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#1 freerunjustin

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:34 PM

Hi there. I'm just about to start on implementing the BRC Agents & Brokers Standard for my company. I've trawled around forums but can't find anything 100% relevant to my question.

 

We're a small company, only 4 of us, and I was hoping to implement the standard in as paperless way as possible. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to digitally authorize/sign new versions of controlled documents without paying for something like docusign.

 

Would an exchange of emails with links to the document in question be enough?

 

Thank you!



#2 BrummyJim

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:59 PM

If you're using electronic document/workflow management software, it should be able to do all that for you. I believe MS Sharepoint has this facility.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:14 PM

Thanks BrummyJim. 

 

We're not using any doc/workflow management software and we're trying to avoid ongoing costs/subscription fees.

 

I guess and emailed authorization is not good enough?



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 03:22 PM

There are many free doc management packages out there. Try http://uk.pcmag.com/...oftware-of-2016 for ideas. You probably won't need much of the functionality, but it would make your life easier to go paperless.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 03:25 PM

Thank you BrummyJim. I appreciate the help and suggestions!



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:57 PM

The newest microsoft office suite allows you to add locked signatures that can't be removed. Look for some tutorials online and you may not need any new software.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Thank you Earth20!



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 02:46 PM

Hi,

 

it depends...

If you want to create legally binding electronic signatures you have to fulfill the legal requirement layed down in the regulation (e.g. for Europe, in more detail in a e.g. German law.)

 

All what is mentioned above is suitable e.g. for internal workflows, but not if you involve your supplier in the workflow IMEX.

 

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