Lauren Suggett is Product Marketing Manager at Nitro. She is a Southern California native and had never used a real PDF editor before working at Nitro. You can find her demanding free samples in the cheese section at your local grocery store.
New product suite combines unlimited eSignatures with PDF productivity tools to eliminate paper-based processes and drive digital transformation.
We’re thrilled to announce that today we launched the Nitro Productivity Suite™, a document productivity solution for organizations looking to reduce printing and operational costs by transforming document workflows to be 100% digital from end to end.
The Nitro Productivity Suite combines the latest version of Nitro Pro™—the leading replacement for Adobe® Acrobat®—with Nitro Cloud®, a new browser-based application which provides unlimited electronic signatures and powerful PDF productivity tools, to deliver one easy-to-use, affordable solution that helps enterprises measurably accelerate digital transformation across the organization. With the Nitro Productivity Suite, users can access and edit stored documents from common cloud and enterprise storage repositories, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, or SharePoint, and initiate eSignature requests through any browser, including mobile devices.
With the release of the Nitro Productivity Suite, enterprises can now provide PDF productivity and eSignature capabilities to all users through an integrated desktop and cloud solution that’s easy to purchase, use, deploy, and manage. Additional services are also available for eligible customers, including Nitro Admin™, a cloud-based service to assist with user management and deployment, and Nitro Analytics™, a managed service that leverages usage insights to drive adoption and maximize ROI.
Founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005 to disrupt the PDF market, Nitro now helps more than 650,000 businesses, including over half of the Fortune 500, equip more of their knowledge workers to improve document productivity. “Our customers are realizing that while more than 70% of documents in their organizations are PDFs, less than 15% of their workers have the capabilities to edit PDFs or eSign those documents,” said Sam Chandler, Nitro founder and CEO.
“Businesses today are experiencing digital transformation blockers. They need a faster, easier way to edit, sign, and share documents instead of printing, signing with a pen, scanning, and emailing,” said Chandler. “Over half of printing in an organization is for signing documents. These antiquated, inefficient document habits not only hold back paperless progress, they also make it difficult to track and manage common signature workflows with others. It’s the 21st century. It’s time for documents to be less painful and more intelligent.”
“Despite the clear benefits of eliminating everyday, paper-based processes, what’s been missing until now is a solution that enables enterprise organizations to extend both PDF productivity and eSigning to every one of their knowledge workers in a cost-effective and scalable way. In giving every knowledge worker these necessary document productivity tools, our customers are able to do more with less, as we help them advance the paperless initiatives they’ve been working toward for years.”
“Nitro is reimagining a $5.3 billion mission-critical market,” said Chandler. “Digital content growth and sprawl in business, combined with the shortcomings of traditional solutions, has created an immense opportunity for tools and systems designed for the ways people want and need to work today. Research shows document challenges rob businesses of about one-fifth of their overall productivity. We’re on a mission to change that forever.”
The Nitro Productivity Suite offers IT professionals an easily accessible path to accelerating paperless progress and innovation in their organizations. Denis Pombriant, Managing Principal at Beagle Research, sees the release of the Nitro Productivity Suite—and particularly Nitro Analytics, which provides insight into adoption metrics, feature usage, and print activity—as a clear demonstration of Nitro’s commitment to partnering with IT leaders to drive measurable gains in digital transformation and customer experience. “These new capabilities enable IT to quantify the impact of a solution like Nitro—and perhaps more importantly, highlight opportunities for customer organizations to continuously optimize results. That’s about as customer-first as it gets.”
Engineering firm Howden initially partnered with Nitro in 2016 to drive their mission of PDF standardization across their 27 global locations. Aiden Curran, IT Service Delivery Manager, explains the impact of the Nitro solution on Howden’s IT organization, its end-users, and the business as a whole: “Rolling out Nitro globally has enabled us to simplify our approach to user training and support, and we’ve benefited from a reduction in procurement and licence compliance overhead as well. Nitro’s features have helped increase user productivity, as our knowledge workers now have the tools to easily combine and convert documents and complete approval workflows 100% digitally. This has resulted in a noticeable reduction to our print volumes across the organization.”
For Baker Tilly International, partnering with Nitro is helping improve efficiency by transforming more document processes to be 100% digital. “Our Global Office deals with countless documents every day, so being able to provide a PDF productivity solution to every user was a critical requirement for us,” said Adam Grainger, Director of IT and Projects. “Nitro’s solution is easy to use, and we’re also working to identify more ways to streamline our document workflows. We’ve already seen a positive impact from implementing Nitro Cloud to facilitate everyday signature requests that can now be completed much faster—and without involving paper.“
At global real estate firm JLL, Andrew Clowes, Head of IT – Australia, is already making strides to regain this lost productivity—and then some—with the help of Nitro. “We set ourselves some ambitious goals to eliminate all manual processes by 2020,” said Clowes, named one of Australia’s top 25 most innovative CIOs in 2016. With productivity as the key driver behind the company’s digital transformation, Clowes noted: “It was about digitizing and getting rid of paper, but it was also introducing efficient workflows into the organization. By deploying more digital tools such as Nitro across our Australian offices, we have re-engineered the way we work.”
Pricing and Availability
The Nitro Productivity Suite is available today for all customers. The Individual package is available for purchase at https://www.gonitro.com/pricing and includes a single-user perpetual license of Nitro Pro with a limited-time, one-year subscription to Nitro Cloud for US$159.
There are also two subscription packages available for customers with 11 or more users. The Business package includes Nitro Pro, Nitro Cloud, Nitro Admin, and Nitro VIP Access™—Nitro’s product updates and customer support package. The Enterprise package for eligible customers adds Nitro Analytics, Customer Success, and premium Nitro VIP Access. Contact Nitro at https://www.gonitro.com/business for more details and pricing options.