Adobe Sign, part of Adobe Document Cloud, is secure e-signature
service for organizations and departments. The service is aimed at helping companies go digital to save paper, time, and resources. The service includes cloud-signing standards, mobile scan and sign, and error-proof workflows.
Among U.S. companies, 30 billion paper documents are printed or copied each year, Adobe says. On average, every office worker in the U.S. prints off more than 10,000 sheets of paper per year. By transitioning 10,000 document transactions to Adobe Sign, a company could save approximately 11,000 gallons of water, 1,000 pounds of waste, 4,000 pounds of wood, and about $2,700.
In addition, Adobe worked with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Environmental Paper Network to develop a Resource Saver Calculator that conservatively estimates the amount of wood, water and waste avoided as well as money saved in any number of transactions completed digitally compared to a paper workflow.
Adobe reported that more than six billion digital and electronic signature transactions are processed through Adobe Document Cloud annually. In 2016, the use of Adobe Sign for over 46 million electronic document transactions saved more than 17 million pounds of wood, 53 million gallons of water, and 4.4 million pounds of waste, all at a cost savings of at least $12.6 million.