May 26, 2024

Benefit-Beyon Connect Alliance unveils digital signing service in Bahrain

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Benefit and Beyon Connect have recently signed off an agreement offering Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) services in Bahrain via the ‘OneID’ digital ID and ‘OneBox’ digital postbox solutions.

Benefit claimed that its Kingdom’s leading regional player in electronic financial transactions offers trusted and innovative financial and information solutions that are designed to make life easier, smarter, and more efficient for businesses and consumers.

Beyon Connect, which was unveiled in January, is a subsidiary of Batelco and is concentrated on delivering new technologies with great innovation potential, Software-as-a-Service platforms, and advanced IT solutions to both the public and private sectors in the MENA region.

Benefit added that, by combining the trusted solutions and capabilities of both organizations, the way the residents of Bahrain will sign documents will be transformed, not only ensuring compliance but also providing a seamless digital user experience through the use of cutting edge OneID and OneBox technologies.

Additionally, the firm added that OneBox will empower secure communication, transmission, and storage of the signed documents in one safe, convenient, and trusted digital space. Clients will have access to the new digital services around the clock reducing the need to visit physical locations in person.

According to Industry sources, OneID, which is available as a mobile application for both iOS and Android, empowers individuals to register a unique and highly secure digital identity, to interact securely with digital services. It permits onboarding via a simple and secure e-KYC process supporting passport and national ID cards with facial recognition and liveness check.

Benefit also further added that it will extend its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to integrate into the innovative OneID digital identity and OneBox digital postbox solutions and services delivered by Beyon Connect to curb the prerequisite for the manual signing of documents, applications, and official paperwork. PKI enables a user to electronically sign a document and prove it’s from a legitimate source. 

Both companies also stated that they are committed to offering cutting-edge, highly secure, and simplified digital experiences to businesses, organizations, and individuals within Bahrain which can be applied across multiple industries and sectors. The focus on ‘digital-first’ solutions is the product of a shared ambition to deliver trusted technology that simplifies the electronic signing and payment processes, increasing efficiencies through automation and lowering operating costs.

Benefit CEO Abdulwahed AlJanahi and Christian Rasmussen, CEO of Beyon Connect after signing the agreement, Source: Batelco

Benefit CEO Abdulwahed AlJanahi said, “We are pleased to join hands with Beyon Connect to offer our customers new innovative services by integrating Benefit’s trusted certificates into OneID and OneBox solutions. Trusted digital signing will support the changing needs of businesses, institutions, and individuals in the evolving digital economy. We are committed to supporting the Central Bank of Bahrain’s ongoing initiatives in driving safe and compliant financial digital transformation within the Kingdom.”

He added: “Furthermore, Beyon Connect and Benefit’s collective vision is to turn complexities into intuitive solutions that are both powerful and secure, serving individuals and organizations alike.”

Christian Rasmussen, CEO of Beyon Connect stated: “We are proud to collaborate with Benefit, a trusted and respected Bahrain finance and technology partner, to deliver additional value and powerful extended use cases to OneID and OneBox. Our highly secure digital ID and communication platform is built on transparency, privacy, and trust, so we see real synergy with the value and technologies Benefit brings to the table.”

He further added: “It is important to note that both organizations have a clear focus on sustainability, with care for the environment being high on the agenda, in line with the UN sustainability goals.  The sustainability enabling technologies that we are implementing will contribute to these goals through reducing paper usage significantly.”

Beyon Connect stated further that unveiling OneID and OneBox to the Bahrain market, will pave way for a movement towards a secure, modern, digitally connected, and trusted MENA region. Together with its pioneering partners, Beyon Connect will play an important part in laying the cornerstones for a data-driven, sustainable and paperless future. Furthermore, the delivery of this new digital solution will help to support the Kingdom’s position as the region’s leading hub in the ICT and data economy.

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