e-SignLive Expands into New Markets with IBM Cloud

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ARMONK, N.Y. and MONTREAL - 29 Jun 2015: e-SignLive by Silanis has capitalized on its strategic relationship with IBM (NYSE: IBM) Cloud to bring its e-signature software to six new key international markets by the end of 2015. This global expansion, enabled by IBM Cloud’s growing network of data centers, will support e-SignLive‘s 300 percent increase in worldwide usage over the past year and position the company as the e-signature vendor with the most cloud locations globally.

Beginning in Australia and continuing through Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Brazil, both public and private instances of e-SignLive will be available on IBM Cloud’s SoftLayer infrastructure to support global e-signature adoption and meet customers’ data requirements in regulated markets.

The flexibility of e-SignLive on IBM Cloud will allow organizations to scale operations quickly, both locally and globally, using the most secure and compliant solutions available on the market. This allows both commercial and government organizations to respond quickly to the increasing demand for improved service and customer experience by enabling users to electronically sign from anywhere, anytime, on any device.

“As the leader for e-signatures in regulated markets, including banking, insurance and government, our customers have identified in-country data residency as an important factor in taking their businesses digital,” said e-SignLive CEO, Tommy Petrogiannis. “IBM Cloud offers a level of transparency and granular control that is key for customers who find it important to know exactly where their data resides in detail, right down to the city, data center and even the serial number of the server.”

Both organizations know that global adoption requires on-the-ground support to get businesses up and running on the solution, which is why e-SignLive is working with IBM’s team of consultants to ensure successful implementations of worldwide e-SignLive instances.

“Our global network of IBM Cloud data center locations, along with on-the-ground expertise, will provide customers with the best support and the most reliable availability, security and performance for their local and worldwide business transactions,” said Jim Comfort, general manager of cloud services for IBM.

The announcement follows joint successes of e-SignLive on IBM Cloud, including leading Canadian financial services organizations Tangerine Bank and FundSERV, which are using the public cloud, and a leading Australian bank, which is using a private instance.

As businesses seek to improve their customer experience and go completely digital, they are embracing the increased agility that e-SignLive and IBM Cloud deliver. Further, with e-SignLive’s existing customers expanding their use of e-signatures each year, this solution will grow with their global needs across different geographic markets and regulatory jurisdictions, making IBM Cloud a strategic choice for future growth.

IBM total cloud revenue --- covering public, private and hybrid engagements ---was $7.7 billion over the previous 12 months at the end of March 2015; it grew more than 60 percent in first quarter 2015. IBM’s cloud delivered as a service business, a subset of the total, includes SoftLayer’s infrastructure offerings.

About e-SignLive™ by Silanis

Businesses of all sizes choose e-SignLive™ by Silanis when electronic signatures matter. Nearing one billion documents processed each year, e-SignLive™ is the most widely used e-signature solution in the world and ranked a leader by analyst firms. Organizations of all sizes, including top banks, insurers, credit providers, pharmaceutical and government agencies, trust e-SignLive to run their core business processes and take their businesses digital through innovations in mobile technology, electronic evidence, analytics and personalization. On premises or in the cloud, e-SignLive delivers the best customer experience while providing the strongest legal protection and regulatory compliance. Learn more at www.silanis.com.

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