Create a digital signature: Here’s how!

Published April 5, 2023

Rene-Pascal Bartsch d.velop AG

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There are all sorts of reasons to turn your handwritten signature into a digital one. Of course, depending on your wants and needs, you might prioritize these reasons differently. Still, most of us have the same motives for creating a digital signature.

Reasons to create a digital signature

Maybe you want to shorten the lengthy signature process at work and home to free up more time for essential tasks. Or, perhaps you want to use less paper, ink, and energy to help the environment and reduce unnecessary costs.

Regardless of your personal reasons, using a digital signature comes with several advantages. Consider these benefits of creating a digital signature:

  • Saving money – In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for businesses and individuals to think and act economically. How would your team react if your choices helped noticeably lower expenses?
  • Saving time – Imagine if you had 4 extra hours each week to spend on your to-do list. What more could you accomplish? What would you do first?
  • Saving resources – Keeping the earth a little cleaner is everyone’s responsibility. Wouldn’t you be proud if you could save hundreds of kilos of CO₂ every year simply by using a digital assistant?

How do you make a digital signature?

Creating a digital signature online is actually quite simple. There are countless digital signature providers on the market, all of which offer a similar range of user-friendly functions and features.

Since you’re already reading this article on the d.velop blog, we’re happy to explain how to create digital signatures in the cloud with our DSGVO-compliant signature solution d.velop sign.

6 steps for creating a digital signature with d.velop sign

To create a digital signature with d.velop sign:

  1. Visit the d.velop store and select a d.velop sign package. (If you’re not ready to make a purchase, we have a free trial version available.)
  2. Once you’ve set up your account, you can upload your documents to d.velop sign for signing.
  3. Choose a signature level.
  4. Drag your signature field over the desired area.
  5. Confirm your signature placement with the check mark.
  6. Celebrate! You’ve created a digital signature.

How long does it take to create a digital signature?

Creating a digital signature only takes a few seconds. If you follow the step-by-step instructions above, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can legally sign your documents.

That means you can say goodbye to your envelopes and franking machines—these items of the past have no place in the modern office.

It’s super easy to digitally sign an NDA


You have a digital signature – now what?

Whether you’ve just made your first, second, or thousandth digital signature, you can now download your signed documents from d.velop sign, archive them, or invite others to put their “John Hancock” on them.

If you ever need to locate a signed document, you can find it in your d.velop sign dashboard. Here, we keep your documents for 365 days, after which they’re automatically deleted for data protection purposes. As such, it’s worth downloading all documents and storing them separately; otherwise, you can archive them with d.velop documents.

If you’ve read the article up to this point, you should be ready to create digital signatures on your own. So, what are you waiting for? Try d.velop sign today for free, and add your digital signature wherever you need it.