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Digital signature with signing software in SAP

Nowadays, signatures are still associated with a lot of paper and lengthy signature processes. Contracts are first printed out, sent, signed and then filed or scanned. Digital signatures bring these time-consuming processes to an end. All steps are completed digitally – without media disruptions, mailing letters or long waiting times.

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Create digital signature - transparent & compliant

The electronic signature offers a significant advantage compared to the traditional paper-based signature. Various technologies are available for this. The signature is created either directly online via a web certificate or inserted into the digital document via signature pads or tablets.

Although the signatures are no longer handwritten on paper, they provide maximum security. European legislation (§2 nr. 1 and 2 of the signature law, eIDAS) impose strict requirements on the authenticity and security of the electronic signatures.

The digital signature combined with the SAP-integrated contract management software cuContract provided by valantic are the key to a fully digitized process – from contract creation and signature to audit-proof archiving.

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Product sheet: Contract Management in SAP

The SAP contract management software cuContract manages all contract types during the entire lifecycle audit-compliant and uses digital signatures.

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Digital signature software - your benefits

  • Ensuring the rights of data subject rights according to GDPR
  • Fast ability to provide information
  • Automated processing of requests from data subject rights
  • Automated workflows for checking, correcting and deleting data
  • Automated document creation and correspondence
  • Management of transaction files incl. documentation
  • Compliance with the maximum permitted storage periods
  • Audit-proof data storage
  • Integration with MS Outlook
  • SAP ERP and S/4HANA-integrated and certified

Signature software at a glance

  • Fully automated digital process – from document creation and electronic signature to audit-proof filing and archiving
  • Adherence to local and industry-specific standards (incl. eIDAS).
  • Supports all signature types (incl. advanced electronic signatures and qualified electronic signatures)
  • Available online and offline
  • Simple signature via signature pad, tablet, finger print or completely online
  • Wide field of application (Sales, HR, Legal, Sales and many more)
  • Fully integrated into SAP

Claudia Bock
Project Leader IT Coordination at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

”As part of the digitalization of our sales processes, the digital signature is a key success factor. Thanks to valantic's multi-technology consulting, contract signings were significantly simplified and accelerated - whether tablet-based or via DocuSign.“


The most important functions - Generate digital signature

Traditionally, a document or a contract gets signed by hand. For this, the digitally produced document must be printed out, signed, scanned and saved. Consequently, acquiring the signature interrupts the digital process. Requiring additional effort, time and thus money. For this reason, the digital signature is steadily gaining in significance. It is the only way of accelerating the business process and simplifying storage.

Signing process on paper

Signature process on paper

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Digital signing with signature software

Digital signature - software with certified technology

A signature solution combined with a contract or document management software is used to electronically sign documents pursuant to the Digital Signature Act. There are different options available based on the scope of application and the requirements. For one, the digital signature can be given via an electronic fingerprint, which allows you to transmit encrypted messages and safely decrypt them. Alternatively, an online platform can be used to give the digital signature. Here, an especially secured process is used to store a unique signature. Another established process is the manual, biometric signature performed via a signature pad or tablet. The signatory gets simultaneously authenticated via the biometric parameters they provide while signing. Forgery will be detected immediately.

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Product sheet: SAP Document Management Software

The SAP document management software (DMS) cuSmarText manages all documents in an audit-compliant manner during their entire lifecycle and also uses digital signatures.

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3 reasons for using cuContract and cuSmarText with signature function

Fields of application of the digital signature software

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The field of application of the electronic signatures is as diverse as the documents processed in the different company departments on a daily basis. The electronic signature is valuable for the Sales team while accepting orders, for the Human Resources department while dealing with requests and certificates, or for the Legal department while handling any contracts or documents that do not explicitly require the written form. Only a few contracts legally require this. Additionally, all security levels can be used, from the basic signature all the way to the qualified electronic signature.

The electronic signature is available online or offline, depending on the use case. valantic offers apps to members of sales to synchronize the document to be signed to a tablet to collect the signatures offline and later synchronize the documents back into the contract management. For this reason, in addition to the online version, the signature pad provider Signotec is a crucial partner in the quest to exploit the full potential of electronic signatures offline. Pen pads or tablet PCs allow users to sign digitally, optimize business operations, authenticate people and create evidence-proof documents, as usual.

The DocuSign solution that is available for the web, as a mobile version and offline offers another simple use of electronic signatures. Anyone in possession of an email address can participate in the process without additional registration or any special hardware requirements. The signatory gets notified via email once a document is ready to get signed. Review and check the document online, insert the signature into the document or release the already saved signature – and the process is complete.


Mockup product sheet contract management in SAP

Product sheet: Contract Management in SAP

The SAP contract management software cuContract manages all contract types during the entire lifecycle audit-compliant and uses digital signatures.

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Your contact for questions about digital signature in SAP

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Stefan Heins

Managing Director
valantic Enterprise Solutions GmbH