Smart templates in Google Docs, add-on time-saving functionality

Teams use templates in Docs and Sheets to save time on formatting. At the same time, developers are building add-ons to customize functionality. So Google thought, why not bring these two together? Introducing new templates with built-in add-ons and the ability to create your own, so your templates not only look good – but they make sure the work gets done.

These templates allow you to customize and deploy tools specific to your organization’s workflows. Google have launched five examples of this in the general template gallery, like the new Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) template from LegalZoom and DocuSign. With this template, businesses can quickly create an NDA and collect signatures using the DocuSign Add-on for Docs.

Bonus: it also automatically detects the required signature fields on the template, which saves even more time when you request signatures. This is just one of a few new templates – Google also worked with Lucidchart to create a business process manual, PandaDoc for a consulting agreement, Supermetrics for a website paid traffic report, and EasyBib for an MLA report. Each should help you save time and maximize efficiency throughout your team’s workflows.

In addition, you can create your very own template with built-in add-on customized to your company’s workflows. For example, create a Sheets template paired with an add-on to gather internal approvals or an invoice template in Docs (paired with an add-on) that pulls information from your CRM system.

Note: that templates paired with add-ons abide by the same Admin console settings as all other templates and are available in English only.

The new Mutual NDA template from LegalZoom and DocuSign lets you collect NDA approvals stat.

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