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RESAAS Announces Partnership with DocuSign to Accelerate the Digitization of the Real Estate Industry
VANCOUVER, BC (September 9, 2019) -- RESAAS Services Inc., a cloud-based technology platform for the real estate industry, is pleased to announce it has completed an integration with DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU). With the integration to the DocuSign Agreement Cloud for Real Estate, agent members of RESAAS can utilize DocuSign eSignature to electronically manage a variety of workflows from within the RESAAS Platform. RESAAS has become an agent's primary hub for unique real estate data. This ranges from freshly-signed new listings yet to be added to the MLS, through to valuable referral data, allowing agents to refer business to each other throughout the RESAAS network. With DocuSign, agents can now send unique data from inside RESAAS directly into their DocuSign account to connect and automate how they sign and execute agreements. "RESAAS provides tremendous value to real estate agents by offering technology that helps its members work more efficiently," said Wes Womack, Director of Real Estate Partnerships at DocuSign. "We are excited to partner to offer the first e-signature solution for RESAAS members to help them digitally transform their agreement processes." DocuSign and RESAAS share some large mutual clients. This integration will allow both companies to drive further value, efficiency and ROI for their customers. "DocuSign is the market-leader in the electronic signature space, and is a company we have been working closely with as RESAAS has grown," said Tom Rossiter, CEO at RESAAS. "This integration provides the robust foundation to connect more of our mutual customers, our prospective customers, and new partners. Doing so will allow for a faster and more secure experience for real estate agents and their clients." The integration between RESAAS and DocuSign is now live for all RESAAS members. Brokerage and Enterprise companies in the residential and commercial real estate industry can learn more about leveraging this partnership by contacting [email protected] About RESAAS Services Inc. RESAAS is a cloud-based and blockchain technology platform that enables real estate brokerages, franchises and associations to bring real-time communication, new business opportunities and unique data to their agents on a global basis. Visit www.resaas.com for more information.
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DocuSign Delivers on Digital Closing Vision with Rooms for Mortgage Offering
Company announces DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage is entering into beta ahead of release next year WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2018 -- As part of its goal to make the home buying process digital from end to end, DocuSign today announced that its latest solution—DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage—will enter beta testing ahead of its general availability in the spring of next year. DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage is a secure, collaborative, compliant solution for lenders to support their residential lending process. The company, which offers the world's #1 e-signature solution as part of its broader System of Agreement Platform, shared the news at the annual Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) conference and expo in Washington D.C. And it marks what Georg Gerstenfeld, the general manager of global real estate solutions at DocuSign, believes is the final step in taking the mortgage process digital. "For years, we've seen widespread adoption of e-signatures across the home buying process—the ease of use, simplicity and time-savings can transform the experience for all parties, and that has led to more than 2.5 million real estate transactions being DocuSigned each year," said Gerstenfeld. "We've seen great success with DocuSign Rooms for Real Estate and wanted to expand this experience into our mortgage offering. DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage provides a single digital destination for the parties involved in buying and selling to come together, process and finalize the transaction." With more than 50 million homes in the US having a mortgage—and with the industry employing over a million people—DocuSign built a solution specifically to address the need for a better closing experience. Rooms for Mortgage will bring efficiencies to the process, enhance communication across all contributors, and support compliant transactions. "As a partner to 13 of the top 15 US financial services companies, we work hard to stay connected with our customers and share their vision for bringing a digital closing option to mortgage. Rooms for Mortgage not only offers this to DocuSign customers, but also helps complete the home buyer's experience. This means, from the borrower's first interaction with a potential lender all the way through to the settlement agent recording the deeds with the county, the process can be digital and compliant," added Gerstenfeld. DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage delivers a digital environment for the borrower, lender and settlement agent, and leverages DocuSign's broader suite of solutions for Digital Closing—including eSignature, eNotary, eNote, and eVault. It also facilitates several variants of the digital closing experience, depending on the what is legally-permissible in each state, and how digitally-advanced each party is: Slim Closing: A flexible, hybrid option that allows lenders to reduce the paperwork involved in closing by 70%. This solution combines eSignature and eNotarization, along with DocuSign connectors to leading mortgage systems. This option from DocuSign is used on a national scale at Guild Mortgage and Caliber Home Loans and will be made more powerful with Rooms for Mortgage. Full Digital Closing: DocuSign's Full Digital Closing solution delivers an entirely electronic mortgage, approved by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, leveraging the components of Slim Closing along with an eNote that is stored in an eVault. Guild Mortgage, a top-10 lender by purchase loan volume and ranked #1 "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Primary Mortgage Originations" by J.D. Power, is already partnering with DocuSign to deliver Slim Closing at scale. Lisa Klika, senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Guild, pioneered this implementation, stating "Our eClose option combines DocuSign's trusted, user-friendly e-signature technology that is already widely used in the industry with the personal touch Guild is known for in order to offer our customers a better lending experience," said Klika. "The Rooms for Mortgage launch marks an exciting time in our industry as we take another step closer to realizing a digital future." DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage will enter closed beta testing with a handful of key customers later this month. The beta is expected to last up to six months, after which all learnings will be integrated and the final Docusign Rooms for Mortgage will hit general availability in spring next year. For more information on DocuSign's strategy and solutions for real estate, please visit https://www.docusign.com/industries/real-estate.
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DocuSign Drives Innovation in Fall '18 Release
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DocuSign unveils System of Agreement vision at Momentum 2018
Company announces the future of its agreements platform with product updates for blockchain, artificial intelligence, and responsive signing SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2018 -- Following its successful initial public offering in April of this year, DocuSign today kicked off its annual customer, partner and developer conference—Momentum 2018—by unveiling its expanded vision, along with new product innovations designed to deliver on it. The company's vision is centered around modernizing the world's Systems of Agreement: the technologies and processes that companies use to prepare, sign, enact and manage agreements. This builds on DocuSign's existing standing as the world's #1 e-signature solution provider. And it broadens the company's platform to automate and connect what happens before, during and after an e-signature is executed. "We're on a mission to make the world more agree-able by transforming the foundational element of business: the agreement process," said Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign. "With e-signature, we took the paper out of paperwork—something that has garnered us more than 400,000 paying customers and hundreds of millions of users worldwide today. We now see an expanded opportunity to do the same for the entire agreement process." Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and co-author of the white paper, The Rise of Modern Systems of Agreement, agrees—adding: "Over the years, companies have invested billions of dollars to digitally transform their Systems of Record and to create automated Systems of Engagement. But neither of those established platforms handles the complexities and legalities of agreement processes natively or easily. I believe that System of Agreement platforms will fill this gap. It's a new and long-overdue category." To bring this vision to life, DocuSign showcased more than a dozen product innovations at Momentum 2018—many of which are slated to ship with the DocuSign Summer '18 Release or at other milestone times later this year. Some highlights of that innovation include: Blockchain: DocuSign demonstrated a live integration with the Ethereum blockchain, allowing evidence of a DocuSigned agreement to be automatically written to Ethereum. DocuSign also announced two policy and standards-based activities: membership in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, where DocuSign is collaborating with industry leaders to define blockchain best practices and open standards; and membership in the Chamber of Digital Commerce, where DocuSign will work with policy makers and regulatory agencies on blockchain initiatives. DocuSign for Salesforce CPQ: Agreement processes such as pricing quotes and proposals often involve multiple paper documents, multiple parties, and the time-consuming issues of signing, scanning, and emailing. DocuSign for Salesforce CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) connects CPQ data into DocuSign agreements, which can be sent directly from Salesforce. The result is a faster and easier experience at every stage of the quote-to-cash process. Responsive Signing: Using a customer example that is already live in hundreds of retail stores across the United States, DocuSign demonstrated a new technology that renders an agreement 'responsively'—meaning it is easily readable whether the user is on a desktop, tablet or phone. The technology automatically converts a PDF agreement into responsive HTML on the fly, which means no more squinting at shrunken PDFs on small screens. Smart Sections: DocuSign also showcased how customers can take Responsive Signing to the next level by defining collapsible sections, page breaks, custom formatting options, and more. Especially important for longer or more complex agreements, this additional structure and interactivity delivers a further-enhanced experience over static PDFs. Artificial Intelligence for Search and Insights: DocuSign also demonstrated AI-based search and agreement analytics. Available as part of the Intelligent Insights platform extension by Seal Software, this technology uses machine learning and natural language processing to go beyond keywords and seek to understand agreement clauses in the way a human being would—for example, knowing that a clause about Internet cookies is about privacy, even when the word privacy is absent. DocuSign is also continuing to invest in one of its most important audiences: developers. The company recently relaunched an entirely new developer center, designed to provide a best-in-class experience with code examples, SDKs and toolkits. According to Marie Huwe, VP developer programs and evangelism at DocuSign, it has never been easier to get started as a developer. "We've automated the process for getting developers their integrator keys, so they can be developing against our API almost instantly," said Huwe. "And with almost 60% of all transactions on the DocuSign platform coming through the API today—and more than 80,000 developer sandboxes currently open on the platform—the developer community is extremely important to us." For more information, visit momentum.docusign.com and developers.docusign.com.
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VASCO Strengthens Position in E-Signature and Identity Verification Markets with Acquisition of Leading Customer Onboarding Provider Dealflo
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DocuSign Files Registration Statement for Proposed IPO
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 -- DocuSign, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. DocuSign intends to list its common stock on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "DOCU." Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan will act as lead book-running managers for the proposed offering. Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities will be additional book running managers, and JMP Securities, Piper Jaffray and William Blair will act as co-managers for the proposed offering. The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014 and from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About DocuSign Founded in 2003, DocuSign® offers an e-signature solution as part of its broader platform for automating the agreement process. Today DocuSign's cloud-based platform enables more than 350,000 companies and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries to accelerate and simplify the process of doing business.
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DocuSign acquires tech rights and hires team from machine learning startup, Appuri
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DocuSign expands options and integrations to make tech easier for real estate agents
CHICAGO, Nov 3, 2017 -- At the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo here today, DocuSign – the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader – announced several initiatives that expand the adoption of technology in real estate and help to create a fully-digital transaction from 'lead to close.' As part of the news, DocuSign is introducing the 'Real Estate Starter' plan. Available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program at an exclusive 20% discount via www.docusign.com/nar, Real Estate Starter is specifically designed for agents who are new to the industry (or are new to using electronic signatures). DocuSign also provides access to real estate-specific programs, trainings and content to help maximize the return on investment from the solution. "Almost three million real estate transactions are signed and closed using DocuSign every year," said Georg Gerstenfeld, general manager and vice president of Global Real Estate Solutions, DocuSign. "And while most of the industry's top-producing agents already use DocuSign, there are some who do fewer transactions but still need additional support and lower-cost ways to take their business digital. The Real Estate Starter plan and unique discount for NAR members will help make that easier than ever before." The news is timely as it complements the goals and objectives of the National Association of REALTORS®, a DocuSign partner, given its recently-appointed CEO Bob Goldberg is also working to rapidly accelerate digital transformation in the real estate industry. "DocuSign has been a leader in helping the real estate industry go digital, enabling REALTORS® to spend more time working with clients and providing their expertise, rather than chasing paperwork," said Goldberg. "As we look to the future, expanding access to technology and ensuring different solutions work well together is key to our next chapter. DocuSign shares our vision, and I'm proud of the important benefits this partnership brings to our members." DocuSign also announced the availability of more integrations as part of its Real Estate Partner Program. DocuSign's core functionality is now integrated directly into Amitree, API Nation, Boston Logic, BrokerSumo, iConnect by GryphTech, LoneWolf Technologies, MoxiWorks, Open Listings™, Profit Power, Preclose, ShortTrack, Spacio, SnapNHD, RealSatisfied, and zipLogix™ – with new partners getting added to the platform monthly. DocuSign's investment in and commitment to building a state of the art application programming interface (API) also enables real estate brokers – through DocuSign for Brokers plan - to connect their myriad technology vendors through the DocuSign Transaction Room. This helps to create a seamless, paperless and fully digital, 'lead to close' experience for brokers and agents. That means agents can spend more time with their buyers and sellers, and less time on manual data entry and toggling back and forth between applications – all with fewer compliance errors that might slow down a deal. For more information about these integrations, visit https://www.docusign.com/real-estate. For information about DocuSign's services and benefits available to NAR members, visit www.docusign.com/nar.  About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage agreements anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Lone Wolf Technologies Acquires Instanet Solutions to Create the Largest Real Estate Brokerage Software Platform in North America
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Delaware Association of REALTORS Now Offering zipLogix Digital Ink and zipForm Mobile as Member Benefits
New agreement with zipLogix™ enables association members to manage transactions remotely and sign documents securely FRASER, Mich., Sept. 20, 2017 -- The nearly 4,000 members of the Delaware Association of REALTORS® (DAR) have access to zipLogix Digital Ink® and zipForm® Mobile as member benefits, thanks to a recent agreement with zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®. DAR is now providing zipLogix™'s secure digital signing and mobile solutions to its members as an extension of the national member benefit program, which offers the robust zipForm® Plus forms engine, zipTMS™ transaction management system and zipVault® document storage. "Since NAR provides zipForm® Plus, zipTMS™ and zipVault® as a benefit suite to our members, it made total sense for us to provide zipLogix Digital Ink® and zipForm® Mobile to enhance that benefit and give them the complete package," said Anne Rendle, DAR chief executive officer. "This way, our members will recognize the value of their membership and have the additional tools they need to be highly productive." With zipForm® Mobile, DAR members have the flexibility to stay connected to clients and manage every step of the transaction process from their Apple® or Android™ mobile devices. zipLogix Digital Ink® provides them with a secure platform for sending and signing contracts online, and offers a Cybersecurity Protection option for validating the identities of every signer involved in a transaction. "Due to a number of wire fraud incidents that have occurred recently, there's been a growing level of concern for the safety of personal information being shared online," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "With our complete suite of secure transaction management technology as a member benefit, DAR members now have the power to protect their clients, transactions and reputation." To discuss the industry-leading technology solutions provided by zipLogix™, please contact the zipLogix™ team at (866) 627-4729. For more information, visit www.ziplogix.com. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 700,000 real estate professionals across the country.
