Additional Cost Feature

The Electronic Signature feature in allows you to securely sign and manage your contract documents.

Our partnership with Xodo will allow any document uploaded into intelligentcontract to be sent via email to nominated parties for signing. A person will receive an email notification and will be able to add their signature electronically to a document. Once complete, a copy of the signed document will be uploaded back into intelligentcontract for your records.

Installing Xodo

If you have an account with Xodo, then you first need to install the Xodo Plugin into your account.

Navigate to: Configuration => Plugins = > Manage Plugins

Here you will see the option for Xodo, just click the [Install] button

The remainder of this article explains how to send a document for electronic signature via Xodo.

Step 1 - Send a Document for Electronic Signature

As the Signature process requires a Document, you must have uploaded documents that require signatures to the Contract Document tab before starting the signing process. The system will offer you documents that have been attached to the Documents, Notes, or Amendments tab. You could also add the relevant signature People to the Contract People tab before you start the process. 

  • Open a Contract record that has the documents attached that require signing
  • Click on the More Action [...] button and select the [Submit for Digital Signing - Xodo] option

Note: If you have installed Plugins for multiple Electronic Signature providers, they they will all be displayed in the list. Choose the correct option by the relevant icon; if you hover over the options in the list, a pop up will identify them.

Fig 1- Activating the Electronic Signature Process

Tip: If you have the Approvals feature option of 'Only Approved Contracts can be sent for Electronic Signature' switched on, then the Electronic Signature option will only appear when an Approved contract has been selected

Step 2 - Selecting Documents

Select the document or documents that you want to send for signature using the checkbox. The system will display a list of all the documents that you have already uploaded to the Contract Document tab. If you select more than one document, the system will join them together as a single PDF. You will have a chance later to change the order in which the documents are joined.

Fig 2 - Selecting Documents for Signing

Step 3 - Selecting Signer(s)

Select the People who are required to sign the document. The system will display a list of all the People that you have already assigned in the Contract People tab. You can select one or more using the checkbox's.

Here you are also able to determine the order in which the people sign the contract by using the 'Order' drag and drop functions.

Fig 3 - Selecting Signers

If you wish to send your document out for parallel signatures then tick the 'Enable parallel signing tickbox and then select the people who are required for sign the document.

Fig 4 - Parallel Signatures

Step 4 - Title & Message

Enter an email Tile and a Message to appear to the recipient.

Fig 5 - Email Title & Message

Step 5 - Xodo Sign Login

Log into your Xodo account; before you can use this feature of intelligentcontract you will need to obtain a Xodo account. 

Tip: You can a create a new Xodo Account by clicking on the 'Sign Up Free' option. Any of the Xodo account types will work with


Sign in at the prompts using your Xodo Username and Password and authorise the account to be used.

Fig 6 - DocuSign Sign in Pages    

Step 5 - Placing signature and other data fields

This step allows you to place Signatory boxes and other relevant data fields on your document. The first signer name will default, drag and drop the relevant fields required onto your document. 

  • Switch between all the people required to sign the document by clicking on each coloured box. You will need to add Signature box's to each recipient in turn.  
  • Select a box and drag it onto the document. 
  • Once you have placed a box, click away and then select the next coloured Signature box and repeat.  Each field placed on the document will correspond with the Signature colour.

  • Click the [Send] button once your signature and other data fields have been put in place for each signer.  Once send is pressed, the screen will display an acknowledgement of sending the message.

Fig 7 - Placing Signature fields

Keeping Track

Each contract has a signatures tab. The Signatures tab will display the status of the document in the signing process.  When the document is signed by each of the signers specified, the status will be updated to 'Signed'. 

You will then receive email notification that the document has been signed and has been loaded back into your intelligentcontract account.

You are then able to download the signed document from the signature tab. This download will show the documents sent for signature, the signatures obtained, and an audit document appended to show how and when each signature was obtained.

Fig 8 - Contract Signature record

Tip: If you have more than one Electronic Signature provider installed, then you can Edit your Signature tab View to include the 'Service' field. This will identify which service you have used to send the document out for signing.

TIP: You can log into your Xodo account to perform advanced operations on your "in process" documents. You can, for example, cancel a document for signature or replace the signer or send manual reminders, if required.