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Boeblingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2012/04/26 - Softpro, world leader in signature management solutions, has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the recently published "Cool Vendors in Imaging and Printing, 2012" report by Gartner, Inc. - SOFTPRO.de. NASDAQ & LSE: KFX
In its report the world’s leading technology research and advisory company highlights four firms that enterprises, vendors and investors alike ought to be taking note of now. One of the companies is Softpro. The section on Softpro was authored by Gartner Principal Research Analyst Sharon McNee.
Gartner defines a ‘Cool Vendor’ as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are:
1. Innovative – enable users to do things they couldn’t do before;
2. Impactful – have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology);
3. Intriguing – have caught Garner’s interest or curiosity within approximately the past six months.
SOFTPRO CEO Heinz Reschke
"We are really thrilled that Gartner has selected Softpro as a 'Cool Vendor'. It is yet another confirmation for our many customers why they put their trust in Softpro for mission-critical tasks. As of today, 11 of the 25 largest banks in the world put their trust in Softpro solutions” says Heinz Reschke, founder and CEO of the Softpro Group. “It is also a fantastic motivation for our team.”
It is clear beyond a doubt that mobile applications are extremely important and present a huge growth opportunity for our applications. With the arrival of next generation mobile technologies a few years ago, we immediately recognized the potential for innovation and got hard at work developing incredible ideas into real usable products. Building on our years of expertise in this space, I am proud to say that our mobile products are not only innovative and unique in the way that they approach business-grade E-signing applications, but also secure, robust, and simple. Now according to Gartner they are independently recognized as 'Cool'", says Softpro CTO Alain J. Sarraf.
Gartner Report: Cool Vendors in Imaging and Print Services, 2012
Taking signatures seriously on tablets is a truly hot topic
Tablet sales are expected to reach 119 Million units in 2012 according to Gartner Forecast "Media Tablets by Operating System, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 1Q12 Update" published on April 10. According to Gartner enterprise sales of tablets will account for approximately 35 percent of sales in 2015. Apple's iOS continues to be the dominant media tablet operating system (OS).
About the Cool Vendors
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About SOFTPRO - The E-Signature Professionals
The SOFTPRO Group (softpro.de) 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.