Typically, a digital signature is created by using a valid identity-based certificate and documents can be created to include one or more digital signatures.
By applying a digital signature, the document can be “locked down” so that once it is signed, it cannot be altered. A digital signature contains a time and date stamp that is validated each time the document is opened, creating a permanent electronic audit record.
Based on the many options that can be used in conjunction with digital signing, your organization can easily identify multiple opportunities to streamline processes, eliminate paper and create electronic audit trails.
As a result, more and more teams leverage digital signatures to improve security and streamline how transactions are being handled.