Some things in life – like a heartfelt letter from a distant friend – deserve their place in the pen-and-paper world. Other things – like business agreements, sales contracts and employee onboarding forms – don’t. When it comes to business documentation, digitisation pays off in spades and efficiency is one of the biggest winners.

Recent research from DocuSign found that the average Australian worker spends three hours every day dealing with paper-based processes. Those hours quickly add up to two days in every working week. In fact, the average organisation spends 135 hours a month handling paper-based contracts.

When you then consider that switching to eSignatures can deliver time savings of 52% for the average business, you’re looking at an average of 67 hours per month that could be saved.

In other research that measured the time savings per agreement, DocuSign found that eSignatures free up significant amounts of time for administrators, executive teams and sales professionals.

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As the numbers above demonstrate, the efficiency gains of eSignatures are indisputably huge. Once they are in place within an organisation, productivity and performance sky-rocket.

The secret lies in eSignatures’ ease of implementation

To achieve the huge time savings above requires very little effort. eSignatures are fast and affordable to implement; and DocuSign, for example, can integrate with your existing core business apps like Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Google Drive and more. It means that users don’t have to change the way they are working – except, of course, to stop treading a path between the printer and the post office box.

The minimal effort required to realise efficiency gains won’t stay a secret for long. In fact, many businesses are realising just how easy it is. As this eBook shows, businesses like Local Measure, Harris Real Estate and LEAP Legal Software are using eSignatures to achieve remarkable savings and gain a crucial edge over the competition.

Harris Real Estate, for example, has achieved a 65% increase in sales capacity; while LEAP Legal Software is saving over 40 hours every week. And they’re spending their newfound time on sales and growing the business.

How you could save time and money

 If you like the idea of a little more time to spend on growth, and a little less time wasted on re-stocking the office printer or chasing a courier, then you should definitely read our eBook, Save time, save money: Digitise your business agreements.

You will discover how technology is taking the hassle out of preparing, signing, acting on and managing all those systems of agreement that your business relies on.  Download now.

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