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DocuSign Transaction Rooms and Profit Power: Stop doing double work
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Industry Leader DocuSign Joins the Moxi Works Open Platform
The Moxi Works open platform has just become even bigger with our DocuSign partnership! This partnership allows our CRM to provide a fully digital transaction management program for our agents to manage their workflow with clients. "Partnering with the team at Moxi Works to deliver a streamlined experience for agents ties into our DocuSign 'Lead to Close' strategy. By seamlessly integrating the tools agents use every day, we help them remain at the center of the transaction to deliver great service to their clients while eliminating manual data entry, paperwork and associated cost and delays," says Georg Gerstenfeld, General Manager of Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign. When it's time for a transaction, Moxi Engage CRM creates a digital transaction room for the agent with all of the client and property info auto-populated. The digital transaction room enables the creation, editing, and sending of documents to anyone and everyone involved in the transaction. This means clients, loan officers, escrow, etc. can all interact within the same space. Now agents can also see the status of where each participant is in the buying and/or selling process, allowing for proper transaction management and maintenance to take place when needed. York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works says, "Our open platform and our partnership enables us to achieve the first truly end-to-end digital transaction. Many have tried, but until now there wasn't a feasible player in the game. Teaming up with Glenn Shimkus, VP of Product at DocuSign has been huge; his idea of making DocuSign an open platform has matched ours and that's what allowed us to achieve this vision of an end-to-end digital transaction between both of our platforms." For those that may not be familiar, an open platform means having published, secure, API's for all of the important functions and data that allow applications to work together. It may sound confusing, but the definition doesn't matter. What matters is that this allows brokerages to remove stone age tools and plug in best-in-class applications and tools that agents need today. An Open Platform delivers incomparable productivity to help better business and life. Make your agents and clients happy with an open platform and the new DocuSign integration! To view the original post, visit the Moxi Works blog.
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DocuSign Bolsters Functionality with Spring '17 Release
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DocuSign and RE/MAX Announce Tech Integrations that Save Time and Money
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28, 2017 -- DocuSign, the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader, and RE/MAX LLC, the global real estate franchisor, today announced plans to bring the benefit of digital technology to more than 110,000 broker and agent affiliates around the world. The news comes as part of an ongoing initiative that represents an unprecedented level of integration between DocuSign and the RE/MAX tools used most by brokers and agents. And it follows RE/MAX's announcement in August last year that it would standardize on the DocuSign eSignature platform and Transaction Rooms for Real Estate solution for its broker and agent affiliates. This initiative comprises three key elements: a 'single sign on' integration between DocuSign and the RE/MAX internal portal, MAX/Center, in North America; another integration with RE/MAX's lead-generation engine, LeadStreet – powered by Homes.com – again in North America; and special discounts for all brokers and agents new to the DocuSign platform around the world. Once fully operational, the MAX/Center integration will automatically offer RE/MAX brokers and agents direct log in access to DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate. This not only simplifies the working experience, it also means brokers and agents work even more efficiently with DocuSign. The LeadStreet integration goes one step further. When agents enter property details or buyer/seller information into LeadStreet, data can flow directly into a DocuSign Transaction Room – eliminating the need to rekey information, and dramatically cutting time and improving accuracy. The special offer for RE/MAX provides brokers a free version of DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, and have the option to purchase DocuSign eSignature on behalf of their office at an exclusive, discounted price. Agents get access to DocuSign eSignature for 25% off the retail price. "RE/MAX is dedicated to making agents and brokers successful – and technologies that can efficiently manage the entire real estate transaction and deliver a superior customer experience are key to that," explained Geoff Lewis, President, RE/MAX. "That's why we chose to extend our strategic alliance with DocuSign even further, and offer our affiliates the chance to get started right here at the RE/MAX R4 convention." "Since we signed our strategic alliance agreement in August last year, we've been laser-focused on helping RE/MAX brokers and agents save time, money and hassle," said Georg Gerstenfeld, the VP and GM of real estate solutions at DocuSign. "With a single click, users will be able to create new Transaction Rooms that can be automatically pre-populated with listing and lead data so they don't need to enter it twice. Users will also be able to access their DocuSign Transaction Rooms account directly from MAX/Center, without having to log in multiple times. This will save time for agents and help brokers operate more efficiently. So far, the reception from the RE/MAX brokers in the pilot has been incredible, and we're excited to showcase these solutions at R4." DocuSign has a large booth presence at the RE/MAX R4 international convention. Brokers can have their free DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate accounts provisioned on the spot. The onsite team will also be able to help agents sign up for DocuSign eSignature and receive their discount. "Using DocuSign's single sign on as part of the pilot project has been a great experience," said James Ellis, Broker Manager of RE/MAX Classic in Mesa, AZ, who took part in the testing. "Signing in through MAX/Center is quick, easy and reliable. Having single sign on is definitely a benefit for my agents. In addition, DocuSign actually cares about making it the best experience possible. With their help, our office was on-boarded quickly and seamlessly. Once this is fully operational, I'd imagine all my agents would want to switch over." For more information on the DocuSign presence at the 2017 RE/MAX R4 international convention in Las Vegas, visit https://www.docusign.com/blog/love-docusign-remax-r4/, and if you're a broker, visit the Q&A page at http://esign.docusign.com/LP=597. For more information on RE/MAX, visit www.remax.com and for DocuSign, visit www.docusign.com. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Authentisign continues to soar with record usage with over 9.6 million signings in 2016
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DocuSign Lands High Profile SaaS Industry Veteran Daniel Springer as CEO
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2017 -- DocuSign announced today that Daniel Springer has joined the company as CEO. Previously, Springer served as Chairman and CEO at Responsys for ten years where he transformed and scaled the business from private start up to the leading cross-channel marketing automation platform globally and a publicly traded company. Springer brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and experience in driving innovation and hyper growth across technology and, specifically, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry to his role at DocuSign. Keith Krach will continue in his role on DocuSign's board as Chariman. "DocuSign has delivered tremendous value for hundreds of thousands of companies and millions of consumers around the world by providing them with a faster, easier and more secure set of services for their digital transformation journey," said Dan Springer, CEO at DocuSign. "I'm thrilled to join a team of such highly passionate leaders and employees so deeply focused on customer success. I look forward to leading the next chapter of DocuSign innovations to bring even more value to our customers, developers and partners around the world." "After our comprehensive CEO search, I am confident that Dan is the right leader to continue our hyper growth, further strengthen our preeminence in the market, and further inspire the innovative, entrepreneurial, values-based culture of DocuSign," said Keith Krach, Chairman of the Board at DocuSign. "Dan brings an exceptional track record of executive leadership, along with deep SaaS expertise and public company experience. As we pursue one of the largest strategic markets in the cloud today, we must continue to sprint this marathon, and I could not be passing the baton to a better person and leader than Dan." "Dan is a world class executive and a tremendous addition to lead DocuSign over the next decade and beyond," said Pete Solvik, DocuSign Board Member and Managing Partner at Jackson Square Ventures. "I've had the privilege of working with Dan while he served as CEO at Responsys where he showed he has a competitive spirit and plays to win. Dan is the type of leader who inspires high performance teams to deliver customer-focused innovation that scales businesses and creates massive market value. We're thrilled to have Dan join DocuSign to accelerate our leadership and the momentum of the DocuSign Global Trust Network." Springer served as Chairman and CEO of Responsys for a decade during which he transformed the company into an industry leader, drove its initial public offering on NASDAQ, and led its sale to Oracle for $1.6 billion in 2014. During his tenure, Springer was honored as both a Bay Area Most Admired CEO and Best CEO. Previously, Springer was the Managing Director of Modem Media and also served as CEO at Telleo, Inc., CMO at NextCard, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He started his career at DRI/McGraw-Hill and Pacific Telesis. Springer holds an MBA from Harvard University and an AB in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College. Springer serves or has served as a board member at both public and private companies, including iCIMS, Ansira, YuMe, ELOAN (Banco Popular), Heighten, Persado, and eGroups (Yahoo!), as well as at nonprofits, including YearUp, The Urban School, Shop.org, AdTech, The Randall Museum and The San Francisco Friends School. Springer has posted his first blog as CEO of DocuSign at https://www.docusign.com/blog/dsds/ highlighting some of the details behind his decision to return to operations as the CEO of a hyper-growth company. About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage agreements anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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DocuSign Named as 'Recommended for G Suite' for eSignature
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#GivingTuesday: How to Make an Impact on November 29
We don't just give because it's the right thing to do. Acts of kindness actually make us happier. It's no wonder that last year, #GivingTuesday raised over $116 million dollars from 700,000 donors. The annual day of philanthropy began in 2012 as a counterweight to Black Friday. In the past five years, over 40,000 organizations from 71 nations have joined the movement and created some of the most successful digital donor drives in history. From encouraging thousands to register as organ donors, to raising funds to donate bicycles to school children in Africa, #GivingTuesday has proven a monumental success. This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on November 29, and we encourage anyone and everyone to donate. For some that may mean money, for others, time. No matter how you choose to contribute, each and every gesture triggers actual change in the lives of many people around the world. At DocuSign, we recently held our annual Global Impact Day. While it's our largest philanthropic event of the year, we believe it's important to support nonprofits year-round, particularly on #GivingTuesday. Whether you choose to support some of the organizations below, or want to choose from the multitude listed on GivingTuesday.org, we're excited to see the thousands of acts of kindness that will change multiple lives for the better this year. Miracle Foundation: The Miracle Foundation's mission is to bring life-changing care to orphans around the world. The foundation supports orphanages by providing quality healthcare, clean water, and scholarships for education. Treehouse: Treehouse's mission is to provide academic support, high-quality clothing, school supplies and more to children in foster care. Bailey House: Since 1983, Bailey House has been serving homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS. Together with their supporters, Bailey House provides life-changing services such as housing, health services, and community support. The Kids & Art Foundation: This nonprofit provides art workshops to children undergoing cancer treatment. The foundation brings professional artists to treatment centers, and helps children explore their creativity and create positive memories. Hand in Paw: Together with 150 professionally-trained volunteers, Hand in Paw helps improve the health and wellbeing of individuals through animal-assisted therapy. The above are just some of the many organizations in #GivingTuesday's directory. Take a look at the full list here to find nonprofits, charities, and events in your community. As a movement predominantly propelled by social media, #GivingTuesday also encourages its participants to post an #UNselfie. Share how you're giving, then post an #UNselfie and encourage your friends to give too. Lastly, please stay tuned for another post on how organizations can leverage digital technology to help further strengthen their mission this #GivingTuesday. To view the origina post, visit the DocuSign blog.
