Twenty years into the second millennium, we’re witnessing a mass exodus towards digital adoption by companies across many verticals, leaving the analog era far behind. As an MSP, you have probably seen the IT landscape being bit by that digital transformation frenzy, fueling a massive scale shift to smarter tools and services that are replacing legacy solutions. Rapid technology adoption is also bringing MSPs a smarter way to handle everyday sales with an efficient pipeline management portal, professional sales proposals, data-driven insights, and a drastic productivity improvement.
What is an e-signature?
While a classic signature is a handwritten representation of a person’s name and surname and helps validate their identity, e-signatures are an electronic indication of an individual’s willingness to accept the content of a document. An autograph is a legitimate way to show a signee is agreeable to the terms stated in the business document.
Why use e-signatures?
Signing multiple contracts or proposals every week through wet-ink signatures can be a challenge for small business owners and key decision-makers in IT services companies. That is where e-signatures come in handy. These solutions remove the need to physically print, sign, and scan business documents and send them back to the originators. Those still new to digital signatures can dabble with Microsoft Word and test the process.
How to quickly create an e-signature using Microsoft Word?
For starters, you can either use a typed signature, or use a picture of an inked version, or even draw one using a touch-screen computer. Here are the 4 steps people use to sign business documents digitally in MS Word:
What are the drawbacks of creating e-signatures on MS Word?
Although it might seem easy to create electronic signatures in Microsoft Word to those who are familiar with the application and regularly using it to process documents, there are certain limitations with this tool. Here are some of the primary concerns:
What if you could get all the benefits of an e-signature without any of the hassles?
Due to these reasons, we built Zomentum platform with an integrated legally-binding e-signature capability.
With active notifications, your salespeople can confidently move on to their next pitch, with timely alerts notifying them of updates with other ongoing deals. They can set timelines on documents to instil urgency for faster sales closure. Sending the document as a microsite with an easy drag and drop feature allows sales team members to clarify objections in real-time, gain speedier approval, and accelerate sales cycles.
Once they email recipients, they automatically receive updates with real-time notifications that help them stay on top of document statuses at all times. Here’s a quick read on how digital signatures can make proposals more efficiently and help close deals faster.
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