In most developed countries today, electronic documents are equal to their paper counterparts. Exchange of electronic documents is much cheaper than traditional means of exchange, but people are still very skeptic about it, mostly because users doubt in security of their communication.
If one sends documents through regular e-mail, these doubts are justified. E-mail does not guarantee the delivery of the message, or it’s authenticity. Not to mention that the format of document can be totally unreadable by the recipient.
- Authenticity of document
- Irrevocability of business communication
- Encrypted documents are readable only by their intended recipient
- Documents are always formatted to be readable by recipients IT system