DocuSign Releases New Developer Center for Electronic Contract Execution (ECE)

Free Resources, SDK and Forums Enable Developers to Integrate and Test Drive Electronic Contract Execution for Third-Party Applications at No Cost

SEATTLE - February 26, 2009 - DocuSign Inc., the industry leading provider of on-demand electronic signature and electronic contract execution solutions, today announced the launch of the DocuSign Developer Center. This comprehensive portal provides software developers, enterprise architects, systems integrators and independent software vendors with free resources to learn about, create and test solutions powered by DocuSign technology. Complete with an SDK, open standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) and a Developer Forum, the Developer Center is available to the public now by visiting

Despite the focus on business process automation, organizations mail or express ship millions of documents for signature every day, relying on a slow, expensive and inherently non-secure paper-based process. DocuSign's on-demand electronic contract execution automates this business process and enables companies to eliminate the antiquated "print-ship-sign-copy-return-scan" cycle, dramatically reducing costs and accelerating business. With the new Developer Center, DocuSign is providing developers a fast path to integrate DocuSign's online contract execution into applications including existing ERP, CRM and HR systems. Now developers can quickly offer their company and clients the power and productivity of electronic contract execution.

"In today's economic climate, corporations are clearly focused on three critical and essential activities: cutting costs, securing revenue, and retaining customers. Our customers tell us daily they have slashed operating costs, raised revenues, and improved customer retention by closing deals electronically which may not have happened otherwise," said Tom Gonser, founder and vice president of product strategy. "We are excited to provide developers the tools needed to drive the critical benefits of online contract execution into their organizations."

The DevCenter At-a-Glance

The DocuSign Developer Center provides developers access to the most robust and flexible electronic signature and electronic contract execution APIs available today that can be used to reduce costs associated with contract execution processes, while driving untapped business opportunities. DocuSign APIs adhere to the latest version of the WS-Security (web services security) protocol to ensure the integrity and confidentiality DocuSign-powered web services messaging. The cornerstone of the Developer Center is DocuSign Connect, a suite of integration services designed to extend DocuSign service capabilities into existing systems or new applications. DocuSign Connect includes:

  • DocuSign Connect API - Enables the exchange of information between the DocuSign platform and enterprise business applications, allowing developers to create custom DocuSign enterprise Web applications.
  • DocuSign Connect Service - Is a standards-based web service that pushes DocuSign contract transaction data into disparate applications over HTTPS protocol.

"Open APIs like the new DocuSign Connect are becoming the essential glue that makes the best SaaS services a truly integral part of enterprise IT, said John Musser, founder, ProgrammableWeb. "Enterprise and third party developers can use this new breed of APIs in the cloud to tailor solutions to work with existing corporate systems from CRM to ERP. DocuSign's just-launched Developer Center has the key elements that we''ve seen make a difference in getting developer's the resources they need to succeed.."

DocuSign Developer Community members receive access to all of the tools, tips and resources needed to develop and deliver a DocuSign-powered solution. For more information about the DocuSign Developer Center, visit To start using DocuSign Connect, sign up for a free developer account at

About DocuSign Inc.

DocuSign is the DocuSign Inc., the #1 provider of on-demand software services for electronic signature and online contract execution, empowering individuals, small business and global enterprises to operate faster, more efficiently and profitably with enhanced security and compliance. DocuSign is the only Web-based service to fully automate the entire contract execution process. To date, more than 16 million signature events have been executed using DocuSign. Experience the service at, and for regular updates go to

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