FastPencil Achieves Up To 50% Productivity Gain with Soonr Workplace

Innovative Online Publishing Service Fuels Growth by Using Soonr File Sharing and Collaboration

CAMPBELL, Calif.--()--Soonr, a leading provider of secure file sharing and collaboration services for business, today announced that FastPencil, an online publishing service and developer of end-to-end, cloud-based content management technology, relies on Soonr Workplace to perform secure file sharing with internal staff and customers. As a result, FastPencil has seen workplace productivity gains of up to 50% and has improved file sharing processes with customers.

FastPencil offers a full-featured, open platform to streamline the book publishing process. Its online publishing service enables authors to create books online, collaborate, publish and distribute all from one engaging, simple, cost-effective solution. The innovative company is owned by Courier Corporation (NASDAQ: CRRC), one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing and content management.

To support its ongoing focus on rapid customer response, FastPencil needed to enable better file sharing and collaboration – both internally and externally with clients.

“Our customers want an easy way to share files with us and email can be particularly troublesome,” said Mariena Foley of FastPencil. “If the files are too large to email, clients may not know that we haven’t received them and valuable time can be lost. We needed a simple solution for sharing large documents with our clients that was secure and efficient.”

In addition to supporting its needs for customer responsiveness, FastPencil also required file sharing and collaboration that would offer robust security features, ensuring that company and client information remain protected, even if staff members needed to access it on the road from a mobile device or tablet. To solve its challenges, FastPencil selected Soonr Workplace.

“Soonr Workplace had all the features we needed and more, plus it was very cost effective,” said Foley. “I especially love the permissions and roles that can be selected with Soonr. Depending on what files a staff member needs access to, permissions can be easily selected to enable their use of just those files. And they can be accessed from anywhere from a computer, tablet or even phone.”

As a result of deploying Soonr Workplace, FastPencil is able to:

  • Securely share files with customers instantly, saving hours of lost productivity and speeding customer responsiveness
  • Achieve workplace productivity gains of up to 50% with instant access to the most current files
  • Benefit from complete file sharing rights management control for content security peace of mind

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About FastPencil

FastPencil is leveraging the disruptive trends of self-publishing, social media, print-on-demand, and eBook distribution to deliver a new unified online service that streamlines the book publishing process, offering more control and higher margins for authors. The FastPencil writing and publishing service enables authors to create books online, collaborate, publish, and distribute from one engaging, simple, cost-effective solution. For more information please visit

About Courier

Courier Corporation is America's second-largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands, offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. Founded in 1824, Courier is headquartered in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

About Soonr

Embraced by users and endorsed by IT, more than 150,000 businesses trust Soonr for their secure file sharing and collaboration needs. Soonr Workplace empowers mobile teams and organizations to do business faster from any device anywhere. We deliver our services through a worldwide network of cloud service providers, VARs, solution providers, and system integrators. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, we are privately-held and backed by major investors. Go to and start your free trial today.


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Erin Jones, 704-664-2170


Avista Public Relations
Erin Jones, 704-664-2170