We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that HelloSign was ranked the #1 eSignature solution for small businesses and the #3 overall best software product for small businesses in G2 Crowd’s 2016 “Top 50 Small-Business Software Products.”
More About the Monumental Ranking
G2 Crowd releases their annual ranking of exceptional small business products at the end of every summer. Based on reviews of real customers, G2 Crowd’s rankings take into account user feedback, customer satisfaction rankings, and willingness to recommend the product to a friend.
In addition to taking top slot among eSignature solutions, HelloSign also garnered a 9.76 overall customer satisfaction rating, placing it as the third most recommended software product for small businesses in G2 Crowd’s entire list of 50.
July 1, 2016 marks the official transition from the EU EC/1999/93 Directive to the “Electronic ID and Trust Services” or “eIDAS.” This new and improved legislation bolsters the protection of eSignature in European nations, and standardizes the recognition of eSignatures across countries in the EU.
The new legislation pertains to both European residents using eSignatures and those entering into business or commerce transactions that require a legally binding eSignature from clients of a country in the EU.
More about the transition to eIDAS
For nearly 10 years, countries in the European Union have electronically signed documents securely and legally online, protected by the EU EC/1999/93 Directive. As the pioneering law for eSignatures in the EU, EU EC/1999/93 was the first to establish “that an electronic signature shall not be denied legal effect and admissibility as evidence in legal proceedings solely on the fact that it is in electronic form” among many other protections (Source).
Put more simply, the EU EC/1999/93 Directive made eSignatures legal in the EU.
We’re very excited to announce that HelloSign recently hired Anshu Gupta to lead HelloSign’s cybersecurity efforts. He will report directly to the CTO and lead efforts to secure HelloSign information assets and achieve regulatory compliance. Anshu will work collaboratively with HelloSign engineering, product, and support teams to establish a world-class information security program at HelloSign.