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Nintex Sign powered by Adobe Sign enables e-signatures for Microsoft Sharepoint Customers

After partnering with Adobe earlier this year, process management and automation platform Nintex announced that the partnership will now enable its customers currently using Microsoft Sharepoint to access its proprietary e-signature software solution natively. The features are available to customers using Sharepoint 2013, 2016 and 2019.Why we should careDocumentation and agreements such as service contracts often require input from multiple stakeholders. Access to e-signature features can expedite notoriously lengthy processes for digital marketers.Users are assigned roles, including approver, acceptor, certified recipient, form filler and delegator, and triggered workflows can be built to ensure compliance. The integration allows users to apply their signatures from either their desktop or their mobile devices — a key feature for organizations undergoing their own digital transformations.“E-signature is a critically important capability for enterprises today, said Jim Lundy, CEO of A…

Ten ways to pump out a stream of great content without burning out

There’s always more content to write. Sometimes that can be encouraging, even exhilarating. You’ve got plenty of space for all your ideas, and countless opportunities to engage with potential customers and to build a stronger relationship with existing ones.But producing a constant stream of content can be exhausting.You’ll find yourself running out of ideas and running out of steam. And at that point, it can be really difficult to keep creating high-quality content on a regular basis.Even if you’re in a position to hire someone to help, you’ll still need to have a fair amount of involvement in content production – supplying ideas and outlines, at the very least.So how can you keep up with all the content you need to produce? Before we dig into some specific tips, let’s take a look at how much you actually need to create.How frequently should you post on your blog and your social media accounts?There are no rules here different blogs do different things, often within the same industry…

Here’s how retailers can create powerful human connections for shoppers amid the fanfare of Amazon Prime Day

Amazon certainly gets a ton of mindshare these days as the end-all, be-all retail solution for shoppers. Granted, it dominates the utilitarian e-commerce game and it’s only getting better at it. Amazon Prime Day is the largest single shopping day globally with sales coming from 17 countries and sales hitting $4.19 billion. But what if I told you that Amazon only represents 5% of all retail sales, according to a recent article published by TechCrunch. Despite the perpetual false swirl of rumors clamoring about the demise of brick-and-mortar retail, physical stores today can complement Amazon’s offering rather than compete against it.Case in point: Amazon’s second brick-and-mortar concept, Amazon 4-Star, debuted in 2018, featuring the most popular, highest rated and trending products based on each store’s geographic location. While it’s undoubtedly a great idea, perhaps there’s a lesson in solid execution to be had from those that have long-since played in the space – that group of expe…

How to Track your Study Time with Google Forms and Sheets

In most organizations, employees are required to fill timesheets every week so the company can track the amount of time that people have spent working on various projects and tasks.My kids are in middle/high school and I’ve been looking for a timesheet-style solution that would help me understand their studying patterns and learn how much time they spend on various subjects.There are quite a few apps available for time tracking but I was looking for something simple and Google Forms fit the bill perfectly. The multiple-choice grid question is handy for quickly marking the time that they have spent on various subjects. I also added a Linear scale question for them to self-evaluate their daily screen time on a relative scale.Here’s how the final study log form looks like:The Email Form Notifications add-on is enabled for this Google Form so parents get an instant email when the boys submit the study log form. The email contains all the form answers in a neatly formatted table. An instan…