Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Adobe Form Server and Form Designer. Through the combination of XML, HTML and secure electronic forms in PDF, the updated software enables businesses to improve data capture processes beyond the firewall. Adobe Form Server 5.0 enables anyone to receive and view the form by automatically converting an XML template to PDF and various forms of HTML, depending on the device that is targeted to receive it. From PCs to handheld and wireless devices, forms can be delivered to multiple channels without downloads or plug-ins. With improved Adobe PDF integration, the Form Server allows end users to fill out a form either on-line or off-line. Additionally, the software improves the quality of data captured by including embedded calculations and validations. Adobe’s enterprise form solution also includes Adobe Form Designer 5.0, a tool for creating intelligent XML and PDF forms. The software automatically “tags” the data within the PDF document, which enables companies to leverage XML data by incorporating critical data and documents into existing enterprise systems. Adobe also shipped new versions of Adobe Output Designer 5.5, Adobe Central Output Server 5.5 and Adobe Output Pak for mySAP.com 5.5. Adobe server products are available immediately. Pricing for Adobe Form Designer starts at US$1,695. Adobe Form Server pricing starts at US$30,000 per CPU. www.adobe.com/products/server/products_purchase.html

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