We all have cool ideas or big dreams; the key is to pursue them into reality. Marvel has everything you need to bring ideas to life and create digital products without knowing how to code. With Marvel, you can instantly generate design specs and connect integrations that streamline your team’s design workflow.
Marvel’s mission is to place the power of design in everyone’s hands, by providing intuitive design and prototyping tools. The software has about 2 million users, individuals and teams who are part of all types of organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to startups and schools.
The startup began as a side project in 2013, so they didn’t have a lot of spare time and needed an invoicing solution, fast.
Fill in the details and create the invoice manually was really painful. We were probably getting requests for invoices daily, and it took about half an hour a day. The time was really tight and we were looking for something we could just plug in straight away and generate invoices without having the time spent away from the actual product.
Quaderno’s automatic invoicing to the rescue! Plus, the digital records and easy-to-use dashboard allows a kind of customer self-service, where customers can view receipts and access billing history on their own.
Updating billing data is also easily done through Quaderno so there’s no need for a separate billing department within Marvel’s team.
Since Mulat and his team no longer needed to create invoices manually, and didn’t need to deal with much customer support follow-up, they could devote all of their energy into developing a side project into a scaling business.
Then 2015 came around, and new EU VAT regulations completely changed the tax landscape. Companies now have trickier obligations when it comes to charging and collecting VAT from European customers — and Marvel felt the squeeze.
New European VAT regulations were such a headache. We were going through all those requirements and we thought we are never going to get through this. Finding out only two weeks before the new rules came into life in the beginning of 2015, the issue was very acute and needed to be solved promptly. We were stuck because there was no way we had the resources, and I couldn’t find any services to do that.
Good thing Quaderno handles automatic VAT calculations, too. Not only will Quaderno apply the correct tax rate to each transaction, but it will store all of your tax records and generate a full tax report on demand.