CoSign® Digital Signatures Build Trust Among Users of ColumbiaSoft’s Document Management Software

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Two companies with complementary digital document technologies work together to offer businesses a solution for document management and signature authentication.

Document management built into Windows.

ARX's CoSign and ColumbiaSoft's Document Locator offer a straightforward approach for document management with digital signatures.

In paperless transactions, having certainty about the authenticity of documents and approvals is essential to having trust in what is real and legitimate.

ARX Inc., a leading provider of digital signature solutions, has joined forces with ColumbiaSoft Corp., a leading document management software company, to offer businesses a straightforward approach for managing electronic documents with the integrity and authentication of digital signatures.

ColumbiaSoft’s document management software, Document Locator (TM), helps businesses improve paperless productivity. For example, the system’s document workflow automates processes that would otherwise be paper-based. Files are electronically routed for review and approval. Manual, paper-based transactions are replaced with electronic routing, notifications, approvals, audit-logging, and more. The complement of ARX’s CoSign digital signature solution increases the level of trust in electronic processes by enabling users to digitally sign with secure, globally verifiable digital signatures that provide proof of signer identity and intent, and content integrity for the rest of the signed document’s lifecycle.

"In paperless transactions, having certainty about the authenticity of documents and approvals is essential to having trust in what is real and legitimate," commented David Pogue, ColumbiaSoft executive vice president. "We’re pleased to be working with ARX, because the CoSign solution provides the level of trust necessary to be certain of the truth."

Documents managed within ColumbiaSoft’s system can be easily and securely signed using CoSign digital signatures. The validity of signatures can be clearly observed by any stakeholder or auditor examining documents signed with CoSign. Unlike an image or scanned signature, CoSign embeds a signature record - a package of standard digital verification properties - that travels with the document. The digital signature binds a signer’s identity, intent, and a document-integrity to a document. Any attempt to tamper with a signed record invalidates the digital signature.

"ARX is committed to delivering turn-key digital signature solutions that dovetail with best-in-class workflow and document management products," said John Marchioni, Vice President Business Development, ARX. "Today, we welcome ColumbiaSoft as a new partner. Their Document Locator is among the most elegant solutions we have seen, and along with CoSign allows our joint customers to realize the benefits of fully electronic processes with digital signature authorization."

About CoSign Digital Signatures
ARX (Algorithmic Research) is a global provider of cost-efficient digital signature solutions for industries such as life sciences, healthcare, government, engineering, and energy. ARX’s CoSign digital signature solution automates approvals affordably in a compliant manner, allowing organizations to go paperless, expedite business processes and save costs. CoSign is the only digital signature solution that is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft® SharePoint® and other popular DM/ECM solutions. CoSign signatures are globally verifiable by external partners without the need for proprietary-validation software. CoSign is also centrally managed through the organization’s user directory for reliable control of signature privileges, and ease of use and administration. Learn more about the CoSign digital signature solution.

About ColumbiaSoft Corporation
ColumbiaSoft is a leader in document management solutions that enhance efficiency, reduce risk, and improve collaboration. Information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage and share digitized paper and electronic documents, e-mail, faxes, and other electronic files to reduce costs, increase productivity, automate business processes, and meet regulatory requirements. As a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner, an Autodesk Authorized Developer, and an Adobe Solutions Network partner, the company’s products fully integrate with popular applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and more. ColumbiaSoft is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1998. For more information, visit http://www.documentlocator.com.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
CoSign is a registered trademark of Algorithmic Research, Ltd.

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