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Best Contract & eSigning Software in 2018

These products allow you to sign contracts electronically. Organizations can use this software to sign, send and manage documents on any device from anywhere in the world. This saves time on contract management and helps close deals faster. Some important considerations when choosing contract and eSigning software include security standards, privacy policies, enforceability, scalability and regulatory compliance. Some products come with advanced features, such as, role-based security access, secret code authentication, custom data fields and the ability to send reminders to signers.  Read the full software guide...


Contract & eSigning Software Guide

What is Contract & eSigning Software?

In an increasingly digitized age, many businesses are aiming to take their physical contracts online. This is where contract and eSigning software comes in. Users ranging from real estate professionals to lawyers, bankers, HR professionals, and much more all rely on these solutions to enhance productivity.

Contract and eSigning solutions enable users to add legally binding signatures to documents using either a computer or a mobile device. This minimizes the need for printing, scanning, or faxing copies. As such, users can benefit by saving both time and money.

Contract and eSigning software is available both as a standalone solution or as part of a larger contract or content management solution. Regardless of which type a user opts for, common features include electronic signatures, signing status, contract templates, document management, and email sharing.

Also, as a result of the sensitive nature of legally binding documents, it is crucial that a contract and eSigning solution provides sufficient security measures. As such, advanced security features can include audit trails, document encryption, and multifactor authentication.


Common Features of Contract & eSigning

2-Factor Authentication Adds an additional layer of security by requiring an extra step in the login process. Usually external devices are required for this or a text message with a verification code is sent to the user when trying to login.
API Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are programmatic intersections with external products or platforms that allow for custom integrations with your own solutions or other solutions you are using.
Calendar Management Manage and update calendars for scheduling or consolidation of events across teams, departments or business functions.
Contact Management Manage large amounts of personal or business contacts in a centralized system.
Data Export Exporting functionality can be used to streamline the migration of data sets and information across systems, platforms or applications.
Data Import Importing functionality allows you to use data sets from other systems or platforms to cut down on data entry requirements or to more easily migrate records from similar applications you have used in the past.
Document Comparison Compare and contrast different versions of documents and browse revision histories to consolidate collaborative changes.
Electronic Signature Sign contracts and other legal documents electronically on a computer or mobile device.
External Integrations Integrations with other software products or platforms to improve efficiency and compatibility across systems.
File Sharing Share files with colleagues, customers or other stakeholders for easier access across platforms, collaboration and/or version control.
File Transfer Transfer large files to colleagues, customers or other stakeholders. This is often used for files too large to transfer via email and other conventional transmission methods.
Multi-User Supports more than just one user account and generally allows for collaboration with colleagues.
Notifications Includes notification support and sends you alerts with information on important events and other time sensitive instances. For example through push notifications on mobile phones or email notifications.
Sales Motivator Gamification or motivation features within sales and CRM software to increase sales performance.
Scheduling Schedule tasks, resources, appointments, payments, communications, etc.

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