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SumTotal Partners with HelloSign to Modernize and Accelerate the Job Offer Signing Process

Embedded eSignature workflow into the candidate offer process enables faster time-to-hire, supporting candidates on-the-go

BOSTON  September 11, 2018 – SumTotal Systems today announced a strategic partnership with HelloSign to deliver the HCM industry’s first integrated mobile eSignature solution, enabling SumTotal Talent Acquisition users to create, send, sign and track e-documents across platforms and devices. With HelloSign, SumTotal customers will be able to streamline and accelerate the hiring process by providing highly responsive technology that allows candidates to more easily read and sign offer letters from any mobile device, eliminating time-consuming administrative cycles that delay an employee’s start date.

It’s critical to demonstrate innovation, efficiency and speed throughout the recruiting and onboarding process as prospective employees closely assess everything about their potential employer. With eSignature functionality delivered by HelloSign, a powerful platform for legal agreements with mobile-first, secure, compliant and legally binding eSignatures and forms, SumTotal customers benefit from a seamless and rapid process for extending and completing offer letters, all from a mobile device.

HelloSign’s eSignature capabilities will be included in SumTotal’s 18.3 release for offer letters, with more HelloSign and HelloWorks powered documents and forms being incorporated into the 19.1 release. HelloSign’s mobile-first eSignature solution eliminates the need for cumbersome, manual paper processes, increasing productivity, reducing signing cycle times and increasing document visibility and security.

“By enabling candidates to read and sign offer letters on-the-go with their mobile phones, HelloSign and SumTotal are accelerating the recruiting and hiring process, leveraging our shared mobile-first development strategy to deliver real business value. For companies, they can make any document or custom form into a mobile-ready document with legally compliant e-signatures, all within the SumTotal Suite,” said Joseph Walla, CEO and Co-founder of HelloSign.

“We continue to invest in solutions that enhance the onboarding experience and improve time-to-hire for our customers. HelloSign helps us deliver a higher-quality mobile candidate experience by enabling easy-to-read documents with eSignature capabilities for offer letters, employment contracts, government forms, employee booklets and authorization forms for payroll, pension and health insurance,” said Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Technology Officer of SumTotal. “This partnership allows customers to take advantage of fully mobile, dynamic and compliant e-document and eSignature solutions, which will save time and deliver an improved candidate experience.”

HelloSign is compliant with all major eSignature laws, including ESIGN, UETA and European Union eIDAS (EU No.910/2014). Additionally, all access is over HTTPS and all experiences are encrypted at rest while secure audit trail is also provided that includes access times and IP addresses.

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About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems provides a unified, comprehensive and flexible HCM solution spanning the entire employee lifecycle. The award-winning solution for attracting, retaining, developing and engaging today’s multi-generational workforce is grouped into four HR Suites – Talent Acquisition, Learning Management, Talent Management and Workforce Management – all on a common platform.

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About HelloSign
HelloSign simplifies work for millions of individuals. Over 75,000 companies world-wide trust the HelloSign platform – which includes eSignature, digital workflow and electronic fax solutions with HelloSign, HelloWorks and HelloFax – to automate and manage their most important business transactions.


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