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The benefits of electronic signature software

"Wet ink" or the process of printing, signing and scanning documents is time-consuming and can create unnecessary delays in business workflows.

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An e-signature, sometimes spelled e-signature and short for electronic signature, is defined as any electronic means that shows a person agrees to and accepts the contents of an electronic message. It can also refer to the “signature” of a digital message made by the person who wrote it. E-signatures can be as simple as a typed named or a written signature on technology that can digitize that signature.

Because e-signatures provide people with the ability to sign electronic documents from anywhere at any time, as long as they are provided with the technology to do so, they have grown in both popularity and use.

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Industries adopt electronic signature software to speed business transactions

Many industries are adopting e-signature software solutions to reduce their reliance on expensive, paper-driven processes.

E-signature software can help reduce that cost and, with the right solution, reduce risk associated with lost documents and compliance too.

  • Safe and secure. E-signature solutions eliminate the risk of fraudulent document alteration and guarantee your signed documents remain protected.
  • Easy to track. Efficiently track electronic acknowledgements of documents and, if need be, ensure you are complying with evolving local, state and federal regulations.
  • Boost your bottom line. Reducing your dependence on paper-driven processes will have a positive effect on your cost to do business.

Demo: Electronic signatures with OnBase

This video covers the two integrated signing solutions available with Hyland's OnBase platform.

How the OnBase e-signature software integration helps organizations meet these goals

Combining OnBase's content services with an electronic signature platform creates an end-to-end solution for managing documents that require signatures.

OnBase electronically captures documents and information, storing them all in an easily accessible, central location. Your employees immediately find the information they need, so they can focus on customers and members. Combining e-signatures and OnBase, you shorten the revenue cycle and reduce the cost and risk of paper-driven processes.

Using e-signatures also ensures you complete every initial and signature in one meeting, so customers and members don’t have to make repeat trips to complete a single transaction. Employees make better use of time, as well. They don’t have to comb through documents to make sure they’re 100% accurate and complete – improving productivity.

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