Adobe buys EchoSign for electronic PDF signatures

Adobe buys EchoSign for electronic PDF signatures

Adobe has acquired EchoSign, a company who provides electronic signature solutions and signature automation. Now Adobe will get new abilities for its document-handling software. Electronic signatures lets people sign documents without having to resort to the paper-based hassles of scanning, faxing, and mailing, but haven't made major inroads.


EchoSign and Adobe hope to change this, naturally. Adobe has been working hard to embed its products as deeply into business computing as Microsoft Office, and EchoSign is part of that effort.

EchoSign chief executive Jason Lemkin and Kevin M. Lynch said "Together, our aim is to make electronic signatures the standard way for people to sign documents and automate contracting."

EchoSign's technology will be built into several Adobe products. "The EchoSign solution will be integrated with Adobe's other document services including SendNow for managed file transfer, FormsCentral for form creation, and CreatePDF for online," the executives said.