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How to sign a PDF with digital signature

This article explains how to sign a PDF step by step and why eSignature software can help companies automate their agreement process

Integrate eSignatures into SAP

If you wish to automate you agreement process we can help you integrate eSignatures into SAP or any other ERP software to close deals faster. Here’s how to sign or send documents for signature directly from your software. Integrate eSignatures into SAP to boost sales ERP reporting tools use complex filters and analysis to detect …

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eSignature for Salesforce

If you wish to include digital tools into your software, Viafirma eSignature for Salesforce helps you get your sales contracts signed faster so you can close more deals.

Digital signature vs digital certificate

Learn the main differences between digital signature vs digital certificate to better understand when to use each one efficiently

Alternatives to Signaturit

Considering alternatives to signaturit? Check out some reasons why we think that Viafirma is a real, secure and trustworthy alternative to digitally transform your business successfully.


Have you ever heard about timestamps? Here’s why you should consider it when working with electronic documents.

Success stories: Netcontent using Viafirma eSignature

Managing paper documents is by far one of the most time consuming tasks in any company. ECM solutions like Netcontent, together with Viafirma’s solutions for eSignature help to optimize these tasks.


Do you know the purpose of the CAdES format? Today, running a business is not just about going paperless, but also creating a truly integrated and seamless workflow to automate tedious business processes like sending documents for signature. To this end, the CAdES format is one of the best options to automate and streamline signing …

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What exactly is PAdES format? Digital documents are increasingly being signed electronically. Once they are registered they must be stored correctly – sometimes for several years and in other cases permanently.


Have you ever heard of XAdES? There are multiple signature formats due to historical reasons, how eSignatures have been introduced into existing document formats along with features added over time.

Digitized signatures

Do you know the purpose of digitized signatures? Technology advances have encouraged companies to digitize their documents. Indeed, digitized signatures offer users the possibility to easily add a signature to a digital document, although, on the other hand, the level of security they offer is very low.

Qualified electronic signatures

What are qualified electronic signatures? Many people share this question, and though at first they believe that it is the most suitable because it provides full legal guarantees, we will see below that it is also the most complex to use. What is a qualified electronic signature? Is an electronic signature that is based on …

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5 applications of fingerprint biometrics you already use without you noticing

Some of the advantages that technological progress brings is the increase in security and the willingness to facilitate the way we do things. These are one of the many reasons why biometrics were created and are still used today in several places where you probably have not noticed.

What is deepfake and how does Viafirma tackle it?

As technology keeps advancing, there are new challenges for society and, therefore, for companies. This article analyses and discusses the current boom of deepfake and what we can do to fight against it. What is deepfake? By deepfake, we mean those hyper-realistic video montages that have recently been proliferating and spreading across both social media …

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PDF 417

PDF 417 is a barcode that is used to encode large amounts of information. The word ”barcode” is a widely used term and known to the vast majority of people. They contain a certain amount of information and are used to recognize an item both physically and online. However, there are two groups of barcodes: …

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