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What is an electronic signature? The key to seamless document workflows
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, offers an advanced line e-signature solution that boosts your workflows and takes contract management to a new level. Get access to useful tools that help you close deals in hours instead of days: sign PDFs, invoices, contracts, and much more with legally-binding signatures right from your desktop or mobile devices. In addition, configure a role-based signing order and send a fillable PDF to as many recipients as you need to collect their electronic signatures. Turn your documents into reusable templates, and save time preparing documents for signers.
E-sign documents online and explore more signNow benefits:
- 02 Cloud storage
- 03Top-notch security
- 04 Cross-platform compatibility
- 05iOS & Android apps
- 06Personalized branding
- 07Cost optimization
- 08Powerful API
Improve your contract negotiation with signNow and build smooth and efficient workflows. Get the most out of electronic signature.
Introducing the most efficient way to generate and sign PDF documents
signNow as a part of the airSlate Business Cloud allows you to create a legally-binding electronic signature and add it to forms and contracts. Give your team more opportunities to work more efficiently, and enhance your team's capabilities with the industry’s leading electronic signature solution and powerful no-code document generation. Automate your document workflows with easy-to-apply e-signatures, comprehensive signing order, and instant notifications that keep you, your team, partners and clients up to date.
Why choosing signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud to generate and eSign documents is the right decision:
- Convert documents right from your account, e.g., Word to PDF.
- Track changes made to documents from generating the PDF to signing the PDF.
- Pull and push data between documents and multiple systems of record.
- Add powerful automation without writing a single line of code.
- eSign documents on desktop or mobile, regardless of the operating system.
It’s taken you more time to read this text than it would to create and eSign documents online with signNow. Get started and see for yourself!
Seamlessly handle deals online with an enhanced e-signature solution
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, is a complete solution for the contract management process. The embedded payment system allows recipients to e-sign documents and pay you at the same time, from the same document. Connect your merchant account and effortlessly do business around the world. Set the currency and amount needed for each document and send them to recipients in just a few simple clicks.
Get the most out of singNow and the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01Unlimited signing and payment requests. Send as many documents as you need without extra fees.
- 02Web-based platform. Sign PDFs and send them for signing without having to install new software.
- 03Trustworthy solution. signNow complies with eIDAS, UETA, ESIGN, GDPR, and features HIPAA compliance.
- 04Cross-platform service. The solution works great for both Windows and macOS users.
- 05Cloud storage. Upload and download PDFs from the cloud and back.
- 06Legally-binding electronic signature. Your e-signed documents have the same legal force as wet signatures do.
Build a smooth workflow for managing deals, receiving payments, and e-signing documents online with signNow.
Use signNow’s workflow automation capabilities to simplify document eSigning for your customers
Save time by eliminating manual processes with signNow, a robust, multi-features electronic signature solution. signNow as a part of the airSlate Business Cloud empowers users to eSign documents online and gives them powerful tools for generating forms and automating workflows. signNow’s ability to automate workflows turns it into a win-win solution for everyone on both sides of the signing process: partners, customers, employees. Businesses of all sizes are using signNow to simplify signing workflows, setting up seamless processes, eliminating the need to hop from one software to the next, tracking everything in a single workspace and using Audit Trail. Meanwhile, customers get a straightforward solution for eSigning documents in a fast, easy, and comfortable way.
Get more benefits with signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01No-code configuration of Bots
- 02Quick Bots set-up
- 03Increased efficiency
- 04Enhanced customer/client engagement
- 05Saved time and resources
- 06Seamless document collaboration
- 07Advanced document security
While your competitors are still asking themselves, "how to e-sign a PDF," you can already be building efficient signature workflows. signNow has successfully helped thousands of companies, including AMGEN, Tutor Perini, and First Data streamline business processes and optimize how teams get signatures and payments from customers and clients. Don’t wait, get started now!
