Solve your paper mess: Use Secure Virtual Signatures

Meet Parth and Radhika, a young couple in their early 30s who swear by the digital age. They complete their tasks on the go, with quick thumb swipes. They use credit cards for their daily expenses, don’t sign cheques and never stand in a line to buy tickets or pay bills (why miss the cashbacks!).

Radhika runs a fast growing business in Bengaluru. With the year coming to a close, her desk is overflowing with papers - employment agreements that require her signatures, client onboarding forms that require further action, approval letters to sanction the festival bonus etc. She wonders: if her clients are online, why is her document flow offline?

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Aadhaar eSign replaces paper

Offline Aadhaar e-KYC: The past, present and future of AADHAAR eSIGN?

In the next few weeks, the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) is expected to roll out an Offline Aadhaar e-KYC enabled eSign. This will  possibly replace the current Aadhaar eSign process. The CCA regulates the working of Certifying Authorities (CA), who issue digital signature certificates for electronic authentication of users.

In this post, we briefly look at the past, present and the near future of Aadhaar eSign and what it means for businesses looking to digitize their documentation process. 

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3 ways less can be more for your business

In our personal lives we have come a long way in replacing inefficient processes – emails for letters and computers for typewriters are some prominent examples. We have also become addicted to instant gratification – watching movies, ordering meals and running errands (Zomato, Dunzo, Practo, Capital Float…you get the idea).

However, when running businesses there is always so much to be done that one can frequently fail to keep track of the creeping redundancies. You may see things being executed “smoothly”, but the redundancies slowly eat into your money and employees' time. Freeing your employees from these would allow them to be ‘outcome driven’, reduce errors, and minimize the consequent time in locating and fixing them. Does this sound too good to be true? Read on.

Get the thermometer out – Measure and learn

What gets measured gets managed

Peter Drucker (Management Guru and writer)

Are your teams (HR, Legal, Operations) “busy” drafting, printing, storing, scanning, retrieving documents and chasing people for signatures and approvals? Is your Sales team spending time sorting through leads instead of being on calls?

Take some time to write down everything your team does and how long it takes. Include in this list time spent waiting around, sending emails, tracking documents, social media and everything else –  you will find out what your biggest time guzzlers are.

A few clicks are mightier than the pen – your eSign and eStamp strategy

Use eSign and go paperless. Go
Go Paperless. Go

Hand signatures are ancient entities (first appearing in 7th century ), but somehow, they continue to be prevalent in our 21st century lives. These hand signed documents drag down the pace of a business transaction and distract employees from achieving outcomes (printing, scanning, couriering, stamp paper procurement, follow-up and retrieving time…haven’t you noticed?).

Multiply this wasted employee time and cost with the several hundred documents you execute each year (or each month?) such as Customer onboarding forms, NDAs,  employee and partner contracts, self-attested documents, and invoices.

You can use services like for  eSigning and eStamping documents.  This can slash the time and money spent on dealing with documents by  90% (do you have more ‘outcomes’ you want to achieve?), and give your customers a seamless digital experience. Cherry on the cake – never misplace an important document, and allow controlled access across geographies. 

Find more about this on our previous post - How can you utilize Aadhaar eSign for your business?

Let the machines take over – automate using tools

Automating business processes using tools reduces/eliminates the need for human touchpoints, saving time, money and frustration for employees and customers; though not everything can be or should be automated (ask Elon Musk). To start with, you may focus on repetitive, time-consuming tasks which create friction in your external and internal interactions.

Basic collaboration tools like Calendar apps (Google Calendar), To do lists (Wunderlist, Google Keep), and cloud backup platforms (Google Drive, Dropbox) help in streamlining workflows within a business. Other force multipliers can be customer relationship management (CRM) platforms – Hubspot has helped us streamline our marketing and sale funnels. Tools like Zapier can help in creating mini automations between your business tools (e.g. save all attachments from incoming emails to Dropbox). You can also explore other small ways to automate tasks, and with some hits and misses you will have a much smoother and less time-consuming workflow.

RBI's new data localisation directive for the Financial Industry

The dynamic and exponential growth of digital payments in India is pretty evident. Everyone, from the Government of India (BHIM) to global tech companies (Facebook, Google) to legacy banks (Axis, HDFC, et al) to a number of start-ups (PayTM, PayU, MobiKwik) have jumped into this space.

However, one pressing concern has been security in the digital payments ecosystem. Cyber-frauds, scams, and phishing attacks are one layer of the problem. The other is ensuring that appropriate cybersecurity controls are actually implemented by payment systems providers.

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The Law around Aadhaar eSign

In this blog post, we discuss the laws and regulations around Aadhaar eSign, Digital Agreements & Digital Signatures.Read more

How does Leegality's Aadhaar eSign Gateway work?

We have previously talked about how Aadhaar eSign works and how businesses can integrate Aadhaar eSign to automate and optimise their documentation processes.

In this post, we are going to discuss how Leegality’s Aadhaar eSign Gateway works and how it can be used to integrate and collect digital signatures from users.  Leegality’s Aadhaar eSign Gateway works similar to a payment gateway, just that here the gateway is being used to collect signatures instead of payments. Read more

eSign based Process Automation

How can you utilize Aadhaar eSign for your business?

In an earlier post, we talked about the basics of Aadhaar eSign and how digital signatures function. In this post, we are going to talk about how businesses can utlise Aadhaar eSign to optimise and automate their paperwork and save significant time, money and resources.Read more

What is Aadhaar eSign?

Aadhaar eSign

Aadhaar eSign is a government prescribed method of digitally signing a document and has legal and evidentiary value equivalent to that of  wet (hand-written) signatures.  In fact, digital signatures including Aadhaar eSigns can have more evidentiary weight than wet signatures.

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