Define: Electronic signature?
An electronic signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign. This type of signature provides the same legal standing as a handwritten signature as long as it adheres to the requirements of the specific regulation under which it was created.
Top Electronic Signature Companies and Solutions
This article showcases Threat.Technology’s top picks for the best Electronic Signature solutions. We selected these companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Scriptel Corporation was founded in 1982 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. The company quickly became the industry leader in digitizer components and electronic signature capture.
In the late 80’s, Scriptel launched the PenWriter, the first computer peripheral that provided high quality pen input on a device with its own LCD display. For the first time, this allowed users to see and use their own handwriting on their computers.
Today, Scriptel Corporation is the leader in capacitive pen digitizing technology, a very durable and cost-effective way to electronically simulate pen and paper. The company holds many patents and has deployed its technology in over 3 million solutions used around the world, mostly in the demanding retail point-of-sale environment.
Virtually everyone that used a credit card at major US retailers in the past decade has used a Scriptel pen many times. Beginning in 2010, Scriptel entered the digital workflow market with the ScripTouch ST1500, a dedicated electronic signature pad that provides high reliability with 3 year warranty, and has since launched a full line of ScripTouch signature pads that meet important market needs, backing these up with excellent service and software integration support..
Buypass AS is a leading supplier of user-friendly and secure solutions for electronic identification, electronic signature and payment. They supply a complete portfolio of services for identification and encryption of information through the entire electronic value chain.
Buypass is also Norway’s only issuer of internationally approved SSL certificates. Buypass was established in 2001 and since then has invested heavily in building up a unique environment of highly qualified developers of user-friendly security solutions, which also meet the most stringent security requirements of the market and the authorities.
Buypass supplies solutions for the consumer market, private companies and public authorities. In november 2014 the company has 64 permanent employees and a varying number of hired-in/contracted staff.
They are located in Oslo and in Gjøvik. Buypass is registered with Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet (Nkom) Authority as an issuer of qualified electronic ID, in accordance with the Act on E-signatures and has been declared compliant with the Self-Declaration Act and the Requirement Specification for PKI in the public sector.
The company is also licensed by The Ministry of Finance as an e-money company in accordance with The Financial Institutions Act.. .
Penneo has developed an electronic signature solution that enables companies to procure legally binding documents from stakeholders. The costumer uploads the document that needs signing and invites the other party to sign.
If the invitation and content of the document is approved, Penneo places a legally binding signature on the document using an electronic identification system (in Denmark this is Nem-ID) and provides both parties with a signed PDF copy.. .
AlphaTrust is a privately held software publisher headquartered in Dallas, Texas. AlphaTrust’s solutions create secure, permanent business documents that are the legal and functional equivalent of ink-signed paper documents.
AlphaTrust is an expert and global leader in electronic signature process automation solutions. We are trusted by some of the largest enterprise and technology service provider companies worldwide.
Our solutions easily integrate with existing applications and business processes enabling high volume, document process automation to reduce costs and dramatically improve the overall customer experience while adhering to strict regulatory and compliance requirements. Through continuous innovation since 1998, we are delivering the most cost effective and advanced embedded and cloud-enabled eSignature solutions on the market..
Camerfirma, S.A. was created in 1999 as a project to provide security to the communications and electronic operations done in the business world.
Currently the company is run by the Superior Council of Chambers of Commerce together with more than 85 local Chambers of Commerce and Banesto group. In addition, we are part of CHAMBERSIGN, European organization that accredits our certificates beyond the national territory.
Camerfirma operates as an authentication services provider under the electronic signature LAW 59/2003 of December 19th. It is the third party for assuring electronic transactions through identity authentications that allow enterprises to sign electronic documents with technical and legal safety.
Camerfirma is a well-known authentication provider for Public Administrations under the LAW 11/2007 of June 22nd for the citizens electronic Access to Public Services. .
Yousign was founded in 2013 by Luc Pallavidino and Antoine Louiset. Headquartered in Caen, France, Yousign powers agreements for thousands of businesses in Europe.
