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Day four at #SXSWi proved to be another one for the books for Adobe EchoSign, no surprise there! With more Me Agreements completed and many more conference attendees learning about the ease and convenience of e-signatures, EchoSign continued to be a hit with the interactive crowd.
The day started with the EchoSign team hitting the streets with the EchoBot for more pictures, robot meet and greets and Me Agreement e-signing. Once again, the conference crowd couldn’t have been more excited to meet with EchoBot, who charmed everyone from tech geniuses to little children. While out and about the EchoSign team was able to interact with some of the top tech influencers attending SXSWi. These influencers were enthusiastic about EchoSign and e-signatures, and enjoyed their chance to demo the program by filling out and sharing Me Agreements. The simplicity of Adobe EchoSign, as well as the convenience of the functionality were some of the most noted features among those who had the chance to run through the demo, and many were very surprised by all the extra features and benefits of the software.
After dominating the streets of Austin for a few hours, the EchoBot was invited to be the guest of honor at the #ChooseHarder party thrown by @HARDER and @TheOnion. The party was thrown at famous Austin venue, Mohawk, and featured an amazing performance by The Hold Steady. The EchoBot had a chance to jam out to the band and interact with many more tech and music influencers. The crowd was great and after watching the band, party-goers were ready to boogey down with EchoBot and talk e-signatures with the EchoSign team.
As the sun set on another gorgeous day, Austin buildings lit up with mobile billboards. Each billboard prompted conference attendees to find the Echobot around Austin for prizes and encouraged people to learn what EchoSign is all about. The night wrapped up with the Adobe VIP party back at the #UseMeLeaveMe digital campground. An incredible performance by Aloe Blacc allowed the EchoSign team to once again enjoy some great live music. Campground festivities didn’t just include the amazing live performance though, our team also got to try out the video grams, grab some grub from the food trucks and even run through some Me Agreement demos with other party attendees.
All in all day four was another home run. The team is bringing it home with one last day on the streets of Austin to wrap up SXSWi today, and we plan to leave it all out on the field!
Here at Adobe, we’re always working to find new ways to help you finish business faster, streamline business processes, and increase efficiency. Going paperless with Adobe EchoSign allows your organization to get documents signed anywhere, anytime, on any device securely.
So we’re excited to announce our Winter release that delivers major updates to the EchoSign service to help drive ROI for your organization. In particular this release consists of:
- Powerful tools to automate the signature process
- Major advances in the usability of EchoSign, making it even easier to use
- Significant innovations to the platform with new REST and SOAP capabilities for developers
- Enhanced integration capabilities with partners like eOriginal, Salesforce.com, Apttus, Conga, and more
- Deep Zoom capabilities
- New 7×24 support, chat-support, and community support forums
When you have a document that needs e-signing, setting it up to be sent out via Adobe EchoSign is easy. With our latest release, our customers can now quickly and easily customize documents to align to business workflows before sending them for signatures. By creating customized templates for form fields that include field locations, field properties and field validations the process of sending documents for signature is simple. These field templates can be applied when sending a document through the EchoSign Web UI, the APIs, or from CRM systems such as Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, etc. Fields can now be easily added to documents even when the documents get generated from third parties.
We heard your feedback and are improving the signing experience by providing clickable hyperlinks within documents. This not only allows signers to access external locations but also allows navigation within a single document through a table of contents. Additional new capabilities include support for multi-line text fields and resizable signature and initial fields within documents.
We have also significantly improved the readability of documents and the performance for our customers by leveraging the industry-leading document imaging capabilities available through the Adobe document processing technology. Additionally signers and senders also now have the option to zoom in or out on documents for better readability.
We are also announcing true integration with eOriginal to support use-cases where customers want their documents to be vaulted. “Many companies have electronically signed contracts that may have transferrable financial value whether for securitization, collateralization or general transfer of ownership. eOriginal is dedicated to full lifecycle support for our customers and now offers complete electronic transaction management with the seamless integration between our two platforms” stated Ralph Burns, Chief Revenue Officer of eOriginal. “We are excited to work with Adobe EchoSign to bring this capability to customers.”
Last, but not least, Adobe EchoSign is committed to offering thorough, helpful and reliable customer service. Improvements made to our customer support process include the presence of 24/7 assistance from our support team. Yep, any time of the day, any question – the new chat support feature and a new customer forum have been added to the website so customers can get their problems solved and the answer they need quickly and without hassle.
We’re excited about these improvements to the easiest e-Signature platform used for transacting millions of documents every month by companies such as Groupon, Time Warner Cable, British Telecom, Kia, Tivo, NEC Financial Services. We want to thank you for all your feedback. We are starting to work on the next set of exciting new updates to the service. Let us know how you like the new capability and if you have ideas or suggestion please submit them here.
From all of us at Adobe, we wish you and your families Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!
