Adobe Sign: Service Overview


What is Adobe Sign?

Adobe Sign is a powerful tool that can be utilized for a wide range of purposes. While the service can be used for simple tasks like sending a form to be completed over email or getting an outside supplier to sign a document, some of its features allow for more complex uses like sending one document to multiple people for approval or automating the approval flow of a frequently completed form.

Basic features

Advanced functionality

How to Access?

It can be accessed by visiting the Adobe Document Cloud

There are two main levels of access in Adobe Sign. The basic access is automatically provisioned to anyone with an active University of Maryland Directory ID. This allows you to perform basic functions as listed above. 

In order to access the more advanced functionality you must request access using the Adobe Sign Request Form. You can request self-service which simply gives you access to the tool or a consultation with our team of Adobe Sign experts to help you integrate the more advanced functionality with your business processes. Both of these services are free of charge at this time.

You may want a consultation if:

What are the different levels of Access?

Basic access for all UMD customers is Adobe Sign inside Acrobat DC and when you request either self-service or a consultation you will be upgraded to Adobe Sign for Enterprise. Please reference the Product Comparison Chart to see the feature difference between the access levels.

What do I need Access for?

In order to send agreements within Adobe Sign you need a valid account, but in order to sign, approve or receive agreements you only need a valid email address. This means when following proper electronic signature procedures, recipients can be internal or external to the University.

When should I use an Electronic Signature?

For more information on when to use an electronic signature, please see our Adobe Sign Electronic Signature vs. Electronic Approval.