The goal of the sign off phase is to gather final approvals from your key stakeholders. Stakeholders review finalized content and either sign off on or reject the report. All prior authoring and review phases must be complete, and all doclets must be checked in and completed as well. The sign off phase enables you to lock your report and ensures that approved content is not modified. This is beneficial for reports that rely on content to be locked down and to prevent changes.
The sign off phase follows this process:
The report package owner creates the sign off instance, and then starts the sign off phase.
Notifications are sent to signers to begin their work.
Signers review finalized content in the form of a sign off instance, and can either sign off on or reject the report.
After all the signers provide their approvals, the report package is marked final.