What is a digital signature? Is it not that the same thing as an electronic signature? In an ever-evolving technological landscape in which new and updated terminology and functionality are incessantly presented to a myriad of industries, it can be confusing to know the differences between the two terms mentioned above. However, those differences are actually quite simple! Get familiar with these two terms and discover how to utilize both E-signatures and digital signatures to establish a secure, user-friendly, compliant, and rapid signing process.
Whether it is due to the increasing digitization of the modern workplace or because of an unforeseen circumstance, working remotely is becoming progressively more commonplace. As such, it is important that professionals in a myriad of industries are supported with sufficient tools to keep contract management, procurement, and sourcing operations running smoothly. IntelliSign electronic signatures with CobbleStone’s Contract Insight® equip organizations with a configurable, streamlined, and user-friendly document collaboration and signing process both in-office and on the go. This article will explain how.
Electronic signatures are a must to streamline your contract management process. They allow organizations to create efficiencies that expedite preexisting processes and reduce financial costs. However, there are still individuals and organizations that question whether or not contract electronic signatures are legal and whether eSignatures will hold up in court. The question is valid; potential litigation is a serious threat to any organization. Judicial decisions and legal precedent in the United States have left very little ambiguity on whether or not contract electronic signatures are equivalent to handwritten signatures. Organizations that use eSignatures should take comfort knowing that the courts have been on their side since 1869.