Many companies have already digitized a large share of their processes without media discontinuities. However, this is often the case only until something needs to be signed by hand. At this point, the document is printed and circulated for manual signatures. Afterwards, the document is scanned again and archived, and the original document is also stored in paper form. Every day, the relevant authorized signatories need to sign stacks of documents. Let’s be honest: manual signatures take a lot of time and increase paper consumption considerably.
Electronic signature law is gaining on its importance. With the number of mobile devices increasing around the world, the need for a secure method of digitally signing documents in a legally valid manner is growing. The advantages offered by digital signatures are obvious: above all, they save time, resources, and money. But are electronic signatures legally valid internationally? Lawyer, Daniel Schätzle, takes a closer look at the issue.
Qualified electronic signature is, simply put, a type of an Advanced Electronic Signature. To simplify it even more, it is a digital signature. It seems like the word “digital” is everywhere these days. Everything, or let’s say many things, work only in digital or electronic form today, whether we are talking about radios, watches, or transferring money using online banking. What used to be unthinkable is now an everyday occurrence. We used to sign contracts by hand and now we can do so “digitally” or electronically. Let’s have a closer look: what exactly is a qualified electronic signature and what can you actually sign with it?
ESPC20 Online, Europe’s largest gathering of the M365 community is finally here. Stefan Osterkamp, our business development manager for Microsoft solutions, has compiled his highlights of the ESPC20 week.
Over 100 exciting sessions and two days of workshops that offer the opportunity to explore new topics in depth. Every session is presented by someone who is either responsible for the product himself or who ist well-known expert in his or her field – so it is not so easy to decide which one to follow.
Contract management is a critical business process and poses plenty of challenges. The goal of this blog article is to explain the advantages of digital contract management in the scope of enterprise content management and show how “eIDAS remote signature” is now finally ensuring that the entire contract procedure, including the signing process (!), can be completely free of media discontinuities. What does that mean? You can sign your contracts digitally in the future.