Smart-ID now has 2 million users
In the Baltic states, 2 million people are already using Smart-ID (developed by SK ID Solutions). In Estonia, the solution has 420 000 users, but the largest number of users come from Lithuania – 830 000. In the three states, over 100 e-services are available for use with Smart-ID.
As of today, the Baltic states have a combined total of over two million unique Smart-ID users. The authentication solution created by SK ID Solutions is being used by 420 000 people in Estonia, 750 000 people in Latvia, and 830 000 people in Lithuania. The two million Smart-ID users make over 40 million transactions a month with the application, using it for entering e-services, confirming transactions, and digitally signing documents.
“Smart-ID, which now has two million users, is the most popular and fastest growing authentication solution both in Estonia and the other Baltic states. While we reached our first million users in a little over a year, we achieved our second million in just nine months. We are especially happy to see that now, the first government institutions have also integrated Smart-ID into their systems, which means that everyone is able to access and communicate with the state in a fast, efficient and secure manner,” said Kalev Pihl, CEO of SK ID Solutions.
“Above all, we decided to implement Smart-ID to support more widespread use of the e-Business Register so that our clients could use the fast and convenient authentication options available today. This is particularly important as from July 1st, the state accounting will change over to e-invoices, which means that from that date onwards, the only invoices entrepreneurs will be able to send to the public sector will be e-invoices. And since all companies and organisations can send an unlimited number of e-invoices to the public sector via e-Financials for free indefinitely, then the implementation of Smart-ID will definitely help expand the number of options available for accessing e-Financials,” said the Deputy Director of the Centre of Registers and Information Systems,
With the recent additions of the Centre of Registers and Information Systems in Estonia and Medicinos Bankas in Lithuania, there are now over 100 e-services in the Baltics that support Smart-ID and that number continues to grow.
SK ID Solutions introduced the immensely popular Smart-ID in the beginning of 2017. The solution can be used for accessing and using the e-services of the financial, education, telecommunications, energy, state and wholesale sectors. As of November 2018, Smart-ID achieved the Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) level, which means that when it is used to digitally sign documents, the signature will be considered as the digital equivalent to a handwritten signature, and all European Union member states are required to recognise the signature as valid. Smart-ID is free of charge.