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RightSignature Android Signature App is Live

By: Steve Stormoen / Thursday, December 13, 2012

The new RightSignature for Android app is beautiful. It's free. And it’s available now, in the Google Play marketplace.

Now you can send, manage, and receive notifications about your documents from anywhere with the new RightSignature app, compatible with most current Android devices. The app plugs directly into your existing RightSignature account, bringing the full power of RightSignature into the palm of your hand, anywhere you go. For those who don’t already have a RightSignature account, we've got you covered: you can also sign up for a free trial from directly within the app.

As a reminder, your signers can sign RightSignature documents on their Android devices too, using the native web browser—no app or account required.

We've been hard at work to bring our critically acclaimed UI and our powerful, user-friendly document sending experience to the Android platform. We think the end result is spectacular, and we're extremely excited to be able to show it off. Here's a look inside:

Send Documents for Signature

The first piece of major new functionality is the ability to send out documents for signature directly from your phone or tablet, using RightSignature’s Reusable Templates. The app lets you browse through the Reusable Templates you've already set up in your RightSignature account, then send them for signature to anybody, just like you would in your web browser.

Manage your RightSignature Documents Anywhere

The new RightSignature for Android also replicates your full RightSignature dashboard from directly within the app. View all your sent, signed, and pending documents and signature requests from one easy screen, with your recipients names and the dates your docs were sent and signed all available at a glance.

Push Notifications to Track Documents in Real Time

With the RightSignature Android app installed, you'll be notified of any activity on your RightSignature documents as it happens. Whenever you’re sent a new document to sign, or when anyone else has signed a document you sent, the RightSignature app will show you Push Notifications—whether you're inside the app or not—so you can multitask and still keep track of your important documents in real time.


Install the new free RightSignature app on your Android phone or tablet today, and see how digital signature software can bring you to a new level of productivity. Check the status of that big contract as you're boarding a plane, sign an NDA at lunch, or send a prospect an estimate… while you're still sitting with him. The easiest, fastest way to get signed is now on your Android.

Power User Tip: Drop-Down Fields

By: Steve Stormoen / Friday, December 7, 2012

Want to have better control of the data your signers input on your RightSignature documents? Try changing your text input fields to drop-down fields. Instead of the signer typing out “California”, potentially misspelling or committing a typographical error, with a drop-down field they will be able to select “CA” from a convenient list. Or, take a look at this example of a signer selecting a particular service plan from a drop-down field.


Drop-down fields present several advantages for you and your signed documents. First, drop-down fields are easier to use than type-in fields, faster for signers to complete, and error-proof. Second, drop-down fields help keep your data in a manageable format for using the Data Exporter to extract data for use in another system or spreadsheet.

To add a drop-down menu to your next RightSignature document, follow these instructions:
  1. Login to RightSignature and choose to send a new document or create a new Reusable Template.
  2. On the Document Overlay screen, click the “Text” box from the Tools menu and drag it onto your document, to the area where you would like to place your drop-down menu.
  3. In the Options menu that opens, click on the “Extras” tab.
  4. In the “Acceptable values list,” type out the values you would like your signer to be able to choose from, separated by a comma. For example: “Personal, Business, Enterprise”
  5. Click Save.

That’s it! Now, when you send that document, the sender will see a drop down menu in the area you placed your text box, with the values you defined available.

RightSignature + FreeAgent Integration: Send Estimates for Signature Online

By: Steve Stormoen / Tuesday, December 4, 2012


FreeAgent proves that accounting doesn’t have to be a nightmare. It’s a versatile, powerful online suite for managing not only your company’s bookkeeping, but time tracking, online banking, IRS filing, and creating and sending estimates and invoices to your clients as well. FreeAgent is accounting software, evolved.

And now, with the new integration with RightSignature, you can collect fast, easy, legally binding electronic signatures on your FreeAgent estimates.

Next time you need to send a project estimate to a client to sign, don’t fall into the time sink of creating a brand new document, printing it out, and faxing it back and forth. Instead, choose a great looking template in FreeAgent and plug in the appropriate data. FreeAgent will produce a clean, professional invoice or estimate for you in seconds.


Then, after installing the integration, login to your RightSignature account. Select your newly created FreeAgent estimate or invoice, choose your fields and senders just like you would for any other RightSignature document, and click Send. Your recipient will receive an email with a link to sign the document—as soon as they’re finished, it will be automatically delivered back to you, so you can get on with your business.

And here’s the best part: after the estimate is signed, RightSignature automatically marks it “approved” inside FreeAgent. Quick, effortless, and painless.

Ed Molyneux, CEO of FreeAgent:
FreeAgent removes the hassles of accounting busywork for freelancers and small businesses. Our online software takes care of bookkeeping, billing, banking, and more, all in one package. Our customers often need to have their estimates signed by clients and coworkers – and this new integration with RightSignature closes the loop, bringing the entire estimate approval process online without a shred of paper. This is a fantastic feature, and we’re excited to be able to share this with our users."

The Right Way: Provident Security Responds to Alarms in 5 Minutes or Less

By: Steve Stormoen /

Our series “The Right Way” profiles RightSignature power users, revealing their success secrets and the technology tools they use every day.


