How to create an electronic signature 

One of the most popular ways to conduct business in the digital age is through the use of electronic signatures. An electronic signature is created by typing your name into a document and then pressing a button to sign it. This signature can then be used to prove that you agreed to the terms of the document.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create an electronic signature.

1. Create a Fresh Proposals account

Get on board with Fresh Proposals.

Fresh Proposals handles all the aspects of the signing process- from collecting consent, to delivering and storing the e-signed proposals/contracts/documents and detailed audit trail of the transaction

2. Select a proposal/contract/agreement you need to sign

From the range of proposal, templates select a template, customize it as per your needs and add an electronic signature in the document before you click “send”.

3. Create an electronic signature

A quick video to show you how to add a signature to your proposal.

You can change its color, border, size, etc

how to create an electronic signature

How do I create an electronic signature?

You can generate your electronic signature in a few different ways with Fresh Proposals. Each way takes only a few clicks and swipes. Here are your choices:

  • Draw your signature using your finger: If you have accessibility to a touchscreen, you can make your electronic signature immediately in your document by using your finger. This is especially useful when you’re signing on a mobile device or tablet.
  • Upload a picture of your signature: Take a photo of your paper signature with your phone or camera and when you upload it to your Fresh Proposals account it’ll be converted into a .png file. You can use that file over the signature line in your proposal.
  •  Draw your signature with the cursor: You can make a unique electronic signature by dragging the cursor with your mouse or touchpad.
  • Type your signature using the keyboard:  This is the simplest method for creating an e signature. Once you’ve entered your name, you can select a font that matches your paper signature.

How Fresh Proposals facilitate legally binding eSignature?

 

  • The signee receives an email with a unique link to the proposal, which validates them and allows them to sign the document. 
  • Then we record the IP address of the signing parties, along with the date and the time it was signed.
  • Once it’s all signed, we offer both the signees a digital copy of the signed proposal for the record.
  • If anything in the proposal is changed or edited all the parties immediately receives the notification. And then the revised document would be re-sent and re-signed by all the parties.

There are thousands of independent e-signature providers out there in the market; however Fresh Proposals is tool that not only saves every organization from the hassle of printing, signing, scanning, and sending physical copies of your proposals, documents or contracts by providing a seamless digital experience with a built-in electronic signature but it also streamlines and optimizes the process of sales proposal management.

 

Is an electronic signature as legal as a paper signature?

Yes!

In the United States, Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA) states that electronic signatures are legal only if all parties have agreed to conduct the transaction electronically. Similar legislation exists in the European Union under electronic, Identification, Authentication, and trust Services (eIDAS).

Is it secure to use electronic signatures to sign documents?

E-signatures provide robust encryption algorithms so that no third party can access the document without consent. It also reduces other risks, for instance, paper documents can become damaged easily, whereas digital documents with e-signatures are the opposite. 

Handwritten signatures can be forged, or documents can be destroyed or misplaced. But the documents and proposals that are digitally signed, authenticate the identity of the person signing them.

Conclusion

In conclusion, electronic signatures are a great way to improve communication and reduce the risk of fraud. They are easy to create and use, and they provide a high level of security. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can create an electronic signature that is both legally binding and highly secure.

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