What does PDF Certification mean for eSignature?
October 05, 2018
E-signature software talks about PDF ‘Certification’ but what is it, and why does it matter?
Read our extended article on this feature within PDF software, which is used by Legalesign e-signature software. You will discover how it works, what it does, what it looks like in Adobe Reader and its implication for the formation of a contract.
For the specialist procurement buyer examining e-signature software, or for the general reader considering using an e-signature app for their business, this article explains what it means when you see the certification mark on a PDF and how missing ‘long-term validation’ can come back to bite you later.
Proving what an agreement contained is much of the reason behind written contracts in the first place, and therefore as old as contracts themselves, but modern technology using PDF Certification, along with a strong signing process provided by e-signature software like Legalesign, upgrades and strengthens that proof like nothing before.