Digital Signature & e-Sign signature are two different ways of authenticating a document.
Using Acrobat application you can create a PDF form, place the digital signature field & send the form to the signers for Signature. Signers can Sign the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader & send the signed copy back to you.
Using EchoSign service you can upload your document in the EchoSign environment, place the form fields & signature fields & send the document our for signature.
Signers will receive the PDF forms & they can Sign the PDF form online in the web browser & once the form is signed you will receive the Signed copy.
From what I have found researching my own delema, you have 2 options:
1. Adobe Acrobat Pro
Create your form, put in what fields you would like, including the signature field.
This will allow you to email everyone you would like to get their information and signature. They are able to sign it with their Adobe Readers and do not have to purchase any additional products to do so.
Once they have signed and hit submit, a copy is emailed back to you and collected in a database.
This information can then be exported and imported to any form needed.
Create form as before
Upload into Document Cloud
Make any changes to form and add Signature requirement
This form can be imbedded on a website or link emailed to someone to fill it out and sign. Love their signature options with this also. Customers don't need to purchase any additional software either. Just use their adobe reader.
* After this is where I am getting stuck. I need the information in my form to be exported to an excel file to be imported into another system. I can't seem to find that option anywhere. So frustrating.
I hope that any of the above information is able to help you. I am having a terrible time getting ahold of anyone at support.