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
  • Handling
  • Administration
  • Post
The average costs for sending and signing a paper document are around three euros. The use of a digital signature will easily be four times as cheap. If you use digital signatures, you’ll recoup your investment within a few months.

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.

A few of our success stories:

Please Payroll’s experience with electronic signatures: “Errors are a thing of the past since the introduction of digital signing” 

“You must be able to determine with certainty who you’re dealing with and which bank account is used to take out a loan”