DocuSign©, the global leader in electronic signature,today announced ApartmentSmart.com, the nation’s largest affordable housing and assistance directory, deployed DocuSign for Salesforce via AppExchange 2 to quickly complete more than 2,500 customer contracts annually in the cloud. ApartmentSmart chose the DocuSign for Salesforce electronic signature service because of its robust feature set and seamless integration with Salesforce CRM. Built using Force.com, the enterprise cloud computing platform, DocuSign for Salesforce is immediately available for test drive and deployment on AppExchange 2 cloud computing marketplace at salesforce.com/appexchange/.
“We were using another electronic signature provider and weren’t completely satisfied with the results—views of the documents were small and the interface was poor—it just wasn’t good enough. Then we learned about DocuSign for Salesforce and it was exactly what we were looking for,” said David Layfield, chief executive officer at ApartmentSmart.com. “We tested DocuSign and determined it would save property managers the hassle of printing, signing and faxing contracts. And, DocuSign saves us time as customer information is automatically updated into Salesforce CRM. I’m confident we’re providing our customers a time-saving service by using DocuSign to close contracts in the cloud.”
With DocuSign, ApartmentSmart can now manage the entire contracting process from within Salesforce. Seamlessly integrated within ApartmentSmart’s Salesforce CRM, DocuSign for Salesforce increases productivity, enhances customer satisfaction and reduces the average turnaround of contracts from days to minutes. While in Salesforce, sales can click on the DocuSign tab, quickly tag the contract with drag and drop Sign Here tabs and data fields, and press “send.” ApartmentSmart customers receive an e-mail notification, adopt an electronic signature and return the completed application within minutes. The entire application process is completed securely in the cloud, all client data obtained during the DocuSign process is automatically updated in Salesforce. No more printing and sending expensive overnight letters. No more time wasted rekeying information and no more data entry errors.
“It’s a win-win. With DocuSign for Salesforce, ApartmentSmart can now contract with owners and property managers faster to advertise vacancies sooner so the length of time a property is vacant and not producing income is minimized. And, renters win by having a greater selection of safe, affordable housing to choose from,” said Steve King, president and CEO of DocuSign. “We anticipate a growing number of adopters in the online advertising and property management space as the integration of DocuSign with Salesforce significantly streamlines workflows and reduces costs by automating and managing the contract signing process.”
“Property managers and owners are using mobile tools and social networks in real-time to run their businesses,” said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. “By employing DocuSign for Salesforce, ApartmentSmart can now securely work through the contract workflow process in the cloud without leaving Salesforce, allowing them to provide users the most advanced up-to-date access to quality housing information.”
Demonstrations of DocuSign for Salesforce will be available at DocuSign booth #825 at Dreamforce 2010, the cloud computing event of the year, at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco on December 6-9, 2010. Built using Force.com, the enterprise cloud computing platform, DocuSign for Salesforce is immediately available for test drive and deployment on AppExchange 2.
DocuSign for Salesforce is featured in published research by Crimson Consulting. Crimson Consulting undertook a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the benefits of DocuSign for Salesforce and actual clients are highlighted in the research. To obtain the white paper and a recording of the webinar or to learn more about DocuSign for Salesforce, visit docusign.com/dsfsf.
To download DocuSign for Salesforce from the AppExchange, visit sites.force.com/.
To register for our November 10, 2010 webinar about DocuSign for Salesforce entitled, Electronic Signatures Close Deals Faster in the Cloud,” visit gotomeeting.com/register/609770369.
ApartmentSmart.com is the nation's largest affordable housing and housing assistance directory. It provides an online database for owners and managers to list their properties online and an Internet search engine to assist low-income renters in finding safe and decent housing. ApartmentSmart's nationwide services cover all types of affordable housing, including: Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Section 8, Rural Housing and housing for seniors and the disabled.
About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange 2
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (salesforce.com) applications, more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 170,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 82,400 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.
Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange 2 marketplace, now featuring the ChatterExchange.
DocuSign, Inc. is the global leader in electronic signature. DocuSign provides the world’s largest and fastest growing electronic signature platform, empowering businesses to complete transactions online quickly and securely while improving compliance and dramatically reducing costs.
DocuSign is the only cloud computing-based electronic signature platform that entirely replaces slow, expensive paper transactions with a fast, efficient and completely digital solution. Accessible from any Internet-connected device, DocuSign supports virtually any document and form type in simple and complex workflows, and provides broad user authentication options, data collection, secure document/data storage and retrieval, as well as real-time negotiation and collaboration tools.
DocuSign employs the industry’s only multi-site enterprise class, SAS-70 data centers delivering 99.9% uptime for customers over the last four years. With more than 8 million unique signers processing millions of transactions per year, DocuSign is trusted by more people, more companies, more times than any other electronic signature provider in the world.
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Adrian Eyre, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
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