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.