Founded on the 17th of December 2016 as SemayDocs, Stack Data Solutions is a promising startup determined to Ethiopian companies with their digitizing efforts. As SemayDocs, the SaaS company was one of 7 startups selected to pitch at the 2017 Ethiopian leg of the Seedstars World. The rebrand to Stack Data Solutions came into effect in August 2018. Stack Data Solutions aims to facilitate business in delivering operational efficiency. Stating on their website, “We offer a seamless process to organize, scan, index and check for quality control through our trained staff utilizing optical character recognition technology and high-speed document scanners to ensure high quality service” The world has rightly embraced the digital age for the sheer practicality digitization offers. It can be tedious and, in some cases, expensive to maintain physical records. There is bound to be a huge demand for data digitization services as companies look to assimilate into the digital era. Stack Data Solutions allows businesses to easily digitize and effectively manage documents through the automation of paper-based processes. How a company manages data is linked to its ability to effectively respond to customer queries. A digitally streamlined workflow and document retrieval system increases customer satisfaction through the instant retrieval of the exact information a customer needs. Through Stack Data’s services, Ethiopian companies can efficiently convert paper documents into an editable and easy-to-access digital format, in both Amharic and English. The move to digital not only allows businesses to easily index and retrieve information from documents, it also mitigates against the potential danger of losing physical records. Stack Data Solutions also offer businesses Survey Automation and Data Analysis Services. Using automated survey data extraction, Stack Data Solutions enables companies to quickly and accurately collect data from paper surveys, tests, and feedback forms or evaluations. That way companies can quickly act upon the findings from surveys instead of wasting valuable time and resources manually compiling and consolidating data. It is fair to say, most of the effective business solutions are data driven. At Stack Data Solutions, they obviously agree since they also provide a Data Analytics service to help Ethiopian businesses make smart data driven decisions. An example of how this is achieved is in the startup’s own words, “the use of data visualization to interact and filter through your management or financial data.” Stack Data Solutions offers businesses flexible options to suit their data management, and document storage & retrieval needs. They avail different packages as needed. It is worth noting just how advantageous the fact that Stack Data Solutions is useful for businesses operating using both Amharic and/or English. This vastly increases their reach and sets them up for success in Ethiopia. Stack Data Solutions have not announced any funding rounds to date, however since their August 2018 rebrand, they could soon start funding rounds and should be successful if they were to. They have an essential product.