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30th January, 2014

Digital Signature Story

Once upon a time... a digital signature expert walked in his garden thinking about how to create the most secure environment for people and businesses to fill-in and sign their electronic documents.

Using any existing electronic signature was not an option as they were vulnerable to forgery and tampering. An additional measure of security would have to be added to prevent someone from typing in someone else’s name. Equipped with his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, he chose to create the Secured Signing Service in which his team incorporated personalised X509 user-based PKI Digital Signature technology that applies cryptographic operation and certifies all signatories’ accountability, authenticity, data integrity, and non-repudiation of documents and transactions.

The legal aspect was equally important and thoroughly explored. Right from its start, Secured Signing complied with ESIGN, UETA, and worldwide Electronic Transactions Acts.  From this strong base, everything rolled out quickly as Secured Signing proceeded to develop the most reliable, technologically advanced, customer-centred podium:

  • No limitation on number of users or invitees - a single user to large organisation can easily access and use the Secured Signing service
  • Multiple eSigning and eForm options - fill-in / sign documents online, invite others to fill-in / sign, or invite a witness to the online signing process  
  • Flexibility to connect from any environment at any time – easily access your online signing place through your website, desktop, or any mobile device
  • Customised branding and API choices - enable businesses and organisations to interact and incorporate ‘Secured Signing’ on board - while keeping their own look, and corporate identity.

And the story continues with Secured Signing’s outstanding performance and service to its customers - employees and management who make it all happen - as Henry Ford once said: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Till next time,

Cheers, John.    


17 December, 2013

SSL Reaches New Highs

At this time of year, we are busy examining last year’s events and achievements, while engaging in predictions and plans for the coming one. Whether it’s our personal life or work journey, and whether we aware of it or not, no one escapes this inevitable meaningful process.   

On December 3rd, Forbes released IDC’s Top Ten Technology Predictions for 2014. The one that definitely stole the title of the list was about the spending on Cloud Computing in 2014, which is predicted to reach the $100b mark!

The research firm explains this colossal figure with the inclusion of cloud infrastructure, software, and payment for service. Furthermore, their results envisage a dramatic increase in services’ specialised areas, raise of data centres’ numbers, and a battle for cloud developers that will enhance this inevitable growth.

So, where do we fit in the above picture, and what does our soul searching reveal? Well, in 2013 Secured Signing’s customer base expanded remarkably with new users of our innovative Pay As You Go plan, from companies who required our customised concepts or businesses, and organisations that chose to use Secured Signing’s compliant and comprehensive digital signature and eForm solution as is.

Growing involvement with a variety of industries throughout this year revealed a significant transformation from paper-based business processes to electronic ones. Besides a search for improved efficiency, reduction in operational and processing costs, easy implementation, and other obvious advantages, the customers’ decision to adopt our Cloud service is primarily due to Secured Signing’s high and unique level of security offered: the User’s Encrypted Personalised X509 PKI Digital Signature Certificate that seals and protects your electronic document and automatically detects and notifies of any changes. 

And as for 2014 plans? An exciting new website, incredible new cutting-edge features, and of course, our continuing renowned professional customer service.            

I would like to finish this year’s blog with a sincere Thank You for your continued support, engaging comments, and ongoing contribution. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a Great Festive Season, and a Healthy, Happy New Year!

Till next time,

Cheers, John.    


19 November, 2013

MYOB’s research into online technology usage by small to medium businesses (October 2013) shows more than one-third reduce their potential business results by omitting digital technology opportunities. The study reveals SMEs that use cloud computing were 59 percent predisposed to experience an increase in their annual revenue compared with non-cloud users.

According to the research, these are SMEs’ top five reasons for using the cloud:opportunity

  • Reduced IT costs
  • Greater access to technology
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Increased productivity
  • Staying up-to-date with software

MYOB’s Business Division General Manager, James Scollay says: “Businesses that use online technologies increasingly outperforming their less savvy competitors.

IBM’s survey, that reviewed mainly large companies and was published in October 2013, reinforces the latter. According to IBM’s study, organisations that adopt cloud computing nearly double their revenue growth, and achieve close to 2.5 times higher gross profit compared to their rival companies. The survey also found that one out of five leading organisations, who are ahead in the adoption of the technology, reported obtaining not only cost reductions and improved efficiency, but also a significant competitive advantage in their markets.

Secured Signing, the leading provider of eSignature and eForm SaaS solutions, delivers these kinds of benefits to its worldwide customers and their clients, with the certainty of the compliant and highly secure user-based PKI digital signature technology:

"Secured Signing gives candidates the flexibility to complete the online registration pack and sign from anywhere, at any time...for Manpower, this creates a competitive advantage within the industry. Manpower Group

“We have a more streamlined sales force now, using cutting-edge tools and technology.” Digital Mobile

“Cost and time saving is literally immeasurable, and has paved the way for us to move wholly into a paperless office.” Yarra Ranges Council

And as Ayn Rand once said: “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

Till next time,

Cheers, John.   


24 October, 2013

Paperless Office

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,

Cheers, John.


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

Procurement Contract Signing

  • 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,

Cheers, John.