Adobe Launches ‘Adobe Sign’ to Digitally Transform Small Businesses
Adobe Sign for Small Business Debuts to Help Small Companies Digitize; Enterprise Capabilities Now Tailored to the Needs of Small Business User
Small businesses are a driving force in the UK economy. They account for 99.3% of all of the UK’s private sector. Today, there are 5.6 million small businesses in the UK and they employ close to 16 million people. In order to scale, these small businesses are looking to automate and digitize their operations, especially the outdated Document Management and Processing. According to research from Forrester, each document signed manually costs 1.3 hours. For businesses in the UK, making a simple switch to a digital document sign tool can have a big impact on productivity. Adobe is helping such businesses leap the next digital wave.
Today, Adobe has introduced Adobe Sign for small business. The aim is to deliver e-signature capabilities that are powerful enough for the enterprise but tailored to the needs of small business users.
At the time of this announcement, Ashley Still, Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Document Cloud, said,
“Millions of small businesses already rely on Adobe to simplify document work – converting paper to digital with Adobe Scan, creating, reviewing and editing PDFs with Adobe Acrobat and accessing the most powerful PDF services right from Microsoft Office 365.”
Ashley added, “Adobe Sign for small business now completes the toolbox for small companies to fully digitize their business.”
When combined with other market-leading document technologies, including Adobe Scan and Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Sign for small business helps companies digitize legacy work practices that rely on signatures, like customer onboarding, contracts and approvals, payments and invoices, and much more.
In addition, for individuals getting their side hustle off the ground, Adobe Sign is now integrated into the Acrobat Reader desktop app, enabling hundreds of millions of people who have Reader installed to send two documents for e-signature each month, free of charge.
Start Gathering e-Signatures for Free with Acrobat Reader
Adobe is integrating the most trusted e-signature solution, Adobe Sign, into the Acrobat Reader desktop app. Individuals will soon be able to send up to two documents for e-signature each month, free of charge, for the times when they need someone else to sign a document. The functionality will soon be rolled out globally to the hundreds of millions of users who have upgraded to the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
Introducing Adobe Sign for Small Business
The majority of Fortune 100 companies rely on Adobe Sign for fast, secure e-signatures that increase business efficiency while ensuring the best employee and customer experiences. But why should the enterprise be the sole beneficiary of going digital? Now Adobe Sign for small business will help millions of smaller companies attract new customers, win their loyalty, and hire and onboard talent with ease, all at an affordable subscription price. With Sign for small business, you can:
- Sign up customers directly from your site: PDF forms are used for everything from gathering your customer’s contact information to collecting their signature on a service agreement. But providing a PDF that your customer then needs to download, print, physically sign and email back is far from a good experience. Now with Adobe Sign you can take any existing PDF form and automatically convert it to an online web form, giving your customers a modern, completely digital interaction with your brand.
- Let customers sign and pay for services in a single step: One sure way to lose new customers is to put them through too many steps to complete a purchase. When customers first sign a contract online, like when joining a sports club, redirecting them to yet another form for payment risks losing them. Thanks to Adobe Sign integration with Braintree, a PayPal service, it’s now easy for small businesses to collect payments from customers right as they fill out and sign a form.
- Bulk send a single form to hundreds at once: Small companies often need to send a standard agreement to multiple recipients for signature, such as an outdoor adventure club that needs one hundred-plus people to sign a release of liability for a group hike. Sending the form to each recipient one-by-one wastes time and makes it difficult to track responses. Now small businesses can automate the process of collecting tens to hundreds of signatures at once with the click of a button, and easily track which signatures are outstanding.