Yousign is designing a new way to do business: their eSignature solution helps connect businesses with their clients, companies with their employees, and move their business forward.. .
DocuSign operates a cloud-based electronic signature platform that helps small- and medium-sized businesses, enterprises, and individuals collect information, automate data workflows, and sign on various devices. The company’s platform automates manual and paper-based processes that allow users to manage various aspects of documented business transactions, including identity management, authentication, digital signature, forms and data collection, collaboration, and workflow automation and storage.
The company also provides training and support services. Its platform serves the sales, human resources, finance, information technology, operations, legal, marketing, facilities, support, product management, and procurement departments in the financial services, healthcare, technology, higher education, insurance, real estate, life sciences, and government sectors in the United States and internationally.
DocuSign was incorporated in 2003 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in London, Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Dublin.. .
As a market-leading technology provider for information-sensitive industries, Identillect makes email security simple and affordable. While large-scale data breaches, email-leaks and malicious security attacks have long plagued even the mightiest of corporations, boutique businesses such as accountants, lawyers, wealth managers and insurance agents have rapidly become targets for similar threats.
Compounding the need to shield sensitive data from prying eyes, regulatory agencies have demanded these industries to comply with sophisticated encryption in order to keep their client’s identities safe during regular, everyday email communication. Identillect provides small-to-medium businesses with the control and protection they need, with the ease and low-cost they want.
Founded in 2010, Identillect is based in Irvine, CA, hosts a team of 15, serves thousands of users and operates under millions in private funding.. .
Dokobit is the biggest electronic signature solutions provider in the Baltics enabling e-signing and e-identification as an everyday service. We build simple, easy to use and accessible technologies for e-signing and e-identification.
Dokobit API solutions. We offer a full range of services for businesses that want to integrate e-signature into their own information systems.
Our simple to use APIs allow integrating any functionality with ease. We cover a wide range of eIDs in the EU, all major e-signature file formats and Mobile providers in Lithuania, Estonia, and Iceland.
More info: https://www.dokobit.com/solutions Dokobit document signing portal. The only document signing portal that handles the entire lifecycle of digitally signed documents – from document signing with third parties to document archiving.
It is not just a convenient tool to use but also to be sure that the document is and will stay legally binding. Start signing – it’s free: https://www.dokobit.com.
SecSign Technologies Inc.
Company Overview Founded: February 4, 1998 Employees: 40 Description: Developer of advanced cryptography solutions for cybersecurity. Technologies include next-generation multi-factor user authentication, mobile authentication, public key infrastructure, file encryption, secure file sharing, secure messaging, and biometric verification.
SecSign Technologies delivers user authentication, messaging, file sharing, and file storage with next-generation security for company networks, websites, platforms, and devices. Using advanced cryptography, SecSign eliminates passwords, simplifies authentication, and provides messaging and file data solutions that make it virtually impossible for hackers to compromise user accounts or access sensitive information.
Founded in 1998, we have dedicated ourselves to developing security software to provide our customers and their users with the highest level of security. Our parent company, SecCommerce, was one of the first companies in the world to guarantee security for data archiving and communication for large insurance companies, banks, and national institutions by using electronic signature components.
Government and social insurance agencies, which must follow strict guidelines and meet high standards of security and privacy, rely on our solutions every day to provide maximum protection for sensitive data. For 15 years, our software solutions have been used millions of times to secure long-term archiving, communication, and access to online portals.
Along the way, we have continued to earn the trust of public and private institutions that value our experience and expertise. SecCommerce’s software solutions provide accessible software keys and smart card technology for portal, workflow and archiving needs.
Our products offer and connect existing “Public Key Infrastructures” (PKI) and ensure timely implementation for customers in private industry and the public sector. But the benefits resulting from our know-how are not limited to national institutions or major corporations.
ESign Genie provides an easy to use, fast, secured, and legally binding electronic, and digital signature solution. ESign Genie supports all modes of e-signatures available: – Reusable templates to save time and create documents in a few seconds for esigning – Ability to send one or more documents together for esignature(s) – In-person signing – Bulk sending for esignatures, i.e.
permission slips – URL based esignatures – Online/Embedded form for non-techies to integrate esignatures into your website. – Using eSign Genie REST APIs to integrate with your website or application – Integration with Google Drive and Dropbox – Use integration with Salesforce, Payment Collection and invoicing..
