In today’s business environment there is a tremendous need for companies to convert business content to PDF. We realized that a lightweight pdf file is the preferred way to communicate between customers, organizations and suppliers. So rather than having individual users create their own pdf files, Visidian Connect automates this process. When a user checks in a document, the original file is placed in a secured vault, and a copy of it is converted into the PDF format. When the PDF format is requested, Visidian Connect will return a copy of the file with a watermark of its current state ( draft, revision in progress, obsoleted ), its export status, and date the file with a timestamp. Depending on their security rights, other users may download the pdf file or the original file to complete their work.