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May 9, 2014

Adobe EchoSign’s new release puts e-signatures in the hands of over 1 billion users

LATEST blog picAdobe extends its leadership in digital documents by making the Adobe EchoSign electronic signature service readily available to the one billion business professionals who use Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft SharePoint 2013. The May release also introduces a streamlined user experience and industry-leading support for customized business workflows. Combined, these enhancements make it possible for more organizations to finish business faster and speed time to revenue. Today, Adobe EchoSign customers achieve an average of 85% reduction in contract signing times.

Since the December 2013 release, the Adobe EchoSign team has been focused on designing a superior e-signature experience that integrates seamlessly with business users’ preferred applications–and today’s release is the result. Now, Adobe EchoSign is instantly accessible within the most commonly used desktop and cloud-based document applications, making it easier than ever to integrate electronic signatures into business processes across Sales, HR, Legal, and Operations. Other key highlights of the May release include:

  • A new, streamlined user experience. The Adobe EchoSign May release introduces a simplified interface that’s quick and easy to navigate –for senders and signers alike. Plus, the new design ensures a consistent experience across devices, browsers, and screen resolutions.
  • Support for creating custom business workflows. Adobe EchoSign is the industry-leading e-signature platform that helps customers build and customize signing workflows uniquely tailored to suit individual business processes. Once built, these workflows can be published and used throughout the organization –helping improve compliance, minimize errors, and reduce costly rework during signing processes.
  • Flexible identity verification. Using two-factor authentication, senders can rest assured that the people they want to sign documents are the ones who actually do. This is easily setup by choosing from several identity verification methods such as password, knowledge-based authentication, or social identity.
  • Faster, easier administrative setup, user management, and permissions. Administrators can easily scale EchoSign within their organizations by creating, updating, and managing users in bulk, as well as controlling signing privileges within an account.
  • Expanded APIs. Underscoring its commitment to a standard and open platform for electronic signatures, Adobe continues to make more of Adobe EchoSign’s functionality accessible through APIs. Adobe EchoSign supports a comprehensive set of SOAP and REST-based APIs allowing developers to use their favorite tools and programming models of choice to build integrations into Adobe EchoSign.

Customers using Adobe EchoSign today include Citrix, Groupon, Foursquare, Foxtons, KIA, NEC Financial Services, NetApp, Rackspace, Ricoh, Shred-It, and more than 25% of the Fortune 100. Globally, more than 34 million users across 170 countries have already used Adobe EchoSign. This new release expands e-Signing to more than one billion users, helping organizations accelerate business processes, reach revenue faster, and meet corporate goals more efficiently.

“We trust Adobe for our e-signature needs across a range of critical business processes,” said Odus Wittenburg, senior vice president, Rackspace Americas. “Adobe EchoSign has literally saved us thousands of hours already. The advanced workflows and enterprise-strength e-Signature capabilities in the new release will help us further streamline critical business processes.”

If you haven’t used EchoSign yet, this is a great time to try it.  We invite you to sign up for a free trial now.

If you’re already an EchoSign customer, view the May release customer webinar to learn more about all of the new features.

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April 2, 2014

Accelerating document workflows

Automated tracking, routing, and eSignature capabilities have helped Pepperdine University optimize workflows ranging from grant applications to guest speaker contracts. With Adobe EchoSign and its built-in integration with Adobe Acrobat, the University improves collaboration while it reduces paper and ink consumption. pepperdine-147x83

“My goal is to have Adobe EchoSign used by everyone on campus, and EchoSign is both simple and powerful enough to encourage adoption,” says Jonathan See, chief information officer at Pepperdine University. “Adobe EchoSign is helping us cut costs and improve productivity, which gives faculty and staff more time to work on activities that directly benefit students.”

Read more about Pepperdine University’s success with Adobe EchoSign here.

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March 25, 2014

Do More on Your iPad: Adobe EchoSign App Update Now Available

By Mangesh Bhandarkar, Director Product Management, Adobe EchoSign

Today, Adobe EchoSign released the latest version of its app, making it easier to send, track and sign documents from anywhere on your iOS device. With this update, Adobe EchoSign for iOS continues to transform the way you work with the following enhanced features:

Create dynamic documents with calculated fields

With this release, EchoSign supports real-time calculations for users signing on iPads. You can create “dynamic contracts” by building in fields that automatically calculate values based on a formula or rule. Calculations can include mathematical functions and/or conditional logic. For example, if you are sitting face-to-face with a customer, your customer can choose the type of product, the quantity of product dynamically and, depending on the choices made by the customer, the total order price is dynamically calculated – all this even if you are offline.

