IACCM E Signature Technology Report


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IACCM E Signature Technology Report

  1. 1. E-signature Technology Survey Report 2008 Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. E-SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY Page 2 About this survey In November 2008, IACCM surveyed members on their use of E-signature technology. 343 responses were received. Respondent demographic info is as follows: Respondents by Role Respondents by Industry Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. E-SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY Page 3 Respondents by Region Survey Findings The survey found that 21% of respondents use some form of e-signature technology. Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. E-SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY Page 4 Respondents were asked to select the service or software provider they are using from a list of e-signature technology providers that IACCM is familiar with (i.e. DocuSign, EchoSign, Silanis, and Interlink Electronics). Respondents were able to choose “other” if their provider was not among the dropdown choices. Some of the respondents who chose “other” also identified the company they use by name. In those cases they have been included in the legend below. The illustration below shows that companies have adopted e-signature technology for all types of contracts, including sales and purchasing contracts, internal documents and approvals. Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. E-SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY Page 5 Regional Result Comparisons E-signature technology usage statistics were mostly similar across regions. However it was also observed that the American region is leading the drive for this relatively new technology. While DocuSign and EchoSign were popular in all regions, Interlink Electronics was popular among IACCM’s Asia Pacific members. Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. E-SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY Page 6 Industrial Result Comparisons Although the largest proportion of respondents to IACCM’s survey were from the Technology / Software industry, we found almost all industries are using e- Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. E-SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY Page 7 signatures technology to some extent – with only members from the Automotive Industry not indicating their use of the technology. The graph below illustrates the various providers used by different industries. Of the providers listed, most are used across industries with the exception of Silanis and Interlink Electronics, which are used solely within the Public Sector and Oil/Gas Copyright © 2008 IACCM. All rights reserved.