Berne, 27 February 2015
With the new “All-in Signing Service” from Swisscom, customers simply enter a PIN code into their mobile phones to sign confirmations, contracts and statements of intent that previously required a handwritten signature. Electronic solutions to date often involved a switch between media, with the signature itself still handwritten on a paper printout, which would then be sent by post, or scanned and e-mailed. Recipients would then have to re-digitise the data.
In future, businesses can simply link their applications and websites to the Swisscom All-In Signing Service for end-to-end digital mapping of their processes: customers can then take out insurance or order and sign a mobile contract online, for example, with no switch between media. Mobile ID uniquely identifies the signer, while the All-In Signing Service creates a secure and unique electronic signature. Adrian Humbel, Head of Security Solutions, explains: “Mobile ID is an important building block in the digitisation of business processes. In combination with the signature service, it allows costly and time-consuming intermediate steps to be avoided and is faster as a result.”
International auditors KPMG have certified the Swisscom All-in Signing Service as compliant with federal law on electronic signatures (Swiss Signatures Act) and the ETSI TS 419.241 European standard. That makes the All-in Signing Service a first in facilitating the creation of ZertES electronic signatures with the help of a mobile phone.
With the All-in Signing Service, customers only need a Mobile ID-enabled SIM card. Mobile ID is available to Swisscom, Orange and Sunrise customers.