San Francisco (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Ever feel that Office Space urge to beat a printer-fax-scanner-copier with a baseball bat? Ever negotiate over phone and email and burn hours trying to find the right version of a document? Waste time and money trying to get contracts signed? Software companies are working every day to find solutions to these efficiency crushers. PandaDoc (https://www.pandadoc.com/) -- after months of beta testing, launching to the public today -- looks to throw its hat in the ring as the next great productivity app.
PandaDoc -- from the folks that built the #1 Quote Roller business proposal application (http://www.quoteroller.com/) -- is a web-based and mobile application to send, track, negotiate and sign documents, on the go. Its focus is on being well-designed and easy-to-use, integrating with other SaaS apps to streamline the business document lifecycle.
How does PandaDoc work? Upload a document from your Google Drive, Dropbox or hard drive, or snap a photo of a printed document. Drag and drop signatures and other text widgets anywhere on top of the document, assigning the actors. Hit Send.
The recipients then receive an encrypted email with an individual link to the document. They can then fill in the blanks and sign where directed. Both parties can collaborate and negotiate right within the document. The document's author is notified as soon as a recipient completes an action like opening, annotating or signing.
PandaDoc integrates with Nimble CRM, Harvest, Dropbox, and Google Drive, with plans for some big integration partnerships in the next few months.
There's no doubt that PandaDoc is entering a competitive document-processing marketplace. There are many players out there already, big and small, like DocuSign, Adobe EchoSign and RightSignature, SignNow and HelloFax. Gartner research found that the electronic signature marketing in 2013 was $359 million, while the document management market is about $50 billion.
While the idea of going paperless is not new, PandaDoc distinguishes itself with its focus on mobility, ease of use, and integrations. PandaDoc looks to be effortless and straightforward for consumers with a simple interface and clear user experience. Most of the competition has built products loaded with features, while PandaDoc is trying to build its audience on simplicity and user-friendly interface.
The team founded PandaDoc because it discovered a greater market need, as its sister company Quote Roller's clients repeatedly say, "We love Quote Roller, but we want to use it for more than just sales quotes."
PandaDoc shares the same development and marketing team as the two-year-old Quote Roller, which helps more than 25,000 companies in more than 100 countries create, send, track and sign business proposals. PandaDoc should be able to achieve its integrations easily, as Quote Roller already has more than 20 strategic integration partnerships (http://www.quoteroller.com/services-integrations/).
The team is counting on these integrations to grow PandaDoc rapidly.
PandaDoc's targets small businesses, sales teams, realtors, and anyone who uses documents that involve multiple people and a fast turnaround. Instead of disrupting workflows, PandaDoc looks to be an integral part of the business process, streamlining and organizing business-document negotiation, on the go.
The PandaDoc team says they are focusing on selling to tablets and iPad users first because the majority of its core audience already has these mobile devices, but aren't using them at optimal efficiency. PandaDoc allows for contract negotiation and signing to be done quickly and easily, on the spot.
PandaDoc is working hard to develop and deliver the iOS and Android applications. The web-based version is launched to the public, with plans running from free to $19.99.