Number 1: Juro
Juro is an all-in-one contract automation platform that offers users the ability to not only sign, but also create, review, negotiate, manage, and renew contracts in one unified workspace. Whilst many DocuSign alternatives focus solely on increasing efficiency at the point of signing, Juro seeks to help visionary legal counsel and the teams they enable to agree and manage contracts more efficiently throughout the contract lifecycle, not just at eSignature stage.
This end-to-end functionality means that DocuSign actually has fewer features than Juro, since DocuSign lacks features such as a rich text editor, natural language Q&A, approval workflows and in-depth insight into contract analytics. Therefore, if you are looking for an alternative to DocuSign that can add value at every stage of the contract process, Juro is naturally a better and more comprehensive choice than DocuSign and most other eSignature companies.
|Convenient, real-time editing that allows users to leave comments, collaborate on and make instant edits to a live contract.||Slightly more expensive|
|Automated workflows that empower business and sales teams to self-serve on standard contracts using templates provided by legal||It may have a learning curve with the additional features it provides|
|Advanced functionality, including external and internal commenting, custom branding, conditional logic and a real-time dashboard to ensure no contract falls through the cracks||Advanced functionality might prove unnecessary for businesses that only need to sign contracts electronically|
Number 2: Adobe Sign
Offered as part of Adobe’s large portfolio of business apps, Adobe sign is an online, cloud-based eSignature solution that enables users to view, send and sign PDFs online. Customers favor Adobe Sign for its fast, convenient and reliable electronic signature capabilities, as well as its trusted brand name.
However, there are various features that Adobe Sign doesn’t have that DocuSign and some others do, like customizable templates and certain popular integrations. If these are features that your business needs from an eSignature tool, then Adobe Sign may not be your first choice.
|High-profile integrations including Microsoft, making eSignatures on Word documents seamless||No custom branding for documents and templates, unlike DocuSign and other alternatives such as Juro|
|Similar useful features to Docusign, including templates, activities notifications and payments collection.||Missing some useful integrations, such as Greenhouse, Zapier and Slack|
|Capture legally-binding electronic signatures whilst creating a reliable audit trail.||Many essential features locked behind Enterprise plans, for example, CRM integrations and automated workflows.|
Number 3: HelloSign
HelloSign is a Dropbox company that promises a simple way to electronically request and add legally binding signatures to contracts and other documents. The popular eSignature solution provides a cost-effective option for basic signature requirements.
This DocuSign alternative offers a wide range of features, including but not limited to advanced conditional fields, and the ability to create document templates, making it a worthy alternative to DocuSign for business users that need a reliable eSignature solution at a relatively low cost.
|Offers templates and custom branding like DocuSign, allowing you to add character to your agreements||Metadata isn’t captured using HelloSign, so users will struggle to capture, search and audit contract dada.|
|Team management tools are available for enterprise plan users.||Lack of flexibility since HelloSign’s workflow is PDF-based, and trying to make simple changes and collaborate on legal documents is a manual process, particularly compared to more flexible and collaborative solutions like Juro.|
|Simple and straightforward solution to capturing legally-binding eSignatures.||No document editor or robust creation tool. Instead, you must use plug-in tools to connect HelloSign to Google Docs.|
Number 4: SignRequest
SignRequest is yet another cheap alternative to DocuSign. SignRequest’s eSignature software delivers a simple solution for businesses looking to capture legally binding electronic signatures. The user-friendly interface allows customers to upload files and create fields which can be easily moved using their drag-and-drop tool, just like DocuSign.
SignRequest’s low price point, lack of specialized tools and convenience makes it a perfect choice for teams looking for a basic eSignature product. However, it will probably not be suitable for teams that want to do more than just sign contracts.
|Free package for single users that process fewer 10 or less documents per month and don’t mind SignRequest’s branding on their documents.||Lacks additional features required to support business and legal teams throughout the rest of the contract process, such as the ability to use conditional logic, approval workflows, commenting and negotiation tools|
|Access to third party integrations including Zapier, Salesforce and Slack||Many useful features are locked behind Enterprise or Business plans, including payments collection and 24/7 support|
|Access to unlimited templates for Business plan users.||Different payment plans for different users and different plans (business plan) could prove to be expensive|
Number 5: SignNow
SignNow is a versatile alternative to DocuSign, since it is suitable for use in a wide range of different industries. However, it is particularly useful for gathering eSignatures on high-value forms, or within professions where signatures need to be fast and convenient.
SignNow is also hugely popular for its low price, as it offers features such as custom branding, bulk sending and fillable templates for a fraction of the price that other DocuSign alternatives do. In fact, SignNow has many of the same, basic eSignature features that DocuSign does, so is a great alternative for business users looking for a cheaper alternative and fairly basic functionality.
|Access to advanced features such as approval workflows and conditional logic available, but only with Enterprise plans||Lack of integrations, since SignNow does not integrate with Salesforce, Workday, Greenhouse or Zapier unlike most alternatives to DocuSign|
|Similar useful features to Docusign, including templates, renewal reminders, activities notifications and payments collection.||Far from a end-to-end contract workflow solution, since SignNow focuses on eSignature. For legal and business teams looking to streamline the entire contract management process, this is a weaker DocuSign alternative.|
|Highly affordable eSignature solution which is perfect for customers who only need to securely sign documents electronically.||No access to data and analytics, meaning customers will miss opportunities to extract and analyze valuable contract data|
Number 6: eSignly
eSignly is a popular choice for businesses that need stand-alone eSignature functionality and little more. It is renowned for being a fast, simple and affordable way to get documents signed, as well having a user-friendly interface.
Although it is fairly minimalist, eSignly is perfect for businesses seeking a low-cost electronic signature solution, and it also offers a unique pricing approach that enables multiple users within one team to have varied levels of access to suit their needs whilst staying connected on the platform. This means that administrators can purchase Business plan access, whilst other team members who require less access and functionality can stick with either the Pro plan, or the Free one. This flexibility is a stand-out feature for eSignly, as most DocuSign competitors will only offer a single rate for an entire team.
|Flexible pricing model that ensures businesses pay for what they need, and never more.||Unable to generate and edit documents, since eSignly is simply an electronic signature solution, without the capacity to support on other stages of the contract lifecycle|
|Straightforward product offering that promises fast and cost-effective electronic signature collection.||No document analytics or insights are available on eSignly, unlike some other alternatives to Docusign which support a data-rich contract repository and flexible data layers.|
|User-friendly interface, making eSignatures simple for all departments.||Lack of integrations, which prevents users from collecting eSignatures from through their favourite CRM platforms, for example.|
Number 7: SignEasy
SignEasy is yet another popular DocuSign alternative that offers legally-binding and fully compliant eSignature services across a wide range of file formats and devices. SignEasy users can benefit from features such as offline signature collection, advanced security features and a digital audit trail.
However, unlike DocuSign, the software doesn’t provide payment collection and users on a standard plan will be fairly restricted to the number of templates they have access to. This can be a major drawback for those that are unwilling to subscribe to a higher-paid plan, since some DocuSign alternatives offer unlimited templates, even on lower paid (or free) plans.
|Advanced security features including passcodes, fingerprint and FaceID authentication, as well as access to a detailed digital audit trail||Reusable templates are limited on SignEasy, and you can only upload more if you decide to pay for the Premium plan, instead|
|Legally-binding eSignature that is compatible with a wide range of different file formats||No access to data and analytics, unlike some DocuSign alternatives. However, DocuSign also lacks access to analytics and dashboards to help businesses gain insight into their contracts and processes|
|Convenient signing experience with offline electronic signature collection, access from all devices and various, core integrations (e.g Dropbox, GSuite ect)||Depending on the plan you are on, you can be quite restricted and might need to get a higher plan for more features|
Number 8: PandaDoc
Like Juro, PandaDoc is distinct from many other alternatives to DocuSign since it goes beyond basic eSignature functionality and offers a more comprehensive contract management solution instead.
On top of PandaDoc’s electronic signature capabilities, users can create documents, set up approval workflows and make internal comments on contracts, making it one of the most comprehensive contract workflow solutions on the market, and worth considering for business teams looking for more than just an eSignature tool.
Again, this kind of solution is great for businesses that are looking to move beyond DocuSign’s basic eSignature capabilities and find a product that can add value at all stages of a contract.
|Custom branding that allows businesses to add some personality to their legal documents.||Contract metadata isn’t captured, making it difficult to search within contracts for critical business details|
|Lots of templates. PandaDoc offers 400+ templates for customers to use.||Lacks some advanced functions that legal teams need, including natural language Q&A, conditional logic, custom table views and external negotiation tools|
|More extensive functionality than most DocuSign alternatives, since PandaDoc offers a rich media document editor, which can support business teams throughout the contract process, not just at signing.||Difficulties with formatting since some styling and formatting can be lost or distorted during the import and export processes|
Number 9: Eversign
Eversign is a popular cloud-based eSignature tool used by freelancers and companies alike as legal agreements are increasingly agreed remotely. Like many alternatives to DocuSign, eversign is designed to only deliver electronic signatures, not automate or streamline the entire contract process like Juro.
It is also known to have a slightly less intuitive interface than some other DocuSign competitors, which can make it a less popular option for users that value user experience. However, if your business needs a simple eSignature solution for a low cost, and user experience doesn’t bother you too much, eversign is a decent alternative.
|Custom branding is available, but only as part of the Enterprise plans||Inability to make edits in real time. If users want to make revisions to a contract, these must be made where the contract was originally created, and the eSignature process must start all over again|
|Renewal reminders to ensure that you never miss an important renewal date again||No access to contract data, such as revenue amounts and other important business data that can otherwise be retrieved using software like Juro|
|A simple way to sign electronically and close deals on the move, with signing on mobile available, just like most leading alternatives to DocuSign||Lack of flexibility is a key issue for users, as they are unable to add more field types to contracts, customise the messages signers receive and amend who is notified about signatures.|
Number 10: Signority
Signority is among the most basic eSignature solutions on the market, offering a very secure way to sign contracts electronically and keep an audit trail, but little more in terms of functionality.
Unlike some other solutions offered by DocuSign competitors, Signority is a far stretch from offering an end-to-end solution for the contract lifecycle, as the software doesn’t include a rich text editor, meaning that legal teams cannot negotiate or amend contracts within the platform. Users must do this where the contract was originally created instead, which can prove time-consuming for a scaling business.
If time is a problem for your business or legal teams, you may find more value in an end-to-end contract solution, instead.
|Some custom branding options are available with Signority, allowing users to add personal branding to the emails they want to send with signatures||Lack of integrations compared to DocuSign, as Signority can only be integrated with Zapier|
|High security features to protect documents and prevent tampering||Far from an end-to-end contract workflow solution, since Signority is a basic eSignature solution, not a purpose-built contract editor|
|Basic document audit trails that enable users to track document signature progress and ensure that transactions are fully valid||Can be time consuming since any amendments can only be done where the contract originated from|