5 Benefits of Signing Important Documents Online

April 13, 2017

2:20 pm

Running a business is hard. Between building a team, raising capital, and managing the day-to-day, entrepreneurs can easily get bogged down by the gritty details of a startup founder’s life. With busy schedules and hectic calendars, finding the smallest productivity hacks can go a long way in facilitating success. Fortunately, there’s one time-waster you can do away with to increase productivity: signing paper documents.

As more small businesses shift to a cloud-based and paperless system, it’s natural to consider transacting online, as it will allow you to save money, time, and paper. And if you’re wondering what the actual benefits of signing documents online, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered:

Saving Money

It’s no secret that paper is expensive. Yes, a single sheet costs less than a penny, but when you’re printing out duplicates and triplicates of important documents every single day, those costs add up. And while a one time expense for a online signing software might seem like too much, the long term savings more than make up for it.

Efficiency

Have you ever tried to scan, fax, or pass around an important document to your team? Even if you avoid rips, tears, and spills, you’re still wasting hours upon hours of company time just to get a document signed. Signing important documents online saves time so that your team can focus on the important aspects of running a business.

Going Paperless

Saving time and money are obviously the main goals of startups. However, attracting potential customers goes a long way too. And according to recent studies, customers, especially Millennials, value companies that commit to social good. Protecting the environment, even if it’s just from your own paper waste, will look good to your customers and will bode well for your marketing efforts.

Flexibility

With more and more employees opting for remote work, the value of flexibility cannot be understated. However, signing paper documents with a remote workforce is, in so many words, impossible. By implementing an online document signing program, you can get everything signed with a simple email. Talk about flexibility!

Security

Security has never been more important to budding startups. With more hacks than ever before, keeping your company’s secrets safe has become a full-time job for founders. Fortunately, with the right software, you can sign important documents and never worry about them again. No concerns about them “falling into the wrong hands,” because these programs are ready to secure you from hackers of all shapes and sizes.

If you’re interested in making the change today, Eversign can provide you with a free, legally binding online signature software that will make life easier in the click of a button. With packages that range in security, affordability, and function, you’ll definitely find something that fits your particular needs.

This article was brought to you by Eversign, the legally binding electronic signatures at work, home or on-the-go. 

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at conor@tech.co.

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