Can I save costs with digital signing?
The costs that are saved when documents are signed digitally, are primarily the costs for:
- Paper and ink
Paper and ink
A digital signature ensures that documents no longer need to be printed unnecessarily before being signed with a ‘wet’ signature. The costs incurred by the use of paper and ink can therefore be reduced considerably.
The tasks that must be performed during the signing process on paper are a lot more elaborate and time-consuming than with a signing process that is fully digitized. With a digital signature you no longer need to unnecessarily scan, print and send documents via post/email. With a few mouse clicks, a document can be sent digitally for signing and be digitally signed in a legally valid manner.
No unnecessary storage costs of thick stacks of paper or loss of time due to searching. When documents are signed digitally, signed documents can be stored in a central location immediately and will be easily searchable. Retyping in the back office (with the associated chance of errors) is also a thing of the past.
When sending a paper document by post, you’ll be 0.78 euro out of pocket just for the stamp. Add to this the costs of the above-mentioned items and you’ll end up with an amount of around 3 euro for sending and signing a paper document.