In his role as Adobe Sign product owner at METRO AG, Oploh is also responsible for rolling out the software outside of human resources. Overall, there are currently 1,400 employees across the Group who use Adobe Sign to start signature processes for around 200 different types of documents. The digital solution is used in more than 20,000 signature processes per year. It saves employees a lot of time with each use. In some cases, you can now complete the process up to 28 times faster.
“Using Adobe Sign, all required signatures are received after an average of ten hours. The previous procedure pales in comparison, as processes including postage took up to ten working days,” says Oploh.
The IT specialist also sees added value in the consistent workflow, which has made media disruptions obsolete. “Adobe Sign has made a very significant contribution to our digitalization. Instead of printing out and scanning documents, we can now seamlessly process and save them electronically.”
In this way, Adobe Sign has enabled METRO AG to become a modern, flexible work organization. Although this was apparent beforehand, it became especially clear at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. “Thanks to the availability of electronic signatures, many employees were able to start working from home without a transition period. Without Adobe Sign, this would not have been possible,” states Oploh.
In the IT specialist’s opinion, Adobe Sign has changed what was once a laborious task into something that is pleasant and fast for authorized signatories, and can be done on the side. This presents the image of a modern employer to new employees. Suppliers commissioned at short notice are pleased that any contractual formalities can be settled on an ad hoc basis.