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Bishen Gosai, Adobe Sign Specialist

Bishen Gosai

Bishen joined Learning Curve in 2015 and has worked extensively in the commercial and government verticals focusing on Adobe subscription licensing for business productivity solutions. During 2021, with an ever growing demand for digital tools and solutions, Bishen officially became the head as Learning Curve’s dedicated digital transformation technical consultant for Adobe Sign.

Many organizations still struggle with paper-based processes that are slow, error-prone, and fragmented. With a passion for digital forms enabling organizations to automate document lifecycles and drive return on investment, Bishen plays a key role in assisting these types of organizations to digitally automate processes using Adobe Sign. This provides a way to get legally binding signatures electronically to maximize overall productivity. With over a decade of experience in Adobe and an intimate understanding of Adobe Sign, Bishen has advised organizations with well-researched perspectives on how digital forms, e-signatures and paperless workflows can drive successful and efficient business outcomes, improve customer experiences, and ultimately reduce costs.

Whilst working closely with organizations to gather user feedback on implemented functionality, Bishen has assisted organizations to successfully map, plan and adopt Adobe Sign to ensure a seamless transition from traditional processes. From training, delivering new use cases, and working collaboratively with customers Bishen is on hand to ensure efficient outcomes with the adoption of Adobe Sign into different environments.

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eSIGNATURE LAWS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Section 13 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, as amended (ECTA) regulates the use of electronic signatures in South Africa. Become familiar with the electronic signature laws and regulations in South Africa

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eSignature Laws and Reulations Guide

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ADOBE SIGN

Through a survey and interviews of Adobe enterprise clients, Forrester concluded that Adobe Sign has a return on investment (ROI) of 420% over 3 years.

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Economic Impact of Adobe Sign

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Frequently Asked Questions

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is a legal way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. One of the most relied upon definitions of an electronic signature is “an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record… adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.” Electronic signatures can be used to replace handwritten signatures in virtually every personal or business process. Examples include contracts, application forms, new hire onboarding forms, nondisclosure agreements, vendor onboarding documents and RFPs, change authorizations, and government benefits enrolment forms.
  • Legally binding – Electronic signatures are legally valid and enforceable in almost every industrialized country in the world.
  • Incredibly efficient – Speed up every transaction and process by having recipients e-sign documents.
  • Extremely cost-effective – Using e-signatures helps reduce spending on paper, ink, and postage, meaning big cost savings.
  • Sales & Marketing – E-signatures help you close deals faster and free you from many time-consuming admin tasks.
  • Hiring – Candidates and employees can electronically fill and sign offer letters and onboarding forms quickly and securely.
  • Legal – Self-serve access to digital documents — like NDAs and liability forms that can be signed electronically — helps keep legal processes moving.

A digital signature is a specific type of e-signature that complies with the strictest legal regulations – and provides the highest level of assurance of a signer’s identity and requires the signer to authenticate their identity using a certificate-based digital ID. The digital certificate is generally issued by an independent Certificate Authority (CA), which verifies the identity of the signer before issuing the certificate. Digital signature solution providers, like Adobe Sign, meet PKI requirements for secure & legal digital signing.

In some jurisdictions, like the European Union, a distinction is made between two types of electronic signatures that are typically implemented using certificates: Advanced Electronic Signatures (AdES) and Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES). While both are uniquely linked to the signer, the latter requires that participants use Qualified Certificates issued by accredited CAs as well as a qualified signature creation device (QSCD), such as a smart card, USB token, or cloud-based trust service.

In addition to providing audit trails, with digital signature solution providers like Adobe Sign, the signed document itself can produce evidence of each participant’s signature. During the signing process, the signer’s certificate is bound to the document using the private key uniquely held by the signer. During the validation process, the reciprocal public key is extracted from the signature and used to both authenticate the signer’s identity through the trusted CA and to confirm that no changes were made to the document since it was signed.

When a signer uses a digital identity certificate provided by a trust service provider (TSP) as part of a document signing process in Adobe Sign, the signer’s certificate is cryptographically bound to the document using the private key uniquely held by that signer. During the validation process, the reciprocal public key is extracted from the signature and used to both authenticate the signer’s identity through the TSP and help ensure no changes were made to the document since it was signed. Additionally, the audit trail of a document signed with a certificate-based digital signature provides further information, such as the signer’s IP address or geolocation at the time the document was signed.

