Enterprises that use Nintex for SharePoint now have access to Nintex Sign powered by Adobe Sign.
It has extended capabilities of Nintex Sign to the enterprise customers using Nintex for SharePoint 2013, 2016 and 2019. Nintex and Adobe originally partnered up to bring native e-signatures to customers using the Nintex Process Cloud in January.
Nintex has also made updates to Nintex Sign, such as including the option to designate roles such as approver, acceptor, recipient, form filler or delegator. New authentication methods have also been added, including alphanumeric passwords, social sign-on, text messaging and knowledge-based authentication. Additionally, users can now send password-protected signed documents for increased security.
Other features added include URL redirection, which sends recipients to a specific site once they have signed or approved a document, and workflow triggers within Nintex Workflow Cloud. These will launch specified events once a document is created, sent, signed or approved.
According to Nintex CEO Eric Johnson, the ultimate goal with this release, and the partnership with Adobe Sign in general, is to increase speed and efficiency.
"Many processes are document-centric," he said. "A lot of time you have to stop in the middle and send packets of paper by mail. It's laborious, slow, and it's not tracked or secure."
Lisa Croft, group product marketing manager for document cloud at Adobe, added that in addition to external uses such as signing on new clients or accounts, the integration could be useful for internal uses as well.
"We've had a lot of success automating those internal processes, such as working with a contractor and getting a [nondisclosure agreement] signed," she said. "The power here is that the customer has the choice. They can automate all of these processes, on premises or in the cloud."
Croft also noted that at the end of the day, it comes down to money for customers.
"When we talk to customers about processes and signatures, a lot of times we talk about return on investment [ROI]," she said. "When you automate processes and reduce paper, it automatically makes things go faster. But to see a result of that effort is extremely important. The integration is ready to go, IT folks can get it set up quickly, and they can get that ROI quicker."