It’s been a busy week for document management product releases. Adobe has finally released Acrobat XI, KnowledgeTree has released a number of easy-to-use templates for the legal and financial space, Pingar is offering automated SharePoint metadata, and Alfresco has released a Cloud API for easier mobile access for developers.

Adobe Acrobat XI

It's only Wednesday, but it’s likely that one of the big announcements of the week is the unveiling of Adobe Acrobat XI. This new version of the PDF application comes with a whole pile of new features and functions that will make it easier to take data from PDFs and send it to other applications across the enterprise.

One of the major additions is the new cloud services feature. There is also tighter integration into SharePoint and Office.

Just before the announcements Adobe’s Mark Grilli, senior director of product marketing for Acrobat, and Ali Hanyaloglu, senior Acrobat Solutions evangelist sat down with CMSWire to take a look at Acrobat XI, which, they say, focuses on better productivity and collaboration.

DocTrackr Raises US$ 2 million

We talk a lot about document security, and finding documents in the enterprise, whether they're in SharePoint, an enterprise CMS, or a document management system. We also talk a lot about collaboration and sending documents here, there and everywhere, with encryption and password-based locks on the documents.

But once a document has left the enterprise, do we actually know where it is going, or whose desk it lands on?  Well docTrackr, is a Paris-based start-up that aims to tell enterprises where their documents are.

Built on Microsoft Office technology and Adobe cryptography, it gives document owners control over who can read, edit and even see their documents.

But that’s not the news. The news is that they’ve just managed to raise US$ 2 million in a funding seed round led by Atlas Venture and Polaris Venture Partners.

It’s always a good sign when investors start gathering -- they don’t like to lose money, so their investments are well thought-out. In the grand scheme of things, US$ 2 million is not a staggering amount of money, but it does show interest in their products.

KnowledgeTree’s Templates

Also this week, KnowledgeTree, which provides cloud solutions to enable enterprises take control of their documents, has announced the release of Quick Start templates which have been developed for its document management application.