Now, more than ever, the ability to sign, share, and store documents online is essential for almost every business and individual.
Companies like DocuSign make it possible to still conduct business, electronically sign documents and manage your agreements and contracts from almost any location or device.
What is DocuSign? It’s basically an electronic signature tool that provides several advanced features to create secure, legally binding documents.
It’s used by more than half a million people, and it integrates with more than 350 different cloud apps.
That’s a powerful tool, but there are some issues that might make it the wrong tool for you.
People want to know about alternatives for many reasons, but fortunately there are several out there.
Many of the best features of DocuSign are only accessible with the Enhanced Plan, and that pricing is only available via a quote from the company (for the Enhanced option).
There is a 30-day free trial for the Business Pro plan that’s usually $65 per month. Other than that, you’ll be paying $15 monthly for the most basic personal plan.
Unless you constantly have documents piling up in need of signatures, even that price is too much to pay on a recurring basis.
Fortunately, there are several other companies and software similar to DocuSign as mentioned above. Some of them are completely free, while others just offer broader document support or more features at a better price.
Let’s have a look at 20 great alternatives to DocuSign below.
Please note that the list below is in no particular order.
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Of all the DocuSign alternatives, this one comes very close in terms of functionality. It’s certainly one of the popular e-signature tools currently on the market.
So, what sets PandaDoc apart from the competition?
Simply put, it’s one of the most comprehensive digital document signing and workflow tools around.
Users can create documents and initiate workflows from within the app. They can even add notes or edit their documents, making remote collaborations and contract negotiations effortless.
You can also add custom branding to your documents, and there are more than 400 templates available.
On the con side, it doesn’t integrate directly with platforms like Greenhouse and Workday (although you can do it with third party tools like Zapier), and some of the formatting gets lost during import/export operations.
You’ll also have a hard time searching documents for specific terms.
PandaDoc does support popular platforms like SalesForce, Zapier, HubSpot, Google Drive, and others.
The base price for their essentials package is $29 per month, almost double of DocuSign’s basic package. They do offer a 14-day free trial and 24/7 support.
They also offer a totally free option with unlimited document uploads for document signing which can satisfy the requirements of individuals or small business.
This tool is brought to you by the developers of DropBox (HelloSign was acquired by DropBox), so users of that cloud storage solution will have an easy time using HelloSign.
It’s also one of the more cost-effective alternatives for those who only need basic document signing capabilities.
However, it does offer a surprising amount of features for the price, including custom template, conditional field creation, custom branding, audit trail, data validation etc.
What’s missing is a document creator although they have The HelloSign editor.
User must generate their documents in Google docs or other tools and import using an extension.
Pricing starts at $20 per month for a basic package (Essentials option) and $30 per user per month for the Standard plan.
Enterprises looking for the Premium plan will need to contact the company to get a quote. There is a 30-day free trial. Tech support is only available via email.
For people that just need to sign a document (simple e-signature) there is also a free plan.
Choosing this e-signature tool mostly means supporting a trusted brand that integrates easily with other Adobe business tools and solutions.
It’s an entirely cloud-based solution that offers the ability to create, edit, and sign documents online with very little hassle or effort.
You will be able to use it with Microsoft 365 apps, SalesForce, NetSuite, SugarCRM etc.
They highlight some differences compared to Docusign such as no extra fees, better Microsoft 365 integrations and all-in-one document productivity.
Many of the advanced features it offers for companies are available with the enterprise Teams plans, which you will need to get a quote for pricing or opt for the $14.99/mo/license or $16.99/mo/license (Pro plan).
Standard plans range from $22.99 per month for Acrobat Standard DC to $24.99 per month for the Acrobat Pro. Note that the pricing is not per user, but a flat monthly fee. There is a 14-day free trial, and customer service is very accessible from a range of options.
You could probably place Juro within the top e-signature tools currently on the market (along with DocuSign) especially for their contract automation features.
