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.
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.
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.
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.