How to Choose Between a Cloud and On-premises e-Signature Solution – Silanis Publishes New Article

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Silanis Technology today published a new article that discusses the various deployment options available for electronic signatures. The complimentary article provides a concise overview of the differences between a dedicated on-premises solution, a dedicated hosted solution, and a shared Software-as-as-Service (SaaS). It concludes with a practical guide to choosing the right solution or service based on an organization’s process, compliance and IT requirements, time-to-market needs, and budget and personnel resources.

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As organizations make electronic signatures a strategic priority in 2010 and beyond, a growing number of solutions and deployment options are emerging, each with their own unique characteristics, business focus, and return-on-investment.

Silanis Technology today published a new article that discusses the various deployment options available for electronic signatures. The complimentary article provides a concise overview of the differences between a dedicated on-premises solution, a dedicated hosted solution, and a shared Software-as-as-Service (SaaS). It concludes with a practical guide to choosing the right solution or service based on an organization’s process, compliance and IT requirements, time-to-market needs, and budget and personnel resources.

“As organizations make electronic signatures a strategic priority in 2010 and beyond, a growing number of solutions and deployment options are emerging, each with their own unique characteristics, business focus, and return-on-investment,” said Tommy Petrogiannis, CEO and co-founder of Silanis.

Adding to the confusion is the buzz around ‘Cloud-Computing’ and ‘Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)’. These terms have practically become synonymous in the media with the “future of computing” and the “demise” of traditional on-premises solutions.

The article discusses the strengths and limitations of each deployment option. A quick reference guide then compares each of the solutions and services in terms of their:

  • Level of customization
  • Signing characteristics
  • Ability to enforce business rules and handle exceptions
  • Ideal application areas
  • Integration with other IT systems
  • IT cost, deployment and support
  • Pricing structure
  • Time-to-market requirements
  • And more

Download a complimentary copy of the article.

About Silanis
Silanis Technology Inc. is the leading provider of Electronic Signature Process Management solutions. The world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, major government agencies, integrators and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The company’s electronic signature platform, ApproveIt®, is an enterprise-class e-signature process management solution that transforms paper-based business transactions to all-electronic, Web-based processes for e-commerce and e-government.

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