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Instanet Solutions adds 16 new MLS/Association clients totalling 120,000+ new users in 2016
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DocuSign Empowers Agents and Brokers to Get More from Their Real Estate Business by Transforming Transactions from Lead to Close
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2016 -- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE — Demonstrating significant progress in its recently-announced 'lead to close' strategy, global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management leader DocuSign today announced several product updates, partnerships and commitments  that will help agents and brokers get more out of their business. There are three key elements to the news – updates to the DocuSign eMortgage solution, partnerships with Homes.com and zipLogix, and participation in Upstream's pilot program. All of these enable DocuSign to connect multiple people, systems and processes in a real estate transaction to make it simple, efficient and fully digital. And they are all part of the 'lead to close' strategy for the real estate industry, first announced by DocuSign Chairman and CEO Keith Krach in July this year, when DocuSign made its biggest investment in the real estate industry to date. "Agents are at the center of every real estate transaction and we know just how hard they work to make a home sale as easy as possible for their clients. Our mission is to help them save time and deliver more value for buyers and sellers," said Georg Gerstenfeld, general manager: Global Real Estate Solutions, DocuSign. "Our 'lead to close' strategy integrates DocuSign with the software that agents use every day so they don't need to re-enter data. Our mobile app means agents can keep a transaction moving even if they are on vacation or if their clients are traveling to another city. And our new eNotary solution means you never need to print another document all the way through the settlement process." "By using DocuSign to close nearly 3 million transactions a year, real estate professionals have made DocuSign a verb in the industry. We're excited to see NAR's strategic partner DocuSign continue to innovate to enhance the agent and client experience," said Bob Goldberg, senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). As part of the 'lead to close' strategy, eMortgage is transforming the industry, simplifying the consumer experience, helping agents present a more professional face to clients and improving brokers' ability to stay compliant with increasingly complex transactions. DocuSign recently announced several new features to enable a complete eMortgage – including eNotary and eNote. For most homebuyers and their agents, the home financing process remains a cumbersome, paper-based process. DocuSign's product investments in eMortgage shorten and simplify this process – enabling a better, and quicker, closing experience for buyers. With DocuSign's eNotary solution, there is no need to print, scan or mail closing documents – all actions can be performed within the DocuSign platform, including applying a seal and exporting a notary log. In addition, the company is seeking approval to become a certified eNote service provider for Fannie Mae, a certification only granted to a handful of organizations. Today's announcement with Homes.com integrates another leading app with DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate to reduce data re-entry and simplify the experience for agents. With Homes.com – a top consumer real estate resource and provider of marketing solutions for real estate professionals – DocuSign will streamline and simplify the experience for agents, brokers,  and their clients by connecting leads and listings directly from the Homes.com CRM system into DocuSign Transaction Rooms. "At Homes.com, we're committed to connecting real estate professionals with the highly engaged consumers that visit our site and use our marketing products. Partnering with DocuSign takes this one step further by streamlining an agent's workflow, creating a seamless process of moving a consumer from lead status into a transaction," said Dave Mele, president of Homes.com. "Agents will avoid duplicate data entry and the inconvenience of logging into different systems, offering a big win that simplifies the transaction process." DocuSign is also announcing an extended partnership with zipLogix, expanding its partnership around the zipForm® solution. "zipLogix and DocuSign have worked together for years to simplify the transaction process for agents, brokers, and their clients. This extension signifies their commitment to partnering to simplify the experience for the hundreds of thousands of agents and brokers using zipForm®," said Joel Singer, CEO at zipLogix. DocuSign's participation in Upstream's early access program will provide feedback and input before the solution is generally available. Working with Upstream will lead to innovations that simplify the agent experience while ensuring brokers remain in control of their data. "We're excited for DocuSign to support our pilot program. As a leader in the real estate industry, its vision for making real estate transactions digital from lead to close – while empowering brokers to control their data – is an example of the kind of innovation Upstream will create across the industry," said Alex Lange, CEO of Upstream. The real estate industry has been a key focus for DocuSign for many years – and according to DocuSign's Krach, that will only heighten in the years to come. "The real estate business is all about trust and relationships, and that starts with brokers and agents," said Krach. "At DocuSign, we are laser-focused on providing those real estate professionals with a platform that's available, secure, and easy to use. This has been vitally important to us from the beginning and we will continue to put agents, brokers and their clients at the center of the transaction so they can do business on the DocuSign Global Trust Network with confidence." DocuSign also formed a real estate advisory board in August this year, which replicates the principles of its global advisory board that has been instrumental in shaping the company's direction. Members include: Rick Davidson, CEO of Century 21, a sub of Realogy; Gino Blefari, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; Mike Ryan, EVP of RE/MAX; Joel Singer, CEO of California Association of Realtors & zipLogix; Pam O'Connor, CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of America; Dale Ross, CEO of RPR; Gary Simonsen, CEO of Canadian Real Estate Association; and Craig Cheatham, CEO of Realty Alliance. For more information, visit https://www.docusign.com/real-estate. About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage agreements anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com, call +1-877-720-2040, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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RE/MAX to Standardize on DocuSign for Global Franchise Network
CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2016 -- At its Broker/Owner conference here yesterday RE/MAX LLC, the global real estate franchisor, announced plans to standardize on DocuSign's eSignature platform and its Transaction Rooms for Real Estate solution for more than 100,000 broker and agent affiliates around the world. The news sees RE/MAX adding another unique tool to boost productivity for its brokers and agents – one that will allow transactions to be 100% digital from the moment an agent receives a lead to the moment the deed is recorded. It also comes close on the heels of DocuSign announcing it has doubled down on its support of the release estate industry – and launched its 'lead to close' strategy to put brokers and agents at the center of the real estate transaction, so that they can do the same for their clients. "We always strive to give our Affiliates the very best tools and resources to help grow their businesses and better serve their clients," explained Mike Ryan, executive vice president at RE/MAX. "RE/MAX Affiliates are hungry for technologies that can efficiently manage the entire real estate transaction from offer to close, especially those with a tamper-proof electronic signature capability. DocuSign offers our members a solution that is easy to use, secure, scalable and seamless on multiple devices." eSignature technology has become increasingly mainstream in real estate transactions in recent years, with the majority of professionals reporting they close digital deals faster as a result. The process for buyers and sellers is significantly streamlined by removing paper and wet signatures from the transaction. DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate takes that paperless concept several steps further, and is gaining increasing traction in the industry as a result. It empowers brokers, agents, buyers, sellers and all other parties to collaborate on the entire real estate transaction in a secure, online room – including electronically signing purchase and sales, addendums, closing documents and other paperwork. Against that backdrop, Ryan said RE/MAX chose DocuSign for how well its benefits align to RE/MAX's strategy. "In addition to transaction management, DocuSign provides a mobile offering, global reach, and legal compliance in key markets and a reliable platform that's always available," he said. "Our worldwide network of brokers and agents also appreciates the fact that DocuSign ensures they own their data and maintain control over how it is used." The deal also creates even more value for RE/MAX affiliates. DocuSign and RE/MAX are working together toward integrating DocuSign services with RE/MAX Mainstreet and LeadStreet, which will offer single sign-on capabilities and dramatically reduce the need for repetitive data entry. For RE/MAX independent regions that use their own systems and opt into this program, similar integrations will be built. In addition, DocuSign has an extensive network of software vendors with which it has integrated its product in the real estate space – from RPR for managing property data, to zipLogix for forms, to the accounting package from Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, among many others. "DocuSign is making its biggest investment in real estate to date to enable brokers and agents to process more than 12 million documents annually and close more than 2.5 million real estate transactions every year," said Georg Gerstenfeld, VP & GM of the real estate business at DocuSign. "Today's announcement with RE/MAX solidifies an already-intense focus on the real estate industry. RE/MAX is a true leader in the industry here in North America and, indeed, around the world. We're looking forward to partnering with its franchised brokerages to empower them with DocuSign so that they can close deals faster and continually delight their clients." For more information, visit www.remax.com and www.docusign.com/products/rooms. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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DocuSign Doubles Down in Real Estate
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Now available: The all-new redesigned DocuSign for Android
We're excited to announce today that we've released a new and revamped DocuSign mobile app for Android. We've simplified the layout of the app so you can upload, sign, and manage with even more ease. We also went "under the hood" of the app to upgrade its performance, so you can expect a faster experience when signing and completing your documents. With more and more people needing to sign and manage on-the-go, we're constantly striving to make our app synonymous with mobile productivity. Don't forget, signing with the app is always free. With one of our paid subscriptions, you can also send documents out for signature (you get 3 free with a DocuSign account to try it out!) Get the latest app here. To view the original post, visit the DocuSign blog.
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SIGNiX and zipLogix™ Deepen E-Signature Partnership for Continued Real Estate Leadership
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 2, 2016 — SIGNiX, the leading provider of cloud-basedIndependent E-Signature™ solutions, announced today that it has deepened its relationship with real estate technology partner zipLogix™. The renewed partnership will expand access to secure, easy-to-use e-signature technology at a low cost to real estate organizations and professionals across the country. SIGNiX and zipLogix have committed to a strategic, three-year agreement in which the two companies will continue to provide real estate associations and real estate professionals with SIGNiX's Independent E-Signatures™, the signature engine behind zipLogix Digital Ink® software. In the five years since the partnership began, zipLogix Digital Ink®, powered by SIGNiX technology, has become the number one e-signature solution for real estate professionals. "zipLogix™ was one of our earliest partners and continues to be an outstanding accelerator and advocate of automation, including e-signatures, in the real estate industry," said Jay Jumper, CEO of SIGNiX. "We are honored to continue our relationship with zipLogix™, the clear industry leader. In five years, we've built a strong foundation, and through continued product development, we are now positioned to grow the customer base significantly in the coming months and years." "SIGNiX provides a level of service and a commitment to partner engagement that is unmatched in the marketplace," said Mark Peterson, zipLogix™ chairman of the board. "The level of document ownership, legal validity and security is exactly what the paper-intensive real estate industry needs to mitigate any unforeseen risks of the digital environment. We are pleased to see this partnership thrive and develop into one of the most sought-after technology solutions on the market." SIGNiX's Independent E-Signatures™ are unlike other electronic signatures in that they permanently embed the legal evidence of an e-signature directly into a signed document—where it can be accessed online or offline, without reliance on either vendor. Independent E-Signatures™ power zipLogix Digital Ink®, which is integrated within zipLogix™'s digital transaction management software products, zipForm® Plus, zipTMS™ and zipForm® Mobile. Currently, more than 650,000 real estate professionals have access to SIGNiX technology through zipLogix Digital Ink® software, and more than 100 million signatures have been electronically captured through the partnership. About SIGNiX: SIGNiX, the most trusted name in Independent E-Signatures™, makes signing documents online safe and secure with comprehensive legal evidence permanently embedded in each document to eliminate any dependence upon SIGNiX. The company's cloud-based service uses patented technology to give businesses and organizations the most secure and legally defensible e-signatures available at a fraction of the cost of wet ink signatures. SIGNiX's products help the world's leading companies become more efficient, decrease risk and boost profits. For more information, visit http://www.signix.com. About zipLogix™ Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™ is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 650,000 real estate professionals across the country. For more information visit http://www.ziplogix.com.
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Real Estate Associations Add zipLogix™ Products as Member Benefits
FRASER, Michigan, March 11, 2016 — Real estate associations across the nation are eagerly deploying software solutions from zipLogix™, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, as value-add member benefits. Products that associations are offering include zipLogix™ Digital Ink®, the digital signature solution designed specifically for real estate professionals, zipForm® Mobile, companion software that is an extension of zipForm® Plus for mobile devices, and zipFormMLS-Connect®, which allows users to easily import listing data either in zipForm® or push data from an MLS directly into a zipForm® transaction. "We are witnessing a true turning point in the real estate industry as agents and brokers across the country are being granted unprecedented access to game-changing technology solutions that will help them streamline their critical business processes," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "Associations continue to add zipLogix™ products as membership benefits to provide their members with cutting-edge solutions that will help them get to the closing table faster." The following associations are working with zipLogix™ to add new products as member benefits: Adding zipLogix™ Digital Ink®: Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of REALTORS® (Pennsylvania) Mercer County Association of REALTORS® (Kansas) Adding zipForm® Mobile: Mercer County Association of REALTORS® (Kansas) Adding zipFormMLS-Connect®: Columbus Board of REALTORS® (Georgia) Warren County MLS (New York) West Penn Multilist, Inc. (Pennsylvania) Clatsop Association of REALTORS® (Oregon) Tillamook County Board of REALTORS® (Oregon) Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™ is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 650,000 REALTORS® across the country.
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NextHome, Inc. and DocuSign Team to Automate the Real Estate Transaction Experience
SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2016 — NextHome, Inc., a progressive real estate franchise, announced today that it is integrating DocuSign, Inc.'s (DocuSign®) eSignature software and Transaction Rooms into its franchise technology platform using DocuSign's Application Program Interface (API). With DocuSign's eSignature software and Transaction Rooms, NextHome and Realty World Northern California & Nevada brokers and agents will use the most trusted, secure, and easy-to-use tool for managing real estate transactions electronically. "Our goal is to equip franchisees with tools that optimize their success in today's real estate market," said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer, NextHome, Inc. "We selected DocuSign because the company and its products set the standard for transaction management and eSignature in real estate. With DocuSign's industry-leading API, we were able to quickly and easily embed their solutions into our existing systems to enable broker and agent success." NextHome, Inc. delivers an innovative real estate franchise model that leverages customer-centric branding, impactful marketing, and technology, which combines custom, proprietary solutions and partner integrations. "DocuSign and NextHome share a vision of empowering real estate professionals to win in today's busy, on-the-go mobile world," said Georg Gerstenfeld, Vice President and General Manager, Global Real Estate Solutions, DocuSign. "We're proud at DocuSign to collaborate with NextHome to bring this vision to life by integrating our eSignature and Transaction Rooms into the NextHome platform to enable franchisees to transact business 100% digitally from listing to close." The NextHome, Inc. franchise brands serve more than 1,300 agents and 230 offices across 25 states. The company closes more than 6,000 transactions annually worth $2.5B and is committed to driving the future of real estate. For more information about DocuSign Transaction Rooms and other real estate offerings from DocuSign, please visit www.docusign.com/realestate. For more information about NextHome, Inc. visit www.nexthome.com. About NextHome, Inc. NextHome, Inc. is an independently owned, progressive real estate franchise company, with consumer focused branding, technology and marketing. It owns the NextHome national real estate franchise, which launched in January of 2015 and has grown to over 65 offices, across 25 states with over 400 agents. It also owns the regional franchise Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada with over 160 offices and more than 900 agents. The company closes over 6,000 transactions annually worth over $2.5B in sales volume. For more information, visit nexthome.com and rwnc.com. About DocuSign, Inc. 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. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Auction.com Takes Real Estate Auctions 100% Digital with DocuSign
IRVINE, California, December 15, 2015 — Auction.com, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, has relied on DocuSign, Inc. for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) for years. Auction.com is using DocuSign's DTM platform and industry-leading eSignature solution to eliminate the hassles associated with paper to increase revenue and empower clients to securely bid on, buy, and sell properties from anywhere, anytime, on any device. Securely. Auction.com provides an easy-to-use, transparent platform that allows buyers and sellers to host and bid in competitive, live online auctions for both residential and commercial real estate. DocuSign's DTM platform enables Auction.com to manage its transactions 100% digitally, from auction registrations and purchase and sales agreements to closing addenda and other complex real estate documents. "At Auction.com, we are committed to leveraging trusted technology that streamlines inefficient real estate processes and positions us as the industry leader to reinforce 'Where Real Estate Is Moving,'" said Auction.com Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder Rob Friedman. "As the global standard for Digital Transaction Management, DocuSign ensures that from the moment an online auction begins to the moment a buyer wins and signs on the dotted line, every transaction is mobile, digital, and completely secure." "Auction.com is committed to modernizing real estate auctions with secure digital solutions," said DocuSign's VP and GM of Global Real Estate Solutions Georg Gerstenfeld. "We're pleased to help Auction.com digitize real estate auctions by empowering participants to prepare, execute, and manage all documents easily and without paper – anytime, anywhere, on any device." To learn more about DocuSign for Real Estate, visit https://www.docusign.com/dsre/. For information about Auction.com, please visit http://www.auction.com/. About Auction.com Auction.com, LLC, is the nation's leading online real estate marketplace. Founded in 2007, the company has sold over $30 billion in residential and commercial real estate assets. Auction.com has over 900 employees and headquarters in Irvine and Silicon Valley, California as well as offices in Austin and Plano, Texas, Atlanta, Denver, New York and Miami. Visit www.auction.com for more information. About DocuSign, Inc. 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. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward.
