Executive Summary 

Growing need for digitization often finds ways to be challenging when it comes to compliance or security concerns. A lot of this has to do with the documentation and backend business processes that require hefty paperwork and constant approvals. Digital signatures play a vital role in maintaining and verifying the integrity of documents, approvals, and signer identity. 

Digital signing solutions have grown in importance over time, so it makes it all the more important for us to understand the technicalities and the specifics that come with it.  

This e-book has been brought forward to formulate the essence of digital signatures and how a digital signature signing solution can benefit your business accords.  

Some of the crucial highlights discussed in the e-book are as follows:  

  • What are digital signatures and how do digital signatures work? The concepts behind PKI (Public key infrastructure), private key, and public keys. 
  • The digital signing or digital signature process. 
  • The issuance of Class 3 digital signatures, its requisites and how to acquire it. 
  • Options to digitally sign documents with Digital signature certificates (DSC), Hardware Security Modules (HSM), and PFX files. 
  • How to digitally sign PDFs or business documents.  
  • The importance and the impact of digital signatures. 
  • How can you incorporate the right digital signature solution in your business processes? 
  • The relevance of digital signature automation from the perspective of your digitization efforts.  


This brief includes the implication presented from the foundation established around the significance of automation. An explanation presented that shows why a digital signature software should be able to seamlessly integrate with your existing ERP and business processes. Along with digital signing of business documents, a solution should also be able to automate hierarchical approval procedures and distribution. Therefore, everything from document formatting, upload, signing, to storage, and retrieval should be digital and without any manual interference. 

As a part of this, the e-book also gives you a detailed example showing how can you apply digital signatures to SAP business documents and automate your digital singing process with Compleo Hybrid - our complete document management solution.  

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