How to make your digital document journey a success



Work, home, life; for hundreds of years we have signed our names to signal our consent. From buying a house to starting a new job, it’s all signed: and in many ways, your most valuable asset is your name. While digital versions have long been available, the race to online-only during the pandemic response served as a powerful catalyst, bringing e-signatures into normalcy as there was no alternative.

Digital documents and e-signatures have shown their value to speed up processes, operate more securely, and offer confidence to businesses and consumers. Borne from this necessity is an approach that must continue: the environmental and business imperatives are too numerous not to. Returning to the old paper-based ways of operating would not only be ludicrously wasteful, but businesses risk lagging behind. Crucially, customers are demanding digital experiences.

But this is bigger than merely adding electronic signatures to existing documents. There’s an enormous opportunity ready for the taking to reimagine workflows in order to keep customers, partners, and employees happy, and feeling enabled to collaborate securely from anywhere.

By achieving a completely digital document process, organizations can reduce processes to a fraction of their original timelines, and create exceptional experiences, getting products and services to market much faster.

A paperless, digital document approach is a win-win. Digital-native companies realize this, and without the tangle of legacy systems in place, have been able to champion approaches that prioritize cloud-enabled operations.

This last year has shown that there’s no question e-signatures and digital documents are at just the right stage of maturity for adoption

For the many organizations that rely on legacy processes, and especially on ones with paper-based or manual steps, there may be a misconception that their way of working is just too entrenched to achieve change. We’re here to explain why that’s simply not the case, and that e-signatures such as those provided by Adobe Sign are the first domino in a chain to more complete transformation.

This last year has shown that there’s no question e-signatures and digital documents are at just the right stage of maturity for adoption and that the business case for decision-makers is clear.

Additionally, with tight integration with technology partners such as Microsoft and software products many of us use every day, like the Office 365 suite, there are clear productivity gains to be made within organizations, including less application switching, easier access, and more convenient tracking throughout documents.

We’ll tell you how that’s happening, where businesses and sectors are making the right moves, and have interviews with leaders about how to succeed. In short, everything you need to know about your document journey.

Along the way, we’ll spotlight industries, offer you information about regulation and compliance, and mythbust misconceptions. We’ll also provide advice about how to improve your business’s agility with digital documents, outlining the benefits and how to achieve them.

And our exclusive Adobe-IDG research will offer crucial insight on how organizations are facing these challenges, and how to succeed in times to come.

First, get started by discovering five things you need to know about document workflow digitization and how it can help accelerate your business, learn why e-signatures are the key to streamlining processes, how e-signatures help to achieve compliance, and these tips on how to fast-track secure signing.