Accela, DocuSign integration brings paperless, secure signature capabilities

Accela, the leading provider of productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, and DocuSign, the electronic signature and digital transaction management solution provider, has introduced eSignatures into the Accela Civic Platform´s Legislative Management solution, the company said.

The digital portal introduces a secure, paperless signature capability that will help government offices, employees and residents save time and money. It can also streamline the entire legislative process from agenda creation to contract finalization. Considering that Intellicap found that the average savings per electronically signed document is USD22.18 and the average turnaround time is reduced by 13.5 days (97 percent), the potential impact is significant.

DocuSign´s eSignature capability will be integrated into Agenda and Minutes within the Legislative Management solution on the Accela Civic Platform. The integration is possible through Accela´s robust and flexible application programming interface (API), which will enable governments to leverage their investment in a variety of eSignature products across all solutions offered on the Accela Civic Platform.

Each month, Accela customers process approximately 18,000 documents through its Agenda and Minutes solution, with nearly every document requiring a signature. DocuSign´s eSignature solution will deliver significant benefits through hard dollar savings, productivity improvements and revenue gains with every transaction.

DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 100,000 companies and more than 50 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital.

Accela provides a platform of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to governments of all sizes worldwide. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions to cost-effectively manage critical enterprise functions, and mobile apps to foster greater citizen engagement.