Adobe’s approach to digital signatures offers more flexibility than other signature solutions. With Adobe Sign, you can create end-to-end signing processes that include digital signatures, e-signatures, or a combination of the two, providing flexibility to build workflows in accordance with your own specific compliance or risk profile. It supports the full range of secure signature creation devices, including USB tokens, smart cards, and cloud-based digital certificates. And it lets you work with the certificate authority or timestamp authority of your choice, with support for hundreds of trusted authorities through the European Union Trusted List (EUTL) and the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL).

With Adobe Sign, organizations in the European Union can confidently deploy signature processes in compliance with both the Advanced Electronic Signatures (AdES) and Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) requirements specified in the new electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS) regulation.

Adobe Sign: Setting the global standard for compliance.

Adobe Sign supports the broadest range of legal requirements.

Adobe Sign helps you maintain compliance with local and industry regulations, no matter your industry or where you do business. Our flexible digital signature processes comply with EU’s eIDAS regulation for advanced electronic signatures (AdES) and qualified electronic signatures (QES).

Provides freedom to choose from hundreds of TSPs.

Adobe’s standards-based approach gives you the freedom to choose from hundreds of trust services providers (TSPs), including certificate authorities (CAs), so you can comply with the laws and regulations that govern your country or industry. With Adobe Sign, documents can be digitally signed, timestamped, and validated using EU Trusted Lists (EUTLs) or the global Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL).

Compliance and flexibility in a single solution.

Need to use different types of e-signatures? Doing business around the world? Adobe Sign has you covered. Just select the signature workflow you need and manage risk for any type of signing transaction — from a simple e-signature to a highly regulated qualified digital signature in the cloud. Now you can always get the security and authentication you need, from one solution that offers maximum flexibility.

Case Studies

Learning Curve Helps Open Window Implement Adobe Sign

Open Window Implements Adobe Sign Case Study
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The ADvTECH Group + IIE Achieves Productivity Gains After Adopting Adobe Sign

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Adobe Sign Use Cases

Finance

Adobe Sign -Finance Sector

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HR

Adobe Sign for Human Resources

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Education

Adobe Sign for Education

Enrol Students Faster With Adobe Sign

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Education’s Digital Transformation Opportunity

Adobe Sign surveyed over 200 Grade 0-12 and higher education professionals to better understand their perceptions around digital transformation and where they reside in their transformation journey.

Despite higher education and K-12 being in different parts of their journey, findings reveal each of these sectors understand the importance-and are increasingly making it a priority-to adopt new technologies.

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Education's Digital Opportunity Survey

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Adobe Sign and Microsoft 365 Integration

Keep Business Moving With Adobe Sign

Keep Business Moving With eSignatures

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Winning With Digital Workflows

Winning With Digital Workflows

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Take Your School Paperless

Take Your School Paperless

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As Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution, Adobe Sign integrates seamlessly with Microsoft applications. And with Adobe Acrobat, you can create, edit, and share PDFs within Microsoft 365, Teams, Dynamics, and more

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BUSINESS MOVES WITH ADOBE SIGN

With the flexible tools of Adobe Sign and Acrobat on your side, your business will always be ready for what comes next.

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Business Moves With Adobe Sign

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Survey: Document Cloud + Microsoft 365

Forrester interviewed Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft 365 customers and calculated the potential return on investment (ROI) over 3 years.

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Survey: Going Paperless in Education

Adobe surveyed 200 school administrators and teachers to understand their current approach to form management, the barriers slowing down their digital transformation, and the rate at which schools are digitizing their workflows.

Results revealed that the benefits of implementing digital workflows are clear as the majority of respondents see their district adopting them in the near future..

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Go Paperless With Adobe Sign for Education

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Adobe Sign Resource Videos

An Adobe Sign Overview
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What is a Digital Signature? Adobe Sign | Adobe Document Cloud

Using Adobe Sign to Capture Legally Binding Electronic Signatures

Electronic Signature Software: Adobe Sign for Higher Education

Digital Signing Software:
Adobe Sign for K-12