SIGNiX, Inc. provides electronic signature solutions.
It offers Digital Signature Software that enables individuals to sign documents online; and SIGNIX MyDoX, an online signature service that enables the online signing of forms, contracts, or business documents with the digital signatures. The company also provides E Signature Software products for electronic signatures; and ESignatures for businesses.
It serves financial services, banking, insurance, health care, government, real estate, and education industries; and broker/dealers and corporations. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Signix, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of ProNvest, Inc..
MyDocSafe is a secure client portal and compliance dashboard for a secure client and employee onboarding. They help professional services firms sign up their clients in a fast, secure and client-friendly way helping them cut cost and improve quality of service.
Their workflow orchestration engine combines electronic forms, electronic signature, KYC/AML checks, payment processing, and automated document distribution and archiving. MyDocSafe was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Bedford, UK..
Safelayer Secure Communications
Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. (www.safelayer.com) develops security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signatures and data protection.
Safelayer eIDAS Platform orchestrates digital identities for authentication, electronic signature, SSO and 2FA with Safelayer Mobile ID. Safelayer’s KeyOne PKI platform also provides all the necessary components for digital certification infrastructures..
Cursor Insight, a software development company, is changing the cybersecurity market by world-class movement analysis solutions. The company develops a human motion analysis algorithm capable of processing data recorded with various movement capturing devices from electronic signature pads to computer mouse.
Cursor Insight is a U.K.-based company that was founded in 2013 by Tamas Zelczer and Bence Golda.. .
ClientSide is an electronic signature for the professional services industry. The company’s goal is to transform the future of the legal industry, ClientSide is located in the hub of the southeast, Atlanta, Georgia.
ClientSide guides the Atlanta Legal Innovation and Technology Group, which delivers a group of entrepreneurs, lawyers, coders, thinkers, and technologists with a common passion for advancing the future of the professional services industry. ClientSide was founded on 2015..
SignWise Corporation Limited was founded in 2014 and is one of the world leaders in eSignature and authentication technology. SignWise helps to digitally manage document-based transactions with advanced electronic signing, strong user authentication, electronic signature validation, document delivery, document creation and more; SignWise is fully scalable as either an on-premises solution or as a SaaS hosted in the cloud.
It enables organizations and consumers to manage the entire lifecycle of a digital document, to automate and speed up business processes both, in home country as well as across borders. SignWise’s competitive edge lies in the cross-use of various countries’ e-identities and qualified certificates for authentication and electronic signing.
The service can be used with state-issued electronic identities from Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Georgia, Armenia, Belgium, Austria, Iceland, Oman, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Azerbaijan and others.. .
Fingerink is an electronic signature platform that enables you to sign and approve digital documents, streamlining business processes with legally binding validation, whether at the office, at home, or in the field. The software is an ideal solution for all business types and sizes, including startups, expanding enterprises, and huge corporations that are looking to graduate from traditional practices and transition to electronic and paperless ways to close deals, certify approvals, and more.
With Fingerink, your efficiency is remarkably boosted as you automate internal and client-facing signatures and approvals. Documents signed via Fingerink are encrypted using 256-bit SSL and handled by a closely monitored infrastructure.
Integration with popular business apps is seamless. On top of that, you can use any device to place your electronic signature on any document without compromising security..
Clerical Hub is a legal resource database for finding and sharing clerk expert systems. The company has several features like document assembly, electronic signature, document scanning, and live chat and chatbots.
The company is based in Washington, DC and was founded in 2018.. .
Signsquid lets you legally sign contracts online. It is the only platform that uses two authentication factors.
Signsquid is backed by a law firm and is the only legally guaranteed platform for signing contracts on online. It is the only platform that authenticates signatories in two ways—through an identity link sent by email and an identity code given to the signatories by phone.
Why by phone? To check and ensure the identity of each person who will access and sign the contract.. .
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