Adobe has announced significant new e-sign capabilities in Document Cloud that will make electronically signing documents and contracts easier than ever before. New functionality includes a visual drag-and-drop Workflow Designer, digital signatures (a more advanced, secure form of e-signatures) and Enterprise Mobility Management and Signature Capture that makes on-the-go signing a breeze. Adobe also announced expanded partner integrations with Workday, Salesforce and Ariba, making it easier for organisations to quickly add e-signing capabilities to their existing HR, sales, procurement and legal systems.
'Companies are in the midst of massive digital transformation, with a relentless push to streamline all business processes,' said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media, Adobe. “New e-sign capabilities in Adobe Document Cloud, including digital signatures and breakthrough mobile functionality, will bring a new level of efficiency to core business processes by eliminating the time lag and cumbersome paperwork associated with securing ink signatures."
Adoption of electronic signatures is soaring due to the competitive edge they afford businesses of all sizes. Forrester Research “estimates over 754 million documents will be signed electronically in 2017, a 350% increase over the 210 million transactions e-signed in 2014”.
However, many businesses are required to use digital signatures, a more advanced, secure form of e-signature, and one that is set for EU-wide adoption beginning July 2016. As such, digital signature and advanced workflow capabilities now available in Document Cloud eSign services deliver enterprise-grade signing to businesses worldwide.
Powerful new capabilities introduced today include:
- Breakthrough workflow automation
- Digital Signatures
- New global data centres
- Enterprise-class control