Welcome back everyone! Today was the first meeting of our Fall 2014 semester.
Our topic was Adobe EchoSign presented by yours truly. For those who have never heard of it, Adobe EchoSign is a robust e-signature platform that is entirely cloud based. It allows users to send and receive documents for signature all electronically. It has simple functionality, is efficient, and allows for document tracking and metrics.
Ever send that form to get signed and it got “lost?” Ever send something via snail mail and have it take days to get to its desired location? Or maybe the form is still sitting in a pile with a few hundred more on someones desk. EchoSign can eliminate the back log of paperwork and we hope eliminate the need to print paper forms as well. We are not only going green, but we are able to efficiently establish a new protocol for the way we do business at the University.
EchoSign allows a user to initiate a document and send it to “x” number of users to sign. Once you fill in the appropriate fields (email address, attach the document, designate locations for signatures, etc) – very similar to sending an email – the software does all the rest automatically for you. You will simply receive the signed document back once all parties have signed it.
No account? No problem. Not everyone needs an account to sign (however you do need an account to originate). If you are asked to sign something, simply follow the instructions in the email that you receive. You can sign anywhere and anytime. You can even sign on a mobile device while using your finger as a stylus.
Dyson is currently finishing a pilot of 8 months of usage. The document processing and turn around time has been exceptional and the metrics back this up. Documents that used to take days take hours…Documents that used to take weeks now take days. The difference is night and day. Once we are able to upgrade to the next level we hope to roll out this tool to other users within Dyson and ultimately the University. Stay tuned for more updates about this exciting tool and please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or wish to see a more detailed demo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us if you have any topic suggestions or would like to present at one of our upcoming meetings. See you at the next meeting on November 6th!