Prior to smartphones and electronic signature technology, hospital management was difficult to reach, since they were often in meetings or located at various sites and buildings throughout the hospital complex. With paper, it would often take a week to obtain signatures via internal mail. Among other things, this slowed the contracting process and delayed delivery of urgent IT supplies. The IT team knew that if they could accelerate the process, the goods they needed would be delivered sooner and put to use faster, thereby improving productivity.


  • Silanis e-SignLive, the on-demand, cloud-based electronic signature service (Standalone Edition)


  • Up and running within a day or two
  • Goods are ordered and delivered faster
  • Invoices are sent for processing on time
  • The hospital saves the hassle of administrative paper chasing
  • Reduced paper consumption
  • Electronically signed contracts are accepted by external parties

“If I am in a meeting or offsite, I get an email on my smartphone requesting I sign a document, and I can e-sign immediately. Without the ability to e-sign, the documents would have to wait until the next day, if not days later,” says Nicolas Depasse, assistant director of IT at Le Grand Hopital de Charleroi.