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DELIVERS AUSTRALIA'S FIRST
COMMERCIAL DIGITAL SIGNATURE
TO SMALL BUSINESS
Signatures Gives Small Businesses Easy-to-use,
Reliable and Secure digital-signatures, Anywhere, Anytime
Australia,- June 2001 - VillageMall®, the
of Web-based applications for small business, today launched the
its first digital signature service "V-Sign". V-Sign™
provides Australia's first electronic signature service based on
industry standard XML signatures.
businesses can for the first time have access to technology
capabilities before the "big end of town".
A web-based application like this allows business to
conduct electronic business in exactly the same manner as the
paper world, using existing business processes. As an
example, a signed purchase order, which reflects the
authorisation and control measures of each businesses, is the basis for trust between business for as long as most of us can
remember. Technology has tried to replace this with shopping
carts, and passwords, but the resultant inherent lack of
"trust" has been a limiting factors for its usage.
VillageMall puts "trust" back into business transactions
by using technology to support 'tried and proven' business
Charles Moore, managing Director of VillageMall.
“We are re-enforcing the ceremony associated with
signatures; it is common practice for all cheques to be signed by
two or more officers of the company, with V-Sign multiple signatures can be performed electronically".
focus is not on technology, but
how to exploit the technology to assist the bottom line -cash flow;
as only a small business owner would understand."
in May 1999, VillageMall will become a leader in the outsourced
small business application space with its release of WebLedger and
transactions, legally binding agreements or
contracts, direct financial transactions, among other things, need
to be signed and authenticated, as they have been for centuries
using pen and paper. Our XML based
V-Sign™ replaces the paper with XML technologies and the pen
with Digital signatures. It uses VillageMall
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and hardware certificate-based digital
signatures, including signature verification over the Internet to
ensure the integrity of the digital signatures.
excellent integrity, signer authentication, and will
help support non-repudiation using existing case law for all
your business transactions, unlike message based (SMIME) or
link based security (SSL) products V-Sign™
security services are bound to your business transactions. Electronic
versions of Purchase Orders, and quotations are some of the most essential
applications of digital signatures today. Digital XML-signatures can be
easily located within digital versions of your existing forms, so that the person filling
in-the form can easily see the connection with the signature and
the signed information. This ability for the exact information on
the screen to be signed is essential for establishment of trust
between trading parties, this is what makes V-Sign different from
existing security services.
is based on the upcoming standard of the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
is an integral part of VillageMall WebLedger,
and is available to all WebLedger customers at no additional
WebLedger is available to small businesses, only through accounting
largest benefit of an application like WebLedger is the increased
opportunities for an accountant and business owner to communicate.
Interaction, within the WebLedger system, with real-time
data access, allows for valuable business
advice and consultation to occur, thus helping businesses succeed.
your local accountant and ask about how VillageMall WebLedger and V-Sign can help
your business today.
is a pioneer,
in developing secure
next generation Internet
applications for small
is a privately held company, founded in 1999 and is headquartered in
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the company Web site at www.Villagemall.com.au.
us for details of a free online purchase-order demo.