(Mexico) Electronic Academic Titles -- A Step Closer to Digital Universities
Now universities and academic centers can count on a solution that makes it possible to generate legally valid academic documents in electronic format. With this solution, educational institutions will acquire significant economic savings, improve the environment by reducing the use of paper and achieve the technological efficiency expected of them.
Various institutions have already launched projects to implement a system for generating electronic academic documents. For the implementation, they have trusted EDICOM, which has created a specific solution capable of automating the generation, validation and certification of academic titles.
How does this initiative function?
The project developed in Mexico, includes diverse educational documents that will be managed electronically: titles, diplomas, partial or total certificates of examination, certificates of study, and graduation letters. First, the solution takes the data directly from the university's management system and builds a file with the data necessary for the implementation of electronic signatures that provide integrity and authenticity to the electronic documents.
Secondly, it applies diverse validation processes that support the legal validation the documents require. The hand written signature of the party responsible for certifying the document is replaced with a graphic representation of an electronic signature.
In addition, the project allows the university to appoint and allow various responsible parties to view and approve documents. Once the approvals have been made, the documents are returned to the university's system so that they can be published through its web portal for student use. The entire process takes place without human intervention, so it's completely electronic.
What are the advantages?
There is less time management thanks to automation.
Errors are reduced.
There is greater security thanks to the mechanisms of validation.
There is increased productivity as well as economic savings.
Paper is eliminated.
It's environmentally conscious.
EDICOM is accredited by Mexico as a provider of certification services. This signifies that all of EDICOM's solutions guarantee security, integrity and confidentiality. Furthermore, these solutions employ techniques of data encryption and validation processes such as the electronic signature that offers the same legal value as traditional processes but with greater assurance.