ISO 32000, The PDF Specification, Updated to Version 2.0

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently announced the publication of ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0), the latest version of the PDF specification.

PDF 2.0 is the culmination of nine years of work by a dedicated group of approximately 30 subject-matter experts from around the world. The document is a refinement of the venerable PDF format, originally published and made freely available by Adobe Systems since 1993.

In addition to improved and clarified text, PDF 2.0 includes many new features. Several key sections, including digital signatures, metadata and tagged PDF, have been entirely overhauled.

“PDF 2.0 represents a major advance in the PDF specification,” said Duff Johnson ISO Project co-Leader for ISO 32000 and Executive Director of the PDF Association. “Almost every clause of the document has been improved to help developers agree on the implementation of existing features, while many new features enable improved electronic document workflows using PDF. We expect PDF 2.0 to help developers worldwide find new applications for the Portable Document Format in many different areas,” he said.

Peter Wyatt, an R&D Manager at CiSRA, Canon’s Australian research and development center said: “The result of PDF 2.0 is a truly open international standard, developed entirely under ISO processes. Like previous versions of PDF, PDF 2.0 is backwards compatible with ISO 32000-1:2008 (PDF 1.7) and the earlier Adobe PDF specifications. ISO 32000-2:2017 significantly clarifies many aspects of PDF making it an invaluable technical asset for every vendor and developer working with any generation of PDF technology.”

Phil Spreier, Technical Director of the 3D PDF Consortium said, “PDF is an important and widely used format in engineering markets around the world. PDF 2.0 enhances the format’s 3D capabilities by including support for PRC (ISO 24517). The addition of the PRC format enables PDF to better store precise CAD and PLM data in a cost effective, ISO standard format. This is a great benefit to heavy industries, construction and manufacturing companies that are investing in 3D technologies.”

PDF 2.0 is an open standard. Any subject-matter expert whose country is a member of ISO’s TC 171 SC 2 can join the other experts at the table, and help determine the nature and direction of the world’s de facto electronic document format.

ISO standards development for PDF in the United States is managed by the 3D PDF Consortium. US-based subject-matter experts may join the US TAG for ISO 32000 by contacting TC 171 SC 2 secretary Betsy Fanning at betsy.fanning@3dpdfconsortium.org.

For those interested in purchasing ISO 32000-2, it is available for purchase and download from the ISO website, priced at 198 Swiss francs.

About the PDF Association
First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology. The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Adlib Information Systems Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, Datalogics Inc., Dual Lab, Foxit Europe GmbH, intarsys consulting GmbH, levigo solutions GmbH, Nitro Software Inc. and Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ). The association’s chairman is Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Datalogics Inc. The Executive Director is Duff Johnson, independent consultant and ISO Project Leader of ISO 32000 and ISO 14289.

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Papersoft joins GSMA as an Associate Member

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Papersoft is now a GSMA Associate Member becoming part of a network that unites nearly 800 mobile operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.

The GSMA acts as a focused forum where industry players get together to develop the GSM platform to the benefit of the members, investors, administrations and ultimately customers.

As a key player in this area and a mobile-centric offering, Papersoft has been helping organizations to quickly and easily access the information they need, when they need, wherever it is located, in the right, compliant and secure way.

The relationship with GSMA is not recent. Papersoft has already participated in several events and initiatives organized by GSMA, namely the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. Gaining GSMA membership reinforces Papersoft contribution to be at the forefront of the future of mobile. It is definitely an important step forward in developing new business opportunities with global leaders. We are really proud to join such a prestigious institution as GSMA Associate Member.

Papersoft framework of software and professional BPO shared services allow organizations to efficiently dematerialize and automate their business processes, making them more efficient, compliant and secure. Since 1999, more than 300 Papersoft content management architects are boosting hundreds of organizations competitiveness. Papersoft digital transformation resources are available through multiple scenarios configuration, where documents and information can be managed both physically and digitally considering the source in which they are captured, processed and stored. Papersoft is certified in the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard, as well as accredited to treat and store sensitive information classified as secret according to OTAN standards.

Papersoft promotes Customer Onboarding solution at GSMA – Daniel Alves interviewed by ComputerWorld

Papersoft’s CEO, Daniel Alves, was interviewed by ComputerWorld in Barcelona during GSMA – Mobile World Congress. The main focus was our Customer Onboarding solution. You can read the whole article [PT] at http://www.computerworld.com.pt/2017/03/06/papersoft-exibe-sistema-de-aquisicao-de-clientes-no-mwc/

“Companies in the telecommunications and financial sectors are the main target for the Customer Onboarding solution demonstrated in Barcelona. This was one of the first opportunity for customers and partners to see a demonstration of the platform’s new features”. That’s how it starts.

