Dalimfundo & PBSA honour little learners

PBSA Compliance Manager Deon Joubert (left) and Dalimfundo Grade R Teacher Nokuthula Masango with some of the school’s young graduates. As part of its Socio-Economic Development Programme, PBSA assists one of Mpumalanga’s NPO institutions prepare SA’s children for the future workforce. “Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people.” – Nelson Mandela, June 1995. As a company committed to … Read More

International firm opens office in Horsham

Published by West Sussex County Times on 15 November 2019 After opening their first UK office in Horsham on September 1, SigniFlow, celebrated in style this week, by holding their official launch event at the South Lodge Hotel. With SigniFlow top management flying in from South Africa, Australia and the United States to attend, there was no doubt as to the significance of the UK launch for this international company. South African director, Leon Van Der Merwe, was quick to commend the warm reception the team received from the Horsham … Read More

Airtight security introduced for airline boarding passes

Because airline boarding passes can be issued up to 24 hours before a flight departs, and due to security gaps in existing boarding pass technology, fraudsters with even limited technical know-how could tamper with and gain access to the information they contain. The problem While measures around privacy and security within the air transportation industry have remained largely unchanged over the years, fraudsters’ modi operandi have not. In fact, fraudsters have become more sophisticated with the rise of digital and the proliferation of data – putting both airlines and their … Read More

Customer satisfaction in the 21st Century: Is your business digitally equipped?

A happy customer equals a happy bottom line – but without digital transformation, neither of these are attainable. The advent of digital has not only changed the way business is done, it has also significantly changed what is undeniably the most important factor responsible for the running of a successful business – customer satisfaction. In today’s fast paced, digitally charged world, customers want – and indeed, expect – an extremely high quality, and personalised experience from the companies they choose to spend their money with. As well as dictating the … Read More

They’re here: pbVerify’s all-new website and enhanced system have landed

Our central data-hub of powerful and intelligent credit and identity information has received its long-awaited face-lift – with a faster system and exciting new products to boot. As a leading data bureau with innovation at its core, pbVerify has been hard at work face-lifting our website and enhancing our service, so that we can bring you the most cutting-edge products, complete with the latest user interface. Today, we are both delighted and proud to announce that, after months of blood, sweat, tears, late nights and too much coffee, our all-new … Read More

E-Invoicing in the spotlight

Over 50 countries across the world are looking into implementing e-invoicing systems, thanks to the advantages of true electronic billing and invoicing. Electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) was brought under the microscope in the United Kingdom in 2014 after the UK Government launched an inquiry into e-invoicing in the public sector, and announced e-invoicing initiatives to be rolled out by April 2019. At the time, the MP tasked with the inquiry, Stephen McPartland, positioned e-invoicing as a technology that could streamline UK government admin processes “at a stroke”, saving the public sector … Read More

Top ten benefits of digital signatures

We have compiled a list of the main benefits we’ve seen from companies that have implemented digital signature solutions.   The technology we have at our disposal today makes for exciting times, with ever-evolving digital tools drastically changing the way business is done. As an international provider of digital solutions, SigniFlow is grateful to be at the forefront of this exciting era, and to see the different ways in which our solutions empower businesses of all sizes to streamline processes, become compliant and ultimately serve their customers better. On the … Read More

Still reliant on paper processes? It’s time to pull the plug

Stop allowing paper processes to drain your business of money and your employees of productivity, and start reaping the benefits of digital. Doing business in today’s fast-paced, digitally charged world is nothing short of dog-eat-dog. Companies simply have to be able to operate optimally at all times – or risk being devoured by competitors. Fortunately, with the Digital Revolution now in full swing, state-of-the-art technology and software make it easier for business owners to keep their eyes on the prize at all times, by ridding operations and employees of distractions … Read More

New fintech partnership to escalate RapidLEI growth in South Africa

Innovative new partnership sees LEIs encapsulated in digital signing applications. South Africa-based customer communications company, PBSA, and UK-based Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) innovator, RapidLEI, today announced a strategic partnership that will see PBSA become a regional Registration Agent (RA) for RapidLEI as well as build LEI support into its signing solutions. RapidLEI was launched in 2018 by Ubisecure and has been taking the world by storm through a growing network of global partners, with PBSA representing the next stage in this continued expansion. RapidLEI’s pioneering automatic LEI issuance process sees … Read More

Electronic vs Digital Signatures: Defining the Difference

“Electronic” and “digital” are often used as interchangeable prefixes to the word “signature” – but there are vast differences between the two. We are all familiar with, and have at some stage in our daily goings-on, dealt with the traditional “wet-ink” signature. In today’s digitally-charged world, however, this is fast becoming obsolete as more secure, efficient means of signing documents are developed. A signature is essentially a means of binding an individual to the contents of a document, by way of an intentional mark. It typically signifies knowledge, approval, acceptance, … Read More

