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News and Trends / Electronic Signatures

Document Signing Companies Have Become an Online Business Necessity

The increasingly paperless business world requires many electronic signatures, and somebody to assure you the signatures are genuine.
Document Signing Companies Have Become an Online Business Necessity
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- Guest Writer
Entrepreneur
8 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

With more business conducted on the Internet than ever before, it makes sense that those sharing documents, agreements and contracts would also want the convenience of digital signatures or electronic signatures. That explains market research companies like P&S Market Research show continuing strong growth through 2023. They attributed this demand to "increasing use of digital signatures to reduce deception, growing government focus towards eliminating paperless work coupled with growing adoption of digital signature-based biometrics in various end-use industries, across the globe."

With my business, we send out a lot of documents that need to be signed by our customers -- some days it's hundreds of documents. This makes it crucial for our business to automate this process. We've used countless companies to help us with this process. We've done our homework and found a few key companies that stand out so that you don't have to test everyone out.

I've listed the top document signing companies you should be using in order, based on how much I liked their product, service, pricing and overall ease of use to our company. 

Eversign

Eversign is a legally binding digital signature company that can be used at work or through a mobile application. It is ideal for many aspects of your business, including financial, HR, sales and legal. Also, it integrates with other applications you most likely already use, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. Their API is one of the easiest APIs that we've had the privlage of using.

PandaDoc

PandaDoc is especially helpful for sales documents, including quotes, proposals, and contracts. However, the digital signature company also is effective for employee onboarding and other document signing needs. Their documents look amazing and have a nicest look and feels of any software we've used. We also love the ease of their mobile app.

In addition to obtaining signatures, the software also helps your team create professional documents, including these proposals and estimates. The company also has an entire HR suite of tools that facilitate onboarding and employee management.

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DocuSign

DocuSign is one of the most widely used digital signature companies.  It works on all types of devices -- from laptops and desktop computers to mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

The digital signature platform helps small businesses and global enterprises.

We put this as number three on the list as it's a great solution that everyone recognises and trusts. Though not as easy to use as others, we have a higher esignature response rate over any other software on this list. I feel it's due to the familiarrity of this esignature software.

eSign Live

This electronic document signing company is one of the most established, helping government agencies and banks with electronic signing processes. eSign Live offers a free trial and has multiple plans in place so you find the one that fits your document signing needs and budget.

The company also offers mobile e-signatures and specific solutions for mortgage companies, insurance firms, and financial services. We really liked their fully white-lable option.

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PDCflow

PDCflow is a digital signature service that can be used for many applications. Thes include document delivery as well as invoices and payment authentication. The software works with many payment types. A subscription to this fully compliant service comes with unlimited users and templates so you can use it for numerous transactions without incurring a high cost.

eSign Genie

eSign Genie is a user-friendly document signing option. It offers reusable templates and customization with API so you can integrate it into your website or mobile website.  And, it also works with Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, and many more tools and platforms.

We like that these guys listen to their customers. We submitted one ticket for a new feature and that feature was built in less than two weeks. 

Adobe Document Cloud

Adobe is a long-trusted business solution that has added digital signatures to its product portfolio. It offers a swipe and tap solution to make digital signing as easy as possible. Integrate it with Salesforce, Workday, Microsoft, and numerous enterprise applications. Also, the digital signature feature works with numerous departments, teams, and audiences.

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SignNow

SignNow is a highly rated digital signature solution among companies of all sizes. This is due in part to the fact that it's highly customizable. This includes options for the interface and branding.

It also has an extensive API library for greater control and the ability to integrate it with more of your own tools. Additionally, it works with applications like Salesforce, NetSuite, Office 365, Google Drive and more.

Right Signature

RightSignature is a fast, easy, and affordable option for your electronic signing needs. You can sign from anywhere with any type of device. It also ensures that your workflow is seamless. As part of its comprehensive security features, it uses biometric data capture. Plus, the plans fit all budgets.

Evernote

Thanks to an integration with RightSignature, Evernote offers a suite of beneficial tools for the small business owner beyond the digital signature feature. It's a collaborative tool for sharing files, managing teams, and creating a more efficient workflow.

Plus, the digital signature option speeds the completion of contracts and agreements, creating a legally binding, highly secure document that provides a way for teams to move forward on projects.

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DigiSigner

DigiSigner is used by companies of all sizes and across numerous industries, such as real estate, legal, HR, and more. Although it is a basic tool, it works effectively and helps you avoid wasting time and other resources. The digital document signing company offers a free account.

DocVerify

DocVerify is a secure, compliant, and legally binding way to get all your documents signed online. It's a leader in electronic and remote notarizations. The document signing service is easy to use with no hardware or software requirements. The company is also one of the most affordable digital signature solutions available. Also, the tool works with Salesforce, Wufoo, and Instaform.

Sky Signature

This online digital signature application also provides numerous beneficial tools for working specifically with PDF documents. These tools include PDF editing tools and the ability to create a new PDF document from existing PDF documents.

SignaShare

SignaShare is a versatile application that gives you a way to do e-signatures, create customer forms, and file all types of digital forms for an array of tasks. You get unlimited document signing, reusable templates, document management tools, and open API for further customization. Also, there are five different tiers of pricing, providing a way for everyone from the solopreneur to the small business owner to the enterprise leader to leverage this application.

SignBox

SignBox puts your signature on any PDF no matter where that document is located. All you need is your touchID or a passcode to use it.  You don't need to set up an account or start a subscription. It's an extension tool to use anywhere. Yet, there is still considerable technology and security inside. This includes pixel-perfect signatures.

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SigningHub

This online signature app is available at the iTunes store and Google Play.The digital signature tool is fast, easy, and secure. SigningHub differentiates itself from other document signing companies. It stores long-term signatures. Also, you can reuse existing identity management infrastructures.

U-Sign-It

U-Sign-It has legal acceptance in over 60 countries and is used by thousands of businesses around the world. This is an always-free service that does not ask for your credit card or requires a contract. Additionally, you can opt to use a paid plan with this digital signature company to tap into other business tools and features offered.

SignEasy

SignEasy helps you sign documents and get agreements, contracts, and other documents signed by your customers, partners, or employees. You can use it on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can track your document and reuse templates. The digital signature company offers a free trial.

SigniX

SigniX is a digital signature solution that primarily helps those in industries like credit unions, financial services, real estate, insurance and annuities, healthcare,  government, education, and corporations. They offer specific document, forms, and e-signature assistance through their various products that include Enterprise DoX, MyDoX, eNotaryDoX, and PharmaDoX.

Digital Document Signing Benefits

These top document signing companies can give you a way to reduce paperwork and add efficiency. Also, you'll find that your clients, customers, employees, and others on the receiving end of your digital documents prefer to use e-signatures. Therefore, this solution enables businesses to move forward on a project, close on a house, or complete anything else in a more timely way.

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