E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process E-signatures streamline the contract process
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You know the drill. You and a client agree on terms. You send out a contract and it sits. You give a reminder call, and the client finally inks the contract--but the scanner is broken, so the contract sits some more. By the time it's in hand, you've worked months with no legal umbrella.
There's no reason to live with that scenario anymore. Technology has made signing with electronic signatures (e-signatures) a real option.
The legal framework for acceptance of e-signatures has been in place since the passage of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act in 2000. Many larger businesses have adopted the practice, but delivery models have been too cumbersome and expensive for most smaller outfits, until recently.