Superior Court of California First Court to Achieve End-to-End E-Contracting by Adding eSignLive™ E-Signatures
(MONTREAL) – March 5, 2015 – e-SignLive™ by Silanis, the digital signature choice for government organizations, today announced that the Superior Court of California, Orange County, has standardized on the e-SignLive cloud digital signature service to support its procurement unit’s contracting process. The Court’s digital signature implementation is part of a statewide initiative to leverage technology to become more efficient. The Orange County Superior Court is one of the largest state trial courts in the country, and as such, the group’s procurement unit negotiates complex contracts in quantities exceeding those of other courts. “Our court has led a number of innovation initiatives using technology to help create efficiencies in time and cost savings,” said Alan Carlson, CEO of the Superior Court of California, Orange County. “Prior to adding e-SignLive digital signatures, we had automated large portions of our procurement function, as well as traditional court functions like court case filing. The use of digital signatures on our court contracts is another important step in that process.” Even with much of its procurement function being electronic, when it came to contract signing the process would fall to paper. With signing authorities located in different buildings or out of the office on business, getting paper contracts signed could take up to five days – requiring contract printing, mailing, signing, mailing to additional signing authorities in different facilities and then scanning back into the system. The Court processes around 650 active contracts at any given time, causing the delays to add up. In adding e-SignLive digital signatures, the Court now has same-day signing, which has accelerated the contract process and saved employees time previously spent printing, scanning and filing. “Adding digital signatures was the last piece we needed to take our procurement group fully digital, end-to-end, and become the first court in California to have a fully digital contracting process,” continued Carlson. The Court cited e-SignLive’s robust security and verifiability as deciding factors when selecting the solution. This included e-SignLive’s unique ability to secure each individual signature, as well as the entire document, and render each element tamper-evident. The selection also hinged on e-SignLive’s electronic evidence and audit trail captured during the signing process and verifiable independently of the vendor. The Court went through a due diligence process and evaluated e-SignLive alongside other market-leading solutions. “e-SignLive has been the digital signature solution of choice for U.S. government organizations with over 500 government agencies and can claim the longest running government implementation of digital signatures worldwide, which is a testament to the security and reliability of our solution,” said e-SignLive by Silanis CEO and co-founder Tommy Petrogiannis. “E-contracting has become a central business process within state and local government, enabling organizations like Orange County Superior Court to use innovation to rapidly improve service to its constituents.” About the Superior Court of California, Orange County The Orange County Superior Court is a unified state trial court serving over three million people. The Court hears every type of case (criminal, civil, family, juvenile, probate, and mental health) arising under state law in Orange County. The Court has been on the forefront of electronic service delivery and maintains court records only in electronic form. The Court’s award winning web site is http://www.occourts.org/. About e-SignLive™ by Silanis Businesses of all sizes choose e-SignLive™ by Silanis when electronic signatures matter. With more than 600 million documents processed every year, e-SignLive™ is the most widely used e-signature solution around the world. Thousands of organizations, big and small, including the leading banks, insurers, credit providers, pharmaceutical and government agencies trust e-SignLive as their platform to make business digital. On premise or in the cloud, e-SignLive delivers the best customer experience while improving legal and regulatory compliance. Learn more: www.silanis.com, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.