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Spokane Association of REALTORS® Chooses Instanet Solutions
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DocuSign Enhances Broker Offering via New Integration with Lone Wolf Accounting
SAN FRANCISCO and SAN DIEGO, November 12, 2015 — NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNUAL CONFERENCE — DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced that its intends to provide smooth data integration between DocuSign Transaction Rooms, Broker Edition and Lone Wolf's back office management solution, brokerWOLF—at no additional charge to brokers.[1] With data shared across the two industry-leading systems, brokers minimize errors and save time, as well as reduced costs over other industry offerings. "DocuSign's goal is to provide brokers with a streamlined, connected system that delivers the convenience and speed of never having to enter data twice," said Georg Gerstenfeld, vice president and general manager, Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign. "With 2.7 million real estate transactions completed via DocuSign annually and brokerWOLF's leadership as the back office management solution for real estate, we'll deliver unprecedented time-savings and value to brokers everywhere." The new intergration intends to deliver the visibility, compliance and control that brokers need. With a predefined set of data—such as such as final purchase price, commission information and agent information – it's easy for brokers to properly categorize and track the data. When they close a Transaction Room, agents and brokers will be propmted with the option to transfer data, making it a routine step in the process and much more efficient than manually and separately scanning data for closed transactions. "One of Lone Wolf's strategic themes is to 'Connect the Industry'," said Brian Friemel, executive vice president of Brokerage Services. "Partnering with the global leader in eSignature is a significant step toward that goal. With DocuSign Transaction Rooms we expect DocuSign's presence in real estate to continue to grow. We are excited to introduce the DocuSign integration to both current and future Lone Wolf customers." For more information about DocuSign Transaction Rooms, Broker Edition, please visit www.docusign.com/realestate. About DocuSign, Inc. 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. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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DocuSign Empowers Agents and Brokers to Manage Deals From Listing to Close 100% Digitally
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Business Leaders Invest in DocuSign Global Trust Network
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2015 — DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced a list of top business and industry leaders who have joined The DocuSign Global Trust Network as individual investors. These tech pioneers were some of the first to go digital in their personal and professional lives – using DocuSign to sign, send and manage approvals, decisions and documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. Their collective investment of more than $30 million is helping fuel continued rapid worldwide expansion of DocuSign and The DocuSign Global Trust Network. "As the global standard for Digital Transaction Management and industry leader for eSignature, DocuSign is changing how business gets done," said Bruce Chizen, Former CEO of Adobe and Oracle Board Member. "DocuSign has become the verb for keeping life and business moving forward so you can get approvals, decisions and signatures fast," said Don Thompson, Former President & CEO, McDonald's Corporation. "The move to the fully digital business is inevitable and DocuSign is leading the way," said Rick Wagoner, Former Chairman & CEO, General Motors. "DocuSign has achieved escape velocity by creating a market category with a winning combination of top notch leadership, world class technology and blue chip customers," said Tom Siebel, Chairman & CEO, C3 Energy and Former Chairman & CEO, Siebel Systems. "The DocuSign Global Trust Network enables fast, frictionless, secure transactions around the world," said Jim Hagerman Snabe, Board Member at the World Economic Forum, SAP, Allianz Group, Siemens and Danske Bank. "We're honored to have so many great business leaders as part of this DocuSign family. It's a privilege to have their experience, wisdom and built-to-last attitude as part of the team," said Keith Krach, Chairman & CEO, DocuSign. Some individual investors of DocuSign include: John Batelle, Founder, Chairman & CEO, NewCo and Founder, Wired and The Industry Standard Bruce Chizen, Former CEO, Adobe and Oracle Board Member Lew Coleman, Former CFO, Bank of America and Former President & CFO, Dreamworks Jim Crown, President, Henry Crown & Company and Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Andy Geisse, Former CEO, AT&T Business Solutions Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware Ken Goldman, CFO, Yahoo! Jim Hagerman Snabe, Board Member at the World Economic Forum, SAP, Allianz Group, Siemens and Danske Bank Tony Hawk, Former Professional Athlete Jared Leto, Actor, Musician and Producer Ram Shriram, Board Member, Google Tom Siebel, Chairman & CEO, C3 Energy and Former Chairman and CEO, Siebel Systems Richard Smith, CEO, Equifax Don Thompson, Former President & CEO, McDonald's Corporation Bill Veghte, CEO, SurveyMonkey and Board Member Xero Rick Wagoner, Former Chairman & CEO, General Motors Jerry Yang, Co-Founder & Former CEO, Yahoo! Inc. Individual investors are included within the more than $525 million raised to date from individuals, financial institutions and strategic investors, including Deutsche Telekom, Dell, Intel Capital, Google Ventures, SAP Ventures, VISA, Salesforce Ventures, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Telstra, Comcast Ventures, BBVA, EDBI (the country of Singapore), Mitsui & CO (USA) Inc., NTT Finance, Recruit Holdings, the National Association of REALTORS® and others. The individual terms of each investment were not disclosed. For more information about DocuSign, please visit www.docusign.com. About DocuSign, Inc. 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. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward.
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Latest Release of DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition Helps Brokers Accelerate Agent Performance
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2015 -- DocuSign, Inc. announced the latest version of its industry-leading Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution for real estate brokerages. Enhancements to DocuSign for Real Estate Plus, Broker Edition further position brokerages to improve agent performance, ensure compliance and data protection, and deliver a world-class client experience. The addition of new task management capabilities further positions DocuSign as the hub of real estate transactions for brokerages of any size and focus. Enhancements provide the flexibility to support task management within any brokerage. Key highlights include: Tasks Lists and Templates – The new task management feature in DocuSign for Real Estate Plus, Broker Edition allows brokerages to create a custom workflow unique to their organization that will help drive transaction efficiency and agent productivity. Task list templates can be created for each stage of the transaction to ensure that the client experience is consistent no matter which Agent is representing the brokerage. Tasks Overview – A new "Task" tab can be found in every DocuSign Transaction Room to provide Broker Edition users with quick visibility into all tasks related to a specific transaction. Tasks that require document actions are found here in addition to tasks not associated with documents. New task status icons make it easy for transaction parties to monitor tasks through completion to ensure deals continue through to close. Dynamic Due Dates and Reminders – Task due dates are dynamically set based upon the dates associated with each transaction, allowing brokers to ensure that specific actions are completed at specific times during the transaction. Additionally, a brokerage can configure reminders specific to each task. For example, when a task list template is applied to a DocuSign Transaction Room, the due date for a task will be automatically set based upon the expected closing date of the transaction and reminders can be sent at pre-determined times. Should the closing date change, the due date for the task and associated reminders will adjust accordingly. Dynamic Assignment of Responsibilities – The task owner, Assignee(s) and Watcher(s) for each task can be defined at the template level based upon the roles of participants to the transaction. When the task list template is applied to the transaction room, the system matches the defined roles to the participants to the transaction. For example, you can define the Assignee for a task in the template as the Buyer. When the task list template is applied to the transaction room, the task will automatically be associated with the participant in the transaction room identified as the Buyer. Workflow Flexibility – Permissions can be defined specific to each task in the task list template. The brokerage can determine whether Agents can edit or delete tasks, as well as if tasks need to be reviewed and approved once complete, empowering brokerages to utilize new task capabilities based on how they run their brokerage. Task Notifications – With new task notifications, DocuSign for Real Estate Plus, Broker Edition users will know exactly when a task is coming due or past due, as well as when complete. Task notifications enable individuals to follow in real-time the review and approval process for tasks. Notifications are based on individual user preference and can be received via email or push notifications from DocuSign's mobile apps for iOS and Android. "We're excited to provide our brokerage customers with innovative tools to better manage transactions from listing to close," said Glenn Shimkus, Vice President of Product, Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign. "Developed based on input from brokerage customers, these latest enhancements to DocuSign Transaction Rooms continue to set the pace for the industry in terms of innovation and in providing best-in-class solutions that empower agents and their clients to transact business with trust and confidence." DocuSign is the trusted platform in real estate for eSignatures as the standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) for brokerages and agents around the world. DocuSign continues to deliver the most robust, reliable and scalable DTM platform for real estate professionals to close more deals faster with an improved client experience. To learn more about DocuSign's transaction management solutions for real estate, please visit https://www.docusign.com/dsre/. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign is helping more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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PDF Editing, zipForm® Plus, and More with Latest DocuSign Transaction Rooms Mobile Update
The latest DocuSign Transaction Rooms update takes a big step in that direction as well. There were a handful of abilities you had only in our web app that have now made their way to our mobile apps for Android and iOS. Do more with your PDFs The big one is the ability for you to do more with your PDFs right from your phone or tablet. With this update, you can choose a view that shows thumbnails of every page within a PDF. You can also manipulate your PDFs in a number of ways without leaving the app. Split a PDF into multiple documents or combine several PDFs into a single document. You can also change the page order and rotate pages within the PDF, which is helpful if it scanned in upside down. zipForm® Plus and your tablet If you do a lot of work on your iPad or Android tablet, you might be pleased to hear that DocuSign eSignature tags attached to zipForm® documents carry over to your Transaction Room when you pull them in on your tablet. You can use these pre-tagged forms directly in an envelope by assigning signing roles to people, which can also be done on your tablet. This is in addition to the existing capability of manually assigning tags that show signers exactly where they need to sign or initial. A quick update Your paid DocuSign Transaction Rooms account gives you the ability to send and receive faxes. If this is something you're interested in, you can request a personal fax number from within the app on your smartphone or tablet. A lot of folks still fax, and it comes in pretty handy to have a "fax machine" right at your fingertips. Currently you can send 300 pages outbound per month at no additional charge, with unlimited inbound pages. If you really stop and think about how much more you're doing on your phone these days, it's easy to see why our laptops are collecting dust. The fact is, sometimes you probably feel like you need to be in about eight places at once. While we can't exactly clone you—yet—we can make things that much easier in terms of working on the go. Paul Koziarz Paul Koziarz is the Director of Product Marketing for Transaction Rooms at DocuSign, and co-founder of Cartavi (acquired by DocuSign). He continues to work with real estate professionals, and is also focused on expanding our Transaction Rooms solution to serve other key industries. Connect with Paul on Twitter or on LinkedIn. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. zipLogix, a subsidiary of Real Estate Business Services, Inc. (REBS), is a joint venture between REBS and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. zipLogix is also a proud partner in NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program. You must have an active zipForm® Plus account connected to your DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS, DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, or DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition account in order to utilize the zipForm® Plus integration. Please check with your association to see if zipForm® Plus is available to you.
