Adobe this Thursday announced two new Cloud Document APIs to enhance its Document Services API and SDK portfolio.
With Sensei technology, the AI framework is designed to make it easier to use documents from your applications and workflows. The PDF extraction API allows users to transform PDF documents into JSON data, a type of data readable for computers to understand. This data package can be imported into content creation systems or databases for a variety of uses.
The Document Generation API allows developers to create custom Microsoft Word templates as well as generate Word and PDF documents with dynamic data. The API includes a ready-to-use Adobe Sign integration and will also be available with the Adobe PDF Services connector in Microsoft Power Automate.
Adobe is linking its Document Cloud, which includes Adobe Sign, one of its pillars of growth in the coming years, by taking over DocuSign in digitizing paper-based processes.
The company has been building its Document Cloud ecosystem for the past two years with new services and features, including the release of Liquid Mode, a tool that can understand the structure of PDFs and automatically reformat text, images and tables.
Adobe said Liquid Mode was the first step in its multi-year vision to fundamentally change the way people interact with digital documents. The PDF Extract API is based on Liquid Mode and supports Adobe’s overview of document services.
To date, Adobe has said it has seen strong adoption of Adobe Document Services among developers, with an increase of more than 80% in developer subscriptions.
“We’re just starting to deliver great services to deliver seamless, enjoyable and consistent PDF experiences across all of their web and mobile apps,” pushing the boundaries of PDF is in our DNA,” said Adobe.