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How Can PDF Tools Support Digital Transformation?

by Olivia Baker

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Digital transformation is well on its way, but how can PDF tools help you make the move from digital to paperless?

Digital transformation has picked up pace over the last few decades, but the increase in remote work has drastically sped up this transformation, leading to even more sophisticated tools for digital document management.

Benefits of Digital Transformation


Recent statistics on PDFs and e-signing show that businesses that made the move from paper to digital or electronic signing saved between 55% and 78% in costs associated with material, administration, shipping, and subscriptions. They also saw an 80% decrease in time needed for document signing and mistakes made during this process.

Nearly 90% of businesses already know that the digital revolution will eventually disrupt their industry, but about 46% of these companies say they aren’t prepared for it. This is despite the fact that digital transformation has proven to enhance business growth potential by up to 50%.

PDF is the most used document type in business today, and e-signing, editing, converting, and compressing are the most common tasks performed with PDFs. It’s clear that one of the simplest ways to be prepared for the digital revolution is to use PDF tools that not only enhance business resilience, but sustainability by paving the way to the paperless office.

Digital Transformation Solutions


Having the right tools at your fingertips can make all the difference in making your digital transformation less challenging, which is where Smallpdf can help!

Smallpdf started out as a single compress tool to ease the struggle of sending large documents and heavy email attachments. Today, we offer over 20 easy-to-use tools to help you with almost every PDF need, saving you time and money, and of course, enhancing your sustainability through digital transformation.

Smallpdf’s suite of tools can support your PDF and document management tasks by:

  • converting PDFs to Word, Excel, JPG, and PowerPoint, and back again
  • compressing PDFs up to 70% of the original document size without compromising on document integrity
  • e-signing PDFs and requesting signatures
  • scanning PDFs with the Smallpdf Mobile App
  • merging and splitting PDF documents
  • adding page numbers
  • encrypting and decrypting PDFs
  • editing PDFs, including adding text, highlights, shapes, and images

Our 20+ PDF tools are available to help with specific document tasks and they can also help you create a sequence of tasks to solve almost any document management problem you can think of.

Check out the Smallpdf blog to get a bigger picture of how Smallpdf’s tools can help with your digital transformation. Be sure to explore our tools to see how we can make PDF easy for you and your business.

Olivia Baker
Olivia Baker
Content Writer