The integration of the Adobe PDF Library into LibertyNET expands the native portability and integrity of PDF to a higher level
“When we looked at developing these PDF capabilities ourselves, it became clear that PDF is one of the fastest moving targets in the industry. For us, it made sense to look outside our company for a partner who could provide critical PDF file format technology. This would allow us to focus on delivering the general content management platform feature set for our customers. We took a look at several companies to supply the enabling technology. Eventually we found out about the Adobe PDF Library API, available through Datalogics.”
The Adobe PDF Library is a developer toolkit that allows third-party developers to support the PDF format within their own applications. Developers can flexibly implement and develop powerful Adobe PDF solutions in desktop environments, as well as a wide range of server platforms. It is licensed through Datalogics, and available to companies wishing to provide PDF capabilities within their application using the same code base Adobe uses to build their Acrobat products, ensuring compatibility with Acrobat and Reader.
Liberty IMS entered Datalogics’ evaluation program, and obtained a copy of the PDF Library for testing. At the conclusion of the evaluation, Liberty IMS determined that:
The decision to license the Adobe PDF Library has proven to be a good one for Liberty IMS. The company was able to develop and release the PDF Plus module in a surprisingly short period of time. “The PDF Plus module had an immediate impact on the customer base: over 50% of existing customers are now using the PDF Plus module,” said Mr. Henderson. “Customers are already suggesting enhancements to the module, and with the solid base of the Adobe PDF Library, we’re confident we’ll be able to deliver them in future releases. With the LibertyNET PDF Plus module using the Adobe PDF Library from Datalogics, we feel we have a PDF solution which can grow with our customers’ unique PDF requirements.”