PDF Signing Certificates

Who uses PDF Signing?

Everyone can benefit from replacing paper-based workflows with digital signatures.  Below are just a few examples of the industries who have adopted PDF digital signatures to shorten project timelines, save on costs, and automate document workflows.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC)

GlobalSign has helped hundreds of design companies make the switch from paper to electronic workflows. Digital signatures are a perfect fit for the AEC industry and can reduce paper waste, decrease overhead costs, and shorten project timelines. We’ve partnered with Bluebeam Software Inc., the creators of the AEC industry’s leading PDF software, to make digital signatures accessible and easy to adopt.

Learn how one engineering company, Clough Harbor Associates, is using GlobalSign digital signatures to improve their document delivery process.

The implementation of GlobalSign’s PDF Signing solution has been deemed a huge success, Just the other day a partner signed a 150-page document that was immediately delivered to a client in minutes instead of days.” - Michael Furgang, Application Services Manager, CHA

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New to digital signatures? Check out our eBook for an overview of their role in the AEC industry, how they work, and tips for comparing solutions.

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Healthcare, Life Sciences

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, drug and medical manufactures regulated by the FDA need to be aware of the federal regulations surrounding the protection and privacy of consumer data, management of electronic documents and the acceptance requirements for electronic documents and signatures. GlobalSign’s PDF signing solution meets the criteria outlined in Title 21 CFR Part 11, the FDA’s requirements for electronic records and signatures to be considered the equivalent of paper records.

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Learn how one biopharmaceutical company, Euthymics Bioscience, is using GlobalSign PDF Signing certificates to automate their workflows and comply with FDA digital signature regulations.

By combining a physical token and a password to protect access, GlobalSign’s PDF Signing solution delivers both security and convenience to end users.” - Anthony McKinney, President and CEO, Euthymics Bioscience

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Financial Services, Insurance

The high instance of signatures in the financial services and insurance industries make them prime candidates for digital signatures. Digitally signed documents carry similar legal integrity as physically signed documents and offer the added benefits of timestamps and the ability to lock down the document against future edits.

Learn how Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company is using GlobalSign’s HSM-based solution to allow agents to digitally sign applications during off-site client meetings without the need for a token, improving the quality of new business submissions and reducing turnaround time.

Using GlobalSign’s HSM PDF Signing solution, we were able to create a custom web application so sales agents can produce digitally signed, timestamped documents instantly from the road. The turn-around time from policy application to issuance has been reduced significantly.” - Stuart Smith, SVP Information Systems, Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company

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Next Steps

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