Electronic and digital signature solution provider, DocuSign, has announced strategic partnerships with IBM, Deloitte Digital and Cisco to bring eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) to their ecosystems allowing customers, partners, suppliers and employees to authenticate documents and transactions digitally.
According to Aragon Research the DTM market will reach $30 billion in the next four years. Forrester Consulting also cites that nearly 85 per cent of IT and business decision makers have expressed a need for DTM. Piggybacking on the same, DocuSign is advancing digital trust across organizations especially C-Level executives who, DocuSign claims have digital transformation among their top three strategic priorities.
The partnership with IBM will make DocuSign API’s available through Bluemix which this offers customers and developers the chance to develop and embed eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) functionality within IBM’s Cloud platform, services and software offerings. This includes many of IBM’s 100 MobileFirst for iOS apps for banking, retail and telecommunications industries, helping them transact anything, anytime, anywhere, on any device securely. Working with IBM Cloud, DocuSign will be able to access 47 data centers across the globe which provide clients fast, easy and automated access to public, private and hybrid cloud services.
Inhi Cho Suh, General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions, says, “The transformation of any company, large or small, into the digital era is a methodical one that cannot be executed overnight. Cloud offers a way for companies to get started with digital in an agile way, quickly delivering tangible value as they step-up to long-term digital transformation. While companies might be moving assets to the cloud or leveraging near-real time technology to gather insights into what their employees worry about, there is an inherent analog issue when it comes to business processes that require authenticated signatures. This transformation is rapidly changing and through this strategic global partnership, IBM and DocuSign intend to help enterprises accelerate this process.”
Bringing competitive edge with Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital is combining DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management technology with its creative capabilities, technical expertise and industry knowledge to help companies under its banner realize the tangible business value from digital transformation efforts from the front to back office. Deloitte claims that Digital transformation is one of the critical themes it is working on and it is helping its clients be agile enough to innovate and disrupt their industries.
Andy Main, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte Digital’s Chief Executive, says, “One of the more sought-after capabilities is the ability to rethink how work gets done, with faster digitized business processes, workflow and electronic signatures. We see this happening across the entire business, and we’re working side-by-side with DocuSign to bring our clients the business processes they need in the future to give them a major competitive edge.”
Fuel to the Cisco Spark
DocuSign’s partnership with Cisco will integrate eSignature technology into Cisco’s business messaging and collaboration platform, Cisco Spark. This will make it possible for teams to use messaging, video calling and content sharing securely, while working on projects that require the secure signing of critical documents.
“My team is extremely passionate about making highly secure collaboration technology that is so simple to use, it fades into the background. We’re thrilled to integrate Cisco Spark and DocuSign because it eliminates complexity for users. It is one of many integrations we plan to make work life simpler, “ says Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Internet of Things and Applications Group.
In the case of IBM, apart form eSignatures and DTM, the partnership will look at a range of Business Process Services solutions to help increase accuracy, speed and compliance for customers in industries such as home mortgage origination and procurement. Users of IBM solutions for human resources and Enterprise Content Management are also expected to benefit from the integration.
With the partnership IBM, Deloitte and Cisco have joined FedEx, VISA, Salesforce, Mitsui, Comcast, Dell, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Intel, Microsoft and NTT Finance, among many others that are a part of the DocuSign Global Trust Network.