Established in 1878, SGS transformed the grain trading business in Europe by offering innovative agricultural inspection services. Today, with a reputation as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS focuses on innovative ways to deliver business benefits across fourteen industries. Its global network of more than 80,000 employees helps customers improve quality, safety, efficiency, productivity, and speed to market, while reducing risk and building trust in sustainable operations.
SGS handles a huge amount of documents and the company needed a secure and scalable solution for signing PDF documents centrally for proof of origin. Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) was invented by Adobe Systems and is an open standard formally recognised by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
SGS needed a signing solution that was robust, high speed and could be integrated into the SGS workflow. PDF signing also had to be compatible with existing client software, and quickly adapt to any PDF security issues that could arise.
PrimeKey has therefore supplied the company with SignServer Enterprise PDF Signer software, using a signing certificate issued by a global CA authorised by Adobe.
Christophe Sahut, Corporate Infrastructure Architect at SGS, says, “We needed an efficient and low maintenance signing solution that enables SGS to seamlessly generate PDFs and get them signed”.
“Signing a PDF is a critical key ingredient in the SGS business process and the knowledgeable team from PrimeKey delivered a solution that meets our high standards,” adds Christophe.