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Success Story: UBS archives web sites in accordance with the ISO standard PDF/A using the “3‑Heights™ Document Converter Service”

 
 

Visit the new PDF Tools AG website!

PDF Tools has completely renewed our website, providing customers and partners an even quicker and more comfortable access to our products and other valuable information. Have a look – you will find a lot of new features!

Our goal was to create an informative and easily accessible website. On the one hand, customers and partners should be able to quickly inform themselves. Detailed information about the International Orgnization for Standarization (ISO) PDF standards (in particular the archiving standard PDF/A), success stories, customer references, white papers and further themes can be found in the “Solutions” section. On the other hand, access to relevant product information and the web shop has been simplified. The proper tool for your needs can be easily tested and ordered. Finally, interested persons can profit from an extensive FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section and information about PDF Tools AG and our team.

At the same time we want to more closely address our customers needs: check out our new web presence and send us your (both positive and critical) feedback!

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PDF Tools has new faces

PDF Tools is expanding! Step by step, PDF Tools AG is evolving into an established, medium-sized Swiss enterprise.

After five years with our previous appearance and eight years of corporate history, PDF Tools AG has expanded its team and modernized its image.

The development group was reinforced in the summer of 2009 with two ETH engineers holding degrees in electrical engineering and information technology. They have already become well acquainted with the PDF technology.

Further, in September 2009, Rolf Günter joined the management board of PDF Tools AG. Rolf is an attorny, holds an executive MBA degree from the University of Rochester (New York), and is responsible for business development, sales and marketing. Following various management assignments in the insurance sector and as a consultant - including amongst others in records management (systematic document management) – he will now help ensure the continuous successful progress of PDF Tools AG.

The further development of PDF Tools AG is also demonstrated in our new web presence. Whether functions, sectors, processes or the PDF/A standard – from every perspective you can quickly and directly find the most relevant information and access our solutions.

 
 

Success Story: UBS archives web sites in accordance with the ISO standard PDF/A using the “3‑Heights™ Document Converter Service”

After an extensive evaluation, the UBS selected PDF Tools AG to assist them in better managing and controlling the risks associated with website communications. This groundbreaking project in website archiving will have repercussions far beyond just the UBS.

The corporate secretariat at UBS is responsible for archiving management process documents within the corporate center and business divisions. During a routine archive review it was discovered that the UBS homepage was not included in the archiving process. Despite an extensive disclaimer on the homepage it was decided that UBS should be able to prove in 5 or 20 years time what it communicated via its homepage today. This would provide UBS with greater security with regards to the traceability and verification of communication content and would also be advantageous from a historic viewpoint.

What is the concrete benefit for the UBS? Anything of relevance from a corporate governance viewpoint requires long-term archiving. This includes all linking functions. However, it also became apparent that not all content is worth archiving or can be converted to an archivable state. It was therefore necessary to view and list all of the content. Searches for identified content are executed based on URL and date.

It quickly became apparent that only PDF/A format could fulfill the corresponding requirements. Based on their evaluation, the UBS decided to use the 3‑Heights™ Document Converter Service from PDF Tools AG. The system detects changes to the archived version and knows whether or not to create a new version for the archive. The entire volume of the website to be archived is transferred 1:1 into PDF/A format. This creates a rolling page in PDF/A format, whereby page numbering is controllable. Archiving occurs analog to existing archive material and is supplemented by a full text search function.

Daniel Spichty, project manager for the UBS: “It was important for us to have a reliable partner on board as we were entering uncharted waters. PDF Tools AG was able to offer us the best possible solution for our needs and ensured technical support was available at all times. The successful project was rounded off by the extremely attractive cost-benefit ratio of the PDF Tools AG solution.”

You can find further information in the Success Story "Website archived electronically in PDF/A format for the first time ever"



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