(Global, USA) Electronic signatures [AX 2012]

Updated: December 6, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Electronic signature is a regulations compliance requirement for several regulated industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace and defense. It is also a necessary part of compliance with the regulations in 21 CFR Part 11 issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States.

An electronic signature confirms the identity of a person who is about to start a process or approve a process. In some industries, an electronic signature is as legally binding as a handwritten one.

The following topics are included:

Electronic signature overview

Set up electronic signatures

Set up electronic signature parameters

Set up reason codes for electronic signatures

Choose processes that require electronic signatures

Set up users to sign documents electronically

Sign for another user's changes

Certificates for electronic signatures

Sign a document electronically

Review electronic signatures

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