Electronic Signature Software Increases Efficiency and Expedites Authorizations
ORLANDO, FLA. — (July 10, 2011) — AssureSign LLC’s Electronic Signature Technology has been selected as the electronic signature software solution by Working Links, a leading employment and skills organization that has helped more than 200,000 long-term unemployed people to find work, operating throughout Britain.
Working Links leveraged AssureSign’s web services integration methodologies to implement electronic signatures in early 2011. The AssureSign solution is tightly integrated with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 with plans to migrate to CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint. The deployment is an on-premise installation of AssureSign 3.1 and will provide services to its many hundreds of consultants. Documents can now be securely signed virtually anywhere, anytime, over the internet, removing time and technology barriers. Working Links also incorporated signature pad devices from Wacom to obtain signatures in person from customers at their office locations via devices familiar to all users.
The most significant benefit for Working Links was a substantial reduction in administration time, as Working Links staff will have more time to spend assisting customers, getting them into work, and sustaining that employment. Combined with the reduction of the cost of printing, signing and scanning/attaching of documents using the previous process, Working Links has realized savings of approximately £2.18M. Additionally, the implementation of electronic signatures has provided Working Links with increased security, as the opportunity for false claims and fraud by customers falsely signing documents has been removed. All documents now have to be electronically signed, eliminating the threat of copied signatures.
The AssureSign solution is approved and endorsed by Carbon Trust (also an AssureSign customer), an organization committed to encouraging good practice in carbon measurement, management and reduction by businesses and organizations. Electronic signatures reduced the need for Working Links to print all electronic documents at a CO2 output of 21 grams per page. Working Links expects to experience a reduction in their carbon dioxide footprint of 31,500kg per year.
AssureSign’s electronic signature solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint, as well as integrations with other Microsoft technologies including Microsoft Outlook, will be demonstrated at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, held July 10 through 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The AssureSign solution will be exhibited in booth #248 in the Solution Innovation Center.
A Working Links spokesman said: “The AssureSign product is exactly what we wanted to put in place at Working Links. Not only will it give our consultants more time to help our customers get back to work, the new system will save the organisation more than £2m and is in keeping with our sustainability agenda to reduce our carbon footprint.”
“We are pleased to see customers like Working Links embed our electronic signature solutions into their applications like Microsoft CRM and SharePoint as well as leveraging new offerings such as the integration of signature pads for in-person signatures,” said David W. Brinkman, president and chief executive officer of AssureSign LLC. “This on-premise deployment of AssureSign provides Working Links with the ultimate level of control and security and allows for document creators to automatically create documents from within Microsoft Dynamics and SharePoint, triggering front- and back-end workflow, so the entire process saves the organization both time and money, as well as creating a streamlined and simple customer experience.”
About AssureSign LLC
AssureSign LLC is a leading provider of web-based and on-premise electronic signature software, enabling users to obtain both written and verbal authorizations. AssureSign provides the most integrated and feature-rich APIs available and features a unique, patent-pending technology allowing for the execution of any document with forensically identifiable, biometric signatures or typed ‘certified’ signatures. AssureSign is a highly secure and flexible “cloud computing” application, and the only e-signature provider with a four year track record of providing customers with 99.99% uptime in a multi-site data center with SAS 70 Type II certification extending to all aspects of the enterprise. Using the standards-based DocumentNOW® and DocumentTRAK™ integration tools, AssureSign can easily integrate with existing business processes within any enterprise, regardless of size. AssureSign’s experience extends over 11 years and comprises more than 100 million unique signature events. AssureSign customers consistently experience dramatic cost savings, as well as significant reduction in the time to execute documents. For more information visit www.assuresign.com or follow AssureSign on Twitter at www.twitter.com/assuresign.
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