If you've ended up here, it's quite likely that you're looking to send out an electronic contract, agreement, NDA, or some agreement of sorts. Well, you've come to the right place. Startups, individuals, and organizations use electronic signature software tools to build and manage legal documents online. Read on to learn more about the importance of written agreements and find a feature-by-feature comparison between some of the top electronic signature software tools on the market.
Written agreements are crucial in any business as they offer clarity, protection, easy dispute resolution, and most importantly are enforceable in a court of law.
What should an early-stage founder look for in an e-signature solution?
Before we get into comparing Hellosign and Pandadoc, let’s first look at the features an early-stage founder should look for in an e-signature solution (in no specific order):
Let's see how these e-signature solutions fare across our key features defined above. While each tool is best suited to a certain use case, AbstractOps was created to solve contracts for founders and is a better fit for startups over Hellosign and Pandadoc.
Your legal documents contain critical operating information, yet they are scattered across drives and email, and all of the data is lost.
Gone are the days of having to copy and paste every data field multiple times before sending a contract for signatures
Data used to create a contract is then immediately available for use in different workflows and organized systematically for easy access
AbstractOp's rule engine allows you to automate your startup by setting "if this then that" rules
Tap into a knowledge base built by hundreds of experienced operators. Get guidance on critical but infrequent processes like getting a 409A
Collaborate on and share your documents with specific people (lawyers, managers, cofounders, etc.) whilst controlling access
All your company documents are neatly classified, organized, and most importantly: Searchable
It's really like having a part-time COO to help with things...when you know you can have a partner come in and leave it all off your plate and do it faster and better
Cofounder & CEO @ Primer
AbstractOps is starting to become a source of truth, the first place we go to check for documentation about Maven
CEO @ Maven