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June 27, 2012

Drumroll please….EchoSign Summer Release is here!

EchoSign Summer Release is live! We’re pretty excited about this release because it includes a bunch of new features that customers have told us they want. These aren’t insignificant updates—they’ll make your web contracting processes much easier and even faster.

Adobe Digital Certification for all EchoSign documents
Now, all PDF files sent or downloaded from EchoSign will be certified with an Adobe EchoSign Digital Certificate.  When you see the blue “certified” bar, you have that extra bit of assurance that a file is the real deal and that nobody tampered with it.

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 Collect Supporting Documents
We’ve added the ability to collect supporting documents from signers and attach them to a contract, creating a complete package of the deal. (But you can also download attached documents independently.) Think of a mortgage application, for example. It usually includes dozens of documents from the signer, and now you can combine all of those files and move them through the process as a package.  Or if you’re in HR and you need someone to attach a driver’s license as verification — now it’s as easy for your signer to upload verification files as it is to esign. You can also access/download documents via the EchoSign API.

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Approvals
Even before you send a document for an electronic signature, you probably have to get approval from various people. Now, you can integrate that step into EchoSign, too. That’s good for legal reviewers, executives, and anybody else who isn’t an official signer but still needs a chance to approve a document. (And if you want them to initial,sign, or enter information you can require that, too.)

echosign_get_doc_signedSee the video

Conditional Data Fields
This feature is cool because it lets you either show or hide fields based on the data entered during signing. So imagine that you have geographic conditions: all people in the U.S. need to provide certain info, and all people outside the U.S. need to provide different info. You can build that logic right into the document, so it will know which fields to present to the signer. You don’t need multiple versions of the contract floating around.

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API enhancements
We’ve also added a bunch of API improvements:

  • Account-level callback mechanism to let you push all signed agreements to external systems
  • Updated document retrieval API to retrieve documents for a specific user, or retrieve them separately or combined into a single PDF
  • New APIs that let you specify approvers and download supporting documents

New versions of EchoSign integrations are on the way for NetSuite, SugarCRM, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and SharePoint. In the meantime, enjoy this new functionality and let us know what you think.

P.S. If you haven’t heard, we also recently released a new version of our iOS app!
Some cool new features:   

  •  Access documents in cloud-based systems such as Box or Dropbox.  You can also send documents directly to EchoSign from the Box OneCloud mobile application
  • Save documents locally and send these documents for signature

… and much more.  Download the app today.

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June 14, 2012

EchoSign Channels Your Inner Rock Star

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We are always happy to hear from our customers, and we think this picture deserves special mention! Read the Bonto Software case study and two additional new case studies:

St Charles Health — where we eliminate a manual process involving 5000 contracts

GT Law (UK) — where we speed up claims processing and support a ‘modern law firm’

On another note, watch this space for information on our upcoming Summer release.   A new and improved EchoSign is coming your way next week!

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June 5, 2012

Thinking Green on World Environment Day

It’s World Environment Day, and that means we’re thinking even more than usual about the green initiatives that drive EchoSign every day.

We like to think that our biggest contribution to conserving energy and reducing waste is our product itself. Our research has shown that by moving to web contracting and electronic signature, a customer can save more than 12,000 sheets of paper, 100 pounds of solid waste, and 1,000 gallons of water every year. Multiply that by thousands of customers and the savings they achieve year after year, and you can see why we think web contracting is the earth-friendly way of the future. Not only does it conserve resources, but it also saves time and money.

But we also work hard to reflect those principles in the way we operate our own business. EchoSign uses 100% NativeEnergy wind-powered renewable energy certificates to offset all power used by our servers and hardware. Our offices are also as green as practical, powered themselves by 20 wind turbines and fully Plantium LEED-Certified.

Check out how some of our customers are using web contracting to go green and save money. You’re bound to find some good ideas.

  • Read here how Aetna reduces their carbon footprint with EchoSign.
  • Read here how CIGNA saves 1,000,000 sheets of paper a year using EchoSign.
  • See here how EchoSign electronic signature is a key element of British Telecom’s paperless initiative.
  • See and hear here how EchoSign electronic signature is a key part of the American Lung Association of New England’s “Own your Air” campaign.
  • Read here how Time Warner Cable’s customers rave about EchoSign’s “eco-friendliness”.
  • VacationRentalPros: “EchoSign is our first green app!
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June 1, 2012

Not Just Faster. More.

A new post on CIO.com shares 10 ways to use smart phones to grow your sales. Look who’s mentioned in number 8:

Close deals faster. With a smartphone and an electronic signature app, “my clients can sign contracts anywhere in the world in just minutes via their smartphone,” states Reed Rigging CEO Michael deZonna, who uses Adobe EchoSign.

It’s a good reminder. A lot of customers first move to web contracting and e-signatures because they want to speed up the contracting process, but that leads to another benefit: closing more deals and growing revenues. When sales people can wrap up a deal in minutes from anywhere in the world — including on a smartphone or iPad — they’re ready to work on the next deal.

Read more about how Reed Riggings uses EchoSign. And don’t miss the other nine tips in the CIO.com post. It’s a great list.

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