What are your 2022 resolutions for your small business? Are you looking to get more organized? Strengthen your workflows? Speed up sales? Whatever your New Year’s priorities are, electronic signatures can often help enhance and accomplish your digital goals.
Below, we’ll take a look at 10 ways electronic signatures can help small businesses take charge of 2022.
1. Get Organized In 2022
Better organization and planning is often at the top of the prioritization list for small businesses, especially when they seek to expand. By implementing the use of electronic signatures, small businesses can truly take charge of their organizational efforts. Digital documents can easily be signed, organized, and stored for easy access by utilizing Foxit eSign’s electronic signature solution. Not only can documents be stored and labeled in user accounts, but businesses can also upload to their preferred cloud storage software or download to their local servers.
2. Elevate Your Digital Style
What is your company’s digital style? Do you try to take advantage of every available technology for your industry? Or, do you and your team prefer more traditional methods of working with just a dash of tech thrown in for good measure? Whatever it may be, electronic signatures software is so versatile that it’s guaranteed to elevate your company’s digital style. Need a better contract solution for your sales force? Look to eSigning. Struggling with maintaining your practice’s patient files? Digitize and simplify wile maintaining HIPAA-compliance when you use electronic signatures. Expanding local-only hiring practices? Place more power in the hands of your HR department to quickly and easily obtain employee hire documents.
3. In 2022, Get Your Team on the Same Page
Simplify and maximize collaboration efforts between your team with the use of electronic signatures. Whether you’re in the same building, or across the country, electronic signatures make it easy to streamline task completion and project collaboration. Documents can be quickly and easily shared with other departments involved, management approvals can be signed and processed faster, and completed documents can be filed and stored for easy access by team members whenever needed.
4. Lock Down Your Security
2022 is approaching and things are increasingly going digital. Because of the sensitive nature of many documents being shared within your business or by your clients, there will be an increased expectation of privacy and security. Did you know that electronic signatures and digital documents are even more secure than traditional paper documents? Paper documents are notoriously more difficult to audit, prone to being lost, and easier to forge. With digital signatures, not only can you ensure that you know where a document is and where it’s been at all times. but when it’s completed it’s locked to prevent any further editing or duplication.
5. Save Precious Time
Electronic signatures are simply faster than traditional paper documents. No more waiting days or hours for paperwork to be mailed or physically brought to your location. Instead, you can prepare, send, sign, and complete documents in a matter of minutes – keeping things moving forward smoothly and continuously throughout the work day.
6. Take Customer Relationships to the Next Level
Make 2022 the year for maximizing the potential of your client relationships, and start by introducing eSigning into the mix. Your customers will appreciate the ability to complete documents anywhere, any time, and on their schedule. Not to mention the ease of which they can complete purchases and give permissions and approvals with forms embedded directly on your website or emailed directly to their emails.
7. Close Deals Faster Than Ever Before In 2022
Send your sales figures on a faster upward trajectory by giving your sales team the power to close deals faster with electronic signatures. By eSigning, clients can complete sales, sign off on purchase contracts, and approve deals within minutes. Your team can further save time by preventing errors and missing information needed for completion with just a few simple clicks to edit and create form fields.
8. Beat Your Bottom Line
Are you looking to make the most of 2022’s budget? Electronic signatures help businesses save money and reduce spending on paper, printing, and mailing. And, with the recent rising costs of paper products, there’s never been a better time to go digital.
9. Go Green
Do you have the goal in 2022 of reducing your company’s waste and consumption footprints? There’s no better place to start than with electronic signatures. By switching to eSigning and going digital, your business will quickly reduce or eliminate the need for paper usage, thus giving you a great and impactful way to do your environmental part.
10. Show This Year's Audits Who's Boss
For many businesses, each new year means new compliance audits to prepare for. Audits can often mean hours of work searching for just a single document; not only does this pull employees away from their normal daily work, but it also doesn’t guarantee that the files or paperwork being requested will even be found. This year, whether a CMS, FDA, Tax, or other form of audit, give your business the upper hand by digitizing files for easy location and implementing electronic signing and completion going forward.