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ValidSign FD Gazelles for the fifth year in a row!

ValidSign FD Gazelles for the fifth year in a row!

ValidSign celebrates a milestone! For the fifth consecutive year, ValidSign is one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands and we have received the FD Gazellen Award 2023. This success is a tribute to the hard work of our dedicated team and the valuable collaborations with our customers and partners. Winning the FD Gazellen Award not only confirms our commitment to excellence, but also the positive impact we have on the digital transformation of organizations.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our success story. Together, we continue to innovate, grow, and strive for new heights in the world of digital signing!

Tilburg University digitally signs with ValidSign from SAP SuccessFactors

Tilburg University digitally signs with ValidSign from SAP SuccessFactors

Tilburg University has taken a big step in digitizing its documents with the help of Validsign. Validsign is a cloud-based solution that makes it easy to sign documents electronically, which makes the processing and acceptance of the documents easier. Thanks to this partnership, Tilburg University students and staff can securely sign digital documents from SAP SuccessFactors. In this blog post, we will discuss how this collaboration works and what the benefits are for Tilburg University.

Serving society and making it better for citizens. That’s what drives Tilburg University. The founder of the university, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society should be actively and consciously involved. This philosophy still forms the basis for the organization.

Tilburg University is originally a Catholic university located in Tilburg. As one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, it celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2022.

With 20,254 students in 2021 and more than 1,500 employees, a huge number of internal and external documents are signed. Since the beginning of 2019, a large number of these documents have been provided with a digital signature by using ValidSign.

Process efficiency

Tilburg University came to ValidSign through DMS supplier HuRis. Because of its partnership with ValidSign, HuRis offers the signing solution integrated into SAP SuccessFactors to its customers. In this way, Tilburg University digitizes the entire process from generation of a document, the digital signing of this document to storage in the HR portal.

The reason for switching to the digital signature was to increase the efficiency of certain HR processes. Maurice Driessen, Project & Information Manager at Tilburg University: “Previously, signing an employment contract or parental leave letter could take days. Almost all HR documents must be legally signed by our directors and/or (future) employees. These signatories are often not present in the same place at the same time. For this reason, the documents were often moved from signatory to signatory by post or courier. With ValidSign, you sign independently of place and time, so this is now arranged within minutes.”


GDPR technically, the digital signature also offers a solution. With ValidSign, the security surrounding the signing and the confidentiality of the handling of personal data is perfectly guaranteed. Driessen says: “By adding multi-factor authentication to the signing request, the identity of the signer is additionally checked and we know for sure who is signing. The full audit trail can also be seen in the evidence document, which is made available in ValidSign immediately after the signing is completed.”

Currently, all HR documents that require a legally valid signature are digitally signed with ValidSign’s solution. This is about 7,000 documents on an annual basis.


“ValidSign also ensures better control of document flows. In the platform’s dashboard, all outstanding signing requests, including their status, can be found. As a result, we have fewer actions to check where the document to be signed is located. If someone forgets to sign, a reminder is sent out after a few days with another request to sign the document,” says Driessen.


Digital signing is indispensable for the future within Tilburg University. End users are very satisfied with validsign’s solution. According to Driessen, “colleagues experience the platform as user-friendly. The integration with SAP SuccessFactors ensures a completely streamlined process, from document generation to (multiple) signing and automated storage in the file.”


Want to know more about implementing digital signing with ValidSign in your organization?

Request a free demo here!

ValidSign new shirt sponsor Go Ahead Eagles

ValidSign new shirt sponsor Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles has found a new shirt sponsor. ValidSign will be featured on the back of the Go Ahead Eagles jersey starting this season. ValidSign is the market leader in the field of digital signing within the Benelux and supports thousands of organizations in streamlining signing processes. Digital signing with ValidSign is fast and secure. At any place at any time, you can easily sign by anyone, even with the free mobile app.

ValidSign makes it possible for organizations to accelerate their business processes, simplify signing processes and greatly improve the customer experience. For example, it is easily possible to use ValidSign to sign all kinds of agreements such as quotations, purchase agreements, employment contracts, policies up to and including annual accounts and auditor’s reports.

ValidSign has been a Business Partner of Go Ahead Eagles for many years. In addition, all contracts at Go Ahead Eagles are digitally signed using ValidSign.

