DocuSign Alternatives

Alexandra Veneck

As the world becomes more and more digital, businesses have no choice but to also become more digital to keep up with customer demand. At one point, all customers knew was to go to a physical location to sign papers, set up accounts, and complete transactions. But now, the use of eSignatures has become the new norm. Customers would prefer to avoid tedious paperwork and annoying processes like scanning, faxing, emailing, and waiting for papers to be sent back and forth. As a result, businesses have been adopting different eSignature solutions.

One very well-known solution is called DocuSign. DocuSign was founded in 2003 by Tom Gonser, who had a vision of fundamentally changing the way businesses transact with other businesses. The platform has grown to help organizations simplify signatures, documents, and agreements through the cloud. However, DocuSign is not the only software solution that makes eSignatures possible. Let’s take a look at some DocuSign alternatives.

  1. Adobe Sign

The Adobe Sign eSignature software is a part of the Adobe Document Cloud. The software includes PDF and eSignature solutions to get documents signed. With Adobe Sign, you can digitize signing and approvals. Some Adobe Sign features include:

  • Audit trail
  • Authentication
  • Auto reminders
  • Customizable templates
  • Mobile signature
  • Multi-party signing
  • Task progress tracking

2. HelloSign

HelloSign can electronically add legally binding signatures to any document. HelloSign is more SMB friendly and is better for businesses who use basic computer software like GoogleDocs and Dropbox. Some HelloSign features include:

  • Audit trail
  • Authentication
  • Branding
  • Team management tools
  • In-person signing
  • Cloud-based software
  • Email reminders

3. OneSpan Sign

Formerly known as eSignLIVE, OneSpan Sign’s platform is used by banks, insurers, healthcare providers, and other organizations. Some OneSpan Sign features include:

  • Audit trail
  • Authentication
  • Remote and in-person signing
  • Multi-device and channel ready
  • Reusable templates
  • Customizable workflows and screens
  • Email notifications

4. Lightico

Lightico is a digital platform that consumer-focused high volume businesses use to better communicate with their customers. The product provides fast and easy solutions for eSignatures, eForms ID verification, and more. With the mobile-optimized platform, users can eSign documents in real-time, and at any location, from their cell phones in a matter of minutes. Agents are always there in live Lightico sessions to assist users so they can complete required documents quickly and correctly the first time around. Lightico users experience faster turnover times, greater NPS, smoother onboarding, and a better customer experience. Some Lightico features include:

  • Audit trail
  • Instant and in real-time
  • Via SMS/text message
  • Legal & secure
  • One-time signing
  • Agent guided
  • Anytime, anywhere
  • Easily integrated

5. signNow 

signNow allows you to eSign PDF documents, collect eSignatures, build online fillable templates, and automatically send documents to multiple recipients. The software is part of the airSlate business cloud. Some signNow features include:

  • Templates
  • Edit document before signing
  • Branding
  • In-person signing
  • Live chat
  • Legal & secure
  • Threat protection
  • Manage invite expiration

6. SignRequest

SignRequest adapts to applications like Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox, Slack, and more. Prepare your files (PDF, Word, Excel) by indicating where any marks and signatures are required. You can send up to 10 documents every month for free, which makes it a suitable solution fro small businesses. Some features of SignRequest include:

  • Audit trail
  • Authorization
  • Email notification
  • Document management
  • Reusable templates
  • Branding
  • Customizable teams
  • Legal & secure

7. SignEasy

SignEasy is another way to sign, send, and manage documents. It integrates applications like G Suite, Office 365, Dropbox, and Box, as well as leading email providers like Outlook and Gmail. There is also a SignEasy app for IOS and Android. So, you can sign documents on-the-go from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It can be used by individuals and professionals, small-medium sized businesses, and developers and ISVs. Some features of SignEasy include:

  • Audit trail
  • Sequential and parallel signing
  • Track progress of a document
  • Send reminders/receive email and push notifications
  • import/export documents from other apps
  • Legal & secure
  • Offline signing 
  • Offline signing

8. Eversign 

Eversign’s eSignature platform helps businesses digitally transform and helps them every step of the way. You can use any device to quickly sign any document on-the-go. Documents are safely kept in the cloud to reduce turnaround times, accelerate sales, and save money. You can take control of all your documents by using the built-in editor to make marks and sign with your finger. The lowest version of eversign is free, allowing up to 5 documents each month. Some features of eversign are:

  • Audit trail
  • In-person signing
  • App integrations
  • Template documents
  • Team & contact management
  • Branding

9. GetAccept

GetAccept not only provides eSignature solutions, but also video messaging, document tracking and analytics, proposal creation, and contract management. The all-in-one platform is used in B2B interactions and by sales, HR, customer success, enablement, and development teams. Some features of GetAccept include:

  • Authentication
  • Real-time chat
  • Integrations
  • Secure
  • Branding
  • Reminders and notifications
  • SMS sending

