“As a startup, I wanted 100% reliability on the contract front. Adobe Sign is easy to use, yet sophisticated enough to support the most complex negotiations.”
— Mike Witherspoon, Co-founder and Solution Architect, CodeScience
Just like sending an email.Enter signers’ email addresses in the order you want them to sign. Insert fields to collect e-signatures and other information. Hit ‘send’. It’s that easy.
As simple to sign as to send.Your recipients simply click a link and then sign in a browser on their computer or mobile device. No downloads or account signups to slow things down.
Cut out the guesswork.Get notified as soon as a document’s viewed or signed. Receive automatic alerts when it’s set to expire. And send reminders to keep things moving.
Archiving is automatic.Each step is recorded. All parties get a secure copy of the signed document. It’s stored, along with the audit trail, online or in the repository of your choice.
Big business capabilities. For small and medium business, too.
Our web and mobile apps are ready when you are. Your users will get a quick-start email. They can learn through our awesome tutorials. Or dive right in with our easy interface.
Send, track, and manage signing processes on the go. Collect in-person signatures. Or scan paper docs with your mobile camera and send them for signature in a flash.
Design business processes that everyone can follow, every time. Just drag and drop to create workflow templates that reduce mistakes and improve compliance.
Your organization’s brand is important — to you, your team, and your customers. Adobe Sign reflects your brand, not ours, so you can position your company as the leader it is.
Self-serve forms.Put forms on your website, so customers can fill, sign, and return in seconds. Or create an internal portal for employees to find the right form quickly.
Document templates.Upload any popular document type or get it from online storage. Easily add signature or form fields, and then send for signature or save it as a reusable template.
The best integrations are the easiest to use and deploy.
From Office to Box, Dropbox, and beyond, Adobe Sign brings the power of e-signatures to the productivity apps you use every day — making them more productive than ever.
Use Application Programming Interface (API) routines, protocols, samples, and tools to integrate Adobe Sign capabilities into the applications you’ve built for your teams, partners, or customers.
We set the global standard for compliance.
We delivered the first open, standards-based digital signatures for web and mobile. So you can offer easy-to-use, high-assurance digital IDs that are internationally compliant.
With Adobe Sign, your e-signatures are legally valid and enforceable. They meet the most demanding requirements in industrialized countries around the world.
Get uptime you can count on, while ensuring security and privacy. Adobe Sign delivers high performance around the world and complies with the most stringent security standards.
Reduce legal risk. Automatically store a complete audit trail of every transaction in a secure online repository. Quickly find what you need, when you need it.
Adobe Sign Electronic Signature FAQs
What is an Electronic Signature?
An electronic signature, or e-signature, is a legal way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. One of the most relied upon definitions of an electronic signature defines an electronic signature as: “…an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record …adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.” Electronic signatures can be used to replace handwritten signatures in virtually every personal or business process. Examples include: contracts, application forms, new hire onboarding forms, non-disclosure agreements, vendor onboarding and RFPs, change authorizations, and government benefits enrollment forms.
Are Adobe Sign’s electronic signatures legally binding?
Yes. Electronic signatures are legally valid and enforceable in nearly every industrialized country around the world, and even less-developed countries are beginning to enact e-signature laws. In 2000, the United States passed the ESIGN Act, making e-signatures legal for virtually all uses. In the European Union the Electronic Identification and Trust Services (eIDAS) Regulation took effect in July 2016. Other countries have enacted similar laws as well. To learn more, visit our Electronic Signatures are Legal page.
Are Adobe Sign's electronic signatures secure?
Yes. Adobe takes the security of your digital signing experiences very seriously. Adobe Sign is certified compliant with the world’s most rigorous security standards, ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 2, and PCI DSS used in the Payment Card Industry. It complies with a wide range of privacy regulations, including HIPAA, GLBA, and FERPA in the U.S.
Adobe Sign also employs Adobe Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) practices, a demanding set of over 1,000 specific security activities spanning software development practices, processes and tools, integrated into multiple stages of the product lifecycle. Whether related to identity management, data confidentiality, or document integrity, Adobe Sign protects your documents, data, and personal information. To learn more, please visit the Adobe Sign Trust Center.
Are digital signatures the same as electronic signatures?
Electronic signatures, or e-signatures, refer broadly to any electronic process that indicates acceptance of an agreement or a record. The term digital signature is frequently used to refer to one specific type of electronic signature.
- Typical e-signature solutions use common electronic authentication methods to verify signer identity, such as email, corporate IDs, or a phone PIN. Multifactor authentication is used when increased security is needed. The best e-signature solutions demonstrate proof of signing using a secure process that includes an audit trail along with the final document.
- Digital signatures use a specific type of electronic signature. They use a certificate-based digital ID to authenticate signer identity and demonstrate proof of signing by binding each signature to the document with encryption — validation is done through trusted certificate authorities (CAs) or Trust Service Providers (TSPs).
Signature types are linked with signature laws and regulatory requirements. Learn how they're used to help create legally-binding electronic signatures processes.
What document formats does Adobe Sign support for e-signatures?
Adobe Sign lets you upload a wide range of documents types when you request signatures from others or build reusable templates. They include:
- Adobe PDF (.pdf)
- Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
- Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
- WordPerfect (.wp)
- Text (.txt)
- Rich Text (.rtf)
- Graphics (.tif, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, and .png)
- Web (.htm or .html)
How do I get a document e-signed?
Simply upload the document you want to get signed. Enter your recipients’ email addresses. Drag and drop signature and form fields onto the page. Click “Send” and Adobe Sign will email signers a link to your document.
How do I e-sign a document?
With Adobe Sign, it’s always free and easy. No downloads or signups needed ever. Just click the email link to open the document on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Tabs and simple instructions walk you through the process. When it’s time to sign, just enter your name in the signature box, upload an image of your signature, or sign using a mouse, finger, or stylus. Click “Apply,” “Finish,” then you’re done.