Even though the business world is unrecognizable from what it was just a generation ago, there are still too many antiquated traditions that remain intact. Typewriters have been replaced with laptops, desktop Rolodexes now exist in the digital cloud, and reaching someone by telephone is almost considered an annoyance for both parties compared to sending an email.
Yet for all that innovation, there are still gaps in technology. Too many companies, from the corporate world to law firms to other transactional environments, still believe in the power of paper. Lawyers, especially, can be among the worst offenders. They might type dozens or even hundreds of pages’ worth of documentation on their computer, but when it comes time for clients to sign documents, outcome the industrial-strength printers and boxes of corporate-branded pens.
Yes, there will always be a utility for paper amongst those who do not have internet access; or those with a disability where a physical copy may be beneficial. However, in most cases, the need to do a deal on paper has all but been eliminated. Computers have made it easier to draft documents, easier to revise and edit those documents, and easier to exchange them with those who need to receive them next.
The last remaining piece for ‘paper purists’ was the signature. Despite adjusting to lengthy typed documents, there remained a popular belief that a signature in blue ink was the surest way to authenticate a party’s acceptance of terms. Now though digital signatures have changed the game there as well - not only are they easier for all parties, but they can provide an even greater guarantee of authenticity than any ballpoint pen.
Here are five ways that digital signatures can help make your business better:
At Vaultie we’ve been focusing on making digital signatures as safe and secure as possible, all without sacrificing that ease of use. Our product keeps digital signatures secure by using a combination of identity verification technology and blockchain. This ensures that the document you send out for signature goes to that exact person (and only them!) and that the signer’s ID is verified in real-time to confirm that they are who they say they are.
While being face-to-face with a signatory may once have seemed like the safest method of signing documents, Vaultie has opened up a world of possibilities. Contact us today to learn more about how to integrate Vaultie seamlessly into your business.