Published: June 2021 | Report Code: IM10624 | Available Format: PDF | Pages: 182
The global digital signature market value stood at $1,858.3 million in 2020, and it is expected to demonstrate a CAGR of 29.2% during the forecast period (2021–2030). This is attributed to the growing need for authenticating user identity and for smoother digital transaction management. The market showcases a huge potential across the globe since the usage of digital signatures aligns with the growth in the digitalization rate, along with the substantial adoption of online channels for payment and other legalities.
The COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted digital signature solution and service providers in 2020. The market witnessed a hike in the growth rate from 2019 to 2020, a trend that continued from 2020 to 2021. The market is still witnessing significant growth as a result of the remote working culture and continual demand for secured connectivity and online transactions. For example, the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) and information technology (IT) industries have adopted the necessary means to secure remote financial, contractual, and related processes as a result of the pandemic. Thus, all businesses, operations, and transactions that can be held online are being held online.
The software category held the largest share in 2020, based on component. Additionally, the category is expected to maintain the lead during the forecast period owing to the substantial rise in the digitalization rate and awareness regarding advanced technologies across varied industries around the globe.
The BFSI category held the largest revenue share in the market in 2020, on the basis of vertical. This can be attributed to the fact that several countries’ governments are focusing on digitized economies, thus resulting in the rising acceptance of digital signatures for electronic payments, improved security in financial documentation, cost-efficiency, and streamlining of records. This category would continue to hold the largest share till 2030 as a result.
Globally, North America was the largest market for digital signatures in 2020. The regional market is being mainly driven by the growing use of digital signatures to reduce online fraud and, subsequently, their increasing application in the BFSI sector. Moreover, government policies, such as the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) of the U.S., implemented in October 2003, act as an important growth driver for the North American digital signature market.
The operations across hospitals, clinics, and private practices involve massive paperwork, including document registrations, consent for treatment, medical discharge documents, prescriptions, and invoices. Collecting traditional hand-written signatures from patients during registration and beyond requires the use of paper. This further necessitates the printing and scanning of electronic medical records (EMR) and archiving forms, along with their elimination at the end of their lifecycle (up to 30 years). Apart from eliminating the usage of paper and quickening up the entire process, digital signatures are helpful in reducing frauds and thefts in industries that rely on securing signatures for legal documents.
In the healthcare industry, thus, by the authentication of the digital signatures of healthcare professionals, paper-based prescriptions can be digitally transferred from the doctor to the hospital’s server and then to the pharmacy, thus inhibiting a person’s ability to manipulate or forge the doctor’s prescription. Additionally, services such as drug registries, institutional patient-centered information systems, and appointment bookings over smart devices, which are offered by e-health service providers, such as Practo Technologies Private Limited, are also being adopted around the world.
The increasing acceptance of digital-signature-based biometric solutions in the BFSI sector is augmenting the growth of the digital signature market. The digital-signature-based biometric technology is one of the most-secure methods of identification and authentication since it provides a unique characteristic to the user’s signature. The signature pattern of any individual cannot be copied and stolen for any purpose. Moreover, in some developed countries, such as the U.S. and Germany, people use digital-signature-based smartcards for security purposes.
Digital signatures assist in reducing the time involved in filling forms, such as banking, insurance, corporate communication, marketing, and legal and advisory forms. Further, a one-time digitized, scanned signature can be used several times for banking and insurance procedures. With the increasing digitalization rate, the usage of online forms for filing income tax returns, opening of savings and credit accounts, and buying insurance has increased the demand for digital signature solutions.
Using digital signature solutions, industries save costs and improve customer service in areas such as account opening and rendering applications, by reducing the response time down to days, or even hours. Similarly, companies save money by minimizing the costs linked to paper processing and increase the revenue by retaining clients with a shortened approval process. Such factors are together leading to the growth of the digital signature market.
|Base Year (2020) Market Size||$1,858.3 million|
|Market Size Forecast in 2030||$25,211.3 Million|
|Forecast Period CAGR||29.2%|
|Report Coverage||Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Companies’ Strategic Developments, Company Profiling|
|Market Size by Segments||By Component, By Deployment Type, By Vertical, By Region|
|Market Size of Geographies||U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Japan, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.|
|Market Players||Adobe Inc., OneSpan Inc., Secured Signing Limited, SIGNiX Inc., Entrust Datacard Corporation, Ascertia Limited, Docusign Inc., Gemalto N.V., Thales eSecurity Inc., IdenTrust Inc., RPost Communications Limited, Sertifi Inc., Citrix Systems Inc.|
|Secondary Sources and References (Partial List)||American Society of Notaries, Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Credit Management Association, Electronic Signature & Records Associations (ESRA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European Commission, International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology, Law Society of Scotland, Law Society of South Africa, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (India), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (India), National Informatics Center (NIC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Ontario Associations of Architects, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), U.S. Department of Homeland Securi|
The digital signature market is consolidated in nature, with the top four players, namely DocuSign Inc., Adobe Inc., OneSpan Inc., and Secured Signing Limited, capturing the major share in 2020.Other small and large market players include Gemalto N.V., Entrust Datacard Corporation, SIGNiX Inc., and Ascertia Limited. The market is expected to become even more competitive in the coming years since the demand for identity, security, and business productivity solutions is constantly increasing across organizations.
As a result, many major players are focusing on product launches. For instance,
The global digital signature market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2015-2030.
Based on Component
Based on Deployment Type
Based on Vertical
The global digital signature market will advance at a CAGR of 29.2% from 2021 to 2030.
The COVID-19 pandemic has positively impacted the digital signature industry.
The digital signature industry surged in North America in 2020, due to the implementation of favorable government policies in the region.
The use of digital signatures in the healthcare industry for greater transparency is currently trending in the market for digital signatures.
The growing demand for eliminating paperwork is the key growth driver of the market for digital signatures.
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