E-Signatures Legal on Ontario Real Estate Documents

Published 07/03/2015 by Realtor Blog

This week, the province of Ontario made headline news in the world of e-signatures. An amendment to the Ontario Electronic Commerce Act (ECA) came into effect on July 1, 2015, making it legal to electronically sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. With more than 200,000 real estate transactions closed across the province in 2014, […]

Accelerate the Contracting Process with E-signatures

Published 07/02/2015 by Contract Signing. Vector illustration

Whether you call it digitization, the paperless office, or going green, there’s a growing interest for organizations to reduce paper, manual effort and cost in their core business processes. According to the CSIO, an estimated 30 billion paper documents are copied or printed annually in the United States for signature. When factoring in the cost […]

The Ultimate E-Signature Security Checklist

Published 07/01/2015 by iStock_000060267536_Large

No organization wants security scars. That’s why IT and Information Security departments generally do extensive due diligence on their cloud hosting and software providers to protect against data breaches, data loss, malware, viruses, phishing and other security threats. To help defend your organization, we’ve compiled an e-signature security checklist specifically for evaluating e-signature services. This checklist […]

e-SignLive for New Users: How to Create and Send Your First Package (.NET SDK)

Published 06/30/2015 by Robot with tools and SDK sign. Technology concept

So far, I have covered simple examples of using the e-SignLive UI and Java SDK. I will now continue on with a couple simple blogs showing the use of the e-SignLive .NET SDK. This blog will cover creating and sending a document package. If you do not have a Sandbox account, see my first blog […]

Hotel California Syndrome: How to Avoid Vendor Lock-in

Published 06/26/2015 by Handcuffs for Blog

In The Cloud Security Ecosystem: Technical, Legal, Business and Management Issues, authors Ryan Ko and Raymond Choo write, “The concern of vendor lock-in is often described as the ‘Hotel California’ syndrome. You can check in but you can never leave.”[1] Vendor lock-in happens when you’re dependent on a vendor for products and services, and are […]

Electronic Signatures for Drug Shipments

Published 06/25/2015 by Pharma Blog

In the December 2014 e-signature report from Forrester Research entitled E-Signatures – A Few Simple Best Practices Drive Adoption, analyst Craig Le Clair gives examples of how e-signature adoption is moving beyond financial services. One of the use cases he mentions is the distribution of narcotics and controlled substances through the pharmaceutical supply chain: “Signing off on […]

e-SignLive for New Users: Check Package Status and Download Files (Java SDK)

Published 06/23/2015 by code

Last time, I showed how to set up a Java project within Eclipse to allow you to create and send a package using the e-SignLive Java SDK. This week, I will cover some things you can do after sending the package, like: Checking the package/signing status Downloading the e-signed documents Downloading the evidence summary I […]

Are You Able to Prove Compliance to External Auditors?

Published 06/19/2015 by Blog image

When regulated companies undergo a compliance audit, they are often asked to prove the exact business process they followed. This applies to both customer-facing transactions and internal controls. As part of this, auditors also look for a record of every time key documents were touched, when and by whom. Whether you are a pharmaceutical company […]

Taking Mobile Experiences From Good to Great With E-signatures

Published 06/17/2015 by Mobile-ImageEdit

Smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous in today’s society. Gartner predicts that by 2018, more than 50 percent of users will use a mobile tablet or smartphone first for all online activities. According to Gartner, “Users are adopting smartphones as their exclusive mobile devices while in developed economies, multi-device households are becoming the norm, with tablets […]

e-SignLive for New Users: How to Create and Send Your First Package (Java SDK)

Published 06/16/2015 by code

My first couple blogs covered creating, sending, signing, archiving, and viewing the evidence summary of an e-SignLive Document Package, using the UI. With that complete, it’s now time to step into the APIs. My main language of use over the past 7+ years and from school was Java, so I will start with the Java […]