Here are a few key advantages to eSignatures for mobile.
Verify that your signers know they will be signing a legal agreement electronically.
For an electronic signature to be binding, a signer must actually intend to sign the contract electronically. This is consistent no matter where you are signing from! Luckily, with click-to-sign eSignatures, electronic signing is just as legal from your mobile device as it is from your laptop.
Provide records of eSignatures to signers no matter what.
eSignatures should be tracked after signing is complete in order to keep track of the contract itself, the date, the method used to apply the eSignature, authentication measures, and an audit trail. Signatures accessible via mobile are tracked as soon as the signature is accepted. You can’t automate that type of recordkeeping with a paper contract. All signers should receive a copy of the electronic record as well. t
Even on the go, eSignatures are valid. No squiggly black lines needed.
The E-Sign Act defines “electronic signature” as “an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.” There is no requirement by E-SIGN or UETA that an eSignature look like a pen-to-paper signature. In fact, a federal court in 2013 determined that a clickwrap signature did in fact meet the requirements set forth in E-SIGN to be a legally binding eSignature. The convenience of accessing eSignatures from a mobile device, or alternate device just add to the sleekness of eSignatures: there for you no matter what your day entails.