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The Connected Contract: The Future of Contract Management & eSignature

By Eric Prugh on Jun 7, 2017 11:45:43 AM

This article was originally published on Medium.

A couple of weeks ago, we unveiled a completely new and unique solution to the world called the Contract Execution Platform. We got an amazing response—we also had great attendance on our webinar focused on providing 3 ways businesses like Mopro, CDW, and SwervePay are sending automated, frictionless contracts, and how you can reimagine the contract experience within your business. That tells me one thing: There’s an appetite for a better way to execute contracts. 

But what does a Contract Execution Platform do? We’re going to be writing a blog series providing you with some thoughtful posts around how to re-envision your business relationships to drive faster, more seamless experiences at every level. My goal is to get you thinking about your roadmap internally to help reduce your people-driven processes and to use the power of technology to simplify. A contract should be a living, breathing, connected cross-section of data that drives action in your business—it shouldn’t weigh you down with overhead or cost like what you typically see in contract management.

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Silicon Valley 'Terms of Service' Recap

By Emma MacAnally on May 3, 2017 2:52:39 PM

If you're anything like us here at PactSafe, you are obsessed with Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s comedy about the American tech industry: Silicon Valley. The show, which just started it's fourth season last month, centers around a group of young entrepreneurs trying to make it big despite the hijinks they regularly find themselves in. Silicon Valley successfully satirizes the tech goliaths and the startup world, in a hilarious and completely relatable way.

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Ink-to-Paper Signatures Slowing Down Your Workflow? This Will Help.

By Marty Pochop on Mar 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Contracts don’t necessarily need the typical ink-to-paper form of signing anymore. This form of signing is definitely still used, but is being pushed aside by a faster, more efficient way of getting a contract signed and deals closed.

Topics: eSignature
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Kill the Fax. College football Programs Went Digital on National Signing Day

By Kyle Robbins on Feb 13, 2017 8:02:00 AM

If you're anything of a college sports fan, you've seen the process tens of hundreds of times.

A prodigous high school football star, flanked by parents and coaches at a long table -- in front of flashing cameras & media members ready to cast a teen's decision to the world. The array of hats arranged in front of him, praise or hate set to follow from whichever he picks.

Then, it's time for the pen & paper.

This is National Signing Day in college football. 

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Signatures Through the Ages

By Emma MacAnally on Feb 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Signing documents is a part of our daily lives, but very rarely do we stop and think about how much this practice has changed over the years. People have been making their mark since the days of pictographs and hieroglyphics. But, fast forward a couple thousand years, and the power of the signature is right at our fingertips. Literally.

Topics: eSignature
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5 Shortcuts to Accelerate Signatures Like a World Series Champion

By Amber Ferrari on Nov 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Time travel back to November 2, 2016 when we were all on the edge of our seats watching the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs fight for game seven of the World Series. The teams contended at elite playing levels tying up scores and laying it all out there until Chicago came out on top. We want to help you be the better performing team no matter what game you’re playing in.

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Use Clickwraps for Business Contracts

By Amber Ferrari on Oct 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM

Over the last year, we have been following cases of companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, and Proflowers.com for posting their website terms online via hyperlink. Attempting to enforce a website’s terms of use this way is called a browsewrap agreement. The enforceability of passive browsewraps has been a toss up for a while and continues to fade. Clickwrap agreements are so much more verifiable. It’s a mystery why more companies aren’t using them within their websites and apps.

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PactSafe partners with CONTRIB to launch eSignatures.com as a resource for small businesses and consumers.

By Caitie Parten on Sep 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As part of its continual effort to reduce the pain and stress involved in the contracting process, PactSafe has partnered with Contrib to launch eSignatures.com today to help everyday small businesses and consumers send and sign contracts on a free or pay-as-you-go basis. eSignatures.com’s registration-free process allows individuals to upload contracts, add signatures, and send contracts -- all without the red tape and hassle of dealing with signing up for a service or downloading an app.

Topics: eSignature
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4 ways trading paper contracts for eSignatures will change how you work

By Amber Ferrari on Feb 22, 2016 2:20:28 PM

Organization is vital to success. We are always looking for ways to communicate better, maintain focus, and collaborate efficiently. Closing deals is how you make money; however, trying to make money amidst disorganization is chaotic. 

Automation is the root of of organization because you don't have to think about it. What would you do if the contracts you created and signed were safely filed away for you?

Trading paper contracts for eSignatures can help you get there, AND it will completely change the way you work.

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Exactly how legal is my eSignature?

By Amber Ferrari on Feb 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

While we definitely can’t vouch for all eSignature platforms, PactSafe Transact is our Signature Acceleration Platform that certainly renders a legal signature.

How do we know that? We like to follow laws!

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