DocuSign Introduces Four Enhancements to e-Sig Platform

The winter 2014 release of the vendor’s eSignature transaction management platform includes Express Digital Signatures, expanded mobile and reporting capabilities, and increased signer accessibility, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DocuSign’s latest release of its eSignature transaction management platform includes four enhancements that the vendor says are designed to help users streamline and automate business transactions. The winter 2014 enhancements include Express Digital Signatures, expanded mobile capabilities, better reporting and increased signer accessibility, according to a DocuSign statement.

DocuSign describes the Express Digital Signatures feature as bringing digital signatures to the cloud, making it easier and faster for customers to conduct business in civil law jurisdictions and regulated industries that prefer or require X.509-compliant digital signatures. The DocuSign Express Digital Signature fully conforms with the EU definition of an “Advanced Electronic Signature,” with one-click enablement for senders and no additional steps required for signers, according to the vendor.

DocuSign’s winter 2014 release allows users to easily prepare documents for signature with reusable templates in its mobile app, according to the vendor’s statement. Sales reps, field service agents, and other mobile professionals can quickly prepare and send commonly used templates (containing predefined documents, data, and workflows) from their tablets and smartphones, DocuSign says. The vendor asserts that giving customers the ability to access templates to close business and resolve concerns on the spot will increase sales and service productivity.

New features in the DocuSign solution’s Reports tab include the ability to save, schedule, and customize reports. Users are now able to select which data to include, receive reports via email and specify other recipients, and set a preferred delivery schedule, according to the vendor. Administrators can now choose reporting across the entire account, specific groups, or individuals, the vendor statement specifies.
DocuSign says that it will also increase accessibility support, enabling sight and hearing impaired signers to DocuSign documents in conformity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 standards by implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

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