6 Facts That Will Make You Wonder Why You Aren't Using DocuSign Yet

Keith Krach
July 24, 2016

Featured in major news outlets like The Wall Street Journal and trusted by majors firms in the financial services and insurance industries, DocuSign’s digital transaction management platform is changing the way that individuals and businesses complete transactions every day. DocuSign boasts over 85 million individual users and 225,000 companies that are taking advantage of the platform’s functionality, user-friendly design, and advanced security measures to navigate digital transaction management.

If you or your company have yet to choose DocuSign to simplify your digital transaction management process, these six facts will make you wonder why you aren’t using DocuSign yet:

1. DocuSign can help you manage the effects of digital disruption.

The concept of digital disruption may seem like an abstract, futuristic concept, but it’s already having an impact on businesses across all industries. According to a survey conducted by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, around 40 percent of incumbent companies in every sector of business will lose their market position by 2020 due to digital disruption. Companies that embrace digital disruption and thrive in its wake will be those that integrate modern technologies and business strategies into existing business models.

DocuSign is the perfect introduction to digital transformation for company leaders who are unsure of where to begin the process. The technology is easy to integrate into existing platforms, adheres to strict security standards, and is simple to use for both the person sending the document and the one signing it.

2. DocuSign adheres to the highest possible security standards.

DocuSign technology meets certification standards set by six major security organizations, including TRUSTe, CloudTrust, SSAE 16, and xDTM Standard, version 1.0. Additionally, DocuSign is the only company providing digital transaction management services that has attained certification as an information security management system (ISMS) as outlined in ISO 27001:2013.

Using eSignature software that adheres to high standards of security gives users the best possible options for protecting personal information and does not present the risks posed by paper-based documents that require handwritten signatures. DocuSign’s encryption tools, audit trail, and high-security electronic storage protect users against tampering problems like forgery or backdating while concealing sensitive data from unauthorized eyes.

3. DocuSigners can sign in more than 40 languages.

The DocuSign platform lets people sign in 43 languages, and the software can automatically detect a user’s language based on his or her browser settings. If DocuSign cannot detect the language automatically, users can configure it manually in the platform’s administration tools section.

The documents themselves can be sent in 13 different languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish, French, and Russian. To cater to international business professionals, the platform is available to users at all times, thus diminishing the downtime between business deals when forms are signed in different countries and time zones. 

4. DocuSign easily integrates with most major platforms.

Many companies know that their operations could significantly benefit from the implementation of an advanced digital platform like DocuSign. However, many balk at the idea because changing business software is often a time-consuming process characterized by seemingly endless complications and errors.

DocuSign can easily integrate into the CRM platforms of many big-name partners, including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, Apple, and NetSuite. Easy integration with services that many companies already use to run business make it simple to incorporate DocuSign into daily operations. Additionally, a DocuSign’s straightforward API makes integrating eSignature technology into mobile apps a stress-free process.

5. DocuSign can save your company money.

According to statistics gathered over recent years, employees working for companies that still rely on paper-based business practices can each use up to 10,000 pieces of paper per year. Additionally, when taking into account factors like printing, postage, filing, and storage, the original cost of sending a paper document can increase up to 31 times.

Users can sign, send, copy, or store DocuSign documents without needing to print them. The company’s eSignature technology allows all transactions to be completed over the Internet, and it can significantly reduce costs associated with downtime between when the document is sent and when it is signed. Companies can also save in employee labor costs because there is no need for employees to print, organize, package, and deliver important documents for signature.

6. DocuSign is legally binding in the US and developed countries across the world. 

People who are unfamiliar with the concept of eSignatures don’t need to worry about its legality. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act  of 2000 and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, enacted in 1999, made eSignatures as legally-binding as handwritten signatures. Europe and most developed countries across the globe have passed similar laws. 

In some cases, DocuSign’s eSignature technology may prove to be even more legally valuable than a handwritten signature because of the audit trail left behind after a user completes a transaction. The audit trail includes date and time stamping, as well as the type of authentication method used to sign a document. These pieces of information all have the potential to become very valuable during a trial.

Keith Krach

Keith Krach is Chairman of DocuSign, The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management.