Electronic signatures and archives are they 'breaking new ground' today? (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


The massive switch to homeworking in 2020 was an accelerator for many technologies and possibilities, including eSignatures and eArchiving.  For companies, there are significant benefits in being able to legally sign documents electronically (and thus 'from a distance'), and to maintain a reliable archive of official and legal documents.


At this N-sight, let's take a look at the options companies have today. FPS Economy will start us off by highlighting the regulatory angle. Then we'll look at two real-life examples, as Partena adds eSignatures to its payroll tools and the city of Ghent shares the challenges of digital signatures in the public sector.









This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.






13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 eSignature and eArchiving – Let’s get digital!


Jennifer Goessens will take us through the current legal framework for electronic signatures and electronic archiving. Discover the tools and possibilities that the eIDAS Regulation and the Belgian legislation are providing for electronic document signing, contract finalisation and archiving.


Jennifer Goessens, Attaché Legal Expert, FPS Economy (English)


14:10 Case: eSignatures at Partena – benefits, points of attention and next steps


Following the 2014 fusion, Partena found itself with two payroll tools. Find out about the company’s journey to digitise - and especially to centralise - its affiliation tool on the internal Salesforce CRM, so that affiliation documents being used by the payroll tools could be updated.


The results: time and quality savings, combined with data security and storage that meet GDPR obligations and Partena’s internal SOC1 quality standards.


Carol Wojcik, Regional Sales Manager Operations, Partena (French)


14:40 Case: Digital signatures in Ghent: obstacles and solutions


In 2015, the city of Ghent started its first major initiative towards a centralised solution for digital signatures. After overcoming the initial obstacles, a growing number of departments now use the platform. In parallel with this roll-out, a search was launched end of 2019 to find the solution that best matches the growing user expectations. We’ll discover the approach, the obstacles and solutions to Ghent’s initiative over the past 5 years.


Bart Sautois, Head of Package solutions, District09 (English)


15:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Wrap up & end


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.