E-Signature Pioneer Spearheads eSignLive’ New SaaS Business Unit, eSignLive™

December 13, 2011
Montreal, QC, December 13, 2011 - Silanis, the leader in enterprise e-signature solutions with the largest e-signature deployments, announces that long-time CTO Dr. Robert Al-Jaar has taken on a new challenge and will head the company’s award-winning e-SignLive™ SaaS business unit as Executive VP of Online e-Signature Services. As such, he will focus exclusively on leading Silanis’ multi-tenant online signing service, effective immediately. One of the few true pioneers of e-signatures, Al-Jaar has held multiple, pivotal leadership roles at Silanis over the past 11 years, spanning R&D, professional services, cloud operations, customer support and product management. A technology visionary, his commitment and competitive drive have contributed to Silanis’ lead position in the enterprise e-signature space. To this point, Al-Jaar led the development of the industry’s first web-based, zero-client e-signature solution, which evolved into Silanis’ flagship product, the e-Sign Enterprise Platform™. He was also key to ensuring the success of all of Silanis’ top tier enterprise customers, including the entire US Army with its 1.4 million users, as well as the largest consumer lending implementation of e-signatures to date.

“There are only a handful of people in the world with Robert’s e-signature experience. Asking him to take responsibility for this new growth area represents our commitment to make the security, electronic evidence and reliability of our enterprise platform accessible to any size organization,” said Tommy Petrogiannis, Silanis founder and president. “As the online signing service segment grows beyond simple e-signature solutions, regulated industries will require robust offerings. Markets that traditionally would not adopt SaaS models are turning to us because of one-of-a-kind features like our patented Process Reviewer™.”

Differentiating e-SignLive from all other SaaS signing solutions, the Process Reviewer provides ironclad legal enforceability by capturing electronic evidence of exactly what occurred during each step of the signing transaction, so that organizations can easily and reliably reproduce that evidence even years later.

While e-SignLive has been available for a year as an integrated offering with IBM’s industry-leading LotusLive™ enterprise collaboration service, last week it was launched as a direct online service at www.e-signlive.com. Among the numerous mid-market businesses using e-SignLive are banks, insurance companies, governments, consulting firms and more. One such customer, Signature Mortgage, began using e-SignLive in October 2010. According to founder and CEO Bob Catlin, “As a small regional operation, we did not have the budget or IT resources to build, purchase or support the types of electronic signature solutions that larger national competitors were investing in. We turned to Silanis Technology for help when we heard they were bringing electronic signatures to the cloud as an online service. Because there was no hardware or software to purchase, integrate or deploy with e-SignLive, we were up and running within 48 hours. We’ve increased our loan volume by 35%, and we earn more per loan because we save on time-consuming paper processing, and travel and courier costs. And our customers think it’s great. Fully servicing customers over the web is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.” e-SignLive won theIBM Lotus Award for Business Transformation Through Cloud Computing at the 17th annual IBM Lotus Awards in January 2011. About e-SignLive™ e-SignLive™ is a premier online electronic signature service targeted primarily at the mid-market, small businesses and government organizations that are regulated and compliance-driven, where security, legal evidence, auditability and trust matter. The same e-signature technology trusted by the US Army and the world's largest banks and insurance companies is now available online, anytime, anywhere, and at a friendly price. Choose e-SignLive when signatures matter to your business™. About Silanis Silanis is the most widely used e-signature solution in the world, processing over 600 million documents annually. Since the company was founded in 1992, our solutions have strengthened the business processes of thousands of organizations including 3 top North American banks, 5 of the top ten insurance companies and the entire US Army, among others. Companies and government organizations around the globe depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions, improve customer experience and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Silanis’ on-premise, cloud and SaaS e-signature solutions eliminate manual, paper-based processing and enable e-commerce and e-government transactions to be electronically executed from start to finish.