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Electronic signature - the end of the pen?!

YOU are probably familiar with this. YOU have created a contract with the associated documents electronically. Now, unfortunately, YOU have to print it out, sign it, scan it and send it signed to your contractual partner. They also have to print it out, sign it, scan it and send it by e-mail. This creates effort and costs.

Now it would be nice if contracts and documents could be signed electronically without media disruption! Work completely digitally?! Would you like to have multi-level business processes signed digitally? You want to be able to clearly prove who digitally signed a document?

A digital platform for contract management with integrated electronic signature can help here. This way, the business process can be accelerated and filing can be simplified.

Does that sound interesting? Then YOU have come to the right place with the TQG businessApp platform®.

What is an electronic signature?

The electronic signature is a legal term that aims to authenticate the will or declaration of intent of the signatory. It is the electronic counterpart to the traditional handwritten signature applied with ink. In essence, this means that instead of signing a paper document by hand, the same document can be "signed" and signed electronically. This procedure saves a lot of time and resources.

What is a digital signature?

A digital signature is a subset of the electronic signature. But not every electronic signature is a digital signature. The digital signature is an encryption technology that underlies the electronic signature. Unlike an electronic signature, it is not the intention of a person to sign a document and thereby enter into a contract or agreement.

The digital signature (set of characters inserted subsequently into a document) serves to identify the signatory and, since it cannot be manipulated, altered or copied, also to confirm that the signed document has not been changed from the original. The digital signature can do what the electronic signature alone cannot: It identifies the signatory.

Is an electronic signature also a digital signature?

Electronic signature Digital signature
Function: Electronic signatures identify the person signing, their intention and their consent.

Function: The digital signature supports electronic signatures, secures sensitive data, strengthens the trust of signatories and detects manipulation attempts.

Properties: The Electronic Signature is any mark placed on an electronic document. Properties: The digital signature creates an electronic fingerprint

Encryption: The electronic signature does not use encryption. Encryption: The digital signature uses encryption.
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With eSignature, the pen is a thing of the past

In this webinar you will learn how the electronic signature works and how you and your company can also benefit from the advantages of the electronic signature. You will gain insights into the TQG businessApp platform® as well as the integration of the electronic signature and its various uses and applications.

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Electronic signature & TQG businessApp platform®

That's inside for you!

The TQG businessApp platform® supports both simple and qualified signatures. While the simple electronic signature works exclusively with an image file, the variant with the advanced electronic signature uses the generally accepted and widespread PDF standard with a digital signature created via the user's certificate.

  • Simple and binding signing of documents
  • High integration for binding processes
  • for employees in one's own company or even beyond its borders depending on the personal certificates used / issued
  • Management and use of signatures
  • Display of signature status
  • Integration with third-party e-Signature software

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