Do you want to see it in action? Talk to us: https://papersoft-dms.com/contact-us/

Portuguese companies at GSMA – article from TEKsapo with Papersoft reference

Papersoft rocks @ GSMA Mobile World Congress. Representing Portuguese technology at the highest level!

Check out this special article highlighting the Portuguese companies at GSMA by TEKsapo [PT] with Papersoft reference.

“Portugal also had a presence in the segment of process automation and dematerialization through Papersoft. The company was founded in 1999 and since then has put more than 300 professionals on the ground working for the digitization of bureaucracies and businesses.”

Do you know how we do it and the value we deliver to customers? Talk to us: https://papersoft-dms.com/contact-us/

Trends for 2017 – article from Ntech.News with Papersoft participation

Check out this special article with Digital Transformation Trends for 2017 by Ntech.news [PT] with Papersoft participation.

“More than 80% of the information that comes to companies is not structured, which means that it is not ready to be consumed by decision-making systems”, highlights Hugo Pacheco, Head of Presales & Solution at Papersoft. “This makes business processes broken, people flooded with information and companies unable to meet customer needs”, he adds.

The solution for this? Talk to us: https://papersoft-dms.com/contact-us/

Welcome aboard 2 Sisters Food Group!

It´s with great pleasure that we announce that 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK’s biggest and brightest food companies, has stepped into a paper-free journey with Papersoft speeding up their accounts payable processes and automating back-office tasks.

Do you want to learn more about document extraction as a service? Talk to us!

YET launches invoice processing solution in partnership with Papersoft

The new invoice processing solution, digInvoice, combines scanning with automatic processing and ERP integration and is powered by Papersoft’s document management platform.

 

Our partner YET- Your Electronic Transactions reinforced its portfolio with the launch of digInvoice – a solution based on Papersoft platform that aims to put an end to manual invoice processing.

How does it work? digInvoice automatically extracts the data from paper-based invoices, generates the equivalent electronic document and respective digital file, and sends it to the ERP for appropriate accounting treatment, following the same flow of the incoming invoices via electronic transactions.

Recent studies show that the manual processing of an invoice represents, on average, a unit cost of 1.50 €, a number that drops to only 0.15 € per document with the use of an electronic invoice processing solution.

DigInvoice can be integrated with any ERP and is available in two different configurations:

  • YET Quick Capture – data extraction from invoices in digital format.
  • YET Full Capture – extended service for the processing of paper invoices.

In this short video, Eugénio Veiga, General Manager of YET explains:
– Who is YET, what is its history, mission, and offering
– Why did YET partnered with Papersoft and chose our platform to enrich its offering
– What is the added value that Papersoft platform brings to digInvoice


YET Quick Capture

If you already receive invoices in digital format and would like to extract the data in them for automatic inputting, this is the solution you need. It is also the ideal service if you want to do the same for any paper invoices you receive, but have the capacity to digitalise them in-house. This service offers the following features:

yet quick capture invoice processing solution

Advantages:

  • Reduction of data entry errors.
  • Reduction of invoice processing cycles.
  • Reduction of costs associated with invoice processing.
  • Streamlined business processes.
  • Increased efficiency.
  • Optimization of business performance.
YET Full Capture

If you’re looking for a solution to efficiently process any paper invoices you receive, then this is the answer. YET Full Capture Invoice Processing Service speeds up the tasks involved in processing paper invoices, automatically extracting all the necessary data and making them available for inputting into your ERP, in the same way as invoices received via Electronic Transactions. This service offers the following features:

yet full capture invoice processing solution

Advantages:

  • Reduction of manual labor on invoice registration and classification tasks.
  • Reduction of data entry errors.
  • Reduction of invoice processing cycles.
  • Reduction of costs associated with invoice processing.
  • Streamlined business processes.
  • Increased efficiency.

Contact us and see this invoice processing solution in action!


Bike to work, bike to Papersoft on September 16

As a company that has its genesis in the best sustainability practices and works every day to help companies eliminate paper from their processes, it is with great satisfaction that Papersoft is associated with one more initiative in this area: “Bike to Work”.

Promoted by Lisboa E-Nova (Lisbon Energy and Environment Agency) and Lisbon City Council, with the support of the Portuguese Federation of Cycling and Bicycle Users, the 6th edition of “Bike to Work” takes place on September 16 (Friday), the European Car Free Day. It is integrated in the European Mobility Week (September 16-22) and, in 2016, the theme is “sustainable and intelligent mobility – an investment for Europe.”

Headquartered in Lisbon, Papersoft is aware of the importance of reducing ecological footprint and encourages all employees to bike to Papersoft not only on September 16 but every day.

Later on, will share the photos that prove these actions are really worthwhile!

If you also want to join and find out more info about “Bike to Work”, please visit http://lisboaenova.org/pt/biketowork2016.