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eSignatures

Digital signatures
intuitive, compliant and secure!

The digital signature solution with a perfect balance between security and user experience.

An unparalleled
digital signing experience

The Connective difference? We offer you the best-of-breed digital signature methods, from simple to qualified, while being compliant with eIDAS, UETA, eSign Act and more. We go for an unparalleled digital signing experience without compromising on security. 

The smartest way to
sign your documents

Sign and have your documents signed in just a few simple steps with the digital signatures solution of Connective.

WHITEPAPER

Ultimate guide to electronic signatures

Everything you want and need to know about digital signatures. Including a straight-forward checklist which will help you choose the best solution for your company.

Connective eSignatures,
how it works

prepare documents

Step 1

Prepare documents

Upload your documents so you can sign them yourself or have them signed by others. You can easily manage approvals, mandates, signing methods, signing orders, legal notices, expiry dates… and much more.
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Step 2

Send and sign

Sign your documents anywhere you want on your favorite device within a WYSIWYS environment. Our solution uses advanced, qualified and compliant digital signatures. During the signature process all information will be encrypted and digital signatures are embedded into the document.
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Step 3

Follow up

Our tool gives you an overview of all the information you need, right away. It sends out reminders automatically and stores all signed documents for future downloads or searches.

Understanding the different
types of digital signatures

We differentiate 3 types of digital signatures based on the electronic Identification, Authentication and trust Services regulation (eIDAS). Feel free to download DLA Piper’s assessment of the legal effectiveness of our eSignatures solution globally to guarantee the compliancy to eIDAS, UETA and eSIGN ACT.

Basic or simple electronic signature
(SES)

Advanced electronic signature
(AES)

Qualified electronic signature
(QES)

Simple, advanced and qualified electronic signature capabilities​

Unlike on paper, there are many different ways to sign digital transactions. Each type has a different level of evidential power and legality, each type has its own unique user experience. We at Connective offer you a vast selection of digital signing methods for your convenience.

Integrated into your frequently used tools

Besides offering Connectives solutions as a standalone platform, we also partner up with many 3rd party solutions. Our solutions are implemented within more extensive platforms which can assist you to innovate your business even more.

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Talentsoft

Streamline your HR processes and optimize your productivity thanks to the integration of Connective Smart Documents & eSignatures in Talentsoft Hub.

 

Salesforce

Salesforce

Send an invitation to any of your Salesforce contacts and let them sign any document digitally using Connective eSignatures.

PowerAutomate (Microsoft)

Easily integrate digital signatures in all Office365 applications with the Connective eSignatures Power Automate connector.

Only some of the amazing features our
digital signature solution has to offer

Forms

Add text fields, radio-buttons and check boxes to your document and get more information from your signers.

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Easy follow-up

Follow up on the signature process and status of your (to be) signed documents and send out reminders when and where needed.

Signing order

Order of signing

Enable signers to sign documents one by one in a specified, (sequential) random (parallel) or even complex order. 

Whitelabel

Fully white labeled

Own the entire signing experience. Keep your branding when creating, signing or sending documents.

Favorite device

Your favorite device

Your smartphone, desktop, laptop or tablet. Pick your favorite device to conclude the signature!

Integration

Integrate without flaw

Flawlessly integrate our solutions through our open API into existing business systems like your CRM system or ERP.

Toyota

World-class automotive brand Toyota signs their contracts digitally

To make life easier of both the Toyota car dealers and their customers, Toyota integrated Connective eSignatures in their CRM portal ‘Sales Power’. Discover their story!

FAQ about electronic signatures

An electronic signature, or e-signature is a legal concept. It is the electronic equivalent of a paper signature and thus has legal value. It captures a person’s intent to agree with the contents, terms and conditions as specified in the (electronic) document, contract or other record it is attached to.

A digital signature is a cryptography-based technology. An electronic signature created by means of digital signature technology is the electronic equivalent of a notarized paper signature. Digital signatures use the standards and procedures of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to sign electronic data with a cryptographic key.

A digital signature guarantees the integrity of the document it signs. The contents of the message cannot be modified or tampered with, without breaking the validity of the digital signature. However a digital signature does not always guarantee the authentication of the sender. Only when a qualified certificate links the signature to a person, is the identity of that person legally confirmed. These qualified certificates must be provided by a recognized certificate authority or generated by a secure signature creation device (such as an eID).

The European legislation that regulates e-signatures recognizes these differences concerning digital signatures. When qualified certificates are added, these digital signatures provide non-repudiation and thus their juridical value is guaranteed by law and does not require a court ruling. 

Electronic signatures are legal and recognized as valid in Regulation No 910/2014, known as eIDAS, which entered into force throughout Europe last July 1, 2016. The eIDAS is directly applicable in all member states by the fact that it is a regulation, and not a directive.

Based on the analysis of DLA Piper in June 2020, if it is properly configured, Connective eSignatures allows the creation of electronic signatures within the meaning of Article 3(10) of the eIDAS Regulation and even, depending on the signature method chosen by the customer or user, certain advanced and qualified electronic signatures (within the meaning of Articles 3(11) and 3(12) of the eIDAS Regulation). Connective has also included in Connective eSignatures means guaranteeing the long-term validity of these electronic signatures, namely an integration with third-party electronic time-stamping officially recognised certificate authorities (CAs). In this context, and with proper configuration, Connective eSignatures as an electronic signature solution allows the management of a signing process that complies with the requirements for all kinds of electronic signatures foreseen under the eIDAS Regulation.

With its breadth of signing methods supported, Connective eSignatures allows the initiator of
the signing process to choose the settings that are most appropriate to the electronic document in question and the intended legal consequences. With this properly done, law firm DLA Piper concludes after a thorough assessement and with a high level of confidence that Connective eSignatures is a tool that, in conjunction with appropriate and legally compliant processes, allows the production of electronic signatures and records with respect to certain transactions, each as defined in the U.S. eCommerce Laws.

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