Anvil, a company that provides paperwork automation services, has announced the release of a new PDF API that is intended to aid in the integration of legacy PDF systems with modern paperwork processes. Although the company has targeted the HR, financial services, legal, education, and healthcare industries, the API is designed to be industry agnostic.
The new Anvil PDF API supports a broad set of functionality spanning across various endpoints including Etch E-Signature, PDF Filling, and PDF Generation endpoints. Holistically, Anvil hopes that the API will change the way that companies engage paperwork processing and the product announcement noted that:
“These three API endpoints are designed to address paperwork challenges in a way that makes it simple, accessible, and efficient for people and companies to navigate. They are intended to ease the technical headaches of managing and customizing PDFs, and are aiding in accelerating the adoption of digital tools on a wider scale by providing solutions that give people tools for their specific paperwork needs.”
The Etch E-Signature endpoint allows developers to fill out or generate new PDFs for use in e-signature request packets. Likewise, the PDF filling endpoint is useful for when a PDF needs content added but no signature is required. Finally, the PDF Generation endpoint can be used to create new PDFs completely from scratch.
The Anvil PDF API is available for use immediately and the company has published documentation, tutorials, and client libraries over at useanvil.com.