There is no denying that we live in a digital world. Even in a post-pandemic era, digital transactions will continue to hold sway, for their ease of operation and unparalleled ability to connect people regardless of time zones or locations. Organisations aimed at simplifying these transactions are therefore, well-placed for success in times to come.
Signed paperwork is necessary for all modern commercial transactions. Traditionally, this was based solely on physical paper usage, bringing on huge logistical and operational challenges for businesses by causing delays, inconvenience and often times bad customer experiences. Fortunately, there is now a solution for this with the launch of Leegality. Founded in 2016, this start-up aims to liberate Indian companies from the drudgery of constantly having to using paper for every step in their daily business.
Shivam Singla – Founder and CEO of Leegality says, “leveraging the IT Act, we have built a ‘made for India’ SaaS solution that offers businesses a unified platform to sign and collect electronic signatures, pay stamp duty digitally and manage other critical compliance and workflow aspects of document execution in a highly automated way. This offers companies a faster, easier and more secure way to kickstart commercial relationships with customers, business partners, employees and agents.”
Through Leegality, signing, stamping and storing an agreement with the Bank is as easy as making a payment for your Swiggy order. Their vision has clearly struck a chord with many, allowing them to clock a revenue of approximately Rs 1 crore a month, with more than 850 Indian businesses using them to digitize their critical paperwork.
In a country largely distrustful of technology, it was not easy for Leegality to make inroads, but with persistence and time, they overcame this reluctance. “Our initial customers were early stage startups who were more willing to experiment, and then we managed to onboard an increasing number of enterprise customers. Now, five years since our founding, we have become the market standard for document execution for Indian businesses of all sizes,” shares Singla with pride.
Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns certainly helped their growth further, as digitiation became the norm. Since document execution is critical to keep business flowing—companies and organisations readily turned to Leegality during this time. Existing customers helped spread the word and brought in new customers, as did their active presence on social media, which helped potential customers become aware of their services.
As a horizontal solution, Leegality caters to all types of organisations. However, they have witnessed the highest rate of success in organisations with document-heavy daily operations such as banking and financial institutions. In fact, with heavyweights like HDFC, ICICI, etc, on board, the BFSI sector has been their biggest industry supporter thus far.
The arduous process of getting a single document signed is long and complicated—right from procuring the right stationary, to buying the requisite stamp papers, printing and collating the documents, filling information, verifying information, sharing scans, sending couriers, running office boys, getting physical signatures, verifying signatures and communicating approvals, to safely storing the documents. Further, the document can become a pain to track down and retrieve later when it might be needed for enforcement or required for an RBI audit. At BFSI organizations, this process is repeated numerous times every day, and hence, this sector benefits the most from adopting a safe process for digital documentation.
“We strictly comply with the master laws pertinent to us, such as the Information Technology Act, Evidence Act and Indian stamping laws, for our eStamping service. This means that our services can be used legally for 99% of all cases,” shares Singla. At the moment, Leegality is all set for growth with a complete nation-wide expansion and are hiring through a remote onboarding and orientation process. This will be done primarily through social media, employee referrals, consultants and applications in job portals.
With the useful and timely nature of its services and the easy to navigate platform it has introduced, Leegality is a company to watch for. Organisations can avail their services through the website leegality.com. Becoming digitally proficient will pave the road for companies to become more efficient operations equipped for the expectations of the future.
The writer is a lawyer who pens lifestyle articles for numerous publications and her blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be reached on email@example.com.
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RANI WRAPS UP ESTONIA SCHEDULE OF ‘MRS CHATTERJEE VS NORWAY’
MUMBAI: Estonia schedule of Rani Mukerji-starrer ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ has been completed. On Tuesday, the makers of the film took to their social media handle to share the update with the fans. They also posted a picture, wherein we can see Rani celebrating the completion of the schedule by cutting a cake with the whole cast and crew in Europe.
As per a statement, Rani and the entire crew shot in a bio bubble with all necessary precautions. The final schedule of the movie is expected to begin in India soon. Directed by Ashima Chibber, ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ revolves around a journey of a mother’s battle against an entire country. Apart from ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’, Rani will also be seen in ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
SUNIEL SHETTY AWESTRUCK AFTER MEETING BIG B
MUMBAI: Believe it or not but even celebrities also get star-struck after they meet their favourite actors. The same happened with veteran actor Suniel Shetty after he appeared on the show Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Taking to his Instagram handle, the evergreen actor shared a picture with the megastar from the sets of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Sharing the picture, Suniel penned a note reflecting his visit to the show and how he got ‘wonderstruck’ and already a ‘crorepati’ after meeting Big B.
“Wonderstruck as always at the knowledge and discipline one can imbibe from the legend the mighty Mr Bachchan. After that you always walk away a #crorepati. Thank you for the moments Amitji. #KBC #KaunBaneCrorepati #sony @amitabhbachchan @apnabhidu #lockkiyajaye #mahacomputerji.”
