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There’s a Path for That: How Women are Making a Mark in Automation

How Are Documents Signed Digitally?

The personal signature remains one of the most powerful forces in business—signatures remain one of the best ways to validate and verify that a specific individual approved any given document. Yet the traditional "wet ink" signatures and seals are no longer the only way to give approval to something. With the rise of advanced electronic signing technologies, everyone—from the general public to the biggest business users—can tap into the speed and ease that comes from purely digital signing methods.

How does this process work? What can your business do to equip itself with this capability? Take a quick look at some key facts to know about the ins and outs of today's e-signature technology.

How Are Digital Signatures Legally Enforceable?

Depending on the technology, different things happen behind the scenes. An "electronic signature" verifies that an individual interacted directly with a document and consented to sign it. It also provides a reliable way of knowing whether a document was tampered with or altered after the initial signature took place.

A "digital signature" uses cryptography to secure a document, ensuring that only those with the correct set of public and private keys can view the contents of a document. A document might be both digitally signed and electronically signed. In either case, a federal law called the E-Sign Act enshrined these technologies as legally enforceable ways to sign documents securely and reliably.

The Best Solutions for Document Signing Today

The right tools ensure you can apply a secure digital signature in seconds. With Kofax Power PDF, you can give your business extensive capabilities to improve the speed of document workflows. More than just a PDF editor, Power PDF is also packed full of support for the latest in secure signatures. Seamlessly integrated into the software, Kofax SignDoc lets users sign or send documents for signature entirely within the editor. Additional support for DocuSign means companies can leverage existing digital signing solutions, too.

With Power PDF, you can create signatures that are always ready for you to apply, so even signing many pages of documents takes far less time. Likewise, you can also validate and verify the signatures you receive to ensure that the document is still the same as when it was originally signed.

With only some simple setup work, Power PDF can completely transform your signature workflows to let you leave "wet ink" in the past.

Find the Signing Functionality You Need in Power PDF

Bringing speed, reliability, and flexibility to the table, digital signatures are one of the most potent tools businesses can use today to improve workflow speed. No more waiting through lengthy delays to send physical documents back and forth, and no reliance on outdated technologies such as the fax machine. With Power PDF, you can create signatures, sign, and send documents rapidly and easily verify the trustworthiness of the signatures you receive. Now with additional integration for Kofax SignDoc, overhauling your approval workflows has never been so easy.

See firsthand how these features work and consider how they can fit into your strategy. Download your free 15-day trial version now.