Odds are you have used some sort of digital signature to sign a contract in the last few years. Whether it was for a car lease, software installation or a million other applications, digital signatures are going main steam.
On June 30, 2000, the U.S. Congress enacted the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, also known as the eSign Act, which enabled the use of electronic records and signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by ensuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically. Electronic signatures and records now hold up in court just as their paper equivalents.
The most compelling reason to use digital signatures, beyond reducing cost and enhancing efficiencies, is the fact that they can cut the last part of the sales process down significantly. As a sales manager, I remember getting the verbal definite and then being faced with the last phase, which was ink on the paper. Chasing down stakeholders for a signature, trying to create a sense of urgency and closing the business so I could make my monthly goal was very stressful.
Our digital signature partner, Sertifi, reports that their customers see a 60% increase in the speed of getting a signed agreement when they use their solution.
For this reason, we saw the value in adding the eContract functionality into our full eProposal
product. With an annual flat fee add-on to eProposal, customers can now turn their proposals into signed contracts while enjoying unlimited usage and unlimited contracts per year. Our team will help set up the standard or custom contracts, and then you are ready to go.
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