March 19, 2012

Top E-Signature Myths Busted

newsE-signature solutions provider Sertifi have sought to set users and potential users straight in regards to the false information spread about electronic signature software; a web technology that allows users to sign documents faster.

The common worries about e-signatures center around compliance; many think that e-signatures are not as authentic and legitimate as hand-signed signatures. The company is working to dispel the misinformation; especially regarding the four most prominent myths propagated today.

  • Myth #1: E-signatures are illegal in some states. Myth Busted: ESIGN, a national legislation approved by Congress in 2000, supersedes any previous state laws and legitimates e-signing throughout the country.
  • Myth #2: E-signing requires proprietary software. Myth Busted:  Capturing e-signatures requires neither minimum hardware requirements nor the use of additional software. Simply signing a document electronically requires only the upload of a document and an electronic signature using a mouse or finger, depending on platform. Additional software is only necessary when a user wants to send, receive, and track documents through an e-signature provider (such as Sertifi).
  • Myth #3: In order to use the technology, user must possess certain technical information. Myth Busted: No technological expertise is required to use e-signing technology. The use of e-signatures is accessible to everyone.
  • Myth #4: The software is too expensive (for companies). Myth Busted: Providers typically offer their services on a pay-per-use basis.




John Stojka, co-founder of Sertifi said, “There are no setup costs or annual fees. We believe our system is the easiest e-signature system to use. It is used in the construction, medical, hospitality and technology industries.”

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Joshua Bjerke, from Savannah, Georgia, focuses on articles involving the labor force, economy, and HR topics including new technology and workplace news. Joshua has a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A. in International Security.