See what's new with Acrobat DC

Now featuring a touch-friendly interface with new mobile capabilities as well as being packed with the tools you loved from Acrobat XI.

Adobe Document Cloud is the complete PDF workflow solution for today’s mobile, connected world. Acrobat desktop software is now combined with the new Acrobat DC mobile app and Document Cloud services, to help you meet end-user demand for mobile solutions, let your organisation build smarter document workflows, and ensure document security across all devices.

Deployment Types

Enterprise customers have historically deployed Adobe applications using Serialised Deployment. In serialised deployment, the software is packaged with an embedded serial number and pushed down to the end-user’s workstation. Note that serialised deployment make it impossible for users to access any of Adobe’s Cloud services, mobile apps, or modern workflows such as collaboration.

Named User Deployment allows you to provide end users access to the apps and services they demand for ongoing projects, while establishing the control that IT needs to meet the requirements of the organisation. IT also benefits from a simpler method to maintain compliance as well as management of licenses and services through the Adobe Admin Console.

What is Named User Deployment?

Named user deployment refers to a software deployment where the user is associated with a license.

Users sign in with a credential, such as an email and password, upon launching Creative Cloud and/or Document software, and this credential activates the software. Adobe supports three identity types as listed below.

Federated ID

Federated ID is created, owned, and managed by your organisation. Authentication is provided by your enterprise directory via federation. The organisation manages credentials and processes Single Sign-On (SSO) via a SAML2 identity provider. End users do not control login name or password. 

Enterprise ID

Enterprise ID is created, owned, and managed by your organisation. Adobe hosts the Enterprise ID and performs authentication, but the organisation maintains the Enterprise ID. End users do not control accounts. Software and service entitlements are restricted to what is assigned by the organisation.

Adobe ID

Adobe ID is created, owned, and managed by the end user. Adobe performs the authentication and the end user manages the identity. End users retain complete control of their account. Additional software and service entitlements can be added by the end user outside of the organisation’s control.

Recommendation: Use Federated ID

Adobe recommends using Federated ID because it reduces IT workload and offers the best security. Users access cloud services using their standard organisation credentials and IT won’t be burdened with lost password requests. If a user leaves your organisation, the user’s ability to access applications and services ends automatically. Organisations who are not using SSO should use the Enterprise ID type.

Single Sign-on

When signing into Creative or Document Cloud desktop apps, users simply enter their corporate email address in the sign in screen. Since Adobe knows which domains have been claimed by our customers, once the end user hits tab or clicks in the password field, they are re-directed to your organisation’s Single Sign-On screen.


Dropbox Compatibility

Store and access Dropbox files directly from Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC


Access PDFs Anywhere

Access secure PDF content across devices using Mobile Link


PDF Tab Capabilities

Open all the PDFs that you're working on in one window with tabbed view

Go mobile with Adobe Acrobat DC

See what's new with Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Mobility Benefits

    Take your Office anywhere

    Packed with all the tools you need to convert, edit and sign PDFs on the go, Adobe Acrobat DC is as mobile as you need it to be. Start a document at work, tweak it on the commute home, and send it for approval from your living room, simple and seamless working.

  • e-Signatures

    E-Signatures on the go

    Acrobat DC brings e-signing capabilities to over one billion devices around the world. Legally sign documents with a finger, touch enabled device or with a few clicks in a browser. Acrobat DC makes it easy to store, send and track signed documents.

  • Enterprise

    Enterprise ready

    Acrobat DC is a secure digital document solution for enterprise use. Create digital workflows by integrating Acrobat DC, eSign services, and web and mobile apps into your existing systems.

Why You Should Subscribe

You can purchase Acrobat DC for teams or Acrobat DC for enterprise subscription licenses through Adobe’s Value Incentive Plan (VIP), which allows you to streamline deployment and management, and maximise savings.

Subscription provides you access to u the latest features across Acrobat DC desktop software, our mobile applications, online services and e-signing. Or you can purchase Acrobat 2017 as a perpetual license through CLP.

Acrobat DC Reader


Do more with the leading PDF viewer

  • View, print and annotate PDF files
  • Work across multiple devices
  • Convert PDFs into Word files
  • Fill, sign and send PDF forms

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Acrobat DC Standard


Even more functionality

  • Send and track documents online
  • Turn documents into searchable files
  • Recognise text in scans
  • Remove backgrounds in photos

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Acrobat DC Pro


The most popular choice; ultimate control

  • Turn scans into editable PDFs
  • Add or edit text on your iPad
  • Re-order, delete or rotate PDF pages
  • Add audio, video and interactive objects

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Make Your Mark With Adobe Sign

We've made it fast and easy for you to choose the best e-signature solution. Quickly complete contracts and forms, so you can focus on the work you care about most. And rest easy knowing our pricing and terms are clear and simple. No surprise ever.

Is Adobe right for you?

For all your creative and digital needs, Adobe has the capabilities in place to suit your specific requirements.
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