6 Advantages of the electronic signature

Did you know that there are numerous advantages of the electronic signature compared to the traditional handwritten option? And with just a couple of clicks! Below, we present them to you. We also address the main questions about how this digital solution can be used and its legality.

Advantages of the Electronic Signature vs. Handwritten Signature

Discover the main advantages of the electronic signature below

  1. Increased Security and Document Integrity: The content of the signed electronic document cannot be altered, ensuring authentication and the identity of the signer.

  2. Guaranteed Confidentiality: The message content will only be known to those authorized to access it.

  3. Paper Elimination: This directly implies a reduction in data storage (physical space) and a decrease in expenses related to file management procedures.

  4. Avoidance of Travel and Transportation: The signing process can take place from any location at any time, avoiding certain costs and achieving a positive environmental impact.

  5. Increased Efficiency: By streamlining administrative processes, avoiding delays, and reducing manual procedures, the time required for process execution is reduced. Consequently, productivity and the competitive capacity of the company and/or organization are increased.

  6. Universal Signature: Viafirma also strongly supports Universal Signature. What does this mean? You can sign with any browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.), device (mobile, computer, tablet, etc.), and operating system (Android, Windows, iOS, etc.).

advantages of the electronic signature

How can I start using electronic signature?

As you’ve seen, the advantages of the electronic signatures are numerous. If you’re convinced and want to start using electronic signatures, you’ll need a valid digital certificate issued by a Certification Authority accredited by the public certification entity of the corresponding country. These certificates can be issued in hardware or physical form (smart cards such as the Spanish Electronic ID) or in software format (a certificate in a file, usually with extensions .p12 or .pfx).

Initially, obtaining this certificate may seem a bit complicated. Therefore, various solutions have been developed, such as OTP (One-Time Password) signatures or biometric signatures, which allow citizens to sign documents without the need to install anything on their devices.

Legality of Electronic Signature

Viafirma’s solutions comply with the legal requirements of the European Union, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. We are registered with the European eIDAS Regulation, which regulates all trust services, including electronic signatures and timestamp seals. The eIDAS regulation is currently the most rigorous in existence, and many countries are using it as a basis to develop their own national standards. Therefore, our digital signature solution maintains the legality and validity of manually signed documents on a global level.

If you want to learn more, contact us today and discover the advantages of the electronic signature!


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