First launched in 2011, Adobe Sign is one of the most common digital and e-signature tools available.
In this article, we’ll look at Adobe Sign’s strengths, its weaknesses, and how it measures up to SignHouse, another powerful competitor in the e-signature market.
Adobe Sign is chiefly a online signature software, and while it has multiple integrations that allow it to work with other large business tools, its function is single-use by itself.
Adobe Sign integrations include the full suite of other Adobe apps and products, as well as Microsoft and Salesforce products.
Combined with these tools, Adobe Sign is a versatile tool that offers use cases for almost any business venture. By itself, it’s simply a way to add a digital signature to a PDF file, where it's an already-existing document or a new one.
SignHouse, on the other hand, is more than an e-sign tool. SignHouse integrates PDF sharing, signing, organization, and management into one intuitive package.
PDFs can be created, split, merged, edited, and shared for other parties to sign, all in one place. SignHouse users have no need to integrate with other apps to get their checks, contracts, or leases signed. Everything is done under one comprehensive platform.
Another key difference between Adobe and SignHouse is their compatibility with mobile apps.
While Adobe has made strides to become mobile-friendly, SignHouse was built with mobile optimisation in mind. Mobile-compatible signatures means even faster contract signing – you don’t even have to open your laptop to conduct business.
Adobe Sign, originally known as EchoSign, is regarded as the industry leader in digital signature technology. It allows users to sign documents electronically, and send those documents to be signed by other parties, without requiring the recipient to download, print, sign, scan, and re-upload.
It’s generally used by large enterprise clients who subscribe to the rest of the Adobe suite of products, including sales, real estate, financial services, HR, and other professions where signatures are regularly required.
The main benefit of Adobe Sign is the ability to sign documents quickly, securely, and digitally. Online document signing means that documents can be signed remotely, and with a far shorter turnaround time.
Adobe Sign allows you to create authenticated digital signatures that carry the same legal weight as a wet-ink signature. Since it’s part of a larger suite of applications, it can be used in many different ways.
Adobe Sign is priced as a midsize business to enterprise level tool. It comes with two different price tiers for individual users: Standard and Pro. It also includes special pricing on Standard and Pro for team users.
The Teams packages come with some extra features not included in the Individual packages.
The Adobe Standard Individual package is the simplest, and includes:
The Individual Pro package contains all the above features, and also includes:
The Team packages are designed for 2-9 users, and include more features than the Individual packages.
The Standard package includes
The Pro package includes all the features of the standard package, and also includes:
One thing to note about the Adobe plan, is that while they advertise their plans as unlimited signatures per month, it is actually (generously) capped at 150 signatures per month per user license, which works out to 5 per day.
Adobe also offers custom packages for businesses with more than 10 members on a team, or who need more than 5 signatures per team member per day.
The custom packages can also include extra custom integrations not included in the regular packages.
SignHouse is a newer player in the e-signature world. It prides itself on its intuitive interface and large collection of free tools and information for freelancers and small business owners.
SignHouse gears itself specifically towards real estate agents and professionals, but has enough flexibility to be used for many other industries as well.
SignHouse is built around three key ideas.
SignHouse offers a free version for infrequent users. If you just need an occasional signature for your business, the free plan will be enough for you.
The paid plan seems like a big jump compared to the free plan, but if you intend on using SignHouse daily in your business, or with a team, the cost will be well worth it. For just $49 per month, you get access to unlimited users and signatures.
Plus, you get all features under one comprehensive package. You won’t need to pay for additional add-ons and integrations like you would with Adobe Sign, making it the much cheaper option.
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Adobe Sign has everything you could need from an eSignature software. With quick signing and easy tracking, it’s simple to see why they’ve been an industry leader for so long.
However, it can be pricey and if you’re paying for additional integrations, the price only increases. For those looking for a traditional eSignature platform, or if you use a lot of Adobe software, Adobe Sign can still be an excellent choice!
If you’re still not sold on Adobe Sign, why not give SignHouse a try? Have a look at our free eSign service, for instant, trackable signings.
We have everything you need and our eSignatures can easily be applied to a range of documents. Get started today!
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No — unfortunately, Google Forms doesn't have such a feature. You can use an eSignature maker like SignHouse to:
Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!
Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.
Yes, it absolutely could be! Why: your electronic signature is not defined by how it looks. It could even be a glyph.
Your signature's validity is given by other aspects, as explained in this article of ours:
So yes, your signature can be your initials!
Ch Daniel is the co-founder of SignHouse and chairman of the CH Group. Daniel is leading the development of SignHouse's product, as well as strategising how else the company can reach its main mission: empowering 100M+ to use the world's most efficient document organisational tools.