Putting an end to paper-based signing

Document Management

A staggering 80 per cent of businesses still struggle with paper-based processes that are slow, error-prone, and fragmented. Moving these practices into the digital sphere improves workflow efficiency and potentially saves large amounts in office costs.

For the Strategic IT business line, switching to e-signatures could cause a cost-saving cascade throughout your business and dramatically improve internal processes.

The current era of digital disruption has put a heavy load of responsibility on Strategic IT, the driver behind can-do innovation that creates competitive business advantages. In the case of the e-signature revolution, IT is the primary influence for business change.

Office workers still spend countless hours hunting down approvals and ink signatures, then print, scan, fax or mail documents to get the job done. The resulting delays frustrate customers, business partners and employees alike, and ultimately reflect poorly on the company’s brand.

Adobe Sign helps businesses transform their paper processes, making 100 per cent digital workflows a reality with trusted and legal e-signatures.

With Adobe Sign, workers and organisations can easily request signatures from others, sign documents, and track and manage an entire process electronically. Working on the go, on any device, is a breeze.

Strategic IT holds a unique position in that it can envisage the transformative impact of Adobe Document Cloud technologies, including Adobe Sign, across their entire organisation.

The main hurdles IT currently needs to overcome regarding e-signature technology is a lack of budget and a solid business case, according to a recent survey from Forrester. A great vision of what that change could do for their business is also lacking in many companies.

Legal and compliance roadblocks are another priority concern for IT managers, but Adobe Sign complies with industry security standards including PCI DSS, SOC 2 Type 2, and ISO 27001. Since 1999, Australian law has allowed nearly all documents to be signed by electronic signature solutions, providing the technology the highest levels of security, availability, and legal compliance.

The areas within the business likely to benefit most initially from a move to a digital signature process are pre-sales application data gathering and closing and contract signing, the research found. Post-sales support was another area that would benefit greatly.

From a backend point of view, Adobe Sign integrates easily into systems and applications already in use. Nothing changes except the speed of your workflows, and ease of gathering signatures.

Adobe Sign is the fastest, easiest, secure way to bring trusted e-signatures to every organisation and department. Adobe is helping companies create 100 per cent digital customer journeys.

Document Management

Posted on 02-22-2017

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