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DocuSign and Microsoft Expand Collaboration to Accelerate Work Anywhere

by Helen J. Wolf
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DocuSign has announced expanding its global strategic partnership with Microsoft to accelerate how people collaborate and agree in the economy everywhere.

It is becoming increasingly clear that every business, from global enterprises to SMBs, must transform digitally to remain competitive and relevant. To help drive this transformation, DocuSign and Microsoft offer new integrations and capabilities that extend the ability of their joint customers! G(B) to create, sign, and manage agreements in the cloud, virtually anywhere.

“Microsoft is critical to our vision of streamlining the agreement process for our customers wherever they get work done,” said Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign.

DocuSign and Microsoft Expand Collaboration to Accelerate Work Anywhere

“With such a large part of the world getting work done in Microsoft$B!G(Bs applications and cloud services), we are excited to deepen our relationship with Microsoft to work together to deliver on the promise of the economy everywhere,” he says.

“Our partnership with DocuSign enhances our ability to help our customers bring agreement processes directly into the workflow,” added Judson Althoff, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Microsoft.

“Together, we will reduce the complexity of collaborating on agreements, drive efficiency and productivity, and make working anywhere more possible.”

This strategic partnership helps joint customers achieve collaboration everywhere and builds on Microsoft’s relationship as a DocuSign customer and partner. It also deepens existing integrations into Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform applications to automate contract processes further.

Innovations include:

– DocuSign eSignature for Microsoft Teams: Today, this integration enables employees to receive real-time notifications about signed agreements for signature directly in Teams, enabling a more efficient and connected experience. In the future, Microsoft and DocuSign will work to deepen this integration to provide additional end-user scenarios, including live signing in a Teams meeting.

– DocuSign eSignature for Microsoft 365: The existing solution enables organizations to securely send, sign and track documents directly from SharePoint, Outlook, and Word. Later this year, DocuSign plans to release an improved user interface, built-in dashboards, and automatic data synchronization between SharePoint and eSignature envelopes.

– DocuSign CLM for Microsoft Word: This plugin allows users to access a library of legal clauses and an AI-powered risk scorecard from within Word. Later this year, Word and CLM comment interoperability will be added to align the negotiation process between the two systems.

– DocuSign eSignature for Power Platform: Today, the solutions enable organizations to build automated signature workflows using the Microsoft Power Platform, including pre-built templates in Power Automate.

– DocuSign eSignature for Microsoft Dynamics 365: This integration helps sales teams close deals faster and gives sales leaders greater visibility into the status of the signing process. User interface improvements are also being developed to increase merchant productivity further.

This agreement strengthens DocuSign Agreement Cloud as a preferred solution on Microsoft AppSource, representing a commitment to quality, performance, and the ability to meet mutual customers’ needs.

As part of the agreement, Microsoft and DocuSign will also expand the use of each other’s products within their organizations. Microsoft will use DocuSign’s products and services, including DocuSign eSignature and CLM, to streamline select workflows for e-signature and contract management. DocuSign plans to implement Power Platform to automate various business processes, such as payroll, accounts payable, and employee experience, and will expand the use of Microsoft Azure beyond Canada and Australia to other geographies.

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