In addition to providing a PDF version of a Contract, you can also require that your Clients (and optionally an internal staff member) digitally sign any generated Contracts. This is designated on a Template basis, such that any Contract generated from a particular Template will require digital signature. You can get started by navigating to Office-->Contracts-->Templates, and either creating a new Template, or editing an existing Template. Either way will bring you to a form with some options related to digital signature.



By default, you will see some placeholder images on the right-side, related to Client Signature, Printed Name, Title, Initials, and Date. These can be used simply clicking and dragging them into the desired location in your Contract Template content on the left-side. Wherever you place the placeholder will be where the Client can click to digitally sign (or type) the Contract. If multiple of a particular field is desired, simply click and drag additional copies of the placeholder from the right-side as needed.



In addition to the Client Signature fields, you also have the option to require that a designated internal user also sign Contracts generated from this Template. This is controlled via the checkbox at the top of the Contract Template form:


REQUIRE ORGANIZATION DIGITAL SIGNATURE

Check this box if you want to require that one of your internal staff (either yourself, or a specific Admin or Office Manager) digitally sign any Contracts that are generated from this Template. After you check this box, a dropdown will appear below this setting, allowing you to choose your desired assigned internal user.



After making the selection, an additional set of Signature placeholders will appear on the right-side of the page (next to the placeholders for Client Signature).



Once you have the placeholders arranged as desired, you can save the Template, after which it will be ready for use. Whenever a new Contract is generated from this Template, the various signature/name/title/initial placeholders will become clickable for the corresponding user (either the assigned Client or the internal user, depending on the field), and they will be able to enter the corresponding info via a pop-up box.



The lone exception to this is the "Date" field, which is not clickable, and cannot be manually filled out by the user. Instead, once the user (either the Client or the internal user) fully signs the Contract (i.e. they fill out all instances of the Signature field), the Date field will be automatically populated with the current date.