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June 3, 2013

Coffey International Development Simplifies Contracting Across the Globe

Coffey_logo (2)Promoting economic growth and creating conditions for sustainable development in remote parts of the world take a lot of planning and coordination. They also demand a lot of accountability when you’re doing it on behalf of government and donor agencies.

Coffey International Development provides technology, resources, and people for clients such as the United Nations, World Bank, United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and United States Agency for International Development. Professionals from Coffey work with local consultants in more than 80 countries, where it manages roughly 190 projects. But an inefficient, paper-based process for contracting and signing documents could take weeks to complete.

“Without a signed contract, we can’t make logistical preparations like travel arrangements or enable consultants to begin projects. Delayed contracts delay the start of an entire project,” says Hannah Al-Katib, assistant manager of Coffey’s operations team. “Using Adobe EchoSign, we send contracts as easily as sending an email and have it returned in minutes.”

Funding organizations, like the UN and USAID, and local organizations in countries including Ghana, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone, can have strict quality and security requirements. Automated contract management with Adobe EchoSign securely provides status updates and audit trails for all signed documents while it frees remote personnel to do their jobs.

“Adobe EchoSign is more than e-signatures—it’s changed the way that we work,” says Al-Katib. “We’re building stronger processes and creating efficiencies that improve results for our clients.”

Read more about how Coffey’s global work here.

Author: Eitan Saban, Head of Client Success

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