Most businesses agree that the traditional and manual process of getting a contract signed can be quite a hassle. Imagine the situation where having to hand-deliver a contract so that it can be signed, only to find out that the person who needs to sign it isn’t available; or the client still wants to peruse the document at leisure before signing, so you end up leaving empty-handed.
Another choice is to fax the document and notify your client that it has been faxed, and then wait for the client to sign it and fax it back. If your client does not have a fax machine, you can also use email where the client then has to print out the document, sign it, scan it, and then email it back to you. And if your client is busy, this process can take a couple of days – which can cause of revenue loss for businesses.
Here’s where electronic signatures comes in. Many businesses are using these services to get their contracts signed faster and conveniently. They remove a lot of the hassle involved in the manual process of signing contracts, which makes it a lot easier for employees to close more businesses.
Process of electronics signature
How does the process work? First, you add your document to be signed, which can be in different formats such as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, Microsoft Word file, Microsoft Excel file, and many others. Then you add the people who need to sign the document – it could be just one person or a number of people. These people are then sent an email alerting them of the document that they need to sign. Then they can simply type in their name or initials, or draw their name or initials, depending on their preference, accept the signature, and then you’re sent an email that the client has signed. Simple, easy and hassle-free!
You, the sender, and the client, the signee, can access the documents that have been signed, for downloading or printing as needed, or simply having a copy of it saved and secure.
The best part about electronic signature services is the fact that they are easy to use. They are easy to understand and you do not need to install or download anything, and everything is laid out in a clear-cut fashion so there’s pretty much a very small chance of problems. Customers are always provided with the consumer disclosures so they know that they are giving consent to transact business using electronic communications, so there aren’t any problems later on.
Increase in business
Clients have also feels a lot of satisfaction in using electronic signatures for contract signing. It removes a lot of hassle in having to print, scan, or fax documents. Clients even have the ability to sign a document using their smart phones, which is a really useful feature.
So make sure that your business does not get left behind in the dust as your competitors use the most advanced technology that is offered today. Try by using electronic signatures for the next set of contracts you want to have signed – you will surely be surprised at how easy and convenient these services are.
About the Author:
Soumyajit Pathak is a Freelance Writer who uses to share his experiences by writing online blogs and articles.