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Top Digital Transformation Trends in 2022

Top Digital Transformation Trends in 2022 Digital transformation has been at the forefront of most companies’ minds since the start of the pandemic. The growth has been exponential and keeping up is a full-time job in itself. The pandemic dramatically changed the way most companies operated. According to research, sped up most companies’ digital transformation […]

A world without paper?

Digital Transformation – A world without paper? There is no doubt about it, we are in a digital age, but does that mean we can become a world without paper? Back in the 1970s technology pundits were convinced that within 20 years offices would be paperless. A big ask back then but now more than […]

Digital Transformation and Sustainability

Digital Transformation and Sustainability It is often thought that digital business and sustainability are mutually exclusive. However, both domains will merge as the global climate crisis worsens, with sustainability about to take centre stage on many businesses’ agendas. With digital transformation, companies can reach sustainability goals faster to avoid new problems. But, digital solutions must […]

eForms and eSignatures in a Sustainable Future

How eForms and eSignatures Help Build a Sustainable Future Digital transformation is about so much more than just saving time and money. It is also the easiest way for any business to start its sustainability journey.  One of the most overlooked areas is how eforms and esignatures help build a sustainable future. With the advent […]

Business Technology Trends 2022

Business Technology Trends 2022 With the way technology evolves so rapidly, it is important to be aware of the trends that are revolutionising business in 2022. Technology trends come and go, but these 2022 business trends are here to stay. 1. Datafication and Digitising One of the most prevalent trends in business technology in 2022 […]

eSignature Legality in South Africa

eSignature Legality in South Africa Electronic signatures in South Africa are approved under The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECTA), 2002. The South African law adheres to the European standard on electronic signatures. Any business operating in the South African market can utilise electronic signatures, and they are treated equally as their paper-based counterparts. Still, […]

10 Digital Tools a Small Business Needs to Grow

10 Digital Tools a Small Business Needs to Grow As any small business owner knows too well, time is valuable and you need to ensure that you can allocate your time to areas that matter, like growing your business. The right digital tools will help your business grow through increased efficiency provided by value-added, flexible […]

Key Benefits of Electronic Signatures

Key Benefits of Electronic Signatures In the digital era, there are certain things that have become incredibly important to us. And it’s no different when conducting business or performing transactions (of any kind). Electronic signatures offer many benefits that cover these important aspects.  Below we’ll be going through some of the key benefits that electronic […]

Benefits of Workflow Automation

Top 5 Benefits of Workflow Automation Electronic signatures and electronic forms offer many benefits. Modern businesses that embrace the Digital Age require workflow automation, and that is where Conclude steps in. Workflow automation is the way of the future, but what are the specific benefits that make it so desirable?   Transform Now Centralised Information […]

Conclude and Wacom

  Who is Wacom? Wacom is the global leader and premium manufacturer of pen displays and illustrative tablets for creative users. As a technology company, Wacom provides cutting-edge digital ink solutions for a wide range of partners. Their technologies have been incorporated into smartphones, tablets, and digital stationery. Wacom utilises its technologies to facilitate the […]

An Introduction to PKI and AATL

An Introduction to PKI and AATL   Electronic signatures are the way of the future. But as with all things digital, security is at the forefront of all potential users’ minds. When the words “electronic signature” is uttered, it is not a simple flick of a plastic stylus on an electronic pad. There are layers […]

How Electronic Signatures can help B-BBEE Verification Agencies

How Electronic Signatures can help B-BBEE Verification Agencies B-BBEE stands for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment. This is used to empower South Africa’s black entrepreneurs, afford equal job opportunities, stimulate socio-economic and enterprise development, and implement preferential procurement. In other words, B-BBEE is a significant part of the economic transformation for South Africa’s economy. Likewise, the […]

How Conclude Electronic Forms Have Helped Our Clients

How Conclude Electronic Forms Have Helped Our Clients   There are so many benefits and improvements offered from Electronic Forms, it should come as no surprise that Conclude has been able to assist many sectors. We have been able to streamline workflows and improve end-user experience through our Electronic Form Solutions. Below we will be […]

Improve Workflow with Electronic Forms and Signatures

How to Improve Workflow with Electronic Forms and Signatures Thanks to the digital age, there are almost endless benefits. You are able to improve business processes and streamline workflows like never before. And with electronic forms, you can reap some of these benefits, to save both time and money. Below we’ll be going through some […]

Tips on Securing Your Electronic Documents

Tips on Securing Your Electronic Documents Remote work, digital communication, electronic forms and electronic documents, in general, have become such a staple in the last couple of years. With that in mind, it is important to ensure you are doing what you can to protect valuable information and secure your electronic documents. To avoid them […]

What are NFTs?

