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UNICEF is one of the best-known institutions on our planet. As of now, the Committee Switzerland and Liechtenstein signs electronically with MOXIS – and thus ensures fast help where it is needed most.

Founded in 1959, UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein collects donations for worldwide projects and campaigns for the observance of children’s rights. The United Nations Children’s Fund was founded in 1946 and has its headquarters in New York. UNICEF stands for United Nations Children’s Fund and initially had the goal of alleviating need in Europe after the Second World War. The organisation is financed by contributions from UN member states as well as public and private donations. Every year, the Children’s Fund can spend around five billion US dollars on its projects worldwide.

UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein is divided into five areas: Finance, Fundraising, Partnerships, Legal and Digital. “In an evaluation process, such as the one that preceded the decision for MOXIS, it is first my task to determine the concrete needs in each individual area,” explains Manfred Ruf. The IT manager is one of the long-standing employees of UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He has been supporting the children’s relief organisation with his know-how for 17 years. “I am responsible for everything that needs electricity,” he sums up his area of responsibility. Today, the team comprises a total of 58 permanent employees. Like all other 33 national UNICEF committees, the non-profit organisation UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein is financed purely by donations. There is an obligation to use the donated funds in one of the worldwide UNICEF projects within 18 months.

»The interface of MOXIS is really smart and user-friendly. For example, I can simply drag and drop the signature block into the document.«

Manfred Ruf

Head of IT, UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Location Switzerland

The credo of UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein is carefully chosen: “We work efficiently.” This also means that IT processes are repeatedly put to the test and a tailor-made solution is developed for individual processes. “Our donations come mainly from Switzerland. That’s why we want to support service providers that are based in Switzerland when assigning projects.” Just like XiTrust.

The subject of electronic signatures was driven not least by the pandemic. After all, day-to-day operations had to be maintained when working from home as well – with signatures being always a part of it. “These include internal documents, external orders, service level agreements and much more,” says Manfred Ruf. “Our signature effort could no longer be efficiently managed with physical presence alone.”

European Solution

During the evaluation phase, the IT manager had very clear ideas about the future partner in terms of electronic signatures. From a legal point of view, Manfred Ruf was initially convinced by the proven partnership between XiTrust and Swisscom. He was looking for a European solution and a provider with German-speaking support. The IT manager of UNICEF experienced the cooperation with the support of XiTrust as extremely “uncomplicated. We always had a contact person – no matter when we contacted them. And we were able to get into test operation quickly.”

Just as uncomplicated, he thinks, is the product itself: “MOXIS is very clearly designed and its core functions are self-explanatory. For the IT manager, for example, the visualisation of the signature was a weighty argument. “The interface of MOXIS is really smart and user-friendly. For example, I can simply drag and drop the signature block into the document. That was much more convincing compared to the solutions of various competitors, which we also had a look at.” MOXIS helps UNICEF – in every way.

Christoph Schomberg, Senior Editor at XiTrust

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