Deploy robotic process automation to make your business processes work for you, not the other way around
Use the power of the airSlate Business Cloud to deploy RPA into signNow’s electronic signature workflows - or tweak it. With the help of no-code configurable Bots, users can easily automate business processes and integrate with other systems and records. When Bots are configured correctly, there’s no need to manually check if a customer has signed PDFs or spend time sending customers reminders to execute documents on time. Instead, the reminder and notification Bots will do it for you. You’ll receive a notification every time a customer eSigns documents online, keeping you informed of everything that’s going on and where everything is in the process. Use the RPA to configure document routing so that eSigned documents automatically get to the right people and the right places.
Enjoy the benefits of signNow as part of the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01Reduce operating costs
- 02Save time
- 03Improve productivity
- 04Automate document workflows without coding
- 05Ensure data security and compliance with global security standards
Set up whatever automation Bots you need in 10 minutes or less, and save hours of your and your customers’/clients’ time in the future. Thousands of companies, including Xerox, AMGEN, and TechData, succeeded in propelling their businesses forward with signNow. Try it out within the airSlate Business Cloud and sign PDFs, generate forms, automate workflows, and deploy powerful RPA!
Create web forms and eSign documents using a web-based solution
The opportunity to use pulled data from the web forms you deployed to create and eSign documents online streamlines your business and simplifies workflows. Extend web forms that are natively integrated with document generation, PDFs, contracts, or payments using the airSlate business automation platform. No need to invest in multiple vendors or expensive integrations. Works right out of the box eliminate the necessity to combine several paid tools because everything is available in one comprehensive solution.
You can go beyond signNow functionality and create web forms to:
- Create web forms for collecting data any system of record without coding scripts.
- Collect signatures and payments at the same time with pre-generated forms and contracts.
- Extract filled-in data from the web forms to update CRM records.
- eSign documents with tools designed to make document management simple.
- Connect multiple systems of record in a single workspace with Integration Bots.
Sign PDFs and build comprehensive web forms with signNow. Get legally-binding electronic signatures, set a role-based signing order, and send documents for signing to multiple recipients at once. Implement signNow in your workflows and do more in less time. In addition, combining the industry-leading electronic signature solution with automation tools boosts your ROI and enhances customer/client engagement. Sign and collect e-signatures, manage documents online, and integrate with your favorite apps using signNow. Don’t wait, just get started!
signNow’s e-signature is making contract management more straightforward than it’s ever been
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, provides secure and easy-to-use contract management tools that help you take control of your signing processes. Keep your forms and contracts in one place, instantly access them from anywhere, get automatic notifications about recipients signing their documents, and check out edits and changes with an elaborate Audit Trail.
Manage your deals, from start to finish:
- 01Create professional agreements.
- 02Collect electronic signatures remotely.
- 03Track and monitor progress with a detailed Audit Trail.
- 04Get automated notifications.
signNow empowers your employees, partners, and customers to operate faster and more efficiently via shareable workflows, connecting everyone at all times. Store and organize forms and contracts in a single digital workplace, eSign documents online, increase oversight and reduce time wasted searching for agreements.
Simplified document generation allows your team members to create contracts in minutes, not hours. Streamline your contract lifecycle with signNow’s electronic signature and the airSlate automation. Create organized, automated document workflows.
Contract negotiation without all the back-and-forth paperwork
signNow, as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, provides powerful tools for signing documents online and a complete contract negotiation system for administering and negotiating agreements with customers, clients, and vendors. It allows you to combine contract negotiation with advanced e-signature solution in an all-in-one, multi-cloud, no-code platform. You can integrate with multiple record systems you already use and automatically pre-fill contracts with data from SQL databases, CRMs, or spreadsheets. No API required.
Key benefits of signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud:
- 01Simplified in-team collaboration
- 02Legally-binding e-signatures
- 03Professional agreements
- 04Real-time Audit Trail
Send contracts for review, sign PDFs, track changes across multiple versions, and maintain a single collaborative workspace. signNow and the airSlate Business Cloud allow you to do business faster, more efficiently and keep everyone involved and up to date. Automate, generate, redline, approve, and sign documents online. Enable smarter contract negotiation with signNow’s electronic signature and airSlate automation.
