Free people from mundane paperwork and let them unleash their potential to reach their goals faster.
World’s no. 1 smart document workspace. The most user-friendly solution for advanced document drafting and management automation that contributes to a happy work environment and access to justice through democratizing legal expertise.
Passion for creating a product with excellent user experience
Actions speak louder than words
Speed and efficiency
Focus on an additional value
Diversity and uniqueness
Legito set the new level of expectations from document automation solutions. Legito offered a user experience that was never seen in document automation before.
From 2014, Legito introduced over 20 essential inventions in document drafting and management automation. Among others, smart documents (inclusion of documents and questionnaires), data-based default and favourite settings of documents, automated translations and bilingual docs, bundles (suits) of logically inter-connected documents, web-based 100% programming-free (no coding) editor for automation of documents, auto-extraction of data from automated documents, smart documents which can communicate with public registers and other external sources, or real-time document management over automated templates with work-flows and negotiation features.
In January 2014, we came up with the first idea about smart documents. We hard-coded five popular types of agreement and released it for free to see how people will react to automated templates. The feedback to the MVP was overwhelming. People intuitively understood how smart (automated) documents work and immediately saw benefits. We had thousands of users within a few days. So, we decided to left our jobs in the legal and IT sector and went “all-in.” Legito (under its first name Contractator) was between very few startups chosen to present at Web Summit in Dublin. It was great motivation and also confirmation we are on the right path.
Till mid of 2015, we completely rebuilt our software. The key component we made in this time, was an editor for document automation, which also allows other people to automate documents. The 1st version of the editor, as well as the whole administration, was very narrow; therefore, we were focused on freelancers and small businesses and offered them ready-made templates. Back then, it wasn’t possible for users to automate their own documents. We started with 50 automated contracts. Legito was also selected to the very first European’s Google Accelerator, which helped us a lot to organize our marketing and business development.
Despite our initial focus on freelancers and small businesses, Legito was an immediate success. We reached our break-even point in August 2015, only two months after we released version 1.0. It allowed us to grow without any external investment, hire more engineers, and continuously develop Legito. We went step by step, adding one feature after another. We were not focused only to document drafting automation but also created a lite document management in addition to ready-made automated templates.
Targeting the big ones
In 2017, Legito became robust enough to be attractive for large corporations and law firms. We started to receive emails like “We love your system, but we would love to automate our own documents.” So, we shifted our focus on the rebuilding of our editor for document automation to make automation of document as easy as using smart (automated) documents. We finished our new document automation editor in January 2018. From this time, we officially moved from “ready-made” automated document templates marketplace to “automate drafting and management of your documents” workspace.
Our new document automation editor had a success, lawyers and other white-collar professionals adopted it very well. Within the next few months after the release, we closed deals with a majority of law firms in central Europe such as Schoenherr (over 300 lawyers), Havel & Partners (over 200 lawyers) and Kinstellar (Linklaters spin-off with over 200 lawyers). Large corporations became our clients, as well. We hit another milestone when Legito won a tender for a document automation solution for PwC. The results in a pilot project with PwC were so overwhelming that Legito was immediately implemented in 29 countries with thousands of active users. We proofed Legito can sever very well even to the biggest global corporations.
We incorporated in the USA and opened our office in New York, followed by another office in Germany. Currently, we have clients in 27 countries, and Legito is used in about 50 countries by over 100 000 users.
Later, we partnered up with the world’s biggest and the most traditional publishing houses such as Lexis Nexis and C.H.Beck to get closer to our customers and provide them the best possible services.
Due to our rapid growth, we split our workforce into two separate teams. One team is focused on workspaces for clients who intend to automate drafting and management of their own documents. The other team is focused on the ready-made templates and the Legito marketplace (the original model).
The success of Legito smart document workspaces allowed us to grow our development team, so we have now a team for each component of our workspace (template automation editor, smart document editor, document management, etc.). It accelerates our development, so we were able to recently add sophisticated permissions management, features for sharing, collaboration, and negotiation of documents as well as the advanced workflow of documents. However, our core is still to provide the best document drafting automation on the market.
„If you want to win a race, you need both, an excellent drive and an exceptional car. I believe you already have an excellent team of highly skilled and motivated professionals. Legito massively accelerates all mundane tasks that are slowing your team down and allows you to use all the hidden potential your team has.“