Published: June 2021 | Report Code: IM10283 | Available Format: PDF | Pages: 214
The global e-signature market was valued at $1,198.6 million in 2020, and it is expected to advance at a CAGR of 26.6% during the forecast period (2021–2030). This is attributed to the rising demand for digital transaction management, increasing security concerns across organizations, surging government support, and growing adoption of advanced technologies in developing countries, such as India, China, and Brazil. Moreover, the expanding e-commerce market and increasing number of connected devices are predicted to drive the demand for e-signatures across the globe. Further, the increasing penetration of the internet and cloud computing enables organizations and consumers to make deals online, which requires authorization by both the parties.
The COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted e-signature solution and service providers in 2020. The e-signature market is witnessing significant growth as a result of the remote working policy and increase in the demand for secure connectivity and online transactions. For example, the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) and information technology (IT) industries have adopted secure remote online financial, contractual, and related processes as a result of the pandemic.
The software category held the largest share in 2020, and it is expected to lead the market during the forecast period as well. This will be owing to the increasing use of cloud-based and advanced e-signature solutions with encryption via public key infrastructure (PKI), which ensure secure communication/sharing of digital documents.
The cloud category held the larger market share in 2020, and it is expected to continue dominating the market throughout the forecast period. This is because many market players are focusing on innovating their cloud-based solutions, thus attracting consumers toward e-signature solutions with enhanced security features and seamless management. Cloud-based e-signature solutions assist in authenticating documents via a cloud-hosted signing service, instead of having a platform locally installed.
The BFSI category held the largest revenue share in the e-signature market in 2020. This is attributed to the several digital economy initiatives taken by government bodies and rising volume of online transactions for payments, banking services, legal agreements, and insurance policies. With all such financial services requiring user consent and authentication, the market in this category would continue to hold the largest share in the coming years.
Globally, North America was the largest market for e-signatures in 2020. This was mainly due to the growing use of e-signatures for reducing online fraud and, subsequently, their increasing application in the BFSI sector. Hence, the increasing investments in advanced technologies in various sectors are supporting the demand for e-signature solutions for enhanced productivity and quality control in the region.
Signature pads are rapidly gaining traction since they can preserve the forensic information of signatures, such as writing pressure and dynamics, thereby providing a high degree of personalization and security, as each signature is unique and identifiable. This device electronically captures a handwritten signature on a touchpad using a pen-type stylus. Furthermore, in the U.S., financial institutions are adopting pen interfaces for the transformation of the banking experience. Additionally, signature pads have become quite popular in the government and healthcare sectors, apart from the BFSI sector.
With the growing digital advancements in the business workflow across the corporate sector, the need for online document authentication has surged significantly in the recent past. This has been encouraging companies to deploy e-signature solutions, as these identity and access management (IAM) solutions offer security and authentication to online businesses. Additionally, e-signatures reduce the chances of human error during crucial financial transactions. Apart from offering security, e-signatures automate the payment and transaction processes, thus improving cash management. Thus, several firms have started to offer e-signature solutions for receivable management, embedded within electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP).
As organizations are rapidly transitioning their businesses to the cloud and the workforce has become more distributed, the need to accommodate new remote business scenarios has become more acute. Thus, players are tapping into this potential market, where businesses are shifting away from traditional ‘wet’ signatures and paper documents, with confidence. The rapid growth in cloud deployment and mobile banking transactions, especially during the pandemic, is driving the demand for multi-channel security solutions and enhanced user experiences across all industries. In addition, cybercriminals are launching more-sophisticated hacking attacks with greater frequency, to hack larger organizations. Thus, organizations require advanced security solutions, which is why the market for e-signatures will grow in the coming years.
|Base Year (2020) Market Size||$1,198.6 million|
|Market Size Forecast in 2030||$12,721.4 Million|
|Forecast Period CAGR||26.6%|
|Report Coverage||Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Companies’ Strategic Developments, Company Profiling|
|Market Size by Segments||By Component, By Deployment Type, By Type, By Use Case, By Vertical, By Region|
|Market Size of Geographies||U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., , Japan, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.|
|Market Players||Entrust Datacard Corporation, RPost Communications Limited, Sertifi Inc., Thales eSecurity Inc., Docusign Inc., SIGNiX Inc., AssureSign LLC, Adobe Inc., Ascertia Limited, Citrix Systems Inc., OneSpan Inc., Secured Signing Limited|
|Secondary Sources and References (Partial List)||American Society of Notaries, Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Credit Management Association, Electronic Signature & Records Associations (ESRA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European Commission, International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology, Law Society of Scotland, Law Society of South Africa, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (India), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (India), National Informatics Center (NIC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Ontario Associations of Architects, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), U.S. Department of Homeland Securi|
The e-signature market is consolidated in nature, with the top four players, namely DocuSign Inc., Adobe Inc., OneSpan Inc., and Secured Signing Limited, holding a major share in 2020. Other small and large market players include Citrix Systems Inc., Thales eSecurity Inc., and SIGNiX Inc. The e-signature market is expected to grow even more competitive in the coming years, since identity, security, and business productivity solutions are being increasingly adopted by organizations.
Major players are focusing on product launches to dominate the competition. For instance,
The global e-signature market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2015-2030.
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The global e-signature market value stood at $1,198.6 million in 2020.
The e-signature industry will advance at a CAGR of 26.6% from 2021 to 2030.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the expansion of the e-signature industry.
North America dominated the market for e-signatures in 2020, due to the huge demand for mitigating the incidence of online frauds in the region.
The increasing adoption of signature pads for forensic information preservation is currently trending in the e-signature industry.
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