RJS Streamlines the Application of Digital Signatures
December 7, 2010 Alex Woodie
Users will be able to add a digital signature to IBM i spool file documents by simply entering the correct PIN code with the new release of RJS Software Systems‘ SignHere product, which was unveiled last week. Support for a broader array of back-end systems, as well as a simplified signature capture process, are also now available in a new release of SignHere.
RJS unveiled SignHere earlier this year at the COMMON conference in Orlando, Florida. The software addresses one of the vexing problems stemming from the transition to electronic documents–namely, how to gather people’s signatures without endless cycles of printing and scanning. In addition to damaging document clarity, printing and scanning counteracts the environmental benefits of using electronic documents in the first place. It’s also a giant hassle.
With SignHere, users can add signatures to documents electronically, without first printing them out. The product works in conjunction with signature pads, such as those from Topaz Systems or Ingenico, to create a digital version of users’ signatures. The software then merges the digital image of the signature onto the selected document, which could have originated as an IBM i spool file, been generated from a Windows or Linux system, or existed in an external content management and reporting systems, such as RJS’ own iForms, Bottomline Technologies‘ Optio CMS, or SAP‘s Crystal Reports.
Last week, RJS unveiled a new release of SignHere that gives users another way to apply signatures. Instead of requiring a signature to be captured via the Topaz or Ingenico device at the same time that it’s to be applied to an electronic document, SignHere version 1.1 allows users to apply signatures that have been previously captured and stored in a database. The signatures can be recalled and applied if the user recalls the correct PIN number.
The capability to apply a previously captured signature through a PIN code was listed as a feature of SignHere when it was first released in May. However, the feature apparently has not actually been included in the product until now.
This release also streamlines the signature capture process. One click is all that is required to capture and apply a signature in a Windows or IBM i environment, the company says. In fact, the product is so easy to use that it doesn’t come with a manual, the company says.
RJS also delivered new exit points that allow the product to work with additional back-end systems. Any computer that can generate a TIFF or a PDF document can be used with SignHere, a representative with the company says.