Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Chooses Silanis for Web-based Electronic Signing

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Already a leader in eGovernment, and a Silanis customer since 2006, this large US state transportation department will extend its use of electronic signatures to Web-based processes, making it possible for citizens to complete permit request applications online.

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Automating the permitting process with e-signatures is a priority for us

The leading provider of electronic signature solutions, Silanis Technology, is pleased to announce it has secured a contract to provide electronic signing solutions to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD).

As part of an e-government initiative to increase efficiency, Silanis will enable LA DOTD to electronically process residential permit applications for driveways and mailboxes, using secure e-signatures.

"Automating the permitting process with e-signatures is a priority for us," said Mr. Derrick Condalary, LA DOTD IT Deputy Director, "because it will increase departmental efficiency and accuracy, ultimately leading to improved citizen service and public safety."

The department began using Silanis' desktop electronic signature solution two years ago to streamline the internal approval process for engineering projects. Like many organizations that adopt e-signatures, the value of expanding this capability to mission-critical, public-facing processes quickly became apparent.

The current paper-based permit application process takes a minimum of four weeks and is unnecessarily inefficient due to manual processing, distribution and verification. Once deployed, citizens will be able to complete and submit signed permit applications for a driveway or mailbox online - from the comfort of their home, 24x7. Subsequently, the intention is to expand this portal for the submission and issuing of building permits against construction plans for bridges, highways and streets.

Tommy Petrogiannis, President of Silanis, commented:"We are delighted to be selected by another major government agency. LA DOT's decision to expand the e-signing to the Web demonstrates why a solution must be capable of scaling to meet enterprise requirements."

About Silanis
Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. is the largest and most experienced provider of electronic signature solutions. More than 1,400 government and commercial organizations, representing two million users, depend on the company's solutions to accelerate operations, improve service and reduce costs.

Silanis solutions not only eliminate the inefficiencies of paper; they provide reliable and auditable business records needed to demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, standards, regulations and policies.

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