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September 4, 2013

Everybody Wants Streamlined E-Signatures at Foursquare

foursquare-logo (2)The Talent team at Foursquare has eliminated their manual, paper-based processes related to human resource management with streamlined, electronic signature workflows. Now, the rest of the social networking company is pushing to use the same tools.

Procedures such as employee onboarding have been greatly simplified with online document signing from Adobe EchoSign. Instead of printing, scanning, and transporting dozens of pages of print forms and documents, the company uses electronic documents. And by linking common fields, such as date of birth and Social Security number, new hires only need to fill out information once.

“With Adobe EchoSign, we’re leveraging templates to send paperwork in just a few clicks. The workflow is easy enough for all employees to pick up immediately, while still giving me the functionality to build out advanced use cases and scale to our needs,” says Talent operations manager, Matt Maimoni.

Click here to learn more about why more departments are adopting Adobe EchoSign.

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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 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 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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July 29, 2013

Kforce Reduces Time to Signature with Adobe EchoSign

kforce logo (2)Professional staffing frequently requires extensive documentation to verify and certify qualifications and licensures. In the fields of technology, health care, finance, and accounting, Kforce is a recognized leader in providing high-quality consultants and direct hire personnel.

However, complying with client and regulatory requirements is often extensive and time-consuming. Kforce vendor services supervisor Ryan Coyle says highly skilled positions can require more than 20 separate documents, including profile forms and standard contracts.

“Vendor documents are typically signed by two or three stakeholders,” he says. “In the past, documents would be filled out by hand and scanned or faxed multiple times—a process that took several days and often resulted in an illegible copy.”

Kforce created simple workflows using Adobe EchoSign, for emailing documents among stakeholders. They can access forms and add e-signatures online from any browser on any device. When completed, a clear, archive-ready electronic copy is automatically sent to stakeholders, which reduces errors and creates a more reliable archive of records.

It also saves time. Coyle says his team has dramatically reduced turnaround time for document signing and processing—from two business days to less than two hours.

To learn more about Kforce’s use of electronic signatures, please click here.

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July 1, 2013

QA Automates the Training Process with Adobe EchoSign

qa logo (2)The leading professional business and technical training company in the United Kingdom wanted to simultaneously make it easier for customers to book courses and easier for its salespeople to generate contracts and collect electronic signatures. QA chose Adobe EchoSign to make it happen.

QA provides more than 1,500 business and technical courses to more than 500,000 attendees each year. To create a completely automated booking process, it implemented BAPS (Booking, Administration, and Prospecting System) from Fulcrum Software. By integrating BAPS and Adobe EchoSign, QA has created a seamless, easy-to-use experience. Sales staff can generate contracts, send forms, track document status, and view final copes of signed documents. By using e-documents and online signature technology, QA saves on postage and paper costs, and contract turnaround takes just minutes, not days.

“We’ve probably paid for Adobe EchoSign just in saved time and consumables,” says Hugh Cave-Jones business systems specialist at QA. “The Adobe EchoSign implementation has been incredibly successful, reducing work for sales staff while delivering a professional experience for customers.”

Learn more about how Adobe EchoSign helps QA here.

Author: Eitan Saban, Head of Client Success

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June 27, 2013

Franklin County, PA Eliminates the Hassle of Obtaining Multiple Signatures

FranklinCountyColorManaging economic development and public service in a growing county puts demands on government that can negatively affect efficiency and fiscal responsibility. In an effort to simplify its processes and cut costs, Franklin County, Pennsylvania has developed a paperless document solution that uses Adobe EchoSign, for electronic signatures.

Not long ago, Franklin County’s 57 departments required vendors and employees to submit documents in triplicate for approval by county officials. Consequently, officials were buried in paperwork with inefficient audit trails. Now employees submit electronic forms to the county’s Laserfiche document management system, which prompts them to submit contracts for e-signature through Adobe EchoSign.

