24 October, 2013
AIIM, the global Association for Information and Image Management, conducted a research program ‘Winning the Paper Wars’ in July, 2013. While results showed adoption is still slow, 74 percent of respondents stated they have campaigns in progress that involved paper-free business processes following the increased use of mobile technologies and electronic documents’ advantages with compliance and audit regulations. In addition, the report confirmed “companies that adopted paper-free business processes benefit by reducing costs, improving customer service, and raising worker productivity.”
And what about the ROI? “As with any business process or technology, return-on-investment is a key adoption driver. Per the results of the survey, two-thirds of those adopting paper-free processes report a payback within 18 months and 50 percent see payback in a 12-month period.”
Secured Signing, the Australasia market leader in eSignature and eForm SaaS solutions, reflects the above with its unprecedented growth and involvement in many of the region’s business electronic journey implementations. Regardless of size or type of industry, the PKI digital signature service enables the prompt, efficient, secure, and compliant fill-in and online signing of electronic documents from anywhere, at anytime. Besides reducing paper consumption, Secured Signing enhances easier data collection, process monitoring, archiving, and retrieval of electronic information. With Its current countless features and ongoing new technological developments, the paperless office is now within reach!
As Gartner’s 2013 CIO’s survey concluded in its latest report’s subtitle: “Survey highlights the need for CIOs to set aside old rules and adopt new tools.”
Till next time,
5 October, 2013
In late 2012, The Financial Review, Business Intelligence, and TenderLink conducted a joint Australasia procurement survey of 300 procurement professionals from a variety of industries. The results revealed different key issues that included
- discrepancy between best practices and management expectations,
- ineffective available tools and allocated time,
- procurement staff at varied locations,
- difficulty managing large contracts and availability of audit trail, and
- need for transparency and meeting compliance requirements.
Secured Signing, the user-based PKI digital signature SaaS technology, just released its new Smart-Tag for Procurement apparatus that meets all of the above needs, and provides a revolutionized procurement contract signing procedure.
Secured Signing’s designated Smart-Tag can now be integrated into the procurement document creation process of any procurement department, in any industry, and will function well within a CRM system, PDF, or MS Word document. It allows the secure and prompt circulation of any number of procurement documents that require approval by members who are positioned anywhere, at anytime, by any device.
Furthermore, the legally binding, innovative solution supplies a full record of information (signatory’s full name, e-mail address, signature type [initials or full], and sequential order of signers), creates automatic reports of document status and online signing progress, and delivers a complete and accurate audit trail.
Among the main recommendations for best practice by the Australasia procurement review were the use of correct tools, and investment in the best software solutions to provide the best procurement outcomes.
Well, there is no doubt Secured Signing’s procurement process does just that!
Till next time,