Adobe announced Wednesday its open standard for cloud-based digital signatures is now available to allow people to securely sign and manage documents on smartphones and tablets.
The new open standard allows for delivery of cloud-based digital signatures on any browser and on any device.
Adobe estimates there are now over 7 billion mobile devices worldwide. Secure digital signatures are particularly important for highly regulated or high-value industries, such as healthcare or banking, according to Adobe.
People use their smartphones to conduct business more and more today. For people that work in highly regulated areas like healthcare, banking and finance, managing documents via mobile devices and procuring signatures can be a cumbersome and potentially insecure endeavor.
Adobe wants to change all that with its new open, cloud-based digital signatures platform. Instead of waiting until they return to the office to print and sign a document, workers on the go can now review, sign and send documents securely via any mobile device, potentially improving productivity.
As the cloud expands, companies like Adobe — which traditionally focused on selling on premise software — have had to pivot to offer more cloud-focused products. Meanwhile, products that can help improve worker productivity are in demand as businesses look for tech-based ways to gain an edge over the competition.