Qualified electronic signatures vs. simple and advanced signatures
Are you curious about how electronic signatures are used in Italy? Well, wonder no more! In this blog post, we'll explore the Italian perspective on electronic signatures and how they can be used in business. We also explain how business partners can sign documents across borders and choose the most convenient electronic signing method with Sowise's multi-method signing.
First off, let's address the lion in the Colosseum. Yes, Italians can sign just about anything with electronic signatures! The Italian government has been promoting electronic signatures for over a decade. As a result, the legal framework around electronic signatures is well-established and widely recognized.
But what does that mean for you, a business owner with partners in Italy? It means that you can expect your Italian partners (companies, customers, public and non-governmental organizations) to be well-versed in the use of electronic signatures and that you can confidently use them to streamline your business processes. Whether you need to sign contracts, meeting minutes, or other business documents, electronic signatures can save you time and money by eliminating the need for physical signatures and paper documents. And if you're doing business with Italians, rest assured that electronic signatures are a widely accepted and trusted method of signing documents. With the right electronic signature solution, you can sign and send documents securely and efficiently without ever leaving your desk. And who doesn't love a streamlined business process?
Let's dive deeper into the three QES signature options currently available for Italians on Sowise: Evrotrust, Sign-me, and Spid.
Evrotrust is one of Europe's most trusted and widely used international QES-level signing apps. With Evrotrust, you can sign documents with the highest level of security, the Qualified Electronic Signature (QES). The signature will be legally recognized throughout the European Union, including Italy. Evrotrust issues the QES in less than a minute is valid for two years and can be used via mobile phone with no time and place limitation.
Sign-me is another excellent option for those looking to sign documents electronically in Italy. With Sign-me, you can quickly sign documents using your smartphone or computer. Sign-me also offers the QES level of signature, ensuring that your signature is legally recognized and secure. It only requires you to identify yourself once on their portal using the online ID function of your ID card. After that, signing is very efficient.
Spid is a digital signature provider specific to Italy that offers the QES level signatures. Spid is an acronym for "Sistema Pubblico di Identità Digitale" and is the Italian Public System for Digital Identity. Spid also offers a convenient and user-friendly interface for signing documents electronically. The Italian federated system of digital identities reaches almost 19 million Italian citizens as of today.
All three of these QES signature options are available on Sowise. The Italian signer can choose the digital signature provider that best suits your needs and preferences. Whether you prefer one over the other, Sowise has you covered. Simply select the provider that you want to use when signing your document and let Sowise take care of the rest.
Further, on Sowise, multiple signers can use different methods to sign the same document. This means that three Italians can select different methods, such as Evrotrust, Sign-me, and Spid, to sign the same document. Similarly, signers based in other countries can choose from other available methods to sign the document. So why not try Sowise's multi-method electronic signing and experience its convenience and security?