Montreal, QC (PRWEB) October 20, 2008
Silanis Technology, the leader in electronic signatures, announced today that the company's co-founder and vice president of strategic development, Michael Laurie, will present an educational session on the legal and regulatory implications of electronic signatures at this year's ARMA International Conference and Expo, taking place this October in Las Vegas. ARMA is a not-for-profit association and an authority on managing paper and electronic records and information with 11,000 members worldwide.
The use of electronic signatures is rising among records and information management professionals in all industries. E-signatures are now used in processes ranging from employee reviews and vendor contracts, to mortgages and insurance applications. E-signatures provide the evidence needed for auditable, legally enforceable business records, but unlike paper records, require no physical storage space, are not subject to re-keying errors, and do not cause unnecessary bottlenecks.
The potential for cost savings from electronic signature adoption is nothing short of astounding. The US Army is now leading the world's largest e-forms implementation with the deployment of its Army Publishing Content Management System (APCMS). The project, which has the capability of completely eliminating the Army's paper-intensive processes, transforms business processes across the Army Enterprise with a shift away from traditional paper forms to Web-based, XML functionality and digital signatures. APCMS gives soldiers in combat theatres the ability to electronically transmit documents for signature between forward operating bases and headquarters units. The Army projects it will realize a $1.3 billion annual cost reduction just through the deployment of digital signatures as part of the APCMS system, and anticipates an additional $28 million in time savings through a reduction in effort around forms processing.
Mr. Laurie's ARMA presentation will focus on the business, legal and technical considerations related to electronic signatures. Mr. Laurie will use real world customer experiences to illustrate the power of e-signatures to unlock the full value of an enterprise records information management strategy. The presentation will touch upon: what can be done online; issues such as privacy and data security; electronic contract implementation; the implications of E-Sign and state laws, and related ecommerce issues. A full schedule of conference events is available at http://www.arma.org/index.cfm.
ARMA International is a not for profit professional association and is the authority on managing records and information - paper and electronic. The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 11,000 members include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services and petroleum in the United States, Canada and 30-plus other countries. For more information about ARMA International visit the web site http://www.arma.org/index.cfm.
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 2 million users, depend on Silanis' solutions to accelerate operations, improve service and reduce costs.
The company's 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. For more information visit Silanis on the web at http://www.silanis.com