What makes a Gartner Cool Vendor so cool?

Gartner’s Cool Vendor reports identify technology vendors that have strong market vision and offer unique and innovative products and services that have real market impact.

As a Gartner Cool Vendor 2014, HotDocs is in great company, with more than 300 organizations from across the world identified in a range of fields, from wearable technology through to digital marketing. HotDocs continually strives for innovation and it sits at the very heart of our automated document generation technology. We think that our latest cloud products are incredibly cool, as they allow the embedding of our market leading software within third party products or services in the cloud – providing impact whilst retaining the unique benefits of our core technology.

Cool Vendors for Content Management, 2014 key findings and recommendations

Among Gartner’s key findings in the 2014 report was the fact that “Complex documents can be created timelier and more cost-effectively in a structured and collaborative environment that automates the production process.” In addition to this finding, the Cool Vendor publication recommends that organizations “Consider a document generation solution when creating complex documents such as contracts, sales agreements, loan applications and legal documents to gain improved cost and time efficiencies.”

“We believe HotDocs is at the top of the document generation class and is expanding the envelope far beyond the assembly of lengthy and complex documents. In its 2014 Cool Vendor report, we feel Gartner has hit upon what makes HotDocs powerful and unique, a cloud-based architecture that facilitates the embedding of HotDocs process apps within 3rd-party web environments.We feel that this advanced level of interoperability is not only cool; it’s disruptive. We believe that HotDocs’ technology aligns well with Gartner’s nexus of forces and that it provides a much needed standard among the ECM vendors for structured content creation.”
—Russell Shepherd, HotDocs CEO

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Read the HotDocs press release

Read the Gartner press release

Read the full report on Gartner’s website (Gartner account required). Reference: Gartner, Cool Vendors for Content Management, 2014, Kenneth Chin, Gavin Tay, Mark R. Gilbert, Mick MacComascaigh, Karen M. Shegda &Whit Andrews 9 May 2014.

Read HotDocs’ Chief Strategy Officer, Leonard DuCharme’s blog article on being named a Gartner Cool Vendor

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What is content management?

Content management refers to the process (and associated technology) that aids the collation, organization and publishing of information throughout its lifecycle. Organizations frequently utilize software and systems that automate and control how digital content is managed and HotDocs slots perfectly into that role for documents and forms. HotDocs is a leading provider of document assembly software that automates the process of document creation to save time and money for organizations all over the world.

In addition to drastically reducing the time taken to produce complex document sets, HotDocs is designed to allow maximum control over output. When creating a HotDocs template, complex rules, calculations and variables can be built right in. This way, when an end user launches the HotDocs interview needed to create the documentation required, the answers that they give will ensure that the documents produced are compliant and error free – every time.