Adobe Buys EchoSign for Digital Signatures

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Adobe has acquired EchoSign, a provider of electronic signatures. All EchoSign full-time employees, as well as its founders, will join Adobe.

Adobe says EchoSign's solution will be a key part of its document exchange services platform. It will be integrated with Adobe's SendNow, FormsCentral, and CreatePDF.

“Adobe’s document solutions help organizations turn inefficient, paper-based workflows into streamlined electronic ones,” said Kevin M. Lynch, vice president and general manager of Acrobat Solutions, Digital Enterprise Solutions at Adobe. “By adding electronic signature capabilities to Adobe’s document exchange services platform, we will be addressing the need to provide better customer experiences by significantly reducing the time, cost and complexity associated with having a document signed.”

On the EchoSign blog, CEO Jason Lemkin wrote:

Together, our aim is to make electronic signatures the standard way for people to sign documents and automate contracting.

Adobe's PDF solutions and document exchange services platform have helped organizations turn inefficient, paper-based workflows – like overnight envelopes – into streamlined electronic ones.

The EchoSign solution will be integrated with Adobe’s other document services including SendNow for managed file transfer, FormsCentral for form creation and CreatePDF for online PDF creation.

With Adobe as your partner, you can look forward to ongoing innovation in electronic signatures and web-based contracts.We thank you for using the EchoSign service and sincerely appreciate your business. Together, we are excited to help shape the future of web-based contracting across businesses around the world."

So happy to welcome @echosign to @acrobatdotcom & @adobe family. Wait 'til you see what we do with e-sign! 8 hours ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

@abhic same team, same great product, just more resources 8 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

@dahowlett no, no plans to change any pricing, just grow even faster with more resources. freemium is a necessity. 7 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

@ODonoghueSteve worry not. same team, same commitment, more resources, more integration 7 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. EchoSign already has 3 million users.

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