Government workers are some of the most paper-intensive users in the world. This makes many public sector departments ideal candidates to benefit from the deployment of eSignatures.
SHA1 is officially dead. For everyday users of electronic signatures, SHA1 might not mean much to you but we can assure you, this development is incredibly important!
SHA1 is a hash algorithm - a type of security measure used in popular software across the world. This includes the majority of electronically signed documents.
Banks have a duty to customers. They must ensure personal and financial information is kept confidential at all times. There are many elements to this process, from encryption and two-factor authentication in mobile banking, to the questions asked over the phone to verify your identity.
Following on from the HR department, the next blog in our series exploring the business benefits of eSignatures is about the legal department.
Compliant document approval procedures are important in the departments we have previously discussed, but it is especially important for the legal department which has stricter regulations.
We’d like to share another customer story with you, this time from Somo. The digital agency has built some of the most innovative and creative mobile products and campaigns in the market for leading global brands.
Well managed human resources are essential to an organisation and it is vital to ensure the right HR procedures and documentation are in place for every department. HR is in charge of talent recruitment and personnel management processes – both of which involve multiple documents that need signing by multiple parties.
On 2nd January, Ascertia is launching the SigningHub Winter '17 release (v7.1). This is with many time-saving, ease of use and security enhancements to ensure a great user experience (UX).
Every stage in the procurement process relies heavily on documentation and approval. From initial purchase requisition and requests for quotations, through to comparative bid analysis, contracts, purchase orders and goods received notes – each component of the procurement process needs to be clearly read, policy-checked, administered, approved and filed as documents make their way through the supply chain.
Next in our blog series outlining how different business departments can benefit with SigningHub in the marketing department.
Now more than ever, marketing teams have to remain creative, productive and focused on customers. They cannot be delayed by slow internal processes or bogged down chasing busy senior managers for approvals.
Invoices are an integral part of any business. Most organisations now have electronic invoicing systems and archive documents in digital form. This is much more efficient than paper and post but digital documents still need to be created and archived securely to prevent fraud.
We want to share a recent customer story with you from EuroCloud.
EuroCloud Europe is a pan-European non-profit organisation focusing on cloud computing. It fosters the development of a European Digital Single Market and has strong relationships with local governments and the European Commission.
In our latest series of blogs, we delve into a specific industry to explore how solutions such as SigningHub can strengthen document security and increase productivity. Our most recent post covered real estate .
Modern architecture is one of humanity’s marvels. As a society, we’ve conquered incredible heights and distances through the combined power of engineering, mathematics and physics.
Underpinning every new structure or building is an army of architects working relentlessly to complete the project on time and to the highest standards. These firms visualise our houses, workplaces, cultural monuments and the infrastructure we use on a daily basis.
Any estate agency would be happy with these results. And, if we’re being honest, most digital signature products deliver these outcomes.
What is often overlooked, however, is the legal implications associated with weak digital signature security.
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s likely you or your colleagues are jetting off to far-flung destinations. In an ideal world, work can wait until you get back but sometimes there are certain tasks that need your approval even when you should be taking time off.
Creating a SigningHub account is simple but provisioning hundreds or even thousands of users can be complex. This blog aims to simplify and explain the SigningHub provisioning options:
- Enterprise provisioning
- SigningHub Admin based provisioning
- Programmatic provisioning
eIDAS comes into effect across 28 EU Member States today. The regulation’s aim is to enable greater cross-border recognition of electronic Trust Services (eTS) and eIDs.
Cloud is fast becoming the new normal for businesses. A recent survey by Intel revealed that in the next 16 months 80% of IT budgets will be invested in cloud technology. Considering the many benefits it is no surprise that companies are considering the move to the cloud.
On 31st May, Ascertia launched the SigningHub Summer '16 release (v6.5). With a new mobile app and support for mobile web, this release provides the best user experience to date!
In our latest series of blogs, we explain how SigningHub can be used across a company and how different lines of business can transform their document workflows. We started with the sales department, next is finance.
In this new series of blogs, we explain how SigningHub can be used across a business and how different lines of business can transform their document workflows. We start with the sales department and business development.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Productivity and Collaboration Product of the Year at the UK Cloud Awards 2016. This is a great achievement for us and is recognition of our commitment to providing a secure e-signature solution that enables teams to accelerate the signing process.
Corporate seals have been used by companies to protect paper documents from forgery for a long time. A document stamped with the company seal implied that it was officially from the company, i.e. the legal entity rather than a natural person such as the company director.
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It is challenging to write about Safe Harbor, the international data sharing agreement, because the situation is changing daily. A replacement framework was announced in early February. Five days later, scepticism and confusion followed.
On 22nd February Ascertia launches SigningHub Spring '16 release (v6.4). Packed full of features and security this revision builds on the solid foundation and simply improves the best signing service available.
Local signing - i.e. where the signing key is held locally by the user on a Secure Signature Creation Device (SSCD) typically in the form of a tamper-resistant smartcard or USB token - had hit a serious roadblock in recent months.
The successful digitisation of business processes is not an easy undertaking. Paperless offices may still be some way away. However, many core business tasks have been significantly improved through innovative technologies and solutions. One of the main drivers behind these enhancements is the desire of businesses for a more productive, efficient and cost effective workplace.
Have you considered whether your e-signatures can survive court scrutiny? It's unlikely you would be asking your customers, employees or partners to sign documents unless you wanted their agreement to be legally-binding in case of disputes.
Rod Crook, our Solutions Director, was recently asked by industry publication Fresh Business Thinking to write a guest article. Titled ‘Going digital: The benefits of digital signatures for businesses’, the article explains the advantages for organisations searching for ways to improve business efficiencies. He also offers advice around how to choose a suitable solution in a congested marketplace.