CudaSign by Barracuda Improves Workflow Processes by Eliminating the Fax, Gains Momentum in eSignature Market
CAMPBELL, Calif., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA),
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Barracuda rebrands SignNow to CudaSign, extending the company's brand equity as a trusted IT partner for customers worldwide.
Barracuda's new pricing model offers CudaSign at only $1/user/month, compared to approximately $20/user/month for some competing products, reducing technology cost as a barrier for companies looking to leverage eSignatures.
New CudaSign Premium provides businesses with multiple options to integrate eSignatures into existing business processes such as customer relationship management systems (CRMs), contract management tools, or productivity tools. In addition, customers can use CudaSign Premium as an appliance or virtual appliance on-premises or in a private cloud.
Barracuda has rebranded its popular eSignature product SignNow to CudaSign, extending the Barracuda brand as a trusted IT partner into the eSignature market. As part of the rebrand, Barracuda is offering CudaSign at a low price of $1/user/month, a disruptive move that minimizes the cost burden for companies looking to leverage eSignatures, making it easier for organizations to move away from cumbersome processes using printers, scanners, and faxes. CudaSign is part of Barracuda's Data Protection Plus strategic initiative, aimed at helping customers access, retain and share critical data from anywhere and any device.
Stress-free eSignature for Business
More than 2 million users leverage CudaSign to sign documents, collect signatures and automate business workflows. CudaSign helps reduce process inefficiency and operating costs by replacing manual workflows with streamlined methodologies designed for today's mobile workforce. CudaSign is a top-rated eSignature app on the Apple App Store and won G2 Crowd's Ease-of-Use award for 2014.
Advanced eSignature for Business
CudaSign Premium is a new offering that enables business customers to integrate eSignatures into existing business processes and platforms. Customers can also leverage CudaSign Premium as an appliance or virtual appliance on-premises or in a private cloud.
CudaSign and CudaSign Premium help organizations:
Collect signatures faster - simplify the ability for users to sign and return contracts from anywhere.
Save time and resources - reduce or eliminate time and costs of postage, shipping, scanning, faxing, printing, filing and storage.
Easily send, track and access documents - keep track of document status on a real-time basis for quick turnaround and compliance, and automatically maintain an audit trail for offer letters, NDAs, contracts and more.
Add eSignatures to existing workflows - leverage integrations with leading business applications including Salesforce, SharePoint, Office365 Outlook,Google and more.
"By reducing the per-user price dramatically less than the competition, Barracuda is expanding the market for eSignatures," said Chris Hawkins, GM eSignatures, Barracuda. "The competition has been focused at price points that make it difficult for some organizations to offer eSignatures to most of their employees. By being both reasonably priced and easy to use, CudaSign fits the needs of more organizations."
"IT continues to embrace mobile and cloud technologies at a rapid pace. The ability to easily support these trends through the use of a secure hybrid cloud solution in VMware vCloud Air, along with an eSignature offering in Barracuda's CudaSign empowers organizations to streamline their business processes," said Riccardo Di Blasio, senior vice president, vCloud Air, VMware.
"On an operational level, preparing for the Super Bowl requires high attention to detail to keep our official contracts and documents organized," said Jim Nolan, SVP Operations, New England Patriots. "Using CudaSign for this process saves valuable time and resources because of the easy reference and document storage it provides - everything is in one place."
"The real estate business is notorious for requiring what sometimes seems like an endless amount of signatures for our clients," said Allen Benson, CTO, Kidder Mathews. "CudaSign has helped out tremendously by allowing agents to quickly track and gather the documents they need in a way that's painless for our clients."
"Being a Top 50 rated golf course by three major golf outlets, our members come from all over the world to relax and enjoy the golf course," said D. Scott Hoyt, GM Pasatiempo Golf Club. "We use CudaSign to make the signup process efficient so they can get out of the office and enjoy what's important - golf."
"CudaSign is simple to use, which has greatly improved our ability to process documents where signatures are needed," said Lauge Nielsen, Director of Wind Farm Operations, GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. "With CudaSign, we've been able to remove the need for pen, paper, and the fax machine and it has greatly streamlined workflow processes."
"On a regular basis we receive client claims that must be signed in-person, secured, and stored," said Philippe Vayssac, CIO, Groupama Rhone-Alpes Auvergne. "CudaSign has been instrumental in streamlining our digital workflow. With CudaSign, claim files can be signed on the spot, are instantly secured and saved, and the client also receives a copy via email. We are then able to take the digital signed claims and seamlessly process them into our workflow."
The CudaSign application is available free of charge in the Apple App Store for iOS devices (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signnow/id489262811) and on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.signnow.android) for Android devices.
Data Protection Plus Overview: http://cuda.co/dppreview
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Pricing and Availability
CudaSign is available immediately at US $1.00/user/month. Additional terms and conditions apply. CudaSign Premium is available by calling 1-800-831-2050. To learn more about CudaSign and to get setup with an account, please visit: www.cudasign.com
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit www.barracuda.com.
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