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Free-Laskutus Oy provides popular Free.fi invoicing platform to light-entrepreneurs, private traders and gig workers. The platform is powered by Signicat digital trust services to enable easy user experience and high level of automation and security.

– “Signicat’s versatile APIs have made our lives easier from a technical perspective. We have also been very satisfied with development phase support and advice that we have received from Signicat when taking new services into use.“
Ville Rontti
Chief Technology Officer at Free-Laskutus Oy

# Challenge

Free.fi is a user-friendly invoicing platform to send invoices and receive payments of completed work and also to run accounting tasks — whether as a light-entrepreneur or a private trader. Light entrepreneurship is a convenient and risk-free way to charge customers for services provided by an individual.

The use of invoicing services (as light entrepreneurs or private traders) has grown significantly in recent years and the growth continues. Simplicity and ease of use are the most important success factors of this type of services, as well as trust and compliance. Therefore, user authentication and customer onboarding processes need to be run as smooth as possible for the end-user, while ensuring the highest level of security.

# Solution

Free-Laskutus is using Signicat’s authentication and identity proofing services, digital signing and AML/KYC registry look-up services. Co-operation has expanded from Finland to international markets to support Free-Laskutus' expansion plans. Most of the services used by Free-Laskutus are integrated into the Free.fi platform by using Signicat APIs securing high level of automatization.

In addition, Free-Laskutus uses the Dokobit portal by Signicat to cover selected use cases like form template signing and multiple other ad-hoc signing needs. There is also a capability to use video-based signing that is useful in case the signer does not have BankIDs or similar available. With video-based signing the end user can sign a contract by showing a valid ID document and his or her face in a video-based process. Video-based signing supports global signing and results to legally binding QES level signatures.

“Signicat’s digital trust services including strong customer authentication, ID document-based identity proofing and digital signing solutions makes it possible to support service platform providers like Free-Laskutus to meet their user experience, security and compliancy requirements in several business critical processes,“ says Riku Louho from Signicat.

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Free-Laskutus Oy provides popular Free.fi invoicing platform to light-entrepreneurs, private traders and gig workers.

# Result

Signicat solutions have helped Free-Laskutus to meet their trust service needs and regulatory demands. For rapidly expanding Free-Laskutus it is important to have a partner like Signicat who can support in fulfilling increasing regulatory demands and provide support in international expansions in an easy way.

“Signicat’s versatile APIs have made our lives easier from a technical perspective. We have also been very satisfied with development phase support and advice that we have received from Signicat when taking new services into use,“ says Ville Rontti, Chief Technology Officer from Free-Laskutus Oy.

# More about Free.fi

Industry
Accounting services, Financial technology

Product used
Dokobit portal by Signicat
, Assure API (Onfido), Authentication API (eIDs), Sign API, Information API, Person Monitoring API

Use case
Customer onboarding, document signing, logging in to online portal, AML/KYC checks