A few days ago I came across an interesting post on Elliot’s Blog about the simplicity and usefulness of electronic signatures reducing the need to print, sign, and ship contracts and other documents, but what was really great about the post, was the conversation it prompted through the comments that were posted.
As an active participant in this conversation dealing with questions and concerns about the validity of eSignatures, I wanted to highlight and address a few of the common concerns that were brought up.
Legal Enforceability and Admissibility and Doc Security: Depending on your individual business needs, a pure signing tool may be all you need. However, if your business needs to protect your digital documents, a more robust solution is necessary. We provide advanced ID verification tools to ensure the correct person(s) are signing along with a detailed audit trail, we encrypt and digitally tamper seal each document and file associated with your transactions, and we also provide transaction management services that allow organizations to meet all compliance, regulatory, and workflow requirements that limit your company’s legal exposure and protect the value of your documents.
Customization: eOriginal’s solutions were designed to be flexible, allowing us to conform to your business needs. That is why we offer multiple integration and deployment methods and an extensive library of web-service calls/APIs. We take into consideration business workflow processes, transaction management needs, and budget to find the best solution to fit each individual business needs.
Costs: Many customers, especially Small Business owners, believe that the products and technology needed to provide the security and workflow options to fit their business needs are too expensive, when in turn, many providers including eOriginal have electronic signature packages designed not only for large enterprise clients but also for small businesses.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at 410-625-5149 or just post your questions on our comments section and I’ll be sure to provide answers to your questions.