Take Your Business Digital With Adobe Sign

Published on 12 Mar 2021

Take Your Business Digital With Adobe Sign

1 out of every 5 corporate employees is using a Microsoft 35 cloud service[1]. The global E-signature market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31% and reach $14.1 billion by the year 2026[2]. 8 billion digital signatures were processed via adobe document cloud in the year 2020[3]. Integrating Adobe Sign with existing Microsoft productivity apps will help businesses increase the efficiency of their e-signature transactions. The time saved for processing such transactions can be used more productively in other places. Download this e-book to learn more about the benefits of integrating Adobe Sign with Microsoft 365.

See also: Improving Digital Experiences and Driving Savings with Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft 365

E-signatures and compliance requirements

The 'e' stands for electronic. As the term suggests, e-signatures are an electronic symbol that acts as a signature. Typically an e-signature is a person's name, similar to a conventional hand signature. However, this need not be the case. These electronic symbols are attached to e-forms and contracts as a means of demonstrating consent. E-signatures are legally binding. Typically, legally binding e-signatures need to have the following attributes:

  1. Demonstrate that the signer is who they claim to be
  2. The signer should demonstrate that they intended to sign the document electronically. Generally, this is accomplished by giving the signer an option to sign a paper hardcopy and allowing them to choose the electronic option
  3. The willingness of the signer can be shown. This is generally done by giving the signer an option to 'Cancel' at the beginning of the process
  4. The authenticity of the signature can be verified independently. Thus E-signatures generally also capture time stamps, create an email trail, mobile phone numbers, and IP addresses

What is Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign is Adobe's cloud-based e-signature service. It allows you to send, sign, track and manage documents electronically. The service can be used on desktop as well as mobile. Adobe Sign is part of Adobe's Document Cloud suite. It can be used as a stand-alone service or be integrated with a business's existing productivity apps, like Microsoft 365. Integrating Adobe Sign with Microsoft 365 makes it easier for businesses to process PDF contracts directly from Microsoft's apps.
Adobe ensures that its service is compliant with the legal requirements regarding e-signatures in countries around the world. Their flexible framework allows them to adapt the service to meet any changes in compliance requirements.

What is covered in this e-book

  • How integrating Adobe Sign with Microsoft Dynamics 365 can help sales teams close deals faster
  • How Hitachi cut turnaround time by 80%
  • Integrating Adobe Sign with Microsoft 365 and SharePoint to automate the workflows of digital documents
  • How Iowa State University Foundation cut contract signing time by 13 days
  • Integrating Adobe Sign with Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Azure Active Directory, etc can increase the overall performance of the business

The events of 2020 have increased the adoption of cloud services. Download this e-book and take your business digital. Subscribe to the whitepapers.online newsletter to get access to more resources and quality research reports.

Sources:
1. Dec 2020, 'Cloud adoption trends and the growth of Microsoft 365', Teams Hub, [available online] available from: https://teamshub.io/cloud-adoption-trends-and-the-growth-of-microsoft-365/ [accessed Apr 21]

2. A. Jay, n.d., '57 Essential e-Signature Statistics: 2020/2021 Market Share Analysis & Data', Finances Online, [available online] available from: https://financesonline.com/25-essential-e-signature-statistics-analysis-of-trends-data-and-market-share/ [accessed Apr 21]

3. n.d., ' 'Adobe fast facts', Adobe, [available oneline] available from: https://www.adobe.com/about-adobe/fast-facts.html [accessed Apr 21]