Adobe Buys Digital Signature Company EchoSign

Adobe brought EchoSign under its wing on Monday, giving the design and PDF giant access to the company’s digital signature services and products. Adobe plans to roll EchoSign’s electronic signature technology into its own SendNow, FormsCentral and CreatePDF online services.

Adobe buys EchoSign

Adobe already offered its own digital signature solutions in products like Acrobat and Adobe Reader, although those tools didn’t gain the same level of acceptance as EchoSign. The services EchoSign offers will help its customers “by significantly reducing the time, cost and complexity associated with having a document signed,” according to Kevin Lynch, Adobe vice president and general manager of the company’s Digital Enterprise Solutions division.

For EchoSign, the deal means its products will end up in front of more end users, and potentially makes Adobe’s cloud-based document services useful for a larger group of customers.

Adobe didn’t say how much it is paying for EchoSign.