NICOLE KIDMAN OPENS UP ABOUT DIVORCE FROM TOM CRUISE
WASHINGTON: Hollywood star Nicole Kidman recently gave some brief insight into her marriage and subsequent divorce from actor Tom Cruise.
Though typically both are shy about commenting on the end of their marriage, however, according to Fox News, speaking to a fashion magazine for its upcoming October issue, Kidman was willing to discuss the immense media scrutiny their relationship invited in the 1990s. Kidman and Cruise got together after meeting on the set of ‘Days of Thunder’. The actors married just six months after the movie came out in 1990 and remained together for more than a decade before finally splitting in 2001.
The outlet reported that Kidman’s acting career started to be eclipsed by all the attention surrounding her personal life and marriage. However, looking back now, she sees only her culpability in the media narrative. With a laugh, Kidman told the interviewer, “I was young. I think I offered it up? Maybe I’ve gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I’m always trying to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way.”
She further added, “I’m wary at times, and I’ve been hurt, but at the same time I much prefer a warm approach rather than a prickly shutdown approach.” Kidman went on to note that the experience left her heart “open” when she finally met her now-husband, country singer Keith Urban.
BOLLYWOOD STARS SHOWER BIRTHDAY WISHES ON KAREENA
MAHARASHTRA: As the ever-gorgeous Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan turned 41 on Tuesday, several of her family members and fellow celebrities from the film fraternity, poured in birthday wishes for her.
Kareena’s sister Karisma Kapoor shared pictures from their childhood on her Instagram handle and wrote, “Will always be by ur side. Happy birthday to the best sister in the world.. my lifeline. love you the mostest. #birthdaygirl #sisterlove #beboisthebest #happybirthday.”
Filmmaker Karan Johar, one of the closest friends of Kareena, shared a selfie with the birthday girl and wrote, “We are pouters and posers in crime! So much love for my favorite girl on her special day! Happy birthday to my poo for life (that can sound wrong on many levels but bolna banta hai!) Love you so much.”
Actress Kangana Ranaut extended her birthday wishes by sharing a collage featuring stunning pictures of Kareena. She wrote, “Happy Birthday to the most gorgeous of them all.”
Kareena’s brother-in-law Kunal Kemmu posted an adorable picture to wish her on her special day. Malaika Arora on her Instagram shared a clip of the ‘3 Idiots’ actor and wrote, “Happy Birthday to my most stunning n beautiful Bebo. Keep Glowing n shining… Love you.” Kiara Advani, who shared screen space with Kareena in ‘Good Newwz’, also shared a stunning picture of the birthday girl and wrote, “Happy birthday to the most iconic superstar! Love you, Bebo.”
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez also shared a picture of the ravishing beauty while sending her greetings on the special day. “Happy birthday Kareena. Wishing you the best in your life and adventures. From Jackie,” she wrote.
ARJUN KAPOOR ON VENTURING INTO FOOD & FITNESS SPACE
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who battled obesity since childhood and has gone through a remarkable physical transformation. Recently he said that he will soon be venturing into the food and fitness space. Talking about how fitness has changed his perspective, Arjun revealed, “People have been kind enough to notice my transformation. My fitness journey has not only changed the way I look at food, nutrition and fitness but it has also changed the way people look at me. The opportunities and offers coming to me have also changed.” He further spoke regarding wanting to venture into the food and fitness space and said, “I have definitely initiated multiple conversations to explore myself in the food and nutrition space and I’m excited for some of the things that will materialise soon. I will be in a position to share more concrete details in the days to come. I want to be a part of ventures that are aiming to revolutionise the fitness space!” In August, Arjun had opened about his battle with obesity in an interview with a leading daily, wherein he said how his “underlying health condition has always made it a struggle for him to constantly stay a certain size”.
Later the 36-year-old actor had disclosed that he joined forces with world kickboxing champion Drew Neal to push himself to get the correct body type, and seems like his commitment to fitness is reaping benefits for him.
‘THE CROWN’ TAKES THE THRONE AT EMMYS 2021
LOS ANGELES: Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ won big at the Emmys 2021. This show which follows Queen Elizabeth’s life throughout the decades of her reign was declared winner of the Outstanding Drama Series award at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. It also bagged awards for best actors (drama) and best actors in supporting roles. The show also took home the best writing and directing award.
On such a remarkable win, the team of Netflix took to the streaming giant’s official Twitter handle to congratulate the members of the show. “Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Crown for their 11 Emmy wins — including Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, and Best Actor for Josh O’Connor https,” the tweet read. Apart from ‘The Crown’, ‘Ted Lasso’ also registered a golden win at Emmys 2021. It racked up four wins, including for best comedy and star Jason Sudeikis. Emmys moved to an indoor-outdoor venue this year due to the pandemic. It was held on Sunday at the Event Deck at LA Live.
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