Local signing with smartcards just got a little easier!

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Feb 8, 2016 1:35:58 PM


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.  

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Topics: online document signing, Document signing, local signing, strong security

How e-Signatures Improve Workplace Productivity and Workflows

Posted by Sam Crook on Jan 19, 2016 2:00:48 PM

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.

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Topics: e-signatures, workflow managment, productivity

6 common threats to your e-signed documents

Posted by Craig Roberts on Jan 12, 2016 12:25:10 PM

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. 

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Topics: e-sign, esign documents, esigning documents, e-sign documents, e-document signing, e-sign solutions, e-sign document

Digital Signatures: The Business Benefits - Published in Fresh Business Thinking

Posted by Sam Crook on Dec 28, 2015 8:52:54 AM

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.

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Topics: digital signatures, digital signing, best signing solution, signing solution

The Evolution of the Signature – From Wax Seal to e-Signature

Posted by Sam Crook on Dec 11, 2015 7:12:42 AM

Important documents are signed all the time: wills, contracts, government documents, the list is endless. The person’s signature identifies the signer, but also authorises the document by proving that they agreed to the terms stated.

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Topics: digital signatures, e-sign, e-signing, e-signatures, electronic sign, history of signatures

Dissecting the differences between DocuSign and SigningHub e-Signatures

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Nov 13, 2015 7:09:19 AM

We often get asked how the digital signatures produced by SigningHub are different from DocuSign. Although at a basic level the document signing services may seem similar, there are significant differences when you take apart the e-signatures and analyse the security mechanisms being employed. 

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Topics: online document signing, e-signing, e-signatures

World Paper Free Day – Reduce Consumption and Increase Efficiency with Digital Signatures

Posted by Sam Crook on Nov 6, 2015 10:56:33 AM

Today is World Paper Free Day, an initiative by AIIM (The Global Community of Information Professionals) to reduce the amount of paper generated in workplaces by everyday tasks.

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Topics: digital signatures, e-sign, go paperless, paperless office solutions, paperless

SigningHub Winter '15 Release

Posted by M Wahaj Khan on Nov 2, 2015 1:03:29 PM

On 2nd November Ascertia launches the SigningHub Winter '15 release (v6.3). It's packed with state of the art security and ease of use features benefiting first-time users as well as power users. We're confident that you will be pleased with the significant enhancements, all aimed at improving the user experience. As always, all existing SigningHub users will be automatically upgraded.

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Topics: New Release, user experience, workflow evidence report, local signing, mobile app sdk, winter release

How to select the right type of eSignature for your business

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Sep 17, 2015 9:28:29 AM


One of the most confusing aspects for an organisation wishing to deploy an e-signature solution is understanding the technical jargon that different providers use. There are many e-signature schemes being offered in the market, with significant differences in terms of security and trust.

However there is very little documentation that explains these different techniques and thus allows them to be compared and assessed for their suitability in meeting a particular business purpose. Due to our extensive research in this area we have developed a high-level eBook "Choosing the right type of e-signature" with key information that helps business managers and technical architects understand the various types of e-signature that exist.

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Topics: e-signing, e-signatures, eu qualified signatures, biometric esignture

5 tips to accelerate e-signature adoption in your organisation

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Aug 20, 2015 11:58:00 AM


Implementing an e-signature solution successfully can be a great investment, quickly saving enormous time & money for your organisation, whilst easing life for your customers, employees and partners.  But how do you get it right and not be left with yet another system for users to learn and/or avoid?

From our experience, it’s all in the integration - that is, how seamless is the user experience from interacting with your business applications to interacting with the e-signing platform in getting documents prepared, sent, signed and completed. 

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Topics: e-sign, electronic signatures,, electronic signing,, e-signing, e-signatures, integration

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