We chose Assently as our first partner because our customers like their advanced signature methods, easiness of use and their affordable pricing. However, their approach is a bit different, because they add all signatures to the last page, as the placement of the signature in most cases is irrelevant to the validity of the signed document (both ways have the same legal validity). This way if you have, for instance, multiple documents within one contract, all pages are securely hashed (uniquely fingerprinted) and all the signers’ names are on the last page. This works in most cases and is extremely straightforward and clear to use.
You can find instructions on how to sign with Adobe Sign in Adobe's web page: https://helpx.adobe.com/sign/how-to/for-signers.html.
DocuSign instructions can be found here: https://support.docusign.com/articles/How-do-I-sign-a-DocuSign-document-Basic-Signing
Assently instructions can be found at https://assently.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.
In Assently you can verify the authenticity of the signed document afterwards anytime you want. This way you can check that the document is intact and has not been changed. Here are instructions for that https://assently.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202515146-How-do-I-verify-a-signed-document-
In Adobe Sign you can verify that the document has not been modified by opening the signed document with Adobe Reader.
It is not possible to add any additional fields to the document for the signers in Assently. Below is an example of an Assently signed document’s last page at the end of this message. So every document e-signed in Assently will have page that looks like this added in the end of the document.
Our regular pricing ($9,50 or 8,70€/user/month, billed annually) includes, for example, contract management, meeting management and basic VDR for 30 days, but the e-Signing is priced separately.
The prices of Assently signatures are approximately 0,90-1,5€+VAT/document. And in USD the prices are approximately $1-1,60+VAT/document. You can find Adobe Sign's pricing here: https://acrobat.adobe.com/ie/en/sign/pricing/plans.html, and Visma Sign's pricing here: https://allekirjoitus.visma.fi/digital-signature/.