Healthcare – revolutionising an industry through digital

Despite all the fear and uncertainty surrounding data security in a digital world, the health industry has more to gain that it will ever have to lose from digitalisation. The emergence of new privacy laws – international, local and industry specific – in an era of digital business and record management, has many companies quaking in their boots when it comes to the issue of data security. One of the industries perhaps most touched by the concern over sensitive data, is the healthcare industry and, although digitisation can sound scary, … Read More

Geospatial tech solves FICA, KYC challenges

pbVerify’s ground-breaking KYC API transforms laborious manual processes into fast, effective and secure verification. In our ongoing quest to build a digital future based on holistic online solutions to help our clients maximise operational efficiency, pbVerify has developed a Digital KYC API like no other. Designed for institutions accountable to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) – specifically its know your customer (KYC) requirements – our Digital KYC API (application programming interface) takes the pain out of the on-boarding process for both accountable institutions, and their customers. pbVerify’s API transforms … Read More

SignFlow broadens horizons, rebrands as SigniFlow

We have spread our wings and taken to international shores…introducing our new, fresh look. As a South African technology team with a spirit of innovation at the heart of our being, change and growth are two things we at SignFlow prize very highly. Which is why we are so excited to announce that SignFlow has spread its wings, recently journeying beyond the African continent, into Europe, the United Kingdom and the Americas. As an embodiment of this globalisation, we have decided to consolidate our local and international branding, which goes … Read More

GDPR: Data protection D-day is here – SA companies take heed

GDPR is here, and for organisations that deal with any personal information relating to EU member states, non-compliance will be ruinous. The countdown has ended. D-day for enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here. As of today, 25 May 2018, penalties will begin rolling in for organisations that have not yet taken the necessary steps to ensure they are compliant with this restructured – and considerably more stringent – set of data protection regulations. The GDPR is a regulation borne out of the European … Read More

Data protection: SA companies need to take a global stance

With the implementation of the EU’s data protection laws just around the corner, local entities need to study up on how it could affect them. D-day for implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just three months away – and South African organisations are by no means off the hook. If you are a South African entity that handles individuals’ personal data, you will be acutely aware of our country’s data protection law – the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act – but have you … Read More

The future of digital onboarding is here

An integration between two of pbDigital’s software platforms makes it possible for financial institutions to digitally onboard customers in record time. A recent integration between SignFlow and pbVerify has created a platform for digitally onboarding customers that is about to change the way credit is granted –in terms of risk management, compliance and convenience. Although pbVerify has offered digital onboarding – an advanced customer activation product designed for financial institutions – for some time, never has this tool been as powerful as it is now, with the incorporation of SignFlow … Read More

SignFlow engineers terminate menacing Bitcoin virus

A dangerous Bitcoin-mining virus has been detected and disabled by two of our IT experts. A potentially devastating Bitcoin-mining virus has been stopped in its tracks, thanks to the vigilance and quick actions of SignFlow (a PBSA brand) engineers William Vermaak and Morne Wilken. Vermaak and Wilken detected malicious activity on one of their customer’s servers last week, immediately analysed the source of the virus and un-infected the server. According to Vermaak, the virus had gone undetected by all available virus packages. “We submitted samples to ESET the next day … Read More

SA experts stop bitcoin virus

Published by IT-Online on 17 October 2017 A dangerous Bitcoin-mining virus has been detected and disabled by two Johannesburg-based IT experts. White hat ethical hacker William Vermaak, from PBSA’s digital arm pbDigital, and senior software developer Morne Wilken, detected malicious activity on one of their customer’s servers last week. The two immediately analysed the source of the virus and uninfected the server. According to Vermaak, the virus had gone undetected by all available virus packages. “We submitted samples to ESET the next day and [the company] immediately responded from its … Read More

SignFlow ties up with Accfin to digitise accounting processes

The integration of two state-of-the-art software platforms transports the accounting profession into a new world of digitisation. Digital signature workflow solution SignFlow and accounting software firm Accfin have integrated their respective software platforms, in a move that places the accounting profession securely in a new and exciting world of digitisation. Accfin, a local software firm leading the way in automation of back-office systems for accounting and auditing companies, grew out of an accounting firm over 20 years ago. The recent tie-up with SignFlow – a locally developed and internationally recognised … Read More

Draftworx, SignFlow integration yields SA first

A recent partnership between the two software platforms brings a cutting-edge automation solution to the accounting and auditing industry. In a move that has seen the birth of cutting-edge technology – the first of its kind in South Africa – SignFlow has partnered with Draftworx, addressing a critical need identified among auditors and corporate companies that draft financial statements. Draftworx provides automated drafting and working paper financial software to more than 2 500 accounting and auditing firms. The company went to market six and a half years ago, bringing the … Read More