DocuSign vs. Adobe Sign: Which is Right for Your Business?

By Chris Combs
Edit on March 23, 2020: Given the popularity of this blog article, we published an Ebook on this topic. Download it here

The right e-signature platform makes doing remote business easier, gives your company "green" status, and improves document security and administration. Adobe Sign and DocuSign are both leading electronic signature platforms. They have important differences, however - let's take a look and see which is best for your business.

What is DocuSign?

DocuSign deploys on the cloud and in the mobile space, making signing documents convenient regardless of location.

It offers a range of plans, starting from its Personal Plan for up to 5 signatures per month, all the way to the enterprise plans, with capabilities to support the Global 1000.

Using DocuSign, you can present a professional platform to signees on the fly. The company designed its user interface so that users can sign and manage documents anywhere. You get security with full encryption that is also tamper evident.

When using DocuSign, you also gain the advantage of a freemium and free trial option if you only need a few signatures per month.

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What is Adobe Sign?

With licenses available for up to 499 users, Adobe Sign is meant for large enterprise businesses. It can also work for small and midsize companies as well as nonprofits. You get good workflow management, an accessible user interface and you get document sealing and auditing along with the basic functionality of the platform.

Accessibility is a huge component of what makes the Adobe brand successful. If you already have an infrastructure of outside applications, you will be able to easily integrate Adobe Sign into your program. The UI works well in the cloud, and it has a mobile app as well.

Adobe Sign has a subscription service, but it does not have a freemium option. Its user license range is from 100 to 499, and it does not have an option for smaller companies, unlike DocuSign.

Which Should I Choose for My Business?

When it comes to Adobe Sign vs. DocuSign, you should first consider the needs of your company and the options that each solution provides.

  • Mobile Platform: DocuSign has a better mobile platform than Adobe Sign. If you are on the road getting signatures at events in real time, DocuSign will usually be your preferred option.
  • Security: DocuSign also slightly outpaces Adobe Sign when it comes to security for SMB. However, if you have a large scale enterprise to consider, Adobe Sign has a more expansive web of security.
  • Company Size: DocuSign is a great solution for small, growing, and enterprise level businesses since it offers flexibility in number of users starting with the freemium plan all the way up to enterprise options. AdobeSign is geared toward user licenses between 100-499, so is meant for a more specific size company.
  • Usability: Having an accessible user interface is important for your logistics. Difficulty getting the signatures you need can slow down your business. DocuSign has an interface that you do not have to be an expert to understand, which puts it ahead of Adobe Sign.

LinkSquares integrates seamlessly with both Adobe Sign and DocuSign, so no matter which solution you choose for your business your fully executed contracts will get uploaded automatically into your LinkSquares account.

Want to read an in-depth analysis of the similarities and differences between the two platforms? Check out our Ebook Adobe Sign vs. Docusign: Which is Better for Your Legal Team. 


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Updated 4/17/19

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