February 13, 2013
Remember floppy disks? What about cassette tapes? These two types of technology seem almost ancient, and something you might find in an antique store. Well move over floppy disks and cassette tapes and make some room for the fax machine! A large percentage of faxes are used to send a document with multiple signatures. What if these documents could be signed and exchanged electronically by each person?
Adobe Acrobat XI has full support for signing documents. Adobe EchoSign is an easy to use online service that allows you to instantly send, eSign, track and file documents securely. Recipients can sign right in their browser on virtually any connected device without downloading a plug-in or having to create an EchoSign account. Using these two products together gives you the ability to complete the entire process of signing documents electronically, and the final signed document can be viewed reliably by anyone with the free Adobe Reader.
It’s simple too!
November 15, 2012
It’s crunch time! Adobe EchoSign makes eSignatures simple, secure and allows you to track the status of your documents with real-time updates – even when you’re on the go! That’s why we believe Adobe EchoSign deserves the Crunchies Award for “Best Mobile App.” While EchoSign already stands out as the #1 e-Signature service, we need your help to win this award!
Here’s where you come in. From now until December 6, you can submit a nomination for Adobe EchoSign in the “Best Mobile App” category each day. All it takes is a single click, and you can do it once per day.
Hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat and TechCrunch, the 2012 Crunchies Awards recognize the top apps, companies, innovations and innovators of the year. There’s only a few weeks left to vote, so help support your favorite mobile app for changing the game for contract deals in the cloud by voting for EchoSign today.
If you haven’t tried the EchoSign App for iOS, you can check it out here and start streamlining your business processes today!
October 24, 2012
The second video in our series of Acrobat XI tips and tricks is all about eSignatures. With the recent integration of Adobe’s web contracting solution, EchoSign, into Acrobat XI, you can easily sign a PDF yourself electronically or getting a file e-signed by others.
July 18, 2012
Since marketing and sales departments exist to make life easier for customers, I’m surprised to see so many teams drop this customer-centric philosophy at the most critical moment of the business-client relationship – the contract process. Adopting eSignatures helps sales and marketing teams save a lot of time and resources, while closing more deals with customers.
My recent article in Marketing Tech highlights several ways eSignatures benefit both the business and the customer.
For the business, eSignatures remove the contract process from the multiple steps needed to secure signatures offering a digital option that automates the many back-and-forth conversations between a sales rep and a client. Digital contracts also offer a way to collaboratively work on documents and provide an easy way to track, store and access contracts.
For the customer, eSignatures offer convenience as prospects can access contracts on the Web from their laptop, desktop and even mobile device essentially giving them 24/7 access. Most eSignature solutions don’t require software downloads, making it even more attractive for customers to sign this way. All eSignatures are backed by the federal ESIGN Act, ensuring the legality of the contract, which should put the customer at ease.
Read the full post in Marketing Tech to see how eSignatures can help increase ROI and customer loyalty.
Loretta Jones, head of marketing, Adobe EchoSign
February 21, 2012
Non-profit organizations are often tasked with having to use their resources wisely and make the most of limited resources. With minimal budgets and overworked employees and volunteers who are often busy balancing charity work with other jobs, time and money are valuable commodities. The last thing a non-profit wants is to miss out on funds or delay its mission due to a slow contracting process. E-signatures and Web-based contracting offer non-profits the ability to get deals signed quickly so they can focus on the job at hand – helping people.
Non-profit organizations like yellobric are already experiencing the many benefits of e-signatures. yellobric is a charity that enables sustainable, long-term economic growth in the developing world through education and mass distribution of literature. The charity focuses on distributing e-readers as a low-cost and effective way of supplying children who live in the developing world with educational material, Web access and other learning tools. In order to license e-readers to secondary schools, yellobric must obtain signatures from its participants. In an effort to save time and money, yellobric turned to Adobe EchoSign to complete the necessary paperwork. With Adobe EchoSign, yellobric is able to send a contract to Kenya instantaneously, when previously that contract would take at least one week to reach Kenya and another week to be returned.
This scenario rings true for many charities that work internationally. Adopting e-signatures helps ensure that the contracting process does not interfere with the important missions of non-profit organizations.
Jason Lemkin, vice president of web business services at Adobe