PDF Tools AG in the press
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Everyone seems to be talking about digitalization these days. The moment a pixel becomes involved, someone is sure to utter that ever-so-popular buzzword soon after. And the name dropping of the numerous companies, digital philosophers and data gurus isn’t far behind. But what exactly do companies gain in the case of capturing?
PDF Tools is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Despite its relatively short history, it has been very successful so far. BIT caught up with the company’s founder Dr. Hans Bärfuss to discuss the secret to his success, a surprise trip to mark the company’s anniversary, the advantages of having a centralized development department, and the challenges facing the archivists of the future.
Companies have to strike a balance between profitability, feasibility and meeting legal requirements. A long-term digital archive, in which all information about the company and its activities is recorded, can form part of the solution. An archive with reliable tools and structures makes it possible to create case-specific files automatically.
These days, most companies no longer wish to waste time and money on filling windowless rooms with paper files or assigning staff to search for paper documents. More and more managers are realizing the benefits of digital archiving, and not just in large enterprises. But how should it be implemented?
It is rare for industrial products to survive for more than 20 years – especially in the IT industry. Not even the inventors of the PDF could have imagined just how successful their file format would be when they launched the first version of Acrobat in June 1993. The members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are now working on the next generation of this popular format.
The ZUGFeRD standard for human and machine-readable electronic invoices supports manual and fully automated processing and long-term archiving. PDF Tools AG offers various products that can be used to create and check ZUGFeRD-compliant documents.
A central scan server service enables large volumes of paper documents to be quickly and efficiently converted into electronic documents, prepared for processing and stored in a long-term archive. A scan server, such as the 3‑Heights Scan to PDF Server offered by PDF Tools AG, converts scanned files and accompanying index files into the standardized PDF/A file format.
Every day thousands of new faked webpages surface in the world wide web. Perfect copies of real pages are created by cyber criminals in order to get hold of your credit card number or to steal the money of users. But current court cases demonstrate, that more and more you find the following screnario: Based on a fake website, tricksters are running lawsuits against the original owner of that website, claiming a much lower price for a product at a given time. How else to proove this, but by archiving your website regulary?
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