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Docusign vs Adobe Sign: what's right for you?

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September 15, 2021

DocuSign and Adobe Sign are two of the most popular electronic signature software options used across various industries. The use of e-signature solutions saves time, guarantees document safety, and will help you reduce your environmental footprint.

Which of the two is right for you? Find out with our DocuSign vs Adobe Sign, highlighting the stand-out features and advantages that each has to offer

Software Features

Some of the features common to both DocuSign and Adobe Sign include the following

  • Mobile signature
  • Authentication
  • multi-party signing
  • document management
  • audit trail
  • task progress tracking.

With DocuSign, you also get dynamic forms, power forms, advance correct, CC Anywhere, and advanced analytics as some of its unique features. Adobe Sign, on the other hand, offers self-serve forms, configurable time stamps, form field fonts, document workflow triggers, and automatic form field detection.

While many of the features unique to each solution are non-essentials, you get to choose what works for you. What stands out is Adobe Sign’s compatibility and seamless integration with Adobe apps. On the other hand, DocuSign delivers excellent analytics. Compare features based on the type and size of the business for which they were designed.

Ease of Use

Both e-signature solutions are fairly easy to set up and use. While neither offers white labeling, you get access to intuitive and user-friendly branding options in higher tiers. The branding options allow you to add your company branding and customized messages to signees.

DocuSign offers an additional feature to the signature process or workflow called the Transaction Room. The Transaction Room is a shared space where multiple parties come together in real-time to draft, view, review, and share documents. This feature makes contract negotiations and reaching an agreement much easier. It’s also a great feature where privacy and security are required.

Pricing

Both e-signature solutions offer users tiered packages

Personal plan: DocuSign’s individual plan costs $10 a month, compared to Adobe Sign’s plan, which goes for $14.99 per month.

Standard Plan: DocuSign offers a standard plan suited for small businesses at $ 24.99 a month per user. Adobe Sign’s plan for small teams, which requires an annual commitment, costs $14.99 per user per month.

Business Plan: DocuSign has a Business Pro plan priced at $39.99 per user per month and a Business Premium plan going for $135 per user per month. On the other hand, Adobe Signs has a business plan priced at $39.99, per month, per user and requires a three-year commitment.

Enterprise Plan: You can get a custom quote from both DocuSign and Adobe sign for an enterprise plan.

Integrations and APIs

Both DocuSign and Adobe Sign have some powerful integrations, which makes it easy to use business-related software with the tools the e-signage solutions offer.

In 2017, Microsoft named Adobe Sign its preferred electronic signage solution. Microsoft then went on to power integrations between Adobe Sign and Microsoft software. Adobe Sign integrates with software in the Adobe suite, CRMS, and more. These integrations are, however, only available on the pricier enterprise plan.

DocuSign offers many more integrations than Adobe Sign. Again, unlike Adobe Sign, these integrations are available at lower-priced tiers.

Verdict

Which solution you should choose really depends on your needs and budget.

Adobe Sign is an excellent pick for individuals and small businesses. On the other hand, DocuSign, with its hundreds of integrations, is a good choice for medium and large companies that are already using a wide range of software. Similarly, the advanced and detailed analytics that DocuSign delivers help bigger companies to keep track of the process and identify any workflow inadequacies.

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