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DocuSign vs. HelloSign (now Dropbox Sign)

Why choose DocuSign eSignature over alternatives

Over one million customers and one billion users trust DocuSign with their agreements. When you choose DocuSign eSignature, you partner with an experienced electronic signature provider. Plus, you can connect and automate your entire agreement process as your business grows. DocuSign solutions support everything from contract management to robust integrations.

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When it comes to your contracts, trust matters

When considering DocuSign vs. e-signature alternatives like HelloSign (now Dropbox Sign), it’s important to choose a provider you can trust. DocuSign eSignature makes it easy to support security and compliance with multiple ways to verify signers’ identities. Plus, e-signatures come with an electronic record and audit trail. You can also track every action across DocuSign with real-time system monitoring and get alerts about unusual activity.

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Named a leader by our customers

"DocuSign simplifies and expedites the signing and submission of documents. This is especially helpful, as it provides a secure environment for teamwork while reducing our paper consumption."

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Named Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer

Out of 12 e-signature solutions, DocuSign had the highest number of reviews and is the only vendor recognized for meeting and exceeding the market average for “overall experience” and “user interest and adoption.”

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Seamless integration with all your systems

DocuSign integrates with 400+ solutions to help automate the full scope of your work. Securely review and sign agreements from Zoom, manage sales documents within Salesforce, complete contractual transactions within Stripe and more.

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Deeper integrations across more solutions means you can complete agreements faster—with the tools you already use.

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FAQs about DocuSign vs. HelloSign (Dropbox Sign)

  • DocuSign eSignature is highly rated by users for ease of use, setup and administration. More than a million customers and a billion users trust DocuSign with their critical and essential agreements. eSignature is also featured on G2’s 2022 list of the Best Enterprise Products.

  • Yes, we offer a free DocuSign plan that allows you to sign documents from practically any device. Affordable options are also available if you want to send and manage agreements.

  • Yes, you can sign PDFs with our easy-to-use eSignature solution. Other supported file types include Microsoft Word documents, Google Docs, JPG images, presentations and spreadsheets.

  • It’s important to find an e-signature solution that provides digital audit trails to confirm a signature’s validity, producing a court-admissible certificate that includes the date, time and IP address of the signer. Related: Are electronic signatures admissible in court?

    Make sure you choose an e-signature solution like DocuSign eSignature that includes:
    -An electronic record
    -An audit trail
    -A tamper-evident seal
    -Real-time system monitoring and threat detection
    -Enhanced methods to verify the identity of signers

    If a participant in an agreement disputes their signature, or if there is any question about the agreement, having an audit trail can help resolve objections.

  • You bet. DocuSign eSignature meets some of the most stringent global security standards, including: 

    -ISO 27001, PCI Data Security Standard, SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 security certifications

    -eSignature supports the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

    -eSignature is authorized at the FedRAMP Moderate Impact Level

    -eSignature is available in the IL-4 environment to DoD customers

    -Tamper-proof audit trails to support critical regulatory requirements for HIPAA, BAAs and the CMS

    -For regulated GxP documents in the life sciences industry, eSignature supports requirements for CFR Part 11

  • As you evaluate e-signature solutions, such as DocuSign vs. HelloSign (now Dropbox Sign), consider what’s important to your organization. DocuSign eSignature is highly rated for:

    -An easy-to-use signing experience
    -Ease of integration with existing systems
    -APIs and support for app development
    -Innovation in features and functionality
    -Ability to handle more complex workflows, including multi-signer and multi-document workflows
    -Collaboration features that allow parties to review and suggest edits to documents before signing them
    -Security and trust

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