DocuSign Offers Up to 80% Cost Savings to FedEx and UPS Customers; Extends Customer Assurance Program.Businesses That Act Before March 31 Will Save Millions in 2009 Express Shipping Fees, Achieve Cost Cutting Initiatives and Accelerate Business Opportunities
SEATTLE -- To help organizations achieve their new 2009 initiatives to slash operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales and drive more revenue, DocuSign Inc. is extending its "When Overnight Is Absolutely Positively Far Too Expensive and Not Nearly Fast Enough" customer assurance program through March 31, 2009. DocuSign, the industry leading provider of on-demand electronic signature and electronic contract execution solutions, enables companies to replace slow and expensive mail and express shipping services by automating the entire contract execution process online. By eliminating the paper-based "print-ship-sign-copy-return-scan" process, industry leaders are using DocuSign to dramatically save on printing and express shipping operations costs, closing more deals at a faster rate, and quickly delivering on new 'paperless office' initiatives.
FedEx (NYSE NYSE
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fdx - full-duplex ) and UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced record rate increases which began January 5, 2009. DocuSign offers companies of all sizes a simple way to slash recurring re·cur
intr.v. re·curred, re·cur·ring, re·curs
1. To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.
2. To return to one's attention or memory.
3. To return in thought or discourse. express shipping expenses and accelerate business. Through DocuSign's "When Overnight is Absolutely Positively Far Too Expensive and Not Nearly Fast Enough" program, businesses that send their documents for signature using the DocuSign electronic signature and electronic contract execution service can reduce their express shipping costs up to 80 percent, representing millions of dollars in immediate cost savings. In fact, more than 4,000 businesses have executed over 19 million signature events using DocuSign and are already experiencing dramatic cost savings.
For example, the cost to express mail an envelope from New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of to Chicago via FedEx First Overnight Delivery starts at $48.15 with an additional $3.61 added for fuel surcharge An overcharge or additional cost.
A surcharge is an added liability imposed on something that is already due, such as a tax on tax. It also refers to the penalty a court can impose on a fiduciary for breaching a duty. , making the total cost $51.76 to ship one-way. UPS, meanwhile, will charge a total of $56.17 for Next Day Air Early A.M. including a fuel surcharge of $3.92. In this example, the average cost of this one-way express-delivered envelope is approximately $53.96. Therefore, a company that sends 5,000 express envelopes per month should expect to spend close to $3.2 million annually. If the sender is paying for the return envelope at the same rate, double the cost to $6.4 million.
Rising costs aren't the only issue. Using express shipping, the best case turnaround time (1) In batch processing, the time it takes to receive finished reports after submission of documents or files for processing. In an online environment, turnaround time is the same as response time. is two days or more. Once the package is delivered, the intended recipient needs to be located, sign for the package, open it, review and sign the document and return it to the sender. Using DocuSign, the entire process can be completed online in minutes rather than days from any location in the world with greater security and at a fraction of the cost.
"Given the tough economic climate, organizations are looking to slash recurring operational costs, such as express shipping fees, and implement smarter, more efficient processes that boost productivity and bottom line profitability," said Bob DeSantis, vice president, sales and business development at DocuSign, Inc. "Our Fortune 1000 customers are using DocuSign with proven success to slash contract execution costs Execution costs
The difference between the execution price of a security and the price that would have existed in the absence of a trade, which can be further divided into market impact costs and market timing costs. and increase deal close rates.
Extended through March 31, 2009, businesses that sign-up for DocuSign's "When Overnight is Absolutely Positively Far Too Expensive and Not Nearly Fast Enough" program receive DocuSign's electronic envelope An electronic envelope or e-envelope is almost like a postal envelope in function.
A letter or a document is put into a postal envelope, addressed and mailed through the postal system. signing and sending capabilities at an 80 percent discount over their total 2008 express shipping bill for those documents. For example, a company that spent $1,000,000 in 2008 for FedEx, UPS or other express shipping services can sign-up for the DocuSign program at an annual rate of $200,000. Additionally, DocuSign will provide every new customer with a complimentary cost savings analysis entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: , "How to Slash Your Express Shipping Costs by 80% or More."
To learn more about how DocuSign can save organizations up to 80 percent on express shipping costs for documents and contracts, please visit http://www.docusign.com/beat-rate-increases, email email@example.com, or call DocuSign at (866) 219-4318.
About DocuSign, Inc.
DocuSign Inc. is the #1 provider of on-demand software See SaaS. services for electronic signature and electronic contract execution, empowering individuals, small businesses and global enterprises to operate faster, more efficiently and profitably with enhanced customer satisfaction, security and compliance. DocuSign is the only Web-based service to fully automate To turn a set of manual steps into an operation that goes by itself. See automation. the entire contract execution process. To date, more than 19 million signature events have been executed using DocuSign. Experience the service at www.docusign.com, and for regular updates go to blog.docusign.com.
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