Appligent and callas Announce Partnership

Appligent Document Solutions and callas software, acknowledged leaders in PDF electronic document technology for over a decade, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at broadening awareness of both companies’ products in their respective markets and distribution channels.

“We’re very excited to be working with callas,” said Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson.  “callas’s deep experience with quality assurance for PDF files in the print industry positioned them as the leading PDF/A solutions provider, while our focus has always been business document management,” he said.  “This alliance will allow us to present callas’s expertise alongside our own, a combination that we believe will be extremely powerful,” Johnson stated.

Based in Berlin, callas software maintains a variety of sales channels worldwide with a concentration in Europe and Asia.  Based near Philadelphia, Appligent also serves worldwide reseller channels, but retains a focus in North America.

The two companies will pursue a number of activities, including a joint marketing effort designed to expand awareness and adoption of ISO 19005, the PDF/A standard for archiving PDF documents.

“Appligent Document Solutions is one of the oldest and most respected firms in the PDF space,” said callas software Managing Director Olaf Drümmer. “We’re very pleased to join with them in offering advanced server applications for PDF document management,” he said. “We foresee substantial opportunities for our PDF/A conformance technology with Appligent’s business document management customers,” said Drümmer. “At the same time, our own client-base is very interested in the security and encryption, digital signatures, forms, redaction and other technologies that are longtime specialties for Appligent,” he said.

The two companies did not share specific plans at this time of the announcement.  “We’ll be making some announcements in the new year,” said callas software’s Drümmer. “Organizations interested in PDF/A in particular should stay tuned,” Appligent’s Johnson said.

About Appligent Document Solutions

Appligent Document Solutions is one of the oldest and most innovative independent PDF technology companies in the world, with customers in the government, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, publishing and legal sectors, among others. The company invented PDF redaction and form-flattening and was first to market with PDF-specific server applications for forms, stamping, appending, encryption and digital signatures, all available on the leading server OS platforms. The company created the first business document service bureau for PDF files in 1996, and now offers PDF forms development, Section 508 compliance, document automation and publication imaging. Appligent Document Solutions is a leader in the continuing development of PDF International Standards, with active participation in ISO 32000 (PDF), ISO 19005 (PDF/A) and ISO/AWI 14289 (PDF/UA). For more information, visit

About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet their challenges, by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products. In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have understood the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions. callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more info, please visit

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