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What is the qualified electronic signature in Europe (Update 2023)

Are you a European and already rely on digital communication in your company? Do you want to waste no time and work as efficiently and securely as possible? Then you should sign digitally. Even better: Qualified electronic signature. The qualified electronic signature (QES for short) is 100% legally valid throughout Europe and is the only digital signature that is equivalent to a handwritten signature. This article answers all your most important questions in a nutshell, from the introduction to the implementation of the QES.Read entry

How does the qualified digital signature work?

The digital signature is the unforgeable equivalent of the handwritten signature. Provided that the digitally generated signatures also comply with the regulations prescribed in the eIDAS Regulation. Then the digital signature is not only forgery-proof, but also 100% legally valid.Read entry

How to sign your contracts digitally & guaranteed legally valid

Can I sign my documents legally & digitally in seconds? Yes, (almost) always. Only very few types of contracts are excluded from electronic signatures by national laws. Get an overview!Read entry

What is the digital signature?

The digital signature (or e-signature, eSignature, etc.) has become an indispensable tool for companies and individuals to manage documents in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way. In this article, we provide a starting point for anyone who wants to bring an old process - signing documents - up to date.Read entry

10 advantages of an e-SaaS cloud solution

e-SaaS: Electronic Signing as a Service beautifully describes the approach of a modern digital signing application in the form of a cloud solution. In-house server solutions are no longer sustainable. The cloud is secure, fast, simple and cost-effective.Read entry

The combination of electronic signatures and manual signatures on PDF documents

There are several ways to sign a PDF document. However, analog and digital signatures can NOT be combined arbitrarily. Here you can learn which signature sequences are possible and which are not.Read entry

Creating a digital signature - How to obtain a (qualified) electronic signature (QES)

When you need a qualified electronic signature, you often come across the terms "identification" and "authentication". But what do the terms mean? What is the difference? And why do I need it when signing digitally? In this article we clarify!Read entry

Request electronic signatures - obtain multiple digital signatures via email (internal & external)

An e-signature platform makes it possible to obtain signatures at lightning speed thanks to clever workflows. 100% legally valid. All across Europe. Read entry

10 criteria you have to consider when choosing a provider for (qualified) electronic signatures

Not all e-signature solutions offer the same benefits. If you decide to take the next step in your company's digital transformation using e-signatures, you should know what to expect from the provider of your choice.Read entry

QES, AES, SES: Overview of all eSignature-Standards

There are different types of digital signatures and a specific signature standard must be selected depending on the use case and requirements. The legal basis for this in the EU is the eIDAS Regulation, which defines requirements for the individual forms. The three most important signature standards and their various properties are explained in this article.Read entry

What is the eIDAS Regulation? Basics & advantages at a glance

The "eIDAS Regulation" (English for Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services) is an EU regulation (No. 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council, entered into force on July 1, 2016) and regulates topics such as electronic identification and the tasks and roles of trust services.Read entry

Signing contracts legally online (and having them signed) - what you need to know

Tedious contract processes are a thing of the past - but how does it work to sign contracts easily and securely online? In this article, you will learn how contracts are signed online or how signatures can be obtained on the web.Read entry

Constantin Graf from Vienna compares software tools "Made in Europe".

European Alternatives is a platform that collects European alternatives to digital services, cloud and SaaS products. Founder Constantin Graf gives us insights into the creation and development of his platform.Read entry

"sproof 2.0" is ready for you now

From now on you can use sproof in the new design! Including the interface for borderless signing throughout Europe.Read entry

Digital Signature 2.0 - Qualified Signing without Borders throughout Europe

sproof has been working intensively on a newly developed interface for qualified signing throughout Europe over the past few weeks. Now the beta version has been officially transferred to the test phase with some important key accounts.Read entry

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Why sproof sign?Highest security and compliance paired with an "all-in-one" functionality make sproof sign the top European alternative on the e-signature platform market. 100% developed and hosted in Europe.
sproof sign is the highest-rated provider in the e-signature category on the independent evaluation platform OMR Reviews for Q3 and Q4 2023, as well as Q1 2024.