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Australian businesses need to implement esignatures more: Adobe

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Photo credit; Miquel C. on Flickr

Photo credit; Miquel C. on Flickr

Australian businesses are missing out on cost efficiency and environmental benefits as they lag behind the US and the UK in the adoption of electronic signature solutions, research from Adobe has found.

The research, which surveyed over 100 customers in Australia in January, found only 1.5% of Australian businesses are using e-signature solutions versus 12% of US and 4.5% of UK companies.

Adobe’s vice president of Adobe EchoSign Jon Perera said the majority of respondents blame the government for the lack of uptake.

“Seventy-six percent of Australians said they think the government needs to do more to drive the adoption of these signatures,” he said.

“In other words, until they see government mainstream it and really use it internally we won’t get the ball rolling down the hill or get the momentum we’d like to see.”

Perera said businesses are recommending for all Commonwealth departments and agencies to adopt e-signatures by implementing them on government forms, to show the public it is “perfectly legal, accepted, and safe”.

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