What’s the deal with Digital Signing?

Printing, signing and scanning documents has always been such a drag – having to be physically in the office to print, sign and scan just to get your contracts signed. This inconvenience has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19 and the lockdowns caused by it. Now, the traditional practice of “wet-ink” contract signing is no longer just a hassle, but has grown into a big problem.

Luckily, Sign.net is here to provide individuals and businesses an affordable solution to tackle this problem by bringing such transactions online through digital signing! Before you start dreading having to spend time learning this newfangled “digital signing” thing, I’m here to assure you that the process is as easy as pie! Compared to the old-world document process, digital signing works to improve on safety, efficiency and security. Additionally, with an steadily increasing number of costly digital signature solutions in the market, it is timely to consider making the switch now.

But how do the digital signatures compare?

Sign.net

Electronic Signature (“Fill and Sign”)

Other Digital Signature Services

Ease of Use

Price

Free

Free

Typically 30-Day Free Trial

Easy to use 

Yes

Yes

Varies

Mobile-Friendly

Web browser

Mobile app

Web browser/

Mobile App

Features

Signing Order 

Yes

No

Yes

Audit Trail 

Yes

No

Yes

Customisable & Reusable Templates

Yes for Paid Plans

No

Yes for Paid Plans

Authentication

Yes

No

Yes 

Multi-Party Signing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task Progress Tracking

Yes

No

Yes

Security 

Prevents amendment after signing

Yes

No

Yes

Identity Verification

Yes

No

Add-On

If you’re looking for a free tool to get your simple documents signed, look no further than Sign.net, as it is easy to use, mobile friendly, and most importantly, provides the security tools to ensure that your document is compliant with laws on electronic signatures. 

Key Features to look out for in Digital Signing

You might be thinking, why Sign.net? Well, we’ll tell you what’s important in a Digital Signing process and you can make the decision yourself!

Signing Order

Automate your workflows by designating the signing order when setting up your document. This allows you to be notified at each step of the signing process. When the first designated signer has signed, the document will be automatically sent to the second designated signer for signing, and all parties will receive a copy of the completed document at the end. This means that you can bid farewell to having to wait around for your partners and peers before sending out the next email for the next signer.

Digital Certificate

As an industry standard, digital signature services issue certificates to ensure and verify that the document has not been tampered with. This will prevent amendments being made after a signature has already been affixed on the document.

Mobile Friendly

Choosing a mobile-friendly software will enable you  to transact on-the-go – especially important for business users looking to close deals anytime, anywhere.

Identity Verification

Compared to all the other Digital Signature services, Sign.net also allows all users to verify your account against your Government ID, mobile phone or MyInfo (for Singaporeans). Sign.net is the first digital signature service to be integrated with MyInfo. This is an important free feature that will allow users to verify who they are signing with. 

Audit Trail

Arguably, the most dangerous flaw of the conventional practice of printing, signing and scanning is the inability to know if somebody has altered the information after the document’s signing has been completed. Digital signing automatically tracks all activities performed on the document – letting you know who has viewed or signed it. Your documents will be backed with proof of documentation without any additional effort needed on the part of the user.

Currently, a digital signature makes use of a mathematical scheme to verify the authenticity of digital messages and documents. A valid digital signature, where the prerequisites are satisfied, gives a recipient very strong reason to believe that 

  1. The message is authentic and was created by a known sender 
  2. The message has maintained its integrity and has not been tampered with during transit

As of today, most digital signature services authenticate their senders and recipients through email, IP addresses and mobile phones; signed documents are protected by a digital seal to prove the document has remained unchanged.

To provide an extra layer of assurance, Sign.net’s trust score feature empowers users through various additional verification methods. Government backed software and details like MyInfo, Government ID, in addition to mobile phone and credit card verification can be added to increase a user’s trust score, adding extra layers of verification.

Summary

Sign.net is here to facilitate this digital transformation in a less painful way for your wallets. Sign up for your free personal account today at https://app.sign.net/register/personal

If you require more of our powerful enterprise features, we invite you to try out our Business Plan for yourself through at 45-day free trial at https://app.sign.net/register/business or book a demo through [email protected] 

Happy Signing!

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