Sridhar Gudiseva with Process Automation Platform Business Idea

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About the Company

Bizbee is a self-servicable & subscription based SaaS platform for process automation of SMB and Enterprises. It addresses the problem with an app store like approach with 200+ built-in processes in the market place. Our goal is to make the customer on-board with built-in processes with 30min after registering with the platform.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST MOMENT WHEN YOU THOUGHT TO START A BUSINESS?

Lot of colleagues in my earlier company used to complain about : the delay in approval decisions (leave approvals, payslips, purchase approvals, other business critical decisions, asset purchases) and lack of visibility in the ownerships on whom to approach.
ERP solution (or) traditional workflow managements solutions cumbersome to implement in SMB(s) like us, I thought thats the pain point to be addressed elegantly.
Upon research by talking to lot of business units from traditional industries, I noticed lot of day to day activities are running in – paper forms, manual intimations, no audibility, non-cloud solutions, no mobile visibility/access.
 
Thats when I decided to create a company around – process automation solutions in SMB and Enterprise
 

EVERY BUSINESS HAS A UP/DOWN MOMENT. DO YOU WANT TO SHARE ANYTHING SPECIAL WITH US?

As each business’s core processes are unique to themselves, so each customer wanted to design the processes from scratch. That too, he wanted to us to hand hold and design the solution for him. Customers are also not very clear in their processes, it ate lot of our time in creating and convincing them to use it. This continuous customer interaction helped us in building the unique feature of – build in market place with process apps.

WHAT IS YOUR CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE?

Bizbee.io: Process Automation Platform
 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING RELATED WITH YOUR BUSINESS?

We could garner around 100 customers in 100 days after our first production quality solution. Its an achievement for the SaaS based company We were declared as the WINNER and got selected for incubation & funding from AmritaTBI out of 1000 (thousand) companies who attended to the event.

WHAT IS YOUR ROADMAP AND GOAL FOR UPCOMING YEARS?

We wanted to be #1 process automation company in addressing all the SMB & Enterprise companies. Our goal is to eliminate the paper from SMB companies. Completely eliminate paper based communication, and recording of – orders, requests, proposals etc through paper and bring audibility.
 

WHO IS YOUR MENTOR OR ROLE MODEL?

I admire Steve Jobs & Mikkel Svane (Zendesk) for his aesthetic SaaS customer support platform.
 

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS FOR YOU? HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?

If Bizbee can make the SMB companies to run the business without paper (and with 100% audibility), bring 100% efficiency in people and process. Also, we are indirectly helping the eco-friendly environment by minimizing the paper usage.
 

WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON COMPETITORS?

Competition is good, it brings best in you. Until you stick to, your USP with top most customer support, your customers are sticked to you.
 

BIGGEST RISK YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN?

Getting out of highly paid job and comfort zone.
 

HAVE YOU EVER DONE ANYTHING UNETHICAL?

Didn’t get the chance to do.
 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR COMPANY CULTURE?

Ownership. Everybody in the company has ownership on something or the other. Ownership always brings responsibility and also efficiency.
 

IF YOU HAD ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE JUST STARTING OUR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Don’t start it until you find a pain point to solve.