eSignLive offers first enterprise electronic signature platform for government

May 14, 2006

Montreal, QC, May 15, 2006 — Silanis Technology today announced that government and commercial organizations can now license a SINGLE platform to support ALL of their needs for electronic signatures and document delivery, including the management and vaulting of electronic originals. The electronic signature provider is the first to offer an enterprise, electronic signature platform with the flexibility and scalability needed to support multiple, high-volume processes across all internal and external applications.

“While government and commercial organizations are making significant investments to improve service and cut costs by moving towards paperless transactions, they’re not interested in outsourcing to companies that may disappear in 12 months,” said Michael Laurie, co-founder and vice-president of Silanis.

“Our customers repeatedly tell us that they want control of the delivery, presentation and signing of documents, and ultimately the customer experience, by bringing the technology under the same roof as their other mission-critical systems.” Silanis’ enterprise, electronic signature platform is customizable to provide seamless integration with customers’ applications and support for the business rules and processes required to manage the electronic delivery, presentation and signing of documents. The platform supports transactions involving a wider range of document file formats for use over the web or in customer-facing, point-of-sale environments, while ensuring that it meets all related legal and compliance requirements.

A strong, professional services team that has in-depth experience delivering solutions to the US government and Fortune 500 companies also backs Silanis’ platform. The company’s solutions are being used across the entire US Army and many federal and state and local agencies, as well as for processing high value financial transactions over the web, such as loan applications.

The value that has been realized to-date is significant. For example, the US Army has, for the first time, brought together key technology investments to ensure the highest levels of user and data authentication. This includes the DoD PKI, real-time CRL verification using OCSP, Common Access Cards (CAC), electronic forms, and Silanis’ electronic signatures. This has helped the Army to reduce the time, risk and cost of authorizing mission-critical, defense activities worldwide.

The foundation for Silanis’ enterprise electronic signature platform is ApproveIt®, a 6th generation technology that combines the security of a digital signature with a legally enforceable process, and advanced automation and usability features. The Silanis enterprise platform consists of three solutions: ApproveIt® Web Server, ApproveIt® Transferable Records Manager, and ApproveIt® Desktop.

ApproveIt® Web Server fully automates transactions requiring the presentation, signing and delivery of regulated or legally enforceable documents over the web. As a zero-download solution, only a web browser is required to electronically deliver, review, and sign documents over the web or in a point-of-sale environment.

ApproveIt® Transferable Records Manager provides digital copy management and e-vaulting of electronic originals. The solution manages secure access to the e-vault through its registry by maintaining secure audit logs and records of the transaction. ApproveIt Desktop is designed for offline signing processes and internal, ad-hoc operational applications. Supported applications include Microsoft Word®, Excel®, Adobe PDF™, Adobe eForms and IBM Workplace Forms™.

A key advantage of the Silanis enterprise platform is the interoperability of its solutions. For example, a document that is signed over the web using ApproveIt Web Server can be brought internally for further verification and processing using ApproveIt Desktop and vice-versa.

“As the most experienced electronic signature provider with more than two million government and commercial users, Silanis is uniquely positioned to empower our customers with both a proven methodology and a comprehensive platform for eliminating paper from business processes once and for all,” concluded Laurie.

About Silanis

Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. is the largest and most experienced provider of electronic signature solutions. More than 1,100 government and commercial organizations, representing two million users, depend on Silanis' solutions to accelerate operations, improve service, and reduce costs. Customers include Stewart Title, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, BMW Financial Services, US Postal Service, National Institute of Health, General Services Administration and enterprise licenses with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Army.


Mary Ellen Power (514) 337-5255, [email protected]