User ConfigurationsBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2008-07-31 Email Print
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Users will need to configure the client with the appropriate credentials. Here, DocuSign offers tools to create valid electronic signature elements, which are protected by several layers of encryption. Digital signature credentials are managed by the product's "Role Sets" applet, which maintains digital signature associates and incorporates password protection to guarantee user identity. All workflow transactions have an auditable time line, which verifies who has routed what to whom and why.
One of the more interesting aspects of the routing process is the use of definable rules. Here, contract administrators have granular control over the progress of a contract, allowing certain steps to be accomplished only after the requirements of the defined rules are met. Those rules can be as simple as requiring a signature before routing or as complex as notifications combined with required form elements and time-sensitive actions.