While HTML5 was actually designed to deliver richer content online without the need for plugins like Flash, it has also provides a simpler online esigning experience. The major advantage for electronic signing is that it can be implemented without putting the burden of installing additional software on the person who is only interested in quickly getting a document signed online.
Alain Sarraf, SOFTPRO CTO: „This rich content is now available in any HTML5 browser makes it very easy to implement browser-based esigning processes that are geared towards signers whose environment you have no control over. i.e. those in which you cannot dictate whether or not they should install additional software/drivers etc. These signers can esign on the device of their choice, including a PC, tablet or smartphone. This has not been possible up until now since an additional piece of software (usually a browser plugin) has been required to capture the data points that make up the electronic signature.
Once a user has logged into their account like an online banking account, a student’s account, or a doctor’s new patient portal they can esign the documents presented to them entirely online, directly on the device that was used to browse to the form requiring their authorization. There’s no need to create an dedicated account with a SaaS signature solution provider, or download and install any additional software - the process is smooth, intuitive, and leaves no unwanted software behind on their device."
Aside from the above scenario, HTML 5 signing also makes it easy for organizations to implement customer-facing transactions on premise. They can use the esigning functionality directly on their in-house tablets without the need to create specific mobile apps, or re-implement their current web-based processes. If they already have a web application, they can just call it up on the mobile device’s web browser. When it comes time to sign a document, they just need to call SignDoc Web with the document in question and use the HTML5 functionality transparently to sign directly on the device. The ease of implementation is clear: All the application is doing is calling a simple web page and SignDocWeb takes care of the rest.
Brief Profile of 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.
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