Use digital collaboration tools for better workflows.
Streamline team collaboration and workflows with these features.
What is a collaboration tool?
A collaboration tool is anything that teams use to communicate, organize, brainstorm, and otherwise work together in an efficient, productive way. A collaboration tool can be anything from a document where team members add creative work to a workflow software that keeps everyone up to speed on tasks, subtasks, and deadlines.
Brainstorming and creative tools
Apps where team members do creative work should also keep online collaboration tools in mind. Most deliverables are the work of a team, and that team needs to be able to access, edit, and comment on their work quickly and easily. Apps for individual work also need to function for team collaboration, making everything from first drafts to final proofing much easier.
The benefits of collaboration tools.
Good collaborative tools keep teams motivated. Clear expectations about where a project is and what’s required specifically help team members stay connected and engaged. When your team knows what’s going on and what they’re supposed to do, they’re happier.
Plus, everyone loves positive feedback. When a coworker gets back to you with a thumbs-up or an acknowledgment of hard work, that feels good. Collaboration platforms give you the means to add motivation to any workflow.
Industry-standard tools are a key way to ease collaboration. New team members are more likely to be familiar with industry-standard software, and business partners, stakeholders, freelancers, and other outside collaborators can reasonably be expected to know their functionality too. The use of bespoke or proprietary tools means that you’ll encounter speed bumps whenever you collaborate with someone outside of your team, but it’s easy to avoid that outcome with proper training.
Adobe Acrobat has been the industry-standard app for PDFs for over 25 years. Adobe invented the PDF and continues to offer the most comprehensive support for the format for large and small businesses alike.
Opt for cloud-based technology
Cloud-based technology is a must-have for collaboration tools that your team relies upon. The security of all of your files and documents is automatically ensured when your collaborative online tools back up to the cloud. Team members won’t be occupied with worries about saving or backing up documents, and they can rest easy knowing that their work won't be lost.
How Walgreens Boots used Adobe to boost collaboration.
In 2020, the Walgreens Boots Alliance needed to update the pharmacy experience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through collaboration and planning, the worldwide chain transformed how customers interacted with its 10,000 storefronts. Everything from ordering medicines to prescription pickup went digital, all while giving over 120 million customers personalized recommendations and reminders for everything from prescription renewals to flu shots.
Collaborate with Acrobat.
Adobe Acrobat is one of the most powerful, agile, and versatile collaboration tools a team can have at their disposal. Each team member can:
- Share files with collaborators both on your team and beyond your organization
- Take advantage of interoperability and compatibility with other industry-standard tools like Microsoft Office
- Add comments from anywhere with the Acrobat Reader mobile app or sign in to Acrobat online
- Share and track documents across multiple devices
- Protect sensitive information with passwords or redaction
It doesn’t matter if you use a Mac or PC, if you work on a desktop or mobile device, or if you’re on a large team within a major enterprise or a small team at an independent firm. Adobe makes collaboration as easy as possible. Reduce friction and increase connection with Acrobat.