Andrew Egan
Andrew Egan, Director & IT Specialist at Adept IT

Regulatory and compliance

Is an echosign contract coverable?

I'm looking at Echosign at the moment as a simple way of getting all relevant stakeholders to sign off on documents. Would an echosigned contract be legally binding under business and contract law in Australia?

If you need a director to sign off, I can't see actual proof that person has signed off IS the actual person. 

Do you use Echosign for your forms and contracts? Have you been recipient of an echosign form?

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Phil Khor

Phil Khor , Founder at SavvySME

Hi Andrew, great question. I have heard about Echosign but haven't used it yet. I was interested in the answer too, so I posted this question to my network and Echosign responded "Yes, in Australia e-sigs have the same legal status as handwritten signatures. Read here for more info: adobe.ly/16jqZ9U"

I've also asked them to clarify regarding proof of director sign off, and post the answer here so that everyone in the community can see it. Sounds like a great option for SMEs if we can be assured of these questions.

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Phil Khor

Phil Khor , Founder at SavvySME

Hi Andrew,

Echosign's response: "You can choose who signs and specify the roles of stakeholders and determine which stage they need to sign." 

Also, "More info on proof of signature + custom doc. signature order + security measuresto identify signers. https://t.co/Lf7Tv0RtpY​"

LOL it would have been easier if Echosign is in here talking about these features, but hope this helps :)

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