Column is a collaborative public notice platform that saves time by streamlining the public notice process for governments and newspapers.
Column is a free software tool that improves the ease and customer experience of placing a public notice. Column reduces the hassle typically associated with the public notice process—the back-and-forth emails and phone calls with your local paper—and condenses workflow into a short, easy process. For a small online processing fee, Column makes the submission of a public notice simple with an easy-to-navigate dashboard, saving time and reducing costs. Through the platform, governmental officials can submit a notice, see a proof, receive a quote, pay a bill and download an affidavit in a matter of minutes. By modernizing and streamlining workflow, Column handles the legal and procedural grunt work of public notice, leaving governmental officials and law firms to focus on the tasks that matter most.
Column is the order entry system for sending public notices to your local newspaper, and the billing and affidavit system for those notices. Column gives you access to notice templates, upfront pricing and proofing, digital affidavits, automated notifications, simplified billing, and other features that eliminate the headache of the public notice process. Column streamlines compliance with public notification requirements and creates a central repository to manage notice orders, proofs, invoices, and affidavits. No more digging through email threads or filing cabinets for proofs of publication. With Column, you can manage public notices for multiple newspapers from one account, view a newspaper's deadlines, and trust that your notice will run on time. Column's real-time price calculator adjusts as formatting changes to the notice are made. With all your relevant documents in one place on Column’s platform, you gain a better understanding of the public notice process and you save time.