Close a Deal With the Most Challenging Prospect. Adobe EchoSign Introduces “Me Agreements” Contract Experience
When was the last time you set a personal or professional goal for yourself? Did you achieve it? No matter how high the ambition, accountability can be another challenge in itself. For all the deals we close efficiently with others, why not close a deal with one of your most challenging prospects – YOU! Perfectly timed for Dreamforce 2013, Adobe EchoSign is excited to launch the “Me Agreement” Contract Experience on Facebook, a unique way to commit to a goal and share the news with your social network for a little support. After all, research shows that people are nearly 10 times more likely to accomplish their goals if they make the pledge public.
Adobe EchoSign is all about making the contract experience easier so professionals can get deals done fast and from anywhere. With Dreamforce around the corner, set a goal to make more contacts, or even balance work and fun while in San Francisco, by signing one of the many “Me Agreements” geared towards success at the conference. Or sign a “Fill‐in‐the‐blank” contract, so you can set a goal for any area of your life. The option of sharing it with family, friends and coworkers on Facebook ensures a little encouragement and accountability along the way. Not to mention motivating others to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Don’t wait for New Year’s Day to set a resolution, get started now with our “Me Agreements” contract experience here: http://bit.ly/1aInOOs. Be sure to stop by and see us at Dreamforce, Booth N1407. We look forward to hearing about your accomplishments.
With Adobe EchoSign, the number one e-signature solution on the Salesforce AppExchange, Salesforce customers know how paperless signing can result in a friction-free business environment. It really is simple math — Less paper + integration into your current Salesforce Opportunities and Contacts = quick contract turn-around & more streamlined business. It all boils down to, with a single click of a button, you can send, sign, track and file documents quickly and securely. And now, you can do it all for less.
Through December 31, 2013, Salesforce users can enjoy 30 percent off the regular retail price with purchase of an annual subscription with ten or more seats of EchoSign for Salesforce (new EchoSign customers only). Hook up your team and reap the benefits of e-signing today.
- Get real-time dashboard visibility into your sales team performance — track average time to sign contracts, average percent of agreements signed, agreement status by sender
- Push signed documents or audit trails into Salesforce objects
- Create workflows to send documents, reminders, or updates automatically
- Customize your workflow/trigger features to include the ability to automatically send a document for signature without user intervention, or send an agreement on behalf of a user, or send reminders, delete, cancel, or update agreements automatically
- Sign business anywhere with esigning instructions in over 20 languages including Simplified Chinese and Japanese
Ready to go? Contact us and mention promo code: SFDC2013 to the representative (restrictions apply). For more information on how Salesforce.com users can use Adobe EchoSign, please visit here. Or watch Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce in Action to see how we have revolutionized the way you send, e-sign and close your contracts (from anywhere!).
*Offer expires 12:00 p.m. on 31-Dec-2013. Available to new EchoSign subscribers only who purchase a subscription directly from Adobe. Get 30% off the regular retail price when you purchase an Adobe EchoSign subscription for 10 or more users by contacting Adobe EchoSign Sales (https://www.echosign.adobe.com/en/contact.html). Must use the promotion code: SFDC2013 when prompted by the representative. 12-mo subscription required. Offer valid only in the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom. At the end of your offer term, your subscription will be automatically renewed at the standard subscription rate, unless you elect to change or cancel your subscription.
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Today Salesforce announced the launch of Salesforce Identity which delivers proven, enterprise-class identity services at consumer scale — enabling CIOs to enable single sign-on across Adobe EchoSign, Salesforce and other Web, mobile and on-premise enterprise apps – centrally managed through the Salesforce Platform.
“We are excited to be certified for integration with Salesforce Identity. This will be of benefit to Salesforce customers who want to easily and seamlessly access Adobe EchoSign to send documents for signature, track, and manage contracts,” said Mangesh Bhandarkar, director of product management, Adobe EchoSign.
“The app explosion and BYOD has created an unprecedented amount of disruption in IT, and companies are looking to the cloud to accelerate their pace of innovation” said Chuck Mortimore, vice president of product management, Salesforce Identity. “By taking a standards-based approach to Salesforce Identity, partners like Adobe EchoSign can help companies transform the way they connect with employees, customers, partners and products.”
Adobe EchoSign has been tested, validated and documented to integrate with Salesforce Identity, making it easier than ever for IT organizations to enable critical identity and access management features seamlessly and securely:
- Automatically enable single sign-on between Salesforce and Adobe EchoSign
- Integration with existing directory systems, including those that are on-premise
- Created enhanced log-in security, including two-factor authentication
To learn more about Adobe EchoSign, visit: https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N300000016ZmCEAU
To learn more about Salesforce Identity, visit: http://www.salesforce.com/platform/identity/
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.
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.
The 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.
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.