How SMBs used e-signatures amidst the pandemic.

The pandemic changed the business world in more ways than one. Here’s how small businesses made e-signature tools improve their workflow.

When the pandemic disrupted deep-rooted business processes in just a matter of days, business owners scrambled to adapt, turning toe-signatures and document sign tools to help restore and in some cases, even improve their workflows. Let’s look at three areas where small businesses adopted e-signature capabilities to help them work through the pandemic.


As in-person sales meetings switched to virtual, many businesses started embracing document sign tools. Not only did this facilitate online sales, but it also made life easier for sales representatives and clients. Invoices, work orders, contracts, and other documents became faster and easier with online signing.


Businesses work with vendors, retailers, or suppliers for a variety of reasons, including product deliveries, supply shipments, and other in-person exchanges. But with electronic signatures in play, vendor agreements could transition online. Instead of having to sign paperwork upon delivery with pen and ink, many vendors signed electronically via smartphone, computer, or other digital device. That kept the process safe, and made paperwork easier.

Human resources.

The pandemic forced many businesses to adopt fully remote and hybrid work environments. And because of that, a lot of Human Resources also went online.

As companies onboarded new employees, they used e-signatures to sign PDFsand complete important new hire paperwork (employment agreements, NDAs, tax documents, and more). Document sign tools helped employees and employers to connect virtually without skipping a beat.

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