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Top 7 Electronic Signature Services and Their Unique Qualities

| March 15, 2011 More

Getting a client’s John Hancock on an important document can be a slow and tedious process when relying on fax, scanners or snail mail.

If you’re managing multiple clients, consider the time required to compile voluminous records for shipping, not to mention the cost of postage. The easier alternative is electronic signatures that digitize the whole process. The following are 7 electronic signature services, along with their individual features.

1. EchoSign

One very convenient feature of EchoSign is that it is completely web-based, meaning no software snags like installation or system requirements. Its most unique quality is that it can be seamlessly incorporated into a plethora of applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps, NetSuite and more. Signed documents are provided to both sender and recipient, and are archived by the service.

2. TurboSignature

TurboSignature is web-based with an emphasis on organization and management. It provides emailed reminders for actions that need to be processed, as well as notifications when they have been completed. Users can compile an address book for frequent signatures and import the names of their busiest clients. Recipients can sign away online or on their mobile phone.

3. DocuSign

With the web-based service DocuSign, signers are well accommodated with their choice of 10 different signature styles. It is supported on mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone and iPad where signers can use their touchscreen technology to use their true signature. Meanwhile, documents are outfitted with navigation arrows to help recipients through the process. Once completed, each party can receive a copy, with every document stored for future retrieval. 

4. Arx CoSign Digital Signature

Based on your needs, CoSign is available in a desktop version for small organizations and a server-based edition over an authorized network. Both support every major file format from Excel spreadsheets to Adobe PDFs. The service can be integrated as a plug-in for company infrastructures.

5. eSigTek

From sending to unlimited signers to uploading unlimited documents, eSigTek has electronic signature plans that can provide robust options for businesses. It also allows users to create their own authorization levels to keep the processes internally secure. Keeping senders on top of their game is the service’s usage and turn around reports.

6. AlphaTrust PRONTO Online

For businesses that would like to streamline the signature process on their website, they can acquire the software provided from AlphaTrust for easy integration. Users are then directed from your site to the secure PRONTO Online network for signing the document. The service provides a variety of document templates for easy use.

7. Silanis

The electronic service solutions offered by Silanis cover a range of platform integration for businesses, from websites to service centers. Solutions can be accessed on internal networks, cloud computing or on a desktop. The signing process can be customized and signatures can be done with a simple click of the mouse and supported on mobile devices.

The features of electronic signature services are as numerous as the benefits, with users experiencing faster completion processes to cost savings.

Do these features entice you go start signing electronically?

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An avid lover of all things caffeine, Selena Narayanasamy is involved in everything technology and social media related. She has multiple degrees in business, marketing and finance. Along with all this, she also writes for Search Engine Journal and is growing, her own personal social media and tech blog.

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  1. Blackbeauty says:

    Thanks for the nice post about this precious need of signature verifying. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks a lot.
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  2. Surprising that RightSignature is not in your list. They offer the fastest and simplest way to get documents signed.

  3. chemalogo says:

    In my opinion, you missed PortaSigma and ClickSign

  4. John Jacobs says:

    Selena, thanks for sharing this information. I am surprised to see that eOriginal is not on the list. In business for more than 15 years, eOriginal not only participated in the drafting of e-signature laws like ESIGN and UETA, they are the most widely used vendor in the financial services industry and the only electronic signature vendor recognized to be able to securitize e-contracts in the secondary market.

    eOriginal’s SmartSign solution can be licensed as a web-based service (SAAS) or on-premise (behind a companies firewall). SmartSign allows for documents to be securely e-signed from anywhere, using a computer, laptop, phone, iPad, signature pad and even voice, without compromising the documents legal integrity and enforceability.

    Best Regards,

    John Jacobs

    eOriginal, Inc

  5. Nicholas Teo says:

    I actually thought this was something like the digital cert offered by comodo and verisign. Learn something new today
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  6. Digital signature technology solves part of the problem; basically it brings immediacy to the signing event and eliminates the need for courier expense. For simple ‘send it and sign it’ type processes, this will be enough. But there are many companies who have a much larger pain – think of insurance companies for account opening packages. Courier expense is just a small portion of the cost problem. The much larger problem is labor expense associated with contracts returned not in good order, and re-keying of information into their internal system of record. Solving these issues requires technology that includes not just digital signature but also workflow automation. Otherwise costs are driven up by the need to buy technology from additional vendors. If you have a complex document workflow problem, I suggest looking for solutions with wider encompassing technology.

  7. Riya

    ClickSign is also a good Electronic signature.
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  8. Tony says:

    I never try any of them before because not really need about it.
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  9. Don’t know about theses :P
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  10. Nasir says:

    No doubt by using the electronic signature services have a number of benefits, with users experiencing faster completion processes to cost savings. Thanks for nice sharing……..!

  11. Sam says:

    This is something new for me as I never dealth in past with these services.
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  12. Rajesh says:

    Never knew about these services before. Thanks for bringing them to notice. Nice work.
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  13. Anna says:

    My company has been using electronic signing for a year already and I think it’s very convenient and simplifies the whole business process.
    But I didn’t know that there are so many Electronic Signature Services on the web.

  14. Symfony says:

    The world of business isn’t standing on one place – it is growing and developing. Everything is done to make business faster and faster. E-signature is one of them. I use such innovations in my business and see only benefits.

  15. Rohit Batra

    Never Heard of any of them will try them soon.. looks like a good service..
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  16. Wahaj says:


    Most of the solutions out there are not based on the concept of adding digital signatures to documents rather hand signature images which might not be that secure. The Author should have also checked Ascertia Docs ( ) which provides digital signature based electronic signature solution.

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  18. Audrey Ross from Miami Condos says:

    Thanks for the list. I’ve been looking for this. What i like about electronic signature services is that it provides copies to all parties. No need to sign them one by one. It saves time and money. Cheers!

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  22. Miami Condos says:

    OMG we use Docusign ALL the time in the business w/ contracts and whatnot. The problem is that we have to educate our clients and there is a huge learning curve to get them over before they start using it. They always want to know why we can’t just do it the old fashioned way. Especially with all the paperwork involved with title companies ya know?
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  25. Andy says:

    A point of focus could be on e-signature vs digital signature.
    It is an Apples to Oranges comparison.

    For example, would Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth sign a baseball card with a plastic wrapping overlaying the card? Or would they want to sign their signature onto the actual card?
    Would you sign a legally binding document that had a plastic page-saver wrapped over it?
    No, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth would ONLY sign on the actual card!
    You would only sign directly onto the document also!

    The same should be same for electronic transactions.
    SIGNiX has the answer.

    SIGNiX Digital Signature Service allows contracts and other documents to be signed by all parties in a matter of minutes without the delays, hassles and costs of distributing, signing and storing paper documents. In addition, all signers and other interested parties receive final electronic copies of the digitally signed documents that are identical and can never be altered in any way without it being immediately evident. No one has to worry if a 50 page contract stapled to a signature page was the final execution copy or if a page or two might have been substituted, either inadvertently or on purpose. If a contract dispute does go to court, it won’t be to determine which version was executed because there will be no question about the integrity of each signed document.

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