To remain competitive and relevant, every business, from multinational companies to SMBs, must conduct a comprehensive digital transformation. To help with this shift, DocuSign and Microsoft are introducing new integrations and features that will allow their mutual clients to draft, sign, and manage contracts in the cloud from virtually anywhere. The new DocuSign Agreement Cloud connections and capabilities across Microsoft’s business products are part of the extended global strategic collaboration.
With so many individuals working with Microsoft’s apps and cloud services on a daily basis, the partnership is considered as important to DocuSign’s vision of streamlining agreement processes for their clients without concern for distance. “Microsoft is critical to our vision of streamlining the agreement process for our customers, wherever they get work done. With so much of the world getting work done in Microsoft’s applications and cloud services, we are thrilled to be deepening our relationship with Microsoft to jointly deliver on the promise of the anywhere economy,” said Dan Springer, CEO, DocuSign.
The same excitement for this collaboration is highly appreciated by Microsoft as well. “Our collaboration with DocuSign enhances our ability to help our customers bring the agreement processes directly into the flow of work,” said Judson Althoff, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Microsoft. “Together we will reduce the complexity of collaborating on agreements, drive efficiency and productivity, and make anywhere work more possible.”
This strategic agreement deepens Microsoft’s partnership with DocuSign enable joint customers achieve ‘anywhere’ collaboration. It also improves current integrations between Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and the Power Platform to help automate contract processing. Here are some innovations brought to the table:
This enables the users to receive real-time notifications on agreements that are ready for signing immediately in Teams, resulting in a more efficient and connected experience. Moving forward, Microsoft and DocuSign will seek to strengthen this connectivity in order to provide more end-user situations, such as live signing in a Teams meeting.
The current approach allows companies to securely share, sign, and track documents straight from SharePoint, Outlook, and Word. DocuSign aims to introduce an updated user interface, built-in dashboards, and automated data synchronization between SharePoint and eSignature envelopes later this year.
Users may access a legal clause library and an AI-powered risk scoring from within Word thanks to the DocuSign CLM for Microsoft Word plugin. Interoperability of Word and CLM comments will be implemented later this year to synchronize the settlement between the two systems.
This enables businesses to create automated signature procedures with the Microsoft Power Platform, including pre-built templates in Power Automate.
This connectivity enables sales teams to conclude agreements more quickly and gives sales management more visibility into the signing-process status. Improvements to the user interface are also being developed to raise sales rep productivity even more.
This agreement solidifies DocuSign Agreement Cloud as a Microsoft AppSource Preferred Solution, proving a commitment to quality, performance, and the capacity to satisfy the demands of mutual customers. Microsoft and DocuSign will also extend the utilization of one other’s products within their respective businesses as part of the agreement. Microsoft will use DocuSign’s products and services, such as DocuSign eSignature and CLM, to automate some e-signature and contract management activities. The company intends to utilize Power Platform to automate a wide range of business activities, including payroll processing, payables management, and employee experience, and will expand its adoption of Microsoft Azure outside Canada and Australia.
DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, the company offers eSignature, the world’s #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, over a million customers and more than a billion users in over 180 countries use the DocuSign Agreement Cloud to accelerate the process of doing business and to simplify people’s lives.
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