SAP Digital Signature


What is SAP Digital Signature?

With electronic signatures (e-signatures) often now having the same legal status as a handwritten signature, organizations need to ensure that they provide digital signature solutions that comply with the appropriate laws and regulations applicable to each party. There is also an expectation that these solutions offer support for ad hoc use cases, flexible workflows, integration with commercial business applications, as well as support for custom applications.

What is SAP Digital Signature?

With electronic signatures (e-signatures) often now having the same legal status as a handwritten signature, organizations need to ensure that they provide digital signature solutions that comply with the appropriate laws and regulations applicable to each party. There is also an expectation that these solutions offer support for ad hoc use cases, flexible workflows, integration with commercial business applications, as well as support for custom applications.

SAP’s digital signature solution, called SAP Signature Management by DocuSign, provides electronic signature capabilities so that people inside and outside an organization to electronically access, sign, and send documents anywhere and on any device. This is a software-as-a-service solution that uses a cloud deployment which facilitates connection from any web browser, and comes with built in connections to most SAP applications.

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Optimize SCM Business Processes by Implementing Digital Signatures. Digital signature functionality is designed to reduce the number of printed documents that need to be signed, and to facilitate the completion of signed documents when the parties involved are unable to physically exchange documents. Digital signatures can do everything from confirm decisions within the quality management module of an SAP ERP system, validate shift reports in the plant maintenance module, or confirm process parameters. This article discusses how an organization can configure and implement digital signatures within their SAP systems.

Inside a Multi-Phased SAP Digitization Journey. Varian Medical Systems recently underwent a significant digitization journey. One of the key components of this was converting from handwritten to digital signatures within their engineering change management solution. Varian used a SAP PLM component called SAP Engineering Change Management in order to revamp and automate the engineering change process. This was critical because, as a medical company, they needed to make sure that, for any kind of engineering change, the necessary approvals and signatures are in place. This reflects the importance of digital signature solutions to streamlining day to day processes.

Demystify Digital Signature Configuration for Faster Approvals. Digital signatures allow people to send documents electronically, reducing the time and saving money in many instances. But to ensure that digital signatures on documents are authentic and secure, it’s important to ensure that everything is configured correctly in SAP Solution Manager. This article walks through the configuration process and explains how organizations can set up electronic signing in less than 10 steps.

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  1. Optimize SCM Business Processes by Implementing Digital Signatures

    Published: 27/July/2012

    Reading time: 13 mins

    ManagementThe ability to digitally sign and approve documents in an SAP system improves organizational efficiencies as well reducing the amount of paper used, thus saving money and natural resources. Digital signatures are offered in several areas of an SAP system, most notably in Production Planning for Process Industries, quality management, plant maintenance, Document Management System,...…

  2. Configure Digital Signatures in SAP Solution Manager

    ManagerLearn the essentials of digital signature configuration in this overview and basic guide to digital signature setup in SAP Solution Manager. Key Concept A digital signature is an electronic signature that is part of a document header. It enables users to transmit digital documents and official signatures without physically signing the document. The digital signature...…

  3. Optimize Electronic Signatures in Your Company’s Procurement Process

    Published: 10/January/2013

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Discover how to implement electronic signatures into purchasing documents. Learn the steps involved in implementing e-signatures into SAP purchasing documents. Learn how to store signatures in Business Document Server graphics and then append signatures into forms. Key Concept Electronic signatures are about capturing images of buyers’ signatures, storing them in a repository, and appending them...…

  4. How to Configure and Implement Shift Notes and Shift Reports in PP and PM: Part 2

    Learn how to configure and implement shift reports in your SAP system for resources, work centers, and equipment and functional locations. Review common shift report functionality, such as using digital signatures to validate and authenticate the content of shift reports, sending shift reports by email to all stakeholders, printing them out, and performing TREX-based keyword...…

  5. Implement Better Controls Over Your Master Data with ECM

    See how to configure Engineering Change Management (ECM) to exert greater controls, checks, and balances on your master data creation process. Key Concept Engineering Change Management (ECM) is a tool that companies can use to gain better visibility, as well as to provide checks and balances, over the master data creation process. ECM does that...…

  6. Demystify Digital Signature Configuration for Faster Approvals

    ManagerDigital signatures enable you to send documents electronically, thereby avoiding time lost to physically mailing signed documents. To ensure that the digital signatures on your documents are authentic and secure, it is important that you understand all the SAP Solution Manager configuration steps involved. This article breaks down the complex process for creating master documents...…

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  9. Clarifying Issues Pertaining to SAP Bank Communication Management

    Get answers to some questions about SAP Bank Communication Management that aren’t available in standard SAP documentation. Key Concept SAP Bank Communication Management is an SAP functionality used to process payments and bank statements. SAP Bank Communication Management is a functionality added to assist accounting, treasury, and accounts payable departments with better processing of incoming...…

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