How Vercel, an always remote-first company, increased team visibility for a clearer view of their business.
Meet Vercel 👋
Vercel is a web hosting space that helps businesses and developers create and publish unique online experiences. In addition, they develop products for developers, designers, and those looking to become either.
With a team of around 43, they've always been remote-first with members all over the globe. Currently, they have 15 US-based employees, and those outside the US are contractors.
Keeping track of everything
Before Deel, Vercel had been working with a partner to compliantly onboard contractors. However, without one place to track everything, it quickly became difficult to keep track of numerous contracts, payments, and invoices. They needed a better, more transparent way to see existing agreements, the pay of each team member, and where their money was going monthly.
Using DocuSign, an agency, and email, Vercel found it hard to have complete transparency over new contracts and company additions. Copies of signed documents had to be manually stored and most tracking took place with spreadsheets. Once the team started to grow, the process became painstakingly long, and managing workflows quickly became overwhelming.
For contractors at Vercel, things were entirely manual. For example, invoices had to be submitted monthly so that the account team could pay everyone promptly. Since the team had to create these invoices, it took a lot of time and sometimes held up contractors getting paid. In addition, if people forgot to send invoices, their pay would often get delayed.
Now it's way more consistent and everyone gets paid on time every month.
How we Deel with it
Vercel was able to alleviate and simplify their processes using Deel. Once they transferred all their contracts to Deel's platform, they've been able to manage contracts, payments, invoices, and more all in one place, giving them way more visibility.
Deel has helped Vercel to hire over 28 people from 24 countries all over the world.
Vercel can manage their growing team with ease
Since using Deel, the team at Vercel can operate and manage everything with ease. They can access and view contractor agreements, payments, and invoices in a few clicks, all in one place.
Making adjustments to contracts and ensuring all currency conversions happen the right way is simple. Also, the ability to pay expenses under individual invoices makes paying back team members a breeze.