“Adobe EchoSign automatically delivers contracts to all of the required stakeholders, no matter how many signatures we need,” says Ed Yonker, application software specialist at Franklin County. “EchoSign gives us a clear audit trail every step of the way, adding visibility into government processes and helping the County meet compliance regulations.”franklin county visual (2)

EchoSign automatically reminds officials about pending contracts and allows them to submit securely encrypted signatures from any device, including smart phones. By eliminating multiple paper copies, Franklin County saves money on printing, frees physical storage space, and enables a mobile workforce.

Find out how else Adobe EchoSign is helping Franklin County by clicking here.

Author: Eitan Saban, Head of Client Success

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June 18, 2013

Lumension Security Automates Document Workflows with Adobe EchoSign

Lumension_Logo (2)Lumension Security, Inc. originally acquired Adobe EchoSign to capture e-signatures from its ecommerce website. But the company quickly learned it could transform document workflows throughout the organization.

Lumension specializes in endpoint security, which is increasingly important as companies allow their employees to use personal mobile devices on corporate networks. An international sales force supports clients worldwide. Sales representatives are responsible for signing several commission plans annually, all of which must be countersigned by managers. The old method of scanning, copying, and faxing documents among signees often generated illegible copies. With electronic document signing powered by Adobe EchoSign, copies route automatically.

“Before Adobe EchoSign, it could take days to obtain all of the signatures, but now plans can be returned in hours,” says Steve Poessnecker, director of business operations at Lumension.

Adobe EchoSign also streamlines workflows and boosts employee productivity by increasing visibility and tracking. Rather than chasing paper trails, team members can log into Adobe EchoSign and immediately view the status of any document, allowing them to identify and eliminate process bottlenecks.

Learn more about Lumension’s document workflows and processes here.

Author: Eitan Saban, Head of Client Success

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June 10, 2013

Sign Offline, Anywhere, Anytime with Updated EchoSign iOS App

Getting a document signed may be the most important step in any business process. When you’re on the road, you want to be able to finish that last step whether you have access to the cloud or not. Not to worry. Today, Adobe is announcing an updated iOS app for the Adobe EchoSign e-signing offering that lets you or your customer e-sign contracts, agreements and other critical business documents offline, anywhere.

We’re also announcing today that we plan to open a new, multimillion dollar data center in Chicago to complement our Dallas facility to meet the growing demand for EchoSign and help increase performance and availability. It will come online this summer.

With today’s availability of the updated Adobe EchoSign for iOS version 2 app from the Apple store, EchoSign users can sign documents offline and automatically synchronize them back to the cloud on their iPads when they have network access. The updated app features a completely redesigned user interface for sending, signing and managing transactions that simplifies signing documents or getting documents signed in-person when sender and signer are co-located. Further, leveraging Adobe’s unique expertise in document processing, PDF rendering and intuitive user interface design, the iOS native signing interface has been optimized for touch interfaces and features high quality zoom and smooth navigation.

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We also beefed up the web version of Adobe EchoSign. The Spring 2013 release has some nifty new features that will make the processes of getting a document signed easier for you and your customers.

With real-time calculations you can now create “dynamic contracts” by building fields into your contracts for which values get automatically calculated based on a formula or rule. For example, using the real-time calculation function, if a customer changes the size or volume of a shipment within the contract, the price is automatically recalculated. Calculations can be based on form fields or other calculated fields and can include mathematical functions and/or conditional logic.

We also improved document readability with better image quality and performance through best in industry Adobe image processing libraries. Users can zoom in and out of a contract for better readability during signing and form field authoring.

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And because we know how important branding is, we added enhancements to our already customizable and easy signing experience to better align with your brand and business processes when getting documents signed.

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These new features plus our new data center will help companies further reduce sales cycles, be more productive with their workflows and deliver an engaging user experience.

Be sure to try out the new iOS app and the cool new functions in Adobe EchoSign Spring 2013 release.

For more information see the full press release.

Author: Mangesh Bhandarkar, group product manager, Adobe EchoSign

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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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