What’s an API? (And Why Does It Matter?)

To a developer, “What’s an API?” might be a straightforward – if not exactly simple – question. But to anyone who doesn’t have experience with code, APIs can come across as confusing or downright intimidating.

In this post we’ll cover the basic definition of an API, look at how APIs are liberating companies, and go over practical applications of APIs.

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What’s New With HelloSign & Zapier?

One of the best things about working for an HelloSign is that we get to help thousands of business around the world operate more efficiently. We’ve heard time and time again companies using HelloSign have improved their document completion rates, reduced overhead, and in many cases achieved higher revenue returns using our API.

But what if you don’t have the developer resources to build a custom API integration, or maybe just want something that’s simple but still as efficient and streamlined as possible?

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6 Ways to Make Paperwork Painless With HelloSign

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Let’s not beat around the bush – paperwork is a pain in the butt.

And even though many companies have already eliminated printing and scanning by digitizing their document flows, there are still plenty of companies and industries that feel stuck in old, papered systems.

There’s a better way!

Below you’ll find six different ways to make paperwork painless within your office, team, department, or company. These tips are perfect for any industry that’s ready to break free from the burden of paper.

Each suggestion requires you to have an active HelloSign account. Click here to sign up for your free trial account.

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Automate Your Tax Form Workflows Online

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Get ready for a fear-inducing thought: Tax time is never more than 365 days away.

Wait, don’t go! That’s no reason to be alarmed. HelloSign is here to help make it easy to prepare and complete tax documents online with ease at any point in the year.

With HelloSign’s easy-to-implement API, you’ll have the power to effortlessly disperse tax paperwork across departments, autofill information into relevant documents, and store all records of your tax paperwork securely.

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Onboarding Employees Online Using HelloSign

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Having a great onboarding program is one of the best things you can do for your company. iCIMS reports that a strong onboarding program can reduce employee turnover from 44% to 14%, while improving new hire time-to-productivity by approximately ⅓. Talk about time and money saved!

One way to improve onboarding is to make the administrative portion of onboarding as simple as possible. Luckily it’s easy to do when you take employee onboarding paperwork online.

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