What are NFTs? NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. Non-Fungible means that an item or asset has unique properties that cannot be changed or replaced. Essentially making it one-of-a-kind. While NFTs have been around since 2014, they have only recently made it into popularity and mainstream media. With around $174 million being spent on NFTs since […]

What is Cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency or “crypto” is a decentralized digital or virtual currency. It can be used to buy normal goods or services, provided that the vendor accepts cryptocurrency. However, this isn’t how crypto is mainly used nowadays. Due to the nature of anything digital, and the presence of cybercriminals, cryptocurrencies used advanced cryptography and […]

What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a relatively new technology that has seen a rise in popularity, since the introduction of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. The purpose of it is as a system of recording and storing information, in such a way that it cannot be changed, reversed, hacked or cheated. What can Blockchain be used […]

SSL/TLS Know the Differences

SSL/TLS: Know the Differences What is SSL? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. SSL was developed by Netscape in the mid-1990s, as a means to secure the online connection between a client and the server. SSL version 1.0 was never released, and SSL 2.0 and 3.0 were released in 1996 and 2008 respectively. However, SSL […]

Secure Timestamps in Digital Signatures

Secure Timestamps in Digital Signatures What is a Timestamp? A timestamp is a reliable and secure way to prove the exact time that an entry or signature was made on an electronic form document. This can be an important factor when there is a dispute on when a document was digitally signed. However, the timestamp […]

Digital / Electronic Signature FAQs

Digital / Electronic Signature FAQs What is an Electronic Signature?   An electronic signature is a means to electronically sign a document. This can be achieved with a symbol, picture or “signing” on a device, to apply the signature to an electronic document or form. What is a Digital Signature? A digital signature is a […]

Different Digital Signatures Use Cases

Different Digital Signatures Use Cases There is almost an endless number of ways one can incorporate digital signatures into your business. From frontend to backend processes, and everything in between. Allowing you to cut the costs surrounding paper-based forms and document signing, as well as streamlining your workflow processes. Digital signatures are a good step […]

How to Avoid Digital Signature Pitfalls

How to Avoid Digital Signature Pitfalls With digital signatures growing in popularity and use by the day, it’s easy to only see sunshine and roses. However, there are certain things to be on the lookout for, to ensure your digital signature solution works for you. In this week’s post, we’ll be advising you on some […]

How to Deal With Change Fatigue from Digital Transformation

How to Deal With Change Fatigue from Digital Transformation What is Change Fatigue? Change fatigue is a term often used when a business goes through big or many changes in a short time. This “fatigue” happens as employees cling to the old ways of doing things, or fear what the change may bring and cause. […]

How Digital Transformation can improve Customer Experience

How Digital Transformation can improve Customer Experience In last week’s blog, we went through some of the many benefits that Digital Transformation can have for your business. This week we will be looking more directly, into how Digital Transformation can improve customer experience, specifically, a good customer experience, as it can be the make or […]

Benefits of Implementing Digital Transformation

Benefits of Implementing Digital Transformation But why? Why is Digital Transformation so vital? Below we’re going to be looking at some of the benefits of implementing Digital Transformation can have for your business. As we all know by now, Digital Transformation is a vital step that any modern business needs to undertake. Transform Now   […]

Digital Transformation Hurdles and how to Overcome some.

How to Overcome some of Digital Transformation Hurdles Digital Transformation Hurdles and how to Overcome some fo them you might wonder? Digital Transformation can be an intimidating task to undertake. Mostly due to some of the hurdles that most businesses need to overcome to make the digital transformation successful. Below we’ll be going through some […]

Electronic and Digital Signatures Differences

Differences between Electronic and Digital Signatures With Electronic and Digital signatures becoming more and more common and known to the average person. There are still a lot of people who are unsure about certain things. In this post, we will hopefully be shedding some light on one of the main questions we get asked: “What […]

Electronic Forms as Part of Your Digital Transformation

Electronic Forms as Part of Your Digital Transformation Switching from paper-based forms to electronic forms is a good starting point for any Digital Transformation strategy.  We also know that digital transformation is a must-do, for any modern business. If you would like to know a bit more about what digital transformation is, and why it’s […]

Benefits of Electronic Forms

How will Electronic Forms Benefit your Business? The possibilities, uses and benefits of electronic forms are near endless, for modern-day businesses. Introducing eForms into your workflow processes can save you quite a bit of time and money, as well as increasing productivity, efficiency, accuracy and reliability. Below we’ll be looking at some of the benefits […]

How do Electronic Forms work?

How do Electronic Forms work? We have touched on the topic of Electronic forms or “eForms” in one of our previous blog posts. We talked about what they are, how they can benefit you and what they can be used for. However, you may still be unsure about how exactly electronic forms work, how you […]

Machine Learning

Machine Learning What is Machine Learning also known as ML? ML or as we call it ML is a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI). ML uses algorithms in order to interpret data and information and provide a predictive outcome, without being explicitly programmed to do so. AI and ML are often confused with one another, […]

Artificial Intelligence in Automation

Artificial Intelligence in Automation What is Artificial Intelligence? In its simplest form, Artificial Intelligence or AI is a field that combines computer programming and large data sets, to enable complex problem-solving. AI is the engineering of machines – mainly computer programs – to be “intelligent”. The goal of AI is to understand and mimic human […]

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation   What is Robotic Process Automation?  Robotic Process Automation or RPA, is the implementation and use of software robots or “bots” to carry out repetitive and mundane tasks that would normally be done by human input. RPA is a part of Business Process Automationthat allows you to define a set of instructions […]

Business Process Automation

Business Process Automation Business Process Automation or BPA is the implementation of technology within a business, in order to automate recurring tasks, or multistep business transactions. In order to streamline processes and reduce costs, it aims to reduce the need for human intervention in these recurring tasks. BPA differs from other forms of automation, as […]

What is Automation?

