HelloSign is now SOC 2 and HIPAA Compliant

We are extremely pleased to announce that HelloSign has obtained the SOC 2 Type 1 attestation against the Security, Confidentiality and Availability Trust Principles and Criterion.

For customers who are subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), HelloSign can also support HIPAA compliance. HelloSign now has the ability to sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with any of our customers in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries. Under a BAA we are bound to operate specific controls to protect your electronic protected health information (ePHI).

We updated our policies, procedures, and infrastructure to support our customers around their need to be HIPAA compliant. There is no certification around HIPAA so for assurance purposes, we got an assessment completed from an independent third party to ensure compliance to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Standard.


How to Extract Data From PDFs

Have you ever needed to extract data from a PDF only to run up against what feels like a locked vault? You’re not alone. The inflexible nature of PDFs makes it incredibly difficult to interact with data. It’s no wonder you eventually end up Googling things like “How to Extract Data from PDFs”!

Luckily you have options.

In this post, we’ll share a few “old-fashioned” ways to extract data from a PDF. These methods work in a pinch.

Then we’ll show you an easier, faster, and all around better way to unlock your PDFs and keep your data fluid so it can move quickly where it needs to go. (Feel free to skip to the end of the post if that last bit sounds more interesting to you.)



How Dagrofa Took Hiring to a New Level by Automating Employee Onboarding

Onboarding new employees has always been a cumbersome, dreaded task. The mountains of forms, agreements, and notices that need to be filled out are time consuming and – if filled out manually – can be chock full of errors once completed.

Now imagine the sheer number of onboarding headaches that happen when your company hires thousands of employees a year. That’s exactly the challenge faced by the Danish grocery wholesaler named Dagrofa. With more than 19,000 employees across their three business segments, they solved their onboarding headaches by adding HelloSign’s API to their technology stack.

By streamlining the onboarding process, Dagrofa gets their new employees up and running in the jobs they were actually hired to do with less wasted time.

Dagrofa has been a user of HelloSign since 2016 and uses features like white-labeling, variable signers, and embedded signing to simplify the onboarding process for their new employees.

“Contracts are more efficient with almost no errors, they’re completed faster, employees are better onboarded, and overall there are less problems and less paperwork.” – Daniel Avel Lintoiu, Product Owner for Digital Solutions

The streamlining of their hiring process is an integral part to how Dagrofa has positioned themselves as leaders in digital onboarding.

Read on to learn how they did it.


FrontFundr Decreased Document Processing Time by 75% with HelloSign

FrontFundr is an equity crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between investors and early-stage companies. They make investing simple and accessible for everyone.

Read on to learn how FrontFundr uses HelloSign to power faster (to the tune of 75%) investments on their platform, giving all parties an exceptional investing experience from start to finish.


The Problem With PDFs

A long, long time ago something called a “Portable Document Format” (PDF) was introduced to the world. PDFs took traditional paper documents, and brought them online. People could now attach documents to emails instead of sending them via snail mail.

The year was 1993. Ace of Base was still together and Home Improvement was the second most popular TV show in the US. Needless to say, we’ve come a long way.

Fast forward 24 years (and many band breakups later) and we’re at a completely new junction for how documents are handled. Smart phones and tablets have entered the picture, people have become accustomed to cloud storage, and data is increasingly fluid.

PDFs – once a leader in online paperwork – have shown their age and their limitations.

Lest we settle for a “PDFs are good enough” attitude, let’s remind ourselves of the very real problems with PDFs.