French Ministries Choose DocuSign as Part of Drive to Digitize Administrative Procedures

PARIS, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its 2020 Digital France initiative (2020 France numérique Plan), the French government has chosen DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) for eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) to support its move to 100% digital processes. The adoption of new 100% digital measures by the French Government will help simplify access to public services across several administrations.

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With DocuSign, the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry will benefit from:

  • Enhanced Trust DocuSign delivers a range of RGS certificates compliant with French and European regulations. The use of these certificates for digital signature of documents, strong user authentication, and for transaction timestamping provides optimal security to electronic exchanges.
  • Simplified and Accelerated Processing Times – DocuSign will accelerate transactions with a faster and easier way to conduct exchanges with and between the public administrations.
  • Savings – Moving to 100% digital processes, costs associated with paper processes like printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents, as well as manual rekeying of data supplied in paper documents, will be significantly reduced.

"We're proud to have the French Ministries' trust in DocuSign," said Pascal Colin, VP and Managing Director, DocuSign France. "The French Government has reaffirmed its commitment to support the development of digital transactions for public services and is working with DocuSign to provide trusted eServices to simplify our citizens' lives."

The French ministries represent a huge market for secured digital solutions and paperless processes. As part of the project, DocuSign will supply RGS 2* electronic certificates compliant with the General Security frame of Reference  (known by the French acronym RGS – as "Référentiel Général de Sécurité") to protect public service transactions, with the aim of increasing usage of online services.

The issuance of RGS 2* security certificates will strengthen public trust in the eServices provided by a growing number of government and public administrations, as well as promoting interaction among the digital services provided between the different ministries. For more information, visit



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