Legalesign Hits a Half Million e-Signature Contracts

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 28, 2016 --( Technology start-up Legalesign reached a milestone last Thursday when its e-Signature platform sent out its 500,000th contract.

e-Signature technology enables anyone to sign a contract electronically. It does away with paper and ink and gets contracts sent and signed fast, creating value for businesses who want to be environmentally friendly, save money, increase their productivity and provide a better experience for their customers.

Legalesign was developed at The University of Edinburgh Appleton Tower technology incubator and is now based in central Edinburgh. It provides online e-Signature software for business. With customers from the UK and USA, it sends 1,000-1,200 contracts every working day, having reached half a million contracts last week.

Ben Eliott, CEO of Legalesign, said, “Businesses adopt Legalesign e-Signature when they discover what a big positive impact such a small step can make. The efficiency gains are remarkable. It immediately cuts cost, helps management, improves customer service and is environmentally friendly: providing a system that improves business practice for contract handling overall.

“Customers choose Legalesign because the system is battle-tested to be robust and reliable, having grown organically based on real-world situations, and because we put customers front and centre of our business.

“It’s not good enough to hear back from your e-Signature provider seven days later while a large sale hangs in the balance. This is why Legalesign is proving a popular choice over remote US e-Signature corporates, and why it is fast becoming the UK leader in e-Signature.”

Notes to editors:
Top reasons why businesses adopt e-Signature software:
Fast signing – 32%
Enable their customers to sign online – 24%
Reduce costs – 16%
Go paperless/environment – 15%
Document tracking – 10%
Security – 8%
Streamline contract process – 6%
Integrate with other software – 3%
(Legalesign customer survey)

e-Signature is being adopted across many sectors. At Legalesign customers include professionals such as solicitors and accountants, lettings and estate agents, recruiters and many other kind of business, from personal trainers to multinational finance companies. While approximately 25% of Legalesign’s business comes from abroad, its core market is the UK and it is part of Edinburgh’s thriving new technology sector.

Legalesign case studies can be found at:

For more information contact:
Ben Eliott: 0131 463 9099
Ben Eliott