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August 27, 2013

The Bottom Line of the Dotted Line

foxton logo (2)Automated contract management lets Foxtons real estate agents spend less time on administrative tasks and more time closing deals. Foxtons chose Adobe EchoSign because it has a user-friendly interface that helps anyone—buyers, sellers, and renters—sign documents online with ease.

“When dealing with multiple tenants, it could take two to three weeks for everyone to visit a Foxtons office and sign the contract—a delay that sometimes caused deals to fall through,” says IT director Dan Rafferty. “The ease and accessibility of Adobe EchoSign has helped us shorten the average signing time to less than one week.”

Adobe EchoSign helps Foxtons complete 900 rental agreements and 300 sales every month, and with mobile device enablement, clients can even e-sign contracts while waiting at the airport. With the new process, contracts have even closed in as little as seven minutes.

Click here to learn more about Foxtons and how it easily integrated Adobe EchoSign directly into its workflow.

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August 22, 2013

Adobe EchoSign Twitter Integration: How to Opt-In or Opt-Out

At Adobe EchoSign we know that getting the signatures you need can require strong relationships and constant contact.  That’s why we have integrated with Twitter to allow you to brag a little bit about how well you’re doing to all your followers. We’re very proud of how successful our customers have been with EchoSign, and we want to hear about it.

If you are an Adobe EchoSign customer and want to set up the Twitter integration to increase your free e-signature count to 10 per month per company, then follow this quick step-by-step guide.  If you’re more of the humble type and don’t want your success socialized, then this guide can tell you how to remove the automatic tweets that come from EchoSign on your Twitter account as well.

Step 1. Sign into your Adobe EchoSign account at https://secure.echosign.com/public/login

Step 2. Hover over your name and click “profile” to enter the settings area of your account.

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Step 3. Click on “Twitter Integration” under “Personal Preferences” on the left side of the screen.

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Step 4. If you are looking to enable the Twitter integration to gain 10 more free e-signatures per month per company, then click the green “enable” button.

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If you are trying to opt-out of the Twitter integration, then just click the green disable button.  From now on you shouldn’t see any more automatic tweets about EchoSign come from your account.

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Step 5. If you are enabling the integration, you’ll then be brought to Twitter to authorize our app. Make sure you are signed into the correct Twitter account, and click “Authorize app.”

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Now you’re all set.  If you have any other questions, please let us know in the comments, or visit our support page at echosign.adobe.com/en/support.html

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August 20, 2013

Accountants at Anton Collins Mitchell Stay on Track with E-Signatures

Anton-Collins-Mitchell_Logo (2)Client contracts must remain current, or it can interrupt the work of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP. To keep its business in motion, the Colorado accounting firm uses Adobe EchoSign to efficiently and securely obtain e-signatures and manage contracts.

ACM used to mail two hard copies to clients for signatures. But processing could be delayed for several reasons, such as misplaced documents or unavailable stakeholders. Adobe EchoSign eliminates these problems by automating the routing and tracking of documents and enabling online document signing from any device, in any location. Unlike the old manual method, the Adobe solution also provides clear audit trails showing when documents were delivered, opened, and signed.

“Once the papers left our hands, it became impossible to tell where contracts were or how soon they would be returned. Now, Adobe EchoSign gives us control over our workflow to help ensure up-to-date contracts,” says Jenni McLean, operations manager at ACM.

Click here to find out more about how ACM uses Adobe EchoSign to keep the company’s workflow in motion.

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August 15, 2013

TiVo Sees Faster Authorization and Increased Visibility

TiVo_logo_2011_RGB_300dpi (2)It just got a lot easier to become an authorized TiVo retailer, thanks to Adobe EchoSign. Implementing a seamless electronic signature workflow has helped the home entertainment pioneer cut approval time from three weeks to only 72 hours.

“Leveraging the automation in Adobe EchoSign, we were able to remove days from our contract cycle time while increasing our control and visibility into the workflow and establishing clear audit trails for our internal records,” says Larry Denny, vice-president and associate general counsel at TiVo.

TiVo originally acquired Adobe EchoSign for legal contracts, but the company is using it to streamline internal and external operations throughout the company. For example, TiVo uses mobile capabilities in Adobe EchoSign to manage non-disclosure agreements. Visitors simply e-sign a tablet form when they check in at the office lobby, and the signed NDA is transmitted automatically to the legal department’s contract database.

