the last decade there has been much change in the tech world. One of those
changes is the increase in popularity for systems integrations. Many customers
are looking for system integrations, and rightly so, there are many benefits
that come from an integration.
So what is integration?
This is the
process of linking together different computing systems
and software applications physically or
functionally, to act as a coordinated whole. Essential building your own
ecosystem of solutions and platforms to meet the needs of your business.
providers have seen the opportunity to build a community or ecosystem for its
users – commonly known as a ‘Marketplace’. Here you can choose which solutions
you need and build them into your own ecosystem.
are the 4 reasons you should consider use integrations?
makes things easy –
one system for everything. The user experience is much simpler with what
appears like one system with all the functionality you need. This removes the
need to manage multiple sites/logins for different solutions part of one business
will save you time and increase your teams productivity. They will no longer need to manually
copy and paste data from one system to another. An integration allows for data
to automatically flow and be shares across systems. For example, information of
a new staff member during their onboarding process can be automatically sent to
you payroll provider.
your processes – with
a system integration you have oversight over the complete process, allowing you
to implement best practice methodology, especially when your team is spread in
more fun – by
eliminating administrative tasks, which are now completed through the
integration. Your team will have more time for value adding tasks. Doesn’t that
Secured Signing’s API, you can add e-Signature tool to any process! We can
integrate with any system.
Contact us for a chat today.
out some of our current
integrations and keep an eye out for new integration solutions coming soon.
Question: I want to grow my business, how will
digital signature help me achieve business growth?
Answer: If achieving business growth in 2018
is a key priority for your business than you have come to the right place.
Converting to digital signatures has helped many of our customers to experience
significant business growth for several reasons. These are:
Easier and faster customer experience
will cause in your acquisition rates to increase. Today’s digital consumers expectations have changed. Nowadays a
customer expects the sign-up process for any company to be easy and fast. We
know that if the digital chain is broken at any point, potential customers are
likely to abandon their sign up. Another common mistake we see is companies
automating the sign up process BUT leave out the final step. They still ask their customer to print out
the form to capture their signature to complete the registration. This is
frustrating for your customers and a waste for you as you’ve spent time
automating the rest of the process without seeing the real benefit. Include
digital signatures and you will see your sign-up rates go up!
Digital signing and workflow
automation will mean you can grow your business using your current staffing
levels. You can scale your business without needing to hire new people to
complete manual processes. This will free up your team to focus their time on
value adding activities rather than administrative tasks, which will in turn
result in happier and loyal customers. Let
Secured Signing take care of administrative work, such as sending automated
reminders and data flow using our API.
Finally grow your business with access
to new markets thanks to a complete digital sign up process. No longer will you
need to meet with your customer to onboard them, this means you can increase
your customer base in new markets with little investments. Imagine the
Contact me to arrange a demo of Secured
Signing to achieve your business growth targets.
Till next time,
21 March 2018
What is most important when selecting an e-signature platform?
Answer: Firstly, congratulations for deciding to ditch paper
signatures and implementing an e-Signatures solution. Your team and customers
will thank you when they experience first-hand the increased efficiency and
improved customer experience as a result of a digital signing solution.
Now, it’s important to understand that e-Signatures
solutions are not created equal! The biggest difference to understand is what
technology they use, even if you are not a tech expert. Not all signing
solutions meet the requirements set out in the Electronic Signatures in
Global and National Commerce Act 2000("ESIGN"), which made signed
electronic contracts and documents as legally binding as a paper-based
contract. For more information on this check our legal page.
We’ve listed our 5 must have features you should
have when selecting an online signing platform
- Solution that uses Public
Key Infrastructure (PKI) Standard for signing. – This digital signature
technology provides unique signing keys for each signatory. The user based digital
signatures solution seals and protects your electronic
document with the first signature. X509 Standard also allows for independent vendor
solution for self-verification of signatures at your work station. You are not
reliant on a single signing platform to validate signatures. This means you are
not locked into one provider forever.
- Date and
Time Stamp – ensure
your eSignature platform includes a date and time stamp for each signature.
This is an important requirement used to evidence when the signing took place
- Audit log – look for a detailed
audit trail of the signing process and one that is sent to all parties involved
as soon as the document has been signed. The registered information gives a
precise reference to verify activities and time frames related to the signing
of documents and sensitive data. An audit trail report can be used as a proof
for review purposes, and in case of a dispute.
changes – don’t
be exposed, ensure the Digital Signature solution automatically detects any
changes made to the document after signing and immediately invalidates the
signatures. It should also promptly notify all parties involved.
- Video Confirmation – Video Confirmation
provides the highest confidence in the identity of the signer as it provides
unchallengeable proof of who signed the document. The video recording captures
the signer performing gesture specific to the document which is recorded in the
audit log. The location and password for the confirmation video are contained
in the signed document.
For more important features, check out our website www.securedsigning.com .
Till next time,
E-Signature Q&A #1 – When to
Use Digital Signatures to Improve Business Results?
13 February 2018
Helping our customers improve their business
is important to us. To accomplish this, we are innovative in our own thinking
and agile in our approach. We have gained valuable insights from working with
many different businesses over the years and through our E-Signature Q&A blog
series we will share these insights with you.
Questions: When should a business implement digital signatures to realize
Signatures can solve for common issues that many businesses are facing today regardless
of their size or industry.
The 4 most commons reasons to implement
digital signatures are:
Slow and inconvenient customer experience.
Poor customer experience is becoming a huge
barrier for growth for many businesses today. With the rapid change of customer
expectations companies need to asses how easy is it for their customers
(existing and potential) to interact with them. Paper driven business processes
are slow and inconvenient for many customers as most don’t have printers at
home. Customers expect for everything to be done digitally and effortlessly. We
know a customer is more likely to choose a provider which offers a quick and
easy digital only process, over a business which is still requiring to capture
With technology innovation businesses are up
against new non-traditional competition. To prevent loss of customers,
successful businesses adapt quickly to by innovating themselves before it’s too
Cyber crime & increasing compliance costs
With new technologies, there are also new
types of misconduct, cyber crime and identity theft. As a result, governments
have implemented additional compliance requirements and regulations (Know Your
Customer) to tackle these growing issues. Secured Signing’s audit log and proof
of identity technology provides business the tools and confidence to deal with
both signature fraud and compliance requirements.
Inefficient processes.For more examples, go to our case studies page
where you can download customer success stories.
Cost of paper, printing, courier and storage of information is going up. With
increased competition businesses need to identify significant cost savings in their
existing processes which are NOT adding value. Instead investing such savings
into important research and development to stay ahead of the competition.
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news, sign up to our blog.
Till next time,