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Highlights

Docusign and Adobe Sign are electronic signature software options designed to work for businesses of any size. Abode Sign is more popular with large organizations that utilize other Adobe products while Docusign is more popular with small businesses.

Features

Docusign and Adobe Sign both provide the basic features of electronic signature software but there are a few standout features that set them apart.

Docusign includes document generation tools, strong mobile support, and offers many third party integrations. Adobe Sign integrates with Adobe’s suite of document management software to allow for end-to-end document management.

Limitations

Docusign and Adobe sign also both have a few key limitations that are important to consider.

Docusign places a limit on the number of users for most of their plans, and often receives poor feedback regarding slow or insufficient customer support. It is also difficult to alter Docusign documents after their creation. Adobe Sign has limited integrations outside of the Adobe suite and uses a difficult to use Android application for mobile users.

Pricing

Docusign offers two tiers of pricing for businesses. Their standard tier is $24.99 per month per user, and allows up to three users. Their business plan is $39.99 per user per month and allows users to process payments.

Adobe Sign also offers two tiers of pricing for business. Their small business plan costs $34.99 per user per month, which has no limitation on users. Their business plan costs $39.99 per user per month and requires a three year commitment, but includes advanced form options.

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Sign

When working often with contracts and the need to keep track of a lot of different clients, Adobe Sign is really helpful. Early in my business when I didn't have a large number of clients and I did most everything in person, it would have been a more unnecessary luxury for me. Now that I do a lot of work online and my clients are reaching farther and farther and more regularly hire me from over an hour drive away and sometimes out of state, I've found it extremely helpful when I can't meet in person. I've even moved to doing all contracts through Adobe Sign, even if we are meeting in person
Caitlyn Weathers | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

Where several of our companies facilities are located, we are very remote on military bases. So, using regular postal service to get our paperwork out wasn't a good option and was very time-consuming. It also wasn't very secure or a 'sure thing' that the paperwork would get to where it needed to go. So, DocuSign is a HUGE timesaver and money saver. Our parents can't come to our site, so we needed an efficient way to get our paperwork signed within our legal timeframe without being near the recipients. DocuSign fit the bill, and we love it!
Michele Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Sign

  • eSign is very easy for the end user. Clients rarely have issues receiving/reviewing and following the instructions to sign the document.
  • The "Manage" section in the eSign interface is very handy. In a quick snap shot I can see agreements we have outstanding, the ones I need to sign, as well as all of the recently signed and/or cancelled. Rather than having to check with the employee who issued the agreement as to its status, I can just check there.
  • I really like the reminder functionality as well as the history log for each document. Before we reach out to a client who hasn't signed their agreement we can check to see whether or not they've viewed it (including the specific date and time) and we can easily send them a friendly reminder.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

  • DocuSign makes it easy to set up a document for signing. You upload the document, enter recipient email addresses, identify the signing fields, and send.
  • DocuSign works on any computing device: Tablet, phone, PC, laptop, Mac--anything with a web browser and an email account.
  • DocuSign allows you to use a pre-drawn signature or to create one--even if you're a first time user.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Sign

  • Would be nice to have clearer way to distinguish which fields are required in order to submit documents once it's been signed versus which fields are just optional.
  • Although EchoSign does allow for multiple signers using the same email address, the document will be sent multiple times. Would be nice if both signers (who share an email address) could complete all fields the first time visiting the website rather than having to complete one section and then waiting for the second email to log back into the site and complete the document.
  • Would be great to be possible to allow multiple signatures through a tablet (such as an iPad) run flawlessly. We've noticed issues retrieving the second signature when customers sign contracts through our tablets.
Alaina Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

