In June 2000, then-President Bill Clinton signed a piece of legislation that would change contract law as we knew it: the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. Better known as ESIGN, the Act made electronic records and autographs legal and valid.
Over the last 17 years, digital signing technology has greatly improved and is quickly becoming the standard in business. Instead of clients and partners having to go out of their way to sign documents in person or print, sign, scan and send documents, they can simply add their digital signature anytime and from any device.
These five apps can help SMBs take advantage of digital signing technology.
Available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry, RightSignature allows users to digitally sign any document, including legal contracts, NDAs and more.
This helpful app allows you to upload the contracts and documents you already use, and simple drag-and-drop fields for the recipient to sign.
Documents can be signed, reviewed and sent from any device, including tablets, smartphones and desktop PCs.
Best of all, the custom branding feature allows you to maintain professionalism with every document you send.
Plans start at $75/month for businesses and $15/month for individuals.
SignNow is a simple digital signing app available on iOS and Android. This enterprise-level solution allows for a fully customizable workflow, including an API library. The app also integrates with a variety of business applications, including Salesforce, Office 365, Egnyte, G Suite, Box, Google Drive, NetSuite and more.
This award-winning app has been praised for its simplicity, but is also known for its security. SOC 2 Type II certification means the company’s service meets or exceeds security, privacy and confidentiality standards.
Documents can be stored on SignNow’s secure cloud, or on your own appliance for complete privacy. All signatures are legally binding and exceed ESIGN’s authentication requirement.
Users can sign up for the free trial to take the app for a test drive. Plans start at $5 per month per user (billed annually).
3. Adobe Sign
Adobe Sign, formerly EchoSign, has been ranked as one of Forbes’ top tools for small businesses, and is available on iOS, BlackBerry and Android.
Adobe Sign offers more than just digital signing technology; it also offers the ability to track your agreements in real-time, store contracts and manage contracts with one simple solution.
Plans start at $9.99 per month (billed annually) for individuals. Business plans start at $29.99 per user per month (requires annual commitment).
Users can also take Adobe Sign for a test drive by signing up for a free trial.
DocuSign’s app provides a simple and easy way for professionals and consumers to legally sign documents from anywhere in the world and on any device.
DocuSign’s technology easily integrates with your own app, allowing you to maintain professionalism and provide a convenient service.
The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices.
A variety of plans are available to meet the needs and budgets of users. Personal plans start at $10 per month for a single user, while Business Pro plans start at $40 per month.
Use these digital signing apps to bridge your SMB’s contract gap.