For construction material testing companies, getting a signature onto a report is often more of an inconvenience than it should be. To sign a report, you have to print, sign, and scan the report. Or you have to scan your signature, save it in a secure place, attach it to the final report document, and convert it into a PDF. If an updated report is needed, you probably have to do most of those steps again.
LASTRADA’s digital signature tool speeds up the report delivery process by allowing you to quickly and easily add a signature to any report run in LASTRADA.
How Does Digital Signature Work?
Each user has the ability to store their digital signature securely within LASTRADA. In addition to written signatures, users can also include a professional seal or a government seal, if allowed.
To add a signature to a report, simply run the report and LASTRADA will apply the specified signature cell type. Inside of LASTRADA’s template toolbox, there are a number of available signature cell type options that can be added to a report template. These options include the signature of the person who created the report (the "Author"), along with signatures of other users who approve report data. Place the desired signature cell type inside the template where you want it. (More than one signature cell type can be inserted in the template when multiple signatures are needed.) LASTRADA will insert the digital signature(s) in that location/cell when the report is generated.
Once an approval is made, LASTRADA will automatically apply the approver's signature. LASTRADA will continue to apply the signature to the report anytime it’s re-run without changes. If there is a change to the information on the report such as test data or other material information, LASTRADA will not apply that signature until the data is re-approved. The same holds true if a user removes their approval.