Creating and updating templates for documents is far from the sexiest aspect of managing a business, but it is something that often must be done. The issue is that, once you have invested time into doing it, you want to make sure that your creation appears as intended if the document is opened in any word-processing application, be it Google Drive, Apache, Microsoft Office, or whatever you prefer. Out of Denmark, startup Templafy has emerged to take aim at this issue.
Essentially, the platform allows users to upload templates and company data, which can then be organized (or updated) for each employee. From there, users select a template, to which Templafy automatically adds personal data and company branding. One of the more appealing aspects of the platform is that users do not have to push out the same updates to everyone, but send them to certain people on a list, basically ensuring that various departments only access the data that they require. The platform alerts employees regarding older documents and presentations that can be updated with new logos/data, which can be changed with a click of a button.
Their pricing model depends on the size of the company that they serve. They charge a small fee per employee, a rate that increases for smaller firms and decreases for the larger ones (and then there is a custom rate for customers that claim 10,000 employees). There are also a pair of options with regards to plans, with the “regular” plan offering the ability to customize, communicate, statistics, the ability to build a presentation, intelligent content management, and a presentation slide bank. The “enterprise” option, which typically costs twice as much as the “regular”, offers all of the aforementioned features, as well as customizable access control, desktop and cloud apps, and local file update.
Despite being a somewhat new business, Templafy is fairly well-funded, backed by $2.5 million from Sunstone Capital and Seed Capital. CEO Christian Lund tells me that the startup has picked up 60,000 users since their platform launched back in October and they have already gone international, currently maintaining offices in Copenhagen and New York. Using this funding, they are aiming to bolster their presence in the United States.