EU vs South Africa e-Signatures – What’s the Difference?

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 24-May-2017 15:23:09

Every country has different regulations for the legality and validity of e-signatures. When dealing internationally it is important to understand country specific regulations to ensure contracts and agreements are valid.

We could write countless blogs on every country’s unique laws but for this blog we’re focusing on the recent eIDAS EU regulation and South Africa ECT Act and the differences between the two that are worth knowing.

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Topics: e-signatures, eu qualified signatures, EU policies, EU data protection, eu legislation, eSeal, electronic seal, EU regulations, european legislation, #EU, eIDAS regulation qualified signature, eIDAS regulation, ECT Act, qualified electronic signature

How Consumer Confidence is Driving e-Signature Adoption in Businesses

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 24-Apr-2017 15:44:19

Digitally signing business documents is becoming more prevalent as industries realise the efficiency and productivity benefits.

We have discussed the business benefits for multiple internal departments, but there are also many advantages for B2C companies.


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Topics: e-sign, e-signatures, best e-signature solution, e-signature solution, e-signature solution in business

SigningHub Spring '17 Release

Posted by M Wahaj Khan on 31-Mar-2017 14:50:07

On 3rd April 2017, Ascertia is launching the SigningHub Spring ’17 release (v7.2). This release includes plenty of useful enhancements and new features for user authentication, local signing and security, all designed to help deliver great business value.

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Topics: Document signing, New Release, security enhancements, local signing, spring release, better user experience, user authentication

How Governments are Leading the Way with eSignatures

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 13-Mar-2017 12:35:30

Our popular blog series assessing how different industries can use SigningHub returns. Recent posts include real estate, architects and pharmaceutical organisations.

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.


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Topics: electronic signature, e-signatures, esigning documents, best e-signature solution, #eSignature solution, eSigning solution, eSignature, electronic signatures in government

SHA1 is Dead – Why should you care?

Posted by Yasir Khan - Head of Product Development on 03-Mar-2017 12:53:08

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.


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Topics: sha1 algorithm, sha1 security, SHA1, sha algorithm, SHA1 is dead, sha security

How to find the best e-Signature Solution for Banking

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 20-Feb-2017 13:40:58

Our blog series looking at how different industries can use SigningHub continues. Recent entries include real estate, architects, pharmaceutical organisations and governmental use .

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.


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Topics: esign documents, esigning documents, best e-Signature Solution for Banking, eSigning solution, esignature solutions, esign, eSignature solutions in Banking

How to ensure secure and validated eSignatures

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 07-Feb-2017 13:07:46

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.

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Topics: e-sign, e-signing, e-signatures, esigning documents, e-sign documents, e-sign solutions, eSigning solution, legal e-signing, secure e-signing

Somo decreases contract turnaround time with SigningHub e-signing solution

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 01-Feb-2017 10:21:50

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.

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Topics: esign documents, best e-signature solution, case study, e-signing solution, eSigning solution, contract management solutions

Facilitating speedy document workflow for the HR department

Posted by Victoria Morgan on 17-Jan-2017 11:00:29

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. 

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Topics: e-signatures, compliance, PDF/A, business, HR, managing human resources, human resource management

SigningHub Winter '17 Release

Posted by M Wahaj Khan on 02-Jan-2017 05:42:28

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). 

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Topics: Document signing, New Release, digital signing, user experience, security enhancements, winter release, Major Release