Get to "yes" faster with DocuSign electronic signatures

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Sign. Send. Manage.

Use DocuSign to complete approvals and agreements in hours—not days—from anywhere and on any device. Quickly and securely access and sign documents. Easily upload and send documents for others to sign. Send reminders and check signing status any time.

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Go fully digital and accelerate your business

Complete approvals, agreements, and transactions faster by building end-to-end online processes with DocuSign. Embed electronic signing and payment requests into your existing website, portals, and applications. Use DocuSign’s pre-built integrations or APIs to connect to the systems you already use. With DocuSign, you can automate and streamline all of your business-critical workflows and save time and money while staying secure and compliant.

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DocuSign is used across industries, regions, and organisations large and small. Our products include the powerful features you need with the ease-of-use you require, so you can get your work done quickly.

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The DocuSign Advantage

 

Secure

DocuSign meets the most rigorous security industry certification standards, and uses the strongest commercially available data encryption technologies available. DocuSign systems and processes exceeds industry best practises for data protection for data transmission and secure storage.

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Available

DocuSign’s Carrier Grade Architecture provides always-on availability, with multiple, real-time, replicating, active sites that protect your data, eliminate the need for maintenance downtime, and offer consistently high performance even at peak load times.

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Global

With more than 200 million users in 188 countries and signing enabled in 43 localized languages, users everywhere can enjoy the benefits of digital agreement processes for most documents while meeting the requirements of national laws worldwide.

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Open & Extensible

Because every business is different, DocuSign is flexible. We have hundreds of out-of-box connectors for common applications. And if you require a custom solution, our APIs allow developers to extend and integrate DocuSign.

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“At least 85% of our DocuSign documents are processed in under one day—we’re talking hours. That’s coming from days and weeks in many cases, so it’s a huge improvement.”
—David Smoley, Chief Information Officer


 

 

eSignatures FAQs

What is an Electronic Signature?

The eIDAS Regulation defines an "electronic signature" as any data in electronic form which is attached to or logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign. The business community favours the use of simple electronic signatures for transactions under UK law. Electronic signatures have been used for eSigning sales contracts, NDAs, purchase orders, offer letters, financial documents, and more. They are legally binding in most business and personal transactions in almost every country in the world.

Are DocuSign's electronic signatures legally binding?

DocuSign eSignatures are legally binding for most business or personal transactions in almost every country in the world, including the U.S. federal ESIGN Act and UETA. Learn more about eIDAS

Are DocuSign's electronic signatures secure?

DocuSign follows industry-leading best practises for your securing your data and transactions. Each electronic signature is unique, documentable, encrypted, and tamper-evident. DocuSign ensures the confidentiality of all transactions and maintains a comprehensive audit trail of signing events.

Are digital signatures the same as electronic signatures?

Electronic signatures, or eSignatures, are a broad category of methods for signing a document. A digital signature is a type of electronic signature that uses a specific technical implementation. Digital signature providers like DocuSign follow the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) protocol.

What document formats does DocuSign support for eSignatures?

With DocuSign, you can upload document in formats such as Microsoft Word, PDF, or other common formats. You can upload documents from your computer or popular file-sharing sites like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

How do I sign a document?

Signing is always free! To sign a document with DocuSign, upload your document, then drag your signature, text, and date fields. Then click Send and DocuSign will email a link to the recipient where they can access the document. Try online signing for free.

How do recipients sign documents with DocuSign eSignatures?

With DocuSign, recipients of a document click a link to open the documents on an internet-enabled device (like a mobile phone, tablet, or computer). Tabs and simple instructions guide the user through the signing process, even adopting an electronic signature. The recipient clicks Finish to save the signed document.

How does DocuSign charge users?

It is always free to sign documents using DocuSign. DocuSign charges users for premium features like requesting signatures from others, custom branding, signer authentication, and more. See plans and features.

How can I tell the status of a document sent for signing through DocuSign?

DocuSign provides a dashboard which you can use to see the status of documents including where the document is in the signing process. Reports and audit trails are available. You can even set automatic reminders and notifications. Senders and receivers can always download and print documents, 24/7.

Are DocuSign's electronic signatures available around the world?

The DocuSign Global Trust Network is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 300,000 companies and 200 million users in 188 countries to send, sign and manage agreements and collect payment – fully digitally – anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. Send a document from Paris, sign it in Tokyo and close business in minutes.

What languages does DocuSign support?

DocuSign offers the ability to send documents in 13 sending languages and the ability to sign documents in 43 localised languages.

Can I use DocuSign eSignatures on my smartphone or tablet?

With DocuSign's mobile app you can prepare and send documents for signature, complete in-person signing, and get instant visibility into your document status directly from your smartphone or tablet. DocuSign mobile clients are available worldwide in Apple's iOS App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone, and Windows stores. Get the app now.

What is digital transaction management?

Digital Transaction Management (DTM) is a set of online services that enables companies to manage document-based transactions digitally. DTM streamlines operations and improves ROI. DocuSign is a proponent of the xDTM Standard, the transaction management standard for an open digital world that allows consumers and organisations to conduct transactions online without exposing them to the risks and consequences of using non-compliant technologies.