So, what is an eSignature?

What’s the difference between Micheal Jordan’s scribble on a pair of trainers and a Signable eSignature signed contract? Let’s explain.

eSignature n.  A technology that allows a person to electronically affix a signature to an online contract.

An electronic signature, or eSignature, is information in an electronic form, which is “associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign” (eIDAS).

The United States Federal ESIGN Act of 2000 states that an eSignature is an “electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.”

In simple terms, an electronic signature is the digital version of a paper-based method of signing signatures on an electronic document.

Beyond being just a squiggle on a screen, an eSignature legally binds an electronic document in the same way a paper contract does. For the person with the intent to sign an eSignature is just as legally binding as a handwritten signature is.

What is Signable?

Signable eSignature


Using cutting-edge technology, Signable provides the best way to capture an eSignature on a document between two (or more) parties.

We provide easy to use software to thousands of businesses using a secure online, digital process for signing documents. It’s easy to upload an existing Microsoft Word or PDF template or start from scratch with electronic documents including:

  • Sales contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Property Leases

Signable helps businesses to meet the legal requirements of electronic signing processes in legal legislation around the world. Signable adheres to the European Union’s eIDAS regulation.

We keep your data and documents secure and also record every action of the document signing process. With our audit trailsyou can keep track of everything you worked on and all the different parties involved, every step of the way.

Signable follow and exceed the legal requirements a document must meet to be legally accepted. These include:

  • Being uniquely linked to the signatory & being capable of identifying the signatory.
  • Using electronic signature-creation data, any change to the data is detectable and flagged up.

Need more info on the eSignature basics?

You’ll want to have a look at our free eBook, which you can download from here. It’s free to download (no details needed) and outlines the eSignature basics. The book covers subjects including security, legal info and customer case studies!

A more detailed explanation of the benefits of eSignatures can be found here. There are lots of reasons to use Signable eSignatures, from saving your organisation time and money to benefitting the environment.

How much does it cost?

We have a range of flexible monthly plans for however many documents you need to send! We also offer a pay as you go option which costs £1 per envelope. Check them out here.

You can try Signable free for 14 days with no credit card required. Simply head here to get started.