Anonymity and pseudonymity are perfectly reasonable under some situations. But there are cases where in the transactions both parties really need to know who are we talking to. So what I’m looking for is not that we shut down anonymity, but rather that we offer an option when needed that can strongly authenticate who the parties are.
As of today Tractis supports the citizen certificate from Camerfirma, the Spanish chambers of commerce Certification Authority.
This new certificate profile is Camerfirma’s bet in their competition with FNMT or the market for personal certificates for individuals. At the time of publishing, the citizen certificate can already be obtained in the Comunidad de Madrid, (Madrid region) and the plan is to expand issuance to all of Spain shortly.
At Tractis we want that anyone can securely conduct business on-line with any other person, regardless of the Certification Authority that issued the certificates of each party. With this goal, we endeavor to integrate ourselves with all the Certification Authorities worldwide. Currently, Tractis supports 75 certificate profiles from 32 Certification Authorities in 14 countries. If you are part of a Certification Authority and would like that your certificates could be used in Tractis, please, send us an email.
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Cheyenne: He’s whittlin’ on a piece of wood. I’ve got a feeling when he stops whittlin’… Somethin’s gonna happen.
Automate the creation of your contracts
Tractis Templates allows you to automate the creation of contracts using reusable templates. You just have to create your template and specify the details of the contracts that will be generated from it.
Creating and customizing contracts is one of the most tedious commercial tasks there is. Can you imagine your customers doing that for you? Tractis Templates allows you to do just that. Just define once, the text, fields, signature methods and workflows of your template and let your customers do the rest. And, best of all, it is free.
Tractis Templates allows you to invoke contract templates from your own applications or web services. You have two integration methods: via HTML buttons (easy, fast and requires no programming) or via API (more powerful and flexible, but requires programming).
The hidden gem of Tractis
Tractis Templates is often unfairly overshadowed by Tractis Contracts, its service sibling. It is a shame. The opportunities for optimization in contracting processes begin long before the mere formalization (signature) of a contract.
In fact, Tractis Templates is a key service for Tractis daily functioning. It allow us to automate contracting processes, save time and, by freeing us from repetitive low value tasks in creating and customizing contracts, it helps us maintain high productivity and team morale. As an example, all our processes for applying to Tractis ProBono, enrollment in the Tractis affiliation program, purchase of Credit Packs, contracting SLAs, signing NDAs prior to agreements, letters of proxy voting in general meetings… run on Tractis Templates. Ultimately, Tractis Templates enables us to do more (quotations, purchases, partnerships…) with less (emails, hours, employees…).
Put your contracts on autopilot. You will not regret it. You will only regret not having done it before.
Most on-line contracting processes comprise three steps:
- Users introduce their data on a form.
- Users review the contract form customized with their data.
- Users sign and send their application.
In processes involving signing with an electronic certificate, it is often required to check that the ID number entered on form matches the ID number stored in the certificate used for signing.
Until now, such testing had to be performed manually. Starting today, Tractis enables this check to be performed in a completely automatic fashion. If the numbers do not match, signing is not allowed and the user receives an error message.
In short, it is now much easier to ensure that the person signing is the same person for whom the contract has been customized.
To use this new functionality, just add a new parameter, called “validate_cert_dni_attribute” to your Tractis Contracts API call to “Create contract”.
Automatic validation of ID numbers works not only for the Spanish DNIe, but for all certificates supported by Tractis.
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
ECIJA is an unusual law firm. To almost everyone they are not a reference but “the” reference firm in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Information Security. Their list of awards in these areas speaks for itself. However, what not everyone knows is that this avowed focus on TMT is not a mere declaration of intent or marketing posturing, but has a real impact on the company. As an example, their team is made up of 50% technologists and 50% lawyers. It is this company DNA that allows them to tackle complex projects involving technical and legal angles, at a high level of quality that has earned them the success they enjoy today.
We believe ECIJA is an ideal partner and that this agreement is both a recognition and a reinforcement of the Tractis platform and the level it has attained. On the one hand, it strengthens our service offering, especially for those clients making an intensive use of authentication and signature methods offering lower assurance levels, and on the other hand, gives us the opportunity delve deeper in the development of new solutions and explore new uses of our technology hand in hand with one of the top experts in the industry.
At Tractis we started by offering electronic signature for contracts, we went on to identity verification, next we added electronic certification services in the cloud and then solutions for the massive deployments of smart card readers.
As the number of services we offer increases, it becomes increasingly evident the need to organize them so we can communicate, as clear as possible, the value of each service.
The main page of our new website offers you a summary of all our services. You will see there that each “Product Family” and each “Product” have their own section.
Today we are launching the new website for Tractis Contracts. There you will find a wealth of additional information, both in English and Spanish, about our most veteran service. From a description of the main characteristics, to a tour describing the most important features, different integration methods to add Tractis Contracts to your website and pricing.
We encourage you to visit and share with us any questions or suggestions for improvement.
From day one all our product families (Identity, Signatures, Webservices and Hardware) have been available in three languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.
From today you can also visit the Tractis commercial website in English. All you have to do is to use the language selector you will find on the top right corner of some pages (see image below) or the one at the bottom of all pages.
As we mentioned in November, when bringing out the English version of the Tractis Terms and Policies, we are working to have full multi-language functionality, not just for our products, but also for our commercial website and other marketing materials. Likewise we are working to expand the information and make more of languages available on our website.
Any comment or suggestion for improvement will be most welcome.
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