Why OneSpan Sign Is a Leading DocuSign Alternative

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Why Choose OneSpan Sign

Top 5 Reasons

OneSpan Sign


Enhanced tamper sealing

Complete white-labeling

Native virtual signing room

A single, unified audit log

Unlimited transactions per user

Decades of Proven Experience

Electronic signatures are not a new concept. Around the world, legislation like the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act) in the United States and eIDAS in the European Union have ensured the legal validity of electronic signatures for years. Growing out of the paperless office movement, electronic signatures have been a vital tool in digitizing manual, paper-based processes, creating new efficiencies, and ensuring remote capabilities for large and small businesses alike.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, those remote capabilities have become an essential part of business as consumer behavior changed. In-person trips to the bank branch, doctor’s office, car dealership, or other typical interactions were limited, driving customers to embrace remote digital processes. Organizations that previously leveraged electronic signatures are expanding their deployments, and organizations that haven’t are looking for the right solution to meet their needs.

In the effort to evaluate e-signature software, organizations should be encouraged to look beyond the largest vendor in the space. Here we make the case why OneSpan Sign is the superior DocuSign alternative and explore how the solution can meet a wide range of use cases in even the most regulated industries.


OneSpan Sign


Supports multiple workflows (e.g., templates, bulk send, document visibility, reminders, optional signatures)


Advanced data processing (e.g., standard and custom tags, advanced forms, conditional fields)


Dashboard with real-time status


Multiple authentication options


Remote and in-person signing


iOS and Android apps


Simple, Advanced, and Qualified E-Signatures




Audit trail and electronic evidence


Authoritative copy management


Global data centers with enterprise-class availability (SOC-2, HIPAA, ISO 27001)


Open API/SDKs with sandbox access and developer community


Public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises deployment options


Out-of-the-box digital signature and tamper-seal for each signer


API users can fully remove the vendor’s brand (white-labelling)


Experience in Regulated Industries

It’s essential that your electronic signature provider have experience operating in highly regulated industries like banking, financial services, insurance, and healthcare. In these industries, security, identity, and compliance are critical, and ensuring your provider has expertise in these areas can help you remain compliant with all relevant regulations.

Innovation and Thought Leadership

Though electronic signatures are not a new concept, the technology is rapidly evolving to respond to the needs of the market. OneSpan is innovating to meet these needs with new products like OneSpan Virtual Room and OneSpan Notary. Virtual Room provides a secure virtual space where your agents and advisors can complete high-value agreements with customers. OneSpan Notary transforms the way notaries and clients get agreements completed, quickly and securely.

We can now digitally sign our documents with One Span Sign.
We found the software very intuitive and easy to use even for people with no technical background in our organization. It is a very easy-to-use product and flexible enough to integrate with other tools.

Principal Financial Analyst, Financial Industry, Firm Size: 3B - 10B USD

A user friendly and easy to implement solution. Working with OneSpan has been a great experience for us…The organization is very customer-oriented, and as a result, they are aware of the needs and desires, and reality of each individual customer.

Global Key Account Manager, Data and Analytics, IT Services

OneSpan Sign is the best electronic signature solution and it offers higher security and compliance with ease of use and helps automate business processes…their customer service is excellent, with highly personalized assistance for a variety of needs.

Associate Director, Paid Media Strategy, IT Services


One of the key benefits of OneSpan Sign is its flexibility to meet an organization’s growing needs. Typically when an organization deploys electronic signature, they do so for a specific process or use case, and then over time, they expand the solution to digitize other processes or support other lines of business, channels and geographies. Ensuring the electronic signature solution can accommodate such expansion is an important part of evaluating solutions.

To that end, OneSpan Sign offers flexibility in the following ways:

a. Multiple deployment options, including public and private clouds
b. Ability to integrate OneSpan Sign into your online and mobile applications using our open API
c. Multiple identification and authentication methods to validate the signer’s identity:

i. Email
ii. SMS
iii. Q&A
iv. Government ID verification with global coverage
v. Biometric comparison
vi. Knowledge-based Authentication (KBA)

For a full list of authentication and identification options, visit our webpage.


With rising use of remote and digital processes, ensuring your customers are comfortable and trust the security of the process is essential. Many electronic signature vendors only offer limited custom branding options, such as adding a logo or aligning the color scheme to your brand design. White-labeling in OneSpan Sign goes further. It allows you to completely white-label the experience with your branding. From beginning to end, your customers will interact with your brand and only your brand, thereby building on the trusted relationship you already have with your customers. What’s more, trust directly contributes to adoption, especially in regulated industries. As the complexity and importance of an e-signature contract increases, the willingness for customers to use and adopt the e-signature platform depends on that customer’s trust in the organization.

