Horton Group to use eSignLive eSignLive with IBM LotusLive to deliver privacy policy training for protecting customer data

August 31, 2010
Montreal, QC, September 1, 2010 - Silanis Technology today announced that the Horton Group – a privately held insurance brokerage firm in the U.S., will use Silanis’ e-SignLive with IBM LotusLive to train employees on the company’s privacy policies for protecting customer data. By moving training to the cloud, the Horton Group will make it faster, more convenient, and less costly for its employees to be trained across four states, while capturing strong audit trail information that confirms employees have read, understood and agreed to follow the privacy policy. “The insurance business is based on trust, and trust can easily be broken if customer health records, medical and treatment history, and other personal information lands accidentally or intentionally in the wrong hands,” said Kevin Palmer, Corporate Attorney, Vice-President and Privacy Officer at the Horton Group. “That’s why, as an insurance broker that strives to provide best-in-class products and services, we take our customers’ privacy very seriously at the Horton Group,” continued Palmer. “e-SignLive and LotusLive will enable us to deliver timely training  to our new hires and existing employees, and quickly respond to any changes in regulations governing consumer privacy.” Prior to subscribing to the integrated e-SignLive and LotusLive cloud services from Silanis and IBM, Palmer travelled to individual offices to give a live two-hour training presentation requiring hours of preparation and travelling on his part. On-site training also required the Operations Department to coordinate associates’ availabilities and schedules, and required the Information Technology Department to set up the required computer, audio/visual equipment, and Web conferencing capabilities at each office to enable employees travelling on business to participate. Using e-SignLive and LotusLive, Palmer will make the privacy policy document available on LotusLive, IBM’s secure online environment where employees can then take the time needed to carefully review and accept the privacy policy at their own pace from any location in the country.  Moreover, Palmer will be able to remotely monitor which employees have opened the document, how long they spent reading it, and who has acknowledged that they have understood and agreed to the terms. e-SignLive both provides visibility into live web processes, and records them to create stronger audit trail information and legal evidence than possible with paper. “We selected the e-SignLive and LotusLive service because it reduces resource costs and produces a strong audit trail, without getting other departments and associates involved,” said Palmer. “We are also very pleased that the cloud service is a fraction of the cost of the other e-delivery solutions we were evaluating.” About Silanis Silanis Technology Inc. is the leading provider of Electronic Signature Process Management solutions. The world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, major government agencies, integrators and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The company’s electronic signature platform, ApproveIt®, is an enterprise-class e-signature process management solution that transforms paper-based business transactions to all-electronic, Web-based processes for e-commerce and e-government.

About The Horton Group The Horton Group has been a leader in insurance brokerage and risk management for close to 40 years. The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, the company has grown to a nationally recognized insurance broker with more than 300 insurance professionals located in 13 offices throughout five states and two countries. The Horton Group ranks as one of the 50 largest insurance brokers in the country (as ranked by Crain’s Business Insurance).