The February 2020 describes new or enhanced features, fixes, coming-soon features, and technical alerts.
Release Availability: Each month, Release Notes include items from different parts of the DocuSign product. Some of these areas have different release cycles, which means the availability of the feature may vary. Items are available by the end of the month for which the notes are written, but may appear slightly before or after the release notes are published.
Note: Some features and options are supported only in certain DocuSign plans. Your account plan might not support some options in these Release Notes. For information about which options are available for your account, check your account plan or contact your Account Manager.
Account Site IDs
Account Site ID is now displayed on the Billing and Usage page in eSignature Admin. For more information see:
Admin/Org Admin DocuSign Admin Release as of January 22, 2020
New Sending Settings check boxes are available in eSignature Admin (see documentation)
Require a template for all envelopes sent from this account
Prevent users from forwarding completed envelopes
Enable template upload
Allow senders to require signers to upload a new image to sign or initial
New Security Setting is available in eSignature Admin (see documentation):
DocuSign will be updating the template list to be in line with the envelope list. Updates will be made to the menu for the folder items and structure.
The Alternative Signing Option for Part 11 will streamline the signing experience for Part 11 signers. With this new option, Part 11 signers will authenticate (with a minimum of email and password) at the point of accessing the envelope, which is the start of the individual’s signing session, and again before completing the envelope.
The Alternative Signing Option is turned on by request and will become available to select Early Access customers starting March 2020 and is expected to launch for general availability as part of DocuSign’s Summer ‘20 Release.
Users will be taken to a download section upon clicking the Download link from an email. From the link, users are immediately taken to the download section inside Reporting. Users can see up to 90 days worth of scheduled reports. Once the View button is clicked, the CSV file downloads.
DocuSign eWitness allows organizations to enable signers to identify up to two witnesses to sign an agreement in a legal and confidential manner. eWitness captures the witness information in the Certificate of Completion to support any legal disputes. This means many of the typically paper based deeds can be digitized in the future,saving organization significant time and money. This feature is available for Enterprise Pro customers. If you are not an Enterprise Pro customer, please ask your Account Manager to enable this feature.
During January DocuSign has been releasing a new feature to enable clients to enforce uploading a signature (instead of allowing them to pick one of the default ones or draw a signature).
It will be enabled from a RADmin checkbox ("Allow senders to require signers to upload a new image to sign or initial") in the Sending Settings. The checkbox will be OFF by default, so clients will not see it. The feature will be activated during the Prepare phase under the Advanced Settings tab.
can select a subset of languages for a brand:
Important Notes: This enhancement will not impact how the current resource file is setup for customers. Customers do not need to change anything. Customers can choose which languages for branding from the new UI. Brand can be set up in Demo. Once the language selection feature is available in production, they can choose the languages with the brand set up in Demo.
This is currently being ramped up in Production.