Today, our daily life takes place in the digital world – we buy clothes online as well as groceries, do banking transactions with our smartphones and also conclude contracts online. However, we often sign contracts still on paper to complete a transaction. The implementation of electronic signatures in the process can prevent this media discontinuity. This guide explains the different types of electronic signatures and how to digitally sign a PDF document.
The PDF document format already offers the option of electronic signatures. Due to the high acceptance of this format, it is suitable for digitally signing documents and contracts.
To sign PDFs electronically, it is possible either to integrate the signature as part of a process in which a PDF is created and signed, or to use signature platforms. They allow any type of PDF upload and electronic signing after identification of the signatory.