Yousign: basic eSignature
Yousign is a European eSignature solution company dedicated to making it easy to attain electronic signatures on PDFs.
But is Yousign too simple for companies dealing with increasing volumes of contracts? And can it address the wider contract lifecycle, from creation to renewal, and monitor a growing contract portfolio?
Let’s explore the features, pricing and limitations of Yousign in comparison to Juro’s all-in-one contract automation platform.
Yousign is a prominent European provider in the eSignature space, mainly active in France, Germany, and Italy, enabling companies to skip printing and scanning contracts and go straight to an efficient, digital process.
However, legal and business teams at high-growth companies often need more robust, end-to-end contract workflows to help them close deals quickly and manage increasing volumes of contracts.
Yousign lacks the collaborative features, as well as the powerful search and data analytics capabilities, that companies need to remain competitive and fast-moving as they scale.
Key issues users struggle with when using Yousign include:
- Reliance on locked PDFs: users must upload PDFs to Yousign for signature. Any revisions to contracts or discussions about revisions must happen externally as a result
- No way to locate contract data: contracts are difficult to search within, and you have to manually discover and track dates and obligations or purchase additional contract review software
- Limited functionality: independent reviewers express frustration about the lack of integrations, lack of useful templates, and the inability to add specific fields to their contracts
- Expensive: even despite its limited capabilities, Yousign pricing plans closely compare to more well-established contract lifecycle management players that offer more collaborative and automated functionality
For an extensive set of features that help visionary legal counsel and the business teams they enable to efficiently manage contracts in one unified workspace, consider the many benefits of an all-in-one contract automation platform.
✍️ Automate your entire contract workflow
Unlike Yousign, Juro is specifically designed to enable you to use automation to accelerate and streamline the creation, negotiation, signature, renewal and data analysis of legal contracts.
Its automated workflows can power your contracts from end to end - not just eSignature. Empower business users to create new contracts through a self-serve Q&A workflow using standardised templates and guided by company playbooks that the legal team develops and maintains.
Using Juro can reduce legal time spent on routine tasks by as much as 75 percent.
🌐 Negotiate contracts in one unified workspace
Unlike Yousign, Juro is designed to unify contract processes in one place. You don't need to rely on jumping between Word, PDFs, email, and shared drives to create and negotiate contracts.
Juro’s native in-browser editor allows internal collaboration and external negotiations to occur in one unified workspace, ending the pain of version control.
Users can check prior revisions with one click using Juro’s timeline that maintains a secure digital audit trail and control who sees what comments.
Juro enables parties to add comments to clauses, tag collaborators, and converse in real time in the document sidebar.
💬 Contracts work where you do
Juro integrates directly with key business platforms like Salesforce, Workday, Slack, Google Drive and more to break down information silos and make sure users can stick to the systems they know.
Contract data can move seamlessly between platforms to help ensure your contracts and your data repository always include the most up-to-date and accurate data available.
➕ Flexible data layer
Whether imported or created from a template, contracts in Juro live in a dynamic repository built on a flexible data layer - unlike Yousign's static PDFs.
You automatically capture critical data regarding commercial terms and dates in Juro's structured environment that allows you easily to locate the contracts and the details you need at any time.
Digitally monitor the fulfillment of obligations, ensure compliance with all terms, conditions, and deadlines, and never miss a renewal again, thanks to custom table views that you control.
Yousign offers a “One for freelancers” plan starting at €9 per user, per month that allows one user to collect 10 signatures and the use of one email template. The “Plus for small teams” plan starts at €25 per user, per month and a“Pro for bigger teams” for €40 per user, per month.
API plans are offered separately, with the most basic API plan starting at €75 per month for 500 signatures per year. Fast-growing businesses that manage large and increasing volumes of contracts will hit and breach these limits quickly.
Yousign's pricing is fairly accessible for small teams who only need limited features. However, for companies that start to scale, pricing quickly becomes bespoke, with hidden charges for all premium integrations and for single sign-on via SAML. Yousign's lowest-cost paid plan still limits users to just 10 signature requests a month, compared to unlimited signatures in Juro.
If you need more than just eSignature, Juro offers flexible pricing plans centered around serving all of your complete contract needs. Juro works for legal teams and business users across the company, automating contract creation, negotiation, signature, management and renewal functions to keep you in control of all your contracts at all times.
Juro offers flexible plans to suit any business. Head over to our pricing page to choose a plan that's right for your business.
Read independent Yousign reviews
Yousign is rated on G2 with ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5/5), which is significantly lower than Juro's rating of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.8/5).
Below are some reviews from Yousign users:
"[O]ur main issue with YouSign is the pricing - it just seems expensive for what it is and the value it adds to our business”
“Cannot create drafts, or modify an already sent route (by adding or modifying a signer for example)”
“Could be better in integrating to other platforms”
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is top-rated on Capterra (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.8/5) and G2 (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.8/5), leading the category for Ease of Setup and Quality of Support.
Juro users say:
"We've created a workflow that is scalable, quicker, automated and allows other teams to self-serve their contracts"
“We've cut down the time taken to create a contract by 96% and also made tracking of signatures much more visible. We can get a customised contract out to a customer in seconds rather than 30+ minutes now"
“Everything goes much faster, templates are easily set up and the whole contracting process is streamlined and efficient beyond expectation”