What is Adobe Sign?

Adobe Sign is an enterprise-class e-signature service that lets you replace paper and ink signature processes with fully automated electronic signature workflows.

With it, you can easily send, sign, track, and manage signature processes using a browser or mobile device.

Why Adobe Sign

You can now eliminate manual document processes and accelerate approvals with Adobe Sign, the trusted e-signature solution from the global leader in secure digital document solutions.

With Adobe Sign you can reduce the time it takes to onboard employees, sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), close sales deals, and more—from days to hours, or sometimes even minutes. Adobe Sign makes it easy for anyone in your organization to send documents for legal e-signatures with just a few clicks, and then track the status in real time.

And signing is just as simple. Recipients can sign on the dotted line from anywhere using a web browser or mobile device—no
account setup or software downloads required.

As Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution, Adobe Sign is deeply integrated across Microsoft’s portfolio of applications.

Adobe e-signatures are legally binding and enforceable in almost every industrialized country in the world.

Plus Adobe Sign is now available through the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP), so you can manage all your licenses—including Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Creative Cloud—through one central admin console.

Adobe Sign Features

  • Transform approval workflows and drive ROI—Digitize paper-based workflows and increase business efficiency by adding Adobe e-signatures to the Microsoft Office 365 applications your organization relies on.
  • Speed up signing processes—Create and send forms, contracts, and agreements for signature in no time, from anywhere. And make it easy for everyone to fill and sign from any device.
  • Track and manage in real time—Monitor which documents are out for signature, get notifications when documents are signed, send reminders, and archive approved documents with audit trails.
  • Ensure brand consistency—Create documents and forms that match your corporate look and feel. Add your logo, tagline, font, and color palette to any document or form to ensure a consistent brand experience.
  • Deliver documents in bulk—Send a personalized version of a single document or agreement to a large number of recipients with just a few clicks.
  • Go beyond signing—Do more than just send documents for approval. Adobe Sign helps you automate form creation, collaboration, payments, and document delivery.
  • Authenticate signers—Verify the identity of everyone in the signing process. Adobe Sign supports multifactor authentication as well as digital signatures with certificate-based digital IDs.
  • Choose the trusted e-signature solution—Adobe Sign complies with the broadest range of legal requirements, the most demanding industry regulations, and the most stringent security standards around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an electronic signature?
An electronic signature, or e-signature, is a legal way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. One of the most relied upon definitions of an electronic signature is “an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record…adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.” Electronic signatures can be used to replace handwritten signatures in virtually every personal or business process. Examples include contracts, application forms, new hire onboarding forms, nondisclosure agreements, vendor onboarding documents and RFPs, change authorizations, and government benefits enrollment forms.
Are electronic signatures in Adobe Sign legally binding?
Yes. Electronic signatures are legally valid and enforceable in nearly every industrialized country around the world, and even less-developed countries are beginning to enact e-signature laws. For further information on electronic signature for the South African market, please review this link – https://helpx.adobe.com/sign/using/legality-south-africa.html
Are electronic signatures in Adobe Sign secure?
Yes. Adobe takes the security of your digital signing experiences very seriously. Adobe Sign is certified compliant with the world’s most rigorous security standards, such as ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 2, and PCI DSS used in the payment card industry. Adobe Sign also employs Adobe Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) practices, a demanding set of over 1,000 specific security activities spanning software development practices, processes, and tools, and integrated into multiple stages of the product lifecycle.
How do I create an electronic signature?
With Adobe Sign, recipients can electronically sign documents by typing or drawing their name on their computer or mobile device or uploading an image of their signature. They can also use more advanced cloud signatures that rely on certificate-based digital IDs to provide stronger signer authentication.
How do I get a document electronically signed?
Simply upload the document you want to get signed. Enter your recipients’ email addresses, and then drag and drop signature and form fields onto the page. Click Send and Adobe Sign will email signers a link to your document.
How do I electronically sign a document?
With a simple signature in Adobe Sign, it’s always free and easy. No downloads or sign-ups are ever needed. Just click the email link to open the document on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Tabs and simple instructions walk you through the process. When it’s time to sign, just enter your name in the signature box, upload an image of your signature, or sign using a mouse, finger, or stylus. Click Apply > Finish and you’re done.
Are electronic signatures and digital signatures the same?
No. Online signatures, electronic signatures, or e-signatures refer broadly to any electronic process that indicates acceptance of an agreement or a record. The term “digital signature” is frequently used to refer to a certificate-based digital signature, which is a specific type of e-signature. Digital signatures use certificate-based digital IDs from trust service providers (TSPs) to verify signer identity and demonstrate proof of signing by binding each signature to the document with cryptography.
What document formats does Adobe Sign support for electronic signatures?

Adobe Sign lets you upload a wide range of document types when you request signatures from others or build reusable templates. They include the following:

  • PDF and Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
  • WordPerfect (.wp)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Rich Text (.rtf)
  • Graphics (.tif, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, and .png)
  • Web (.htm or .html)

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