Lost paperwork, forged signatures and ruined copies can now be a thing of the past if your school decides to adopt electronic signatures. It’s common knowledge that schools rack up quite a bit of these between permissions slips, IEPs and so on.
We can all agree that the time and efforts of teachers, as well as administrators, can be better used elsewhere. By using a tool like LINQ to capture signatures electronically, your school will save time and money while keeping documents more secure than their paper equivalent.
Let’s take a look at three basic reasons your district should use electronic signatures.
If you have a device with internet access, you can use an electronic signature. The process is so easy that it’s accessible to anyone and saves everyone time.
It’s also more convenient. When sending out forms to parents, faculty, suppliers, or other companies that work with your school, everyone is working within a different time frame. Sending an electronic signature is immediate, meaning no time will ever be lost due to paperwork.
Instead of printing off a document, sending it to the correct party, having them sign it, scan it, and send it back before repeating the process with others, you can get all the signatures you need within seconds.
Streamlining these processes will keep everyone in the loop and able to complete the process in a timelier manner than waiting for the fax to come through. Any time you can add speed and convenience to a process, you’re making it that much more likely to be a successful one.
Every district knows the struggle of needing to tighten up the annual budget. The time savings made possible by using electronic signatures is one way that your schools can save some cash. Plus, the savings on postage, envelopes, paper, and ink from printing forms will undoubtedly add up.
Without the need to archive, shred or store records, your teachers and staff can focus on more important things, like improving the student learning experience. Many schools have even cut down on the amount of printers and scanners in their schools because they simply no longer need them.
Yes, you read that right! Think about all the ways papers can get lost, stolen, forged or tampered with. Using an encrypted electronic signature means that there is traceable evidence of who signed it and when and where, a data trail that is far more valid than a piece of paper. Also, having signatures on file establishes a way to certify that future e-signatures are credible.
By modernizing the way in which you conduct daily school operations, your district runs efficiently so your administration is better able to serve students. Which is, of course, our main goal.
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