Personal signatures are an important day-to-day aspect of most businesses. But in today’s increasingly connected society, electronic signatures are becoming more widely used and accepted. One reason is DocuSign, a company whose sole purpose focuses on providing eSignature services to businesses of all sizes.
If you own a business that regularly needs signatures, you should consider whether using an eSignature company makes sense for you. Knowing more about the service’s features and monthly fees can help you decide.
A Closer Look at DocuSign’s Features
The service maintains a collection of business documents on their servers; you can also upload your own in a variety of common file formats. Once you select a document for signature, you are prompted to enter the recipient(s) name and email address. You then place tags throughout the document where the recipient needs to sign and/or initial. It’s a fairly simple process.
When the recipient receives the document, she is shown where she needs to sign and initial. After all the required signatures are complete, email alerts are sent to everyone involved with the document. DocuSign assures that its technology and process is 100 percent legally binding and secure. Many banks and law firms are already clients of the company.
The service is used in 188 different countries and is available in over 50 different languages. You can also enable a mobile option to allow your customers to use their mobile devices to sign documents.
Is It Worth the Monthly Cost?
DocuSign offers a variety of pricing options, depending on the size of your business. If you are going solo, the Professional option costs as low as $15 per month when paid annually. That provides up to 50 signature requests per month and a host of standard features, including Cloud-based storage and ePayment options.
What Size Business?
Businesses from 2-10 users get unlimited signature requests, user profiles, form branding, and other features for as low as $20 per month, paid annually. Larger enterprises get more advanced workflow management capabilities, data forms, and better administrative control; the price for those businesses depends on their size.
So if you are involved in real estate or the legal trade and regularly need to get signatures from your clients, a service like DocuSign makes perfect sense and might help you manage your workflow a bit more easily.