Individuals and organizations create and manage their legal documents online by using electronic signature software tools. It can be difficult to choose the best one for you and your business, especially with so many options in the market.
We’ve written this guide to make it easier to decide if you should purchase DocuSign or Signwell. Below, we share detailed pricing information for each solution, a breakdown of their features, and our recommendation of the ideal customers for each solution.
DocuSign & Signwell Comparison Summary
DocuSign and Signwell are two well-known electronic signature solutions used by tens of thousands of customers each. Both solutions are well-built and easy to use. The biggest difference between the solutions is their level of complexity – Signwell was built and priced to handle basic document workflows. In contrast, DocuSign was built and priced to handle the most complex document workflows.
Both solutions include the core electronic signature software features: legally binding signatures, templates, a document editor, audit reports, flexible signing, and document storage. However, DocuSign includes more advanced features such as collecting payments through documents, commenting on documents, and a mobile app.
Signwell is cheaper than DocuSign. Signwell’s most popular plan priced at $30 a month, whereas DocuSign’s most popular plan priced at $60 a month. Signwell also offers a basic free plan that allows you to send three documents a month.
Here’s a quick rundown to determine if DocuSign or Signwell is best for you:
- You want to be able to integrate with your CRM to autofill data
- You want a mobile app that lets you sign and edit documents
- You want a solution that is HIPAA compliant
- You send less than three documents per month
- You want a more affordable solution
- You want access to a standardized template library
Table of Contents
- Comparison Summary
- DocuSign & Signwell Price Comparison
- DocuSign & Signwell Feature Comparison
- Bottom Line
DocuSign & Signwell Price Comparison
DocuSign and Signwell are both priced as monthly subscriptions. Overall, Signwell is slightly more affordable than DocuSign. Both solutions offer a 20-35% discount for the upfront purchase of an annual plan.
One key pricing-related difference between DocuSign and Signwell is that Signwell offers a free plan. However, Signwell’s free plan is limited, only allowing three documents to be sent per month. If you only need a basic electronic signature tool and send less than three documents per month, this is likely your best option.
DocuSign Pricing Details
DocuSign pricing ranges from $15 to $60 per user per month. However, choosing to pay the annual subscription upfront can save you ~35%. Here’s an overview of DocuSign’s pricing plans:
|Business Pro plan|
|Advanced Solutions plan|
Signwell Pricing Details
Signwell pricing ranges from free to $30 per user per month. Choosing to pay the annual subscription upfront can save you 20%. Here’s an overview of Signwell’s pricing plans:
DocuSign & Signwell Feature Comparison
DocuSign and Signwell offer many similar core features. This includes legally binding signatures, templates, a document editor, audit reports and flexible signing.
However, DocuSign comes with many advanced features not found in Signwell. As you’ll read below, many of these features are necessary to efficiently support more complex document management workflows. For example, only DocuSign offers CRM integrations that allow you to automatically pull data into your legal documents. Also, the document editor in DocuSign is more advanced.
|Legally Binding Signatures||Yes||Yes|
|Text-editing for Uploaded Documents||No||No|
|In person Signing||Yes||Yes|
|Two factor authentication||Yes||No|
|Proposal Template Library||No||Yes|
|Payments through a Legal Document||Yes||No|
DocuSign's Unique Features
DocuSign offers many advanced features not found in Signwell. Understanding the features below will help you determine if DocuSign is ideal for you and your business.
Auto Filling Data from Integrations
Integrations are key in streamlining your document workflow because they allow you to integrate your existing software applications with your electronic signature tool. DocuSign integrates with over 350 applications including Salesforce, Google Drive, Zapier and HubSpot. With these integrations, you can autofill important information into your documents by importing your data.
Document Editor Features
DocuSign’s document editor offers more features and capabilities than Signwell. These features make the document editing process easier and more efficient.
As seen above, some of these features include:
- More field options to place in a document
- More field properties to set
- Navigating a document by page
- Zooming in and out of a document
- Key shortcuts for editing documents
DocuSign has a mobile app that allows you to upload files and add fields to documents. These capabilities increase efficiency because they allow you to maintain your document workflow without having to switch to DocuSign’s web application. The mobile app is extremely valuable when managing your documents on the go or in the field.
Signwell's Unique Features
Signwell includes a few features not found in DocuSign. If you're in the market for a well-designed, simpler electronic signature tool, then these features are a nice added plus.
Signwell offers a library of over 40 standardized templates. Using these can save you time and keep your content consistent. Below is an example of a template Signwell offers users.
While overall DocuSign’s editor is more advanced, Signwell does offer unique features that we found to save time. A top example is field suggestion. When editing a document, field suggestion automatically detects blank lines in your document. This simplifies the process of adding fields to your document.
DocuSign and Signwell are two well-known electronic signature solutions used to help individuals and organizations automate their document workflows. Both include the core electronic software features like legally binding signatures, templates, a document editor, audit reports, flexible signing and document storage.
There are two key considerations to think about when deciding between DocuSign and Signwell – features and price. If you prefer a more affordable electronic signature tool to support a simpler document workflow, then Signwell is ideal for you. If you want a more robust solution and have a slightly larger budget, then DocuSign is ideal for you.