Softpro, the world's leading vendor of systems for capture and verification of handwritten signatures, welcomes participants from 17 countries and 22 companies to its recent Partner Academy, which closed today in Berlin.
A new record number in attendees reflected the increasing demand for integration of handwritten signatures in electronic workflows based on Softpro's solutions.
Together with its partners the Signature Professionals serve today Hundreds of high profile customers in more than 35 countries on five continents. Among Softpro clients are also 11 of the world's 25 largest banks of the world.
The Softpro Partner Academy consists of three segments "Business Development" and Technical Expertise in either "E-Signing" or "Fraud Prevention". For all three segments trainings are executed in two levels allowing new partners to start from scratch and catering for those with advanced knowledge. Successful participants are now named 'Certified Partners'.
Softpro CEO Heinz Reschke: "It is our aim to pass on our expert knowledge to our partners to make it locally available across time zones and in many business cultures. We are striving to be seen as the most reliable vendor with a "promise-kept" attitude, never stop listen and learning.
Softpro continues to focus on the idea that stakeholder value encompases enduring benefits for customers, partners and employees. That’s why our webpage contains detailed profiles about our solutions and system integrators serving our prospects and customers.
Signatures are our passion and our profession. We are happy to share this passion and profession with partners around the world face-to-face in the week of our Partner Academy. Last but, not least or partners are able to feel what we call the unique Softpro spirit which is based on enthusiasm and dedication."
Proofing sustainable partnerships
Softpro's Head of Sales Peter Reschke points out: "Our partners gain or enhanced their ability to consult about our joint solutions in the best way possible and implement them smoothly exactly in the way as required by the customer.
As our joint customers buy our products and services for mission-critical processes they honor our dedication to long-lasting, sustainable partnerships. Softpro has worked together with some of its attending partners like Gijima (South Africa), Hitts (Malaysia) or Occidental Data Corporation (Philippines) now for more than a decade.
Attending for the first time in the Softpro Partner Academy are in 2012 AST-IT (Saudi Arabia), Olivetti (Italy), Optimo (Italy), Prague Software (Czechia), Tracom (Kenya) and ZAO Cinimex Informatika (Russia)."
Exchanging Best Practice
Bernd Heinrich, Head of SOFTPROs Professional Service Group and organizer of the event: "The discussions within our fast growing partner eco-system are extremely important for a fruitful collaboration to deliver an excellent solution which really met the various requirements of our joint customers today. Some of Softpro's partners also shared their next milestones in their business development roadmaps.
We feel privileged that customers like First National Bank of South Africa join us for this year's conference in Berlin to share their experience for the benefit of all participants, and share valuable insights in their projects."
Virtual Academy on Softpro Website
Some information shared in Berlin will gradually become available to Softpro's partners first, and partially to the general public.
The Softpro website contains a virtual academy with en extensive compilation for you what's good to know about technologies, applications, financial and legal aspects. This section is frequently updated and extended.
History of the Partner Academy
The Partner Academy is the evolution of a training series for technicians, which initially started as a "Technical Deep Dive" in Berlin in 2007. In recent years the Partner Academy was held in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and twice in Dubai.
About SOFTPRO - The E-Signature Professionals
The SOFTPRO Group is a world leader in developing and marketing products and solutions for the digital capture, management and verification of handwritten signatures.
Softpro's fastest growing line of business is E-Signing solutions. Softpro produces E-Signing software that ranges from Software Developer Kits to a complete platform for Web-based signing. The products are compatible with a wide range of devices for signature capture - including basic pen pads, Tablet PCs as well as iPad and slate computers. E-Signing solutions have proven to lower daily costs, accelerate business processes, eliminate errors, and protect documents against manipulation. E-Signing with SOFTPRO is environmentally friendly and thus supports Green initiatives and corporate social responsibility programs.