The Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA), the premier trade association representing electronic signature adopters and providers, recently welcomed several new members including Citibank, Communication Intelligence Corporation (CIC), Corporation Service Company (CSC), Decision Dynamics Corporation, DocuTech and ViewSonic.
ESRA’s new members range from financial institutions like Citibank, to innovative technology providers such as CIC, a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for the financial industry and a recognized leader in biometric signature verification.
“Continually improving our customers’ experience is a key objective at Citi,” said Gary Herzfeld, Core Operations Managing Director at Citibank. “We believe that electronic signatures and records will help our customers make transactions faster, more efficient and secure. We are glad to be part of an organization that drives policies related to these practices to further their adoption.”
ESRA membership is open to organizations and trade associations across any vertical. Members receive access to the latest news and regulatory updates regarding electronic signatures and records as well as the opportunity to become involved in various public policy initiatives. Participating in ESRA-hosted events throughout the year also enables members to understand the prevailing eSignature initiatives to better direct their organizations’ efforts accordingly. Most recently, ESRA board members visited the U.S. Capitol to discuss the adoption of electronic signatures and records while developing relationships with various members of congress and staff discussing various public policy initiatives.
“The future of electronic signatures is here, as preparing, sending, signing and managing documents electronically has become a necessity in today’s business world,” said Steve Bisbee, membership chair for ESRA and president and CEO of eOriginal. “ESRA’s growing membership is a true testament to the increasing desire among businesses to learn how they can apply e-signatures within their organizations. ESRA empowers them to understand the laws associated with their particular industry, the applicable best practices and to become familiar with the most innovative technology providers.”
These and other new members will join longstanding members at ESRA’s Summer Members Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Chicago. Membership across several industries—financial services, mortgage, insurance, automotive, healthcare, government and more—will gather to share business cases, applications and public policy updates surrounding e-signatures and records.