Electronic Signature by OneSpan

Bring automation to your workflows with e-signatures to improve customer experience. Strengthen compliance and eliminate costs related to paper-based processes​ with OneSpan electronic signature

eSignature solution trusted by leading organizations around the world

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OneSpan Electronic Signature Benefits​

Superior Experience

Superior Experience

Put your brand front and center to optimize the signing experience and achieve higher completion rates than handwritten signature processes. Request signatures and get your digital documents signed anytime and anywhere including through an Android or iOS mobile device, online, call center, branch, and virtual channels.

Easy to Integrate

Strong Identity Assurance​

Access a broad range of identity verification and authentication options to ensure signers are who they claim to be before providing access to documents. OneSpan Sign also supports certificate-based IDs issued by trusted authorities and partners.

Easy to Integrate

Easy to Integrate

Quickly integrate e-signing and workflow capabilities into your app or website with our open API and fully supported SDKs. Free developer accounts ensure you can start integrating within minutes.

Advanced Security

Advanced Security

Protect your users and electronic documents against fraud with digital signature encryption. Our solution also meets the world’s most rigorous cloud security standards and is verified by third-party auditors.

Security, Compliance & Audit

Enhanced Compliance ​

Verify the validity of the signed document with one-click verification and the most comprehensive audit trails in the market. The OneSpan Sign e‑signature solution is designed to meet simple, advanced and qualified e-signature legality requirements in countries that have enacted electronic signature legislation, such as the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and the ESIGN Act in the United States as well as eIDAS in the European Union.

Process Efficiency

Process Efficiency

Keep transactions completely digital, use contract templates, and apply workflow rules to streamline processes and eliminate risk associated with document errors, such as missing signatures and data. 

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IDC MarketScape for eSignature 2023: OneSpan Named a Leader in Worldwide eSignature Software Vendor Assessment

The report recognizes the strengths of OneSpan’s esignature solution, as well as key differentiators including security, white-labeling, and a single audit trail.

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Easily integrate electronic signatures

Embed e-signing functionality to your website, mobile app, and core systems using our open REST API and SDKs. Our API and SDKs include everything required to ensure rapid development and deployment such as support for common programming languages, complete documentation, sample code, common document formats like Microsoft Word documents or PDF documents, and more.

eSign anywhere, anytime​

Your brand will be front and center at every customer touchpoint of the signing process and in all your important documents. Our signature software lets you customize the UI, pop-ups, and email notifications to create a trusted experience to sign contracts while achieving the highest customer adoption and completion rates. Our signing experience is also optimized for online and mobile, as well as virtual channels, so your customers can truly eSign from anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

Strong identity assurance

How sure are you that you are conducting business with the correct individual in an e-signature transaction? OneSpan Sign provides a strong level of identity assurance in real-time, regardless whether the signatory is known or unknown to the organization. Customers can select from a suite of verification and authentication methods to match their use case, including government ID verification, biometric verification, SMS one-time passcodes (OTPs), shared secrets, knowledge-based authentication (KBA), certificate-based IDs, and more.

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Advanced security and compliance

We deliver document security and integrity by applying a digital signature and tamper seal after each person has signed. Our solution is also designed to meet the requirements for all three forms of e-signature – the simple, advanced, and qualified e‑signature (QES). In addition, we offer the most comprehensive audit trails in the market, allowing you to easily prove compliance and deflect legal disputes.

OneSpan Sign is built on leading infrastructure services and is compliant with ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27017, ISO/IEC 27018, SOC2 Type II, HIPAA, FedRAMP, and other stringent requirements and cloud security standards to ensure your documents are kept safe and secure.

Best-in-class eSignature experience

As a pioneer in the electronic signature market, we have broad knowledge of automating complex signing workflows in highly regulated markets. With over 25 years of best-in-class experience, OneSpan Sign is the white-labelled solution behind some of the most well-known brands in the world. We have a team of solutions consultants, technical support, and product experts with deep domain expertise who are wholly committed to your success with OneSpan Sign.​

Extensive 3rd party electronic signature connectors

We offer a number of pre-built connectors for third party applications like Salesforce, Workday, Pegasystems, Laserfiche, Guidewire, and Box, as well as Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics 365. With these connectors, we’ve done all the integration work for you – no coding or IT resources necessary to enable digital signing inside the business applications that you know and use every day.

OneSpan Sign Electronic Signature FAQ

What is an electronic signature?

An electronic signature fulfills the same function as its wet signature equivalent but through a digital medium. One of the most accepted definitions of an electronic signature is “an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a person with the intent to sign a record”. Both forms of signature stand as lasting records of the signer’s intent, which is typically expressed as the intent to comply with the terms of the signed document.

