The app taking the pain out of paperwork

It’s a fair bet that paperwork is nobody’s favourite part of running a business, but it’s an essential aspect of it nonetheless.

A new tool was recently launched to take the pain out of paperwork, with Doccy able to cut different processes down to sixty seconds.

“Small businesses are time-poor and spend a lot of time sending regular documents such as estimates and invoices. It can be hard to keep track of these documents, and it’s also boring and tedious,” says Michael Cindric, developer of Doccy.

“There are plenty of other value-add tasks and client work that should be a priority, and I wanted to create a tool that would easily turn documents into templates to save all companies time, effort, and money.”

Recent research from banking consultant East and Partners has found that the average small business will spend up to 20 hours per week on administration.

Doccy allows businesses to streamline regular client documents like letters, proposals, invoices, and other forms into personalised templates through a custom field and mail merge approach online.

These documents can then be turned into a PDF file and emailed directly to clients.

Cindric developed Doccy after finding the process of document creation difficult in his own business Sentia, a boutique mobile and web application development company.

He says, “There were so many documents that I was not sending as I just didn’t have the time. I thought that there had to be a better, more efficient way.”

The app also syncs with Dropbox, providing an online file management service and allowing office staff to be alerted when documents are sent.

  • I’ve not heard of Doccy and it sounds a great concept. Will have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing!

  • With the improvement of technology and applications, it’s cool to see just how much more efficient we can be with our paper work. The only major complaint I’ve heard is security issues with electronic formats, but what I say is..if you have proper policies and software in place, you should be at ease.