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Printing, faxing and filing papers is time-consuming, expensive and wasteful. Why not use secure, legally binding electronic signature software? It takes far less time than printing, signing and either scanning or faxing your documents, saves money, and it’s even better for the environment.
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We based our rankings on several factors, including a simple user interface, number and quality of available integrations, pricing, security, compliance and customizability.
SignNow by Barracuda Networks has an impressive resume. The company has been featured in NPR, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, ESPN, Mashable and more. And nearly 40% of the Fortune 1,000 use SignNow to sign their contracts.
Upload any document and mark who needs to sign and where using a simple drag-and-drop interface. Signers then receive an email link and can sign from their computer, tablet or cell phone. SignNow routes documents to the appropriate people, ensures all signatures are collected and notifies you when the document is complete.
And their API allows you to easily embed e-signatures into your app or website in just a few minutes. It integrates with Salesforce, Dropbox, NetSuite and more. What makes them our top pick? They’re affordable, easy to use and secure.
- Free 7-day trial
- Business: $20/month or $96 annually (per sender)
- Business Premium: $30/month or $180 annually (per sender)
- Enterprise: Contact SignNow
With DocuSign, you can e-sign documents online from anywhere. In a matter of minutes, you can send your signed documents from your office, home or on the road. DocuSign is legally binding and is a safe way to share, sign and send documents.
Upload your document from email, Dropbox, Google Drive, Salesforce or another application and enter names and email addresses for signers. You can use their easy drag-and-drop tool to indicate where you need a signature, initials or a date. You can also add standard or custom fields for signers to fill in.
DocuSign emails a link to each recipient, which they can use to access the document. DocuSign is ISO 27001:2013 and SSAE 16, SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2 certified and tested internationally — across the entire company and its data centers.
- Free 30-day trial
- Personal: $15/month or $120 annually (per sender)
- Standard: $40/month or $300 annually (per sender)
- Business Pro: $60/month or $480 annually (per sender)
- Enterprise: Contact DocuSign
- Real Estate Starter: $15/month or $120 annually (per sender)
- DocuSign For Realtors: $35/month or $240 annually (per sender)
- Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition: Contact DocuSign
Adobe Sign has come a long way since it took over EchoSign several years ago. They’re an integrated preferred partner with Microsoft’s Office 365, Dynamics, SharePoint, Teams and Flow. That’s a testament to their product. But Adobe Sign is still a strong contender outside of the Microsoft solution. They provide e-signatures from Adobe Document Cloud.
The signed documents are legally binding and secure. You can upload documents to Adobe Sign from Acrobat.com, Dropbox, Google Drive or Box. The software is easy to use with plenty of features, and Adobe has great support options.
- Free 30-day trial
- Individual: $14.99/month or $119.88 annually
- Small Business: $29.99/month (per sender)
- Business: Starting at $39.99/month (per sender with a 3-year agreement)
- Enterprise: Contact Adobe Sign
The following e-signature services didn’t make our top three rankings, but each has something to offer.
HelloSign is a user-friendly electronic signature solution. They include signer authentication, and signatures are legally binding. You can set who signs first and where they sign and then assign it to the next person. The Hello Sign templates make it easy to set up commonly used documents so you don’t have to create them over and over again. HelloSign also integrates with OneDrive, Google, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, HubSpot, Slack and more.
- Free 30-day trial
- Free version: Up to 3 documents a month (1 sender)
- Pro: $15/month or $156 annually (1 sender)
- Business: $50/month or $480 annually (includes 5 senders)
- Enterprise: Contact HelloSign
KeepSolid Sign is a cross-platform e-signature app that you can use on mobile and desktop devices. And if you don’t want to download their app, users can sign documents via a web browser (supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer).
Unfortunately, KeepSolid Sign’s website doesn’t indicate that it’s compliant with ESIGN, UETA or HIPAA, and its features are lackluster compared to many of the top services we review here. But its affordable pricing is a plus if this doesn’t concern you.
- 14-day free trial
- Personal: $9.99/month or $99.99 annually (1 sender)
- Small Team: $34.99/month or $349.99 annually (includes 5 senders)
- Big Team: $64.99/month or $599.99 annually (includes 10 senders)
- Enterprise: Contact KeepSolid Sign
PDFfiller differs from the rest of the services in our reviews, since it’s chiefly a PDF document editor. But PDFfiller has some good online signing features, as long as you can work with their somewhat limited file types: PDF, DOX, XLS, PPT, PNG, TXT and JPG files.
PDFfiller’s Premium plan gives up to 5 users access to SignNow’s basic e-signatures service. You won’t get advanced features like bulk sending or conditional fields, but you do get reusable templates, advanced workflows and live chat. This is a great option for small businesses that want apowerful PDF editor and don’t need a lot of e-signature features.
- 30-day free trial
- Personal: $20/month or $96 annually (1 sender; no e-signatures)
- Premium: $40/month or $180 annually (includes 5 senders)
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RightSignature is from Citrix, the maker of GoToMeeting. RightSignature has a great reputation although consumers use competitors’ software more. This service is missing SharePoint integrations but is reasonably priced. So if you don’t need that integration Right Signature may be a good solution for you.
- 14-day free trial
- Personal: $15/month or $144 annually
- Business: $75/month or $720 annually (includes 3 senders)
- Additional Plans: Starting at $99/month
Watch the video below to see how companies use DocuSign with Salesforce to boost their efficiency.
Are you interested in some of the document management and sharing tools, like SharePoint, that sync with many e-signature services? Read our online collaboration tools reviews to learn more. These services are relatively inexpensive and highly efficient.
And be sure to see our handy guide to small business management, which includes many other reviews of affordable tools for everything from virtual legal services to dictation software.
If you need a human resources software solution for your small business in addition to e-signature services, be sure to check out our HRIS reviews to find the best solution for your needs.
Which online document signing software have you used? Did you like it?
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