Today we have selected Sandeep Kashyap to take his interview. He is the Founder and CEO of ProofHub.
First of all, how are you and your team doing in these COVID-19 times?
Thanks for asking! Like every other business in the world, it took us some time to adjust to the new working style. Still, as a cutting-edge organization, we had proper technology to move from working in the office to working from home as seamlessly as possible. Yes, there’s no doubt that the pandemic has been difficult, but we have still witnessed a lot of growth in our company.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded or joined this company?
In terms of my position inside the company, I am the founder and CEO of ProofHub. My primary responsibilities here are to participate in and monitor the innovation processes and the general development and design processes. Our company’s history has been straightforward. We built ProofHub from the ground up in 2011, and all we’ve done so far is develop the product consistently and sell it as best we can.
ProofHub was born out of my goal of eliminating the mismanagement of files, tasks, projects, and, most importantly, teams. And I knew it had potential because we had a slew of famous customers who wanted to use our platform to simplify their tasks and streamline their workflow from the beginning.
Following that, my goal was to locate a group of like-minded individuals who shared my larger vision and were eager to create something that would help people with project management and team communication in general.
How does your company innovate?
The tool we’ve designed is unique for a variety of reasons. To begin with, ProofHub is a simple platform to work with. It has a simple UI that allows you to focus on the things that are important at work.
In addition, ProofHub is a complete project management software that offers extensive solutions to teams to manage their tasks, communications, time, files, and more in one place. Our users do not have to switch between multiple platforms to get work done. Whether work assigning, chat, file sharing, online proofing, time tracking, or reporting, ProofHub provides you with everything at a centralized platform.
Furthermore, the best aspect about using our service is that no matter how many teams, departments, or people you have working for you, you can bring them all together on one centralized platform for a fixed price. There is no charge per user. As a result, you may hire as many people as you want without worrying about your costs rising as your company grows.
Aside from that, ProofHub functions as a single moving unit of management features rather than a collection of various applications. Said, it is an all-in-one solution. This tool allows users to manage projects, communicate, save notes and reminders, organize meetings and events, and participate in virtual discussions.
How the Coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Thankfully, the pandemic has had little effect on our activities. As previously stated, we could promptly adjust to the new requirements because of all the right resources we had in place. The pandemic provided an excellent opportunity for ProofHub to establish itself in the market. We helped thousands of people and businesses to work, manage projects, and collaborate with their teams effectively and effortlessly.
Although, this raised a lot of competition in the market. The advent of remote work has prompted certain tools to join the bandwagon of making remote work more efficient. Even if these software platforms have not eliminated us from the race, they have muddled the waters for large companies such as ourselves, who are attempting to establish a foothold in the market.
On the other hand, our competitors may be looking for ways to add more bells and whistles to their products. Still, users want a solution that will help them manage their workload and communicate with their teams in real-time during this overly difficult period of remote work, and ProofHub is doing just that.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
I’m not aware of any particularly difficult decisions to make. The primary takeaway was that the current market situation should not be taken for granted. It was an easy lesson to learn because we were already in a perpetual state of growth and development.
We are trying hard to keep up with our competitors’ innovation initiatives while balancing all of this with the needs of our users and future clients.
What specific tools, software, and management skills are you using to navigate this crisis?
As we gradually transitioned to a remote work environment, our needs, requirements, habits, and activities evolved, necessitating a reliable solution to keep things together. We chose our product ProofHub to deal with this situation because our product and team have always provided the greatest, most beneficial collaborative features to our clients over the years.
And we could easily work together, assign tasks, share files, make notes, have real-time discussions, chat, track performance, manage our time, and do so much more from a single platform. We honestly did not feel the need to use any other tool to get our work done.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
We compete with project management and team collaboration tools that provide users with efficient ways to manage their work and teams. We are trying to build our advantage by focusing on the specific aspect, which is being a one-stop solution for project and team management in our case.
Since managing projects and teams includes a plethora of activities, teams have to use multiple tools to work efficiently, which costs them a lot of time, effort, and money. ProofHub aims to provide it all in one place at a very reasonable price. As mentioned above, ProofHub provides effective solutions for almost every project management need and helps teams save time and money. I think that is something which helps us stand out from the crowd.
Your Final Thoughts
ProofHub was created with the primary goal of helping people. And, in my opinion, if we continue to stay up with the times and the requirements of the people, we will be able to maintain the platform’s reputation as a long-lasting and intelligent tool that will help teams simplify and streamline their work and communication process for decades to come.
Our clients tell us that ProofHub made remote working easier for them throughout the period, and hence they were able to stay in touch, work together, and track progress pretty smoothly. Thus, it is safe to say that our tool has helped and will continue to help people move from chaos to clarity.