Replace or delegate a document to a different signer

Once a document is sent for signature, a sender can easily replace a signer using this latest version of the EchoSign app. This may be needed when the original signer cannot sign the document for some reason, e.g. being on vacation.

Similarly, a signer who receives a document for signature can delegate and forward the document to someone else to sign. The ability to replace a signer or delegate to someone else avoids requiring users to resend or resign a document and helps to keep business moving forward.

With your mobile device, you have the ability to #SignAnywhere and with this latest update you can streamline this process even more. The free EchoSign for iOS app update is available at the iTunes App Store.

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March 17, 2014

Adobe® EchoSign® Announces Partnership with ARIBA®

Condense your contract cycle to minutes (not weeks) all within your ARIBA Network.

On the brink of kicking off AribaLIVE 2014, we are extremely excited to announce that Adobe EchoSign and Ariba have partnered to bring users a fully integrated e‐signature capability within Ariba’s on‐ demand Contract Management solution. Through this timely and intuitive integration, EchoSign enables users to send, sign and track their contracts and deals with one‐click without having to leave the Ariba platform.

It makes sense. You already rely on Ariba, the world’s leading business commerce network, and the Ariba Contract Management system to execute contracts faster, cut costs, and maintain compliance. Now you can achieve even greater efficiencies by getting your contracts electronically signed right from within your Ariba environment. With Adobe EchoSign for Ariba Contract Management, it’s easy to  collect legally binding e‐signatures—from anywhere, on almost any device—helping you shrink contract cycles, reduce costs, and speed time to revenue.

Founded on the principles of eliminating the wasted time and money involved in corporate purchasing, Ariba helped modernize the outdated, tedious, frustrating and often wasteful paper‐based procurement processes. Using Ariba, enterprises can now understand and get complete visibility into how they are spending money. Similarly, Adobe EchoSign’s mission is to streamline company workflows with paperless, digital document management and eliminate the waste associated with filing and storage costs as well as lost opportunities when an important document or deal gets lost in the shuffle. These two value propositions excellently dovetail with each other, leading our two companies to partner to deliver an integrated solution.

Now, buyers and sellers within the Ariba network can accelerate their quote‐to‐cash processes without ever leaving the Ariba Contract Management user interface. EchoSign is built into Ariba Contract Management, so it’s fast and easy to get started—no installation or configuration needed. Because EchoSign runs transparently inside your Ariba system, it requires little or no training to use. This integration reduces the timeline for payment completions from weeks to minutes, eliminates paper‐ based workflows, improves data quality and security, all while providing real‐time visibility into the status of your contracts. Contracts are digitally sealed to provide tamper evidence and automatically stored in the Ariba system.

Backed by Adobe’s rich, 30‐year legacy around digital document management innovations, EchoSign has proven to be the leading e‐signature solution with more than 3 million contracts successfully sent, e‐ signed, tracked and closed on a monthly basis.

AribaLIVE 2014!

Join Adobe EchoSign this week at ARIBALIVE 2014 to gain insights on how moving to e‐signature solutions can have a major impact on business, reputation within your network and of course, your bottom line. Plus, join Conrad Smith, Senior Director Global Procurement for Adobe Systems at “Complete Your Contract Cycles in Minutes, Not Weeks” where he shares insights on how Adobe Procurement has fundamentally improved its processes through the use of e‐signatures.

Join the Conversation:

Follow @EchoSign on Twitter, where we’ll be live‐tweeting and keeping you up‐to‐date on the latest at

#AribaLIVE. You can also join us on Facebook, and LinkedIn.

 

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March 3, 2014

Adobe EchoSign Announces Completely New Integration with Microsoft Dynamics 2013 and Major Presence at Convergence 2014

What makes your business dynamic?  In today’s lightning-fast business environment, it’s a critical question to consider. And while finding the time to pause from the “now” isn’t always easy, it’s the forward-thinking businesses that remain a step ahead of the competition.  In a few short days, like-minded professionals from across the globe will meet at Microsoft Dynamics’ Convergence 2014 in search of smarter business solutions, cutting-edge innovations and the opportunity to build a powerful roster of connections, to ultimately deliver more impactful customer experiences.

