Adobe fast facts.

A quick overview of our history, leadership, key stats and products. 

 

 Artwork by Manolo Ide

About us.
 

Adobe believes creativity empowers transformation — personally, professionally and across all industries. We not only deliver strong financial results, but we’re also driving incredible innovation, adding millions of new customers, delivering billions of experiences across screens and processing trillions of data transactions online.

Founded

December 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnock

Initial public offering

20 August1986, at a split-adjusted share price of US$0.17

Corporate headquarters

San Jose, California, USA

Revenue

Fiscal 2021 revenue: US$15.79 billion

(FY ended 3 Dec.2021)

Incorporated

October 1983 in California;

reincorporated in Delaware, May 1997

Employees

More than 25,000 worldwide

Stock symbol

ADBE (NASDAQ)

Our solutions.

Adobe Creative Cloud

 

We believe in creativity for all, so we give everyone the tools to discover and express their creativity through photography, design, video, animation, web and mobile user experiences and more.

 

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  • Over 90% of the world’s creative professionals use Adobe Photoshop.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps have been downloaded over 449 million times.

  • Adobe stock now offers 250+ million assets, including more than 150 million photos, 85 million vectors and illustrations, 20 million videos, 38,000 audio tracks, 4 million Premium assets and 75,000 free photos, vectors, videos, templates, illustrations and 3D assets.

  • Behance, Adobe’s online creative community, has over 24 million members. Creatives worldwide use Behance to showcase work and find inspiration.                                                                                                                                              
  • Creative Cloud 2D and 3D design tools transform old “make, use, dispose” design processes into elegant, sustainable, circular design workflows. A digital design phase means more resources for our planet.

Adobe Document Cloud

 

We make it easy for people and businesses to create, edit, share, scan and sign digital documents so they can communicate and collaborate securely across devices.

 

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  • More than 300 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe products in the last year.

  • More than 8 billion electronic and digital signature transactions were processed through Adobe Document Cloud in the past year. The majority of Fortune 100 companies rely on Adobe Sign for fast, secure e-signatures.

  • Adobe Scan is the leading scanning app on iOS and Android with more than 138 million downloads and 2 billion documents created.

  • Documents created, signed, shared and stored in Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and a 95% reduction in environmental impact compared to paper-based processes.                                                                                                          
  • Every 1 million Adobe Sign transactions save 105 million litres of water, 31,000 trees and the equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road for a year - plus reducing costs by more than $7.2M.

Adobe Experience Cloud

 

We give businesses unmatched solutions for customer journey management, data analytics, content personalisation, commerce and marketing workflows that drive long-term customer success.

 

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  • Industry analysts have named Adobe a leader in 40+ categories such as digital experience platforms, content management systems, customer analytics, CRM lead management, digital commerce, enterprise marketing software suites and more.

  • Adobe Experience Cloud is supported by an expansive global ecosystem of 4,300+ active solution integrator, agency, technology and marketplace partners and more than 450,000 developers and community members.

  • With Adobe Analytics, we analyse more than 1 trillion visits to retail websites in the U.S. (aggregated and anonymised), as well as over 100 million product SKUs in 18 product categories, to provide e-commerce and online inflation insights to businesses, policymakers and consumers.

Our leaders.

Shantanu Narayen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 

 

Scott Belsky
Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Creative Cloud

 

Anil Chakravarthy
President, Digital Experience Business

Gloria Chen
Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, Employee Experience


Dan Durn
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

Ann Lewnes
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development

Abhay Parasnis 

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Document Cloud

 

Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

David Wadhwani

President, Digital Media Business

Charles Geschke

Co-founder

 

John Warnock

Co-founder

 

Major acquisitions.

 

ContentCal, 2021

 

Frame.io, 2021

 

Workfront, 2020

Allegorithmic, 2019

 

Marketo, 2018

 

Magento, 2018

Fotolia, 2015

 

Behance, 2012

 

Day Software 2010

Omniture, Inc., 2009

Macromedia, Inc., 2005

Corporate responsibility.

 

We believe that creativity is the catalyst for positive change. Through our efforts, we inspire creativity in people who want to make a meaningful impact in the following areas:

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Creativity for All

We support increasing access to creative literacy and digital skills, tools and training for creators of all ages to empower everyone to reach their full potential.

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Sustainability

We practise sustainability in everything we do, with a focus on driving Adobe product innovation that increases positive social and environmental outcomes for our customers and communities.

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Community

We empower our people and partners to build a more inclusive society through philanthropy, employee and community engagement.

Our values.

Genuine

We are sincere, trustworthy and reliable.

Exceptional

We’re committed to creating exceptional experiences that delight our employees and customers.

Innovative

We’re highly creative and always striving to connect new ideas with business realities.

Involved

We’re inclusive, open and actively engaged with our customers, partners, employees and the communities we serve.

Industry recognition.

Gender Equality Index
Bloomberg

 

Best Culture 
Comparably

 

Happiest Employees 
Comparably

 

Corporate Equality Index 

DEI

Disability Equality Index

DisabilityIN

 

Next Big Things in Tech
Fast Company 

 

Brands That Matter
Fast Company 

 

Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company

 

World’s Best Workplaces
Forbes

Best Employers for Diversity
Forbes

 

JUST100 

Forbes & JUST Capital

 

World’s Most Admired Companies 

Fortune 

 

World’s Best Workplaces
Fortune

 

 

 

 

Best Places to Work
Glassdoor 

 

Best Global Brands

Interbrand

 

Companies That Care
People Magazine

 

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
S&P Dow Jones Indexes


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