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YORK International Adopts Adobe Intelligent Document Platform to Streamline Document Processes

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif--Oct. 25, 2004-- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that YORK International, the largest independent supplier of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment in the United States, has adopted the Adobe Intelligent Document Platform to streamline its global document processes. YORK International is integrating the Adobe Intelligent Document Platform with the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management platform as part of a global effort to gain better control over operations. The company is also improving the accuracy of information in enterprise applications by eliminating manual data entry and processing; reducing IT costs by standardizing on solutions from proven enterprise vendors; and adopting more consistent repeatable business processes worldwide. "Streamlining our information and business processes is vital to improving our efficiency," says Tim Fives, manager of content solutions at YORK International. "With the integrated solutions from Adobe and EMC, we can reduce our costs and ensure more consistent business processes worldwide." The Adobe Intelligent Document Platform enables YORK International to deliver forms to more than 10,000 employees. The forms contain built-in calculation and validation features to help ensure information is entered accurately. Once completed, forms are saved to the EMC Documentum platform and automatically converted by the system into virtual documents with underlying XML data. The virtual documents are routed to the appropriate managers and departments for processing. Phase one of the implementation will focus on creating standard electronic forms to support human resources and IT management processes, including new hire forms and authorizations for expenditures. Future implementations will support YORK International's manufacturing, product development, and field organization activities, as well as integrate with SAP.