In fact, it offers more features than many of the other tools on this list. The downside is that you may be paying a premium for functionality that you may not need or will never use.
This tool is truly an all-inclusive document creation, editing, and legally binding signature platform that offers a lot.
Users can automate workflows and integrate everything from one user-friendly dashboard.
From this interface, you can create, edit, and negotiate or renew contracts, and there are advanced automation features that make real-time processing effortless.
User who process fewer than 50 contracts per month get free access to a limited range of features.
All others will pay from $499 per month (Lite) to $799 per month (Team plan).
Customer service is available 24/7 from a range of options that include online chat.
In addition to its fast, effortless e-signature capabilities, SignNow is a popular DocuSign alternative due to its comparatively low price.
Basic user will pay only $8 per user, per month, and the Enterprise plan is $30 per user/month. There is a free trial for new users.
What do you get for the price?
Many of the same features as DocuSign, including customizable templates and branding, payment remittance, alerts, and notifications. Enterprise users can also access workflow approvals and conditional logic.
However, SignNow is far from an end-to-end document processing tool. It focuses mainly on providing fast, secure e-signature solutions.
6. Zoho Sign
This tool can become a little pricey if you have more than one user needing access.
However, you get a lot of functionality for the money. The basic plan is $11 per user per month for the Standard plan, but Professional and Enterprise Plan users will be shelling out between $17.97 and $24.74 monthly per user. This tool offers a 14-day free trial.
Zoho Sign solution is suitable if you own a busy organization, such as an accounting or law firm that has a large staff, requires a huge load of signatures daily, and needs more advanced functionality.
The features included with this tool include legally binding signatures, broad integration with common platforms, custom workflow creation, bulk actions, and more. However, it doesn’t integrate with three major business platforms: SalesForce, Greenhouse, and Workday. These can be integrated using third party tools like Zapier.
This is another top choice if you’re mostly looking for a digital remote sales service. In fact, you’ll gain with a fuller range of features and sales support. You might even consider this tool a sales empowerment portal.
It integrates with most business management, CRM, and data processing platforms, and it makes creating sales contracts almost effortless. Keep in mind though that the most important integrations are available on the Professional and Enterprise plans.
Features include workflow management, customizable templates, document creation and editing, and tracking.
However, GetAccept doesn’t allow bulk actions and it looks more expensive as it is based on monthly send-outs (except the Professional plan which allows unlimited active send-outs).
Plans start at $15 per user, per month. At the higher end, expect to pay $49 per user each month for the Pro plan. There is also an Enterprise solution with customizable pricing and a 14-day free trial.
Still, if you’re in an industry that relies on sales and you have the budget, this is as close as you can get to an all-in-one contract and sales solution which includes also e-signatures for documents.
This is the budget choice when all you need is a secure platform to obtain legally binding signatures.
Single users can access the tool for free with limited functionality (10 documents singed per month), which is fine if all you need is the ability to upload documents and get them signed electronically.
SignRequest does offer third-party integration with platforms like SalesForce, Zapier, and Slack, and Business plan users get unlimited templates. The best feature is the legally binding e-signature capability with a secure audit trail.
The free version is limited to those who only need 10 or fewer documents per month and don’t mind the company’s logo appearing on their paperwork.
Otherwise, you’ll pay between $10 and $16 per user each month for the Pro or Business plans respectively.
There is a 14-day free trial. Customer support is available via email, phone, or online chat, but it isn’t available 24/7.
With DocSend, you truly get what you pay for. On the lower end, you’ll pay only $10 per user, per month. The Advanced Tier will run you about $150 per month (3 users included).
Enterprise solutions are also available for very doc-heavy or large corporations.
The main functionality of DocSend is to share documents securely with tracking, e-signing, analytics etc.
Basically, instead of sharing documents as attachments in emails etc, you share a link with the people you want to access your document. You have a single source-of-truth whereby your documents live.
