May 7, 2009
For at least thirty years, people have talked about the "paperless office." With cloud-based services, it may finally be possible. Yet, for many organizations, a major hang-up is contracts, which require ink signatures. In our first public API report, sponsored by DocuSign, we looked at electronic signature platforms. Specifically, we examined the features and developer friendliness of e-signature APIs, which allow non-ink signatures to be automated and integrated into business processes. Without a doubt, e-signatures are a growing field, as evidenced by the recent acquisition of EchoSign by Adobe.
Versium, big data solution provider, has opened access to its LifeData platform via the Versium Analytics API. The LifeData platform captures data created by customer and enterprise transactions. After capture, Versium consolidates massive volumes of customer and enterprise data and produces insights rarely understood without a powerful big data engine. API access to LifeData platform allows companies to utilize Versium's matching algorithms and verification technology within existing tools and applications.
The trouble with building mobile computing applications is that end users have little tolerance when it comes to how they expect those applications to behave. Never mind the fact that mobile applications are amongst some of the most challenging to create; the second somebody has a less than optimal experience they're off to another application. Needless to say, that puts a lot of pressure on mobile application developers.