How to sign electronically:
a beginner’s guide

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How to digitally sign a document: the basics

How it works

The Electronic signature is a tool to simplify contract approval and streamline decision-making processes. To get started, select signing parties, add your contract and start signing your documents online. Signing documents electronically is simple for your team, easy for your partners, and helps your business quit the paper habit.

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Legality of electronic signatures

In Europe, eIDAS norms set the standards for legally binding and certified eSignatures. Certified providers can deliver legal signatures on behalf of their clients to safeguard their contracts. A document signed online offers guarantees that strengthen your agreements:

  • Strong authentication

    Several methods allow your eSignature provider to authenticate the identity of all signing parties

  • Security

    A document signed online can’t be modified, its content is sealed and protected to prevent fraud

  • Time-stamped proof file

    All data from signatures including date, time, device, location, authentified identity is stored

How to sign a document electronically

Signing your first document

You’ve been sent an invitation to sign a document online and aren’t sure what to do? Follow these steps:

Check the document

You’ll receive an email invitation to view, approve and sign your document. Open the link and review the content of the document.

View of the document to sign

Authenticate yourself

Once you’ve approved the content of your contract, enter the security code you’ll receive by text message.

SMS authentication

Sign your contract

You can now sign your document, download a copy for your records, and store the proof file that legally enforces your agreement. Invite your teammates to start approving your contracts online as a team.

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Sign all your documents electronically with Yousign

Our eSignature solution is easy to use, legally binding, and works for all your documents:

  • Create your company account

    No download, no setup required. Get started with signing documents electronically directly from your browser.

  • Upload contracts

    Proposals, work contracts, tenancy agreements: sign electronically all the documents that drive your business.

  • Select signing parties

    Choose contacts whose signature you need to obtain, pick the correct order in which to collect signatures, and click send.

  • Collect signatures

    Signing parties will be notified of your request by email, they’ll be able to access and sign documents for free.

Sign electronically directly from your tools

Our API lets you integrate our eSignature solution to your tools or ship them in your app.

  • Build the best experience

    Deliver a world-class eSignature experience to your team and your users

  • Integrate Yousign in your tools

    Sign your contract in your CRM, ERP, and all the tools that you already use

  • Works for your team

    Streamline your approval processes and sign your documents electronically

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