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Real Estate Agreements of Purchase and Sale Can Be Signed Electronically as of July 1
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E-Signatures Now Legal in Ontario! Go Paperless with loadingDOCS and DealTap
The time has come! The Ontario government has passed an amendment to the Electronic Commerce Act that allows electronic signatures on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. What does this mean for real estate brokerages, agents and clients in Ontario? Starting July 1st, 2015 you will be able to completely create, edit, share, sign, approve and store all of your offers without ever touching a piece of paper thanks to DealTap and loadingDOCS. Collaboration has never been easier! Here's how you can create a paperless brokerage in 5 easy steps: Creation: Agents use DealTap to create their required document. Execution: All changes, opens and signatures that are made to the document during the negotiation stages will be tracked – eliminating room for human error. Submission: By simply clicking a button – the executed document is submitted directly from DealTap into loadingDOCS for the next necessary steps to close the transaction. Review/Approve: Office Administrators will automatically have access through loadingDOCS clipboards, checklists, and direct-to-agent communication to ensure the right documents are submitted. Storage: All documents submitted into loadingDOCS are stored with security equal to that used by banks. Agents, office staff and consumers can access the final executed document through loadingDOCS. With effective and safe storage your office can be ready and confident for any unexpected RECO audits and litigation. It's your business. The path to paperless starts here! To view the original article, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and DocuSign Strengthen Partnership to Bring Power of Digital Transaction Management to Brokers and Agents Worldwide
CHICAGO, April 27, 2015 -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the largest global network of premier real estate firms, and DocuSign, Inc., the Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management® (DTM), have extended their partnership globally, announcing today that DocuSign Professional Edition is now available at a preferred rate to LeadingRE members worldwide. DocuSign, among the first of LeadingRE's approved suppliers to make an offering to the company's international members, helps real estate professionals close more deals faster with a better client experience. DocuSign and LeadingRE first announced an exclusive agreement in October 2013 in which LeadingRE's members in the United States receive preferred access to DocuSign. The companies are extending their current offer to LeadingRE's global network, providing members in more than 50 countries with the ability to manage, track, send, sign and retain real estate documents securely from anywhere, anytime, on any device. With DocuSign Professional, LeadingRE members can eliminate the challenges, costs and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning, overnighting and driving around town to complete real estate transactions. Today's announcement adds to recent news that DocuSign will open three new data centers in the European Union and has signed agreements with numerous global partners – all to further accelerate the expansion of The DocuSign Global Trust Network. DocuSign is trusted by more than 100,000 customers and serves more than 50 million users worldwide through offices in Chicago, Dublin, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Singapore and Sydney. "At LeadingRE, our clients expect blue-ribbon experiences, and our members need digital solutions that allow them to do just that," said LeadingRE's Vice President International Operations Chris Dietz. "As the global standard for Digital Transaction Management, DocuSign has been an approved provider for years, and we are proud to extend the DocuSign experience and value to every LeadingRE member around the world." "We're pleased to be LeadingRE's choice to take Digital Transaction Management and eSignature to their international members," said DocuSign's VP and GM of Global Real Estate Solutions Georg Gerstenfeld. "With DocuSign Professional, LeadingRE professionals in more than 50 countries can impress clients by offering a delightful mobile experience – anytime, anywhere, on any device." To learn more about DocuSign in the real estate industry, visit https://www.docusign.com/dsre/. For information about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.leadingre.com. About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of over 500 premier locally-branded firms with 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates producing over one million annual home sale transactions annually. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, including lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign is helping more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 206-582-4819. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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RE/MAX INTEGRA Standardizes on DocuSign
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NAR and DocuSign Take Strategic Partnership Global
CHICAGO, April 13, 2015 -- The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), America's largest trade association, and DocuSign, Inc. further their strategic partnership by announcing today that DocuSign Professional is now available to 3,000 International REALTOR® members at a discounted rate. DocuSign Professional enables real estate professionals and brokerages to securely prepare, execute and manage an unlimited amount of custom-branded documents digitally from anywhere, anytime, on any device. With this offering, brokerages and REALTORS® outside the United States can accelerate business, improve security and compliance, and deliver clients a best-in-class buying and selling experience—regardless of whether the client is purchasing internationally or doing domestic transactions at a brokerage in another country. "As the exclusive eSignature solution for the National Association of REALTORS®, DocuSign's platform has been helping NAR members in the United States accelerate business for years," said NAR's Director Global Alliances Jeff Hornberger. "We are thrilled to extend this exclusive offer internationally so REALTORS® and their clients can benefit from the same ease-of-use, mobility, and security of DocuSign Professional from around the world." "The National Association REALTORS® is an early and very strategic partner to DocuSign," said DocuSign's Chief Strategy Officer Tom Gonser. "We are thrilled to bring the power of DocuSign to REALTORS® and brokerages around the world to modernize the home buying and selling process." To learn more about this exclusive offer, visit https://secure.docusign.com/landing/real-estate/IntREALTORS, or for additional information about DocuSign in real estate, https://www.docusign.com/solutions/industries/real-estate. About The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® The National Association of REALTORS®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign helps more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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DocuSign and Real Estate Webmasters Partner to Help Real Estate Professionals Close More Deals
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DocuSign Elevates the Standard for Digital Transaction Management in Real Estate
NEW YORK (2015 INMAN REAL ESTATE CONNECT CONFERENCE)— JANUARY 29, 2015—DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced the launch of its highly anticipated release of the company's enhanced real estate industry solutions. The latest release further empowers brokers, transaction managers, and agents to manage their transactions on the go while increasing transaction security, compliance and efficiency – all to create a world-class client experience. Additionally, the release further solidifies DocuSign as the center of real estate transactions with enhanced capabilities for brokerages, including a new integration with Salesforce. "We're very excited to start the New Year by continuing our rapid pace of innovation in 2014 to bring new features, capabilities and deeper value to agents and brokers using DocuSign to manage the complete real estate transaction," said Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer, DocuSign. "With our latest release, we've executed on two of our primary product themes – mobile enablement and integration – both of which are aimed squarely at further building DocuSign as the one place where real estate professionals manage their transactions." "DocuSign has become the standard for Digital Transaction Management within the real estate industry," said Scott Crowley, senior vice president and chief information officer of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach | The Trident Group. "They continue to invest in mobile to empower our team while we're on the go, not just to check status on a deal but provide the tools to manage the complete transaction. Furthermore, with DocuSign's innovative integration capabilities we can include our other core businesses in the transaction based on relevant events throughout the sales cycle. Thanks to these enhancements, we are able to arm our sales force with tools that will provide meaningful gains both in productivity and visibility so everyone in our organization has a view into the transactions that drive our business." DocuSign helps brokerages streamline the transaction process by connecting the tools – internal and third party—used by real estate brokerages and agents to drive their transactions from listing through close. DocuSign's latest release delivers new benefits including: Increased Mobility: Brokers, transaction managers, and agents can now manage end-to-end transactions, document checklists and more—all on their mobile device while on the go without being tied to a physical office. Connecting Contacts and Transactions: Contacts/Opportunities in Salesforce can now be linked to DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS, allowing agents to quickly navigate between both best-in-breed solutions to manage their deals. Process Automation: Brokerages can now integrate back-office systems with DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition to move data/documents back and forth while automating key steps in transactions such as adding new participants and applying checklists to transactions to ensure consistency and log milestones as they're achieved. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. DocuSign continues to deliver the most robust, reliable and scalable Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform to empower real estate professionals to close more deals faster with an improved client experience, including: Full mobile support: Store, share, manage and execute documents anywhere with apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices. Simple, automated workflow: Broker-defined checklists assure required information and records are completed for each transaction, improving business efficiency, reducing errors and improving compliance. Tightly integrated systems: Integration with leading real estate systems and cloud storage providers: DocuSign supports zipForm® Plus, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Google Drive, DropBox, Tribus CRM, among many others. Trusted platform: DocuSign protects transactions with bank-grade security and a legally binding audit trail. Ease of use: Reusable templates and centralized document storage grant users with access to up-to-date documents and procedures. 100% 'Always On': To assure the highest possible level of service availability, DocuSign is the only DTM platform with redundant and geo-diverse data centers offering enterprise grade availability and reliability. Over the past 12 months, more than 12 million documents have been completed in more than 2.5 million real estate transactions on the DocuSign Global Trust Network. Numerous organizations such as the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, RE/MAX, Realogy, HSF Affiliates, Texas Association of REALTORS®, MLS Listings and MRED have standardized on DocuSign on behalf of their members. Real estate professionals interested in finding out more about how DocuSign can help them close more deals faster should visit www.docusign.com/realestate. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals, and consumers have standardized on DocuSign, with more than 40,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network includes millions of users in 188 countries. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant electronic and digital signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Companies and individuals DocuSign to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, increase security and compliance, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, real estate, retail, and consumer goods to higher education, non-profit and others – as well as every business department, including sales, finance, operations, procurement, HR/staffing, legal, and customer support. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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New eSignature Integration Streamlines the Transaction Process for Real Estate Brokerages
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DocuSign and zipLogix Deepen Integration to Help Real Estate Professionals Close Deals Faster
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6, 2014 -- (2014 REALTORS® CONFERENCE AND EXPO) -- DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) and zipLogix® announced a deeper partnership to empower real estate professionals to delight buyers and sellers with all digital transactions via DocuSign Transaction Rooms integrated with zipForm®. The enhanced integration brings together the value of DocuSign as the real estate industry standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) with zipLogix, the top real estate forms software. The joint solution empowers brokers and agents to close deals faster, increase transaction security and compliance, and delight clients with the convenience of DocuSigning – anytime, anywhere, on any device. Securely. "DocuSign Transaction Rooms empower brokers and agents to manage the complete real estate transaction from listing to close 100% digitally for an easier, faster, more convenient and secure experience for all parties to the transaction," said Tom Gonser, DocuSign founder and chief strategy officer. "We're pleased to grow our relationship with the industry leader in forms to deliver the most complete Digital Transaction Management solution for real estate professionals to close deals faster for a better client experience." "We are pleased to deepen our partnership with DocuSign as the real estate industry standard for Digital Transaction Management," said Walt McDonald, chairman of the board for zipLogix. "Studies show that DocuSign saves an average of $21 per document in printing and overnight costs, plus $10 per transaction in productivity improvements. Collaborating with DocuSign helps us fulfill our mission of streamlining business for real estate professionals to help brokers and agents provide impeccable service and value to their clients." The deeper integration significantly expands on the existing process for using zipForm® inside DocuSign. The enhanced integration delivers new benefits including: Fully Digital Transactions: Combining DocuSign and zipLogix provides a single, trusted solution for managing the complete real estate transaction with the forms that real estate professionals need inside the Digital Transaction Management platform they trust. Simplified Transactions: Agents and brokers can quickly and easily access, import, and work with documents from zipForm® from within DocuSign Transaction Rooms, including both standard forms and custom libraries. Improved Efficiency: All forms automatically include signature fields to accelerate the speed of transactions. All data created in a transaction is retained throughout the process, decreasing administrative time throughout the process. Brokers will be pleased by DocuSign and zipLogix's enhanced workflow, delivering mobility and clear guidance for executing transactions quickly, as well as providing a single process where agents can manage transactions and access current zipForm® forms. Brokers will have increased visibility for managing their business, assuring compliance with checklists, and approval processes unique to their business. Brokers can also define access, permissions, and roles for everyone involved in a transaction to drive deeper security and compliance. The expanded partnership with zipLogix builds on an eventful year for DocuSign in which the Digital Transaction Management leader significantly grew its customer base and signed numerous partnership and marketing agreements with companies such as Royal La Page, the National Apartment Association, the National MultiFamily Housing Council, RESAAS, and LenderLive. MLSListings and MRED standardized on DocuSign. DocuSign remains an active participant in many national approved supplier programs for leading brands and franchises. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. More than 12 million documents have been completed across nearly 2 million real estate transactions on the DocuSign Global Trust Network over the past twelve months. The company continues to serve the real estate industry with the strongest and most scalable Digital Transaction Management solution, which includes: Full mobile support: Execute documents anywhere with apps for iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile devices. Simple, automated workflow: Broker-defined checklists assure required information and records are completed for each transaction, improving business efficiency and reducing errors. Integration with leading real estate systems and cloud storage providers: DocuSign supports zipForm®, Tribus CRM, Box, DropBox, OneDrive, and Google Drive, among many others. Trusted Platform: DocuSign protects every transaction with bank-level security standards and technology. Ease of use: Reusable templates and centralized document storage grant users with access to up-to-date documents and procedures. 100% 'Always On': To assure the highest possible level of service availability, DocuSign is the only DTM platform with redundant and geo-diverse data centers offering enterprise grade availability and reliability. Real estate professionals interested in finding out more about how DocuSign can help them close more deals faster using DocuSign Transaction Rooms integrated with zipForm should visit DocuSign.com/zipLogix. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management™. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals, and consumers have standardized on DocuSign, with more than 40,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network includes millions of users in 188 countries. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant electronic and digital signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Companies and individuals DocuSign to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, increase security and compliance, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, real estate, retail, and consumer goods to higher education, non-profit and others – as well as every business department, including sales, finance, operations, procurement, HR/staffing, legal, and customer support. For more information, visit  or call 877.720.2040. Visit the DocuSign blog at www.docusign.com/blog and follow DocuSign on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Copyright 2014 DocuSign, Inc. All Rights Reserved. DocuSign is a registered trademark of DocuSign, Inc., as are other names and marks. Other marks appearing herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. About zipLogix The zipLogix family of tech-savvy products are the recognized industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction management systems and is available to more than 884,000 real estate professionals. zipForm® is the Exclusive and Official forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. zipLogix also offers relay®, the web-based transaction management system. zipLogix provides transaction solutions to real estate professionals that enhance the value of services they deliver to their clients while improving productivity and efficiency. zipLogix, a subsidiary of Real Estate Business Services, Inc. (REBS), is a joint venture between REBS and the National Association of REALTORS®. zipLogix is also a proud Partner in NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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New API Functionality Improves the Transaction Process for Real Estate Agents
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Lone Wolf Adds New Partnerships in the Forms and eSignatures Space to Their Front Office Platform
  CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, September 9, 2014 – Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the industry leader in real estate solutions and services, announces partnerships with forms and eSignature providers FormsRus and DealTap. These partnerships expand Lone Wolf's foothold in the transaction management space. The new partnerships allow Lone Wolf clients on the WOLFconnect front office management platform to have single sign-on to their accounts with FormsRus or DealTap. Single sign-on is the first step in a plan to deliver deeper data integration. Lone Wolf, known for single point of entry real estate systems, is strategically selecting forms and eSignature platforms to integrate with its loadingDOCS transaction management solution. loadingDOCS handles the submission, approval and storage of transaction documents, and is accessible through WOLFconnect. "There are a number of companies in the forms and eSignature space in the real estate industry," says Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf. "In an effort to eliminate siloization of data and enhance the data pipeline for our clients, we're selecting partners in the forms and eSignature space to improve efficiency within our clients' operations. These partnerships reinforce the value of the Complete Enterprise Solution and help grow our presence as the leader in brokerage solutions." Single sign-on functionality enables users to enter one set of login credentials to access more than one system or program, reinforcing the value of seamless integration within the Complete Enterprise Solution and among partnerships with third parties. DealTap recently signed a licensing deal with the Ontario Real Estate Association and works with a number of real estate brokerages across Canada, while FormsRus has a strong presence in the United States real estate market. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with almost 10,000 offices utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solutions is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information, please visit www.lwolf.com.
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Realty Commander Transaction Management Now Features DocuSign Integration
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TRIBUS Announces DocuSign Integration, Along with Other New CRM Updates
Chicago, IL, August 01, 2014 -- TRIBUS is excited to announce new updates to its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, including a recent integration with the leading electronic signature platform, DocuSign. In addition, updates to calendar features and email marketing functionalities make TRIBUS CRM as seamlessly integrated as ever. "We're beyond excited to be working with DocuSign from directly within TRIBUS CRM," says TRIBUS Director of Strategy Eric Stegemann. "This integration is going to make agents' and brokerages' lives easier by leaps and bounds and we couldn't be more thrilled to play a role in that." After purchasing Cartavi last year, DocuSign became the most efficient and secure way to send and receive important documents. In the on-the-go culture of real estate agents, being able to cut out unnecessary steps of the paperwork process is a key component to any brokerage's success. TRIBUS is thrilled to be able to offer its clients an easy-to-use DocuSign integration directly within the CRM. Having the best of task management capabilities with the ease of electronic documentation all in one convenient location ensures that agents' time is used efficiently. "It's exciting to be the very first CRM to connect directly into the DocuSign transaction room," says TRIBUS Director of Client Projects Katie Ragusa. "Now there's one fewer outside system for real estate professionals who use the TRIBUS CRM to have to log in to." In addition to the DocuSign integration, TRIBUS is excited to offer a new drag-and-drop email builder to make creating email marketing campaigns a cinch. The email marketing module allows users to choose between three types of campaigns, including text only, HTML and a builder that makes it easy to drag and drop to create your own look and feel. "Email marketing really is an integral piece of any marketing plan, so we're very excited to introduce these enhancements to our clients," explained Rachel Rusnak, TRIBUS' Director of Marketing. "Sadly, many real estate professionals sacrifice valuable relationships by falling out of touch with prospective and past clients, but email marketing is a great tool to ensure that doesn't happen." In order to keep real estate agents focused and organized, TRIBUS did an overhaul to its calendar functionality, which allows team members to easily share meetings and appointments amongst colleagues. Agents can pin tasks and view a full-page calendar broken down month-by-month. "We look forward to having our clients work within the CRM with these new and exciting updates and hope we can continue to make their lives easier," Stegemann concludes.