Learn more about TiVo’s use of EchoSign here or watch the video here.

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August 8, 2013

Integrating Electronic Signatures with your Website or Software

Now, by adding electronic signatures to your own company’s website or software, you can streamline and better manage digital documents — both coming in to your workflow and being sent out from it. Adobe EchoSign allows you to integrate electronic signature capability to your existing website, blog, or software with ease. The integrated solution looks and functions as part of your own website while still providing the level of trust and confidence provided by Adobe EchoSign.

For Your Website

Adobe EchoSign features the easiest signing experience in the industry and the ability to instantly send, e-sign, track, and file documents securely online. If you run your own website or blog, all you need is the EchoSign widget. It allows you to post a document or PDF form for e-signature to any page on your website with just a single line of HTML. For example, you could create a form on your website that all your partners or vendors must fill out as part of your new partner or vendor onboarding process.

Once you have an EchoSign account, all you have to do is click “Create Widget” on your Home tab and upload a document or PDF form. Then we’ll work our magic and give you the HTML code you need to drop into your website automatically. It’s as simple as that.

Once the page is set up you can point people there, and we’ll do the rest. Moments after someone e-signs your document, you (and your signers) will be e-mailed a PDF copy – and a copy will automatically be placed in your EchoSign account.  EchoSign creates an easy to follow audit trail and file management system to make the process completely seamless in a fraction of the time.

For Applications

If you want to get more advanced and actually integrate EchoSign into your own web app, you can do that too. All you need is the EchoSign API.

Adobe EchoSign has prebuilt integration with CRM platforms such as Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and document management systems such as Box and SharePoint – these integrations are built on the same set of API that we make available to you and your developers. For example if you wanted to incorporate electronic signatures into your financial database or with an open source CRM platform, EchoSign would provide you with a complete professional solution.

The Adobe EchoSign e-Signature Platform utilizes Web Services API for communication with external systems. Web Services is a standard, secure and scalable method of establishing communications between web-based services.

The Adobe EchoSign API requires every developer to have a unique API key allowing them to integrate their solution to EchoSign while applying EchoSign’s permission model to the data they can create or access.

If you want to get started with using our API, sign up for a free Developer Edition today.

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August 5, 2013

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Eliminates Paper Contracts with Adobe EchoSign

PatchWstateSeal2The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in California’s Central Valley helps ensure public safety with 1,300 employees in 21 offices in an area roughly twice the size of Delaware. Half of the county is public land, including the Sequoia and KingsCanyon national parks and the Sequoia and Inyo national forests. The other half is the nation’s second-largest producer of agricultural commodities.

Old methods of signing documents and exchanging information—scanning, faxing, and emailing—were slow and unreliable. In fact, the department even relied on volunteer couriers to take hard copies from office to office. Such methods inhibited accurately tracking the status of documents such as personnel forms, policy authorizations, and purchase requisitions.

Adobe EchoSign gave us an efficient, accelerated workflow that helped us process more than 5,000 contracts in just over one year of use,” says the public information officer, Sergeant Chris Douglass. “We don’t deal with paper forms anymore. A requisitions request needs three signatures and a final copy delivered to the business office. With Adobe EchoSign, the forms can be completed by all signatories and the business office can receive a signed and secure PDF copy all in less than a minute.”

Using e-signatures to eliminate the need to handle physical forms has enabled Tulare County to boost efficiencies while cutting costs. Find out more about how Tulare uses EchoSign for contract management here.

 

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August 1, 2013

Check Out the World’s Largest E-Card to Welcome the Royal Baby

To welcome Prince William & Kate Middleton’s new royal baby to the world, Adobe EchoSign plans to send along a congratulatory E-card. However, we are Adobe so you know this is not going to be your everyday, run-of-the-mill greeting card. Since Adobe EchoSign features the easiest signing experience in the industry and the ability to instantly send, e-sign, track, and file documents securely online, we aim to present the royal baby with the world’s largest E-card ever made!  When we hit 50,000 e-signatures from around the world, we will have broken the Guinness World Record, so help us hit our mark. Click on the microsite below to add your name to the card, bringing us one step closer to being a Guinness World Record holder.

Just click on the image below or visit adoberoyalbabycard.com to be a part of history. We need your help to break this record, so please pass this along to anyone else you know who loves babies, the royal family or just likes breaking records.  Thank you so much for your support!

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