In the first part of this blog mini-series we looked at the surprisingly high cost of paper, printing, photocopying and delivering documents when calculated over the course of a year.
A piece of paper is inexpensive, but, consider how many pieces of paper an average business uses, files and stores away every year.
The number can reach millions, if not more, and when you calculate what you do with that piece of paper you soon realize that considerable savings could be made by switching to digital signatures and eliminating paper-based approvals.
The business and environmental need for digital bulk signing
If your organisation needs to send out hundreds, thousands or even millions of documents for signature and action, then manual systems quickly become unmanageable, environmentally unacceptable, and prohibitively costly.
On the 28th October Ascertia launched its latest update of SigningHub (v7.7.9). This release includes support for the Cloud Signature Consortium API protocol and greater control of the sign-off level of assurance for users.
On the 20th of June Ascertia will launch its latest update of SigningHub (v.7.7.8). This release includes ICAP support and an extension of the RESTful API.
Telecoms is a fast paced industry, with many organisations working with multiple partners across multiple disciplines to provide communications services to consumers and businesses. Time is always of the essence.
Remote working has quickly become the new normal. Many businesses that were initially sceptical have experienced the benefits and many will likely continue with remote working long after it’s necessary.
This is the first time that many organisations have rolled out remote working on such a scale and as a result it can take some adjusting to. As a global team with partners in multiple countries and time zones, we’ve learned a few things along the way.
Many companies have told staff to work from home and this has presented a challenge for some employees who are missing the means to operate remotely.
In this day and age there is genuinely no reason to use paper for contracts, agreements, HR and other business documents. What is important is to ensure authenticity, trust and integrity of signed business documents.
Like many others, we have been affected financially by COVID-19, cancelling a major event at short notice. Thankfully our suppliers have been very helpful in rescheduling.
As a UK business that has been affected and in the spirit of helpfulness, we are offering any affected organisation a free 2500 e-signature pack to be used by all employees on our SigningHub cloud service.
One of the key concerns people have when switching to e-signatures is whether they have the same legal certainty as a paper and ink signature. Ensuring e-signed documents are legally enforceable in a court of law is critical, as no company wants to see its documents disputed.