Able2Extract Professional vs. Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Able2Extract Professional
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Able2Extract Professional, is a PDF converter, editor, and creator - a PDF suite that aims to cut down on time spent dealing with PDFs and increase PDF productivity in the office. Able2Extract lets users convert scanned (multi-language OCR included) and native PDFs to more than 10 formats, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Text, AutoCAD, HTML, CSV, and image formats. It also comes with batch PDF conversion and creation that let users manage multiple PDFs in seconds.…
$34.95
30-day full version single-user license.
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Submittable offers tools to launch, measure, and grow social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, Submittable partners with users to make a difference. The vendor states Submittable has supported over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications, and that teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of 14 days.
$10,000
per year
Pricing
Able2Extract ProfessionalSubmittable
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Able2Extract ProfessionalSubmittable
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsLifetime license: $149.95 / 30-Day License: $34.95 / Volume licensing available: Contact us
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User Ratings
Able2Extract ProfessionalSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(73 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(69 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Able2Extract ProfessionalSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
Investintech.com Inc.
Able2Extract is extremely helpful if you have a PDF with text that you want to manipulate. By converting it into another file format that is more conducive to text, you can correct spelling mistakes, copy paragraphs, and remove them or relocate them. Since I had to take spreadsheets and text from a PDF and insert them into a Word document, Able2Extract Professional was the exact tool I needed to avoid simply taking screenshots.
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Submittable
We love using Submittable for our grant applications. Sometimes, we've run into issues with filters inside the system not clearing -- and we lose access to some of our information. Submittable Customer Service is quick to respond and assist us in solving our problems quickly to get back up and running. We find their training videos to help us learn new ways to use the system.
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Pros
Investintech.com Inc.
  • Creates editable spreadsheets from Excel documents that have been scanned.
  • Allows certain segments of documents to be selected for editing.
  • Allows bulk conversion.
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Submittable
  • Applicant (submitter) experience is positive, user-friendly.
  • The ability to message directly with submitters within the portal in relation to their submission is a great feature.
  • Application creation is very easy.
  • Adding labels to submissions makes filtering simple and customizable to our needs.
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Cons
Investintech.com Inc.
  • GUI can always improve, even if it's currently good
  • Better how-to instructions to address initial learning curve
  • Functionality could be inserted into Adobe Acrobat Pro, potentially merging products
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Submittable
  • Advanced reporting is far from advanced. There are SO many limitations and the need to manually do so many things in order to get the report structure you want, and it is not intuitive. The reporting is by far the most frustrating thing about Submittable and actually adds on staff time instead of cutting it down.
  • PDFs of submissions should include all supplemental files uploaded in the submission. You should not have to do massive exports with zip files and then merge everything manually to get one PDF of submitted content for simplified records or sharing.
  • We should be able to see the account emails and names of individuals who have started a draft submission. In our former system (GIFTS online via Blackbaud), we could see that information and could reach out personally to applicants to ensure they didn't miss deadlines and could remove emails from our reminder communications from those we knew already submitted and simply opened up an accidental additional draft. When we send reminders in Submittable to draft submissions, without fail, we get 5-10 people who reach out and are upset because they already submitted but think this means they didn't, regardless of how we word the email and tell them they may have an extra draft if they think they already submitted.
  • You should be able to simply build one report in whatever format you need and be able to switch between different projects that use the same exact form fields. My team has the same exact form used for nine different grant programs because they are the same programs, just for different local communities, but we have to build out the same report manually each cycle for each community.
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Likelihood to Renew
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We use this software annually to help with our grant processes. Without it, I'd be so lost! Our team relies on the data from our past years to sift applications and we try to prioritize those who have applied and been a finalist but perhaps didn't win in years prior
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Usability
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
Submittable is very user friendly. Even our less tech-savvy team members were able to navigate Submittable and achieve what was necessary. The single limitation is that it is not easy to move information/documents/applications from the Submittable platform into other platforms, or even to download documents from Submittable into a separate storage system
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Reliability and Availability
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have thankfully never experienced an outage nor been affected by a technology issue on Submittable's side that has delayed our grant process. We have instead been able to distribute over $6M in donated dollars to AAPI small business owners because Submittable is trustworthy and available
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Performance
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We've had a quick and efficient submittable experience that has always been easy to use. When we need a report it downloads within seconds, even the larger reports are 30 seconds or less to download. Pages are quick to load and reports complete in a more than reasonable time frame
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Support Rating
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I think that they are good at answering our questions and solving our problems. We occasionally get reports from applicants about problems the Submittable team has not solved, but I do not know what the applicant has done to get the problem solved.
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In-Person Training
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We did not receive in-person training technically, it was virtual but it was one on one with a specialist. They were very patient and skilled - she knew everything about the program and honed in on features that would help make our jobs easier. We are so grateful for the training!
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Online Training
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
10/10 because we were able to meet virtually and still get all of our questions answered! Online was effective too because we could easily record the sessions and review them later. Since we had to onboard our reviewers virtually, it was actually convenient that this was the same method we learned how to use the entire program virtually too.
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Implementation Rating
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I would say, provide Submittable as much detailed information on your planned use of the platform and your desires with the platform as possible, and the implementation will be tailored to accommodate your organization with minimal lag time and issues/problems.
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Alternatives Considered
Investintech.com Inc.
None, except for conversions in Acrobat.
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Submittable
When it comes to collecting applications, no one beats Submittable in terms of features and functionality. With other software we used, there were far too many limitations, including having to manually download data, inability to use logic for fields, and no analytics. The other products we used for application collection could not compare to Submittable.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
Pricing is fair for the product and support received, and we are content with the billing being annual in order to save overall. Contract terms are fair, and don't seem inflated for any reason. Pricing per application is also fair, and you can actually have the applicant absorb the cost if necessary
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Scalability
Investintech.com Inc.
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We were happy to use this for many projects, but sometimes it can be hard to filter for a specific applicant and see how many of our projects and grants they have applied to without filtering by project. We're also hoping to have the feature added where reviewers can only see one project at a time if they don't have clearance to view all of the projects
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Return on Investment
Investintech.com Inc.
  • Able2Extract Professional allows me to compile annual reports without having to seek out creators of supplemental material and ask them to rerun their reports in a different file format
  • Our business objective of maintaining consistent branding is achievable through converting PDFs into file formats where we can alter text and swap out logos
  • Able2Extract Professional has the speed and ease of use we need to meet our reporting deadlines
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Submittable
  • Ease of training new employees with the system, simple interface and similar to other CRMs, etc.
  • We can launch a new grant fairly quickly now that we have the processes down and templates created
  • Ability to respond quickly to provider questions/needs
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ScreenShots

Able2Extract Professional Screenshots

Screenshot of the PDF conversion interface, that work with most popular formats and lets users extract all images from a PDF document in one click, extract PDF form data, and Batch convert hundreds of PDFs in one go.Screenshot of the Custom PDF to Excel feature, for the conversion of PDF tables to spreadsheet file formats. Users can manually designate columns and rows, preview results before conversion, or manage headers and footers.Screenshot of the PDF editing interface, used to modify or add text and graphics, redact content, merge and split documents, insert, delete, move, rotate, and resize PDF pages.Screenshot of the digital signature feature, secured with cryptographic certificates.Screenshot of the comparison of printable documents, that displays all differences in a handy side-by-side view.