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In the previous two posts, I outlined ideas for a robust strategy to fire up your brand’s social media channels for maximum return in the form of prospects and customers. As customers begin to pour in, how do you cement the relationship? In fact, how do you expertly nurture a group of ...
By Geneva Ives, marketing writer at Point2   More and more real estate agents are on the move these days as technology makes it increasingly possible to work from anywhere. No longer tethered to their desks, agents are sharing photos with their clients, executing marketing strategies ...
Here in London we are on the verge of DocuSign EMEA’s most exciting and anticipated event of the year! Following on from the definitive success of its American counterpart, DocuSign MOMENTUM EMEA 2014 commences on the 4th of June for a two-day culmination of the sharpest minds in techn...
If you're involved in a time-sensitive transaction, you want to be informed of progress in real time. With DocuSign Transaction rooms, you can select which notifications you'd like to receive and where you'd like to receive them. Notifications can be turned on for certain ...
Happy May! Only one month until we can coast into the blissful summer months.   But let’s practice a last shred of restraint before diving into the hottest summer trends by celebrating what made our Top Five Favorites for the last week of April.   This week, we saw industry leaders bea...
  As a real estate agent, I help clients complement their lives with the ideal property. Often, I imagine the emotional jolt when confirming that the dream home is theirs.  A successful transaction is far more than legalities and signatures: it guarantees that our clients fulfill miles...
With prospects in the periphery, you’ve loaded your social media cannons with juicy content. You are armed with a plump strategy to flare your brand’s messaging to the clouds and beyond. Last week, I wrote about marshaling your resources for a standout social presence. A tactful strate...
  So what exactly is thought leadership?  One point of view comes from Daniel Rasmus of HiveMind.  In his article The Golden Rules For Creating Thoughtful Thought Leadership, Dan writes that it’s powerful to see Thought Leadership as an “entry point to a relationship.” It should intrig...
You may already know how to send email to your DocuSign Transaction Rooms Inbox, but did you know about the DSTR email shortcuts? By adding a simple tag to an email subject line, you can send documents directly into a specific transaction room or even convert an email message to a PD...
It’s Friday! Through the week, we always come across fun articles that surely take a few too many minutes reading. To avoid a mini-stroke when looking up for a time check, we’ve taken to bookmarking our favorite top trending articles when we can forget about the clock. So every Friday,...
Always ten steps ahead, Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Stakenas infuses Selectica’s contract management and configuration solutions with unlimited creativity and progressive thinking. With a keen eye for emerging trends in enterprise and cloud software, we were eager to sit down with P...
  Consider the humble #hashtag. In the past year, what used to be known by most people as the pound sign on your phone now packs a mighty punch in lead generation. From a marketing and lead gen perspective, Twitter’s hashtag represents the clean and solid impact of the social landscape...
Are you going to be at the world’s largest Startup Event, Tech Day 2014? For the second consecutive year DocuSign is sponsoring Tech Day at Pier 92 in Manhattan on Thursday (4/24) and we couldn’t be more excited. This free event will once again have 400+ Exhibitors, 10,000+ attendees, ...
What began in 1970 in the United States is now a global event – Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. As a longtime Earth Day celebrant (as a kid I’d spend that day cleaning beaches on Lake Michigan), I share the sentiment of renowned naturalist John Muir who said, “Whe...
As someone who runs Procurement at DocuSign, I am very excited to invite conversations about Procurement in our thought leadership series.  We hope to cover topics of all shapes and sizes on how best-in-class Procurement teams are developing in today’s business environment.  Please wel...
Some documents shared in a DocuSign Transaction Room may need to be shared with specific parties, while remaining invisible to others. For example, a real estate agent on the buy side shouldn't be able to see documents from the list side, and an inspector may not need access to buy...
DocuSign Transaction Rooms are a key feature of DocuSign for Real Estate Plus. DocuSign Transaction Rooms are a simple, secure, mobile way for Real Estate professionals (Realtors) to manage their transactions. With Transaction Rooms, you have the capability to store, share and eSign do...
Two minds are always better than one, but what about companies? Vertafore and DocuSign’s recent partnership announcement proves how powerful combining forces to increase efficiency because let’s face it— things are just easier when you have a friend on your side. DocuSign is a logical ...
  Contributed article by Sharon Robles, Independent Insurance Broker at Sharon Robles Agency, LLC.    Starting over as an Independent Insurance Broker after almost 18 years as a Captive Agent has had its own challenges. But with every challenge there are opportunities to transcend the ...
