|Unlimited electronic signatures
|Bulk e-signing options
|Integrations (CRM, storage, etc.)
|Real time audit trail
|Reminders & notifications
|From scratch document creation
|PDF editing & modification
|Digital notary service
|Analytics & reporting
|Payment gateway (Stripe / Paypal)
|Custom team roles
|Mobile app (Android & iOS)
|24/7/365 customer support
An ultimate e-signature solution
However, PandaDoc is much more than an electronic signature software.
Using our platform, it’s possible to create and edit business documents from scratch, build a robust document infrastructure using advanced tools like templates and content libraries, and even securely store documents throughout their lifecycle. PandaDoc offers user-friendly tools for all of it so that you can handle every aspect of your document workflow all in one place.
PDF editing & beyond
The Acrobat Sign editor is notable for its PDF editing capabilities, but PandaDoc is the only editor that provides full customization and control over your documents. (Note: PDF editing tools are an add-on purchase for users on the enterprise-level plan even though they’re included in the lower-tiered team plans.)
Whether built from a blank page, uploaded as a .DOCX file, or modified from one of the 1000+ templates in our template library, documents within the PandaDoc editor remain fully editable after upload in a way that is most similar to a word processor. Text can easily be moved or revised. Images and media can be altered. Fields can be adjusted. You’ll have full editorial control.
Savvy users create custom templates using our editing tools so that sales documents and contracts are consistent and can be easily presented with approved language. Our collaborative tools and deal rooms also offer a real-time negotiation experience between sales reps and clients so that deals move quickly and business never stops.
Streamlined document workflows
Acrobat Sign and PandaDoc both offer tools to assist with document signing, but a key factor is precisely where each platform enters your document workflow.
Acrobat Sign and its lower-tiered variations are designed to assist with document finalization and e-signature capture. You’ll be able to collect signatures for documents and track their progress as they move through the signing workflow, but the tool is clearly designed to be used after the document has been designed somewhere else.
PandaDoc offers end-to-end document creation, so you’ll work with it earlier and more often in your document workflow. Because everything happens within PandaDoc, teams using the software won’t need to switch tools as often to achieve great results. When you start with PandaDoc, you’ll have all the tools you need to modify and manage your documents indefinitely!
Why switch from Acrobat Sign to PandaDoc?
Better document creation tools
PandaDoc is one tool that will streamline the way you approach documents. Our document editor allows you to edit PDF documents and create almost any business document entirely from scratch. Switching from Acrobat Sign allows you to eliminate the need for multiple supporting products, like the Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Reader. With PandaDoc, document creation, approvals, collaboration, tracking, signing, and storage are all supported without the need for additional software.
Industry compliance — without the cost
While Adobe offers a top-notch digital signature platform, most of their security certifications and industry-specific regulations are restricted to the enterprise edition of their e-signature tool (Acrobat Sign). This means that small businesses using other e-signature solutions provided by Adobe, including Adobe Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Pro (both personal and team versions) won’t have access to the same level of authenticity as enterprise level customers. At PandaDoc, security and compliance are key features shared across all plans. Only our HIPAA compliance (which must be configured on a per-account basis) requires an annual Business or Enterprise plan.
Integrations for everyone
While PandaDoc can function as a standalone product, it’s even better when leveraging the functionality from other tools. Use our native integrations to connect with CRMs like HubSpot, Salesforce, and others. Store documents within Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox. Connect to cloud-based productivity tools like Slack for streamlined document management and better ease of use.
Better tracking & analytics
Knowing how your documents are used is key to learning how you can improve them. With PandaDoc document analytics, you’ll see how users interact with the contracts and proposals that you send. Learn where signers spend most of their time and which pages might hold up the signing process. This functionality, combined with our from-scratch document creation, will allow you to customize document templates based on user data, not hunches, for better long-term performance in your business deals.
Notarization at your fingertips
Remote online notarization (RON) took root during the pandemic as an alternative (and safer) solution than going to a physical location notary. However, it’s only grown more popular since then. In addition to our document design and digitals signature tools, users on the PandaDoc Enterprise level plan can sign documents using our digital notary service, which allows certified notaries to witness document signings using real time audiovisual technology.
Specialized support — anytime
Like Acrobat Sign, PandaDoc offers 24/7/365 chat support for all plans. We offer premium support options, too, for users who want to reach out via email, phone, or talk to a dedicated account manager. The big difference? Adobe supports dozens of products, from its Creative Cloud all the way to marketing and design products that have nothing to do with e-signatures or PDF editing. At PandaDoc, we have one platform — and it’s the only thing we focus on.