What is Automation? Automation refers to replacing repetitive or mundane tasks with technology, which can come in the form of hardware or software, where you reduce the amount of human intervention needed to carry out such tasks. It can be something as simple as a programmed on/off switch, but can also be something very complex […]

Tips for Successful Digital Transformation

Tips for successful Digital Transformation Not only do we have amazing solutions to assist you with your successful Digital Transformation, but we also have some awesome tips below…Go…Have a read! There is no denying that we are in a digital era. Since the turn of the millennium, technology has grown rapidly and with it, came […]

How Quantum Computing will affect Current Encryption Methods

How Quantum Computing will affect Current Encryption Methods What is Quantum Computing? Quantum computers work quite differently from traditional “classic” computers. Classic computers process information in binary bits, in the form of ones or zeros. However quantum computers process information through quantum bits or “ qubits”, which can be either a one, a zero or both […]

Mobile Apps and Digital Transformation

Mobile Apps and their role in Digital Transformation Digital Transformation plays a vital role for any business trying to thrive in today’s market. Whether it’s a means to connect with new or existing customers, cheaper marketing strategies or streamlining workflow processes, Digital Transformation is the way forward. Incorporating mobile apps into your Digital Transformation strategy […]

What is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)?

What is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)? What is a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)? Public key infrastructure PKI is a form of cybersecurity that helps identify people and devices that connect or interact with hardware and/or software. PKI is meant to facilitate the secure transfer of data, particularly sensitive data, such as credit card details and […]

Why do people hate recruiters?

Why do people hate recruiters? What are recruiters? Why do people hate recruiters? Let’s start the discussion with what a recruiter is… There are different types of recruiters, which have been explained nicely in the post by Marissa Peretz on Forbes, but essentially they do the same thing. A recruiter is someone hired by a […]

Current Technological Business Trends

Current Technological Business Trends…2021. It’s 2021 and it’s been over a year since COVID-19 changed the way we live, interact and run our businesses. With vaccines being administered around the world, there does seem to be a light at the end of this tunnel, however, even if COVID-19 no longer plays a role in our […]

How safe is your data? (POPIA)

How safe is your date? Read more about – Data safety and POPIA What is the POPIA? The POPIA is the Protection of Personal Information Act which sets forth the conditions which need to be followed by businesses and organisations, to protect the use, distribution, and processing of people’s personal information. The POPIA serves to […]

Tips for the B-BBEE sector

Tips for the B-BBEE sector… What is B-BBEE? B-BBEE ie Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment is a strategy developed to give opportunities to the majority of citizens in South Africa. Through employment equity, socio-economic development, preferential procurement, and enterprise development, B-BBEE aim to allow the entry of black entrepreneurs, especially in small and medium enterprises into […]

Electronic Signatures (eSignatures) can save time and money

How Electronic Signatures (eSignatures) can save you time and money… Electronic Signatures (eSignatures) have made their way into popularity over recent years – particularly over the last year, considering the way the world has had to adapt – and are slowly becoming a general consensus for signing a document, over a pen-to-paper signature. While electronic […]

e-Forms and Digital Signatures

Benefits of e-Forms and Digital Signatures in the FinTech industry… e-Forms and Digital Signatures can benefit most Financial Service providers that are continuously trying to improve their business processes. Their aim is to provide a better customer experience by digitising their processes. Adopting an electronic signature solution that makes use of digital signature technology provides […]

Electronic Forms (e-Forms) and what to know

Electronic Forms (e-Forms) – What you need to know Electronic Forms (e-Forms) and what to know… We all know what a form is. A document that requires the person to fill in the information in specified fields. For a long time forms have come physically, using pen-to-paper-based methods – and are still used today. Whether […]

Electronic and Digital Signatures

Electronic and Digital Signatures – Knowing your buzz words! Electronic and Digital Signatures, the new “norm” as we know it? Signatures have been a part of society for almost as long as civilization itself. Signing is an accepted method of confirmation whether it is an artist declaring their work, a binding agreement, or even receiving a package. The evolution of cryptography […]

Digital Transformation uses Technology

 What is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation uses Technology! “Digital Transformation” is one of those terms that people bandy about so often you feel as though you should know what it means. At the same time, it’s used so broadly that it seems almost meaningless!  So,  what is it really about? In short, digital transformation is […]

The Legality of Digital Signatures in South Africa

The Legality of Digital Signatures in South Africa The legality of digital signatures in South Africa can be discussed by stating that they may seem like new technology, but they have been around since the 1970s!  Digital signatures are legally binding under South Africa’s ECT Act, which firmly establishes their legal status. The Past The first “primitive” form of digital signatures was developed […]

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