HelloSign Unveils Advanced Signing
March 31, 2017
suite is designed to enable and set of more sophisticated eSignature
processes. New features are available with both HelloSign and the
HelloSign API and address the dynamic nature of document workflows with
the addition of three key features: support for a variable number of
signers, the ability to decline to sign and the option to reassign
signing responsibilities (signer reassignment). These new capabilities
represent HelloSign’s commitment to constant innovation and a deliberate
focus on empowering businesses with a powerful and easy-to-use solution
for signing and managing critical business agreements.
“The back and forth nature inherent to signing an agreement is critical
to the bottom line of any business. If contracts don’t get signed,
business slows to a halt,” says Neal O’Mara, CTO and co-founder of
HelloSign. “This new suite of flexible features is designed to alleviate
remediation inefficiencies while powering more advanced signing
workflows. In addition, these features allow our customers to offer
their users a better signing experience.”
With the introduction of Variable Signer functionality, a template can
now automatically adjust to the number of signers needed to complete an
agreement or transaction. This takes place directly in the HelloSign
signature request without having to create new templates. For example, a
standardized contract may require one signature in some instances, but
several signatures for others. Prior to introducing the Variable Signer
functionality, a sender needed to have different versions of their
templates to accommodate a varying number of signers. With the added
workflow flexibility that Variable Signers brings, requesters can reduce
repetition and are assured that their templates will work regardless of
the number of signatures needed.
The new Decline to Sign functionality allows recipients of a signature
request to formally refuse to sign the agreement. If declined, the
signer will be asked to fill in a “Reason for Decline” box to give
insight to the requester. The Decline to Sign feature gives actionable
insight to the requester as to why the document cannot be signed by the
recipient while closing the communication loop between the signer and
requester more accurately. The signature request is then canceled so as
not to leave anything unnecessarily pending.
Reassignment allows recipients of a signature request to delegate
signing to someone else. For example, if someone receives a document to
sign through HelloSign but is not authorized to sign on behalf of their
company, they will have the ability to delegate signing to the correct
person. The original recipient can do this by entering the name and
email of the appropriate signer and then “reassign” the signature
request directly from the signer view. Recipients can also reassign a
signature request directly from the notification email from HelloSign
that alerts them of a signature request.
Electronically signing with HelloSign eliminates the inconvenience of
printing, scanning, and faxing or snail-mailing valuable documents.
Businesses that use HelloSign also benefit from a faster turnaround time
with contracts, reduction in signage errors and an increase in revenue.
With features like team management tools, white labeling, templates,
transparent pricing and more, HelloSign makes it easy for businesses to
utilize eSignatures. All documents signed through HelloSign are legally
binding under the 2000 U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National
Commerce Act (ESIGN), Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and
eIDAS. Data passed through HelloSign stays secure with SSL encryption
and world-class server infrastructure.
Variable Signer functionality is currently available for Enterprise plan
holders and API plan holders of the Gold level or above.
Decline to Sign functionality is
currently available for any HelloSign or HelloSign API plan at no
Signer Reassignment functionality is
coming soon for Enterprise plan holders as well as API plans of the Gold
level or above.