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COMING SOON! Realty Commander Welcomes DocuSign and Zillow
Realty Commander is proud to soon be welcoming both DocuSign and Zillow as the newest members of their integrated vendor platform, which already includes Google Calendar and Contactually. Combining the powerful and easy-to-use features of Commander with the most widely used electronic signature service (DocuSign) and the largest real estate network on the web (Zillow) will further enable Realty Commander users to automate their real estate business, generate more leads, and save time. "Commander is taking the power of our real estate transaction management platform to new levels with these integrations," said Vincent Tinch, Director of InformationTechnology and Head of Product Support & Development. "Both DocuSign and Zillow – the leading service providers in their own markets – chose to team up with Realty Commander because of our exceptional functionality, and the opportunity to better provide for their customers." DocuSign Integration With more than 40 million users, DocuSign is the most widely used electronic signature service. Founded in 2003, DocuSign offers users the ability to e-sign on documentsfrom anywhere and from any device – smartphone, tablet, etc. Documents signed with DocuSign are encrypted, making them more secure than paper and maintaining a complete audit trail. With Realty Commander's integration of DocuSign, Commander users with an existing DocuSign account will be able to e-sign on all documents stored on the Commander platform. This will save users an enormous amount of time, as they will no longer have to wait for overnighting or faxing of documents needing signatures. Zillow Integration Founded in 2005, Zillow is the largest online real estate network, with information on more than 100 million houses across the United States, including homes for sale, homes for rent, and properties not currently on the market. Zillow Premier brings agents more buyers, more sellers and more business by supplementing website leads, referrals and repeat customers, and generating more traffic toyour brand and your listings. There are currently over 53K Zillow Premier Agents. With the integration of Zillow into Realty Commander, Commander users that are already Zillow Premier Agents will be able to have all their leads and contacts automatically loaded from Zillow into the Commander platform. This will provide instant access and organization of important contact information for your real estate business all on one platform, enabling you to be more productive, generate more leads and close more transactions. To view the original article, visit the Realty Commander blog.
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Form Simplicity eSign Adds Advanced Security and Email Tool Enhancements
ORLANDO, FL, May 30, 2014 – Form Simplicity has added Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) and password per signer features to its eSign tool, powered by GoPaperless. Real estate professionals who may have previously hesitated using electronic signatures for REO and short sale transactions now have the electronic signature security capabilities in Form Simplicity to meet strict electronic signature requirements set in place by banks and lenders. Tricia Stamper, Director of Technology Products at Florida Realtors®, states, "We are pleased to announce these new eSign enhancements available to Form Simplicity users around the country. We continue to provide users with the most advanced transaction and forms management tools they need and want." Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) is an advanced identity validation method to authenticate a user/signer by asking random questions selected from public and commercial information related exclusively to the signer. KBA is often a requirement by major banks and lenders to accept electronically signed documents for REO and short sale transactions. KBA is an optional feature in Form Simplicity's eSign product. Password per signer - While Form Simplicity still offers an optional session password feature; it now additionally offers the option to give individual signers a password. If a signer password is chosen, it will override the session password. Form Simplicity has integrated the options to use KBA and per signer passwords into the current flow of its Ultimate Edition. Form Simplicity's eSign tool meets all of the published Bank of America electronic signature requirements. The update release also includes new HTML formatted email templates, which are more user and device friendly, in addition to various enhancements to the application and UI. About Form Simplicity Form Simplicity serves the real estate industry by providing REALTORS® with an end-to-end, online real estate transaction solution for expediting real estate transactions while eliminating the need for paper transactions. Form Simplicity gives real estate professionals the tools to create, manage, share and store transactions digitally for on-the-go, paperless transactions. Users also have the capability to create and edit transactions on mobile devices. Form Simplicity is currently available nationwide to associations, MLS systems and brokerage firms, providing a cost-effective, paperless application to help real estate agents and brokers integrate their transaction processes through online automation and paperless solutions. Form Simplicity is supported by Tech Helpline, the real estate industry's most-widely used technical support team. Form Simplicity and Tech Helpline are services provided by Florida Realtors® based in Orlando, Fla. Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 127,000 members in 63 boards/associations.
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DocuSign Gains Momentum with Transaction Management Features for Brokers
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REALTORS® Set All-Time Record Using Electronic Signature Software to Sell Homes
London, Ontario – April 4, 2014 – Authentisign usage is accelerating at a blistering pace into the Spring selling season across North America. Instanet Solutions reported that an all-time record number of residential real estate transactions in March were executed using its ESIGN-compliant Authentisign service. According to Q1 2014 usage statistics announced today, there was a 73% increase in the number of signings created compared to Q1 2013 with nearly 300,000 signings generated in March alone. The utilization numbers reveal the exponential growth of Authentisign-based electronic signatures in real estate over the last several years with no sign of slowing down as real estate markets continue their recovery. Real Estate professionals are embracing technologies that help list and sell houses faster and more efficiently. Electronically signing housing contracts is now the fastest growing software application in the sector, as more and more REALTORS® are adding e-Signing as a “must have” feature to their real estate practices. “More and more REALTOR® Associations, large brokerages and MLSs contact us about offering e-signatures as a core-benefit,” according to Martin Scrocchi, President and CEO of Instanet Solutions, the parent company of Authentisign. “The growth of this technology is completely market-driven, because brokers, agents, and their customers want to have the convenience and ease of e-signature solutions while also knowing they are using a secure system that does not share, take ownership of or sell information input to “third parties.” Most importantly, users and consumers need to be able to sign and close deals fast, confidentially and securely. That's exactly what Authentisign does.” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Mapes added, “Authentisign allows users to access a secure website using a specially created identity to access and review contract documents. They simply click to legally and securely sign documents when “invited” through email. After everyone has signed they automatically receive a final executed document with all required signatures.” “What makes Authentisign unique is that it can be completely integrated with their standardized real estate forms and contracts,” continued Mapes. “If an agent is using our forms software, Instanet Forms, they don't have to create signing blocks every time they start a new deal. Using Authentisign's unique auto-fill template feature there is no faster way to create, distribute and esign documents, anywhere.” Electronic signatures have been legal since 2000 when Congress enacted the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“ESIGN”) and was signed into law by President Clinton. About Instanet Solutions: Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™,  InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its services can be found at at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Michigan Association of REALTORS® License Real Estate Forms to Instanet Solutions
Lansing, MI and London, Ontario – February 12th, 2014 – The Michigan Association of REALTORS® (MAR), the state's largest professional real estate organization, announced today a licensing agreement with Instanet Solutions for its online real estate forms. The agreement grants Instanet the ability to display MAR real estate forms so MAR members can easily collaborate with buyers and sellers electronically, including the ability to send documents for signatures using the ESIGN-compliant software known as Authentisign™. According to Carol Griffith, MAR's 2014 President, "We are pleased to expand our forms licensing so our members will be able to access them through additional channels. We want to encourage our members to always use the most up-to-date version of MAR's forms, and this new license with Instanet guarantees that will be the case." Ms. Griffith added, "Local associations, MLSs, brokerages and individual members will be able to access not only MAR's online forms, but will have the opportunity to consider cloud storage, faxing, and eSignings, giving them options in the marketplace to make listing and selling property easier." In a statement issued by Martin Scrocchi, Instanet Solutions President and CEO, "Instanet has been serving a large portion of the 23,000 REALTORS® in Michigan throughout our 24 years in business. We have enjoyed a great partnership with RealComp II Ltd., the state's largest MLS, for many years. Our company also is privileged to work with MiRealSource, a top broker-owned MLS in Michigan, as well as Associations in Bay County, Flint, Greater Lansing, Midland and Saginaw." Scrocchi went on to say, "Instanet continues to provide a high level of service and innovation in Michigan, and we are excited to be working officially with MAR. This new licensing agreement gives us the opportunity to showcase and expand our cutting-edge paperless technology to even more REALTORS®. We remain dedicated to providing the best in class services as MAR's members work at home, in the office or on the road through our 24/7 access to forms, transactions management, e-signatures, cloud storage and broker document review tools." About MAR The Michigan Association of RELATORS® is the state's largest professional real estate trade association, dedicated to serving more than 23,000 members across the state. Headquartered in Lansing, MAR is an integrated communications force for the profession, with the role of being the collective voice for real estate for its members. For more information, please visit www.mirealtors.com. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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DocuSign Applauds FHA’s Progressive New eSignature Requirements for Lenders
SAN FRANCISCO, CA –– January 31, 2014 – DocuSign joins the rest of the United States real estate industry in applauding the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Office of Single Family Housing's expansion of lender authority to accept electronic signatures on documents associated with mortgage loans. The publication of Mortgagee Letter 2014-03 is the latest in a series of promised changes to advance eSignature acceptance on FHA-backed mortgages – making it easier, faster, more convenient, and secure than ever to close home loans with DocuSign. FHA's new policy complements and improves upon its earlier policy Mortgagee Letter 2010-14 – which was developed in close partnership with DocuSign – that only allowed for eSignatures on third party documents such as purchase and sale contracts and others not controlled by lenders. Today's Mortgagee Letter 2014-03 encourages eSignatures on origination, servicing, and loss mitigation documents, as well as FHA insurance claims, REO sales contracts, and related addenda. The terms of Mortgagee Letter 2010-14 will continue to stand as well, so real estate professionals can work with confidence that eSignature acceptance is expanded to include a broader range of mortgage documents. "FHA's broader acceptance of eSignature for mortgage lenders is a great step forward for brokers, agents, lenders, and their clients," said Ken Moyle, chief legal officer, DocuSign. "DocuSign is pleased to have helped shape this progressive legislation on behalf of our customers and partners. As the real estate industry standard for eSignature, DocuSign helps mortgage companies comply with all FHA eSignature requirements." In a newsletter issued yesterday (FHA INFO #14-05), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stated, "The eSignatures policy announced today will help streamline the origination process and help reduce document submission timeframes for borrowers seeking options to avoid foreclosure," removing barriers to close one of the most important documents individuals and couples will ever DocuSign – a mortgage. The new FHA policy opens technology and innovation to facilitate and accelerate transactions with, for, and by mortgage lenders. It does not change the current process in which real estate professionals DocuSign purchase and sale agreements and other real estate documents. As the real estate industry leader for eSignature and transaction management, DocuSign helps mortgage companies comply with all of the new criteria set forth in Mortgagee Letter 2014-03, including: Associating an eSignature with the Authorized Document: Documents must be presented to the signer before an eSignature is obtained and the eSignature must be attached to, or logically associated with the document. ESIGN Act Compliance: eSignature technology used must comply with all the requirements of the ESIGN Act, including those related to disclosures, consent, signature, presentation, delivery, and retention. Intent To Sign: The mortgagee must be able to prove that the signer certified that the document is true, accurate, and correct at the time signed. Single Use of Signature: Mortgagees must require a separate action by the signer, evidencing intent to sign, in each location where a signature or initials are to be applied. Authentication: The mortgagee must confirm the identity of the individual(s) signing by authenticating data provided by the individual with data maintained by an independent source. Attribution: Mortgagees must maintain evidence sufficient to establish that the electronic signature(s) is attributed to the individual(s) purported to have signed. Credential Loss Management: Mortgagees must leverage an eSignature system that ensures the security of all issued credentials. Integrity of Records: Mortgagees must ensure that documents signed electronically cannot be altered. Record Retention: Mortgagees must maintain origination case binders in hard copy or electronic format for a period of two years. Companies interested in learning more about DocuSign's eSignature platform for real estate may visit www.docusign.com. About DocuSign Inc. DocuSign®, The Global Standard for eSignature®, is the leader in eSignature transaction management. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals, and consumers are standardizing on DocuSign, with more than 60,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network includes users in 188 countries. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040.
