Acrobat Sign therefore helps teams to be more efficient. The fact that the document is preserved in its entirety ensures that all the pages have been signed or initialed, eliminating the risk of archiving an incomplete contract. "The risk of error or loss is reduced. There is an increase in reliability. And everyone benefits — the lawyers, of course, but also the assistants, for example, who have less administrative work to do,” explains Bruno.
These productivity gains are backed up by a reduction in the time required for signatures, which has dropped from 2 weeks to 24 hours for transfer contracts as part of the company’s transformation. Baudrand notes, “we would never have managed to adhere to the target of 50 contract amendments per month without Acrobat Sign.”
In addition to saving time, another key benefit for Saint-Gobain is document traceability and follow-up. “We have been spared pointless tasks such as document tracking and recovery,” agrees Bruno. Once the document has been produced, the teams have a dashboard that tells them the document's status, dispatch date, whether it has been signed and the signatory’s identity, with the option of automated recovery.