Silanis Technology, a Montreal-based electronic signature vendor, has announced a partnership with document automation technology provider Thunderhead (Hertfordshire, United Kingdom). Under the partnership, Silanis will provide e-signature process management capabilities to all documents generated by the Thunderhead NOW customer communication management solution, thus enabling documents produced by the product to be electronically signed with a high level of compliance and control.
According to a press release, documents and contracts can be created on an ad-hoc basis via Thunderhead NOW and sent to Silanis' Approvelt Web Server 3.0 solution for presentation and signing. Alternatively, the joint solution can be integrated with an organization's underwriting, policy administration or other transactional business system for automated document production.
Thunderhead NOW, based on XML and open standards, pulls information from a carrier's core business applications and then assembles and produces documents and correspondence according to predefined business rules. Silanis' Approvelt Web Server 3.0 solution, meanwhile, is an e-signature process management tool that enforces business, legal, regulatory and IT requirements.
"The combined Silanis and Thunderhead offering ... provides a highly-scalable, rules-based solution for managing effective communications and ensuring efficient, compliant processes -- from the moment messages are sent to customers to promote a product or service to when their signatures are captured in contracts and other documents to seal the deal," Dr. Robert Al-Jaar, chief technology officer and executive vice president of product management at Silanis, said in the release.