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.
In April 2019, Ascertia launched its new Spring update of SigningHub (version 7.7.3). This release includes features such as invisible signature options and XML file support, as well as a capability for remote signing in bulk signing mode.
To meet the rapidly changing global requirements of our customers and partners, we have accelerated our development life-cycles. To keep you up to date, all feature updates will be discussed in our regular blogs.
To meet the global requirements of our customers and partners more rapidly, we have accelerated our development life-cycles. Expect to see these feature update blogs on a regular basis from now on.
We have a SigningHub beta site if you are keen to provide feedback in advance. Note that you will need to register for a new beta user account. We welcome your feedback because it helps us shape the product to meet your needs.
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.
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.
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.
The SigningHub “in-person signing” feature is a new capability that enables a person to electronically sign documents without requiring them:
SigningHub currently enables users to create a combined e-signature with a digital signature. The e-signature part is the hand-signature image displayed on the document, whilst the advanced PKI digital signature is the part that is embedded into the PDF document and is verifiable upon clicking the signature appearance.
The iPad is the perfect device for signing documents. It provides a large screen for easily viewing documents and drawing the signature on the touch screen with your finger/stylus is as natural as signing with pen on paper! There are many iPad apps which do this.