As world market leader in signature management solutions the Signature Professionals of SOFTPRO work towards reducing the gap between confidence in modern technologies and the actual trustworthiness of digital solutions in providing solutions which bridge traditional paper-based processes with electronic ones.
In combining handwritten signatures and their biometric characteristics with digital signature technology SOFTPRO provides a special form of "Human E-Signing" - trusted around the world. The Signature Professionals provide solutions for managing trust in handwritten signatures and electronic documents. These solutions will be on show at CeBIT 2012 from March 6 to 10 in hall 3 at booth D30.
Signing better without Paper
Softpro’s SignDoc software enables banks and other companies to transact with their clients completely paperlessly, secured by an electronic signing processes throughout all their channels. The benefits include a more enjoyable customer experience, lower costs, and contribution to green initiatives.
E-Signing with SignDoc: As secure as Signing on Paper
Along with capturing the static image of a signature that is familiar to everyone on paper, signature tablets and Tablet PCs also capture dynamic signals. These signals are created throughout the signing process and may be used as additional security features. The different levels of writing pressure, speed, and velocity in the writing process are very unique to the individual signer. They can be verified automatically on demand. SignDoc Web was the first web signature solution to be certified by the German Technical Inspection Association (TÜV) for outstanding security and user-friendliness.
Broadest choice of devices for trustworthy signature capturing
Wacom’s Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR) technology is known to provide best quality in signature capturing. Visitors of the show may experience E-Signing at Softpro's booth on a broad array of devices like Wacom signature tablets, Wacom Interactive Pen Displays as well as tablet kiosks, smartphones and tablets with Wacom Penabled technology inside such as the first smartphone with an active Wacom digitizer - Samsung Galaxy Note.
The Benefits of a Standard Platform for E-Signing
Many E-Signature projects start with the search for a solution to process handwritten signatures in the electronic workflow of an organization. In most cases a standard enterprise E-Signature platform is the most appropriate choice to meet demanding business requirements.
Softpro SignDoc Web is one single investment and a rock-solid foundation for enterprise which allows them to transact with their clients through multiple channels - face to face (agent, representative, or branch), self-sevice-kiosk, website or via mobile devices like tablets or smartphones. In general SignDoc Web enables for example handwritten signatures, photo fingerprint signatures, click-to-sign (electronic consent), etc. each having its unique advantage for the various channels of doing business.
Managing Hybrid Signatures - Signature Images and Signature Biometrics
Softpro is offering the most complete product portfolio for signature management enabling integration on all levels catering for E-Signatures as well as for signature images scanned from paper signatures. There is a choice from off-the shelf applications like SignDoc Desktop, components, plug-ins, SDKs to very mighty solutions for special industries like banking. The latter is the solution suite SignPlus which runs in 10 of the 25 largest banks worldwide. Softpro's technology for automatic signature verification is applied to more than 25 million check images every day.
Checks are still alive
The second major topic of Softpro's presence at CeBIT is Check Fraud Prevention in paperbased payment processing. Although the rate of online banking is increasing, hundreds of billions of checks are written every year throughout the world. The affinity to checks is not diminishing in nations that can be classified as "check countries". The relative importance of checks as a payment method is still outstandingly high in Singapore, Turkey, the United States, Brazil, and Canada.
For financial institutions worldwide, check processing and clearing is a significant expenditure. However, reduction in processing costs leads to higher check fraud risk exposure. Check fraud is consistently rising from year to year and is expected to continue rising, as fraud through other means, such as credit cards, becomes increasingly difficult.
The figures about check fraud worldwide are impressive. However only a few organizations publish figures about fraud cases and about the money lost due to check fraud. Arguably the highest motivation for perpetrating check fraud is the low risk of being caught in the act.
Comprehensive Check Fraud Prevention is highly important
These losses can be avoided. Searching for fraud amongst billions of transactions may seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, but there is one comprehensive and sustainable way to address all relevant aspects of check fraud and effectively lower the operational risk. Leading financial institutions around the globe cope with this challenge by using Softpro's SignPlus product suite to secure millions of transactions every day.
At Cebit, Softpro will showcase the latest features of SignPlus Edition II. Banks enjoy substantial savings in back-office processing centers by automating tedious and error-prone manual verification. SignPlus also significantly improves the detection rate of fraudulent items. This solution enables banks to cost-efectively secure their paper-based payment processes and prevent losses from check fraud.
Softpro has an impressive track record with systems for the validation of handwritten signatures and fraud prevention. The SignPlus suite of products were initially conceived in cooperation with a consortium of the largest U.S. banks. The solution is considered by many of the US Tier 1 banks to be a "best practice industry initiative" to combat check fraud, and has been successfully deployed at many of the world's largest financial institutions since its inception.
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Brief Profile of SOFTPRO - The E-Signature Professionals
The SOFTPRO Group 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 (softpro.de) 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.