LONDON Â– 8 December 2009 Â– The Albany Group has introduced support for electronic signatures with the debut of EchoSign for its locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Late last month, contingent workforce management firm Albany rolled out EchoSign electronic signature software in EMEA, enabling all contracts to be signed online. EchoSign reduces the time to sign contracts from days and weeks to hours in most cases. EchoSign also enables Albany to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
Albany clients have been broadly enthusiastic, benefiting from cost-savings and efficiency over manual methods for signing contracts. This is among several initiatives that form Albany’s corporate responsibility program and efforts to be more environmentally friendly. The company plans to roll out the electronic signature capabilities in other regions throughout 2010.
Although less than a decade old, digital signatures are widely accepted and legally admissible in many countries worldwide. The UK adopted and implemented certain provisions of the EU’s Electronic Commerce Directive in the Electronic Communications Act 2000. All communications and documents emailed through EchoSign are encrypted with full 128-bit SSL security.
“EchoSign exponentially helps Albany reduce turn-around times for finalising contracts,” said Cornelius Hattingh, Albany EMEA operations director. “Clients appreciate its ease of use, the proven legality of signing contracts online and reduced distribution, paper and postage. It’s also a great preventative measure for contracts being lost or misplaced.”
The EchoSign electronic signature program automates the entire signature process in just one click, from the request for signature to the distribution and filing of the executed agreement or form. With nothing to download, learn or install, there is no faster, more secure way to get contracts signed, tracked and filed. EchoSign has over one million users at organizations such as British Telecom, Delta Airlines, and Time Warner Cable.
Those interested in using EchoSign in their own businesses can access a free version at http://www.thealbanygroup.com/echosign.
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