Barracuda Networks, Inc. and SportsForms today announced a simplified process for sending and collecting forms for youth sports clubs, leagues, and tournaments with the SignNow e-signature platform. Powered by the SignNow REST API, SportsForms removes the hassle of managing paperwork such as medical waivers, concussion forms, codes of conduct, birth certificates, player pass photos and league player contracts, and empowers athletes and parents to electronically sign required documents securely from anywhere and any device.
SportsForms is a service company designed for sports team managers, club directors, tournament organizers and sports leagues to send, sign and save team paperwork electronically. Powered by SignNow, SportsForms takes virtually any paper document, digitizes it and makes it available for electronic completion and signature. Users receive a link to sign a document and complete it using a standard web browser, or iOS or Android device. Once completed, the documents are automatically made available online to the team manager or club administrators. SportsForms allows for the simple and efficient collection of documents without printers, scanners, fax machines or even paper, pens or ink.
“Our business is dynamic, so we needed an e-signature provider that was dynamic as well, and SignNow has been there for us,” said Michael Brown, President, SportsForms. “We take full advantage of SignNow’s robust API to provide our sports clubs, leagues and tournaments with the customized document workflows they expect from SportsForms. Much of our super-high customer satisfaction rates can be contributed to the stability and extensibility of the SignNow platform.”
“SignNow simplifies the joy of participation,” said Ken Grohe, senior vice president and general manager, Emerging Technology, Barracuda. “The SignNow API was built with the developer in mind easy to implement, manage and use with an intuitive interface designed for simplicity. Together with SportsForms, we’re empowering sports teams to remove the hassle of dealing with paperwork so they can focus on their players and the game.”
Leveraging the SignNow REST API, SportsForms makes it easy for sports clubs, teams and tournaments to simplify their workflow processes. Administrators can easily provision accounts, post documents, and create signing invites, as well as view status on all existing documents, including required fields, user provided field data, complete audit history, status of outstanding invites, and complete document structure. SignNow signatures are recognized as valid under the 2000 U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) and Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). Data passed through SignNow stays secure with SSL encryption.
Just in time for spring sports signups, many sports clubs are taking advantage of the SportsForms and SignNow platform, including Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA), Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), and US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League (MRL).
Common Sports Club Use Cases
• Get admission forms and permission slips e-signed for rapid turnaround;
• Eliminate team sign-in sheets;
• Publicly demonstrate commitment to green initiatives;
• Comply with the US Federal ESIGN Act, as well as security and privacy requirements;
• Track communications with a legally enforceable audit trail.
Key Features for Sports Clubs and Teams
• Send one form to multiple recipients for e-signing approval from anywhere, at any time;
• Allow parents, students, coaches and vendors to attach verification documents;
• Automatically track, store, and manage signed documents in one place;
• Keep detailed audit trails that log events and actions taken by participants.
SignNow (signnow.com), rated as the Top Enterprise Software by G2 Crowd, empowers customers with easy-to-use, affordable e-signature capabilities. SignNow has a Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®, of 73. NPS measures customer experience and predicts business growth. This proven metric transformed the business world and now provides the core measurement for customer experience management programs worldwide.
SportsForms (sportsforms.club) supports youth sports organizations of all shapes and sizes with document processing, management and workflows that work alongside current management platforms. SportsForms allows for the paperless collection of player, league and tournament documents, allowing participants to complete required forms from any standard web browser. SportsForms currently partners with clubs and teams participating in soccer, hockey, lacrosse, cycling, football and baseball.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (barracuda.com) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security.
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