CHICAGO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The updated Grid(SM) report for e-signature tools, published today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks seven products to help purchasers in their selections.
The Spring 2015 report is based on more than 1,300 reviews written by business professionals.
The Grid(SM), which is created from G2 Crowd's software review platform, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.
The Spring 2015 report also includes Grids(SM) representing reviewer company size segments: Small Business (50 or fewer employees), Mid-Market (51 to 1,000 employees) and Enterprise (1,001+ employees).
E-signature software is designed to gather signatures without printing or signing a physical document. E-signature software allows companies or individuals to reduce the cycle time to gather signatures as well as reduce costs of gathering and storing signatures on paper.
To qualify as a Leader, a product must receive a high customer satisfaction score and have substantial market presence. DocuSign, Adobe Document Cloud eSign services (formerly Adobe EchoSign), RightSignature and e-SignLive by Silanis were named Leaders. High Performers have high customer satisfaction scores with a smaller market presence than Leaders. Sertifi was the only High Performer named. e-SignLive by Silanis earned the highest overall customer satisfaction score, and the highest customer satisfaction scores for each customer segment.
The Grid(SM) for E-Signature (Small Business) featured RightSignature as the lone Leader, with CudaSign and e-SignLive by Silanis as High Performers.
The Grid(SM) for E-Signature (Mid-Market) featured DocuSign, Adobe Document Cloud and e-SignLive by Silanis as Leaders. There were no High Performers named for this segment.
The Grid(SM) for E-Signature (Enterprise) featured DocuSign, e-SignLive by Silanis and Adobe Document Cloud as Leaders. There were no High Performers named for this segment.
Across all e-signature platforms, reviewers reported the product they use meets their requirements at an average rate of 93%, and on average reviewers said they were 90% likely to recommend the product they use.
Some highlights from the e-signature reviews on G2 Crowd:
"e-SignLive [by Silanis] is straightforward, user-friendly and provides a variety of authentication methods to ensure that your documents are secure. The existing workflows make certain that there are no missing or overlooked signatures, which is a real time-saver in document-heavy industries."
- Cory Skimming, Marketing Manager at /N SPRO
"I am an accountant. What I like best about RightSignature is that is doesn't tie me or my clients to an office. I can send tax documents for signature to clients located all over the United States. It is easy and my clients love the quick response time."
- Marie Dancu CPA, Chief Consultant at Packard Business Consulting and Wealth Management
"DocuSign is the easiest, fastest, most efficient way to get signatures on documents from multiple people, especially in a real estate transaction. It has been a life-saver in working with clients who are traveling and need to sign contracts and other paperwork quickly. DocuSign is so incredibly easy to use, both for me AND my clients. I don't know how I did business before."
- Tricia Ebert, Realtor at Meridian Capital Real Estate Services Inc.
"Adobe [Document Cloud eSign services] is an affordable e-contract service compared to other options available. The platform is easy to use and makes creating a contract, document, or template a cinch. I like that you can auto-calculate totals in the contracts, and provide for amendments. The signing is seamless and my clients have commented on how simple it was to sign a contract."
- Shanelle Allen, Accounting Assistant at ORCAS Healthcare Technology
"[Sertifi] has taken the headache out of getting our new employees started because they can do almost all of our forms online. It's user friendly and the notifications tell me exactly what has been signed. I wish we had known about this years ago!!!"
- Pam Wheeler, Healthcare Recruiter at Wayne Perry & Associates
Of the more than 40 software vendors listed in G2 Crowd's E-Signature Software category, the seven ranked products each received 10 or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid(SM).
Satisfaction rankings are generated from the user reviews, and market presence is calculated from vendor size, market share, and social impact. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender, or Niche.
Premium research access can be purchased on the site for $599. This offers the original data for filtering and weighting, as well as individual profiles of each platform with the most helpful positive and negative e-signature software reviews, detailed company information, user satisfaction ratings, feature scores and customer metrics. Future refreshes of the Grid(SM) will provide updated rankings based on the latest reviews and social data.
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About G2 Crowd, Inc.
G2 Crowd, the world's leading business software review platform, leverages its nearly 30,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by more than $4.5 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to G2Crowd.com.
SOURCE G2 Crowd