At some point in our working careers most of us have planted our initials on some form or memo to signify our approval. Yes, I agree that purchasing this $1mm piece of equipment is a good idea – MC. It’s not a legal issue such as when a contract requires a full signature, but it does indicate that we take responsibility for or acknowledge the contents of a document. There is a justified need for the initials.
The legitimacy of digital signatures for legal documents has been debated in the Supreme Court and every major country in the world. Software solutions exist and thrive providing secure digital signatures that comply with the law. This is all positive for our economy as it makes business processes more efficient. Here is a little hint – there’s a lot of bang for the buck replacing ink on internal forms with digital initials.text