eSignLive e-signatures adopted by over 80 federal and state and local government agencies since June 2000
One year has passed since former-President Clinton signed the E-Sign Act legalizing the use of electronic signatures in commercial transactions. In addition to the mounting interest from the financial and manufacturing industries, numerous Federal, Civilian, State and Local, and Municipal governments have been replacing their pen and paper signatures with Silanis Technology’s electronic signature and approval management software.
E-Gov 2001, Washington, DC – July 9, 2001 - One year has passed since former-President Clinton signed the E-Sign Act legalizing the use of electronic signatures in commercial transactions. In addition to the mounting interest from the financial and manufacturing industries, numerous Federal, Civilian, State and Local, and Municipal governments have been replacing their pen and paper signatures with Silanis Technology’s electronic signature and approval management software.
Since last June, 80 new agencies have begun using Silanis’ ApproveIt® Desktop software to electronically sign a multitude of standard government documents and forms. Agencies include the entire U.S. Army Medical Command - representing 40,000 users - the U.S. Air Force Headquarters, Department of Treasury U.S. Mint, Air National Guard National Guard Bureau, several U.S. intelligence agencies, Stanislaus County (California) District Attorney Family Support, and the Kansas Department of Transportation. Currently, the U.S. Army Publishing Agency (USAPA) is in the process of e-signature-enabling forms, and Silanis’ software is also being used in the first government-to-business signing application by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“Silanis’ sheer volume of deployments illustrates the commitment from all levels of government to become e-governments,” said Tommy Petrogiannis, President of Silanis. “Our recently released ApproveIt Collaboration Server also accelerates government-without-barrier initiatives by enabling one agency to take part in an electronic approval process with other government or commercial bodies, without forcing the external partner to purchase an electronic signature solution.”
Silanis ApproveIt provides a turnkey, software solution that can be used with or without a PKI infrastructure to capture multiple, legally binding electronic signatures. What differentiates Silanis ApproveIt Desktop from other solutions is its: ease of integration with existing government processes; support for the most numerous and widely used government file formats and document types, including sectional forms requiring multiple signatures; tight security; and its ability to mimic a paper-based process which increases staff acceptance and adoption.
A Sample of Silanis' Key Government Accounts
Department of Defense:
- U.S. Joint Staff
- U.S. Army Medical Command
- U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range
- U.S. Army Publishing Agency
- U.S. Army Military District of Washington
- U.S. Navy Aegis Training and Readiness Center
- U.S. Navy Ship Repair Facility
- U.S. Navy-Naval Sea Systems Command
U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Air Force Headquarters
- Air National Guard National Guard Bureau
- U.S. Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command
- Department of Treasury, U.S. Mint
- National Aeronautical and Space Administration
State, Local and Municipal
- Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Kansas Department of Transportation
- Stanislaus County (California) District Attorney Family Support
- Kentucky Department for Surface Mining
- City of Lompoc
- Delaware Health and Social Services
- Arkansas Department of Health
- Alabama Department of Senior Services
Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology, Inc. enables people to spend less time managing paper and more time driving business forward faster and more efficiently with the ApproveItä family of electronic signature products. Over 800 customers in the financial services, government, manufacturing, health and pharmaceutical sectors use ApproveIt® Desktop software to sign electronically. This includes the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US Army MEDCOM, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Nationwide Insurance and Dell Computer Corporation. Silanis also offers an equally secure and legally binding e-signing solution for B2B with the ApproveIt Collaboration Server. Silanis’ sales HQ is located in Washington, DC, and its R&D center in Montreal, Canada. The company also has a regional office in Campbell, CA, and sales and customer support units in other US cities, in addition to a network of value added resellers and integrators worldwide.
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