Most Common Uses for Electronic Signature
Have you ever stopped to consider how many different things you sign every day? Sales contracts, vendor agreements, non-disclosures, forms of every kind. It quickly adds up to a lot of paper that you must manage, sign, track, return and store.
The result? Wasted time and money. A lack of visibility and control over paper documents. Rework due to illegibility, missed signatures an rekeying of data. And a negative impact on the environment.
Now, imagine the freedom you'd have if you didn’t need to print and fax or overnight all those documents. No trying to remember who signed what when. No waiting by the fax machine. No filing cabinets.
No matter your industry, the size or type of your business or your specific department, DocuSign has a solution for you. Take a look at these 10 most common use cases for electronic signature:
For many businesses, sales contracts are the most frequently signed document —and the most important. Electronic signature can help reduce the sales cycle, increase close rates, improve CRM usage and drive pipeline visibility. In fact, DocuSign is the most trusted in sales as the exclusive electronic signature solution used by salesforce.com sales reps to close more deals faster, and the most trusted in real estate transactions as the official and exclusive electronic signature solution for the 1.1 million members of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Business examples: B2B sales organizations, real estate brokerages, professional services companies
Businesses purchase items and services all the time. Electronic signature provides greater visibility and control into the purchasing process, reduces administrative time and allows businesses to lock in the price and terms sooner to drive costs down.
Business examples: retail, consumer or professional services companies
If your customers need to fill out forms or other paperwork to do business with you, electronic signatures have a place in your business. Not only do you save on paper and printing, you can eliminate rekeying of data, which saves time and translates to virtually no errors, allowing you to on board new customers quicker. That means you'll start earning revenue sooner.
Business examples: insurance companies, banks, credit unions, salons and spas, doctor’s offices
For project-focused businesses, change is inevitable. Electronic signature can help you to quickly agree to and process change orders and customer approvals while storing signed documents in the cloud so everyone - your team, your subcontractors and/or your customers - have access anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device.
Business examples: architecture, web design, construction and professional services firms; print shops, custom art/furniture businesses
To get the multiple approvals needed for big-ticket items such as new servers or project management workflows and more, DocuSign delivers the speed you need to make quick decisions and keep your organization running smoothly.
Business examples: IT departments, Help Desks
There’s plenty of paperwork associated with hiring new talent. The contact forms, benefits enrollment, automatic deposit for paychecks... the list goes on. All those documents can be handled easily, quickly and securely using electronic signatures. What's more, they are easily stored in the cloud for anytime, anywhere access by all signing parties. That way, you can speed up recruiting, bring on new talent quicker and reduce administrative time and cost.
Business examples: all businesses
Because DocuSign electronic signatures are legally-binding with a court-admissible audit trail, they are ideal for common legal documents, such as intellectual property licensing. Leveraging DocuSign for legal documents can increase visibility, control and compliance.
Business examples: franchise stores, technology companies
In a competitive world, NDAs provide security, positioning you to do business with customers, partners, suppliers and employees in confidence. Traditional pen and paper makes NDAs highly inconvenient, and therefore often overlooked. With electronic signatures, it’s so easy and fast—they can be signed via mobile device, or even in-person so you can start discussions and partnerships as soon as your meeting starts without delay.
Business examples: all businesses
If partnerships with dealers, distributors or other sales channels are core to the success of your business, electronic signatures can make it easy and more attractive to do business with you. Why? Businesses like the ease and convenience that DocuSigning offers.
Business examples: all businesses, wholesalers, retailers
Whether you work with kids or need to verify the age of your employees to serve alcohol at your restaurant, electronic signatures can integrate with ID verification solutions to make it easy, fast and secure.
Business examples: restaurants and bars, kids’ camps, school districts
In short, DocuSign and electronic signature make your world work better, giving you the freedom to finish business faster on the world's most trusted electronic signature network. DocuSign delivers results for multi-national enterprises, small to mid-size companies and individuals with solutions for every industry, business, department and personal application. It's easy, fast and secure.