a2network (Thailand) and E-signature Service “SignTime” sign a partnership agreement to promote paperless business in Thailand.
※This article is an automatic translation of the Japanese press release.
a2network Co., Ltd. (Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Akito Kadota), a subsidiary of a2network (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Location: Bangkok; President: Daiki Ito), which operates as an MVNO with “Berry Mobile” in Thailand, and SignTime (Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President: Jim Weisser), a provider of electronic contract and paperless services, have initiated a partnership to expand electronic contract services in Thailand. As a result, a2network will officially partner with “SignTime” and commence OEM sales of electronic contract and paperless services.
Background and Objectives of the Partnership
SignTime has been providing electronic contract and paperless services in Japanese and English. It has been utilized by a wide range of organizations and companies, including Japanese entities and foreign corporations. Leveraging the expertise that has supported digital transformation (DX) in Japan, SignTime has been in discussions with partners to focus on promoting paperless initiatives for companies based outside Japan.
As a starting point for international service expansion, SignTime has formed a strategic partnership with a2network, which has a broad customer base consisting mainly of Japanese companies based in Thailand, to expand OEM sales primarily in Thailand. SignTime will continue to maintain services aligned with Japanese laws and regulations while aiming to develop services that are suitable for Thailand and other Asian countries in the future.
Promoting Paperless Practices in Thailand
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand has been promoting digital transformation (DX) to improve business efficiency and productivity. However, progress in digitalization and paperless practices has been slow. According to a survey of Japanese companies conducted by JETRO in March 2022, challenges related to the utilization of digital technology included “lack of digital talent (54%)” and “high implementation and operational costs (51.7%).” Despite many companies in Thailand planning to embrace digitalization, they have been hesitant to take the leap.
Therefore, a2network, which has been actively promoting digitalization for many companies in Thailand, will contribute further to the advancement of Thailand’s digitalization by realizing a partnership with SignTime and their electronic contract and paperless services.
What is SignTime?
SignTime provides easy-to-use electronic contract and paperless services, prioritizing customer feedback. The service was developed by engineers with expertise in electronic contract services from Silicon Valley, along with a Japanese planning team. SignTime is widely used by companies of various sizes and industries due to its user-friendly interface, extensive standard features, and flexible customization options. It also offers seamless integration with various external systems, including core systems and business systems, to support paperless document processes, thereby enhancing productivity and operational efficiency.
Use Cases for SignTime in Thailand
In June 2022, Thailand fully implemented the “Personal Data Protection Act.” As a result, businesses in Thailand are required to ensure the security and legality of information when collecting, using, and disclosing personal information of employees, customers, and others.
SignTime can electronically digitize “consent forms for the collection of personal information” in a secure environment, enabling their collection and storage. SignTime is also suitable for various other document types, including contracts, pledge forms at the time of employment, consent forms, and purchase orders, among others.
About a2network (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
a2network (Thailand) Co., Ltd. offers mobile phone services for overseas Japanese residents, including “Berry Mobile,” as well as the global Borderless Wi-Fi service “Skyberry” and corporate mobile security “Wizberry,” among other mobile services.
Company Name: a2network (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
President: Daiki Ito
Location: 689 Bhiraj Tower at Emquartier 20th Floor, Sukhumvit Rd, Klongtonnua, Wattana, Bangkok
Established: August 5, 2008
SignTime offers easy-to-use electronic contract and paperless services, prioritizing customer feedback. They actively utilize the latest technology to provide consistently high-quality services.
Company Name: SignTime
President: Jim Weisser
Location: Toranomon Hills Business Tower 15th Floor, 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established: September 29, 2020
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