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DocuSign Names Citrix Exec Gordon Payne As Chief Operating Officer
SAN FRANCISCO — DocuSign, The Global Standard for eSignature®, announced that Gordon Payne will join the company in the new role of chief operating officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Keith Krach. Payne brings more than twenty-five years of general management and operations experience in enterprise software, mobile and cloud infrastructure to DocuSign. "We're thrilled to have Gordon join DocuSign's high performance team as COO," said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. "With rapid adoption of DocuSign across industries, departments, and international markets, Gordon's deep operations experience will help us continue to scale to bring the global standard for eSignature and transaction management efficiently to more organizations worldwide." "I'm pleased to join such a dynamic, hyper-growth company that's providing value to so many businesses – big and small – across so many industries and geographies," said Payne. "I'm proud to be joining a team with such passion for the customer experience, dedication to customer success, and deep bench strength at every level of the organization." Gordon has extensive career success spanning more than twenty-five years across enterprise software, mobile, cloud and networking infrastructure. He joins DocuSign after nine years with Citrix where he managed their largest division and transformed the company from a single product to multiple businesses while growing the company from hundreds of millions to more than $2.5B in revenue. During this time with Citrix, Gordon helped drive, onboard and integrate many of their more than 40 acquisitions around the globe. Gordon joined Citrix through their acquisition of security start-up Net6, where Gordon served as CMO and CFO. Prior, Gordon spent more than 15 years at Nortel Networks including General Management roles of their Call Center/CRM and Enterprise Wireless businesses. While he started his career at Nortel as a programmer, he held leadership roles in sales, marketing, product and operations, and had the opportunity to live and work in North America, Europe and Asia. Gordon has an M.B.A. from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. DocuSign's legally binding, secure, SaaS-based platform allows consumers and businesses of all sizes and industries to collect information and sign documents online – eliminating the hassles, costs, and lack of security of printing, faxing, scanning, and overnighting documents to capture information and signatures. DocuSign helps companies automate and streamline their business processes to create better customer experiences and save money. Companies interested in learning more about DocuSign may visit www.docusign.com About DocuSign DocuSign®, The Global Standard for eSignature®, is the leader in eSignature transaction management. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals, and consumers are standardizing on DocuSign, with more than 60,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040.
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REALTORS® in Northern Virginia Go Paperless
Fairfax, VA & San Francisco, CA – November 9th, 2013 – The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR), one of the largest real estate trade associations in the country, and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide all NVAR members a unified paperless system for its members across the region. Every NVAR member will now have Instanet's complete product suite as a free member benefit. Instanet provides a full-featured transaction management system, which includes real estate forms and contracts, electronic signatures, document management, transaction management and internet faxing. The Authentisign electronic signature module is an ESIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution which is also FHA approved. "We have been honored to serve NVAR and their very large membership with our Instanet Forms module for years. It is gratifying to have earned their trust and expanded business with our total document management, online transaction collaboration and electronic signing system. NVAR is a major leader in the real estate vertical. We are humbled by their vote of confidence and look forward to serving them for many more years to come. Instanet is dedicated to innovation and delivering an easy-to-use but supercharged platform. So, this is a great fit and we couldn't be happier," says Martin Scrocchi, CEO & President of Instanet Solutions. Jon Wolford, NVAR's Chairman of Board added, "Our members have been fortunate to be able to use Instanet for years. Instanet and their products have given us the ability to provide greater member benefits and allowed our members to improve their businesses in many ways. We are excited to be able to work with Instanet in the years to come as we continue to move into an even more paperless world. The technology Instanet provides allows each and every one of our members to join in NVAR's commitment to being eco-friendly." About the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) was established in 1921 with about 40 members. NVAR has grown to about 10,000 REALTORS® who carry out an $11 billion real estate industry in a community of more than 2 million residents. A premier local association, NVAR is one of the hundreds of associations that comprise the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which boasts more than 1.1 million members. NVAR serves as The Voice For Real Estate in Northern Virginia and provides a variety of services to its members including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services, and more. The mission of promoting "the right to own, transfer and use real property" extends beyond Northern Virginia to serve a national and international community. NVAR assists struggling associations around the world, sharing knowledge about how the industry works in the U.S. with real estate leaders from Poland, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, and other areas. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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DocuSign and zipLogix Integrate to Streamline the Home Buying Process
SAN FRANCISCO and DETROIT--DocuSign® announced a new integration of the leading tools in the real estate industry – DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix – to streamline home buying and selling. The new integration unites the most powerful and widely used tools into one interface to allow real estate professionals to easily and more securely manage transactions digitally from start to finish while providing a superior experience for buyers, sellers, and other parties to a transaction. "The combination of DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix empowers agents to keep real estate transactions digital from offer to close to save time, money, and delight their clients" "zipLogix is pleased to expand our partnership with DocuSign to include this integration into Cartavi," said Walt McDonald, chair of zipLogix. "The integration of zipForm Plus into DocuSign and Cartavi illustrates how zipLogix is focused on bringing the best and most trusted tools to our customers." Through the integration, users of Cartavi and zipForm Plus can now easily and securely move forms from zipForm Plus directly into Cartavi with a single click. From zipForm Plus, users can access the integrated solution from a web browser on their desktop or laptop. From Cartavi, users can access the solution from a web browser on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device, or via the Cartavi app on their iPad or Android tablet. "As a REALTOR® who sees the value of technology in my business, I'm very excited that Cartavi and zipForms Plus have launched their integrated solution," said Jeremy Lehman, CTO of The Boutique Real Estate Group. "Using multiple apps to create and edit contracts, sign documents I create and receive from other agents, and store documents has been a cumbersome but necessary process to stay mobile. Now I can store documents and share them with all the parties involved in a transaction with Cartavi, use the forms that I count on for my business from zipLogix, and then send the contracts for my buyer and seller clients to DocuSign at their convenience, all in one place." "The combination of DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix empowers agents to keep real estate transactions digital from offer to close to save time, money, and delight their clients," said Glenn Shimkus, general manager of Cartavi, a DocuSign company. "Our integrated solution makes it easier, faster, and more convenient than ever for all parties to a transaction to get the deal done – anytime, anywhere, on any device." Cartavi was acquired by DocuSign in May of this year. DocuSign is the pioneer in cloud-based electronic signature, and is now accepted as the global standard by more than 50 million users and companies in 188 countries. DocuSign is the official and exclusive eSignature provider to the 1 million members of the National Association of REALTORS®, and the real estate industry's most widely used eSignature solution. DocuSign's real estate customers DocuSign billions of dollars' worth of transactions each month with integrations into a number of applications that enable secure, tamper-proof online transactions on the DocuSign Global Network. More information on DocuSign can be found at www.docusign.com. More information on Cartavi can be found at www.cartavi.com. About DocuSign Inc. DocuSign®, The Global Standard for eSignature®, is the leader in eSignature transaction management. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals and consumers are standardising on DocuSign, with more than 60,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. About Cartavi Cartavi is the leading document-sharing platform for real estate professionals. The collaborative, highly mobile, cloud-based solution allows everyone involved in a real estate transaction to securely manage, share and sign documents from any computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Cartavi helps real estate professionals across the United States and Canada to streamline the transaction process and improve the home purchase experience for consumers. For more information, please visit cartavi.com. About zipLogix The zipLogix family of tech products is the industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction tools that are used by more real estate professionals than any other real estate software program. zipForm® is the exclusive and official forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. zipLogix provides transaction solutions to real estate professionals that enhance the value of services they deliver to their clients while improving productivity and efficiency. For more information, please visit www.ziplogix.com.
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The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® Chooses Instanet Solutions Paperless System
London Ontario/Warwick Rhode Island, September 27th, 2013 - The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide all RIAR members the Instanet Forms service for its members across the entire state. Instanet provides a full-featured transaction management system, which includes real estate forms and contracts, electronic signatures, document management, transaction management and internet faxing. The Authentisign electronic signature module is an ESIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution, which is also FHA approved. "We are extremely excited to jointly announce our new relationship with RIAR. Their organization is committed to providing members with fresh technology aimed at streamlining the way they conduct real estate transactions. Our company is committed to innovation and delivering an easy-to-use yet supercharged platform. So, this is a great fit and we are thrilled," says Martin Scrocchi, CEO and President of Instanet Solutions. "One of the great things about providing InstanetForms to our members is that it will give them the choice of how much technology they want to use," says Susan Arnold, CEO of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®. "Because InstanetForms is part of a larger platform, including electronic signatures, document management and transaction management, members and companies will be able to choose to turn on the specific additional features they want." About Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® exists to facilitate members' ability and opportunity to conduct their business ethically and competently. We accomplish this mission by being the primary resource for members' education, communication, technology, legal information and services and by advocating the use and transfer of real property. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with approximately 400,000 licensed, paid, user accounts of their various real estate focused products – InstanetForms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™ Authentisign2Go™ and Authentisign™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at InstanetSolutions.com.
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DocuSign Trust Network™ Delivers Secure Platform for Global Business Transactions
SAN FRANCISCO, and ASPEN, Colo.--DocuSign, The Global Standard for eSignature®, announced the DocuSign Trust Network™, a suite of best-of-breed services to protect the authenticity, reliability, and security of all documents signed in the DocuSign Cloud. The DocuSign Trust Network builds on the company's industry-leading security to provide the most robust security, user identification and authentication for electronic transactions. As the world moves to the cloud, consumers and global enterprises are asking for more assurance than ever that their information, data, and documents are private and safe. The DocuSign Trust Network delivers proprietary security services developed by DocuSign and integrated leading third-party services to ensure transactions are secure, and recipients can be authenticated using the most appropriate method for the transaction. "Trust is the fundamental currency of the digital economy," said Tom Gonser, chief strategy officer, DocuSign. "Our customers – and their customers – count on DocuSign to perform mission-critical business transactions every day. If an app, site, or cloud service provider does not make safety, security, and reliability their top priorities, they will not survive the scrutiny of customers and stakeholders. The DocuSign Trust Network shows our commitment to making our platform the most trusted foundation for every business transaction." The DocuSign Trust Network ensures safe and secure cloud transactions with a suite of services: Identity Proofing Tools – Integrated services that allow initiators of transactions or senders of documents to verify the identity of recipients using several different options including knowledge-based authentication, phone authentication, one-time passwords, social authentication, and other account credential authorizations. Self-Reliant Documents – Documents generated by DocuSign are digitally sealed using industry standard digital certificate technology, making them tamper-evident and self-reliant so they can stand on their own outside the DocuSign eSignature transaction management platform. Secure Transaction History – DocuSign encrypts and makes all documents secure during the transaction, and stores an audit trail to capture every step throughout the process. Data collected includes IP address, email address, geo-location, time stamps, and ID proofing results. This information is collected for every action for every signer, and continues even after the transaction is completed. Digital Credentials – DocuSign has announced support for persistent digital credentials based on industry-standard X.509 certificates. Solutions include SAFE-BioPharma digital credentials used in the pharmaceutical industry, and the DocuSign Digital ID in partnership with ARX. DocuSign Identify Proofing API (ID/API) – Available in the DocuSign Fall '13 Release, the DocuSign ID/API will allow any approved third-party identity proofing service providers to make their identity proofing services available to users of the DocuSign Cloud. This way leading identity proofing tools can be easily used in any transaction in the DocuSign Cloud without custom integration. "DocuSign's commitment to safety, security, and reliability for its entire stakeholder ecosystem shows that it prioritizes trust in every customer interaction," said David Horsager, author, The Trust Edge. "DocuSign is the leader in electronic signatures because it balances the highest level of security for its clients with delivering unchallenged speed and ease of use. Users should have absolute confidence in the technology when they 'DocuSign' any document or transaction." "We invested more than $100 million in our eSignature transaction management platform, and continue to prioritize innovations that build trust at every stage of the business transaction," commented Tom Pageler, chief information security officer, DocuSign. "Consumers, individual professionals, and businesses of every size and industry can be completely confident of the privacy and safety the DocuSign Trust Network brings to their data, documents, and transactions." The DocuSign Trust Network runs as a core component of the company's eSignature transaction management platform infrastructure. This includes DocuSign's SSAE 16 examination, which had no exceptions for the third year in a row, as well as the company's ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification as an information security management system and TRUSTe certification. DocuSign's solution is fully compliant with ESIGN, UETA, ETSI, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), CFR21 part 11, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as both a merchant and a service provider. Learn more about how DocuSign provides a secure platform to support trust at http://trust.docusign.com. About DocuSign Inc. DocuSign® is the leader in eSignature transaction management and the global standard for eSignature. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals and consumers are standardising on DocuSign, with more than 60,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network includes more than 40 million users in 188 countries. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040.
