Electronic Approvals Missing Link for GPEA Compliance

September 18, 2003

Silanis announces two GPEA Quick Start Packages to help Agencies meet upcoming October GPEA deadline

September 19, 2003Montreal, QC, September 19, 2003 – As the October 21st, 2003 deadline for GPEA compliance looms, many government agencies are evaluating what they can realistically do in the short time remaining to comply with this government-wide mandate. However with countless technologies and vendors in the market and legacy systems to contend with, it is often a challenge to know where to begin.

Fortunately, most government agencies already have the basic infrastructure in place to become paperless including standard document creation tools like Microsoft Office to electronic forms, workflow, and messaging systems. The reason these systems have not yet delivered the benefits of paperless processing is that they are missing a critical component, electronic approvals.

“Organizations today can create, distribute, and store documents and forms electronically,” says Tommy Petrogiannis, president of Silanis. “But as long as they are still forced to revert to paper for approval processes, they will never realize the true benefits of completely electronic processing.”

Considering over 80% of government processes require a signature, it is easy to see why electronic approvals and digital signatures have the largest potential to impact an organization’s paperless initiatives.

Silanis GPEA Solutions

Silanis has a suite of interoperable solutions that range from the desktop to the web making them applicable for both internal and outward-facing approvals between agencies, citizens, and trusted parties. To assist government agencies in quickly deploying electronic approvals, Silanis is offering two special discount GPEA Quick Start Packages™. These packages deliver the right combination of Silanis products and services to help meet the October GPEA compliance deadline. The first package combines Silanis’ ApproveIt XHTML Server with training and business analysis. Using this solution, organizations will be able to quickly automate up to 5 processes while leveraging investments in web portals. The second package combines 250 licenses of ApproveIt Desktop with training and business analysis. ApproveIt Desktop enables agencies to fully leverage investments in desktop applications such as Microsoft® Office and Adobe® Acrobat® to create true electronic approval processes. Special discounted pricing for both packages is effective until April 30, 2004.

For more information about the GPEA Quick Start Packages™ or other solutions please contact Silanis at 1-888-SILANIS, ext. 2, or by email at [email protected]

About Silanis

Silanis Technology is the leading provider of solutions that automate the Business Approval Process. The company’s award winning desktop and server-based solutions leverage electronic signature and approval technology to achieve total automation. With over 1,000 customers across government, mortgage, auto finance, insurance, banking and FDA regulated industries, Silanis has over a decade of experience in developing and delivering solutions that work the way organizations do. Silanis' flagship customers include the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Army Medical Command, GMAC CM, and Stewart Title.


Mary Ellen Power
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