eSignLive electronic signatures available on the GSA at a discount price until the end of September

September 11, 2006

Montreal, QC, September 12, 2006 — Silanis Technology, the U.S. government’s largest supplier of GPEA, E-Gov, OMB, and E-SIGN compliant, electronic signatures, today announced that its ApproveIt Desktop software and signature capture pads are available on the GSA schedule at a discounted price until September 30, 2006. Government organizations can save thousands of dollars on an electronic signing solution that will assist them to meet their paperless goals.

ApproveIt Desktop is a JITC-certified, NMCI approved, DoD PKI-enabled, off-the-shelf software package that can be used as a standalone solution on an individual’s desktop computer to electronically sign common desktop document formats. It can also be combined with a signature capture pad to electronically capture a person’s handwritten signature at a designated signing station or kiosk.

Part# Description GSA Unit Price Year End Unit Price SAVINGS
APD-0250 250 ApproveIt Desktop Licenses $114.10 $102.69 $2,853
APD-0500 500 ApproveIt Desktop Licenses $106.96 $90.91 $8,025
APD-1000 1000 ApproveIt Desktop Licenses $99.84 $69.88 $29,960
TL462B-250 250 Signature Capture pads $297.00 $267.30 $7,425
TL462B-500 500 Signature Capture pads $297.00 $252.45 $22,275


ApproveIt Desktop can also be used with or without the DoD PKI, and can be combined with Common Access Cards (CAC) for the highest levels of user authentication. The electronic signature software, capture pad, and Silanis’ professional services are all available on the GSA schedule, providing government agencies with a complete solution in support of their paperless initiative. This includes: 1) a secure, electronic signing application that is compliant with GPEA, E-Gov, OMB and E-SIGN requirements, 2) professional services to ensure a quick and successful rollout, and 3) product training to promote high user acceptance and adoption.

ApproveIt Desktop combines the security of a digital signature with a legally enforceable process and advanced automation features to ensure compliance with applicable laws, standards and regulations. Silanis’ professional services, on the other hand, remove the risk of project delays, cost overruns, and non-compliant implementations. The services range from mapping out the legal, compliance, workflow and IT requirements - to ensuring tight integration with existing technology investments, such as the DoD PKI and common access cards (CAC) - to helping prepare government documents and forms to receive electronic signatures.

Earlier this year, the US Army became the first agency to successfully combine existing DoD investments in digital signature technology with Silanis’ off-the-shelf application to achieve a paperless electronic signing process. Silanis' electronic signing application was integrated in an automated, document management process that leverages the DoD PKI, Tumbleweed's real-time CRL verification utilizing OCSP, Common Access Cards (CAC), and IBM WorkPlace forms.

The DoD PKI, Common Access Cards, and CRL verification provide the assurance that users are who they say they are. Silanis’ application, which is built on top of digital signature technology, ensures that the contents of an electronically signed document can't be modified without detection or authorization, and that a permanent audit trail of the process is created to record the intent of all parties.

Silanis’ solutions are being used for a wide range of internal and external-facing signing processes by dozens of US government agencies, including: the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the entire US Army and numerous departments within the US Air Force and US Navy, FEMA, GSA, US Mint, and the US Postal Service.

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. 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.