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5 Ways to Use E-Signatures for Local Government

Posted by Cara Moore on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Now in its 15th year, the ESIGN Act has done more than spur the use of electronic signatures across the private enterprise sector. It is also catching on in the public sector, as public agencies and municipalities use e-signatures to keep budgets at bay and make paperwork easier on government employees and citizens.

And we’re not just talking e-signing online petitions.

E-signatures present local governments with a bounty of ways to streamline paper-heavy workflows that save real money and make constituents much happier, as they come more and more to expect the conveniences afforded by technology.

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[Infographic] 4 Facts About the IRS and E-Signatures

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Did you ever think you could use the words “painless” and “taxes” in the same sentence? We didn’t either, but that day is here thanks to your demands as a taxpayer! Taxpayers and preparers are demanding online convenience more than ever.

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E-Signatures for Insurers Arm Agents with Smart Sales Tools

Posted by Cara Moore on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Agents are the lifeblood of the insurance industry – and they work hard for their commissions.

In a stiff market, agents pour many hours into beginning relationships, building trust and communicating how their services will help clients mitigate risk in the unforeseeable future. After this preliminary work, when it’s time to close a deal, getting a signature is the home stretch, but it can take a while to cross the finish line.

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15 Years Later: How the ESIGN Act Is Changing the Digital Landscape

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Almost 15 years ago on June 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act), and the entire technological world rejoiced. (Well, we certainly did!)

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What did we do before the ESIGN Act was signed?

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Tags: e-sign, adopting electronic signatures

CMSWiRE Talks Founding Fathers and E-Signature Independence with SIGNiX

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jun 19, 2015

We dream big dreams here at SIGNiX—especially if they involve a bit of time travel. Imagine if, in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed via electronic signature. The use of e-signatures would have allowed the delegates to sign all on the same day—no matter where they were. Most importantly, the delegate signatures’ validity could still be proven today—and for every Independence Day to come.

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[Infographic] Independent E-Signatures and Digital Forensics

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Hardy Boys take note – sleuthing has entered a new era and it doesn’t involve a magnifying glass.

To get to the bottom of many investigations today, it takes a close look at what’s happening digitally. Why? Check out this infographic from Prudential Associates that points out:

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To Achieve the Pinnacle of Document Collaboration – Adopt Independent E-Signatures

Posted by Hans Downer, CEO of SavvyDox on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

If you work with contracts or other legal agreements, what are your biggest pain points?  

If you are like most people, it comes down to three key pain points. First, if there are multiple people involved in the process, how do they effectively collaborate to finalize the approved version of a document? Second, once the document is approved, you probably have to route it around for wet ink signatures that will be legally binding. Third, once the document is signed, how do you distribute copies and file it?

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John Harris Highlights Independent E-Signatures in Gov Security News

Posted by Mary Bruce on Thu, Jun 04, 2015

On a local, state and national scale, e-signatures pose a prime opportunity to improve workflows in government offices. In fact, we’ve helped the County of San Diego, California save impressive amounts of time and money, and make taxpayers happier, too. Kind of a win-win-win.

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What Makes an E-Signature Trustworthy?

Posted by Mary Bruce on Mon, Jun 01, 2015

 

Building trust with technology isn’t quite as easy as falling backward into someone’s arms. Unless you have a technical background, cyber security can be difficult to grasp. Do you really know what 128-bit encryption is? Or how public and private keys work?

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Tags: secure digital signatures

[Infographic] The Declaration of Independence and Electronic Signatures

Posted by Emily Maxie on Fri, May 29, 2015

I'd like you to hop in a time machine with me as we go back in time to the summer of 1776. Earlier in the summer, Congress spent two days debating and revising the language of The Declaration of Independence. Now, nearly a month later, 56 delegates have gathered with quill pens in hand to sign the historic document. 

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Tags: security, benefits

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