Digital Signatures Coming Soon to a Document Near You
Thinking of all the stacks of papers with wet signatures makes a tree-hugger weep. Companies invest 6-figure budgets into automating their business process and workflows yet find themselves still printing papers for a wet signature. Name any sectors or vertical market and one will find projects that are held up for days while documents are mailed between offices, partners, suppliers or customers for appropriate signatures. Tree-huggers have a shared interest with compliance officers who are concerned with how to assure the integrity and accountability of electronic documents and records; COOs who find their company's business processed slowed down due to the approval processes; CFOs looking for ways to cut costs associated with paper handling as well as the IT's growing concerns for information assurance.