Email and Sign Documents: who should you use?

We receive a lot of calls where we discuss with credit unions the ins and outs of electronically sending documents to its members to sign. At ESP, we like DocuSign® – so much, in fact, that we use it here in our office.

We know there are several options in vendors out there and there are many good ones. So, the short answer to the question posed in this title is simple – choose what solutions work best for your needs. If you are still researching vendors, here is some food for thought:

  • Are you looking to have documents signed by members? If so, get DocuSign®. It has become the industry standard for electronic contracts. The app is simply great. There is an extension for Chrome that provides useful functionality and the print driver works really well too. We’ve carefully examined other solutions, but we keep coming back to this one.
  • Do you want to have loan documents signed remotely? Preparing and transmitting loan docs couldn’t be easier. First, create your loan docs in FORZA. Next, generate your loan docs, they will pop in as PDFs. Then choose to print them by selecting the “Print to DocuSign” as your printer and the documents will open up in DocuSign. You will then enter the member’s email and name, choose the signing order, place fields and send away. Both parties will receive originals for their records. It’s a pretty slick system.

As a member, it is convenient, it works and the UI is very pleasing. As a technology provider, we seek to integrate only those solutions that will add value to the end user. DocuSign® does just that. We suggest our clients implement it. Think of your members, I assure you they want electronic document signing.

To learn more about DocuSign® please check out their flyer Top 10 Reasons Why Financial Services Companies Choose DocuSign. As for sending and receiving documents securely, we have a great solution for that – Sync&Share. And at $9 a month, I will tell you that our solution for document sharing is the cat’s meow.

 

Shaun Murray
Chief Elbow Rubber @ ESP, Inc.