For small businesses across the globe, paperwork still grinds productivity to a halt! It’s time to solve this perpetual paper problem, no matter how big or small your company may be. We announced Adobe Sign for small business, and the ability to send documents for e-signature directly from Acrobat Reader desktop. Millions of small businesses now have access to e-signature capabilities that are powerful enough for the enterprise, and hundreds of millions of Acrobat Reader users have a new set of winning solutions.
Small business employees are drowning in paperwork
According to new research from Adobe, small business employees rank paper-based processes as a top impediment to running their business more efficiently, with 75 percent reporting that they still sign documents with pen and paper. Of the 500 U.S. small business employees surveyed, the majority (84%) report that it’s important for them to move from paper to digital processes, yet only a small fraction (3%) have begun to do so. Nearly half (42%) of respondents report that paper-based processes slow their productivity. Forrester research suggests that each document signed manually costs 1.3 hours and $11 in time spent. Small businesses can save significant time and money by using electronic signatures. See the full research results here:
Millions of small businesses already rely on Adobe to simplify document work – converting paper to digital with Adobe Scan; creating, reviewing and editing PDFs with Adobe Acrobat and accessing the most powerful PDF services right from Microsoft Office 365. Now, Adobe Sign for small business now completes the toolbox for small companies to fully digitize their business.
Introducing Adobe Sign for small business
The majority of Fortune 100 companies rely on Adobe Sign for fast, secure e-signatures that increase business efficiency while ensuring the best experiences for employees and customers. But why should enterprises be the only ones benefitting from this digital transformation? Adobe Sign for small business will help millions of smaller companies attract new customers, win their loyalty, and hire and onboard talent with ease, all at an affordable subscription price. And, for a limited time, get Adobe Sign for small business at the low introductory price of $29.99 per month. With Sign for small business, you can:
- Sign up customers directly from your site: PDF forms are used for everything from gathering your customer’s contact information to collecting their signature on a service agreement. But providing a PDF that your customer then needs to download, print, physically sign and email back is far from a good experience. With Adobe Sign, you can automatically convert any existing PDF form into an online web form, giving your customers a modern, completely digital interaction with your brand.
- Let customers sign and pay for services in a single step: One sure way to lose new customers is to put them through too many steps to complete a purchase. When customers first sign a contract online, like when joining a sports club, redirecting them to yet another form for payment risks losing them as customers. Thanks to Adobe Sign integration with Braintree, a PayPal service, it’s now easy for small businesses to collect payments from customers right as they fill out and sign a form.
- Bulk send a single form to hundreds at once: Small companies often need to send a standard agreement to multiple recipients for signature, such as an outdoor adventure club that needs one hundred-plus people to sign a release of liability for a group outing. Sending the form to each recipient one-by-one wastes time and makes it difficult to track responses. Now small businesses can automate the process of collecting hundreds of signatures at once with the click of a button, and easily track which signatures are outstanding.
Start gathering e-signatures for free with Acrobat Reader
Adobe is integrating the most trusted e-signature solution, Adobe Sign, into the Acrobat Reader desktop app. Individuals will soon be able to send up to two documents for e-signature each month, free of charge, for the times when they need someone else to sign a document. The functionality will be rolled out over the coming months to the hundreds of millions of users who have upgraded to the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader desktop app today.
Ever wonder how a small business owner uses Adobe Document Cloud tools and services to help run their business? Learn how Bobby Berk, small business owner and Queer Eye star, uses Adobe Scan, Acrobat Reader and Adobe Sign to run his small business with style.
“For years, Adobe has helped me run my business in a more efficient way. I work on-the-go and communicate with my team a lot, and I wouldn’t be able to do that nearly as much without Adobe Scan or Acrobat,” said Bobby Berk, interior designer, founder of Bobby Berk and member of the fab 5 of Queer Eye. “Now Adobe Sign allows me to sign off on contracts and presentations in seconds. I can focus on the creative process, not the paperwork.”
New Adobe Document Cloud tools and services in Acrobat Reader, Adobe Sign and Adobe Sign for Small Business, are available now. Visit acrobat.adobe.com to update or download.