The HR department at corporate headquarters recognized the potential of digital document processes even before COVID — and is currently all the more pleased about having a solution that makes work easier, even in these times. “Going paperless is an issue that has been on my mind for a long time," notes Stefanie Decker, Head of People & Organization Corporate at PUMA in Herzogenaurach. “It is neither efficient nor sustainable to keep printing, sending and scanning so many documents. This is currently more true than ever. Adobe Sign was exactly the solution we were looking for to take signature processes into the future."
Stefanie Decker’s team is responsible for 1,200 employees across Germany. It handles around 500 contract processes per year. A lot of paper was used for this in the past, some of which had literally traveled around half the globe. A hiring contract for new employees from Chile, for instance, traveled for at least five working days, in a time when an email brings the global organization — represented in 120 countries — together within seconds.