Based in Vancouver, Canada, Provident Security occupies a unique niche in the security industry: Provident handles every aspect of your security themselves, from alarm installation to dispatch to response, and guarantees a 5 minute in-person response to any alarm for all of their 6000+ customers. RightSignature’s Steve Stormoen recently caught up with Mike Jagger, Founder and President of Provident, to talk about security, technology, and his 16 years of fully-bootstrapped success.

What’s the story behind Provident Security? What do you do, and how did you come to start it?

Mike Jagger: We’re a full service security company. What that means is, we install alarm systems and camera systems in people’s homes and businesses, and we have our central alarm station where we receive that. Additionally, what’s unique about us is that we also have our own response teams to those alarms. We guarantee a 5 minute response to any alarm or any call for all of our customers.

Above and beyond that, we also have a full concierge service. So if you go away for the weekend, we’ll come by and pick up mail, feed cats, walk dogs, and so on. If you’re going to Disneyland for the weekend, we’ll drive you to the airport in one of our vehicles. We have an office and a station in Whistler (a resort town about 80 miles north of Vancouver –ed.), and if you’ve got a cabin up there and you need your fridge filled up before you go away for the weekend, we can do that too.

So yeah, it’s a different approach to security, and it works. I started it in 1996 when I was going to university. For our first jobs, we were doing security at high school dances. At that time, Provident was just myself and a few friends. But those high school dances led to private parties, which led to hotels paying for our services, and then retail stores and private residences, and it just snowballed from there.

What do you think the three keys to your success have been?

MJ: First of all, now that our service offerings are so well defined and we have a clear idea of what we do, we are able to say “no” to things. We go to great effort to provide a remarkable and unique service, but to do that, we have to be restrictive about which areas we can cover. So if there’s a neighborhood that we just can’t give that 5 minute response time guarantee, we’ve developed the discipline to just say, “no.”

A second key to our success would be our overall perseverance. This is a slow growth industry, if you compared to, say, a tech company. To get to where we are, with 170 employees and over 6000 customers, we could only get here through 16 years of hard work and determination.

Third, we do a good job of looking for inspiration outside our industry; of going on tours and meeting with business owners and learning what they do, then applying what works for them to improve our operations. We looked at Toyota’s lean production systems. We went to Memphis to take a look at FedEx’s disaster recovery and automation systems. This has helped us in particular with our new client installations, nailing everything down as efficiently as possible.

You started Provident Security in 1996, right as the internet boom was taking off. How do you think this generation of technology has shaped your business?

MJ: Our use of technology has been a definite competitive advantage of ours. When we first started, there were no companies that did what we did. The security industry is dominated by massive companies that provide a part of the service, alarm systems perhaps, but not the full thing. So when we went out to look at monitoring stations—very expensive monitoring stations—we found out that there was nothing available anywhere that took an alarm signal from one of our alarms and brought it to the people who could do something about it. We had to design those systems ourselves and build them in-house.

That embrace of technology carried over to other aspects of our company. We were one of the very first security companies on the Palm Pilot, back when that was a big deal. Then we were one of the beta test accounts on a cell reception carrier. And we were the first to use fully wireless data reporting, back when the only way to do that was to plug in a cable to your cell phone and your palm pilot.

Having employees and team members who are OK with new technology, with our operations changing all the time, gave us the capacity to try new things, but we’re also conscious we don’t want to recreate the wheel. Using RightSignature is a good example—if someone else is an expert at something we need, we hop on to what they do and take advantage of what’s there.

What has been the biggest challenge Provident has faced?

MJ: The biggest challenge for us has been keeping with our priority to remain completely independent. Most security companies, especially local companies like us, are directly affiliated with a much larger business. I started Provident because needed a way to pay for university tuition and for books; there was no capital whatsoever. Our initial investment was a $500 Mastercard I got, and it was the only thing I had. And since day 1 we’ve been completely bootstrapped—that 500 bucks went to paying for insurance and shirts for our first event. The cash from that event went to the next one.

Down the line, when we put together our operations system, that was a 7 figure installation. But everything we’ve done has had to come from creating—creating cash flow, and finding ways be able to afford to grow on our own terms. Certainly in those first years, that meant writing checks to myself that I wasn’t able to cash, or doing overnight patrols on my bicycle. But through it all, we were able to stay independent, and that flexibility has been invaluable to get to where we are today.

Tell us how you use RightSignature, and which 4 other online tools you use the most?

MJ: We use RightSignature most importantly for our customer contracts. There’s a lot of liability in our business: we provide monitoring for theft, burglary, fire, and so on. Our contracts are extremely important because we need to spell out what services we’re providing, and just important that we spell out the ones we’re not.

RightSignature is a great way to speed up the process of getting contracts signed with new clients. I know that any time I get a contract through RightSignature every page is going to be initialed, nothing in the contract has been changed, and every field has been filled out appropriately. When I’m travelling I use the phone app all the time, and we use the online forms as well.

We also now use RightSignature for employee documentation, since we’ve been on a push for a few years to go completely paperless. Our technology solutions are focused on identifying and eliminating waste, so we can kick out any step of the process that doesn’t provide direct value to our customer. RightSignature really comes in on the head of that.

As for other tools, Google Apps is a big part of what we do. We’ve built out pretty extensive wikis for all our different teams using a ton of video—with so many different services we do, having those procedures and policies online where our own employees can update them has been a big tool. We also have the mobile reporting systems we built ourselves, using iPhones and Blackberries. And personally, I use Evernote and Instapaper all the time.

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