The Better Process Podcast Features eSignLive E-Signatures in Manufacturing

June 14, 2007

Silanis Technology was recently selected for an interview with The Better Process Podcast, a daily manufacturing news program offered on, the premier site for frequently produced, short-form audio content.

Montreal, QC, June 15, 2007 — As the leading e-signature provider and only company to offer an enterprise e-signature solution, Silanis was pleased to feature in a recent interview as part of The Better Process Podcast.

Silanis was a natural guest for the manufacturing-focused daily online program, with its numerous manufacturing clients, including Aerojet, Aspen Technology, Bechtel, Cessna, Crane and others, benefiting from e-signatures and their resulting paperless processes.

With more and more manufacturing organizations implementing electronic signatures as part of straight-through processing efforts, Silanis offered host Ken Payment a state-of-the-market e-signature update for this critical sector of the economy. Traditionally, manufacturers have focused on streamlining internal operations, like quality assurance, as a result of regulations that required a strong audit trail. Silanis has seen a recent shift towards Web-based signing solutions for internal and external processes, such as e-contracting with suppliers.

To listen to the interview with Mary Ellen Power, vice-president, Client Development, Silanis, please visit the following link:

The government sector, much like manufacturing, is seeing the real-world benefits of a completely paperless process with electronic signatures. The US Army has an enterprise license with Silanis to sign its most popular document formats (Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe PDF), as well as the ability to sign IBM Workplace Forms and XHTML forms as part of the US Army Forms Content Management Program (FCMP).

A US Army audit estimates the US Army will save $1.3 billion annually, once FCMP is fully deployed. It is currently saving $50,000 in courier costs monthly, simply through having automated evaluation reports (NCOER/OER).

The US Air Force also standardized on Silanis' e-signing Server solution to enable Web-based form approvals through the Global Combat Support System (GCSS), a service-oriented architecture that gives war fighters instant, secure access to logistics information worldwide.

As a licensed solution, ApproveIt offers a flexible, customizable solution that seamlessly integrates with organizations' existing process and customer sites, for a consistent look and feel. It also allows them to maintain control over mission-critical documents, and keeps total cost of ownership low.

The ApproveIt enterprise e-signature platform is flexible, secure, and can scale across multiple departments and applications, as well as online, with support for complex signing environments involving multiple signers.

About Silanis

Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. ( is the largest and most experienced provider of electronic signature solutions. More than 1,400 government and commercial organizations, representing two million users, depend on Silanis' solutions to accelerate operations, improve service and reduce costs. The company's solutions not only eliminate the inefficiencies of paper, they provide reliable and auditable business records needed to demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, standards, regulations and policies.

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