How DocuSign works

DocuSign lets you sign documents electronically and easily send documents for electronic signature in just minutes. Whether you’re in an office, at home, on-the-go—or even across the globe—DocuSign works every time. It’s safe, secure, and legally binding.

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Step 1

Upload your documents

Simply upload Microsoft Word, PDF, or other common document formats from your computer, or popular file-sharing sites like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

Step 2

Add who needs to sign

Add the names and email addresses of your signers and other recipients, and even specify the order of signing.

Step 3

Place tags and send

Drag and drop DocuSign tags to indicate where you need a signature, initial, or dates. You can also add standard or custom data fields for signers to fill in. Then click Send and DocuSign will email a link to recipients where they can access the document. Once the document is complete it’s stored securely for easy retrieval.

Step 1

Click the link in email

With one click on virtually any internet-enabled device you can access the document and start the document signing process.

Step 2

Follow the DocuSign tabs

Tabs and simple instructions guide you through the signing process, even adopting an electronic signature. Your electronic signatures are 100% secure, legal, and accepted around the world.

Step 3

Confirm, and you’re done

Once you’re finished, click Confirm Signing. You’re done!

Step 1

Real-time status

Just pull up your DocuSign dashboard to check status, schedule, run reports, and see audit trails. You always know where your document is in the signing process. Set automatic reminders and get notified at every step of the process.

Step 2

Documents are saved automatically – securely

Once completed, both senders and signers have 24/7 anytime, anywhere access to documents online and can download and print as needed.

Step 3

Easy to administer

You can manage internal users, adjust branding, and get visibility into documents across your organization. Advanced options help you adhere to and set compliance policies, as well as access advanced reporting.

A reliable, open, and powerful platform

Digital transaction management

Digital Transaction Management (DTM) is an emerging category of secure cloud-based software and services designed to digitally manage end-to-end business-critical transactions involving people, documents, and data inside and outside of the firewall. › Learn More

DocuSign is legal

Yes, DocuSign electronic signatures are valid and legally binding around the world. In fact, we offer you industry-leading levels of eSignature enforceability and help you comply with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act and UETA Act, as well as many other laws and statutes. › Learn More

Unparalleled security

When documents contain highly sensitive information, you can’t afford to take risks. Protecting your data is DocuSign’s top priority. That’s why we offer bank-grade security and operations. DocuSign’s comprehensive approach to security ensures the confidentiality, integrity, availability, authenticity and enforceability of your DocuSign transactions. › Learn More

DocuSign is a global service

DocuSign is the global standard for digital transaction management, with millions of users in more than 180 countries around the world. DocuSign users can conduct business in any part of the globe with our support for 44 languages for signers and 11 languages for senders. › Learn More

Industry-leading availability

Always-on availability is table-stakes for mission-critical business applications in a global world. Zero maintenance downtime means that DocuSign is always available, regardless of the time-of-year, day-of-week, time zone or country. DocuSign’s Carrier Grade System Architecture, a first in SaaS, eliminates maintenance downtime, and ensures the highest level of data integrity and system resiliency. › Learn More

Highly configurable

With the DocuSign Integration Framework, we offer a broad range of functionality that can be readily integrated into custom solutions for your business. Developers and customers can take advantage of our public REST and SOAP API’s for maximum flexibility integrating into custom business processes and applications, or use our pre-built connectors for the most popular CRM and productivity solutions on the market today. › Learn More

Anytime, anywhere, on any device

Access your DocuSign account directly from your mobile device. Sign documents, send documents out for signature, gather signatures in-person, monitor document status, access completed documents and much more. Whether you are in the office, at home, or on-the-go, DocuSign works every time from every device. › Learn More



See for yourself how easy it is to send, sign, and store agreements using DocuSign.