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Use DocuSign to complete approvals and agreements in minutes or hours—not days—from almost anywhere in the world. Quickly and securely access and sign documents. Easily upload and send documents for others to sign. Send reminders and check signing status almost any time.
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Modernize your System of Agreement

Go digital beyond the signature. Save additional time, money, and errors by automating and connecting entire agreement processes. Embed electronic signing and payment requests into your existing website, portals, and applications. Use DocuSign’s pre-built integrations or APIs to connect to the systems you already use. With DocuSign, you not only get eSignature but also the many options of a System of Agreement Platform.

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DocuSign is used across industries, regions, and organizations large and small. Our products include the powerful features you need with the ease-of-use you require, so you can get your work done quickly.

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The DocuSign Advantage

Secure

DocuSign systems and processes meets the industry’s most rigorous security certification standards.

Available

DocuSign’s infrastructure has enabled us to deliver over 99.99% platform availability to our customers and users worldwide over the past 24 months.

Global

With hundreds of millions of users from more than 180 countries worldwide, and signing enabled in 43 localized languages, users everywhere can enjoy the benefits of digital agreement processes for most documents while meeting the requirements of national laws worldwide.

Open & Extensible

Because every business is different, DocuSign is flexible. We have hundreds of out-of-box connectors for common applications. And if you require a custom solution, our APIs allow developers to extend and integrate DocuSign.


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The cost savings, speed and convenience of DocuSign have already made a significant, positive impact on our business. DocuSign has paid for itself multiple times over.
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eSignatures FAQs

What is an electronic signature?

The US Federal ESIGN Act defines an "electronic signature" as an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. Electronic signatures have been used for eSigning offer letters, sales contracts, permission slips, rental/lease agreements, liability waivers, financial documents, etc. They are legally binding in most business and personal transactions in almost every country in the world.

Can I electronically sign and pay at the same time?

Yes, with DocuSign Payments, powered by Stripe, you can sign and pay in just one step. Make payments using any major credit card, Apple Pay or Android Pay.

Are DocuSign's electronic signatures legally binding?

DocuSign eSignatures enable multiple parties in different jurisdictions to complete agreements in a legally valid way. DocuSign eSignatures comply with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act and UETA, as well as international laws and statutes including European Union Regulation No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS).

How does DocuSign charge users?

It is always free to sign documents using DocuSign. DocuSign charges users for premium features like requesting signatures from others, custom branding, signer authentication, and more. See plans and features.

Are DocuSign's electronic signatures secure?

DocuSign follows industry-leading best practices for your securing your data and transactions. Each electronic signature is unique, documentable, encrypted, and tamper-evident. DocuSign ensures the confidentiality of all transactions and maintains a comprehensive audit trail of signing events.

How can I tell the status of a document sent for signing through DocuSign?

DocuSign provides a dashboard which you can use to see the status of documents including where the document is in the signing process. Reports and audit trails are available. You can even set automatic reminders and notifications. Senders and receivers can always download and print documents, 24/7.

Are digital signatures the same as electronic signatures?

Electronic signatures, or eSignatures, are a broad category of methods for signing a document. A digital signature is a type of electronic signature that uses a specific technical implementation. Digital signature providers like DocuSign follow the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) protocol.

 

Are DocuSign's electronic signatures available outside of the U.S.?

DocuSign is the global leader in electronic signature with hundreds of millions of users in more than 180 countries worldwide. Send a document from Paris, sign it in Tokyo, and close business in minutes. With DocuSign, you can electronically sign agreements from almost anywhere in the world, wherever business takes you.

What document formats does DocuSign support for eSignatures?

With DocuSign, you can upload document in formats such as Microsoft Word, PDF, or other common formats. You can upload documents from your computer or popular file-sharing sites like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

What languages does DocuSign support?

DocuSign offers the ability to send documents in 13 sending languages (including U.S. English) and the ability to sign documents in 43 localized languages. Here’s information on specific languages.

How do I sign a document?

Signing is always free! To sign a document with DocuSign, upload your document, then drag your signature, text, and date fields. Then click Send and DocuSign will email a link to the recipient where they can access the document. Try online signing for free.

Can I use DocuSign eSignatures on my smartphone or tablet?

With DocuSign's mobile app you can prepare and send documents for signature, complete in-person signing, and get instant visibility into your document status directly from your smartphone or tablet. DocuSign mobile clients are available worldwide in Apple's iOS App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone, and Windows stores. Get the app now.

How do recipients sign documents with DocuSign eSignatures?

With DocuSign, recipients of a document click a link to open the documents on an internet-enabled device (like a mobile phone, tablet, or computer). Tabs and simple instructions guide the user through the signing process, even adopting an electronic signature. The recipient clicks Finish to save the signed document.