With the electronic signature, the act of signing enters the 21st century. It is no longer just a gesture that of signing with a steady hand – but a mechanism that both validates the signer’s consent and guarantees the integrity of the document (i.e. its precise state) at the time the digital signature is affixed using cryptography, making it much more secure than its handwritten equivalent. In doing so, the electronic signature can be used for any purpose:
- Signing a dematerialized document,
- Respond to calls for tender,
- Secure emails,
- Paying invoices,
- Accessing secure digital platforms,
- Make tax or social declarations,
The electronic signature participates in the dematerialization of processes and contributes to reinforce its advantages.