Also, you’ll enjoy wide integration with most platforms, custom branding and templates, analytics, tracking, unlimited eSignatures with audit trail (at Standard plan) and much more.
This is probably the most budget-friendly choice, with a free plan available and premium access starting at only $6.99 per user, billed monthly. It is actually a PDF editor and PDF document signing solution.
They even offer a 30-day free trial so you can see if it meets your needs before you commit.
What do you get for such a bargain price?
Advanced security, such as 256-bit encryption and OAuth 2.0 authentication. You’ll also have 24/7 tech support, unlimited signatures, and robust PDF editing tool.
However, the free version limits some features, and there’s only one other option for users. It’s either pay the Pro rate or have limitations on the number of eSignatures, sign requests etc.
It will still integrate with most Google products and DropBox, but the user interface isn’t very well designed. Fax and email limitations exist even with the premium version.
But, if you want a fast, secure, and FREE option (or very cheap with the Pro plan), DocHub is the one.
This is another cloud-based tool that’s very popular with freelancers and solo professionals. However, it offers limited functionality in terms of full document management features as it’s mainly designed to provide fast, secure e-signature capabilities.
It is fully online so you can access your documents for editing and signing from different devices such as PC, tablet, smartphone.
If you want a simple way to get signatures that includes reminders so you won’t miss deadlines, this is a solid choice.
Eversign integrates with Gmail, Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other popular platforms, and basic users can access most features for free.
Otherwise, you’ll pay from $9.99 per month for basic service with more functionality up to $79.99 monthly for full access using the Professional Plus plan (which includes 15 team members).
If you’re looking for a secure and fully online e-signature and document editing tool, this is a solid choice.
12. OneSpan Sign
This tool used to be called eSignLive, but there’s nothing nefarious behind the name change. It’s a simple rebrand for a tool that offers electronic signatures for documents together with Digital Identity and Authentication products.
They don’t focus on bells and whistles. The goal of OneSpan is to provide an easy UX and secure digital document signing capabilities.
The best features of OneSpan are the ability to send docs out for signature in bulk, custom branding for document creation, seamless e-signature capability and automated agreement workflows.
OneSpan e-signing will cost $20 per user per month. There is no free trial, but you can check out a demo at their website. Customer support is available by email, phone, or online portal, but only during regular business hours.
This is a great tool from a trusted vendor (Citrix) if you just need basic e-signature capabilities with minimal functionality to add notes or indicate signature/initialing placement.
Basically you upload the document or contract, drag-and-drop the fields you want to be filled or signed and its ready for sending.
However, these limits in functionality also mean limited integration with some of the most popular apps, like Zapier, SalesForce, Slack, and Workday.
Pricing is also a little steep for what you get, with personal accounts starting at $12 per month and accounts with three or more users running $60 monthly or more.
There is a 14-day free trial available.
With the price, you get the ability to submit docs for signature via an access link, and recipients don’t need an account to sign documents. There is also a custom branding feature for greater customization.
When it comes to paperless solutions, emSigner tries to be all things to businesses of any size.
This tool offers legally binding signatures that are valid in 180 countries, and it’s fully compliant with global standards, mandates, and legislative acts in key industrial nations (such as GDPR, eIDAS, ISO 27001 etc).
Freelancers and solo practitioners will love the “Forever” free tier that offers enough basic services at no charge for up to 10 documents signed per month.
These include Google Drive/DropBox integration, document uploads and signing, document storage, and activity log. There’s also a mobile app.
Other tiers will run from $10 – $40 per month and add workflow management, offline bulk signing, remote/token/smart card signatures, and many other benefits.
Pricing is billed monthly, but members will receive a 10 percent discount if they pay annually. There’s also a 14-day free trial, and 24/7 customer support for any member.
If you’re looking for a user-friendly, cost-effective DocuSign alternative, SignEasy is a safe bet.
It offers everything you need for secure, legally binding document signing over a range of file formats. You even get some extras, like a digital audit trail, offline signature gathering, and advanced security.
