February 11, 2020

Diligent Partners with DocuSign to Drive More Effective Entity Governance

New partnership achieves secure, efficient, and auditable signed approval workflow to ensure actions and outcomes are tracked across the whole group structure

NEW YORK, January 8, 2020– As part of its ongoing effort to power modern governance through technology innovation, Diligent today announced that it will enhance its powerful entity governance solution through a new integration with the DocuSign Agreement Cloud. The information management and secure workflows within Entities combined with DocuSign offers a powerful combination that ensures data and documents can be actioned and returned in one system of record efficiently and securely.

Organizations looking to practice modern governance need the right technology to ensure sensitive information is delivered securely to the right people, at the right time, to inspire good questions and empower the best decision-making. Diligent recognizes that integrations are essential for governance professionals looking to establish best practice related to subsidiary governance. Handling documents such as agendas, minutes, policies and resolutions for all entities in an organization and ensuring they reach the correct directors and officers for approval, then returning these so they can be easily reported on and audited to show compliance and good decision making is a huge task. This seamless integration with DocuSign will help reduce the time it takes, the risk around the process and help ensure the integrity of corporate records.

“In a digital and fast-paced world, with growing security risks, making life easier for governance professionals who rely on Diligent Entities as a single source of truth is of crucial importance to us,” said Liam Healy, SVP and Managing Director, Diligent. “Partnerships like this integration with DocuSign ensure the efficacy and security of information to deliver world-class entity governance”

Diligent’s partnership with DocuSign on the approval process demonstrates its innovative approach to market and regulatory challenges.  With the Electronic Identification and Trust Services Regulation (eIDAS) in place across the EU, as well as the ESIGN Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) in the United States, the use of electronic signatures is more accepted across global jurisdictions and becoming standard operations.

“DocuSign is committed to helping organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements,” said Chris Rimer, vice president of business development at DocuSign. “We are excited to partner with Diligent Entities to deliver a more streamlined and enhanced approval process to governance professionals at organizations and institutions all over the world.”

Diligent Entities, formerly Blueprint OneWorld, is the most widely chosen solution for organizations and institutions that need to manage sensitive governance information and regulatory global requirements regardless of size and industry. With greater configuration and better global coverage than any other solution, Diligent Entities enables organizations to capture, maintain, analyze and report on their sensitive organizational data and documents, helping ensure compliance and mitigate risk.