Are electronic signatures in OneSpan Sign legally binding?

Yes, electronic signature is legally binding and enforceable in countries that have enacted electronic signature laws.

Electronic signatures created using our solution comply with both the U.S. ESIGN Act and UETA. OneSpan Sign electronic signature also comply with Regulation No 910/2014 on Electronic Identification and Trust Services Regulation (eIDAS) in the European Union. Other countries have established similar laws as well. Visit our e-signature legality guide to learn more.

Are OneSpan Sign electronic signatures secure?

Yes. Security is always top-of-mind at OneSpan.


OneSpan Sign follows a variety of regulatory, industry, and IT standards for security and data protection. In addition, OneSpan Sign meets the compliance standards set by ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27017, ISO/IEC 27018, SOC2 Type 2, FedRAMP, HIPAA, Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready, GDPR, and more. Please visit the OneSpan Sign Trust Center for additional information.

What is the difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature?

Though related concepts, digital signatures and electronic signatures are different. An electronic signature is a legal concept. Its captures a person’s intent to be legally bound to an agreement or contract. 


However, a digital signature refers to encryption/decryption technology within an electronic signature. Based on public-key cryptography, digital signatures secure signed documents and allow one to verify the authenticity of a signed record.


In short, a digital signature cannot capture a person’s intent to sign a document. When used with an electronic signature application, digital signature technology secures the e-signed data.

What Are Electronic Signatures Used for?

  • Onboarding and Account Openings
    The ability to onboard customers from anywhere. The need for a remote onboarding and agreement process has grown from a competitive advantage to a business necessity.
  • Consumer and Commercial Lending
    The most common areas for electronic signature in lending are consumer loans, small business loans, and retail finance. Electronic signatures, e-forms, and digital processes are being used online, in the call center, and in the branch to expedite the agreement process. 
  • Wealth Management
    Electronic Signatures can shorten the long Wealth Management sales process typically involving multiple meetings and frequent document errors.
  • Residential Mortgage
    As more mortgages and refinances move online for increased convenience and speed, electronic signatures are the ideal solution to bring the digital experience into the customer’s home and make it convenient, secure, and compliant.

In addition to the use cases outlined above, organizations in every industry can find value in the security, efficiency, and positive customer experience created by OneSpan Sign Electronic Signatures.

  • Commercial banking and treasury management
  • General e-contracting
  • Procurement and sourcing
  • Contract modifications
  • Federal tax returns
  • Service agreements
  • Claims and appraisals
  • Delivery order requests
  • Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

How do I create an electronic signature?

Creating and electronic signature with OneSpan Sign is easy. You could use click, type or draw action to sign at specified location. As an account owner, you can easily create and save a reusable handwritten signature to your account profile. OneSpan Sign leverages digital signature technology to create secure electronic signatures. We also support digital certificates stored on the user’s system, government-issued smart cards (e.g., CAC/PIV, national eIDs, etc.), and hardware tokens to authenticate the identity of users.

How do I get a document electronically signed?

All you need to send documents is a web browser and a subscription to the OneSpan Sign Professional Plan. Upload your documents, add recipients, select signature blocks and fields, select a signer authentication method, then click “Send to Sign” to distribute your document for signing. Each recipient will receive an email invitation to sign the document.

How do I electronically sign a document?

You can electronically sign a document quickly and easily with OneSpan Sign.

  1. As a Signer, you will receive an email request for your signature. Click the link to access the document from your email.
  2. You will be directed to the document which requires your signature.
  3. To electronically sign the document, simply click on the signature box. Once you are done signing the documents, click the Confirm button.

How do recipients electronically sign documents with OneSpan Sign?

Electronic signature with OneSpan Sign are easy, and signing is always free for recipients. They simply receive an email with a link to a signing ceremony in OneSpan Sign. From there, they can access the electronic signature process through their browser on their device.

Can OneSpan Sign electronic signatures be used on mobile devices?

Use our OneSpan Sign mobile app to securely prepare, send, and sign documents on the go from your iOS and Android devices. It includes robust electronic signature features and is available at no extra charge in our Professional and Enterprise Plans. Download the app today.


In addition, OneSpan Sign offers the ability to e-sign anywhere, anytime, and on any web-enabled device.

What document formats does OneSpan Sign support for electronic signatures?

OneSpan Sign supports the following document formats:

  • PDF / Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Open Document Text (.odt)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

We also support any document that can be printed from any Windows-based application like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with the OneSpan Sign Print Driver

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The information on this site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that you seek independent professional advice. OneSpan does not accept liability for the contents of these materials.