E-signature market update and case studies in state & local government– eSignLive hosts live webcast

December 7, 2010

Montreal, QC, December 8, 2010 - State and local governments looking to eliminate the cost and inefficiencies of processing citizen-facing and internal documents requiring signatures have more options than ever, said Silanis Technology – the e-signature provider for the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kentucky Department of Natural Resources, and many other state and local government agencies. On December 14 at 2:00 pm (EST) Silanis will host a free educational webcast to discuss how new cloud-based, electronic signature services enable government agencies to move to paperless, signature processing while meeting budget and resource constraints. E-signature case studies in government will also be presented to demonstrate the real-world benefits and return on investment. “The electronic signature market has matured. Gone are the days of deploying and managing software on the desktop, and worrying about whether the signer has the software installed on his or her system or having to distribute hardware tablets to capture people’s signatures,” said Dr. Robert Al-Jaar, Executive Vice-President of Online E-Signature Services at Silanis. “What’s more, new cloud-based services offer government agencies the quickest time-to-market and lowest up-front investment without compromising on security of compliance.” Indeed, a lot has changed in the electronic signature marketplace in recent years. Just as state and local governments have evolved in their approach to operational efficiency and citizen service, so have the technologies that enable secure electronic process automation. During the webcast, Dr. Al-Jaar will cover:

  • The top e-Signature requirements 
  • Security and authentication considerations
  • Solution options
  • Solution demonstration
  • Case studies

Having helped a number of state and local governments move to paperless processing, including State of Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, Port of Los Angelese, and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dr. Al-Jaar will then review the common problems, solutions and benefits state and local governments face. The following real-world deployments will be used as examples:

  • Kansas Department of Transportation - E-signatures cut approval times by 60 percent for KDOT, which is using the technology across the enterprise to e-sign everything from user ID requests to construction project authorizations, at its 144 offices.
  • Kentucky Department of Natural Resources - The department has increased its data accuracy, responsiveness and overall productivity as a result of e-signatures. Field inspectors and industry people now sign inspection reports electronically at mining sites.
  • US Army – With over 1.6 million users, the US Army is the single largest deployment of e-signatures and e-forms in the world. Personnel can now e-sign a variety of forms online including officer evaluations, ammunition requests and awards. Cost savings estimates have been calculated at $1.3M/year.

About Silanis
Silanis' solutions have processed hundreds of millions of e-signatures since the company was founded in 1992 (50 million in 2010 alone), making it the most widely used e-signature solution. The world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, government agencies, and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The company’s on-premise, cloud and SaaS e-signature solutions eliminate manual, paper-based processing to enable e-commerce and e-government transactions to be executed fully electronically from start to finish.