Digital signature with legal validity for the digitization of transport transactions

100% Digital Transport. 100% Paperless Transport

12 Feb 2020
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The digital signature is an increasingly frequent procedure in the daily management of companies. It is used so that, in a secure and encrypted way, documents can be signed digitally and are just as valid as if they had been signed in person.

A digital signature is a specific technical implementation of electronic signatures through the application of cryptographic algorithms.

Thanks to its inclusion, speed and problem resolution, its implementation procedures have been streamlined and it also allows organizations to develop the paperless system.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, 7 out of 10 companies in Spain use digital signatures, both in their informative and commercial communications.

Spain began to implement the first legislation in 2003 on Digital Signature (Law 59/2003, on electronic signature) to regulate the electronic signature, its legal effectiveness and the provision of certification services. And from here they have been developing little by little in Spain and in different sectors such as transport.


The implementation of digital signatures in the transport sector

The digital signature allows to comply with the most demanding legal requirements by offering the highest levels of security on the identity of each signatory and the authenticity of the documents.

This system has digital IDs based on valid certificates that come from accredited suppliers and has the ability to operate solely through the mobile device without the need to use paper in their itineraries, turning the entire process into a 100% digital flow.

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Advantages of digital signature

Among the countless advantages of digital signatures, four characteristics stand out above the rest: agility and speed in the processes, security, paper reduction and cost savings.

  • Electronic documents allow to speed up the delivery and pick-up processes and to be more efficient in transportation operations.
  • Greater reliability and security in information processing and document management.
  • Cost reduction due to the elimination of paper, its custody and storage.
  • Reduced environmental impact and increased commitment to corporate social responsibility with 100% paperless transportation
  • Reduction in administrative processes and agility in billing processes.
  • Allows you to audit document signatures quickly.
  • It gives the company an image of innovation.
  • Increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.
  • It saves time: you can distribute, view and sign any document completely online.

A 100% paperless company with digital signature

The digital signature also allows companies to develop the paperless system, a concept that has been possible to apply in organizations thanks to the digital transformation that the business sector is undergoing.

To adapt to this paper reduction, it is important for companies to understand that reducing the use of physical documents implies an improvement in the time required to organize, classify, store and transport files.

It has also enabled organizations to reduce the use of paper for environmental and economic reasons. More and more organizations are making a commitment to social development and environmental protection. In fact, the latter has become a fundamental pillar of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of companies.

The digital signature in the transportation sector is a great advance that allows flexibility and guarantee in the management, being essential the level of customer satisfaction in all actions performed. With it, security is armored.


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Lola Hurtado

Marketing Manager at FIELDEAS

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