How have we used electronic signature in 2015

Taking advantage that this is the last week of the year, Viafirma wants to bring you a review of how the performance of electronic signature has been in this 2015, in terms of favourited devices, operation systems and browsers by the users. All this statistics are based on the data collected by viafirma manager. 

A few weeks ago, we reviewed what  the users preferences have been in terms of popular operating systems and browsers favourites from mobile devices. Today, we will analyse from which type of device , browser and device occur have carried out the authentication and electronic signature in 2015 according to data collected by Viafirma manager.

For the correct understanding of the statistics will show below, it is important to differentiate between authentication and electronic signature:

  • Authentication: It can be defined as the process by which a person or thing, proves who or what it says . It can be done through biometrics , with a digital certificate, or simply with a system login and password.
  • Electronic signature: Electronic signature is the digital replacement of traditional handwritten signatures . According to PAE, can be defined as a set of electronic data accompanying the document to be signed , so as to ensure that the identity of the person or persons signing the document -autenticación- and the integrity of it at any time later signature.

As can be seen, an electronic signature, authentication involves. For example , when we enter any system of public administration , asking us to identify ourselves, but we do not sign the process we intend to do until the end of the process. Once this clarification has been made, let´s enter in the field.


Electronic Signature in 2015: Devices

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The following comparative statistics shows the number of authentications and electronic signatures are conducted through mobile devices and computers.

Electronic Signature in 2015

The data correspond to 2014 – top – and 2015 -bottom-. During 2014, the total number of authentications performed with Viafirma Platform , 94.4 % was done through computer and 5.6% through mobile devices. Which makes sense because as already explained in previous post , one of the problems that today continue to present digital certificates is usability, because they can be relatively complicated to install on mobile devices if the person has no degree of technological maturity.

 However, in 2015 , it has seen a positive trend in the number of people who authenticate through mobile devices , from the 5.6% in 2014 to 9.6 % , meaning that there has been an increase approximately 80% .

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A trend that we believe that with the entry into force of the EU regulation 910/2014 , will be significantly increased during 2016 , as one of the main measures is promoting usability and technological neutrality . In fact the firm is promoted in cloud.

The graphs reflect the volume of signatures in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Unlike what happened with the authentication , signatures are much more made ​​from mobile devices from computers , the reason is the use of applications like Viafirma Documents that allow signing documents anywhere and from any mobile device ensuring maximum legality of the operation . However, by requiring an authentication process which is usually done from a PC.

Although as shown in the graph, the percentage in 2014, and exceeded 62% in 2015, figures through mobile now exceed 75% and that mobility is one of the most important aspects to consider given the evolution of our lifestyle-especially Empresarial he is taking.

 Electronic Signature in 2015: Operating Systems

In this section,  the data of which have been operating systems from which you have signed and authenticated users are shown:

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As shown in the above charts, with respect to authentication, Windows is the most popular operating system 2015 representing more than 78%, however, has decreased due to increased authentication through mobile devices. Windows 2014 and accounted for 88.23% ie 10% less than in 2015.

Importantly, the growth we have assumed major mobile operating systems, Android and iOS devices, as shown in the graph, both have won representation with respect to 2014.

Now we are going to review  the data of electronic signature according to the different operating systems:

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As shown in the graphs of the percentage of firm through Windows it has dropped by more than 5%, and in 2014 it was around 11% and in 2015 it has dropped to 6.80%. It is striking how the percentages are much more spread as far as operating systems are concerned, this is largely due to the different devices from which users sign.

Highlight also that iOS has lost weight compared to Android, so in 2014 we were at 19% on only 5% of Android. However, in 2015, the percentages are much more equal, 12% of Android versus iOS 17%. The evolution of electronic signatures in 2015, gives more importance to mobile devices and it seems that Android is making strides.

Electronic Signature in 2015: Browsers

In this section, the evolution of browsers that users have used to sign and authenticate themselves electronically are presented. We start with authentications:

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As shown in the above charts in both 2014 and 2015, is the favourite browser Chrome users who are authenticated through our platform. The variation in the case of Chrome is less than 1%. However in the case of Firefox I was seen decreased by almost 12%, from 32.7% in 2014 to 20.90% in 2015. On the other hand Safari increased its share significantly, an increase which is almost 50% of the volume of users who used it in 2014 from 7.8% to 15% in 2015.

The following graphs represent the volume of signatures through different browsers:

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As seen in the previous graphs and as happened with the volumes of firms by type of operating system, the percentages are much more scattered than in authentication. As discussed earlier in this article, most of the firms are produced through mobile devices is for this reason that Safari has a very high percentage in both years.

Safari in 2015 is around 20%, which represents a decrease of 3% over the previous year. Chrome however has increased by almost 40% over the previous year standing at over 6%. Firefox however remains stable in both years with percentages ranging around 2 percent.

So far we have presented the trends of electronic signatures in 2015 in relation to devices, operating systems and browsers used according to the data of our platform signature and authentication, Viafirma Manager. We hope you enjoyed and happy new year everyone!

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