eM4 Proof of Agreement

PaperClip recognized the utility of email as a communications tool capable of more value add to the business environment. Now with eM4 Proof of Agreement (POA), the industry can enjoy an Electronic Signature (E-Sign) experience with no setup required, evidence of the event, and Disinterested Third Party Audit.


PaperClip realized that most people were less than satisfied with the current market offerings. Current E-sign solutions require the setup of embedded signature applets, user’s signup requirements, format limitations, and transactional fees. Customers want a solution that is simple, ad hoc, and where no setup is required. They want a solution that supports diverse file formats, easily integrates with other solutions, and has no transactional billing. With eM4 POA, users can now replace attachments requiring wet signatures with POA which can be as simple as the email itself. Just put the content in the body of the email for E-Signing and upon return, store the email within your PaperClip VCF system or your choice of email repository.


  • No Setup
  • 17+ File Formats (Microsoft Office, video, audio, and many image types (i.e. PDF, TIF, PNG, JPEG, etc.)
  • Proof of Delivery & Proof of Readability
  • Supports up to 100Mb to include unlimited attachments
  • E-sign Event Expiration configurable
  • Inclusive in the Service

How it Works

Proof of Agreement is a 3 step process:

1. Proof of Delivery (POD) - An option in eM4 that uses “wallet security” to authenticate the recipient for signer authentication. Signer clicks on the link provided and authenticates by answering a combination of simple questions of shared personal information (last four of SSN, Birth Date, etc.).


2. Proof of Readability (POR) - A feature that provides evidence that the receiver can open an attachment, proving that they can review the content.


3. Proof of Agreement (POA) - An e-signing event requires evidence of the process. POD and POR provide the user the evidence they need to defend the e-signing event, proving that the person who executes the e-signing event was actually the person.

E-signing events require 4 actions: Consent, Review, Sign, and Attestation.

How To:

Sending a POA email is simple. The user checks the POA checkbox and then selects the “Proof of Agreement” button.


The regulations. All parties engaged in the E-Signing transaction must consent and this includes the terms and conditions of the signing event.


Review, the message shows the body of the original email subject line, sender, and date & time stamp. POR is enabled for evidence that the receiver reviews each document and it's content.

Sign, the user is required to select the checkbox affirming that they have read and understood the content.


Attestation, confirms the document has been legally signed and binding between the parties.


To the end goal of PaperClip's vision of "Authorized Data" POA is a great step forward.


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