BURLINGTON, MA — July 7, 2009 — Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today introduced Nuance PDF Converter Professional 6, the newest release of its flagship desktop PDF solution. Nuance finally allows organizations to replace Adobe® Acrobat® software by delivering a product that is one-third the cost*, provides all of the rich features that organizations need to create, edit, convert and share PDF, and includes a range of document productivity and collaboration features not available from Adobe. Nuance’s “Better PDF for Business” proposition comes at a time when businesses everywhere are looking for ways to rein in costs and increase efficiency.

“There are only two options when it comes to enterprise-class PDF solutions — Adobe Acrobat or Nuance’s PDF Converter Professional,” said Robert Weideman, general manager and senior vice president of Nuance Document Imaging. “And of the two, Nuance is the only company to deliver the best PDF solution for business — with the right features and a price structure that allows everyone within an organization to take advantage of PDF. Alternative solutions don’t implement PDF to Adobe’s or Nuance’s level, meaning that they can’t open or display all PDF files. Only Nuance delivers the price, features and compatibility needed to to get the most out of your investment in PDF.”

With over three million seats of its PDF solutions deployed, Nuance has established itself as the premier provider of PDF desktop applications designed specifically for office environments. The new product builds on that momentum, adding unique features that bridge the gap between paper and digital document workflows — saving office workers significant time and expense, and accelerating green office initiatives.

First, new PDF Portfolios enable paperless collaboration, embedding file-types and folders — including PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and even images and videos — into a single PDF file with simple click and drag steps. Similarly, the unique Document Assembly feature in PDF Converter Professional 6 lets users drag and drop various file types into a PDF, and even renumber pages and edit headers and footers automatically within the newly assembled PDF document. A new PDF Auto-Pilot feature allows users to collapse multiple editing tasks into a single click.

PDF Converter Professional 6 also allows users to scan paper documents directly to PDF, saving time by eliminating the need to scan and then convert the resulting image. Users can choose to make scanned PDF files searchable or convert them to fully-formatted Microsoft Word or Excel documents, using the world’s most accurate optical character recognition (OCR) engine — Nuance’s OmniPage software – which is built into PDF Converter Professional 6. Nuance has also integrated Microsoft SharePoint and ECM connectivity directly into the Enterprise version of the product, making content management and discovery easier and more efficient. In addition, PDF Converter Professional 6 is the only PDF alternative to offer support for XFA forms, which are XML-enabled dynamic Web forms.

As the pressures of today’s economy continue to squeeze IT budgets, PDF Converter Professional 6 offers a complete, 100 percent compatible PDF solution at one-third the cost of its nearest competitor, Adobe Acrobat*. Not only can organizations save on their PDF investment by switching to PDF Converter Professional 6, but IT managers can also deploy PDF to more people within their organization, increasing productivity and streamlining the way people work with PDF. Nuance offers an interactive savings calculator — http://www.betterpdf.com/calc/corp/ — that allows organizations to estimate the cost savings that can be realized with PDF Converter Professional compared to Adobe Acrobat.

PDF Converter Professional has won over individual users and organizations such as the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Texas Children’s Hospital, Logitech, Alston & Bird and Akerman Senterfitt through a simple formula — deliver all of the rich features needed in a PDF desktop application, including some not available in other solutions, at a price that is one-third the cost of alternative solutions.

For a complete list of the exciting features in PDF Converter Professional 6, please visit www.nuance.com/pdf.

Pricing and Availability
Nuance’s family of PDF solutions is available through Nuance’s global network of reseller partners, retail partners, eCommerce partners and directly from Nuance. PDF Converter Enterprise is $149.99, and PDF Converter Professional 6 is $99.99 for individual users, with volume discounts available through the Nuance Open License Program. Upgrade pricing and support products are also available. For additional information on features, pricing and volume licensing programs, please visit www.nuance.com/pdf or call 1 800 443-7077.

Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit: www.nuance.com.

Nuance, the Nuance logo, OmniPage, Better PDF for Business and PDF Converter Professional are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other company names or product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

The statements in this press release, relating to future plans or future events or services, are forward-looking statements which are subject to specific risks and uncertainties. These could involve particular market trends, competition factors and other risks described in the documents submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results, events and services may vary significantly from the forecasts. The reader is warned not to rely on these forward-looking statements without reservation, since these are simply reflections of the current situation.

*Price estimate based on current pricing for Adobe Acrobat published on Adobe’s Web site.
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