Finnish startup Ceverte, founded by experienced quality management consultants, launches a new type of marketplace for business and technical documentation. The service, called Documented.zone, allows all businesses to buy and sell valuable document templates and guidelines and is initially targeted to professional service providers and consultants.
Documentation is an extremely valuable asset, especially for professional service companies: for example, 1.2 million organisations need to update their ISO 9001 certifications by September 2018, a market opportunity estimated by Ceverte to potentially be worth hundreds of millions of euros.
Now, Documented.zone is offering the first centralized marketplace to buy and sell templates and guidelines for these documents.
Ceverte’s CEO and co-founder Martti Blomberg shares his story: “Our founding team has worked with over 800 companies, providing consulting services and creating quality management system documentation. For most of our clients, documentation has initially been seen as an inconvenience and an unnecessary cost. We came to realize that the companies actually own a sizable asset – templates and guidelines they could monetize. But there wasn’t a place where this could be done.”