eSignLive presents at the IATA eFreight Conference

October 27, 2005

Montreal, QC, October 28, 2005 — Silanis Technology, the industry’s most experienced electronic signature provider with more than two million users and consumers in business and government, announced today that Tommy Petrogiannis will present at the upcoming 2005 International Air Transportation Association e-freight conference in Geneva, Switzerland.  The objective of the conference is to promote greater efficiency in air cargo shipment processes by moving to an industry-wide, simpler, electronic paper-free environment.  Mr. Petrogiannis’ session will showcase how electronic signature technology eliminates the last hurdle in achieving paperless freight processes.

According to IATA, 20 years ago it took 6.5 days, on average, to send a shipment internationally. Despite numerous advances in the transportation industry, today it still takes 6.0 days – 1 day to fly, 5 days to wait for the paper. “This statistic clearly illustrates that paperwork is the major bottleneck. And while automation has the potential to eliminate the unnecessary delays, risk, and expense inherent in traditional paper-based freight processes” says Mr. Petrogiannis. “These benefits can not be realized as long as documents must be printed whenever a signature is required.”

The IATA eFreight initiative has the support of the top industry executives including Ram Menen, Senior Vice President Cargo, Emirates, “The only way we can combat costs is to bring in better efficiencies that will enhance productivity. Electronic transactions will not just save the world from inefficiencies of physical paper pushing and associated red tape, but will also create better transparency and speedy real-time processing spanning the entire supply chain.”

For over a decade, Silanis’ electronic signature solutions have enabled other industries, from financial services to government, to achieve these goals by automating the secure transmission, review and signing of documents. At the same time, they produce reliable and auditable business records required to demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards and organizational policies.

Mr. Petrogainnis’ presentation will introduce attendees to the concepts and issues surrounding electronic signatures including terminology, solution requirements and functionality. Participants will leave this session better equipped to begin defining their eFreight approval automation needs.

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 within the government include GSA Federal Supply Service, US Mint, and an enterprise license with the US Army, US Joint Chiefs of Staff and Kansas Department of Transportation.
Mary Ellen Power, Silanis Technology
(514) 337-5255 ext. 1117, [email protected]