Release Notes

Recent Common Paper releases and improvements.

April 10, 2023

Common Paper Pages – Recipient Initiated NDAs

Common Paper users can now set up a public form that prospects and customers can use to initiate agreements. While most NDAs are likely initiated through the Common Paper web app, this new feature allows a different path: prospects or customers can fill out a short web form at a public URL, and generate an agreement automatically from an existing NDA template. Read more

March 24, 2023

Download Sample Agreements

Common Paper users can now generate sample agreements from their templates. Sample agreements include the values in a template, but are not directed or customized to a particular customer. They can be used to introduce recipients to how Common Paper agreements are structured before the formal sales process begins to help eliminate any legal concerns ahead of time. Read more

March 15, 2023

EUR/GBP Currency Support for Cloud Service Fees

Common Paper users can now change their Cloud Service Fees in the CSA to be represented in Euros or British Pounds in addition to US dollars. This change only affects Cloud Service Fees and does not alter insurance minimums, general/increased caps, or anywhere else that currency appears. Read more

March 6, 2023

Managed Renewals and Upsells

We're excited to release a new feature that allows Common Paper users on our Standard Plan to issue renewals / upsells on top of completed CSAs. These new order forms reference the underlying signed agreements for the key terms and only show the order form information for recipients to see, negotiate and sign. Read more

February 24, 2023

Post-Signature Payment Links

Users can now attach a link to their CSAs, PSAs and Design Partner agreements that direct recipients to provide payment information. This new feature makes it easy for Common Paper users to add their Stripe Payment Links or any other checkout/form links and have them be presented to a recipient immediately after they sign their agreement. For more information, check out our help docs. Read more

February 21, 2023

Automated Reminders Interval Configuration

We've added a small feature that allows Common Paper users to set the number of days between automated reminder emails, giving greater control on how often recipients get email reminders. The default is three days, but can now be adjusted on the Settings page. Read more

January 28, 2023

Adding Reassigned Recipient to Informed Users

We've released a small feature that allows anyone reassigning an agreement to move the original recipient of an agreement to the 'keep informed' list. This is great for recipients to stay in the loop as agreements move to other parts of the organization for review or signature. Read more

January 26, 2023

Test Agreements

Common Paper users can now send test agreements so that they can experience the full agreement process from end to end before sending agreements to real customers. Test agreements are marked in the system as such, and use the same process and flow as regular agreements (including esignature) but are not legally binding. Read more

January 26, 2023

Custom Fees for the Design Partner Agreement

We've released a minor feature that provides greater flexibility to specify a fee structure for design partner agreements. Now when creating a new design partner agreement, users have the option to either use the default fee structure or provide a their own using Markdown. Read more

January 25, 2023

Branding Support

Common Paper users can now upload a logo to help personalize their agreements to match their company. The logos appear on both the web and PDF versions of agreements. Users can upload their logos on the settings page. Read more

January 12, 2023

Common Paper Professional Services Agreement v1.0

We're proud to announce the release of our latest standard, the Common Paper Professional Services Agreement (PSA). Drafted and vetted by our committee of experts, the new standard is designed to serve a wide range of professional service needs. Available for free to download or for use in our app today! Read more

January 10, 2023

Enhanced CSA Fees

We've released an update to our Cloud Services Agreement that gives users more options for detailing the fees associated with the agreement. Users can now create a fees table with line items that are charged, included as well as discounts and the inclusion of a calculated total. There's now also an additional space to include additional details in Markdown format. As part of this change, we've simplified use limitations. Read more

December 21, 2022

Automated Email Reminders

Common Paper users can now turn on automated reminders for agreements that are in-flight. When turned on, recipients will receive an email every 3 days in which they haven't taken an action - reviewed an agreement, reviewed proposed changes, etc. Read more

December 16, 2022

Shareable Agreement Links

Users can now generate links to agreement requests to include in emails or otherwise give directly to recipients. These links bring up a read-only version of the agreement, and require the primary recipient to have to verify their email address in order to propose changes or sign the agreement. Read more

December 14, 2022

Expiring Agreement Requests

Common Paper users can now attach expiration dates to agreements that are sent out to their customers. As an agreement request nears the expiration date, recipients are notified of the pending expiration and urged to review and signed. Once agreements are expired, recipients can no longer access them.

December 13, 2022

Enhanced Export as CSV

With this latest release, Common Paper users can get access to the full structured data for their agreements! Read more

December 7, 2022

Draft Mode

An oft-requested feature, we're excited to launch Draft mode for agreements! This new functionality allows users to save an agreement as a draft instead of sending the agreement directly to a customer. Read more

December 1, 2022

Agreement Interview Guides

We're excited to announce the release of TurboTax-style guided interviews for several of our Common Paper agreements. These guides take users step by step through each of the terms to help customize them for each individual business. Read more

November 18, 2022

Including Terms by Default

After a review of usage and feedback from customers, we’ve made a minor change to enable including the Standard Terms in generated documents by default when creating a new template. Existing templates are unaffected, and it’s easy to toggle off this setting at both the template and individual agreement level.

October 21, 2022

Pagination, Sorting, Searching and Filtering

We've released a number of improvements to the agreements section of the app to make it easier to navigate as users send and sign more and more agreements. Read more