10. eSign Genie

This platform can be used by companies of any size. It works best for documents such as NDAs, waivers, and vendor agreements. It can be integrated with applications such as Salesforce, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Mailchimp. eSign Genie is compliant with HIPPA as well as other eSign related regulations. If you want, you can pay per document for just $2 each. Some features of eSign Genie include:

  • Audit trail
  • Authentication
  • Reusable templates
  • URL or embedded forms
  • Bulk eSignatures
  • API based

11. dotloop

Dotloop is a real estate management solution that encourages real estate brokers, agents, and teams to use a streamlined platform for eSignatures and forms. It simplifies online transactions and accelerates growth by helping real estate professionals with workflow automation and visibility in real-time. Some gestures of dotloop include:

  • Audit trail
  • Secure backup
  • Document editor
  • SMS texting
  • In-person signing
  • Mobile app
  • Document scanner
  • Branding

12. pdffiller 

Pdffiller is an online PDF document editor, fillable form builder, and eSignature manager. Tools include adding text, adding drawings, highlighting, blacking out, or erasing text, searching for text, adding company logos, and more. Compliance certification and regulations include SOC Type II, HIPAA compliance,GDPR compliance, and PDI DSS certification. Large businesses, individuals, and government agents use pdffiller to create interactive fillable forms online. Some features of pdffiller include:

13. AssureSign 

AssureSign is an eSignature software built on SaaS, on-premise, and hybrid platform. Signers can sign their documents via text, voice, in-person, or remotely. It is specifically designed for mid-large sized businesses, so you can have unlimited users to collaborate with others. It also has a proven revenue stream for referrals, integrations, and resellers. Some features of AssureSign include:

  • Branding
  • SMS messaging
  • Legal and secure
  • Cloud-based software

14. PandaDoc

PandaDoc focuses on sales documentation to ease the process of sending, tracking, and signing forms and contracts. Users can create proposals, quotes, and sales contracts from built-in templates, and use customer data from their CRM platform. PandaDoc is used by both SMBs and Enterprises. Subscribers have access to unlimited eSignatures, as well as a drag-and-drop document builder, out-of-the-box CRM integrations, and document analytics. Some features of PandaDoc include:

  • Legal & secure
  • Cloud-based software
  • Mobile-optimized and desktop-optimized
  • Anytime, anywhere

15. DocVerify

DocVerify is an eSignature platform and an electronic notary platform for enterprises, businesses, and individuals to securely send and sign documents. It offers a multi-layer, multi-technology approach to eSignatures. DocVerify is also integrated with partners like WuFoo, Salesforce, and Oracle. With its Easy Sign feature, users can also have the platform embedded into any website for real-time events. Some features of DocVerify include:

  • Templates
  • One-click signing
  • Security embedded cover page
  • Watermarking
  • API integration
  • Fraud protection

16. HoneyBook

HoneyBook is a way for users to keep track of projects, book clients, send invoices, and collect payments. During these processes, eSignatures are also collected. There is a mobile app to make it even easier for users to sign and look at forms. Tools include online contracts, proposals, payments, automation, scheduling, and more. Some features of HoneyBook include:

  • Branding
  • Fraud protection
  • Templates
  • Highlight where to sign
  • Anytime, anywhere
  • Track progress

17. And.co

And.co is a software typically for freelancers or small businesses owners. Users create eSignatures, proposals, contracts, and invoices. It also integrates with solutions like PayPal to collect payments seamlessly, can connect to your credit card to keep track of expenses, and gives you a to-do list. Some features of and.co include:

  • Reports
  • Task management
  • Time tracking
  • Branding
  • Connect to bank account

18. Proposify

With Proposify, sales teams create, send, track, and sign proposals, agreements, and contracts. Proposify integrates with applications like Salesforce, Zapier, Stripe, and more. You can organize all your product descriptions, case studies, fees, images, and any other content in one library so everyone you are working with can find it easily. Some features of Proposify include:

  • Track proposals
  • Interactive fee tables
  • Branding
  • Notifications
  • Content library
  • Client input forms

19. RightSignature

RightSignature is a platform for users to share and send eSignatures. You can review documents, fill in fields, and create your own signature either on the computer or on a smartphone. Documents and contacts can be imported from Google Drive, ShareFile, Salesforce, Dropbox, and more. You can also upload documents you already have in multiple formats like PDF, DOC, DOCX, and image files. Some features of RightSignature include:

  • Authentication
  • Multi-party signing
  • Send multiple documents at once
  • Legal & secure
  • Branding

 

While DocuSign is a well known brand in the market, there are dozens of other eSignature solutions that are growing in popularity.

It’s noteworthy that DocuSign has grown behind digitizing documents between two businesses where revisions and ‘contract lifecycle management’ is the focus.

In other arenas, for example where businesses need to serve end customers (B2C) efficiently, Lightico is a more capable and effective eSignature provider.