Realyst E-Signatures


E-Signature Solution For The Enterprise

Businesses achieve 70% to 80% efficiency improvements after removing manual processes to adopt digital technologies like E-Signature solutions

In the past, documents and contracts were signed manually. This is a lengthy, laborious process that could take weeks to complete.

With the advancement of the technological era, systems are becoming automated and the use of electronic and digital signatures is becoming more commonplace.

Electronic signatures are legal, their use is described and governed by the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act (ECTA) in South Africa, most countries have similar legislation.

Global Adoption of Electronic Signatures


Signing electronically is becoming ever more commonplace, driven by the benefits of:

  • Reducing risks of misuse of physical or wet signature, and ensuring documents are signed correctly
  • Improving the time to approve and conclude signed documents, from 5 days to 37 minutes (signatureit), and contracts from 32.5 days to 2 days (Ombud, PDF).
  • Creating a better customer experience (500% Ombud, PDF)
  • Ability to sign from any location
  • Improved process controls, governance, compliance and audit through the use of technology and two factor authentication
  • Ease of use for executives
  • Environmental concerns regarding excess use of paper

Use Cases, About Realyst E-Signatures


Realyst E-Signatures Use Cases Within The Organization

About Realyst E-Signatures

Realyst develops and implements Contract Lifecycle Management and Digital Signature software solutions. They provide the tools to automate the drafting, storing, signing and management of contracts for both the private and public sectors. Their two decades of experience, breadth of industries we work with, and World Class software make them the leading company in this space.

Realyst and their technical team have developed this product together with over two decades of experience in contract management.

Our track record boasts many successful implementations across various industries, major corporates and public sector entities.

Not only is our pricing competitive, our support is local, and we offer onsite implementation. Our product is tailor made and white labelled according to your specifications.

Realyst Offers Three Signature Solutions


  1. Electronic Signature

    An electronic signature can be used for the majority of documents and contracts an organisation is exposed to. Realyst E-Signature uses two way authentication for electronic signatures;

    1. An email is sent to the recipient containing a hyperlink which can be accessed from both a computer, laptop or smart device where the document is signed from
    2. Once hyperlink selected an OTP pin is generated

    This is our standard and most popular version, meets with all the requirements of the respective legislation, it is easy to use for both internal as well as external 3rd party signatories, and can be installed onsite or hosted in the cloud. An example of our electronic signature block is provided below:

    In addition to the signature block, a copy of the handwritten signature can be added. The administrator is able to see, through a dashboard, what signatures are outstanding, if there are delays. Notifications with escalations, workflow and security also forms part of the solution, as does a full audit trail.

  2. Digital Signature

    Digital signature is an electronic signature together with a certificate, issued by a CA (Certification Authority). This is defined as “ A digital code (generated and authenticated by public key encryption) which is attached to an electronically transmitted document, to verify its contents and sender identity.” Digital certificates can be used to prove that a document has not been tampered with.

  3. Advanced Digital Signature

    This is a digital signature with user verification. Each users identity is required to be authenticated against the Home Affairs database. This includes biometric and ID verification.

Realyst E-Signatures Management


All our E-Signature solutions can be customized and white labeled. These are designed to be integrated into the organisations existing software, whether its Microsoft Office, Active Directory or a document management system. Our clients have a choice of which e-signature solution or combination you wish to implement.

In addition, Realyst offers a contract lifecycle management application. This inludes contract drafting, central repository and document management, SLA management to reporting. Our CLM application is capable of managing any contract type. Integrating our two product sets offers our clients a seamless, automated process.