eSignLive Wins 2011 IBM Beacon Award for Best Insurance Industry Solution

February 21, 2011

IBM Beacon Awards recognize technical excellence, industry expertise and innovative solutions for IBM products and services

Montreal, QC, February 22, 2011 - Silanis Technology, the electronic signature provider for  21st Century, ANICO Direct, Blue Frog, Country Financial, Liberty Mutual and other top insurance carriers, has won an IBM 2011 award in the category of ”Best Insurance Industry Solution.” This prestigious honor is awarded each year to a select number of IBM Business Partners to recognize information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry knowledge and innovative solutions based on IBM products and services. The Beacon Awards are an important element of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Chosen from among hundreds of nominations by leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, Beacon Award winners have set the standard for business excellence, innovative technology solutions, industry knowledge and client satisfaction. “Helping insurers to eliminate the time-delays, costs and errors associated with getting customer signatures in documents, while removing barriers to electronic signature adoption at both the agent and consumer level, has been Silanis’ focus for the last decade,” said Tommy Petrogiannis, CEO and co-founder of Silanis. “Winning the IBM Beacons Award is testament that Silanis’ electronic signature platform integrates seamlessly with IBM solutions to fill a critical void in carriers’ e-commerce strategy.” The IBM Beacon Awards provide a wide range of industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to award winners and finalists. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 27 award categories.

“The IBM Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have delivered high value, innovative solutions that exemplify our focus on technical excellence, industry expertise and client satisfaction,” said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners.  “We congratulate Silanis on winning the Best Insurance Industry Solution and demonstrating their commitment to delivering innovation and business value to our mutual clients."

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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.