Some things in life – like a heartfelt letter from a distant friend – deserve their place in the pen-and-paper world. Other things – like business agreements, sales contracts and employee onboarding forms – don’t. When it comes to business documentation, digitisation pays off in spades and efficiency is one of the biggest winners.
Recent research from DocuSign found that the average Australian worker spends three hours every day dealing with paper-based processes. Those hours quickly add up to two days in every working week. In fact, the average organisation spends 135 hours a month handling paper-based contracts.
When you then consider that switching to eSignatures can deliver time savings of 52% for the average business, you’re looking at an average of 67 hours per month that could be saved.
In other research that measured the time savings per agreement, DocuSign found that eSignatures free up significant amounts of time for administrators, executive teams and sales professionals.
As the numbers above demonstrate, the efficiency gains of eSignatures are indisputably huge. Once they are in place within an organisation, productivity and performance sky-rocket.
The secret lies in eSignatures’ ease of implementation
To achieve the huge time savings above requires very little effort. eSignatures are fast and affordable to implement; and DocuSign, for example, can integrate with your existing core business apps like Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Google Drive and more. It means that users don’t have to change the way they are working – except, of course, to stop treading a path between the printer and the post office box.
This article first appeared on the DocuSign blog on August 19, 2019
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