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Feeding America Selects Nuance PDF Converter Professional as Desktop Standard
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:00

Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, has selected Nuance PDF Converter Professional 6 as its desktop PDF software. Feeding America will deploy Nuance PDF Converter Professional as part of its Athena technology project for national office staff and participating member food banks. The use of PDF within the organization enables more efficient electronic document workflows and collaboration – speeding Feeding America’s ability to service the needs of hungry Americans.

“Sadly, when the economy is bad, the number of people relying on our service grows — and we have been swamped in our efforts to provide food to feed a growing number of individuals and families,” said Kevin Lutz, vice president of technology, Feeding America. “Our business strategy is to move more food to more people while minimizing growth in expenses, and one way we will get there is through technology efficiency. Nuance PDF Converter Professional is advancing us towards our goal by reducing our costs to create, edit and share PDF files.”

Part of an organization-wide business initiative to upgrade office technology called Project Athena, the Nuance PDF Converter deployment will help Feeding America save on fax, printing and postal costs.

Deploying Microsoft Windows 7 is another component of Project Athena and PDF Converter has unique integration with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. For example, PDF Converter complements Microsoft’s save-as PDF capabilities in Office and provides Feeding America users with a host of capabilities that enhanced the user experience when using PDF with Microsoft Windows 7. Also, PDF Converter allows Feeding America to save documents to and retrieve document from its SharePoint repositories.

Feeding America has used PDF technology to reduce document printing by distributing PDF files via email rather than paper-based faxing. Also, the organization distributes Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint documents to food banks as PDF files, so they don’t need the source software for viewing. To collect information, Feeding America distributes electronic forms and Nuance PDF Converter changes static forms into fillable PDF forms that food banks can complete, save and email.

 

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