E-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.”