DocuWare 4.6a Enhances Handwritten Signature Capabilities

Handwritten signatures can now be visually verified with DocuWare 4.6a. At CeBIT 2005 (Hall 1, Booth 6a 7), DocuWare AG will be presenting its document management system with this brand new capability.

By adding a verification program for handwritten signatures to its current version of DocuWare 4.6a, this DMS specialist continues its strategy of incorporating the very latest in available security technology.

DocuWare 4.6a supports handwritten signatures on Tablet PCs. The Tablet PCs pen activates the stamp for handwritten signatures, and the user simply writes his/her signature on the spot clicked on a document. Then the signature can be automatically enhanced along with the frame of the stamp and additional information such as the time/date when a document was signed. A handwritten signature also signals that a step in a process has been completed which is a critical force for workflow. For example, a signed electronic document can automatically moved to the next station, so that a process such as the shipment of goods can begin. Moving actual records from station to station is no longer necessary.

3D Display of Biometric Characteristics For Exact Verification
Biometric information like the pressure and speed used to sign is stored in the document management system along with the stamp. With DocuWares take on this feature, this biometric information can be displayed as individual curves or as a 3D graphic. Signature experts can compare these charts with a reference signature to check the identity of the person applying a handwritten, digital signature.

Covering the Complete Spectrum of Digital Signatures
Today, DocuWare systems (whether stand-alone or within partner solutions) provide all forms of digital signatures including handwritten signatures, time stamps and qualified electronic signatures to fulfill the requirements of German signature laws and European regulations for data. With the next version of DocuWare, this DMS pioneer will be able to provide a qualified digital signature that meets the X.509 Standard as well as utilize AuthentiDates time stamp service. And to fulfill the companys mission, this comparatively complex technology is easy to use, install and administrate for a very low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). DocuWare designs its software solutions with mid-sized organizations in mind, to provide comprehensive integrated document management to companies with 20 to 200 PCs or 50 to 500 employees.

In the words of DocuWare President, Jrgen Biffar: The hype surrounding electronic signatures is now behind us. They are now truly used on a daily basis in business and will continue to become more popular, particularly as products meet the growing security needs of users. DocuWare will continue to support all forms of electronic signature regardless if they are simple, advanced or qualified, whether they are added by hand, time stamp or Smart Card in the simple, direct manner the company is known for, to make this feature widely available to all DocuWare users.

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