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Docaposte buys the certification activity for individuals from DocuSign France

With the acquisition of DocuSign France’s certification business for individuals, Docaposte strengthens its position as the leader in electronic certification in France, an activity operated under the Certinomis brand. In 2019, Certinomis achieved $7.88 million (€6.7 million) in turnover for more than 25,000 corporate customers, administrations, associations or local authorities.



In the context of strengthening the regulatory framework and accelerating the digital transformation of businesses and the public sector, the subsidiary of the La Poste Group is consolidating its expertise as a trusted digital third party at the service of process dematerialization.

Docaposte acquires DocuSign’s electronic certification activity for individuals. This activity is taken over by Certinomis, Docaposte’s center of expertise for electronic signature, timestamping and digital identity. Certinomis is a qualified certification authority in accordance with the European eIDAS regulation and the General Security Reference System, and is referenced for both of these titles among the security visas issued by the ANSSI. Certinomis provides a range of services to guarantee the identity of those involved in an electronic exchange, to give it a certain date, and to generate legally enforceable documents.

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Docaposte reinforces its position as number 1 in electronic certification

In 2019, Certinomis achieved $7.88 million (€6.7 million) in turnover for more than 25,000 corporate customers, administrations, associations or local authorities.

With this acquisition, Docaposte reinforces its position as number 1 in electronic certification and more generally as a reference in digital trust activities: online voting, electronic signature, timestamping, dematerialization, digital archiving, electronic invoice, electronic registered letter, digital identity.

“This acquisition enables Certinomis to consolidate its status as a reference certification authority in France and represents an opportunity for Docaposte to further assert its leadership in digital trust activities,” said François Chassery, CEO of Certinomis.

A major player in the transformation of organizations, Docaposte is pursuing its external growth strategy, illustrated by the recent acquisitions of Softeam Group, a digital services company specializing in finance, banking and insurance, Arkhineo, a former subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts specializing in digital archiving for probationary purposes, Voxaly, the leading electronic voting company, and, most recently, AR24, creator of the first eIDAS qualified electronic registered letter solution in France.

Docaposte is a subsidiary of La Poste Group

A digital subsidiary of the La Poste Group, Docaposte has more than 6,400 employees at the beginning of 2020, spread over nearly 70 sites in France and abroad, and generated $823 million (€700 million) in revenues in 2019, taking into account the integration of Softeam Group. HDS certified and the leading health data host, the company hosts 45 million health records.

Docaposte supports all organizations in their transformation and enables them to accelerate it, with confidence. Combining collaborative platforms, consulting and business expertise, digital and industrial capacities, Docaposte enables companies and administrations to optimize and digitalize their business processes and customer, employee, supplier and citizen relationship paths.

Docaposte provides consulting in the co-creation of innovative offers, operates services covering business or sectoral needs and also offers a set of turnkey digital solutions: signature, invoice, archiving, voting.


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