Adobe and Workday are hitting the ground running this week with a new integration in the pipeline.
Workday will incorporate Adobe EchoSign’s e-signature capabilities into its flagship human capital management cloud system and software.
The aim is to equip workers with digital tools that should facilitate and improve hiring and onboarding processes requiring approvals.
The software giant acquired EchoSign in 2011 for an undisclosed sum.
The e-signature product most recently got a boost for its integration with Salesforce.com, configured so that the new EchoSign for Salesforce apps enable users to work completely natively from within the Salesforce1 user interface. This means sales reps shouldn't have to waste time learning a new application or environment while tracking down electronic signatures.
Adobe now boasts EchoSign closes 64 percent of external offers within 24 hours and 15 percent within an hour on average.
Donna Morris, senior vice president of Adobe's Global People & Places unit, suggested in a blog post how critical digital signatures can be within competitive employment environments and recruiting top talent.
In the U.S. alone, statistics indicate that unemployment has been falling for more than four years, and while I hope this trend continues, it does create increased competition for talent. Some research indicates that the top 10 percent of active candidates are off the market within 10 days. Moreover, slow hiring decisions by prospective employers can cost them as much as 25 percent more for someone with very similar skills/capabilities. It is a necessity that the team responsible for leading the talent acquisition processes is leveraging every available advantage, to secure the talent needed to drive the business forward.
The EchoSign for Workday is scheduled to roll out during the second half of 2015. Until then, attendees of Workday's annual customer show, Workday Rising, will be able to check out a preview in person this November.