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How to Create an Electronic Signature (A Guide and Related FAQs)

With the continued increase in remote work and our ever more globally connected workforce, it’s gotten much more difficult to get clients, vendors, and other stakeholders in one place for something like signing a document. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of virtual tools that can help create electronic signatures. With this technology, people from all over the world can review and sign documents easily. 

Although electronic signatures have been legally viable for more than 20 years, plenty of businesses still aren’t sure of the best approach for incorporating them into their workflow. 

This guide will show you exactly how to create an electronic signature through several different methods and tools. Plus, we’ll go over some of the pros and cons of electronic signatures and answer your most important electronic signature questions. 

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Creating a Digital Signature Workflow

Are you still printing documents only to sign them and scan them again?

A growing number of businesses are moving away from paper-based forms and contracts and embracing electronic forms and digital signatures. These recent advances facilitate workflow automation, which increases efficiency, reduces errors, promotes transparency and slashes business costs. 

In the past, forms that require multiple signatures either involved someone physically carrying or messengering or mailing the document to the next party to sign, or each person printing, signing, scanning and emailing the form to the next party. Getting a document that needed multiple signatures signed could take days or weeks, particularly if the signatories were in different locations. 

Enter live forms with digital signatures and automated approval routing, and that painstaking process can be boiled down to mere minutes. 

Let’s take a closer look.

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