DocuSign’s Integration with Intuit’s Professional Tax Products Makes Tax Season Easier for Tax Preparers, Clients
- DocuSign Spring ’15 Release includes the next generation of the DocuSign user interface for sending and managing documents, making business users and administrators alike more productive.
- DocuSign’s partnership with Intuit (announced in September 2014) includes the successful integration of DocuSign into Intuit’s flagship professional tax products so tax preparers can securely send tax documents to clients.
- DocuSign is accelerating its global business with new Carrier Grade data centers in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as digital signature support for highly-regulated transactions in Brazil.
- Today, DocuSign boasts more than 50 million users across 188 countries who use DocuSign to transact business digitally in 43 languages; More than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network every day.
PR Newswire / SAN FRANCISCO, DOCUSIGN MOMENTUM ’15 — March 11, 2015 — DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) today launched its DocuSign Spring ’15 Release, with business-specific enhancements to the New DocuSign Experience. Now, the next generation of DocuSign’s “best-in-class” user experience provides powerful Digital Transaction Management (DTM) capabilities for organizations of all sizes in an easy-to-use interface that makes it easier, faster and more intuitive than ever to send and manage documents: www.docusign.com/docusign-spring-15-release.
New DocuSign Experience Drives Customer Success
With a focus on delivering the easiest and fastest experience for sending and managing documents, the New DocuSign Experience includes the most functionality of any system in its class with many new capabilities. Simplified terminology and prioritized actions also make users more successful and reduce employee training time to accelerate speed to ROI. A new streamlined administration experience makes it easier than ever for administrators to manage users and account settings.
“Millions of individuals and professionals are already using the New DocuSign Experience to successfully send and manage digital transactions,” said DocuSign’s Chief Product Officer Matt Malden. “We’re pleased to now offer advanced functionality designed for organizations of all sizes.”
- Bulk Send*: Easily send the same document to a large number of recipients.
- PowerForms*: Publish documents to your website for signers to sign on-demand.
- Quick Send Templates: Save even more time when all you need to specify are recipients for a reusable document.
- New Administration Experience: A clear, uncluttered information hierarchy makes it easier to find and control settings. Enhanced user management functionality includes user search and filter functionality, the ability to create custom permission sets and user creation date tracking.
*These capabilities are not available in all plans.
U.S. Tax Preparers Save Valuable Time by Going Digital
In the United States, more than 90 percent of the 110 million tax returns filed annually are filed electronically. Yet Intuit shares that 60 percent of accountants report wasted hours collecting signatures on Form 8879 which authorizes tax preparers to file their client’s tax returns electronically. As the U.S. tax filing season is now in full-swing, DocuSign and Intuit report early partnership success now that DocuSign is directly embedded into Intuit’s professional tax products including ProSeries, Lacerte, Intuit Tax Online, and TurboTax Personal Professional – making it faster for accountants to securely prepare, execute and manage tax forms and filings on behalf of their clients. Intuit customers taking advantage of Intuit eSignature powered by DocuSign have experienced an average of $13 savings per document, and reduced filing turnaround times of as little as 7 hours.
Intuit’s integration with DocuSign offers secure, legally enforceable electronic signatures in the completion of Internal Revenue Service Forms 8878 and 8879. When ready to file a return, the tax professional selects the DocuSign eSignature option within the Intuit product to send their clients a link to encrypted documents requiring signature. Clients can access DocuSign and sign documents from any supported mobile or desktop device, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_O3T27P75Q&feature=youtu.be.
“I can’t imagine a professional tax preparer not wanting to take advantage of what Intuit and DocuSign have created,” said Jennifer Jones, owner of Jenderuss Forensic Accounting Services. “My ROI is 100 percent – with Intuit and DocuSign everything is digital, safe and secure, and my clients love the speed and ease of signing tax forms from the palm of their hands.”
For more information on Intuit eSignature powered by DocuSign, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCX2R5j0bdc&feature=youtu.be or visit http://accountants.intuit.com/tax/lacerte/add-ons/esignature.jsp.
DocuSign’s Expanding Digital Global Footprint
Supporting its marketing-leading position as the standard for DTM, DocuSign is the only Carrier Grade Digital Transaction Management platform and eSignature solution offering customers data storage in North America or the European Union (EU). The company’s new data centers in Germany and the Netherlands utilize the same Carrier Grade Architecture as DocuSign’s other data centers for always-on, continuous availability and the resiliency to withstand traffic spikes or even full site disaster scenarios without data loss or service interruptions.
“Our customers trust DocuSign with their most important, often mission-critical business transactions,” said DocuSign’s Chief Technology Officer Grant Peterson. “We’re pleased to replicate the always-on availability of our industry-leading Carrier Grade Architecture and Bank Grade Security to our new data centers in the EU to empower anyone to transact anytime, anywhere, on any device securely on The DocuSign Global Trust Network.”
DocuSign has also launched Brazilian Digital Signature support, making it the first and only DTM solution capable of executing Brazilian government-regulated business transactions. Now, Brazilian businesses can use their existing smart card-based digital certificates from ICP Brasil, the Brazilian government-managed Certificate Authority, with DocuSign in the cloud.
About DocuSign, Inc.
DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign helps more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040.
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