As the only certified web-contracting solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Adobe EchoSign is excited to have a major presence at Convergence 2014. We are leading a session on closing deals faster using electronic signatures and seamless integrations with Microsoft Dynamics as well as exciting demos and yes, there will be plenty of prizes given out. Come and stop by the Adobe EchoSign Booth #715 and meet the team.  Besides experiencing a week jam-packed with networking, idea exchange and fun social events, here’s what we have on tap:

Brand New Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013:

What place better than Convergence to announce Adobe EchoSign’s latest plug-and-play integration into Microsoft Dynamics 2013.  As the only Microsoft-certified e-signature solution, EchoSign accelerates the quote-to-cash process by allowing you to send and track contracts or sales documents from within Microsoft Dynamics in just one-click.  Microsoft Dynamics 2013 users continue to work completely within that UI and leverage the full capabilities of the easiest and simplest to use e-signature service, EchoSign, right from within the Dynamics UI. Recipients can sign anywhere, on any device, so you can seal any deal quickly and securely.  EchoSign also integrates with Microsoft SharePoint as a document store for Dynamics, supporting signature workflows.   Integrating EchoSign into your Dynamics CRM enables you to:

  • Send documents directly from within Leads, Opportunities, Contacts, and other Microsoft Dynamics entities including custom entitiesPhoto 1
  • Keep track of contracts in real time – know exactly when they’re opened, viewed, and signed
  • Reduce manual entry, errors and rework by automatically merging data from Microsoft Dynamics fields into contracts, and push data from signers back to Dynamics
  • Easily create reusable document templates with simple text tags or drag fields to quickly add form fields and signature blocks
  • Create dynamics documents with Conditional logic and Calculated Fields to ensure that you are collecting the appropriate data during the signature process
  • Create field layer templates that can be reused and applied on common documents
  • Automatically generate and attach invoices or custom reports and send them for signature, and route documents for signature based on your group’s specific processes and requirements
  • Automatically record and store the signed agreements and the audit trail that capture each step in a contract’s history
  • Provide visibility to contracts for the appropriate people within the organization by publishing signature events to the Dynamics Activity Feeds

A Dynamic Session & Chance to Win a Surface:

Join us on Wednesday, March 5th, 12:30 – 1:30pm, in Room B201, for our session,  Photo 2

Closing Deals Faster in the Cloud: changing the game for your company, customers and partners. We will be exploring how a cloud-based eSignature solution removes the “signature road-block” and creates a friction-free process for your customers and a faster time to revenue for your business. We will also be giving away a Surface device to a lucky session attendee. Don’t miss out!

Awesome Product Demos:

Stop by booth #715 to experience first-hand how the integrated solutions from Adobe EchoSign for Microsoft Dynamics CRM can help you and your customers sign anywhere and fast.

Join the CONVersation:

Follow @EchoSign on Twitter, where we’ll be live-tweeting and keeping you up-to-date on the latest at #CONV14. You can also join us on Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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May 16, 2012

EchoSign Wins NetSuite SuiteApp of the Year!

We are extremely proud to announce EchoSign has been chosen as a Netsuite SuiteApp Partner of the Year! 

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Netsuite recognized EchoSign for helping their customers maximize the value they get from NetSuite.  EchoSign for NetSuite brings all of EchoSign’s functionality to NetSuite users and is the only eSignature system with complete integration to NetSuite. EchoSign for NetSuite provides:

  • Real-time visibility into every agreement sent out for signature from within NetSuite.
  • Instant eSignatures and a sophisticated virtual fax system that routes all signed faxes right into NetSuite—automatically.
  • 100% automated electronic signature contract management that automatically updates NetSuite with PDF copies of all signed contracts.
  • Ability to send an estimate for signature with a single click.

Learn more about EchoSign for NetSuite.

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April 17, 2012

eSignatures Everywhere! EchoSign Comes to the 100,000,000+ Users of Mobile Readers on Android, iOS

The #1 most popular business application on the iOS AppStore.

The #1 most popular Android business application.

Adobe Mobile Reader.

The natural extension — add full native free on- and off-line eSignature capabilities, and EchoSign integration.  Which we’ve done.  For everyone.  Available now on Google Play (Android Store) and Apple Appstore.  Now.

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So now there’s no reason to search for another mobile app just to add a signature to your documents.  We’ve got you covered with Mobile Reader.  Out of the box.  Just click the ‘pen’ icon in Mobile Reader now, and you can instantly e-sign any document you’ve opened on your mobile device.  Save your signature for re-use later.  E-mail it out to anyone.

And Mobile Reader with eSignatures is fast.  Really fast.  And really easy.

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We’ve also dramatically enhanced our desktop Reader eSignature capabilities for the 1,000,000,000 users of desktop Reader.  Now, just like on the EchoSign web app, you can e-sign freehand with a mouse or type your signature; fill-in and save forms (a first for a free Adobe PDF product); and send out for signature via EchoSign.  And both mobile and desktop readers will remember and save your signature for next time.

See more here on the Acrobat blog and a video demo below.

And look for even more coming here across Adobe Reader later in 2012.

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