WebSphere and Tivoli software brands.

The first phase of IBM and Adobe's software agreement has been the integration IBM DB2 Content Manager with Adobe Form Server, Form Designer, and Reader, allowing forms to be created, managed, and processed within DB2 Content Manager environments. The joint solution will integrate capabilities for intelligent Web-based forms giving organizations and governments the ability to automate their existing paper-based processes.

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