Universign electronic signature
Make your life easier: sign electronically
Signed electronic documents are now admissible as proof on the same basis as paper-based documents. In other words, theres no need to print documents to sign them: just use electronic signatures!
Electronic (or digital) signatures are to digital documents what hand signatures are to paper documents: like paper signatures, their sole objective is to show third parties that a digital document was approved by an identified person. It is a reliable commitment mechanism that relies on cryptographic techniques.
Our electronic signature solutions
Universign is an easy-to-use online electronic signature solution. It lets you sign any type of electronic contractual document.
Depending on your requirements, you can use this platform to:
1 Get documents signed online
Using the Universign site, you can get your contacts to sign PDF documents from our platform by sending them "signature requests" by email. This mode can be accessed directly after signing up on our site and does not require any integration.
2 Build electronic signature into your website
Accessible through a Web Service, this function lets you add a "Sign" button to your website and lets visitors to your website sign any type of document in PDF format. Thanks to our documented API (Application Programming Interface), electronic signature is as easy to build into your website as an online payment service.
3 Automate your organisation's signature
The server stamp can be compared to an electronic corporate stamp. It lets you sign large numbers of outbound documents on behalf of your legal entity (companies, administrations, associations).
Regardless of how you use Universign, you will benefit from major functions to dematerialise your signature processes worry-free.
Signing PDF documents
Convert your documents to PDF to sign them with Universign. It is a universal, standardised format that can be read by anyone with the free Adobe Reader software. The PDF format is ideal for archiving office automation documents and lets you embed several electronic signatures.
Signatures recognised in Adobe Reader
PDF documents electronically signed with Universign are automatically checked and approved each time the signed documents are opened in Adobe® Acrobat® and Reader®.
Timestamping certified within the means of the ETSI TS 102-023
Every signature systematically comes with certified timestamping that guarantees the documents dating and the absence of changes over time.
Insertion of visual stamps with each signature
Electronic signatures are materialised by one or more images positioned where you want them on the signed document.
Hand signing using the mouse
So as not to disrupt old habits, Universign lets you simply add digitized hand signing to the document. The signatory draws their signature with the mouse or fingertip if they are using a tablet.
Multiple signatories, multiple documents
Universign orchestrates the signing of several documents by several signatories. Like in a signature book, documents from the same bundle are presented one after the other to each signatory who then signs them in turn.
Simple signature or sign using any certificate
If you dont have a certificate, select "simple signature". If you do have a certificate, Universign will automatically detect the certificate on the workstation and offer to use it.
Documents archived free of charge
We retain your signed documents with their proof in secret and at no additional cost in our archive service with probative value as long as you are a customer with us.
Need more information? Then discover all our signature services in detail:
Get documents signed
For Simply collecting a signature. Load the PDF document, invite, sign!
Example of use: order form signature.
Integrate the signature to your site
For integrating electronic signing of documents into your Website or Extranet.
Example of use: online contracts.
For bulk signing of large volumes of documents.
Example of use: signing invoices.