Silanis Announces Electronic Signature Enterprise License with Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)- Further improvement in Productivity and Cost Reduction

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Silanis Technology, the market leader in automating business approval processes, announced today that the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has expanded its use of electronic signatures to all 3,100 employees with an enterprise license of Silanis’ ApproveIt Desktop software. KDOT has been using Silanis’ electronic approval technology over the past five years for specific business processes to streamline the completion of userID requests, construction project authorizations, travel requests, access permits and other business forms.

Silanis Technology, the market leader in automating business approval processes, announced today that the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has expanded its use of electronic signatures to all 3,100 employees with an enterprise license of Silanis’ ApproveIt Desktop software. KDOT has been using Silanis’ electronic approval technology over the past five years for specific business processes to streamline the completion of userID requests, construction project authorizations, travel requests, access permits and other business forms.

KDOT incorporated electronic signatures as a key element of their Records and Workflow Management (RWM) project, a department-wide initiative that combines electronic forms, electronic signatures, workflow, document management, imaging and systems integration to create a common framework for the automation of workflows. The RWM project has already delivered significant results for KDOT, including major productivity improvement, reduction in storage space, elimination of faxing, a significant reduction in redundant data entry, and cost avoidance for printing, copying and microfilming.

“Electronic signatures are the glue that connects our automated workflows and enables us to capture approvals electronically without dropping back to paper for signatures,” said Ben Nelson, Chief Information Officer, Kansas Department of Transportation. “True end to end automation can only be achieved by adding this critical component.”

The Department’s expansion to an enterprise license now enables KDOT to use electronic signatures for additional applications such as new hires, and employee time reporting, as well as expanding line of business applications like environmental permit processing.

“KDOT is a stellar example of how state and local governments can embrace paperless processes to achieve significant cost savings, while improving service to their constituents,” said Richard L. Warren, chief executive officer, Silanis.

In addition to expanded use of ApproveIt, KDOT will also deploy Interlink ePads, electronic signature capture devices, to all remote KDOT offices within the state. This hardware, combined with ApproveIt will enable new employees to sign documents in real-time and complete the new hire process electronically. New hires will be presented with a variety of forms, including the W-4 and the I-9, to review, and sign electronically, kick-starting the creation of an electronic employee file, that will be securely maintained and managed electronically.

About Kansas Department of Transportation

The Kansas Department of Transportation has a strong history dating back to 1917 when organizing intrastate travel was just beginning. Now, more than 3,100 employees continue the tradition with the agency's primary activities being road and bridge maintenance; transportation planning, data collection and evaluation; project scoping, designing and letting; contract compliance inspection of material and labor; federal program funding administration; and administrative support. KDOT's headquarters are in Topeka with six District Offices, 26 Area Offices and 112 Sub-Area Offices across the state.

About Silanis

Silanis Technology is the leading provider of solutions that automate the Business Approval Process. The company’s award winning desktop and server-based solutions leverage electronic signature and approval technology to achieve total automation. With over 1,000 customers across government, mortgage, auto finance, insurance, banking and FDA regulated industries, Silanis has over a decade of experience in developing and delivering solutions that work the way organizations do. Silanis' flagship customers include the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Army, GMAC CM, and Stewart Title.

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