callas software and Appligent Document Solutions announce srategic partnership
Friday, December 11, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Berlin, Germany and Lansdowne, PA -- callas software and Appligent Document Solutions (ADS), leaders in PDF electronic document technology for over a decade, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at broadening awareness of both companies' products in their respective markets and distribution channels.
"We're very excited to be working with callas," says Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson. "callas's deep experience with quality assurance for PDF files in the print industry positions them as the leading PDF/A solutions provider, while our focus has always been business document management. This alliance will allow us to present callas's expertise alongside our own, a combination we believe will be extremely powerful."
Based in Berlin, callas software maintains a variety of sales channels worldwide, with a concentration in Europe and Asia. Based near Philadelphia, ADS also serves worldwide reseller channels, but with a primary focus in North America.
The two companies will pursue a number of initiatives together, including a joint marketing effort designed to expand awareness and adoption of ISO 19005, the PDF/A standard for archiving PDF documents.
"Appligent Document Solutions is one of the oldest and most respected firms in the PDF space," says callas software Managing Director Olaf Drümmer. "We are very pleased to join with them in offering advanced server applications for PDF document management. We foresee substantial opportunities for our PDF/A conformance technology with ADS's business document management customers.
"At the same time, our own client base is very interested in the security and encryption, digital signatures, forms, redaction and other technologies that are longtime specialties for ADS," he adds.
The two companies will announce further plans about their joint venture in the New Year. "Organizations interested in PDF/A in particular should stay tuned," ADS's Johnson said.