Research Outline

Top eSignature Tools


To construct a competitive analysis of e-signature tools for Germany, France, and the UK that includes each country’s top tools, a pricing analysis, and most used verticals.

Early Findings

  • Financial institutions are one of the verticals that rely on e-signature tools. In fact, 92% find that one of the benefits of these tools involves cuts to scanning errors; 80% feel they achieve audit efficiency, and 66% feel there is a noted reduction in missing files.
  • Some of the most popular e-signature tools software include PandaDoc, ZohoSign, SignRequest, SignNow, and DocuSign.
  • However, TechTimes lists the top tools as eversign, OneSpan, Efax, SutiSoft, and SignNow.
  • The United Nations, US governments, the EU, and most other countries have legally recognized/adopted e-signature protocols.
  • One study found that 75% of respondents felt that when governments used e-signature tool it cut their contract approval times.
  • DocuSign notes that it “supports international and regional eSignature standards, including multiple digital signature (PKI) and EU technical standards.”
  • “In the EU, electronic IDentification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) was established in 2014. This comprehensive law sets the standards for e-Signatures, digital identification, user security, and other related electronic transactions.”


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