Todd Hoskins chooses and uses tools, products, and practices that could belong in an entrepreneurial business toolkit. He’ll be checking out how useful they are to folks in a business environment.
Cool Tool Review: RightSignature
A Review by Todd Hoskins
The hassles of finalizing a contract: hard copies, scanners, fax machines, signatures, documents, and FedEx. There are costs involved, both in time and dollars, but there is also that universal experience (excluding attorneys perhaps), of the “Yes! We’re almost done!” coinciding with, “Oh no. Not this again.”
RightSignature is a great example of a company that has fully explored the implicit pain points in this standard process, and addressed them with a fully functional, simple, and intuitive product.
“Digital signature” technology is cumbersome, especially when it requires one to go through extensive procedures just to authorize an approval. RightSignature does not force anyone to set up an account. An email arrives in the inbox, then the signee scribbles their autograph on the mousepad. RightSignature’s technology is in full compliance with US and EU e-signature legislative acts, which confirm the legality of electronic signatures.
The feature set is impressive, with webcam photo authentication, biometric authentication, SSL encryption, Freshbooks integration, iPhone and BlackBerry signing capabilities, tools to track progress, and support for the most important file formats. It is missing SalesForce integration, which competitor DocuSign has, but every other aspect of the process is covered.
Plans range from $14 to $250 per month.
Summing Up â Is it worth it?
Enterprise Value: 5/5 â API access with Gold Subscription
Entrepreneur Value: 5/5 â Don’t depend on Adobe alone. Cool, easy, and priced fairly.
Personal Value: 1/5 – Not yet. But someday.
Let me know what you think!
Todd Hoskins helps small and medium sized businesses plan for the future, and execute in the present. With a background in sales, marketing, leadership, psychology, coaching, and technology, he works with executives to help create thriving individuals and organizations through developing and clarifying values, strategies, and tactics. You can learn more at VisualCV, or contact him on Twitter.