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April 24, 2012

EchoSign Use Explodes with Latest Mobile and Desktop Reader Integrations

The brand new Adobe EchoSign integration with Mobile Reader, and the much improved Adobe desktop Reader integration that both launched last week, have seen some of the strongest adoption we’ve ever seen at EchoSign.

Simply put, EchoSign Web Contracting and Electronic Signature, has exploded in the last week since the latest integrations launched.  And we expect the trend to accelerate even further in the coming weeks — the roll-out of the latest Readers have only just begun to 1,000,000,000 mobile devices and PCs worldwide.

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And we’re not stoping there — of course.  Look for many more improvements here to come in the coming months.

EchoSign + Adobe Reader = E-Signatures for Everyone.

#thepowerofAdobe

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January 10, 2012

1,000,000,000 is Cool: Adobe Adds Native EchoSign Integration to the 1 Billion Users of Adobe Reader Today

Big news for EchoSign today – Adobe has added a new Sign button and native EchoSign integration for the 1,000,000,000 (that’s 1 billion J) users of Adobe Reader.

Now, you can:

(1)  Sign any document yourself in Adobe Reader for free – with the new Sign button in Reader

(2)  Send it out for electronic signature through EchoSign

All in one click.

Super easy, super powerful, super free, super cool.

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And this is just the start.  Look for even more functionality in Q2, including the full EchoSign user experience embedded in Reader.  And our Mobile Reader integration coming soon is very cool as well.

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November 9, 2011

E-Signatures: A Feature, A Product, or a Company?

echosign_transacts_1_millionTwo variants of one question we received a lot over the years at EchoSign, especially in the early days, were the classic:

“OK.  EchoSign is pretty cool.  But won’t it just become a feature of XXXX?”  [Replace XXXX with Acrobat, Salesforce, Google, whatever]

and/or

“OK.  It’s more than just a feature.  But you can’t really build a $100m business in e-signatures?  It’s really a product, not a company, right?”

Our answer to both, as you might expect, was no.  Which was not to say, however, that the answers are quite so binary.

Flash forward to almost 2012, an eight-figure EchoSign business, joining Adobe — and what have we learned, about bringing online document signing to the web? First, as part of Adobe, we are going to make e-signatures a feature.  Starting in January in Adobe Reader, and then a little later in Mobile Reader, e-signatures will be a free feature.

sneak_peek_1_billionPlain and simple.  The 1,000,000,000 users of Adobe Reader and the soon to be x00,000,000+ users of Mobile Reader (growing at the rate of 2m a week just on iOS alone) will get the basic version of EchoSign for free.  And in fact, they’ll get some benefits they don’t have today (beyond ubiquity), principally off-line support.  The reality is despite some innovations by Google in particular, HTML just doesn’t work great off-line.  But your contracts spend a lot of time off-line.  Reader will become the ‘native app’ for off-line and on-line signing with EchoSign.

So in one sense, as of Q1 next year, e-signatures will be for the first time be a classic feature of a Big Company’s larger offering.  The basic version of EchoSign in Q1 will officially become a core feature of the almost $1,000,000,000 Adobe PDF universe, with a full roadmap ahead of it during 2012.  For basic use cases, there will simply be no charge at all.

What then become of e-signatures as a product?  Well in fact, that journey, by contrast, has just begun.  Because it’s not really about e-signatures.

When we launched EchoSign as the first 100% web-based signature product on January 1, 2006 on TechCrunch (how much has changed since then!), we carefully chose our name and tagline.  The idea was not just to get docu ments signed, but that the Echo in our name attempted to speak to the idea of automating the whole contracting process.  From creation, to collaboration, to execution, to archive, to management.  We feel we’re about 10% of the way there after almost 6 years.  But the web is now ready for and already deep down the path of the next phase — Web Contracts.  Of which e-signatures are the central piece.

