HP and CoSign Digital Signatures Make Migration to Electronic Document Management Practical

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HP, a cutting-edge global technology company, and ARX, a leading provider of digital signature (standard electronic signature) solutions, today announced the launch of a co-initiative designed to both assist companies migrating from paper to Enterprise Content Management Solutions (ECM), and help them avoid reintroduction of paper into workflow processes.

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HP is pleased with the opportunity to work with ARX, a key player in digital signature solutions. This co-initiative allowed us to effortlessly couple our feature-rich scanners with CoSign's comprehensive resolution to enhancing workflow within an ECM.

HP, a cutting-edge global technology company, and ARX, a leading provider of digital signature (standard electronic signature) solutions, today announced the launch of a co-initiative designed to both assist companies migrating from paper to Enterprise Content Management Solutions (ECM), and help them avoid reintroduction of paper into workflow processes.

The challenge facing companies that transition from a paper-based system to an ECM, is the inability to make the change instantly, as many mission-critical documents and workflows throughout an organization need to remain in their paper or manual form for a transition period. However, paper documents can begin a migration to an ECM using scanners, without any interruption to mission critical processes. Yet, even in this scenario, paper is reintroduced into the workflow when documents require signatures during collaboration and approval processes.

The HP and ARX co-initiative utilizes HP document management scanners and eliminates the need to reintroduce paper documents into the workflow for signatures by featuring ARX's CoSign®, a digital signature solution that signs and seals electronic documents. CoSign closes the final gap in the paperless cycle by eliminating the need to reprint documents for signing. The co-initiative combines the high-end capabilities of HP's full-duplex, sheet-feed scanning, with CoSign's ability to sign scanned images and popular document formats including: Microsoft® Word, Excel®, Outlook®, Adobe® PDF, TIFF, AutoCAD®, InfoPath®, Lotus Forms, and many more).

According to John Marchioni, VP of Business Development, Americas, ARX, "Digital signatures are gaining momentum in the marketplace, and a co-initiative with a company like HP conveys that reality and further validates CoSign's ability to expedite business processes and reduce costs, while maintaining document integrity as business documents and processes are transformed from paper to an electronic form."

Von Hansen, Vice President and General Manager (Business Inkjet and Scanning, Imaging and Printing Group) for HP explained, "HP is pleased with the opportunity to work with ARX, a key player in digital signature solutions. This co-initiative allowed us to effortlessly couple our feature-rich scanners with CoSign's comprehensive resolution to enhancing workflow within an ECM."

HP and ARX will be holding a series of joint webinars for value-added resellers (VARs), detailing the solution that the co-initiative provides for companies migrating to electronic document management systems. The webinars will take place quarterly in 2008, starting Wednesday, March 12th 10AM CST.

Visit ARX at booth #3241 at the AIIM International Conference & Exposition and learn how digital signatures can secure the data integrity and non-repudiation of documents generated by your business.

About HP
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. HP explores how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. HP applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way their customers live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. HP provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. HP offers consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps HP match the right products, services and solutions to their customers' specific needs.
For more information please visit http://www.hp.com.

About CoSign®
The CoSign approach means digital signature standards and efficiencies across your operations. Signing and sealing documents with CoSign immediately expedites business processes, reduces costs, increases security and enables organizations to comply with diverse regional and industry regulations. CoSign works with all major applications and document formats including: Microsoft® Word, Excel®, Outlook®, Adobe® PDF, TIFF, AutoCAD®, InfoPath®, Lotus Forms, and many more. CoSign signatures are being used by hundreds of thousands of users in Enterprise, B2B and B2C processes, to learn why please see our white papers and product details at http://www.arx.com/products/cosign-digital-signatures.php.

About ARX (Algorithmic Research)
ARX has over 20 years of experience assisting banking, financial services, life sciences, healthcare, governmental organizations and commercial sectors to secure and streamline their business processes and transactions.
For more information, please visit http://www.arx.com.

CoSign® is a registered trademark of Algorithmic Research, Ltd. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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