At their Momentum 2017 event this week, Docusign announced a number of new alliances with industry-leading vendors, including an enhanced partnership with IBM:
DocuSign today announced a deeper, strategic partnership with IBM to bring to market new capabilities to three solutions to help organizations of every size and industry advance their digital transformations.
DocuSign’s platform and eSignature service will be available within IBM Watson Workspace, IBM Connections and IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM). These new advancements will bring together the power of cognitive insights, social collaboration and content management to deliver a new paradigm of business communication and productivity. The combination of DocuSign and Watson will help organizations come to agreement faster through intelligent, entirely digital transactions.
There was already a strong partnership in place around IBM Analytics, but this latest announcement sees Docusign eSignature technology fully baked into IBM collaboration and ECM platforms.
IBM’s Daniel Davis writes:
Exchanging files, especially sensitive ones, requires a secure environment. Too often that security breaks down at a document’s very last phase when somebody pulls it out of its native platform to provide a final signature. If a document environment isn’t secure from beginning to end, it really isn’t secure at all.
That’s why any file-sharing solution needs to have a built-in signature function. With that in mind, IBM and DocuSign are completing an integration of DocuSign secure sign-off software and IBM Connections Files collaboration solution.
Using IBM Connections Files APIs and DocuSign APIs, this integration will give you the ability to collaborate on the preparation of a contract or agreement within IBM Docs and sign off on it in a secure manner. That means keeping the document secure throughout its entire life cycle.
This integration will be available in mid-May.