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Electronic Signature

Question asked by NaturSalus on Sep 20, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2011 by NaturSalus


Electronic Signature



My current project is meant to manage Deviation reports. The Deviation report is like a lenghty form with several sections, each to document a particular step in the Deviation Management process.

Since it is necessary to document which user fills in which section, is it possible to implement a sort of Electronic Signature with FM?

For example, the first part of the lengthy Deviation Report is "Deviation Identification and Submission". After this part has been complimented the deviation reporter, let's say user 1, needs to sign it electronically and send an electronic notification of the Deviation Submission to another user 2. Then, user 2 sees the Deviation Notification and fills in the Deviation Assessment section, after doing that he/she signs it electronically and sends it to the person, user 3, responsible for the next step in the Deviation Management process. 

So by the time the Deviation report has been completed and can be closed it is necessary to be able to know which user wrote what, where and when.

This is the reason why I think that the standard CreatedBy, ModifiedBy, CreationDate, and ModificationDate fields are not the right tool to simulate an Electronic Signature.