For those who live inside spreadsheets, CollateBox launches today as a no-fuss way to clean house and get productive.
“Any data you would see in a spreadsheet, we are bringing into CollateBox. You’ve heard of WYSWIG, well this is “what you get is what you have seen,” and that’s the new way of working with data,” said co-founder Sunny Ghosh at DEMO Spring in Santa Clara, Calif.
CollateBox, which specifically targets the business managers who rely on Google Docs or Excel for their day-to-day operations, lets users collect data, share subsets of their spreadsheets with co-workers, receive notifications for defined actions, and generally make far better sense of the content contained in their columns and rows.
The web-based tool, which was also designed to work perfectly in mobile browsers, isn’t a replacement to the spreadsheet as we know it, but instead a productivity-boosting supplement.
“We are democratizing data and data lists,” Ghosh told VentureBeat in an interview. “Millions of business managers around the world continue living with the most basic challenge of organizing their data lists or collaborating on parts of their spreadsheet data with others. Think about your delivery list, price list, issue or sales list. If you want to act, share, and work with these data lists with team members with lesser efforts and better control, you are left with no choice. That’s where CollateBox comes in.”
The application is the brain-child of Ghosh and co-founder Ralph Vaz, co-creators of Wolf Frameworks. CollateBox builds on the technology the pair developed for the web development platform-as-a-service environment.
Founded in 2011, San Jose-based CollateBox has raised $60,000 in seed funding. More than 5,000 people have requested access already to the just-launched product.
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