Zoho Sign: basic eSignature
Zoho Sign is just one of the numerous products offered by Zoho, and the digital signature application provides a secure way to sign and send contracts in 2023.
The platform not only allows for basic eSignature, but also enables users to define a signing order that works for them when sending an agreement to numerous parties. But does Zoho Sign deliver the essential functionality that legal and business teams need to manage contracts from creation all the way through to audits and renewals?
This page explores the features, limitations and pricing of Zoho Sign, in comparison to Juro's all-in-one contract automation platform.
Zoho Sign limitations
Zoho Sign, like most eSignature tools, provides a fast and efficient way to sign, send and manage documents. Although, it has an edge over some other eSignature providers since it also offers legal teams slightly more control over workflows, like Juro.
That said, Zoho Sign is still a far stretch from offering enough functionality to enable business and legal teams to manage contracts throughout the entire contract lifecycle.
Despite being a strong option for businesses that need to sign documents, Zoho Sign users are unable to create, edit, review, query, and monitor contracts without switching between and paying for additional tools, which can quickly make the solution inadequate and expensive.
Zoho Sign’s key limitations include:
- Limited to eSigning: the biggest downfall of Zoho Sign is that the functionality is limited to signing documents, unlike all-in-one contract automation tools like Juro where you can manage contracts from start to finish
- Lack of popular integrations: although Zoho Sign offers integrations with all other Zoho-owned platforms, the software still lacks some of the most popular integrations, like Salesforce, Workday and Greenhouse
- Poor mobile experience: numerous Zoho Sign users have voiced their concerns about poor experience using the mobile app, saying it’s dated and requires updating
- Unintuitive at times: some Zoho Sign users report the experience of adding signers to a document to be unintuitive, as well as wishing the document fields were more dynamic
Legal teams in scaling businesses need to do more than just sign contracts. They need to create, edit, review, share, approve, sign and track them too. Unlike Zoho Sign which is limited to offering eSignature, Juro’s all-in-one contract platform offers electronic signature and so much more.
Let’s explore the various benefits of using Juro for your contracts, and how Juro’s browser-native editor makes the end-to-end contracting process frictionless for legal and business users.
✍️ Rich-text contract editor designed for contracts
Distinct from Zoho Sign which lacks an intuitive way to draft and edit agreements, Juro’s rich-text editor enables users to create well-designed contracts in seconds - with or without legal expertise.
Not only can users set up custom fields, use conditional logic and automate contracts using templates, but they can also add rich media to contracts, including images, tables and GIFs, too. This makes it quick and easy to make contracts that people actually want to sign.
🌐 Collaborate on contracts in real-time
Juro also offers users the opportunity to collaborate on contracts in real-time, all in one unified workspace.
Gone are the days where legal and business teams need to jump between Word, PDF, email and shared drives to negotiate a contract. With Juro, users can set up approval workflows, leave internal and external comments, and control who can see certain edits - all without needing to leave the platform.
📈 Capture valuable contract data
What happens to your contracts post-signature? In most businesses, they’re buried somewhere across numerous shared drives, often with multiple versions of the same document.
But not with Juro. Juro offers a smart storage solution for your contracts, as well as advanced search functionality and the ability to track the contract metrics that matter most to your business, whether that’s renewal dates, contract owners, or the cost per transaction.
Juro acts as a single source of truth for your contracts, replacing Google Drive, Box, DropBox, and local drives and making it quick and easy to query contracts at scale.
Zoho Sign pricing
The most basic Zoho Sign plan available is the standard plan, which is charged at £8 per user per month, with a limit of 25 documents in total.
Their next cheapest plan is their professional plan, which is charged at £13 per user per month. This has the benefit of unlimited documents, more integrations, and rebranding.
However, many of the most useful features (i.e bulk send, document sending and advanced integrations) are locked behind their Enterprise plan, which costs £18 per user per month.
This pricing is fairly standard among eSignature providers, but still costly when you consider that the software enables you to sign contracts and little more. This means that businesses often have to fork out for numerous different tools for different stages of the contract lifecycle, rather than paying less for one single platform.
Businesses that want to streamline their contract lifecycle and make contract management more efficient are often better off finding a contract tool that includes but isn’t limited to eSignature, like Juro.
Juro offers flexible plans to suit in-house legal teams in companies of all sizes. Check out our pricing page to select a plan that’s right for your business.
Zoho Sign reviews
Read independent Zoho Sign reviews
Zoho Sign is rated 4.5 out of 5 on Capterra, and even lower on G2, with a rating of 4.2 out of 5. This is far lower than Juro’s rating, which is 4.8 out of 5.
Here are some verified Zoho Sign reviews from independent sites:
“Not intuitive to add signors or yourself onto a doc”
“I wish the fields that you enter in documents were more dynamic”
“It is not possible to integrate this app with our email service provider and send the signed documents through email address”
“The biggest challenge was transferring admin rights from one user to the other, which had to be done manually”
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is rated 4.8 on Capterra and 4.8 on G2, with no reviews rating our software below four stars. Juro is also rated 5 out of 5 for ease of use.
Here are some verified reviews from our legal and business customers:
“Juro’s platform has significantly improved the efficiency of our legal function and has enabled our legal team to spend more time focusing on high-value work”
“It has really helped us streamline our processes and save time. We have to produce a lot of contracts and we have a small team so really helps us when time is so precious”
“Easy to learn, intuitive GUI, anyone can use it without training. The Q&A function is amazing and let me as a legal person focus on contracts”