While digital technologies are taking over from analog one by one, the legal requirement for signatures on contracts, NDA’s etc means business and governments need to be able to have an established workflow to efficiently capture, store and work with them in a digital format.
There is more in a handwritten signature than meets the eye: In addition to visible static signature image characteristics there are invisible dynamic (biometric) signals of the writing movement such as location, speed and acceleration.
The more accurate and diverse signals may be captured from a device throughout the signing procedure, the more significant the set of signature data for a particular signer. Characteristic in particular are the points where each stroke starts and ends.
The SOFTPRO Group is a world leader in developing and marketing products and solutions for the digital capture, management and verification of handwritten signatures.
SOFTPRO is assisting its clients in significantly reducing the amount of paper in their workflow when handling handwritten signatures. SOFTPRO serves customers in banking, insurance, retail, telecommunication and many other industries in 35 countries on five continents. Eleven of the world’s 25 largest banks put their trust in SOFTPRO.
SOFTPRO GmbH is the parent company of the group located in Boeblingen near Stuttgart where the company was also founded in 1983. Research and development provide “IT Security made in Germany”. Four subsidiaries are based in the United States, in the United Kingdom, in India and in Singapore. Additional representations operate in Chile and Lebanon. The SOFTPRO Group currently employs around 70 people. The office in Singapore is serving the Australian market since 2000.
A SOFTPRO spokesperson told us that they:
“Predict that the iPad will be the major tablet for another while but it will not be everyone’s darling for business use. There will be an increasing choice of devices to capture signatures running on Android and Windows 8 might make Tablet PCs running on Windows more attractive”.
SOFTPRO APAC’s KT Tan will explain and demonstrate “Trustworthy Signing on Tablets” daily at the CeBIT Exhibition Showfloor Theatre at 1145 am every day of the event.