“At Go Ahead Eagles, we sign all contracts with ValidSign. Think of the player contracts, sponsorship contracts and the contracts of the office staff,”  says general manager Jan Willem van Dop. “We are therefore particularly pleased that ValidSign is on the back of our kits from this season. With this, we are giving the collaboration between Go Ahead Eagles and ValidSign a nice follow-up.” 

“Super cool to be shirt sponsor of the most beautiful club in the Netherlands. For years I have been finding my way to the Vetkampstraat to encourage Kowet,” says John Lageman, CEO and founder of ValidSign. “We’re proud to be on the shirt. That had been secretly my dream for years. ValidSign & Go Ahead Eagles stand for combativeness, the will to win and innovate. That’s what I sign up for!”, Lageman said.

ValidSign and Visma join forces and announce a strategic acquisition

ValidSign and Visma join forces and announce a strategic acquisition

ValidSign, the Benelux market leader in digital signing, is pleased to announce its partnership with Visma. This collaboration will strengthen ValidSign’s market position in Europe and support its ambition for European expansion. Through this strategic acquisition, Visma enhances its position in the growing market of digital signatures and reaffirms its commitment to delivering innovative solutions to its customers across Europe.

Since 2016, ValidSign has been making significant progress in the field of digital signing. It has emerged as the market leader in digital signing across various market segments in the Benelux region. With hundreds of standard integrations with applications and vendors such as AFAS, ADP, SAP, Centric, Exact, TopDesk, SalesForce, Microsoft, and Aareon, ValidSign is known as the enterprise solution for digital signing. “This acquisition does not change ValidSign’s market approach but strengthens the foundation to consolidate our market position and shape further expansion in Europe,” said John Lageman, CEO of ValidSign. “This acquisition emphasizes our organization’s international ambitions and provides us with opportunities to further enhance our internal professionalism, enabling us to better support our customers in implementing and utilizing the ValidSign platform.”

Visma, a reliable partner for organizations in the Netherlands, has been providing leading software solutions in accounting, payroll administration, HR, and more for many years. The acquisition of ValidSign underscores Visma’s ongoing investment in innovation and its ambition to provide customers with future-oriented technologies that contribute to their success. Additionally, existing Visma customers will find it even easier to digitalize their signing processes with the integration of ValidSign within the Visma application landscape.

“We are delighted to welcome ValidSign to the Visma family,” said Marijn van Baar, M&A Director Benelux at Visma. “This acquisition strengthens our capacity to provide solutions that align with the needs of modern businesses striving for efficiency and digital transformation. With ValidSign, we can better support our customers in simplifying signing processes and improving document security.”

The main reason for this strategic collaboration, as identified by ValidSign, is the international growth the company is currently experiencing. Visma recognizes the potential of ValidSign and sees opportunities to further expand the company at an international level.

ValidSign will continue to operate under its own name with its current team as an independent entity within the Visma Group. Agreements with customers and partners will remain unchanged.


If you are a customer or partner of ValidSign and require further information, please contact:

Attika Boonzaaijer

Public Relations | ValidSign

085 – 303 3676


About Visma

Visma is a leading provider of business-critical cloud software, with a revenue of €2.06 billion in 2022, 14,000 employees, and 1.4 million customers across Europe and Latin America. By simplifying and automating the work of companies and organizations, we enable a more efficient and prosperous society.

Visma’s software offering in the Netherlands and Belgium includes solutions for financial management, HRM, procurement, and e-government. Visma Benelux consists of 45+ companies, all focused on business-critical cloud software. 

Visma is proud to be the title sponsor of Team Jumbo-Visma, one of the world’s top cycling and speed skating teams.

Visit us at visma.com and visma.nl.


About ValidSign

ValidSign is the market leader in digital signing within the Benelux region, supporting thousands of organizations in streamlining their signing processes. With its user-friendly interface, advanced workflows, and numerous standard integrations, ValidSign enables organizations to accelerate their business processes, simplify signing processes,

ValidSign is FD  Gazelle 4th year in a row!

ValidSign is FD Gazelle 4th year in a row!

Based on revenue growth, growth in the number of employees and the profitaility of the organization, ValidSign has been awarded an FD Gazelle again this year.

2022 has been a great year for ValidSign so far. Altough many organizations have shifted from working from home to the office again, the digital signature stays indispensable for organizations.  With our solution, contracts can be signed place, time and device signed independently.

The combination of our driven team and our indispensable digital signing solution has ensured that for the fourth time in a row we are one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands.