DocuSign at Kent State University
Digital Transaction Management with DocuSign
With the introduction of the DocuSign application, the process of routing documents for signature, approving requests, and tracking timeline progress is simpler and more efficient. Documents are signed and forwarded digitally and instantly, to reduce time and effort, and minimize the potential for lost paperwork.
To empower Kent State to send, sign, and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with a way to make every approval and decision digital.
Benefits of DocuSign
Its Secure: Approved by the ISO for use with confidential information when all security best practices are observed.
It's Fast and Efficient: eSignature reduces turn-around time, reduces manual staff labor, and provides the opportunity to increase efficiency.
Its Green and Sustainable: Processes can be completely paperless, cutting down on the need for storing copies, mail costs, and imaging.
It's Global and Available 24/7: Provides faculty, students, and staff a secure, effective, and fast way to sign and return documents anytime, anywhere in the world.
Properly obtained electronic signatures are acceptable for university business forms and documentation. Federal and state laws provide that electronic signatures have full validity under the law when obtained appropriately using compliant technologies, certifications, and authentications.
General acceptance of DocuSign signatures at Kent State University allows university business process owners and approval signers to set guidelines for accepting DocuSign signatures or routing in DocuSign workflows. Units and individual third-party signers have the option to use DocuSign when it is practical for them to do so and in accordance with University Policy and Procedure.