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  Under normal circumstances, my team and I are on the same page when we talk about goals, but during the past month I’m not sure if this has always been the case! With the curtains now drawn on arguably the best World Cup in the modern era, business managers around the world will be focused on getting their teams back on track. But here at DocuSign, we implemented a few key strategies during the tournament with the aim of boosting employee engagement and building company culture, rather than watching our productivity drop as was predicted.   Here are a few simple guidelines that your company can utilise to embrace the spirit of these occasions in order to boost productivity and morale:    Watch the event together – allow staff to swap shifts or take a break during match times to watch games together in the conference room. People will find a way to watch their favo... (more)

The Unveiling of the DocuSign Summer ’14 Release

Today Ryan Cox, DocuSign’s VP of Product Management, is in London at our annual European customer conference, MOMENTUM EMEA. When he’s not practicing his Queen’s English, he’ll be showcasing our latest product capabilities at the Technology Keynote. He’ll also be chatting with customers like AstraZeneca, Virgin Holidays, Halfords and more about their digital transformation journeys, and how DocuSign is delivering rapid ROI, exceptional customer experiences, and secure and compliant transactions to companies around the globe.   If you’re like me and didn’t make it to the event t... (more)

Network & Learn: How To Galvanize your Procurement Strategies

Last week, I attended the Procurement Leaders' Next Decade San Francisco event at the St. Francis Yacht Club. My biggest takeaway: Procurement agenda is alight with complex and emerging problems. Surrounded by 50 of my peers, I spent the day benefiting from probing discussions and strategic and actionable thinking. In particular, the following topics hooked my attention:   Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent: Compared to career paths in other functions, Procurement careers are more non-linear and, in many cases, lack precedent. CPOs are hiring talent specializing in Big Data, Bu... (more)

8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business

8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business Ray Coleman is a small business owner who writes about money management, green living, and sustainability.   One of the great benefits of the modern age is the ability of small businesses to conduct a majority of their operations in the digital realm. Eliminating the need for bulky file cabinets, storage facilities, photocopiers, printers, and scanners can reduce overhead dramatically. Replacing costly courier services with emails, and swapping out newsletters and solicitations for social media and web-based marketing programs me... (more)

Microsoft Partner of the Year

  Today, Microsoft announced the 2014 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists and we are thrilled to share that out of 3,200 nominations, Microsoft selected DocuSign as the 2014 Office and SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year winner!   This award is a huge testament to the tireless efforts of the DocuSign development team, as well as all the customers, partners, and users who have given us critical feedback for continuous improvement. We also want to give a HUGE shout out to the Office Dev Center team for their continued support of the community and the APIs.  ... (more)