However, you’ll be giving up some of DocuSign’s best features, such as in-document payment remittance and limits on template creation.
This tool is very easy to use and integrate, and safety features like fingerprint access, advanced passcode protection, and FaceID make it a great solution for business that handle financial transactions or sensitive data.
SignEasy also integrates with most platforms. including Salesforce, Google apps, Outlook, Teams and others.
Pricing starts at $8 per user, per month, with business service at $25 per user/month if you pay in advance for the year.
There is a 14-day free trial. Unfortunately customer support is only available during business hours via email or phone.
This is another e-signature service which is very similar to most of the previous companies mentioned above.
First of all, their pricing is based again on per user license and their most popular business plan comes at $20 per user per month. There’s also a free tier that allows 3 monthly document signing requests.
Enterprise level solutions are available, and some of the features have limits unless you choose this option.
Those limits are on doc generation and editing, templates, and CRM integration.
The pricing and available features make eSignly a good option for medium to large companies, but there’s also good value for freelancers or solo practitioners with the budget Solo plan.
This app does have a very user friendly interface that makes the whole document creation and signing process fast and simple.
17. Foxit eSign
FoxIt eSign is formerly known as eSign Genie, and it offers many of the same features as DocuSign at a good price point.
There are three plans available, for Small Business, for growing companies and for larger Enterprises.
The cheaper plan runs at $8 per user/month, the Pro at $25/user/month and for the Enterprise you need to contact sales.
The website offers a large knowledge base, and customer support is available around the clock by phone, chat, or help desk ticketing.
The way Foxit esign works is simple: Upload your word or PDF document to eSign, Add recipients and e-sign the document, and finally archive the document as tamper-proof.
18. Formstack Sign
FormStack is a cloud-based eSignature tool that offer two tiers of service starting at $18 per month (1 user).
The Professional package is $29 monthly (for 1 user), and there is a 14-day free trial so you can check it out before you buy. Enterprise plans are available on request and billed according to number of users.
For those rates, you’ll get unlimited signatures with audit trail, automated workflows, and approvals. There is also limited access to branding customization, document generation and editing, and CRM integration.
Since it is cloud based you can access everything via different types of devices such as computer, tablet, smartphone.
YouSign is one of the top e-signature tools of this kind in Europe, so it will be very compatible for those who do business overseas. They are mostly focused on SMBs.
It offers a range of most common features that allow space for remote collaboration.
For example, users can create, edit, and sign documents online, and it allows legally binding pdf creation.
However, it’s hardly an end-to-end solution. There’s no rich text editor or conditional logic capability, and it doesn’t integrate with some of the most widely used platform. However, they integrate with Zapier which then opens up integrations with other platforms as well.
Packages range from the basic One plan for freelancers at $10.57 monthly to a Pro package at $46.95 monthly.
There is also a Scale option that bills according to usage. YouSign does offer a 14-day free trial, but support is via form submission only.
International business professionals will like this DocuSign alternative. Formerly known as Docsketch, SignWell offers much less features compared to Docusign but they are cheaper.
In addition to legally binding contracts and other documents, this tool provides customizable templates for a range of business documents, including bids, proposals, and estimates.
It can even provide an online audit trail, and it integrates with thousands of business apps. The best match is with Zapier users.
However, bulk signature functionality is not available with this tool, and it doesn’t support SalesForce or Greenhouse.
Pricing is free with limited functionality, individuals will pay $10 per month for one sender, and there are several business plans that start at $30 per month (3 senders).
Teams will add $10 monthly per user. Support is very responsive and available 24/7 online or over the phone.
Even when a company becomes the standard bearer for services, that doesn’t mean there aren’t viable alternatives.
Before choosing any tool or platform, it pays to investigate your options and choose the one that works for your specific needs.
When it comes to creating and signing contracts and documents of all sorts, DocuSign has become that standard. But, isn’t it good to know that there are alternatives?