By moving contract work to the cloud, companies in any industry can eliminate paper. That gives them at least three competitive advantages:
- Speed: E-signing takes minutes, whereas chasing ink-on-paper signatures can waste days or weeks.
- Savings: Paper is expensive. So is printing out multiple copies of documents, shipping them, driving to meetings to retrieve them and devoting human resources to those activities.
- Sustainability: Customers respect companies that make smart choices that benefit the environment while improving service.
Two of our customers in very different industries exemplify the benefits that come from greening contract work. The first is Aetna, one of the nation’s leading providers of health care insurance. The company was the first in its market to deploy electronic contract processing for physicians, hospitals and other health care facilities. Not only did Aetna cut its contract processing time from as much as three weeks to as few as two days, it also decreased its paper usage by 1 million pieces per year.
Meanwhile, one of our customers in the transportation industry is also proving that going green is good for business. Celadon Trucking, one of North America’s largest truckload carriers, uses e-signatures to turn contracts over faster and reduce dependency on paper. The company processes scores of contracts each week, and getting those contracts signed online gives its sales staff more time for selling, while improving the experience for customers. And the environmental benefits of e-signing help Celadon fulfill its mission as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program.
As it turns out, it is easy being green – as easy as e-signing a cloud-based contract.
Headed to Adobe MAX? Don’t forget to stop by the EchoSign pod in the Adobe booth and see how much time you can shave off your next contract.
Jason Lemkin, vice president of web business services at Adobe