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Electronic Signature FAQs
Here is a list of the most common customer questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What is an electronic signature?An eSignature is a handwritten autograph of a person made with the help of appropriate software from various devices: desktops, tablets or smartphones. They’re used to confirm the integrity and authenticity of a signed document in its electronic form. E-signatures are advantageous features for certifying documents online with a single click. And they help companies to conclude transactions, manage relevant records quickly and significantly save time and reduce expenses. Check it out, and keep up the great work!
Is a digital signature the same as an electronic signature?In general, a digital signature is a reliable way to implement an electronic signature when the signatory is verified by obtaining a certificate of authentication based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) protocol from a government-authorized Certifying Authority (CA). In the case of esignatures, the authenticity of the signer is not required to be certified.
Are signNow's electronic signatures legally binding?Be sure that they are totally legally-valid and can even serve as evidence during disputes and in court. Certifying papers electronically was first legally seen as the equivalent of a written by hand signature in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) and the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). Additionally, corresponding laws in many other countries have followed this example. signNow works according to these laws and is considered to be a certified and trusted software provider.
Are signNow's electronic signatures secure?Our electronic signature service is secure for any kind of business, so you may rest assured that your information will be stored safely. Besides, your records are legally binding and comply with ESIGN authentication and protection requirements. We operate according to SOC 2 Type II certification. This means we guarantee compliance with industry standards for protection, continuity, availability, and system confidentiality. Feel free to review the details of our top grade IT security resources.
How is signNow different from other e-signature vendors?We’ve enhanced our signing benefits for any kind of device so that everyone can add a signature into PDF files anytime and anywhere. This can be done using a web browser or even while offline. Three main advantages drive us ahead — customization, durable integration, and compatibility. signNow is a powerful and flexible workspace for automating collaboration processes according to a user’s needs. Our uniform solution works with any device and operating system and can be easily integrated with a wide range of business apps — Google Drive, Oracle, Salesforce, Office 365, Egnyte, NetSuite, etc. Remember: effective digitalization of paperwork optimizes the workflow!
How do electronic signatures work with signNow?It’s even easier than you may expect. You just open the template and set the Signature Field in one click. Then, simply draw, type or upload an image of your customized autograph within seconds. Moreover, you can outline it directly onto a touchscreen if you are on a tablet or mobile device. You can do much more:
- Make your own templates of eSignature contracts and agreements or use ready-made forms from signnow’s extensive library.
- Place signature fields wherever you want on the page.
- Send a record to sign to either single or multiple recipients at once.
- Establish a specific signing order for forms.
- Create and send a Signing Link or Customized invitation.
- Set the second layer of authentication or request additional files, etc.
How do recipients sign documents with signNow?Our streamlined e-signature software makes it extremely simple and convenient for any customer, partner or employee to sign and return documents in a few quick clicks. No registration is required. After someone receives a signing link or email invitation, they can e-sign the template in the quickest way possible: by typing, drawing or capturing the signature with their camera.
Can signNow's electronic signatures be used on mobile devices?You’re able to not only sign papers electronically but also to collect esignatures from your mobile device. Moreover, you can work even when you are not connected to the Internet. With our web-browser solution, you can work with documents from any device. And when you’re offline, you can continue the process due to specially designed mobile applications for both IOS and Android. Feel free to use it even during air travel!
What document formats does signNow support for e-signatures?Our forward-thinking platform works with the most widespread and frequently used formats like PDF(.pdf) and Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). PDF is known as the most reliable format for transmitting and storing information. The application allows users to make PDF files editable, easily sign PDFs, and safely store them for future use.
Can I only use signNow to send invites or can I self-sign documents as well?You can sign a document or template yourself. In the editor, go to the Edit & Sign section, choose My Signature, and click on the page where you’d like to place it. Type your name to create a signature, draw it, or upload it from your device. You can also add text, date, and checkmarks as a sender using the same section.
