Strategic partnership furthers Adobe’s commitment to support end-to-end digital experiences for private and public sector organizations in Asia Pacific
SINGAPORE - MediaOutReach - 18 December 2020 - Adobe today announced the launch of Adobe Sign on Microsoft Azure with the establishment of a local data center inSingapore. A critical ingredient of Adobe Document Cloud, Adobe Sign isAdobe's eSignature solution.
Singapore is a leader in Asia Pacific (APAC) in terms of the maturity ofpublic and private sector digital experiences. The Government Technology Agency(GovTech) recently announced the launch of an ambitious national digital identity (NDI) project, 'Signwith Singpass', that will enable digital document signing on a number ofplatforms, including Adobe. The initiative is also expected to extend into thecorporate use ecosystem to benefit businesses in the private sector,particularly those in legal and financial services, and telecommunications.
Adobe will introduce Adobe Sign on Azure in 2021, further removing barriersto the cloud for local enterprises. For years, Adobe and Microsoft have worked together to unite data,content and workflows, helping brands worldwide transform their businesses. AdobeSign is Microsoft's preferred e-signature solution thatintegrates across the company's portfolio, including Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365.Adobe Sign customers include Hitachi, HSBC and TSB Bank.
"Today we are announcing deepening integration of Adobe Sign on MicrosoftAzure in Singapore to bring computing power closer to users and provide supportfor 'Sign with SingPass'. The launch will enhance collaboration and businessagility for organizations that are already running Adobe and Microsoftsolutions. As businesses transition to remote or hybrid work models, we've seendemand for Adobe Sign increase by over 200 percent since the end of last yearthrough Q3 this year. This highlights the critical role that digital documentsplay in today's environment," said Chandra Sinnathamby, Head of AdobeDocument Cloud, Asia Pacific.
Enterprise users of applications that run on Azure will enjoy easydeployment of digital signing processes via Adobe Sign, which is already builtinto the enterprise foundation of familiar programs such as MicrosoftSharepoint, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Outlook.
Gerald Leo, Commercial Partners Director, MicrosoftSingapore said, "Microsoft and Adobehave been long-term partners in providing secure, end-to-end digital customerexperiences, and Adobe has recently been recognized as the 2020 Microsoft GlobalAlliance Partner of the Year. This underscores the depthand breadth of the partnership, and now with the expansion of Adobe Signintegration on Microsoft Azure to Singapore, businesses will benefit fromuninterrupted digital workflows and experiences."
As a global leader in digital document experiences and the inventor of thePDF, Adobe is uniquely positioned to support secure digital document processesin APAC. In addition to its support for Singapore's NDI, Adobe also partnerswith governments globally on initiatives including Aadhaar signing in India, and is currently authorized in the U.S. as Federal Risk andAuthorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Tailored -- a standardized approach that makes it easier for government agencies toquickly adopt new cloud services. Furthering this commitment, Adobe hasannounced the intent to pursue FedRAMP Moderatestatus for Adobe Sign.
"Theneed for presence-less, paperless solutions is increasingly important toenable enterprises and individuals to transact digitally. Adobe will beintegrating with SingPass Sign to offer digital signatures that areidentifiable and uniquely linked to the signer. Their partnership with Azurewill further propagate the benefits of using Sign with SingPass to theirclients and create seamless digital experiences for end users. GovTech willcontinue to work with our partners to accelerate digitalization for businessesand provide more convenient digital services for SingPass users," said KwokQuek Sin, Senior Director, National Digital Identity, GovTech.