SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoSign, the leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, and SugarCRM, the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, today announced an integration between their solutions to provide comprehensive e-signatures and contract management to users on the Sugar Open Cloud.
The integration between SugarCRM and EchoSign gives customers the ability to send contracts for legally binding e-signatures directly from SugarCRM, view real-time contract history, and auto-associate and save esigned contracts with the opportunity or contact in SugarCRM. This integration allows users to collaborate, negotiate and share contracts and sales data in the cloud, generating faster time-to-sales. Users will experience increased sales productivity and shortened sales cycles so they can close more business. Agreements can be sent for signature from SugarCRM and contract data can be shared across departments – sales, marketing, professional services, finance, and legal - providing measurable and manageable return on investment.
"Our partnership with EchoSign brings together two very similar visions, as we both aim to create a seamless sales and marketing experience for our mutual customers," said Chuck Coulson, vice president of business development at SugarCRM. "Any SugarCRM customer can benefit tremendously from the integration with EchoSign, which was designed from the start as an easy-to-use, completely Web-based application."
EchoSign for SugarCRM automates the signature process from the request for signature to the distribution and filing of the executed agreement or form. Some additional features that are highlighted in the SugarCRM integration include:
- In-person signing: Allows sales reps to access contracts immediately via iPads or laptops for those contracts that need an in-person signature.
- Contract expiration dates: Enables sales reps to add a contract expiration date to assure that agreements are not available for signature indefinitely.
- Easy contract management features: Executed agreements are automatically stored to the record from which they were generated.
- Global signing: Signers can electronically sign documents in their native language. More than 20 international languages are supported including Japanese and simplified Chinese.
"SugarCRM and EchoSign are a natural fit, piecing together two critical functions in the sales process puzzle so customers get a clear, complete picture that makes it easier to conduct business," said Jason Lemkin, CEO of EchoSign. "EchoSign's partnership with SugarCRM is another example of how EchoSign is continuing to grow and expand within the CRM industry, adding to our three million-plus users worldwide. Customers will find EchoSign's ease of use and instant ROI a beneficial addition to SugarCRM."
EchoSign will demonstrate the shared integration at SugarCon 2011 from April 4 – 6, 2011, at EchoSign's booth, #305. Eran Aloni, vice president of products at EchoSign will host a breakout session at SugarCon: "What's the Big Deal about Electronic Signatures?" on Wednesday, April 6, 2:05-2:45 p.m. PT.
For more information or to purchase the solution, please contact EchoSign at 877-324-6744.
In just one click, the EchoSign electronic signature solution automates the entire signature process from the request for signature to the distribution and filing of the executed agreement or form. With nothing to download, learn or install, there is simply no faster or secure way to get your contracts signed, tracked and filed. EchoSign customers close more than $300M in contracts each month with an average 'quote to close' time of 42 minutes. EchoSign has won numerous awards including a 2009 WizKids Award from Beagle Research Group, LLC, Red Herring Top 100 Private Company, and has twice been named by Salesforce.com as an AppExchange Essential and JMP Securities in the "Hot 100 Report". More than three million users at organizations such as British Telecom, Comcast, Delta Airlines, GE Capital, Qualcomm, and Time Warner Cable use EchoSign everyday to get contracts signed, tracked and filed in the most efficient and effective way possible. For more information and access to web service, visit the website.
SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than seven million times and currently serve over 700,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 7,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutions and Intelligent Enterprise.