35 Years of Entity Management Innovation: The Filejet Story
Business processes are continually evolving and traditional functions like legal, customer service, and HR are no exception.
While compliance, in-house legal departments, and administrators can find it challenging to incorporate new technology into long-established ways of doing things, it’s part of staying competitive. Digital automation simplifies and streamlines many business processes and leaves more time to do higher value work.
That is why Filejet was developed to simplify and automate entity management.
Allen Corporation Supply Roots
The Filejet story has deep roots in traditional corporate service.
It all started with the acquisition of Allen Corporation Supply in 2015 by Filejet founder, Andy White. With 35 years of expertise and a loyal customer base, Allen Corp. supplies businesses across the country with corporate kits, seals and other physical tools used to establish a business identity as a newly formed legal entity.
Allen Corporation Supply works with some of the largest law and accounting firms in California and has a reputation for outstanding customer service.
Corporate Kits to Entity Management
It’s easy to see the evolution that led to Filejet. Corporate kits typically include a binder or folder that contains important documents and records related to the business, such as the articles of incorporation, bylaws and meeting minutes. The kit may also include stock certificates, sample resolutions, and other legal documents that may be needed for business operations.
A corporate seal, on the other hand, is a stamp or embosser used to authenticate legal documents and agreements. The seal typically includes the business’s name, state of incorporation, and the year of incorporation. It’s often used to indicate that a document has been approved or authorized by the business’s officers or directors.
While corporate kits and seals are not legally required, they can help a new business establish a professional image and maintain important records in an organized manner. They can also be helpful in demonstrating the business’s legal status to third parties, such as banks, investors and suppliers.
Once an entity is formed, businesses have to maintain compliance by filing annual reports and paying renewal fees, among other tasks like renewing business licenses and DBAs. Manual reminders and processes can result in mistakes, missed deadlines, and penalties, so White set about to develop a better way to ensure entity compliance over time.
A Better Way to Ensure Entity Compliance
Automating entity management allows businesses to eliminate the challenges of manually keeping up with annual maintenance, special filings, and other documents.
Beyond automation, the entity management process needed to be modernized so businesses could take advantage of enhanced organization, process visibility, and concierge service that included automated filing.
With little doubt that this would be a desirable solution for anyone involved in executing entity formation and maintenance, Filejet software was born to automate and modernize the entity management process while preserving the Allen Corp. tradition of high-quality, responsive customer service.
Filejet Automates Entity Management
Filejet has a fresh and modern user interface with enhanced features that include all the advantages and security of efficient cloud and web-based technologies.
With organization, visibility and automation as pillars of the Filejet platform, here are few key benefits:
- Streamlined Collaboration & Communication: many people play a role in entity formation. Filejet’s platform enables communication among all of them – all in one place
- Complete Document Repository: Filejet stores all documents related to an entity in one location, and all members associated with an entity can easily access needed information in the document repository
- Guesswork-Free Maintenance: entity maintenance is simple with Filejet, including automated alerts when filings are due, without guesswork and frustration
Filejet founder White, his team, and the team at Allen Corp. bring a wide range of expertise, innovation and tradition that delivers a unique perspective operationalizing entity management and maintenance with automation for mission critical efficiencies and processes.
Filejet’s platform is easy to learn and use, enabling the quick formation and addition of entities and simplified entity maintenance. Along with trustworthy concierge service, Filejet brings entity management into a new era.
A Look Back Is a Look Forward
In 1988, when Allen Corporation Supply was launched, the world was very different. A gallon of gas was 91 cents, a gallon of milk was just under two bucks, and a dozen eggs was a meager 65 cents. There was no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Amazon – Jeff Bezos was still working on Wall Street, Elon Musk was in elementary school, and Mark Zuckerberg turned four. While we can complain about TikTok and the price of gas, milk, and eggs, few businesspeople long for the days of processes powered by spreadsheets and paperwork.
It’s kind of like the Allen Corp./Filejet story. While Filejet has advanced operations with technology, it has maintained the high customer service standards of Allen Corp.