Bluebeam, Inc. makes smart, simple desktop, mobile and cloud solutions for paperless workflows that leverage the PDF format. Bluebeam’s award-winning PDF creation, markup, editing and collaboration solutions are used by the world’s top architecture, engineering and construction firms, as well as oil and gas companies, manufacturers, government agencies and municipalities. There is also a strong following among tablet PC users, students and educators, accountants and even lawyers.
Bluebeam Revu, combined with the use of digital certificates issued by IdenTrust, can:
- Replace wet signatures with non-repudiable, digital signatures bound to an individual’s identity and company affiliation
- Eliminate paper by utilizing auditable digital-signatures applied to electronic documents
- Streamline processes and compress timelines by utilizing online distribution and document routing
The multi-threaded process of signing, sealing and submitting plans to a State Department of Transportation can be time consuming, paper intensive, resource draining and error prone. To minimize these headaches and achieve business efficiencies, many professional engineering firms incorporate the use of IdenTrust digital certificates with Bluebeam Revu.
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Digital signing of PDF documents within Bluebeam Revu is one of the most common uses for an IdenTrust digital certificate. Each digital signature placed on a document is independently validated to approve the document in its current state. If changes are made to the document after the digital signature is placed, the status of previous signatures change accordingly.
Using IdenTrust as the Certification Authority makes it easy to verify your identity to other parties, bypassing the need for pre-established mutual trust. Just as a driver’s license or passport identifies you in a face-to-face transaction, an IdenTrust digital certificate identifies you in an online transaction.
IGC Medium Assurance Affiliated Certificates allow individuals to authenticate themselves as an employee of a valid business in government transactions to digitally sign PDFs and other types of documents, encrypt and sign emails, and gain access to restricted government web sites. IGC Medium Assurance Affiliated certificates are available with either software or hardware storage options. Use of an IGC digital certificate within Bluebeam Revu ensures authenticity and accountability of transactions done within the software.
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An important distinction between a digital signature and an electronic signature is that the latter is not validated for authenticity to the signer’s identity. An electronic signature is simply an electronic representation of an anonymous autograph or an online action to indicate approval; a digital signature contains a unique digital ID, linked to the signer’s identity, which verifies its authenticity.
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If you currently use Bluebeam and want to learn more about using IdenTrust IGC certificates for digital signing and sealing contact our State and Local Agency Sales team at SLEDsales@identrust.com or call 888-339-8904.