 $467 million is a handsome chunk of change to earn let alone save. In move of quiet genius, 14 year old American middle school student, Suvir Mirchandani cranked out a solution that could slice the annual printing costs of the United States government by that very sum. Sweep aside any...
DocuSign Labs is pleased to announce DocuSign Blink.  With just the blink of an eye, customers can now DocuSign agreements. No more need for superfluous gadgets like tablets, smartphones, or hands. DocuSign Blink and Google Glass replaces all that. All you need are your eyes. Based on ...
This is an exhilarating time for DocuSign. We recently hosted our annual DocuSign MOMENTUM conference in San Francisco where we were joined by over 1,200 kindred spirits working to fundamentally transform their businesses and “keep business digital.” One of the most exciting things at ...
Over a year ago, my team and I decided to challenge a common trend in business applications—namely how they tend to be slow, complex, ugly and just painful to use. “It doesn’t have to be this way,” we thought. So we got to work designing an experience that is easier, faster, and more i...
  A gentle hum of familiarity enveloped the room as I greeted old friends, colleagues and new acquaintances. Our guests mingled, exchanging opening thoughts before settling down for a provocative conversation on the future of Procurement. I took to the podium to set the stage knowing t...
The IRS announced this week that it’s taking more positive steps towards making a painful process – paying taxes – a little less so for everyone involved.  In a March 12 alert, the IRS informed us that it is expanding its acceptance of electronic signatures on Forms 8878 and 8879, maki...
The DocuSign mobile application continues to be a critical component to the overall DocuSign experience. Whether you need to sign documents, send documents out for signature, or gather signatures in person the mobile app puts the power of DocuSign in the palm of your hand- the perfect ...
As we flow into the second decade of the 21st century, global and mobile digitization now touches every facet of our personal lives and work. While cloud computing and social networking dominated the conversation for the first decade, the shift towards a mobile workplace elevates the p...
Last week, I represented DocuSign at Google’s second annual Global Partner Summit as part of its expanded Google Apps Technology Partner program. With more than 10,000 Google Apps resellers and over 750 partner apps, the marketplace for Google Apps has expanded greatly over the last co...
Put to rest any concerns over revealing sensitive data in any document. Private information – from social security numbers to credit cards – will be securely hidden through DocuSign’s Concealed Field feature.   This feature ensures that only that recipient can view the sensitive inform...
In the world of digital transformation, where do you find the A-list celebrities? This week you'll find the who's who in the digital technology world at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, participating at DocuSign’s annual user conference, DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014. These are people...
Today during his keynote, DocuSign’s CEO Keith Krach DocuSigned to go into space with Virgin Galactic, highlighting some of the incredible companies using DocuSign and the literal ‘out-of-this-world’ possibilities of digital transaction management. “The great news is I’ve checked with ...
  DocuSign supports a range of non-profit organizations. Through the support of its partners and customers the company has the ability to help a range of honourable causes. One of their largest is Free The Children, an organisation empowering the youth and providing them with food, hea...
DocuSign continues to push the boundaries at its annual user conference DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014 as it announces the carrier class capabilities of its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform, available March 11, 2014. The way it was announced may have been a little unorthodox but i...
What's more exciting than building new products? There’s only one thing… and that's hearing customers talk about how they love using it daily! This week, at DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014, our customers, including American Express, Nationwide, Salesforce, Comcast, T-Mobile, and many others, wi...
Contributed article by: Barney Beal, NetSuite Director of Content Some business relationships work out better than others. In the case of NetSuite and DocuSign, two companies created for the cloud, the partnership is working just fine. Recently, the DocuSign for NetSuite SuiteApp, a so...
If like me you’re at DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014 in San Francisco right now, you may be thinking how you can get the most out of the event. To save your brain first thing in the morning, especially after the welcome reception, here are some top tips on how to make best use of your time and...
I'm sitting watching people stream through the Westin St Francis hotel here in San Francisco where the final preparations are being made for DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014. What started as a trickle of blue lanyards is gradually becoming a sea. The atmosphere is undeniably abuzz and, after sne...
Contributed article by:Nick Sorensen, Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer at American HealthCare Lending American HealthCare Lending, a leading provider of patient financing services nationwide, talks about the significant benefits that have come from the implementation of DocuSign’s le...
With the DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014 opening reception tonight, what can you expect to see and learn at the conference? Whether you're a participant or an attendee, some of the world's most forward thinking business leaders are here to share their wisdom as the digital revolution continues ...
As much as you can observe the build up to DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014, we wanted to give you the opinion of someone right in the thick of it. I briefly caught up with an event ambassador to get a true perspective of the crowd and to see the conference through their eyes. The mood of the ge...