National (e)Signing Day is coming up again, and the SignNow team is pumped up. This is a big time of year for us, as more universities and athletes turn away from the fax machine and get on board with SignNow .
Electronic signatures have been replacing “wet ink” for several years, to the point that you could toss your fax machine out the window and hit a dozen different ways to add a digital signature to a document. What makes SignNow so special is that it is so easy to use, and it delivers all of the features and benefits you need to run your business. You don’t have to take our word for it; we’ll let the folks at G2Crowd do the talking:
Managing and measuring productivity is important to companies of all sizes. By this time next year, businesses will be spending about $58 billion on business and productivity apps for their smartphones, mobile devices, and even their desktop workstations. This is a huge market, driven by many technological advancements and cultural shifts. Public cloud adoption, Software-as-a-Service apps, diversification of IT, network and user dispersion, the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) culture, the Consumerization of IT (CoIT), and many more factors converged to create a perfect storm around productivity in the workplace.
In studying the productivity industry and the needs of the SMB workplace, we have identified a handful of trends that we expect to see over the next 12-18 months.
If your application manages documents or agreements of any kind, users will at some point request the ability to eSign those documents. Whether they need a simple ability to add an eSignature, or an integrated workflow or collaboration tool, adding eSignature functionality adds value to any document or agreement management platform. SignNow offers a full-featured eSignature solution that makes it easy to integrate, from both a technical perspective and a business perspective.
The last decade has seen an explosion of ‘solopreneurs’ in the United States. Business News Daily reports that there were 17.9 million full-time and 12.1 million part-time independent workers in the US as of October of 2014. These numbers demonstrate a 12.5% growth in independent workers over a 3 year period. In contrast, the US labor force grew by only 1.1% during that same time.
A recent study revealed several reasons why people are turning to independent work. Some of the most frequently mentioned reasons:
- Controlling their own work schedules
- Eliminating office commutes
- Earning more income
- Creative control over their work
- Designing their desired lifestyle
- Building a ‘fallback’ plan in case of an economic downturn
Regardless of the specific reason, most solopreneurs are looking for three things: control, autonomy, and flexibility. For the solopreneur, this is worth the hard work and stress that come from being an independent worker.