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So yes in early 2012 e-signatures will finally become a feature.  Yes, 100 smarty-pants VCs were right.  In a sense.  But that’s just one step in a journey to a 100% web contracting process.  Thank you for joining us for the first phase.  Next year, it starts to get really good.  EchoSign, e-signatures, and web contracts are officially one of Adobe’s top 2012 priorities.  Our team has doubled.  Expect much more.  We’ve already tripled our growth rate in four months under Adobe.  We’ll deliver for you.

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November 3, 2011

Sneak Peak: EchoSign Comes to 1,000,000,000 Users of Adobe Reader in Full Force in January

uploading_documentSince EchoSign became part of Adobe in July, many of you have asked “Great.  What’s in it for me?” Fair enough.

Certain benefits were almost immediate.  We now have a $2,000,000,000+ balance sheet backing us, meaning vendor risk has been completely eliminated in the e-signature space for the first time.  We’ve added some quick first-step integrations, including the use of Adobe IDs for Single Sign On, as well as a basic link to EchoSign in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.  And, as you’ll see in the coming months, Adobe has deployed many more resources to support EchoSign.  Our team will soon have doubled in size, especially engineering and product, so we’ll get more features and functionality out to you even faster.

But back to those integrations.  We’ve just gotten started.  Adobe invented the PDF, and over 1 billion copies of Reader have been installed on PCs and mobile devices worldwide.  You’ll begin to see Reader evolve in Q1 into a device that furthers our vision of web contracts.  Why does Reader matter?  Because contracts live as PDFs — it’s how we safely collaborate and share them.  And PDFs are opened in Reader.  So the reality is, Reader is the natural place to start the contracting process for the vast majority of contracts — it’s the native app you open them in in the first place.

The Reader integration will roll forward in several stages.  In Q1, you’ll see two important pieces of EchoSign inside of Adobe Reader — all in one simple click, with a new button in Reader – “Sign”.

First, you’ll be able to fill in and sign any document you open in Reader, period.  For free.  Second, you’ll then be able to take any document in Reader, whether you’ve signed it yourself or not, and send it out for e-signature via EchoSign, in one click.

uploading_full_screenPDF is the language of contracts and contract collaboration.  Reader + EchoSign = web contracts for everyone, everywhere, every-how.

And after this huge update for Reader, we’ve got a lot more planned.  Imagine much of the entire EchoSign experience inside of Reader, running at turbocharged native speed.  Imagine EchoSign fully integrated inside of Mobile Reader too – already one of the Top 5 most popular mobile apps.  Imagine just for a little while longer.  We’re building it all for you.

It’s going to be great.

#thePowerofAdobe

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October 1, 2011

EchoSign Doubles in 30 Days, Powers Ahead Under Adobe

visitor_overviewPhase 1 of our product integrations with Adobe rolled out during September with a basic, but integrated, Send for Signature function inside of Adobe Reader. This update is free and is being pushed out in phases “over the air” to new and existing Reader users.

The learning? After 2 weeks, this first phase has already doubled the rate of our new EchoSign user sign-ups. Boom.

This is just the start. We believe, and have always believed since our full launch on January 1, 2006, in bringing e-signatures to every business, anywhere, of any size. That includes providing everything from the richest set of functionality for our Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers … all the way to a 5+ year commitment to a true free and freemium model for our small business customers.

Look for much, much more in the coming months. We’re just getting started.

Web Signatures for All.

#ThePowerOfAdobe

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July 29, 2011

EchoSign Joins Acrobat.com

Hot on the heels of our first integration into Adobe Reader (and its 500m+ users) this week, is the first phase of our integration with Adobe’s on-line web tools at Acrobat.com.

The Acrobat.com tools include the $100m Adobe Connect web collaboration service, as well as the extremely popular SendNow file exchange system, as well as other document-centric web services.

Integration with Adobe Reader, and Acrobat.com, are just the start. Look for much more in 2011, and 2012 as well. We promise you, you’ll be amazed at what the power of Adobe will bring to EchoSign electronic signatures over the next 12 months.

The age of the paper contract is now officially drawing to a close.

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