AssureSign eSignature 2019 Summer Updates


News & Updates

While you’ve been out enjoying barbeques, pool days, vacations, and other festivities in the hot summer sun, AssureSign developers have been hard at work building enhancements and fresh product features within our recently rolled out RESTful V3 API environment. When we built our V3 environment, we ensured all the functions you’re accustomed to—like eSign via Text Message, certified jotblocks, and our drag-and-drop UI—rolled over. However, we didn’t stop there! We designed V3 with the capacity to support future innovations and unique features, fueling a superior signing experience for both you and your customers.

Here’s four new electronic signature features you can start using now:

1. Static Links

What is it?

The new static link feature is an efficient method of making generic or commonly used forms available to multiple signers. Signers from everywhere and anywhere can utilize a generated link (URL) to complete the same document or packet of documents. It may be the same (static) link utilized for multiple signers to click on, but upon completion, each individual signing session is sent to you separately and stored independently in your AssureSign portal. And of course, each completed document of packet of multiple documents is accompanied by an audit trail, including the date, signer’s name, IP address, operating system, geo-coordinates, and other verifying information.

How to use it.

Static links can be enabled for most documents in the Simple Setup environment at no extra cost. Visit the AssureSign Knowledge Base Static Links article to learn how to enable static links along with special considerations when using the function. (Static Links article)

2. Two-Factor Authentication

What is it?

Two-Factor authentication is an additional way AssureSign users can verify their signers. After enabling the “SMS two-factor authentication support” setting in AssureSign, signing sessions will require signers to enter a unique code before they’re able to complete and sign their documents. The code is sent to the phone number you indicate for an individual signer. The signer can choose to receive their unique code via SMS/text message or a voice phone call when the phone number is associated with a mobile phone but must opt to receive it via a voice phone call when entering a landline number. The code is automatically matched with the signer via the AssureSign service. If the code is incorrect or not provided, the signer is unable to complete their documents.

How to use it.

Two-Factor authentication can be enabled by contacting your account manager. Read the Two-Factor article in the AssureSign Knowledge Base for more information. (Two-Factor article)

3. Instant In Person Signing

What is it?

Does your business often involve interacting with customers face-to-face? What about an HR department that requires forms to be completed in office? When enabled, instant in person signing immediately generates a signing link at the conclusion of your document and template set-up in Simple Setup. Signers can immediately begin completing and signing the document(s) utilizing the same computer or device.

How to use it.

You can begin utilizing instant in person signing immediately after enabling the feature in your AssureSign portal at no extra cost. Visit the In Person Signing article in the AssureSign Knowledge Base for instructions on how to activate the instant in person signing feature on your account today! (In Person Signing article)

4. eSign via Text Message in the U.K.

What is it?

It’s the same eSign via Text function you know and love, but now available in the U.K.! Empower your customers to sign documents by doing nothing more than reaching for the device in their back pocket! Whether your client’s in the U.S. or the U.K., you can utilize the only eSign via Text function native to an eSignature platform to receive completed documents back in five minutes of less.

How to use it.

If you’re currently utilizing AssureSign’s eSign via Text message feature to complete your document lifecycles in record time, you’re already set! Simply ensure you’re running the latest version of AssureSign and start sending documents via SMS/text today!

Want to double your document completion rates in half the time? Talk to your account manager about adding eSign via Text to your current AssureSign package!

Mike Chynoweth

Director of Software Engineering at AssureSign
Mike joined the AssureSign team as a developer in 2005. Now, Director of Software Engineering, Mike leads our development team by devising innovative and creative digital document signing solutions. When he’s not at work, you’ll likely catch him enjoying some of his favorite activities and hobbies: reading, hiking, gardening and growing vegetables and fruit, or enjoying time spent with his children.
Mike Chynoweth