Akyla Integrates VASCO’s eSignLive for Digital and Mobile Onboarding of More Than 35,000 Europeans Annually

May 18, 2017
E-signatures give Dutch HR software provider a competitive edge and an improved process for new hires that meets security and data privacy requirements BRUSSELS and OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – May 18, 2017 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a global leader in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, today announced that Dutch HR software provider Akyla has integrated eSignLive™ e-signatures into its HR portal and mobile app to enable staffing agencies to easily and securely complete employment contracts digitally. Akyla provides a white-labeled HR portal and mobile app that staffing agencies use to communicate with their customer, the hiring company, as well as new hires who are remotely located. For the more than 35,000 employees Akyla helps its customers hire each year, the platform manages upward of 2 million documents of which 125,000 documents require a signature. The signed documents consist of employment contracts, tax and security forms, employee handbooks and other documents that contain a variety of sensitive personal information that must be securely signed. eSignLive helps meet Akyla’s need to secure personal information several ways. The first involves authenticating both staffing consultants and new hires using either email authentication or login credentials and one-time PIN via SMS. The second security step takes place frictionlessly in the background – the patented eSignLive visual audit trail records the signing process step-by-step, as seen and experienced by signers. Lastly, eSignLive is hosted in European Union member countries to meet strict EU privacy standards and data residency requirements. “We serve the staffing industry in the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway and are expanding our customer base across additional countries, which translates into rapid growth, both in the form of new customers and expanded usage among existing customers,” said Akyla CEO and founder, Martin Schievink. “Integrating eSignLive gave us an edge on competitors, completes the Akyla document solution and delivers a lot of efficiency for our customers, making their work easier.” Akyla selected the eSignLive solution because of its reputation and longevity in the market, as well as for its white-labeling capabilities, which enable staffing agencies to promote and reinforce their brands throughout the e-signing process. Akyla was also interested in eSignLive’s open API, which made integration a simple one-person project that took two weeks from installation to full deployment. “Digital customer onboarding is a massive challenge across industries given the requirements for authentication, security and privacy in a digital environment,” said VASCO President and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Clements. “By working with VASCO, Akyla is taking action to ensure its clients and those they service can trust their vital documents to the digital world.” To find out how other organizations are using e-signatures for HR onboarding, download a white paper on the case for e-signatures in HR at www.esignlive.com/resource-center/e-signatures-hr-e-sign-hr-documents. About eSignLive™ by VASCO® eSignLive™ is the electronic signature solution behind some of the world’s most trusted brands. Regulated industries and top analyst firms recognize eSignLive for its ability to balance the highest levels of security, compliance and auditability with ease-of-use to automate any process – from the simplest, internal signing workflow to the most complex, customer-facing transaction. Available in the cloud and on-premises, and with full white-labelling capabilities, eSignLive supports an organization’s digital transformation strategy across the enterprise. eSignLive is the trade name of Silanis Technology Inc., a VASCO group company. Learn more at www.esignlive.com. Copyright © 2017 VASCO Data Security, Inc., VASCO Data Security International GmbH. All rights reserved. VASCO® and eSignLive™ are registered or unregistered trademarks of VASCO Data Security, Inc. and/or VASCO Data Security International GmbH, or Silanis Technology Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or trade names are the property of their respective owners.


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