We are software developers that are versed in building and deploying software at scale in an ever-changing landscape. Our tooling, processes, frameworks, platforms come and go like no other field. Dynamic. Fast. Crazy.
With the awesome tooling and practices we enjoy in software development, we’d always shy away from handling documentation. Manual processes, meetings, intranets, extranets, wikis, approvals, email chains – these things got in the way of what we were actually paid to do. We simply saw documents and associated process as a huge time sink to be avoided like the plague.
So we set about to build something different – self-managing documents where process is neatly automated inside every document. We want something that’s efficient, clean, simple and generic enough for every type of document.
We’re turning the whole game on it’s head by replacing random manual process with a platform for bringing discpline to the world of documents.
Our goal is to build an Intelligent Document Environment (IDE) that powers the composition of self-managing documents.
We’re bringing proven software development concepts and practices to the world of documents – refactoring, importing, testing, linting, metrics, versioning, templating, forking, reviewing, approving, deploying, merging++
The mission is driven by four core beliefs that shape our product and business:
Documents should chase us for contributions, escalate when deadlines slip and enforce standards.
When we bring the collaboration inside documents, then we render meetings, calls and chaser emails obsolete.
Never again shall we email document links or send as attachments.
Because living documents form the lifeblood of every business.
Pricing should be driven by actual customer business growth and not employee headcount.
SaaS companies moved software to the cloud yet kept the old pricing model of charging by seats. It’s an antiquated practice of the client/server licensing model from the ‘80s.
Whilst most products in our space charge by user, we believe businesses should enjoy unlimited users, documents and storage.
Documize charges by secure spaces – the containers you need to secure and share documents that grow with projects and customers.
Because we don’t believe in walled gardens, anyone should be able build and share data integrations that bring external data into Documize.
No marketplaces or paid-for essentials designed to extract extra dollars for data integrations. It’s your data, so who are we to charge you to see it within Documize?
Anyone can fork our open source core codebase and submit a pull request for a shiny new data integration. We’ll ship it to every Documuze user automatically with the next product release without fuss.
Documize should be more than financial contributions from customers.
We encourage customers to contribute code to the Documize core platform via GitHub.