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Published on Mar 6, 2023

Here’s how Yousign’s API stands out from its competitors

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Thomas Choukroun

Thomas Choukroun

Content Manager @Yousign


Yousign is an e-signature solution that provides companies with an API to integrate electronic signatures into their processes and workflows. With the world of work changing to hybrid work models, which increases the demand for secure, fast and easy-to-use e-signature solutions, Yousign's API is one of several electronic signature APIs on the market. However, it offers several unique features and benefits that set it apart from its competitors. In this article, we will explain how Yousign's API is different from its competitors.

Security first and foremost 🔒

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing an electronic signature solution is compliance and security. Yousign’s API offers the highest level of security, may it be in its two-factor authentication, or its encrypting processes.
When it comes to the electronic signatures themselves, Yousign complies with several European standards and regulations governing electronic signatures, such as eIDAS and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and even more: 

  • Yousign is  a Certification authority: Yousign issues its own certificates in accordance with the eIDAS regulation. This makes it a recognised certification authority (CA) in the whole of Europe. This certification level allows Yousign to provide more secure electronic signatures using digital certificates. Yousign is also regularly audited by the ANSSI to ensure that the security of our solutions and our API are of the highest level. These features make the API an ideal solution for companies that require the highest level of security. 
  • ETSI certification: Yousign’s electronic signatures, electronic seals and time stamps have ETSI certification. 
  • Trusted Third party: Yousign plays a key role in the overall digital trust that protects its customers and users, the data and documents exchanged. Yousign accepts legal liability for the services it offers. Yousign is included in the European Commission’s global list of qualified trust service providers.
  • eIDAS qualification: Yousign meets every single requirement of the European eIDAS regulation. 

“Yousign’s strength is its secure signatures. It is exactly what our customers love about Yousign ” Pascal Esnault, Purchasing Manager, Batiscript

Customization ✨

Personalization is another area where Yousign’s API excels. Our API allows developers to customize the user experience. This level of customization ensures that the signing process is seamless and consistent with the company's brand identity.
“Our product is technically complex, but Yousign’s API offers a great range of customization options that integrate seamlessly into our processes”. Marc Davi, CEO & Co-founder Divorceo

Thorough, comprehensive documentation 🚀

It is often said that you can’t judge a book by its cover. It’s a good rule to follow, but in the case of an API, it is as good as the documentation that comes with it.
Our API is extremely well documented and provides developers with an outstandingly comprehensive step-by-step guide to integrate our e-signature solution in your tools and processes. Even better, Yousign puts forth a free sandbox for you to try it out. 

But don’t take our word for it !  YoanDev has put in place a tutorial on how to implement Yousign’s API with Symfony. Easy to implement, easy to use, and 100% secure (video is in French, but you can turn subtitles on)

“Before Yousign, it could take up to 15 days to get a contract signed. Now, it only takes 15 minutes. There’s a real “wow” effect and that’s exactly what we were looking for”.

Florent Galland, CEO and Cofounder, Dougs.

Yousign's API is a robust electronic signature solution that offers several unique features and benefits that set it apart from its competitors. With its high level of security and compliance, customization, competitive pricing, integration and documentation, our API is an ideal solution for businesses of all sizes looking to streamline their operations and integrate electronic signatures into their workflows.

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