On April 24, 1994 a phone call derailed the life of entrepreneur Carol Kaufman. “Ms. Kaufman, your parents have been involved in a tragic accident,” said the NJ police officer. “Your mother’s been killed. Your father’s in a coma and is being airlifted to Hartford Hospital.”
Carol, a single mom and businesswoman, became the primary care coordinator for her dad for the next 14 years, inheriting a morass of legal documents, aides, medications, policies, bank accounts and a host of other critical docs and information. When her dad passed away in 2008, she went on a 5-year scavenger hunt, trying to find everything her parents had owned so she could settle the estate.
Even with industry-lauded experience helping businesses organize and streamline, as well as building a multimillion-dollar software company ultimately acquired by SunGard, Carol had entered the swamp of her parents’ information overload. She mused that there had to be something out there that could help her get organized, so she jumped onto the Internet. Yet no such product existed.
This experience led to the creation of CBData®, a PC-based product that consolidated all the personal, financial and medical information about every family member, in the winter of 2008. The product was first released in 2009.
As time went on, people wanted a product they could access on any device; Mac, PC, Mobile. They wanted to be able to use only certain parts of it. And they wanted the ability to have multi-user and sharing capabilities.
Finally, in the summer of 2018, our team started working on a secure, web-based platform based on CBData. We renamed the product Pinventory® (because, after all, it’s all about your personal and professional inventory) and in October of 2020, we released our flagship product: Pinventory® Home & Business Inventory.
Pinventory is a secure, web-based vault that organizes and stores personal information. It focuses on creating a catalog of your home, your business, its contents, and critical documents in order to get the most from insurance claims and help resolve family and estate issues. Our companion app allows us to take photos, input basic information about each item, and seamlessly save both to your online account after clicking “Save.” You can access your information from anywhere, anytime, and share it with whomever you want. With the increase in climate-related disasters and the unfortunate reality that accidents can occur at any time, such a product is more imperative than ever.
Carol understands how busy life can be and, knowing that you may not have the time or know-how to create your inventory, she created Pinventory Personalized.
Pinventory Personalized is a concierge inventory service that uses the Pinventory platform. Our Pinventory Pros not only create your inventory but provide you with a digital catalog, physical catalog, or both. The online inventory and catalog help provide peace of mind, knowing that you can prove
what you had, in the event of any type of loss. It can also be used for insurance and estate planning, moving and storage, and cataloging collections.
We hope people take advantage of our Pinventory Personalized concierge service to protect their homes, businesses, and families.
Carol’s goal, to this day, is that no one ever will have to ever go through what she did.
If it’s important to you, it belongs in Pinventory!