Gathering contract signatures can be a challenging task, especially when working with multiple signatories in various locations. Signatures finalize contracts and propel their execution. This highly anticipated step can be delayed with manual processes that include scanning signed documents, emailing scanned contracts, signing with wet signatures, mailing contracts with wet signatures, and reorganizing signed contracts in shared drives - to name a few. Moreover, specific signatures can require notarization, which can further delay the signing process. Read on to learn how eSignature software within contract management software can make contract signing quick and easy.
Contract signing, including via eSignatures, is the process of finalizing an agreement between contractual counterparties that serves as a bridge between the pre-award and post-award contract lifecycle - serving as a catalyst to propel the post-award contract into action.
Are eSignatures Legal?
An eSignature is legal since the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act – AKA the E-Sign Act - was signed into USA law in 2020. E-signatures constitute a legally enforceable form of signing that represents signer intent.
Contract Signing With eSignature Software
Manual contract signing can cause unnecessary delays that can stem from siloed processes such as emailing scanned documents and organizing signed contracts in shared drives. Fortunately, signing contracts with eSignature software can make signing a breeze by empowering you and your counterparties to sign in the office or on the go from virtually anywhere with suitable WiFi and the right device - especially with the help of a contract lifecycle management software mobile app. You can gather safe, secure, and legally-binding signatures from necessary stakeholders in record time.
Leading eSignature software enables you to request either electronic signatures or digital signatures from stakeholders from virtually anywhere - further empowering remote contract management efficacy. A digital signature secures a signature’s dates and time to demonstrate that it remains untampered with thereafter - reducing the need for a licensed notary.
Discover how CobbleStone's IntelliSign® eSignature software can help streamline your signing processes in the video below.
With IntelliSign, eSignature Software you can cut send-to-sign time by as much as twenty percent. From highly complex contracts to simple purchase orders, you can gather signatures efficiently. You can request bulk e-signatures from a plethora of stakeholders with a few clicks. With the ability to request third-party signatures via email, stakeholders can quickly access requested document to sign - without needing to download a specific program.
Leverage eSignature Software & CLM Software
After completing negotiations and gathering approvals, you are finally ready for your stakeholders to get your contracts signed. Robust contract lifecycle management software (CLM) software can enable you to digitally invite stakeholders, including via email, to sign necessary documents within a secure eSignature portal – all while restricting invited signees access to other non-pertinent information within your centralized contract lifecycle management system.
IntelliSign + CobbleStone Contract Insight® = Easy Contract Signing
IntelliSign within CobbleStone Contract Insight CLM software offers you the industry-leading online contract signing tool of the future today. CobbleStone Contract Insight can also integrate third-party eSignature tools, such as DocuSign or Adobe Sign, to further streamline and centralize your contract lifecycle management, procurement, vendor management, and purchase order management processes. Discover why thousands of contract managers trust CobbleStone with their eSignature and contract management software needs. To learn more about CobbleStone’s unparalleled eSignature and contract management software, book your free demo with a CobbleStone Contract Insight expert today!
Considering CobbleStone Contract Insight’s highly configurable software platform – including its future-minded eSignature tool, IntelliSign - it’s no wonder why Quadrant Knowledge Solutions recognizes CobbleStone as a CLM Technology Leader in the Spark MatrixTM Report. CobbleStone’s trusted, award-winning, fully integrated CLM software streamlines the contract lifecycle management process with optimal governance, reduced friction, and high flexibility from contract requests to renewals. CobbleStone Software has been a visionary leader in CLM software for over twenty years. CobbleStone’s user-friendly, robust, and scalable solution seamlessly integrates with mission-critical applications for unified and seamless contract management. CobbleStone Software, as a software provider, also remains SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliant to encourage paramount security.
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