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April 22, 2014

Go Green in the Office for Earth Day with Adobe EchoSign!

We’re all about saving paper and resources at Adobe EchoSign. In business today, companies that are “green-minded” with how they are using resources, not only help improve the environment but can also save money – double bonus! Last year’s EchoSign IP Study, Paper: An Endangered Species revealed that cutting back on paper use and going digital is a key step in “Going Green” for all types of businesses. From reducing costs to increasing efficiency and document security, the benefits of taking your contracts and important documents digital with EchoSign are endless.

Here are several other ways companies can save resources by digitizing workflows:

  • Use mobile technology to get business done: Many, if not all, of the tools business professionals use regularly have a corresponding mobile app. Use of these apps can help ensure you are able to get business done while on-the-go without having to print out lengthy documents, scribble notes or keep calendars on paper. For example, the Adobe Reader mobile app helps you view and edit documents from your smart phone or device. Apps like Dropbox store important documents for you, so you can access them from anywhere, and the Evernote app helps you sync up your key documents on every device you use. Finally, the Adobe EchoSign app allows you to get key documents signed and as a result, business done from anywhere, even when offline.

 

  • Send documents electronically: Does anyone in business use “snail mail” anymore? Sending physical documents is insecure, inefficient and creates a lot of unnecessary waste. These days, everything can be sent electronically, saving your business time and resources. Use Adobe Acrobat to PDF your important documents before sending them over to ensure security and prevent unauthorized editing. Adobe EchoSign allows you to send contracts and close deals electronically with legally binding e-signatures, and keeps documents secure with password protection and other security options. No more scanning, faxing, printing or posting!

 

  • Store documents in digital archives: Printing and filing is old school! When important documents are filed in a paper filing system, not only is it a waste of time and paper, but your business runs the risk of losing those vital records. Electronic filing systems help companies to always know where important records are and have access to those records from everywhere. With Adobe EchoSign, key documents and contracts are stored within your account in an online archive and can be accessed from anywhere. Acrobat.com also allows you to store important PDFs and access them from your mobile device where ever you may be doing business that day. And an Adobe Creative Cloud membership comes with online storage for your creative files, to allow access on any device or computer.

Adobe and their partners offer many products that help companies to go digital with their business processes, and save time, money and resources while doing it. This Earth Day, make a pledge to make your company a little more digital by incorporating some of the above solutions into the way you do business!

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April 22, 2013

Adobe EchoSign Launches New Green Meter for Earth Day 2013!

Did you or your company do anything for Earth Day this year? Today more than one billion people around the world will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, but sometimes we all get a little too busy to do something special.

That’s why Adobe EchoSign built the Green Meter.  The Green Meter lets you show the world how sustainable you’ve been all year by simply converting the number of paper documents you saved by using  e-signatures into stats about how much water, waste, and wood that would be.

Adobe Echo Sign Green Meter

Now, we’re not saying that Earth Day is a contest or anything, but let’s just say that if it were, this would be your secret weapon. You can share these stats on Facebook or Twitter, or just use them as talking points at your big meeting this week.

We appreciate you helping us make a real difference to our environment every day of the year – not just on Earth Day. So go ahead and brag about it. You deserve it!

And if you really want to get your company’s name out there for being one of the most environmentally conscious companies in your industry, then post your stats to Earth Day’s Facebook Page, or use Twitter’s climate change hashtag #faceofclimate to socialize your sustainability efforts.

Using EchoSign to eliminate the printing of documents not only keeps with green practices, it also saves your organization money – what’s good for the planet is good for business. What other sustainability practices do you do to save paper and water and eliminate waste?

Author: Jon Perera, Vice President, EchoSign

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April 3, 2013

Adobe Study: Is Paper Now On The Endangered Species List?

New research unveiled today by Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) reveals important new insights from U.S. managers around digital business processes and paper.  According to the study, “Paper: An Endangered Species? the majority of the managers surveyed had overwhelmingly negative attitudes toward traditional paper-based processes and cite productivity, security, attracting talent and going green as the benefits of a completely digital workflow. The research is based on interviews with 1,051 U.S. managers in small, medium and large businesses.

Below are a few stats from the report:

  • 51% of respondents said that a digital workflow makes filing and managing documents easier;
  • 98% of respondents noted they still use paper in their transactions involving contracts;
  • More than two-thirds believe that paper-based contracts are prone to defacing;
  • 76% of respondents said they are impressed by companies that have a strong digital presence;

The data points referenced above come from a study commissioned by Adobe, produced by research firm Edelman Berland and conducted as an online survey among 1,051 U.S. managers who draft, send or sign contracts and agreements at small, medium and large companies. The margin of error for this study (n=1,051) is +/- 3.1%. The survey was fielded between Wednesday, January 30, 2013 and Friday, February 8, 2013.

For more information on the research results visit the study: Paper: An Endangered Species? and Paper: An Endangered Species? Infographic.

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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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