What is signature automation and what are the benefits?

Learn how you can get your business documents signed faster and cheaper with digital signature automation.

Practically every business decision or transaction requires a signature. Invoice approvals, contracts, and even vacation requests need to be signed. But it can become a challenge to juggle and keep track of the dozens of documents you might need to sign every day.

You can implement digital signature automation at your business to make managing the process easier.

What is signature automation?

Signature automation makes use of e-signatures and digital signatures to approve and validate documents. Instead of putting a pen to paper, e-signatures allow you to add a legally binding digital stamp on electronic documents. Digital signatures are a specific kind of e-signature that comes with additional security certificates.

Signature automation, then, uses an e-signature software to establish workflows and processes to request and receive signatures. In most cases, you’ll be sharing PDF files over email or cloud platforms.

What are the benefits?

The greatest advantages of signature automation are time and money savings. You’ll no longer have to print documents, wasting paper and ink. Sending and receiving digital documents is nearly instantaneous, and adding a signature requires — at most — a couple mouse clicks. With mobile solutions, you can also receive, request, and add signatures from anywhere.

Signature automation also helps you manage the signature workflow. You can easily track documents and set recipients, ensuring documents don’t get stuck or lost. It’s also possible to integrate e-signature solutions into all departments and applications, which reduces the need for manual data entry and the chance of human error.

How to get started on signature automation?

Acrobat Sign makes it easy to request and add signatures to PDFs. You can quickly create signature workflows, make e-signatures from scratch, track the signature process, and send reminder notifications. Sign also integrates with many popular business tools, making implementation a breeze.

Discover everything Sign can do for your business.