Take Advantage of the Best Pricing We’ve Offered All Year on Debenu Software

If you thought that we wouldn’t throw an awesome sale just because we didn’t have a literal door to bust or shopping aisles to ransack, boy, were you wrong! From now until Thursday (1/12/2016) we’re discounting all Debenu products by 50%! These discounts include Quick PDF Library upgrades as well which makes it the perfect time to switch to version 13 if you missed the opportunity in September.

This is easily the best pricing we’ve offered on our entire line of products all year. These deal comes at a time when major improvements, such as the inclusion of the industry leading Foxit PDF rendering technology, have made our development kits better than ever. For example, Quick PDF Library Version 13 contains over 900 functions, added reliability, and speed-especially in the rendering department.

With the pricing applying to all Debenu products, it also makes this an ideal time to get your hands onto ActiveX PDF SDK which includes drag and drop functionality for easy integration. Especially if you have limited experience dealing with PDF technology.

How to get the deal

To benefit from the 50% Cyber Monday discount, contact the Debenu sales team and mention this blog post, or request a quote for any of our products before Thursday. Also, you can go to our store and use the coupon code ‘CYBERMONDAY’.

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ZUGFeRD – the electronic invoicing standard sweeping across Europe

This might be the first time you’ve heard the word ZUGFeRD, but those working with the European market should take note – it’s set to be adopted across the EU.

ZUGFeRD, standing for the Central User Guide for Electronic Invoicing in Germany, was developed to add long-needed standardization to the e-invoicing format.

Flat PDF invoices (or, heaven forbid, Word Docs) are easy for humans to read, but it’s not an easy task to input the information into ERP, accounting or archiving programs. In contrast, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has been used to transmit invoice information between large companies – but the format is incomprehensible to a human reader.

EDI uses structured data to move the invoice information from machine to machine, with little human involvement necessary. However, to implement it requires a bilateral agreement between two companies, agreeing what data is to be shared and how it will be structured. As the data is not for a human reader, software to process the invoice must be developed or purchased.

The ZUGFeRD standard aims to bring the benefits of EDI – lower processing costs, reduced human error, ability to automate processes – within the reach of companies that may only need to process invoices sporadically, or don’t have the resources to implement EDI systems.

It does this by aiming for the best of both worlds. An XML file containing the structured invoice data is embedded within the PDF. The XML data can easily be pulled out by machine, and as it follows a standard format, no bilateral agreement is needed. For the those who want to manually check an invoice, the PDF shows all the information in clear, human-readable form.

Another important benefit is that the the ZUGFeRD standard makes use of and expands on the PDF/A format for long-term digital archiving. PDF/A is already widely used to store digital invoices, however, the format is still not optimal for extracting the invoice data without human intervention. Attaching the XML file means both can be stored together for records. Similarly to the PDF/A format, ZUGFeRD is a non-proprietary standard.

ZUGFeRD’s final version was released in Germany in June 2014, and work is already underway to make it a national standard – but its international ambitions have been clear from the start. ZUGFeRD is based on existing EU and international standards, so get ready to see it adopted at least continent-wide before long.

The German e-invoicing forum has worked hard to ensure that the ZUGFeRD standard will not rely on any third party software. The full specification is freely available from their website.

Here at Debenu, we’re keeping an eye on these developments and adding ZUGFeRD features to our Quick PDF Library. Whether you’re looking to expand your existing apps, or building completely new ones, the next release of Quick PDF Library will include functions to create and read ZUGFeRD invoices.

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Greener, faster, postage – How Zelená Pošta use Quick PDF Library 13

What if you could reduce postage costs by 60%, and never stand in a post office queue again?

Slovakian company Zelená Pošta are making it a reality. The idea is simple: you send your letters to them, in .PDF format, they print them, put them in an envelope, and send them out for you. No more waiting in line, no more digging around for stationery, and much, much less printing – at least for you anyway.

Not just for outgoing mail, Zelená Pošta is also expanding their service in the other direction. You can sign up to receive your paper mail to your email as soon as the sender joins their network.

They are taking the concept of paperless office to the next level.

With PDFs still king of the electronic documents, Quick PDF Library 13 by Foxit Software was the natural choice for their developers. Adrián Csuba, CEO at Zelená Pošta says, “In our scenario, we have a node-WebKit application that starts an external process when processing the PDFs. This external process is implemented in C++ and uses the library to split, merge, print and sign the PDF files.”

“The application downloads this executable file from our server whenever a newer version is available. For us, it’s easier to maintain C++ application than the Delphi one, that’s why we are interested in the LIB version of the Quick PDF Library.”

