Making paperless happen: how to ensure compliance with GPEA, E-Gov, OMB, and E-SIGN requirements

August 27, 2006

Montreal, QC, August 28, 2006 — Silanis Technology, the U.S. government’s largest supplier of electronic signatures, today announced that it will host a special web seminar on September 12 to address the growing concern of government agencies to meet its long-overdue paperless mandate, and ensure compliance with applicable laws, standards and regulations.

“While millions of dollars have been spent on PKI, digital signatures, and other related security technologies in an effort to keep government processes electronic, the majority of agencies still fall to paper each time a signature is required in a document,” says Michael Laurie, vice-president and co-founder of Silanis Technology.

The reason, explains Laurie, is a failure to fully understand the purpose of a signature and the processes used in the pen and paper world to ensure compliant business records, and what technologies can replicate the same force and effect in the electronic world.

“Signing is only one part of an entire stream of activities that take place before and after a typical business approval process,” adds Laurie. “Government agencies need to be aware that laws, standards, and regulations dictate how those processes must be carried out. Understanding what is required to support them in an electronic environment is key to embarking on a paperless initiative.”

During the web seminar, Mr. Laurie will review the laws, standards, and policies related to the use of electronic signatures in U.S. government documents, including GPEA, e-Gov, OMB and E-SIGN. He will also answer many frequently asked questions, such as:

Seminar participants will leave the presentation with a solid overview of how to assess their specific process automation requirements, as well as the ideal strategy for evaluating and deploying a solution within their agency.

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.


Mary Ellen Power, Silanis Technology (514) 337-5255 ext. 1117, [email protected]