How to choose an e-signature app for your business

Zoho Sign - e-Signature App for Business

The traditional method of signing documents with pen and paper is a pain for any fast-growing business. It increases the document turnaround time, decreases productivity, and the signed documents are also cumbersome to manage. Apart from the costs, it also requires printing, scanning, and mailing the documents, which isn’t easy for the majority of the remote workforce today.

Zoho Sign - e-Signature App for Business

Say hello to e-signatures!

In simple words, e-signatures are the modern alternative to signing business documents with pen and paper. With an e-signature app, businesses can sign, send, and manage their documents from anywhere. It’s also legally valid for most business documents across the globe. 

Most e-signature services today offer mobile apps that sync across devices so businesses can stay on top of their business documents. Being able to use e-signature tools from anywhere helps businesses increase productivity, cut costs, and improve the experience for everyone involved.

Selecting the right e-signature app

We’ve created an unbiased checklist of both must-have and good-to-have features to look for when researching and choosing an e-signature app. Zoho Sign, our digital signature app, checks all these boxes, but you can do your research to compare it with any e-signature app of your choice.

Must-have

Features

Zoho Sign

Vendor B

Vendor C

Signing order

Yes

 

 

Signer authentication via email, phone, etc.

Yes

 

 

Import documents from cloud apps like Zoho WorkDrive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, etc.

Yes

 

 

Mobile, iPad, and desktop apps

Yes

 

 

Legality

Yes

 

 

Security (AES encryption, MFA)

Yes

 

 

Technical assistance

Yes

 

 

Good-to-have

Features

Zoho Sign

Vendor B

Vendor C

Multi-language support

Yes

 

 

Role-based access

Yes

 

 

Branding and customization

Yes

 

 

Bulk send

Yes

 

 

Integration with popular productivity apps like Zoho apps, G Suite, Office 365, etc.

Yes

 

 

Integration with no-code tools like Zoho Flow, Zapier, Integromat, etc.

Yes

 

 

APIs and webhooks

Yes

 

 

Audit trails

Yes

 

 

Reports

Yes

 

 

Blockchain technology

Yes

 

 

Alerts and notifications

Yes

 

 

Regional data centers

Yes

 

 

Compliance – CCPA, GDPR, SOC 2, HIPPA, ISO/IEC-27001, etc.

Yes

 

 

We hope the above table gives you a better understanding of how to select the right e-signature app for your business. If you’re already using an e-signature app, our checklist will help you to compare it against Zoho Sign.

If you’d like to learn more about e-signature technology, read our beginner’s guide to digital signature software guide. If you’re interested in trying Zoho Sign, you can get started with our 14-day free trial. If you have any questions or feedback about Zoho Sign, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can write to support@zohosign.com or share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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