A few days ago, we asked you, Exchange community, for an assessment on your usage of electronic signatures. With some very early results in, the trend is clear with nearly two-thirds of those responding currently using eSignatures or planning to do so within the next six months.

 

Makes all the sense in the world. Not only are electronic signatures faster, more secure, and cheaper (when assessed against overnight shipping charges), eSignatures close the loop on contract management automation making the entire process 100% paperless. After all, why request, author, negotiate, review, and approve contracts if only to print out a paper contract for a wet ink signature?

 

To vote in the eSignature Exchange post, click here.

 

To learn more about electronic signatures in Ariba via DocuSign, click here.