While start-to-finish e-signature vendors are few and far between, there are movements afoot to offer such a solution. Last year Zions Bancorp, which offers brokerage and insurance services, bought three technology companies for $50 million - think XML, icomXPpress and E-Lock Technologies - and folded them into a new entity, Lexgin.

Last October, Zions announced Lexgin would offer the first end-to-end e-sign-compliant solution to allow fund companies and other financial-service firms, as well as government agencies, to seamlessly process forms over the Web in a highly secure, simple and cost-effective way.

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