An Post leads digital sign up

01/02/2010

An Post leads digital sign up

Electronic signatures enabling trustworthy paperless transactions will now become a reality for many Irish businesses thanks to An Post.

A new deal signed by An Post’s Certification Services Provider (CSP) subsidiary, Post.Trust will enable businesses to create electronic documents embedded with legally binding digital signatures.  These electronic documents can replace paper documents which rely on a physical handwritten signature. This development also seamlessly provides the dual benefits of author identity and document integrity verification, meeting a growing and increasingly essential requirement for Irish business.

Post.Trust today announced that it has become a partner in the global Adobe Certified Document Services (CDS) Program. To mark this exciting development Post.Trust is launching its desktop electronic document signing solutions Post.Trust I.D ®and SpeediSign™.

Post.Trust I.D.® is targeted at the ‘lite user’ with a low volume requirement to digitally sign Adobe PDF documents while SpeediSign™ is targeted at the higher volume ‘power user’.
 “More and more businesses are seeking to deploy electronic document workflows in a bid to reduce costs, enable operational efficiencies and enhance security. Using Post.Trust document signing solutions for Adobe CDS individuals or companies can undertake contract execution, invoice generation or even just general business correspondence, entirely by electronic means,” said John Cronin, Managing Director of Post.Trust Ltd.
“Adobe welcomes Post.Trust into the Adobe CDS program. Post.Trust’s relationship with An Post, the national postal services operator combined with its position as the leading Certification Services Provider in Ireland is viewed as an ideal partnership to enable Irish businesses to create, manage, and deliver information in a trustworthy and efficient way in this evolving digital communications era,” said John B. Harris Product Manager, Electronic Signatures and Security Alliances.
 
“Post.Trust document signing solutions for Adobe CDS combine the essential attributes of security, integrity, authentication, time stamping and trust and provides customers with a unique digital credential to digitally sign Adobe PDF documents,” he said.

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