An electronic signature, or eSignature, is information in an electronic form, which is “associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign” (eIDAS).
In simple terms, an electronic signature is the electronic, or digital, form of a handwritten, paper based method of signing signatures (also called a ‘wet signature’) on an electronic document, typically processed online. But beyond being just a squiggle on a screen, on an electronic document, they legally bind documents, just in the same way as paper documents do to signal acceptance and prove intent in relation to the terms of a document or contract by the signer.
eSignature software, like Signable, is the best way to capture electronic signatures on a document between two (or more) parties. Signable provide the technology to thousands of businesses to obtain electronic signatures from businesses and individuals, using a secure online, digital process for signing documents.
Signable also help businesses to meet the legal requirements of electronic signing processes outline in legal legislation around the world. We do this by recording every action of the document signing process. Signable adhere to and exceed the legal requirements a document must meet to be legally accepted. These include, being: uniquely linked to the signatory, capable of identifying the signatory, created using electronic signature-creation data, linked to the data signed there with in such a way that any subsequent change in the data is detectable.
Signable not only makes it quicker for your customers to sign your documents but it makes it a lot easier and quicker for you to send them out. Signed documents are emailed to you as PDF files which you can store, print or do whatever you want with! Processing and managing your electronic documents from Signable couldn’t be simpler!
How eSignatures work
For every single Signable user, all information is stored securely and all pages are encrypted using bank level security. A full audit log, including IP addresses is available for every document signed with Signable. The signing certificate, with the audit log, is available on the last page of the signed PDF.
Signable work with some fantastic companies. A few have been kind enough to share their experience of using the Signable eSignature solution and how using electronic signatures has benefited their business. We’re sure there will be one relevant to you and your business. Check them out!
There are a few ways to get your signature on an electronic document via Signable to complete a document. You can; draw, type or upload an image of your signature. All are legally acceptable, it just depends on which method you or your signer find most convenient.