What is an eSignature?

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 the paper-based method of signing signatures. In this case 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.

What is Signable?

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

Signable provides easy to use software to thousands of businesses using a secure online, digital process for signing documents. It’s easy to create an electronic document from scratch or upload an existing Microsoft Word document, Microsoft Excel file or PDF template to create and send:

  • Sales contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Property leases
  • Order forms

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

We keep your data and documents secure and 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, providing a detailed overview of every step of the signing process.

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.

Signable eSignature

Need more information on the eSignature basics?

Check out our free Introduction to eSignatures eBook, which you can download from here. It’s free to download (no details needed) and outlines the eSignature basics. The ebook covers subjects including security and legal information as well as providing customer case studies.

For a more detailed explanation of the benefits of eSignatures, this can be found here. There are lots of reasons to use eSignatures that range from saving you and your organisation time and money to how a paperless office can benefit the environment.

How much does Signable 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 and see for yourself. Simply head here to get started.