Austrian Startup starts cooperation with Kyocera

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©, a portfolio company of the European Super Angels Club has partnered with a leading international player in DMS. Kyocera is a global provider of information and document management services. As part of the collaboration, the Japanese corporation will team up with Sproof to offer effortless and secure digital signatures through their DMS solution.

Kyocera Workflow Manager has integrated Sproof

By integrating Sproof into its DMS solution “Kyocera Workflow Manager,” customers can now immediately benefit from a secure and legally valid signature function for any type of digital document.

Ralph Rotmann, Business Development Manager DMS/ECM at Kyocera Document Solutions, says, “Their solution is the perfect match for our DMS portfolio. It is simple, secure, intuitive to use, and integrates perfectly with our Kyocera Workflow Manager, enabling a signature process directly from the document management system.”

The collaboration between the Austrian University spin-off, Sproof, and Kyocera is also exciting for Sproof. “It is a special honor that an industry leader in DMS solutions like Kyocera relies on Sproof,” says Clemens Brunner, co-founder and CEO.

The startup, founded in Salzburg in 2020, offers a DSGVO and eiDAS compliant platform for signing digital documents. Despite fierce competition in the market, the young company has already won international clients such as Sony, thanks to its all-in-one solution and directly integrated interfaces for issuing.


Foregrounding Legal Validity and Data Protection

The eIDAS Regulation governs the requirements for digital signatures in the EU, which also determines the legal status of different types of digital signatures.

Fabian Knirsch, co-founder and CTO of Sproof, explains, “There are different ways to sign digitally: simple, advanced, and qualified. Despite the similar appearance of digital signatures on the final document, the status of each type of digital signature and its binding nature differ.” Only the “Qualified Electronic Signatures” (QES) are legally equivalent to handwritten signatures.

Data security is also crucial. Meeting the GDPR’s legal requirements for data protection is necessary, as is ensuring high-level security in IT infrastructure.

Made in Europe: The Digitization Journey

We only process documents in data centers located within the European Union,” Knirsch confirms. “We do not store any information on servers located in third countries, such as the USA, as this would not be GDPR-compliant.


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