Will my signers need to purchase a signNow account?No, they won’t. Anyone who receives a signature request in signNow can complete a signing session regardless of whether they have a paid account or not.
Can I add custom branding to my signNow account?Yes, you can. Click on your profile icon and select Custom Logo from the dropdown menu. In the pop-up window, click Upload Logo and browse for an image on your computer. Next, click Preview to see how it will appear on your page, then choose to Accept or Discard it.
Is signNow legally-binding in my country/for my company?signNow is legally-binding in any country that has passed legislation for electronic signatures. However, the scope of its use and types of documents you can e-sign depend on the specific regulation inside your country.
Can I request a demo prior to purchasing signNow?If you are interested in signNow as part of the airSlate Business Cloud, you can fill out a request form on the Contact page or on the Pricing page by clicking Contact Sales.
If you want to try signNow as a stand-alone solution, simply sign up for a free trial and test the Business Premium plan’s features for 7 days.
What is your refund policy?If you are a new customer or subscriber who is dissatisfied with signNow services, or if your invoice was completed incorrectly, you can contact signNow support and ask for a refund within 30 days of receiving your invoice. Support will consider your request and make a refund within a period of two weeks to one month depending on your subscription type. We don’t give refunds if your case falls under non-refundable cases. For more details, check our Terms of Service, clause 18, or contact support.
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How do I sign a document without registering with signNow?You can sign a document in signNow without having a signNow account only as a recipient. That is, if someone sends you a signature request via email, posts a document link on a public platform, or asks you for an in-person signature using their mobile device. In these situations, you can access the document, complete, and sign it. However, you cannot initiate a signing process without registering a signNow account.
How do I edit a document after signing it?As a sender, you can add signatures, text, checkmarks, and dates to already signed documents. However, you cannot edit any content added by your signers or your own content once you’ve saved your changes and closed the document.
How do I send a signing invite?To send out a signing invite, add fillable fields to your document and click Invite to Sign in the editor or on the respective document in your account. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the subject and message, and click Send Invite. Once sent, the document will have a pending status.
How do I invite signers on the mobile app?In the mobile app, tap on the document you need signed and choose Invite to Sign from the menu. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the subject and message, and tap Send. Once sent, the document will have a pending status.
How do I create a document group template?On the left-hand panel of your signNow account, go to Document Groups >> Document Group Templates. Click Create Document Group Template and pick the templates you want to include in the group.
How do I add fields and send a document out?Click on the document to open it in the editor. Use the left-hand panel with separate tools to place different types of fields. Drop them on the page and drag them where you want. Adjust their size, apply validation, and customize advanced settings using the right-hand panel. Once finished, click Invite to Sign. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the subject and message, and click Send Invite. Once sent, the document will have a pending status.
How do I delete an old template so that it doesn't route signers to it?To delete a template, click More and choose Delete Document. However, if you have already initiated a signing session from this template, signNow has already created copies that your recipients will be able to sign even if the template itself is deleted. Thus, you’ll have also to cancel invites and delete all copies in the Documents folder.
How do I fill forms with signNow?If you have received a form to complete via email or link, click Sign Document or click on the link, and the form will immediately open in the editor. Follow the hints to complete the fillable fields by adding text, checkmarks, dates, and signatures. Once ready, click Done.
If you want to complete and sign the form yourself to submit it somewhere else, open the document you need and use the Edit & Sign section. Add text, dates, checkmarks, and sign the form. Then, click Save and Close. Next, click More >> Email a Copy and enter the email address you want to send your completed form to.
How do I sign and send a document via iOS?To sign a document on iOS, tap on the document you need to sign and select Open in Editor. Then, tap on the page and in the pop-up choose Insert Signature. Draw your signature on the touchpad and click Done. Drag your signature across the pages, adjust its size, or remove it.
To send the document out, tap on it and choose Invite to Sign. Next, add recipient email(s), customize the message and subject, and click Send. Once it’s sent, the document will have a pending status.