DocuSign, the global standard for eSignature, today announced deeper support for E.U. Directive n.93/1999 by introducing digital signatures on the DocuSign Global Network. DocuSign is working with local jurisdictions and certificate authorities to launch cloud-enabled digital certificates in the first half of 2013 to enable digital signatures on the DocuSign Global Network.
DocuSign’s growing base of global customers already includes AON, Ariba, Bayer, BMW Financial Services, Box, Cisco, Cision, Costco, Daily Deal, DuPont, eBay, Expedia, Halfords, HP, IKON Financial Services, LinkedIn, LoopUp, Medtronic, Siemens, Sony, Toyota, Webrecruit, Xerox, Yahoo!, Yamaha and many others. The company is also recruiting digital certificate authority partners.
“DocuSign has become the global standard for eSignature by offering the most powerful, robust and secure platform on the market,” said Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer, DocuSign. “Adding support for digital signatures to the DocuSign platform will help even more customers achieve faster speed to results, reduced costs and better customer experiences.”
“DocuSign broke new ground with their pragmatic, simple approach to cloud-based signature services, and their growth since has validated that approach,” said Robin Wilton, technical outreach on identity and privacy at the Internet Society. “The fact that they can now also support digital signatures is a testament to their technical capabilities and their commitment to this market.”
DocuSign customers will have a variety of digital signature options including an easy import of digital certificates they already own, as well as the ability to purchase digital certificates from DocuSign’s growing base of certificate partners. “It’s important to ensure customers can leverage their prior investments in digital certificates,” said Gonser. “We’re also working closely with digital certificate partners to ensure DocuSign customers have a wide range of certificate options to securely finish business faster.”
An example of digital signature work underway includes an offering to the biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies that are part of SAFE-Biopharma Association, which manages the global SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and digital signature standard.
More than 50,000 businesses and organisations worldwide trust DocuSign to not only obtain legally binding eSignatures, but also to completely automate end-to-end business processes, including managing forms and data, workflows, authentication, payment, storage, and integration with business systems. These digital transactions are faster, more secure, reduce errors, and cost a fraction of manual paper processes.
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