Are you still printing, signing, scanning, saving and sending to execute a contract?
Stop the madness! The amount of time, energy and resources wasted in this process is entirely unnecessary.
Pursuant to the Electronic Signatures Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, electronic signatures are valid in almost all types of commercial agreements. In fact, I execute the vast majority of my contracts by means of electronic signature. From a business perspective, requesting electronic signatures from your clients/vendors significantly increases the likelihood of a timely turnaround (allowing you to get to work - and get paid!! - more quickly and efficiently). Also, most electronic signature platforms track which documents have been sent and are awaiting signature. Adobe's Echosign platform happens to be my favorite - very efficient and user-friendly.
While contracts that arise in the general course of business may be electronically signed, it's important to note that electronic signatures cannot be used for everything. Certain documents (wills, trusts, health care powers of attorney) must be physically signed and executed to be valid.
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