Despite having been a legally sound way of validating commercial contracts for over 15 years, there is still widespread scepticism that electronic signatures are not an adequate way of certifying documents.

An electronic signature is "any data in electronic form which is attached to or logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign" and can be in the form of: - a name typed into a contract or an email containing contractual terms - a signature pasted as an image into an electronic contract - a signature generated by a web-based electronic signature platform

Any party can sign a commercial contract with an electronic signature even if the other party to the document has signed in wet ink.

It’s time to let go of the past, embrace e-signatures and save time.