News | May 22, 2012

Nuance PDF Converter 8 Delivers New Collaboration And Productivity Innovations That Make It The Better PDF Software For Business

Nuance builds on heritage of PDF innovation with breakthrough new features that deliver on business users need for fully editable, fully collaborative PDF solutions

Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, recently announced the release of Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 8. The newest version of the award-winning software increases office productivity through PDF editing and sharing features that reduce the steps needed to get jobs done. PDF Converter Enterprise 8 also improves the way users share documents and collaborate with new connections to Web and cloud technologies -- all at about one-third the cost of Adobe Acrobat.

PDF Converter 8 includes market-leading innovations such as full-page PDF editing which makes it as easy to edit a PDF as changing a Microsoft Word document. It also features Dragon Dictation, the world famous speech recognition tool that allows users to use speech to create text for sticky notes or input text into PDF document. To aid in document collaboration, this release adds PDF Collaboration, which enables simultaneous editing of the same PDF by multiple users, document and screen sharing, and chat and voice sessions during the editing process.

With PDF Converter 8, Nuance has outpaced Adobe as the industry's most innovative provider of PDF solutions for businesses. PDF Converter 8 delivers unmatched connectivity to the cloud with the new ability to save and open PDF files in cloud services such as PaperPort Anywhere, Dropbox or Evernote, providing anytime, anywhere access to PDF files. The version has new connectors to Documentum and Xerox DocuShare that broaden connectivity to popular document repositories.

"PDF Converter Enterprise 8 represents a giant leap forward for businesses and people working with PDF files. Our solution combines unparalleled editing tools for productivity with exciting new ways to collaborate and share files among users." said Michael Rich, General Manager and Senior Vice President for Nuance's Document Imaging Division. "Nuance is focused on helping organizations and individuals work smarter and faster, and PDF Converter 8 makes working with PDFs a much simpler, more streamlined process that saves workers time and saves money for the organization."

The PDF Solution That Means Business
PDF Converter Enterprise 8 delivers PDF editing, speech recognition, live collaboration and cloud storage -- all in one. Nuance's innovations are focused on increased functionality, efficient collaboration and sharing tools, and less effort converting, saving and storing documents in the office. Key new capabilities include:

Save money -- At about one-third the cost of Adobe Acrobat but with more new features, PDF Converter Enterprise 8 is the logical choice for users and offices that want powerful and practical PDF software without the high cost.

Full page PDF Editing -- Convert PDF files to completely editable documents in an instant, with all the editing capabilities found in Microsoft Office documents. Any part of a PDF can also be highlighted or annotated.

Dragon speech recognition -- For the first time, users can attach text notes to PDFs simply by speaking, a new feature that can dramatically increase productivity and enable greater collaboration.

Real-time collaboration -- PDF Live is a new feature which allows a document to be simultaneously shared among multiple users and viewed in real-time. PDF Live means editing is fast and interactive, allowing users to watch as edits are made and exchange instant messages with one another.

Cloud connectivity -- This release has the most accessibility Nuance has ever offered in PDF software. Documents can be securely saved to cloud services PaperPort Anywhere, Evernote or Dropbox, meaning they can be retrieved virtually anywhere at any time.

PDF/A compliance -- PDF/A is the standard for digital preservation of electronic documents and prevalent across multiple industries. This release allows users to save documents in PDF/A format and check for PDF/A compliance -- saving time and eliminating unnecessary steps.

Forms enhancement -- Don't let the hassle of filling out long forms slow down business. Users can take a non-fillable form and convert it into a fillable PDF form that can be completed, saved and emailed. They can also users build cross-platform PDF forms by adding text fields, checkboxes and radio buttons. New features include data extraction from forms and batch export of data to .csv and .xml files.

Stamps -- Creating stamps on some or all pages in a PDF is fast and simple. Using the Snapshot tool, the user can select the area for the stamp, click once to create the stamp, and then select pages to stamp.

Pricing and Availability
The complete family of Nuance PDF solutions is available through Nuance's global network of reseller, retail and e-commerce partners. Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 8 is $149 with volume discounts available through the Nuance Open License Program. PDF Converter Professional 8, targeting individuals and small workgroups, is $99. Upgrade pricing and support products are also available. For additional information on features, pricing and volume licensing programs, please visit www.nuance.com/pdf.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, visit www.nuance.com.

SOURCE: Nuance Communications, Inc. 

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