Hutchinson Technology Using eSignLive E-Signatures to Reduce Reliance on Paper

April 9, 2007

Montreal, QC, April 10, 2007 — Hutchinson Technology is one of many organizations to have selected Silanis e-signature solutions to eliminate paper from business processes.

Hutchinson Technology is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of suspension assemblies for hard disk drives, which are critical to disk drive operation and which allow continued improvement to disk drive performance and capacity.

Having first purchased Silanis' ApproveIt® Desktop in 2004, Hutchinson Technology has been leveraging its use of the award-winning e-signature solution ever since.

With the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of paper within the organization, Hutchinson uses ApproveIt Desktop with Microsoft Word and Excel to approve technical documents and auditors' reports. As part of a fully automated workflow, the company is then able to store its electronically signed documents using a product data management solution.

Silanis' electronic signature solutions are unique because they use a digital signature to securely combine the signer's intent with user authentication and data integrity. This "document-centric" approach strengthens the legal enforceability of signed documents.

Increased profitability is often a direct result of re-directing funds previously reserved for paper-related costs, such as printing, shipping, faxing, scanning and data re-keying.

A reduction in data entry-related errors is an additional benefit, with pre-populated documents eliminating the need to re-key information from signed documents into a database.

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.