While Zelená Pošta is working hard to save time and money for their customers, Quick PDF Library works hard to save time (and money) for them. Its efficiency gives them a huge advantage when manipulating large source files.

“We use the library for creating multiple PDF documents from single PDF file. With other solutions, the performance of this approach usually drops dramatically with 1000+ page source documents. With Quick PDF Library, the performance is much better; my test case finished in 50 seconds, which is 60% faster than the workaround.”

Quick PDF Library is regularly updated with new features with expanded functionality, helping companies like Zelená Pošta stay ahead of the competition.

Their verdict? “Your library is awesome and we’ll keep evaluating over the next few weeks to try the newest version.”

You can try Quick PDF Library for free today.

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Quick PDF Library 13 has been released

We are proud to announce the release of Quick PDF Library 13, the new version of our PDF SDK for independent developers and small businesses, completely Royalty Free!

Already well known as a market leader for it’s ease of use and versatility, the new version of Quick PDF Library is now powered by Foxit’s rendering engine. Foxit acquired Debenu recently, and as part of that deal, we wanted to bring Foxit’s cutting-edge technology to our Library. The product has been renamed, and more functionality has been added but the APIs are exactly the same to ensure a swift transition to the new version.

“We are so excited about this release. After months working close with the team at Foxit Software, we are proud to be able to deliver such a high quality SDK at the same affordable price point we have always been known for at Debenu.” Said Susana De Abrew, Chief Operating Officer at Debenu.

The now renamed Foxit Quick PDF Library is a multi-platform SDK for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.  Its complete functionality set allows developers to create, render, print, secure, merge, split and manipulate PDF files with just a few lines of code with minimum set up time.

Highlights

  • PDFium Rendering support
  • Delphi 10.1 support
  • Font rendering and text enhancements
  • iOS Bitcode version

Pricing and Licensing

Quick PDF Library 13 is still royalty-free. However, the pricing has varied slightly.

  • If you wish to use Quick PDF Library to develop apps for internal use within your organization: $1.500,00 per developer per platform. Buy now.
  • If you wish to use Quick PDF Library to develop apps for external distribution outside your organization: please request a quote.

Upgrade from previous versions

You can upgrade to version 13 now by clicking here. We will maintain the upgrade price of $269 per license ($377 including Premium Upgrade Protection) for old customers as long as they upgrade before September 1st, 2016. More info.

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We are joining the Foxit family

To all our loyal customers,

We are proud to announce that Debenu will be joining the Foxit family. Together we are bigger, stronger and better positioned to do what we set out to do when Karl, Rowan and Susana founded Debenu back in 2007.

We are committed to maintaining strong customer relationships throughout the integration process, and will continue providing you with the excellent level of service and product quality that you have come to expect. Joining the Foxit team will also allow us to double down on our efforts towards improving our existing products and service.

There will be no immediate change to the way our business works or to our product structure. You can continue to count on service and support from the same support and sales contacts that you currently have. We will continue working on our products as usual, so you have nothing to worry about – Debenu will still be managed by the same people that you have come to know in the last years.

And finally, your satisfaction is very important to us, and we want to hear from you. Should you have any comments, questions or concerns, please contact us by sending an email to susana.deabrew@debenu.com and we will respond to you promptly.

Sincerely,

Karl, Rowan and Susana,

The Debenu Team.

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Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 12.12 Released

Today, we have released the new version of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK: Version 12.12.

“In version 12.12 of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK, our drag and drop PDF viewer control, we’ve worked closely with a number of customers to ensure that they have all the functionality they need to build robust PDF readers into their applications”. said Debenu COO, Susana De Abrew.

Highlights of the release

  • New DeselectAll method
  • New contextMenu Event
  • Fixed Windows XP compatibility issues
  • Text Extraction/Selection improvements

Download 12.12 from our Product Updates page

Try the new version

A full list of the changes in Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 12 can be found on our product updates page. You can also download a 30 day limitation-free trial version of the SDK.

Upgrading

Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 12 is a major new version of the product which means that the upgrade process is different from the minor version upgrade process, namely, upgrades are not free unless you meet certain requirements.

Free upgrades

Customers who purchased version 11 of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK on or after the 4th of September, 2015 (within 60 days of version 12’s release) or who own an active Premium Upgrade Protection subscription are eligible for free upgrades from version 11 to version 12.

Contact our sales team if you fall into this category and we’ll help you out.

