Online contract signing keeps business moving.

Written contracts protect both parties in almost any type of sale or work deal. Learn how electronic signatures streamline the signing process.

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Secure your business with binding contracts.

 

A contract is a legal agreement between people who are looking to conduct business together. Streamlined contract management is necessary for almost every industry, from construction and real estate to banking and financial services. These documents lay out all the details of a project or deal. Then both parties agree to the terms of the contract by signing on the dotted line.

 

 

Avoid the hassle of hard copies.


Contracts help both parties align and understand what’s expected of them in their relationship. But with printing, signing, mailing, faxing, copying, and filing, paper contracts can be time-consuming and a source of frustration. Luckily, with Adobe’s e-signature solutions, you can quickly create, share, sign, and save contracts digitally.

 

Use e-signatures to make contract documents easy

 

 

Nail down all the details.

 

The components of contracts vary depending on the industry. But in general, any detail that’s important to the project or deal needs to be outlined in the contract. Anything left up for interpretation can cause confusion later. For this reason, precise explanations in every clause are key.

 

Find a law firm that specializes in your industry, so you can get legal advice as you write your contract.

 

 

The basic elements of a contract.

 

Most contracts will include the following details:

 

Identity and contact information. Name both parties and how to get in contact with them.

 

The reason for the document. List the purpose of the contract and any underlying assumptions.

 

Obligations and rights. Name the duties and the rights that each party will have in the arrangement.

 

Timeline details. What is the duration of the contract? List important dates or milestones.

 

Payment terms. Describe how payments will be handled, including dates and dollar amounts.

 

Warranties and disclaimers. List what one party is or is not guaranteeing to the other party.

 

Liabilities and indemnification. Identify who’s responsible for damages and who’s protected from liability.

 

Signatures of both parties. Both signatories must sign to show their agreement.

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Create contract templates with Adobe Acrobat.

 

Adobe Acrobat powered by Adobe Sign makes it easy to convert multiple document types into PDFs, such as Google Docs or Word Docs. So no matter how you create your digital contract, you can easily add signature fields and share it. Plus, once you create one PDF contract, you can upload it to Acrobat and save it as a template to streamline your workflow:

 

1. Click the Home tab. Then click Create a Reusable Template and enter a name for your template.

 

2. Upload your file and select Create as Reusable Document, Create as a Reusable Form Field Layer, or both.

 

3. Choose your desired permissions option for sharing the template.

 

4. Click the Preview or Add Fields button.

 

5. Drag and drop your form fields.

 

6. Click the Save button.

 

 

Save time and money with digital contract signing.

 

When you move your contract management process online, you’ll save time and money for yourself and the person signing. It may seem like a challenge to train yourself or your team to go digital, but the payoff is well worth it. You and your clients can sign contracts on the go, from any device, and easily organize your documents in the cloud.

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StarHub, a leading communication solutions company in Singapore, went digital and saved big. Its team adopted Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Sign to establish paperless workflows throughout the company. This reduced the team’s enterprise agreement processing from days to hours, eliminated all paper contract delivery costs, and enabled them to process roughly 1,250 digital contracts per month.

 

 

Is it legally binding to e-sign a contract?

 

Yes. E-signatures are legal, enforceable, and trusted by most industries in countries all over the globe. Laws can vary by region, but Adobe Sign makes it easy for your business to stay compliant.

 

Try Adobe Sign today to see how quick and easy it can be to create, share, and manage your contracts.

 

Get contracts signed digitally

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