Cegedim and iSign Extend Exclusive EU Partnership
SAN JOSE, CA, February 21, 2018 – iSign Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN”) (OTC Pink: ISGN), a leading supplier of electronic signature and other software solutions enabling secure, cost-effective and paperless management of contracts and other document-based transactions, today announced the extension of its partnership with Cegedim SA (“Cegedim”) (EURONEXT: CGM), an innovative technology and services company and a leading European player in electronic invoicing, global payments and the digitization of paper-based business processes across all business sectors.
In an agreement signed earlier this month, the minimum term of the exclusive partnership between Cegedim and iSIGN has been extended for an additional three years to January 2026. The electronic signature technology provided by iSIGN is fully integrated in a number of Cegedim solutions and is currently in production with several major European-based companies. These integrations enable Cegedim to provide both standalone e-signature solutions and to power a groundbreaking electronic payment service that seamlessly handles transactions from purchase orders and invoices to scheduling and fulfillment of payments.
“Over the past several years, iSIGN has worked closely with Cegedim to integrate electronic signatures into a number of our key market offerings and to deliver custom solutions for some large corporations,” said Jean-Marie Simon, director of global payments for Cegedim. “Over 2017, we have more than tripled the transaction volume for our joint offering, in comparison to 2016, and have contracted approximately 100 customers to our e-signature related services. While the volume remains relatively low, we have over 40 customers in production and at different points of their respective rollouts, and believe that we will experience significant acceleration in the number of transactions over 2018 and beyond.”
“We are extremely pleased with our relationship with Cegedim, the leading European e-invoicing network,” said Philip Sassower, co-chairman and chief executive officer for iSIGN. “Cegedim and iSIGN share the view that the expansion of e-signature in Europe is gaining momentum and we look forward to our mutual financial success over the coming years.”
iSIGN (formerly known as Communication Intelligence Corporation or CIC) is a leading provider of digital transaction management (DTM) software enabling fully digital (paperless) business processes. iSIGN’s solutions encompass a wide array of functionality and services, including electronic signatures, simple-to-complex workflow management and various options for biometric authentication. These solutions are available across virtually all enterprise, desktop and mobile environments as a seamlessly integrated software platform for both ad-hoc and fully automated transactions. iSIGN’s software platform can be deployed both on-premise and as a cloud-based service, with the ability to easily transition between deployment models. iSIGN is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit our website at www.isignnow.com. iSIGN’s logo is a trademark of iSIGN.
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is an innovative technology and services company in the field of digital data flow management for healthcare ecosystems and B2B, and a business software publisher for healthcare and insurance professionals. Cegedim employs more than 4,200 people in more than 10 countries and generated revenue of €427 million in 2017. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM). To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com, and follow Cegedim on Twitter @CegedimGroup, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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