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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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What is a “Competence Center”?

The PDF Association started in 2006 as the “PDF/A Competence Center”. The mission was to identify – and thereby establish – a common interpretation of the PDF/A-1 specification. With that accomplished through meetings open to all members, the secondary …

“PDF can do THAT?!”

PDF files deliver a complete package of information that defines a document; everything that’s needed to represent the text, graphics and layout that the recipient receives. To most people, PDF is “electronic paper” – the digital expression of a cellul …

The only digital document format

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a statement, a painting – at a moment in time. Until the advent of computers (and scanners), the media typically considered useable for such r …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focussed on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology implementation.

The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

3 ways to improve document productivity

3 ways to improve prouctivity Seeking to uncover the hidden costs and time wasters that still hamper productivity in the workplace, Nitro partnered with the PDF Association, a global organization that delivers vital information about implementing PDF technology, to conduct a survey of 1,200+ knowledge workers about the ways they use documents on a daily basis at work. The survey was developed around the hypothesis that only businesses actively working to eliminate paper-based productivity killers and modernize sharing and collaboration habits can begin to operate near peak efficiency. It reaches three fundamental conclusions about knowledge worker priorities:

  • Speed up signing
  • Improve collaboration; make it smarter
  • Modernize document sharing

The PDF Association helped conduct the study, and by agreement with Nitro, the raw data is available to PDF Association members.  Watch Nitro’s Sam Thorpe present the survey results at PDF Day in Washington DC.

Download the report from Nitro.

Tags: DMS, productivity, survey
Categories: Document Management, ECM