I'm looking for ideas how to resolve a business need for digital signatures. For context, I'm an Excel / Access VBA developer with little experience in digital signatures other than the solutions present in the latest versions of Office and Adobe Acrobat, so this one is well outside my experience!
My client has some internal forms which are created in Excel. These forms require management sign-off and until now physical signatures have been used. The problem is that often the required signatories are overseas so delays have arisen in the overall process.
To this end, the client has asked whether we can find a digital signature solution that fulfils the following criteria:
enables asynchronous, multi-entry signing service on each individual document required - there will be between 3 and 6 signatories required each time, and these must be able to sign in any order, concurrently or otherwise
able to support signatures on either documents in Excel form or as PDFs
once signed, the document must remain a single document containing all signatures (rather than creating a document per signatory)
must be able to track signature progress from central office
must issue notifications to required signatories
finally (and to my mind the most tricky requirement) the solution must allow for access and signing functions for users via company smartphones. This is essential, as when overseas the managers in question are usually not based in an office but rather are out on construction sites or at supplier facilities
So, I wondered if anyone here could suggest software that could fulfil these requirements?
If you need any more information about the way the software would be used, please let me know and I'll update the post.
Many thanks in advance for your time!