DocuSign, The Global Standard for eSignature®, announced a partnership with ARX, Inc., the providers of CoSign, to make digital signatures easier, faster, and more convenient than ever in the cloud. DocuSign will launch DocuSign Digital Certificates, powered by CoSign, to simplify and accelerate transactions where individual digital certificates are required. Under the agreement, ARX will also serve as a DocuSign referral partner offering its customers cloud-based electronic transaction solutions on the DocuSign Global Network.
“DocuSign is pleased to launch DocuSign Digital Certificates, powered by CoSign, to expand the tools available to our customers to sign documents using whatever technology they need,” said Tom Gonser, chief strategy officer, DocuSign. “DocuSign Digital Certificates are a new option for our customers who operate in industries, geographies, and with organizations that require digital certificate technology to comply with certain regulations.”
“ARX is pleased to partner with DocuSign to power DocuSign Digital Certificates and simplify global business transactions in the cloud,” said John Marchioni, VP Business Development and GM, ARX. “We’re excited to see our market-leading CoSign digital signature engine utilized by DocuSign to give more options to customers who rely on cloud-based digital certificates to secure their business transactions.”
The partnership will make standards-based digital certificates available on the trusted DocuSign Global Network of more than 37 million users in 188 countries. DocuSign will offer signing via a one-time-use digital certificate, as well as persistent digital certificate credentials that customers can purchase and use with their DocuSign account. Users will be able to apply those digital certificates to any document type, on any device, anywhere in the world. DocuSign Digital Certificates are the latest addition to the trusted DocuSign Global Network, which also includes credentials from SAFE-Biopharma, as well as identity proofing services from RSA and Authentify.
“ARX is the strongest digital signature solution,” wrote Craig Le Clair, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research, in the April 2013 report, The Forrester Wave™: E-Signatures, Q2 2013. Le Clair went on to state,“ARX has the most advanced digital signature capability in the field, with a dedicated hardware appliance and an emerging cloud solution that creates and manages tokens and certificates.”
“DocuSign leads the field with research and development (R&D) investment and customers,” also wrote Le Clair. “With a simple vision to empower anyone to sign anything, anywhere, anytime, DocuSign has invested more than $100M to date in its solution, which is evident in the depth of features and capabilities, number of integrations, and breadth of customer use cases.”
DocuSign’s growing base of global customers include Allergan, American Airlines, AON, Ariba, Bayer, BMW Financial Services, Box, Cisco, Cision, Costco, Daily Deal, DuPont, eBay, Expedia, Extra Space Storage, Gilt City, Google Ventures, Halfords, HP, Lennar, Liberty Tax Service, LinkedIn, McAfee, Medtronic, LPL Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, salesforce.com, Siemens, Sony, Tata Communications, TD Ameritrade Institutional, Toyota, Transamerica, Virgin Holidays, Wellmark, Xerox, Yahoo!, Yamaha and many others.
More than 65,000 businesses and organizations worldwide trust DocuSign to not only obtain legally binding eSignatures, but to keep business digital by completely automating end-to-end business processes, including managing forms and data, workflows, authentication, payment, storage, and integration with business systems. These digital transactions are faster, more secure, reduce errors, and cost a fraction of manual paper processes.
About DocuSign, Inc.
DocuSign (docusign.com), the Global Standard for eSignature®, is the leader in eSignature transaction management. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals and consumers are standardising on DocuSign, with more than 60,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network includes more than 37 million users in 188 countries. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers across nearly every industry from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others. For more information, visit docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. Visit the DocuSign blog at docusign.com/blog and follow DocuSign on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About CoSign by ARX
CoSign by ARX (arx.com) is the most widely-used proper digital signature solution with millions of signers at security-minded businesses, governments and cloud services around the world. By affordably streamlining their signature-dependent processes, our customers have significantly reduced costs, improved compliance levels, shortened process times, and increased their overall efficiency.
Available as a server- or cloud-based solution, CoSign enables users to digitally sign their documents anywhere anytime using any device. The system's flexibility ensures that our customers maintain complete control over their IT and business environments. The scalable digital signature engine can be seamlessly integrated into any document-related workflow, application or service, and used with all major content-authoring applications/file types including PDF, Word, Excel, Outlook, and InfoPath. CoSign is the only digital signature solution that fully complies with strict industry and country regulations, technical standards and cross-industry business requirements.