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DocuWare releases UK survey on state of e-signatures

DocuWare releases UK survey on state of e-signatures

September 23, 2021

Results show 70% of UK businesses are missing out on the benefits of the technology.

DocuWare, provider of cloud solutions for document management and workflow automation, released findings from their latest survey, indicating that despite the convenience and efficiency of electronic signatures, many organisations in the UK are yet to fully implement the technology due to myths and misunderstandings.

The survey of over 1,400 business users revealed that businesses overwhelmingly cited efficiency and speed as the top reasons for adopting electronic signatures. Not only that, but they also have a positive knock-on effect on entire workflows, with 48% of respondents citing this as a top benefit of digital signatures. But organisations are still missing out on these benefits, with the majority (<70%) having not fully adopted the technology. DocuWare’s survey examines why this is the case and its eBook demonstrates how businesses can quickly implement e-signatures for themselves and be ready for a hybrid workplace

“Electronic signatures are no longer a ‘good to have’ but a vital tool to maintain business continuity,” said Dr. Michael Berger, DocuWare President. “At DocuWare we can help organisations fully embrace the benefits of secure electronic signatures, enabling organisations to seamlessly and securely complete workflow documents anytime, anywhere, and on any device.”

While more than 83% of respondents indicated they use electronic signatures at least some of the time, our survey shows that the main obstacle to fully implementing this technology is due to misconceptions and misunderstandings about security, technology, compliance, or forgery.

Key survey findings help explain away some of the myths and fears:

  • Around 44% of UK respondents cited cyber security issues as the biggest risk for electronic signatures.
  • 10% of respondents said the biggest roadblock to electronic signature use in their business was a steep learning curve.
  • 22% of UK respondents noted that changing legal requirements or noncompliance was a factor in implementing electronic signatures.
  • 40% of UK respondents reported being worried about unauthorised signatures.

For a visual overview of DocuWare’s findings, download the infographic here.

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