Adobe has released a new version of its e-signature solution, EchoSign, which includes Microsoft 365 integration and a set of new APIs.
EchoSign, acquired by Adobe in 2011, makes it possible to sign documents digitally. Since that time, the use of digital signatures has become widespread and EchoSign is being employed in a wide range of applications.
The latest version of EchoSign contains a variety of user interface improvements, including better support for tablet and mobile devices “to provide an optimized signing experience,” as well as automatic saving of documents during the signing process so that signers can complete documents across multiple sessions. The new version adds integration with Office 365 so that EchoSign users can send documents via Microsoft’s popular service. And, in an effort to ensure the security of documents requiring a digital signature, many of which contain sensitive information, EchoSign is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.0 changes that are going into effect in June.
One of the biggest additions in the latest release of EchoSign is a set of new APIs. According to Adobe, “New APIs and capabilities included in this release enable building deeper integrations between EchoSign and external applications. For example, you can guide your users back to your application after they complete signing an agreement. Integrations can also be built much faster by directly embedding the EchoSign user experience into your own application.”
APIs to help drive ubiquity
Digital signatures are fast moving toward a state of ubiquity. For instance, employment screening agencies are using digital signatures to speed authorizations for new employee background checks, and digital signatures are now even being used with loan and mortgage applications.
Under Adobe, EchoSign has solidified its position as one of the e-signature technology leaders and the company’s APIs will no doubt assist the company going forward. In addition, Adobe will further promote the ubiquity of e-signatures by allowing third parties to more seamlessly integrate the digital signature process into their users’ experience. As this happens, signing important documents with a keyboard and mouse could become more common than signing important documents with a pen and paper.