The integration of Adobe Sign within Adobe Acrobat Pro DC allows users to embed customer forms into a website with webforms, collect digital payments with Paypal or Braintree, add custom branding to electronic contracts and invoices, and use advanced form fields for complex customer workflows.
The adoption of e-signatures also grew rapidly during 2020: according to Adobe's research, 76% of people in APAC said they e-signed more documents in the last half of 2020, as opposed to the start of 2020.
The study also found that insurance policies (43%) and healthcare registration (38%) were among the most common documents to be e-signed in APAC.
In Australia, the clear leader was legal agreements (76%).
"Technology has been the lifeblood for many small-to-medium businesses throughout the pandemic," said Adobe Asia Pacific head of Adobe Document Cloud Chandra Sinnathamby.
"Over the past 12 months, we have seen small businesses turn to digital documents to e-sign documents, collaborate and speed up approvals. Acrobat Pro DC with advanced e-sign now allows small businesses to utilise our most powerful, enterprise-grade technology to streamline operations."
Adobe vice president for Australia and New Zealand Suzanne Steele said "Small-to-medium businesses are the driving force of the Australian economy.
"Many SMBs had to pivot operations and embrace digital transformation, moving from paper to digital. Our new solution is designed to continue supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to embrace smart, digital technologies be more productive."