The world is moving towards a paperless business transaction setup. The use of electronic signature is growing as more businesses have embraced the innovations in their business activities. An electronic signature or a digital certificate bears the same legal obligations as the handwritten signature in softcopy legal documents and it can, therefore, be allowed in place of a physical handwritten signature. Many entities including private and government entities are moving towards the digital certificate because it saves time when looking to validate legal documents, you no longer have to carry on a pen to sign such documents. Discussed herein are the top advantages of using the digital certificate in your organization.
E-signatures are stress-free to use. With an e-signature, you don’t have to go through printing a document sent for authentication via email, you can sign the document electronically without the need of having it printed. Where there is a document that needs authentication, it is uploaded online and the signer is declared as the recipient and they will sign it within no time and the document is sent the required party.
Electronic signatures are believed to be more secured than the traditional form of paper signatures. While a handwritten signature may show that the document has been authenticated, it may fail to show when it was signed, where it was signed and may lack the name of the countersigned, this not the case with e-signatures. When people have crafted means of forging the handwritten signatures, an electronic signature does not have such loopholes, no one can copy your signature, any form of access to your digital certificate will raise an alarm to your end.
Electronic signatures will save you time and money you could have used to physically sign with a pen. The cost you are likely to incur when printing a large volume of documents for a signature to be appended is high, the cost of ink and papers and you will also consume more time to append the signatures. Save your time and resources by having your documents signed electronically without having to print them.
Electronic certificates guarantee convenience when looking to authenticate documents. Nowadays small and large businesses transact with other multinational companies and even partners in different countries and they all need to make their engagements legal. The use of handwritten signature will take more time before the contracts with parties in different geographical regions are formalized unlike the use of electronic signatures.
When looking to conclude on a business deal, take advantage of the electronic signature and make your submissions ready.