Docmosis Pty Ltd designs, develops and supports its proprietary document generation software from
the head office in Perth, Western Australia.
Leveraging the original concept, developed by co-founder Paul Jowett in 2006, Docmosis has grown in to a small vibrant software company that offers both self-hosted and cloud-based document generation solutions to its international client base.
Docmosis was developed in answer to two simple questions.
The expectation was that by enabling the right people, to easily make changes to the layout and content of generated documents, there would be significant cost and time savings.
Did we get it right? Given our growing customer base in over 30 countries, it seems our customers think so. Legal firms, multinational banks, logistic companies and government departments to start-ups, non-profits, and high-growth SaaS companies now rely on Docmosis to generate their business-critical documents.
“It was through first-hand experience of the frustration, efforts and contortions that software teams faced, when generating documents from business applications, that fuelled my desire to design and build an alternative solution”
Director & co-Founder
Years of late nights
Over three years Paul began researching and developing the first template-based MVP.
Testing and refining
The initial approach is shared with Paul’s peers with the opportunity for deployment and improvement in live Health, Defense and Education applications.
First website. First sales
The engine is made publicly available as a Java Library. The first sales, to “arm’s length” customers, validates the problem and solution.
Taken to the cloud
Driven by a US pharmaceutical customer, the first service-based approach is built. It used polling of an AWS S3 bucket and the arrival of new data files to initiate docgen jobs.
Docmosis Web Services (DWS)
The cloud approach is refined to provide the service via a REST API and a subscription based pricing model.
Docmosis Pty Ltd
A new company is incorporated to begin a strategic approach to establishing product/market fit.
Customers liked the web service and REST API approach, but wanted to host the engine themselves.
Over eleven years of development, three years of pricing experiments and continuous product improvements based on customer feedback.
Growing the team
Our first two hires seed our admin and development/support teams. Luckily, we find all rounders that are happy to turn their hand to anything and everything.
First real office. First award
As the team grows, we move from a cramped/shared space to our own office and the same year win the Rising Stars award.
Up from down under
We travel Australia and the world to get face-to-face with customers as well as attending SaaStr for the second time.
As a bootstrapped company we focus on establishing self-serve resources and adding a searchable knowledge base.
Diversifying our user base
With a surge in users with low-code and no-code apps, we create integrations with four of the major platforms.
A company is much more than its products.
As a 100% founder-funded and founder-owned company, we have built Docmosis by following a simple formula:
Identify a real business problem.
Provide a unique solution that people are willing to pay for.
Use sales to drive growth.
The absence of external funding gives us the freedom to operate Docmosis with these values, without having to pursue exit-based strategies experienced by VC backed entities.
As developers, we love building and making things and enjoy meeting and supporting people that are doing the same. That includes building and making a well-functioning ethical business, that will be around for years to come.
As the tech brains behind the Docmosis solution, Paul has led Docmosis from the company’s home base in Perth, Western Australia since 2006.
Early in his career Paul gained extensive experience, not just as a developer, but in all areas of application development including DevOps, databases and security. His 25+ year career has seen him working for Australian, British, and American companies in the Finance, Health, Education, and Defense sectors.
This diverse experience has enabled him to understand and build all aspects of the original solution and, as the business has grown, recruit, train and manage the Docmosis technical team.
Early in his career Graham worked as an IT professional for a mixture of government organizations and private corporations in both Australia and overseas. It was also how he first met and became friends with Paul.
With an avid interest in aviation, Graham completed his pilot’s license and worked as a flying instructor and charter pilot. Having cultivated an entrepreneurial mindset, over the next ten years he branched out from IT to own and operate his own businesses in a variety of industries.
In 2013, Graham joined his long-time friend to establish Docmosis Pty Ltd where he now leads the strategic planning and growth of Docmosis providing a long-term vision for the company.