Purchase an upgrade

An upgrade from version 11 to version 12 can be purchased at a discount (starting price is $210.00) through our online store. Users can upgrade their Single Developer or Multiple Developer licenses to version 12. It’s also possible to purchase Premium Upgrade Protection with your upgrade purchase.

For example, if you own a Single Developer License + Standard Upgrade Protection for version 10 of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK then you will need to purchase the Single Developer Upgrade License + Standard Upgrade Protection (11.x to 12.x) product in order to upgrade to version 12 -— though you can choose to buy the Premium Upgrade Protection version of that product if you prefer.

Feedback

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new version of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please let us know.

 

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 12.12 Released

Debenu is proud to announce the release of the new version of Debenu Quick PDF Library. Version 12.12 is a minor update to version 12 of the PDF SDK, which was released in 2015 and that featured, for the first time, true cross-platform capabilities for development in Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The update, however, is packed with some major enhancements to the main features of the SDK, particularly, the digital signature feature.

“With the version 12.12 release of Debenu Quick PDF Library we focused on enhancing digital signature support and supporting a wider range of appearance streams for annotation. Add to that a range of different bug fixes for our cross-platform SDK and we think customers are going to be very happy with this releasce.” Said Debenu CTO, Rowan Hanna.

Download Debenu Quick PDF Library 12.12 from our Product Updates page

Highlights of the release

  • Improvements to digital signatures
  • Added support for n0/n2 digital signature layers
  • AddNoteAnnotation appearance streams added
  • AddLinkToEmbeddedFile appearance streams added
  • AddNoteAnnotation update to support user defined color

Upgrading

An upgrade from version 11 or earlier versions to version 10 can be purchased at a discount (starting price is $269.00) through our online store. Users can upgrade their Single Developer, Multiple Developer or Source Code licenses to version 12. It’s also possible to purchase Premium Upgrade Protection with your upgrade purchase.

For example, if you own a Single Developer License + Standard Upgrade Protection for version 10 of Debenu Quick PDF Library then you will need to purchase the Single Developer Upgrade License + Standard Upgrade Protection (10.x to 11.x) product in order to upgrade to version 12 — though you can choose to buy the Premium Upgrade Protection version of that product if you prefer.

Feedback

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new version of Debenu Quick PDF Library. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please let us know.

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Debenu PDF Aerialist and Aerialist Pharma Version 13 Released

Debenu is proud to announce that version 13 for two of our products – Debenu PDF Aerialist and Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma – have been released and are ready to download in our product updates page.

Both updates are loaded with new functionalities, enhancements and bug fixes. If you are a user of either of both, we would recommend that you upgrade to Version 13 to take full advantage of the new improvements. Please, visit the product updates page for the complete list of changes.

Download Debenu PDF Aerialist Version 13 from our Product Updates page

Download Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma from our Product Updates page

Version 13 Highlights

  • New Scale PDF feature (increase/decrease page content or page size). (Pharma Edition Only)
  • Export/Import Links for editing via CSV files.
  • Export/Import Bookmarks for editing via CSV files.
  • Major enhancements to Audit Links and Bookmarks feature.
  • Import/Export Settings option added to Create Keyword Links feature.
  • Added support for video/audio files to Bind Documents feature.

Try the new Version

You can try the new Version of Debenu PDF Aerialist and Aerialist Pharma for 14 days.

Upgrading

Debenu PDF Aerialist and Aerialist Pharma 13 are major updates of the product which means that the upgrade process is different from the minor version upgrade process, namely, upgrades are not free unless you meet certain requirements.

Free upgrades

Customers who purchased version 12 of Debenu PDF Aerialist or Aerialist 13 on or after the 11th of December, 2015 (within 60 days of version 13’s release) or who own an active Premium Upgrade Protection subscription are eligible for free upgrades from version 12 to version 13.

Contact our sales team if you fall into this category and we’ll help you out.

Purchase an upgrade

Aerialist: An upgrade from version 12 to version 13 can be purchased at a discount (starting price is $297.00) through our online store. Users can upgrade their Single User or Multiple User licenses to version 13. It’s also possible to purchase Premium Upgrade Protection with your upgrade purchase.

For example, if you own a Single User License + Standard Upgrade Protection for version 12 of Debenu PDF Aerialist then you will need to purchase the Single User Upgrade License + Standard Upgrade Protection (12.x to 13) product in order to upgrade to version 13 -— though you can choose to buy the Premium Upgrade Protection version of that product if you prefer.

Aerialist Pharma: the upgrade is free.

Feedback

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new version of Debenu PDF Aerialist and Aerialist Pharma. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please let us know.

 

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