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Electronic Signatures – Adobe and Echosign

Posted on 7.17.2011

Adobe announced its acquisition of Web-based electronic signature and signature automation provider EchoSign. No more faxing for you.

Several weeks (maybe months) ago I had the opportunity to look at EchoSign first hand and have been impressed ever since – even recommending it casually during some conversations with business owners. The product helps to automate the signature process from request to distribution and execution, but what I liked best (and likely you will too) was the out-of-the-box integrations with CRM solutions including SalesForce (the number one rated app on SalesForce’s AppExchange for the past five years), SugarCRM, Oracle CRM on Demand, NetSuite and even Google Apps.

The company has been performing well with more than three million users worldwide and has some notable names on their client roster including Dell, BT, Time Warner Cable, Delta Airlines, ADTRAN, Dow Jones, American Express and many others. 

Echosign’s solution will be offered as part of Adobe’s online document exchange service platform and will be integrated with other Adobe document services including SendNow for managed file transfer, FormsCentral for form creation and CreatePDF for online PDF creation.

“Adobe’s document solutions help organizations turn inefficient, paper-based workflows into streamlined electronic ones,” said Kevin M. Lynch, vice president and general manager of Acrobat® Solutions, Digital Enterprise Solutions, Adobe. “By adding electronic signature capabilities to Adobe’s document exchange services platform, we will be addressing the need to provide better customer experiences by significantly reducing the time, cost and complexity associated with having a document signed.”

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