Edocr is an application that helps users get more marketing mileage out of their documents. The user can upload a document to Edocr. The document becomes available to search engines including Google and Bing, which indexes them for inclusion in search results. Edocr also helps the user get more distribution for each document by submitting the document to almost 300 web services, including popular social networks Twitter and Facebook. The documents can be anything from a sales flier to brochures, press releases and any other marketing materials the user would like to distribute. Edocr also allows users to apply their marketing materials without wasting resources and materials. Rather than printing up thousands of fliers or brochures, the user can offer them up online through the application. Leads generated by Edocr documents can be exported to Sales Force. Edocr also offers channels, so that users can easily find all the documents shared by a user or company.
Founded by Manoj Ranaweera, Edocr.com was launched in April 2007. Having an MBA from Manchester business school, Manoj has previously held roles in many areas of product development in UK and the Middle East. With decent usage and traffic reports this website hopes to create a large user base if it continues to provide good services and equally better spam filtration techniques.
In March 2012, edorcr announced that they integrated their service with Zendesk.
Many applications offer users a way to store and share their documents online. Most of these focus on general documents for personal or business use. Edocr specializes its services by giving users a way to distribute their documents, transforming them into an online marketing tool. The user can upload any marketing materials and share them through Edocr. The application is designed specifically to generate leads and distribute marketing documents.
Edocr has a colorful, yet professional design that works very well. The site’s theme focuses on lime green and black, as seen in the site header. The stylish logo features the site name in two different colors to the left of a round circle with a small document icon inside. Document pages are presented with great detail. Users can see who added the item, when it was added, its average rating, how many times it was read and the document itself. Additional tabs are available at the top of the document page that allows the user to download, embed, email, link or view thumbnail versions or write a message to the document publisher.
A new user can sign up for an Edocr account by clicking the yellow “Sign Up” button found along the right hand side (near the top of the page). The following page presents the user with the registration form which asks for a username, email address, and a password. The user must check a small white box found at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the Edocr terms and conditions.
Edocr offers users three membership options. The first is a free plan which includes up to five single document uploads, the ability to read documents, one user account, sharing features, private document settings and access to the support FAQ pages. The Pro plan costs just under $25 per month and includes up to 150 document uploads, document analytics and support tools. The business plan costs approximately $40 per month and upgrades to include 1,000 document uploads and up to three user accounts.
Edocr is a tool for companies and individual professionals who would like to find a better way to utilize their marketing documents. The application is very easy to use and gives users a handful of ways to get more exposure out of each brochure, flier or press release they upload.