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DocuSign graduates: The ultimate signature bot is about to become a full-blown point-of-purchase.

What’s the real difference between a broker and a salesperson? Whatever his or her license status, the broker is one who knows the deal ain’t done until you’ve got the money. Starting in April, DocuSign is going to make a broker’s life a lot easier:

DocuSign’s upcoming April release ushers in a new era for the global standard for eSignature with the introduction of Payment Processing. Once available, you will be able to close the deal and collect the cash with DocuSign in one step to further accelerate transaction times, increase speed to revenue, reduce costs and enhance your customers’ experience.

It’s PayPal, and the charges are plausibly reversible, so it’s not perfect money. But this is document-as-storefront, a whole new way for paper-pusher to sell.

Note to the vendorslut mafia: I gain nothing by chastising you for your unbounded mediocrity, which is why I’ve stopped paying attention entirely to your artifacts of ineptitude. But take careful note: DocuSign knows how to deliver the goods. They are in a constant added-value mode, with the result that no less-motivated competitor can even come close to them. It’s not just the features, it’s how they are implemented — software-as-a-service in both directions, with a REST API coming in the new release.


9 Comments so far

  1. Jeff Brown March 2nd, 2012 7:01 pm

    Hey Greg — What’s a REST API? Thanks

  2. Greg Swann March 2nd, 2012 7:36 pm
  3. Jeff Brown March 2nd, 2012 7:38 pm


  4. Greg Swann March 3rd, 2012 2:23 pm

    I worked with one of the architects of SOAP last summer. One of the highlights of my career as a Realtor.

  5. Gabe Sanders March 3rd, 2012 2:26 pm

    This will be a great boon to getting those escrow deposits on time for those out of town buyers. Will definitely check it our when it goes public.

  6. Paul B. March 5th, 2012 8:14 am

    Man I love technology!!

  7. Dan Boyle March 7th, 2012 11:37 am

    The curtain is closing on the phrase, “the check is in the mail.”

  8. Catherine Maenza March 8th, 2012 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the info. Always interesting with DocuSign.

  9. DC March 11th, 2012 9:57 am

    What a terrific improvement. Paypal is not my favorite. In fact, I was thinking about switching away from using PayPal altogether. But this would be terrific.

    Started using this for my law practice last March. Have issued 125 Docusign contracts. 84 (67 percent) have hired. Will see whether there’s a higher conversion rate next year.