White labeling also has the added benefit of protecting your brand and your customers. It can deter phishing scammers from exploiting your customers with targeted social engineering campaigns.

Document Security

Like DocuSign, HelloSign, and many other electronic signature vendors, OneSpan Sign uses digital signature technology to encrypt and tamper-seal business documents and signatures. These seals prevent unauthorized alterations to the document terms or signatures. However, the way in which the tamper-seal is used impacts the overall document security. DocuSign tamper-seals the document only at the end of the signature process after all signers have signed. This creates an opportunity for tampering to occur as the document is passed to each signer. To ensure the maximum security and integrity of your documents, OneSpan Sign tamper-seals after each signature is added to the document and offers a mechanism to easily verify the integrity of the document.

Professional Business Plans

For professionals and businesses who want to get started in minutes. Upload, send for eSignature, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Quick Demo


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Professional Plan


Per User / Month (billed annually)

Volume discounts available.
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Send documents for eSignature

Unlimited templates

In-person and remote signing

Advanced fields

Email and Q&A Authentication

Advanced authentication ($)

Detailed audit trail

Print Driver

iOS and Android mobile apps

Bulk send ($)

Video signing ($)

Integrations with Salesforce, SharePoint, Workday, and more

Simple, Advanced, and Qualified E-Signatures (QES)

User community access

Enterprise Platform Plans

For enterprises that want the flexibility to subscribe to a Transaction Cloud Platform model that offers either user-based or transaction-band pricing. Or for developers to start building for free and go live in days.​

Developer Sandbox


Our unlimited developer sandbox lets you test our API and SDKs for free. Sandbox accounts do not expire and have enterprise-level features enabled.

To go live with your solution, contact us.

Enterprise Plan


Based on your choice of user OR transaction volume

Everything in Professional Plan, plus:

Flexibility to choose user or transaction-based pricing​

Unlimited transactions per user​

REST API & fully supported SDKs

Embedded signing

Customized workflows

Enterprise account administration

Full white-labeling and branding

Real-time reporting and analysis

Integrations with eVault systems 

Flexible deployment options (SaaS, private cloud, on-premises)

User & developer community access

Premium support ($)

Customer Support

E-Signing is often used in fundamental business transactions. For financial institutions, that fundamental transaction could be a mortgage or a business loan. For a car dealership, the transaction could be a financing agreement. In either case, the continued use and maintenance of the electronic signature solution is essential to the health of the organization. For that reason, reliable customer support in every country in which you operate as well as the ability to address your issues quickly are important aspects of the vendor relationship.  

Feature Set

OneSpan Sign offers a rich feature-set that supports our customer’s document signing needs. You can view all our features on our OneSpan Sign Product Features webpage, but some notable functionality to help build your workflows, facilitate ease of use, and ensure proper document management includes:

a. Serial and parallel signing
b. Reusable templates
c. Drag and drop document builder
d. Automation
e. Document visibility and contract management
f. Recipient permissions, reminders, and expirations
g. Conditional fields
h. Access delegation
i. Enterprise administration
j. Bulk send
k. Reports
l. Integrations with Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Office 365, Pega, Laserfiche, Guidewire, Box, and more

Global Solution

In the Gartner 2020 Market Guide to Electronic Signature OneSpan is recognized as one of the few “Global, Full-Service Enterprise Electronic and Digital Signature Platform” alongside DocuSign, demonstrating our place among the global leaders in electronic signature. OneSpan Sign scales across geographies, use cases, and channels and integrates with the apps your organization uses everyday. OneSpan Sign ensures secure digital transactions by supporting Advanced Electronic Signatures (AES) as well as Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) while also providing comprehensive support for working with Trust Service Providers (TSPs) that issue digital certificates.

Explore your electronic signature solution options

Whether your organization is just beginning to explore electronic signature or have leveraged e-signature solutions like Adobe Sign, PandaDoc, DocHub, RightSignature, SignNow, EverSign, SignEasy, or SignRequest, it is important to do your due diligence. It’s a wide market, and OneSpan Sign stands as a leader among signature platforms, e-signature software solutions, and DocuSign alternatives.

Explore how OneSpan Sign can help your business automate the delivery and execution of contracts, and other types of agreements in the Beginner’s Guide to Electronic Signature ebook.

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