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5 Ways E-signature Software Can Help Your Business

by Ayla El Assaad

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Looking for software that complements remote work and paperless office management? Then you should consider electronic signature software.

Workflow optimization is a constant challenge that businesses face. It is even more essential for small businesses that depend on maximizing their resources to survive. E-signature tools are a great addition if you're looking to enhance productivity.

Here are five ways e-signature tools can help your business:

Save Time & Money


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Businesses save anywhere between 55% and 78% in paper related costs, including admin, material, and shipping costs, when they make the switchover to e-signature tools. E-signing also saves time; it takes up to 5 days to get a traditionally signed document back compared to an average of 37 minutes for an e-signature.

Save the Planet


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If you're committed to electronic documents throughout your organization, then moving the entire signing process online is a natural progression. Less printing, less strain on the planet—you can save up to 2,5 billion trees over 20 years by using an e-signature tool!

Increased Productivity & Efficiency

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Getting signed documents and contracts back faster means employees can focus on what needs to get done. Some e-signing tools also come with added features that allow you to send batch signing requests, specify where someone should sign, and share and store documents. Some also allow you to work across devices; this means you can access and sign documents on the go from your tablet or mobile.

Increased Security

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Photo by Franck on Unsplash

Certain forms of e-signatures, such as digital signatures, are very secure and legally binding—laws vary depending on the country, so be sure to check. With our eSign tool, for example, pro users have access to verifiable digital signatures that are timestamped. This means documents can’t be tampered with and are very secure. Smallpdf is also both ISO/IEC 27001, GDPR, and eIDAS compliant.

To learn more about how to create a digital signature, read our handy guide.

The Future Is Now!

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Photo by Ramón Salinero on Unsplash

The onset of remote work has sped up the uptake of digital document solutions within most businesses. E-signature tools are an integral part of that and will become the industry norm, so why not get ahead of the curve now!

Check out our eSign tool to learn more.

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Ayla El Assaad
UX Writer @Smallpdf