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eSignDashboard App Makes Going Paperless Easy
Escondido, CA - GoPaperless, Inc., the developer of eSignDashboard, has just released the latest update for iPad users. eSignDashboard 2.0 is an all-in-one business app that not only lets busy professionals go mobile, but has all the tools they need to go paperless, as well. The app lets users create or import documents, and edit, annotate, and share them, all without a single sheet of paper. Users can also securely sign important docs with a tamper-proof biometric signature. In this update, the app receives a makeover in the form of a more user friendly and professional looking user interface. Other important updates include improved pinch and zoom, resize/edit signature annotation at the bottom of pages, and enhanced two finger scroll for draw annotation. eSignDashboard 2.0 Features Include: eAnnotate - Easily annotate documents eSign - Create a secure, biometric signature eFax - Electronically send or receive faxes in the app eDocs - Organize your files in one place Users can now sign documents with the secure signature pad. This feature allows for an actual, handwritten signature, which is tamper-proof when the document is saved outside the app. The signature pad also protects other areas of the document from accidental markup by stray fingers. The eAnnotate feature allows users to quickly annotate docs on the fly. Annotation tools include text, signature, date stamp and drawing tools. When docs are complete, the app allows for faxing via the REDfax service. Return faxes are received in the user’s email, and can simply be opened in the eSignDashboard app. eDocs serves as the user's "Home Base." This is where they create folders and import documents. Folders can be sorted by name, file size or type, or date modified so everything is organized exactly the way users like them. eSignDashboard 2.0 was designed for business professionals, teachers, or anyone who wants to take their business mobile and paperless. It's paperless made easy. About GoPaperless, Inc GoPaperless Solutions is a hi-tech company delivering the latest in totally paper-free business computing solutions, backed by leading edge service and support with our global ecosystem in mind. GoPaperless Solutions provides innovative software solutions such as eSignDashboard, Real Estate Dashboard and eSignOnline for the paperless professional in a variety of industries including real estate, insurance, automotive, finance, healthcare, and field service. Device Requirements: iPad Requires iPhone OS 4.3 or later 8.4 MB Pricing and Availability: eSignDashboard 2.0 is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business, Productivity category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request. eSignDashboard 2.0 Purchase and Download Screenshots and App Icon CONTACT Prabakar Mahalingam Media Contact for GoPaperless, Inc [email protected] 858-429-7999
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DotLoop Further Penetrates the Bluegrass State, Powering Five New Real Estate Offices
05/18/2011– REALTORS® throughout Kentucky are committed to simplifying the lives of home buyers and sellers by leveraging technology for simpler transactions. In response to this commitment, DotLoop, the collaborative workspace for real estate is powering five new offices in addition to adoption success by REALTOR® Association members of the Bluegrass State. Kentucky REALTOR® Associations powered by DotLoop have achieved more than 75 percent adoption by their members. These real estate agents recognize DotLoop as a necessary platform for their business as a means of completing deals faster, with more transparency and efficiency. With today's home buyers and sellers constantly connected with various technology, REALTORS® require a solution that's as convenient as it is effective. DotLoop's unique "Version-Now" technology breaks the barriers of traditional real estate transactions by encompassing document sharing, adjusting and electronic signatures. Contrary to eSignature and file-sharing software that relies on PDFs, DotLoop's collaborative workspace makes online transactions more transparent as all parties work from the most recent version of a document at all times. Many of today's home buyers and sellers communicate with that same transparency on a daily basis through online shopping and banking, using smart phones and tablets to facilitate instant and virtually limitless connectivity. Performing entire transactions online eliminates the need for agents and their clients to travel across town or chase down a fax machine to acquire signatures. Therefore, each party saves immeasurable time throughout their day as they complete transactions online in real time. Home buyers and sellers expect and demand simplicity without having to budget their time around a transaction. "By using a contract-based system that employs electronic signatures, I am able to just shoot things off and not be concerned with all the paper," said Heather Shaw, REALTOR® with Sibcy Cline. "It helps with organization and the ability to serve clients." As technology continues to flourish in the emerging marketplace, REALTORS® with the right technology solution will provide a higher level of return and customer satisfaction over those who do not. The Kentucky real estate offices and associations currently adopting DotLoop are enabled to meet the needs of home buyers and sellers. With 75 percent adoption among the Kentucky REALTOR® associations that offer DotLoop as a member benefit, indicates a growing demand and acceptance for technology solutions in real estate that work. The growth in users has allowed DotLoop to flourish in the Bluegrass State as a leading provider of transactions solutions to individual real estate offices and REALTOR® Association members as well. The continued growth is a testament to Kentucky agents, as well as those across the country, to simplify the home buying and selling process to better serve their clients. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a collaborative workspace where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents. As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally – addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.  
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The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® Chooses Instanet Solutions for Paperless Platform
Cupertino, CA and AUSTIN, TX – May 10th, 2011 – The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® (SILVAR) and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide all SILVAR members the Authentisign™ e-signature service and the DocBox™ document management service. The agreement will also provide members with DocBox2Go™, the mobile version of DocBox. The fully integrated InstanetForms module of the Instanet Solutions platform is already a member benefit. Authentisign is an E-SIGN and UETA (Uniform Electronic Transaction Act) compliant signature solution that is FHA-approved. Authentisign allows users to have virtually any document electronically signed, whether that document was originally in electronic or paper form. Real estate documents can be loaded into the system whether they were created in InstanetForms or another forms program. Documents can be uploaded, emailed in and efaxed in, if only a paper document is available. "SILVAR is committed to providing current and valuable tools to its members," says Joe Kazzoun, vice president of business and product development at Instanet Solutions. "Providing its members a complete paperless business solution is a demonstration of that commitment." "We are excited to roll out these new tools to our members," says Paul Cardus, executive officer of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors®. "It gives our members a single system they can use to manage their transactions from listing agreement or purchase offer to close." The DocBox service will include the new Broker Compliance Manager, a tool that helps brokers perform file review online and ensure the legal compliance of those files. Silicon Valley Association of Realtors®: The Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) is a professional trade organization representing over 4,500 REALTORS® and Affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. SILVAR promotes the highest ethical standards of real estate practice, serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners, and represents the interests of property owners in Silicon Valley. About Instanet Solutions: Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with approximately 390,000 licensed, paid, user accounts of their various real estate focused products – InstanetForms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™ and Authentisign™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com. Instanet Solutions Contact:Joe KazzounVP, Business & Product Development(512) [email protected] SILVAR Contact:Paul CardusExecutive [email protected] Learn more about Instanet Solutions.
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DotLoop Powers 23 New Michigan Real Estate Offices to Meet the Demand of Today’s Buyer and Seller
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Ruling: Online Application with e-Signature Qualifies as Written Rejection of Insurance Coverage
Ken Moyle, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, provides commentary on a recent ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court, affirming the lower court's granting of summary judgment in favor of GEICO, upholding the applicability of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act ("UETA") to a waiver of minimum medical coverage. Ken comments: The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed an order from the lower court granting summary judgment and dismissing a claim for medical benefits under an automobile insurance policy on the grounds that an electronically generated record containing an electronic signature meets the requirement that a rejection of no-fault coverage be "in writing" under Arkansas law. Barwick v. Government Employee Insurance Co., Inc., 2011 Ark. 128 (2011). When the appellant's wife purchased insurance coverage online with GEICO, she did not select coverage for medical benefits. Subsequent to that purchase, the appellant, a named insured on the policy, was involved in an accident and presented a claim for medical expenses, which GEICO denied. GEICO claimed the rejection of coverage was valid under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), found in Arkansas Code Annotated sections 25-32-101 to 120 (Repl. 2002 & Supp. 2009). The circuit court granted GEICO's motion for summary judgment, ruling that the online rejection of coverage and electronic signature satisfied the statutory requirement for a rejection of medical coverage to be in writing under the Arkansas Code. The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed, holding that there was no conflict between the insurance statute and the Arkansas UETA statute and that read together, they mean that an electronic record fulfills the requirement of a written rejection of coverage. The UETA was intended to apply to all statues that require a writing or a signature. We rarely get to see case law that is so directly on point, since it is rare to have a case get to an appeals court that disputes the meaning of such a straightforward statute as the UETA. Some industries, such as the insurance industry, and government agencies believe that the UETA and the ESIGN Act apply to everyone but them, that some particular aspect of their governing rules excludes them from coverage of the overlay statutes. This has been observed in the insurance industry. This ruling makes clear that the statute means what it says. Click to access a copy of Barwick v. Government Employee Insurance Co., Inc., 2011 Ark. 128 (2011) Read the original article blog post.. Learn more about DocuSign.
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Georgia Real Estate Professionals Join the Movement with DotLoop’s Collaborative Workspace
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DotLoop Powers 30 New Real Estate Offices in 14 days in South Texas
South Texas real estate professionals are among the growing number of DotLoop users across the country. With 30 new real estate offices adopting the independent collaborative workspace in two weeks, South Texas agents are committed to simplifying transactions for themselves and their clients. "DotLoop has immeasurably improved my business, especially by helping make me more efficient. My clients love the convenience, and it's another cog in the machine of my business that allows me to give the type of client-focused service my clients have come to expect," said REALTOR®, Terronald Logan of Austin, Texas. Many of today's home buyers are technologically proficient with mobile connectivity at their fingertips. With technology transcending every façade of their lives, it's become natural for them to look to the Internet for a home. DotLoop's collaborative workspace gives agents the necessary platform to connect with home buyers exactly how they want – using the speed and efficiency of the internet with the professional expertise of a real estate agent. With DotLoop's "Version-Now™" sharing technology, documents can be adjusted and electronically signed, helping agents and clients complete deals with transparent communication. Amidst the sprawl of Texas, agents and their clients will reduce, if not eradicate, drive time once needed to acquire signatures. With certain areas of South Texas boasting longer-than-average commute times -- relative to other regions of the U.S. -- the time savings accrued from using DotLoop will improve an agents productivity by allotting more individual attention to clients. The changing landscape of the home buyer's market indicates an immediate need to incorporate technology solutions into one's business. DotLoop users are taking stance and acting on that need. In the wake of a struggling real estate market, many agents and brokers are experiencing trouble reaching a generation of reluctant, yet tech-dependent home buyers. A 2010 study by Aberdeen group states, "Fifty-nine percent of high-tech companies indicated that the current economic climate has played a prominent role in the organization's need to improve the effectiveness of sales representatives and enrich the leads in a sales pipeline." Aberdeen Group goes on to report, "Users of electronic signatures were 50 percent more likely to show improved customer renewal rates, 41 percent more likely to reduce proposal errors and 18 percent more likely to shorten sales cycles." While buying and selling homes is more involved than other commodities, the growing demand for an electronic solution such as DotLoop remains consistent with other industries. The collaborative workspace eliminates the "choke holds" of typical real estate transactions that unnecessarily extenuate the home buying process. With supporting statistics from credible sources such as the Aberdeen Group indicating the need to move towards a technological solution, real estate professionals can't afford to be reluctant to change. South Texas agents are already discovering that using DotLoop's collaborative workspace meets the demands of their clients, while also making their jobs simpler. DotLoop's expansion continues into Manhattan, Upstate New York, Northern Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and more during the month of April. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a collaborative workspace where any real estate agent can share and electronically sign transaction documents. As the leading provider in collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve and electronically sign documents digitally – addressing the challenges of security, efficiency and overhead costs in today's real estate industry. For more information about DotLoop, please click here.  
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Utah Real Estate Agents Provide Efficient and Secure Transactions with DotLoop
CINCINNATI, the first online collaborative workspace for real estate professionals continues its national rollout into Utah. As an all-encompassing platform, DotLoop is designed to increase efficiency in real estate negotiations and transactions; providing real estate agents the collaborative workspace needed to close more deals and change lives. The industry specific, independent workspace brings agents and clients closer together with greater transparency; simulating a transaction experience equivalent to working at the same table.  With both parties always in the “loop,” agents, buyers and sellers are able to share, adjust and electronically sign documents from anywhere with Internet access. For years, the real estate industry has struggled to incorporate an online solution that encompasses all aspects of the negotiation and transaction process.  While other industries have leveraged technology to implement electronic signatures, file sharing and cloud computing, real estate remains consumed with traditional practices such as printing, faxing and physically signing documents. Real estate transactions absent of technology instill inefficient methods that make home buying frustrating and often times confusing for the homebuyer or seller. According to the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2010, only 57 percent of people who bought a home that year considered themselves very satisfied with the process. Contrarily, DotLoop’s collaborative workspace uses “Version-Now” technology to combat the inefficiencies that impair customer satisfaction.  Through “Version-Now” technology, agents and clients are always working from the current version and receive updates when changes have been made, making the process efficient and convenient. NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2010 states 50 percent of home sales were comprised of first-time homebuyers. Of those first-time homebuyers, the median age was 30 years old. This particular demographic is one that embraces technology, thus agents and brokers must provide consumers with technology that facilitates efficient and secure solutions consistent with those used in every other aspect of their lives. Additionally, using electronic signatures is a more secure and validated process than the traditional alternative. With transaction ID’s on every page, all parties maintain a detailed record of activity. A 2010 study by the Aberdeen Group, said best-in-class companies using electronic signatures in transactions saw a 44 percent lead conversion rate, compared to 11 percent for laggard companies that failed to adopt electronic signatures. These numbers reflect the public’s demand for a simpler solution in the realm of buying and selling.  As for Utah-based real estate agents, it’s important to consider how these statistics reflect their success. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Utah was the fastest growing state in 2008 and the third fastest in 2010 in terms of population.  With more people relocating to and purchasing homes in the state, a collaborative workspace that encompasses all the aspects of real estate negotiations and transactions will better serve agents and their clients. As the Utah population continues to surge and clients become technology dependant, agents utilizing DotLoop are better prepared to sell more homes in less time. DotLoop continues its national expansion through the month of March, entering the regions of Virginia, West Virginia and South Texas. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure collaborative workspace where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.   For more information about DotLoop, please click here.  
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DotLoop Joins Prudential Real Estate in San Diego
The collaborative workspace for real estate professionals, DotLoop, is a preferred vendor at this year’s Prudential Real Estate Conference in San Diego, Calif., March 6-8.  This marks one in series of stops along DotLoop’s national expansion that began in January.   As part of the nationwide expansion, DotLoop has attended and sponsored leading real estate specific events such as Keller Williams Family Reunion and the Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference Series. The events have garnered the attention of top industry publications such as RIS Media and RE Technology. The notoriety has been integral to DotLoop’s growth as it exposes real estate professionals to the innovative platform where deals get done. DotLoop provides a collaborative workspace to shareand sign documents with the added convenience and security of electronic signatures.  Its design increases efficiency by allowing all parties in a transaction to collaborate seamlessly; thus eliminating cumbersome practices of traditional real estate such as printing, faxing and driving between appointments. DotLoop's collaborative workspace allows buyers, sellers and real estate agents to work together to close more real estate transactions in less time, as if they were all sitting at the table together. Both buying and listing agents are able to invite one another into a loop to collaborate in the negotiation and transaction process.   After a loop is initiated, either party can share, electronically sign or revise the documents pertinent to the transaction with DotLoop’s unique “Version Now” technology. “Version Now” always provides agents and their clients with the most recent version, rather than drafting several copies of the same document.   Once negotiations are complete, transactions are finalized using electronic signatures. When a deal is done, all parties can view a thorough record of transaction activity for improved accuracy and security. All parties in the Loop are notifid of real time activity on the transaction via text or email.    DotLoop continues its nationwide expansion with upcoming event appearances including the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference in Las Vegas, RETech South Conference in Duluth, Ga. and the NAR Mid Year Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.     About DotLoop   Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The collaborative workspace by DotLoop is a wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and electronically sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry. 
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DotLoop Joins Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion
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