Create digital original documents in PDF format with trace:original

Published: January 18, 2022
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In 2021 trace:original underwent improvements that made it possible to create digital original documents in a normal PDF format. This feature makes it possible to seamlessly  integrate the trace:original PDF document into your workflows, processes, and implemented electronic signature procedures.

The PDF functionality makes trace:original  documents even more useful.

With this development, integrating trace:original has become simpler. You can for instance take a PDF from your workflow, send it to your trace:original node “digital printer” instead of a physical paper printer, and “print” it as a trace:original PDF document.

You can then share the trace:original document to anyone, for example via email. The recipient can read the document as a normal PDF, and it can contain electronic signatures or electronic seals just like a normal PDF.

Examples of documents that can benefit:

  • Bank guarantees
  • Bills of exchange
  • Bills of lading
  • Certificates

The trace:original PDF document can also include structured data, which receiving computer systems can read and interpret without depending on Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. As such, this feature helps to ensure 100% secure data capturing and STP handling.

trace:original PDF documents still boast all the traits of trace:original documents such as:

  • Full auditability and traceability within the document
  • Complete data integrity secured on a public ledger
  • Free transferability
  • Free manageability and customization by the party in possession of the original
  • Proof of ownership
  • Free validationand verification
  • Singularity, which makes it possible to know who is in possession of the original

To learn more about the process of creating a trace:original PDF document, you can register for the ITFA dDOC manager demo application or contact us.