DocuSign soon to be available in Microsoft Office

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DocuSign Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have inked an agreement to bring the e-signature provider’s apps to the tech firm’s popular business software platform, Microsoft Office, in early March.

Under the deal, DocuSign’s e-signature apps will integrate with Microsoft Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013 tools.

“We’re excited about the momentum behind Office 365 and customers making the transition from their traditional Office applications to all-new scenarios enabled by cloud services,” said Keith Krach, DocuSign’s chairman and CEO, in a statement.

DocuSign, which has been rumored to be close to a $100 million funding round that would value it at more than $1 billion, has close ties to the real estate industry.

The National Association of Realtors has had a stake in DocuSign since 2009, when NAR subsidiary Second Century Ventures purchased a 5.43 percent stake in the company for $2 million. Second Century Ventures acquired 2.26 million shares of stock in the deal, plus options to purchase an additional 1 million shares within the next five years for 88.3 cents per share. NAR CEO Dale Stinton joined DocuSign’s board of directors in 2013.

Source: DocuSign

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