  • DocuSign's overall UI is a bit clunky and not amazingly well designed. I'd love it if they gave it a thoughtful design (although just reskinning it wouldn't really be much better).
  • We've been underwhelmed at times by their Microsoft word direct import. I always convert to PDF before uploading documents at this point.
  • The email subjects the generate are just downright wretched. It would be better to *make* the user fill out a subject line than the ones that they autofill and then happily send out to recipients.
Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 10.0
Based on 24 answers
It is by far the easiest service we have used to obtain digital signatures from employees. In the past we had done it by hand (a process I would not recommend for 1500+ employees) and with another company that would not allow us to create our own forms and would charge us for each form.
Lori Diggs | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 12 answers
I can't imagine doing business without DocuSign now. I would never want to go back to the way we used to do things. The "new way" is "the way" is "the right way." We can honestly be proud of a "one right way" process and not have to suffer through "5 ways for 5 days."
Tony Woods, PHR, CIPD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 9.2
Based on 8 answers
EchoSign is extremely easy to use through the entire signature cycle, from sending to signing to administration with a very guided approach. The only way this could be more usable is if it auto-detected the fields but you can get there for the end users by using smart tags in just one extra admin step
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

DocuSign 8.8
Based on 10 answers
I think it is pretty easy to use from an end-user perspective. When I receive a document I need to sign, I know straight from the beginning which area I need to sign. There is the possibility of designing a signature automatically for you which is pretty convenient and accelerates the process.
Renaud Renvoye | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 8.4
Based on 3 answers
I would have rated this a 9 or greater had they not had had such critical outages. They have taken steps to resolve this so I may come in and revise this
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is pretty fast to upload a document and get it out the door.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

DocuSign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 7.0
Based on 9 answers
While Adobe Sign (formerly EchoSign) support has been helpful overall, there have been a few cases where support cases that seem straightforward have remained open for several months. There are a few strange issues with user accounts that support has been unable to fix that can be frustrating to deal with. In general, the support staff is competent, friendly, and easy to work with. Adobe also provides a forum where you can discuss technical issues with other Adobe Sign (formerly EchoSign) users worldwide.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

DocuSign 9.0
Based on 48 answers
I'd give them a 10, but there has been 1 or 2 small cases that seemed to fall to the wayside, but I was able to call them up and get them resolved. We were having a bad implementation night (after midnight) and we needed assistance from Docusign. They were able to get an engineer to help us in the early morning hours
Erik Sheafer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The best types of training are well integrated into the product and Echosign does this well. As mentioned earlier in my review - there are some areas of functionality that can be difficult to understand ("only I sign") for the novice user.Other areas such as macro usage, bulk signature and so on were easily learned and understood via the online tools.
Joshua Lipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign 8.0
Based on 5 answers
We did not use it in the manner that most companies do, so I am pleased with how our company handled implementation. We will be pushing the full company over into Echosign for various processes which will incorporate more of an implementation effect.
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

DocuSign 9.5
Based on 5 answers
Maybe conduct a survey or review a year's worth of contracts and documents to better target everyone who will need access
Ann M. Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Sign

Docusign. We perceived that Docusign was strongest in the real estate market and might have more professional services. By contrast Echo sign doesn’t have any. However, I felt that Docusign makes people adopt their signature online out of the gate and creates a very different user experience. I think this makes the user uncomfortable. I also think their set-up a is a lot more confusing. It looks very legalistic in comparison to Echosign. By contrast, Echosign seems more user friendly. The style feels lighter like Mac vs. Windows
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

I think DocuSign is still the leader in this industry as pronounced by their superior customer service and quick development response time to changes in the industry. For simple users, DocuSign is user friendly and easy to navigate while adding significant benefit to small to large scale corporate, legal and professional departments.
Olivia Crellin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Sign

  • Adobe EchoSign increases the speed at which agreements are signed and returned back to us. It used to be that we would email a PDF of the agreement and wait for the client to print it, fill it out and get it back to us which could take days and sometimes weeks. The longer the client took to get the required agreements and forms back to us the more revenue we would lose out on. Adobe EchoSign has given us a one to two day agreement completion time which means we can enroll clients in our services faster and start collecting money sooner.
  • Adobe EchoSign enables me to manage agreements by ensuring the correct versions are uploaded and being sent out. Before EchoSign, employees would always have some version saved to their individual hard drives and if changes were ever made it was difficult to make sure every employee was using the correct one. This has drastically reduced the time spent from a number of departments in fixing errors and reaching back out to clients.
Michael Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

DocuSign

  • In real estate we all ways say time kills deals so if we can get a document out the door, have it reviewed and signed by multiple parties simultaneously, it helps us ensure deals are completed quickly.
  • More than half our deals are executed electronically which saves time in the car, paper and hassle.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Sign

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

DocuSign

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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