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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana is well suited for use of product management with multiple users working and contributing to the same project. The inability to assign deadlines to tasks within a project makes it a little stressful on large projects. The fact that you can enter unlimited tasks is a huge pro.
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Overall I believe Qvidian offers one of the best proposal automation tools available and offers companies the greatest flexibility to build sales documents for both commercial and government clients. Additionally, its ability to control content access by user and content record simplifies information management.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Resource Management
Asana
8.3
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Scheduling
Asana
8.6
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.8
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Document Management
Asana
6.7
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Email integration
Asana
6.9
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.1
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
Integration with accounting software
Asana
6.8
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Proposal Creation & Organization

Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal branding
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal templates
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal content library updates
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Guided proposal creation
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Searchable proposal database
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0

Proposal Collaboration & Workflow

Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
RFP management & response
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal collaboration & approval
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
User permissions/proposal editing controls
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Sales proposal workflow
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal automation user interface
Asana
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0

Pros

  • Easy to set-up “out of the box.”
  • Ease of use to people with varying levels of technology proficiency.
  • Clean and simple user interface.
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  • I confess we do not yet use Qvidian to its full potential, but one thing I really love about the system is our ease of access to our SalesEdge Rep, who has always been more than available to train our staff, address our questions, jump onto a call or webinar to train us or help solve our problems, or show us work-arounds for issues we are having. Every system has it's pros and cons; service is really what matters the most, in my opinion.
  • The Qvidian plug-in in Word has never failed me. I really do like the feature they created to apply brand-standard styles (via the use of Templates) into the process of uploading responses into the library. When exporting those responses and using them in RFIs, it saves a lot of time in having to go through the document and constantly re-format each response.
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Cons

  • Controlling who can add/delete tasks isn’t available. Someone can delete tasks with permission and it isn’t auditable.
  • User interface is clunky at times, especially when working on multiple items. Sometimes things just disappear or don’t save.
  • Customer service isn’t stellar. They are email only and often aren’t clear in their response.
Tyler Collum profile photo
  • Perhaps it is because I don't spend time EVERY day in the system, but Qvidian maybe isn't the most user-friendly program I have had experience with. There are a lot of technical components, a lot of steps and things you have to be aware of and careful about when using the system, and it can get pretty confusing for those of us who are not program savvy. There are instances when programs need to be opened or closed or whatnot before Qvidian features can be used, for example. which can make the system frustrating to those of us who don't really have a lot of time and prefer a "plug and play" program. Truth be told, this is why I have never used Qvidian to import an RFI document and export our answers directly into it (which I guess is about half the functionality of the system). Instead, I search my library and copy/paste answers into my RFI documents. I understand that if I were to spend more time orienting myself with the program, this "confusion" would be mitigated. However, I don't often have the time to.
  • I'm not particularly fond of the User's Manual. When I am trying to do something in the system, I feel like I need to reference various, often times unrelated chapters in the manual to retrieve the help I need, and sometimes even that doesn't work. I've come to rely solely on reaching out to our rep whenever I have a problem -- which works great for me! But maybe not so much for her ;)
  • One little thing that reeeeally annoys me about the program (and this might not be Qvidian's fault, I don't know!) is that I always have to be in "Compatibility Mode" in my browser in order to use the system. I don't know, but I think it's because Qvidian is not yet compatible with various web browsers or such? I remember I spent about 50% of my initial in-house Qvidian training just trying to find a browser that worked and supported Qvidian, and even then I had heinous issues with the system logging me out. I haven't had problems with that ever since (FireFox seems to work just fine) but I still occasionally have compatibility issues.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
The version of Asana that I'm using is free and works amazingly for my needs. If I were part of a larger organization that was going to pay for a project management solution, I would definitely recommend Asana. It is a very polished and feature-packed product that was designed with a focus on usability and functionality. The only thing that would make me recommend something else would be some unforeseen feature that I don't know I need yet.
Dylan Edwards profile photo
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation8.0
Based on 32 answers
It works for us. We are in the process of re-training and learning to use the system appropriately. We will not be getting rid of Qvidian any time soon. However, we will always be open to hearing about new systems, and staying abreast of new technology -- as every company should be.
Megan J. profile photo

Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
This is the best task management App for teams I have used
Ronen Soreq profile photo
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation9.0
Based on 8 answers
See answers previously given.
Susan Madden profile photo

Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq profile photo
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation10.0
Based on 1 answer
Qvidian system maintenance is performed on weekends, usually at odd hours, and advanced notice is given so that teams can plan accordingly.
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Performance

No answers on this topic
Remote or VPN employees seem to have somewhat slower access time. Server maintenance has improved performance.

Finding occasional recurring prompts to update settings in Microsoft (Explorer, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
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Support

Asana8.3
Based on 2 answers
They don't fix everything, but they have certainly gone the extra mile for us. When we were frustrated with a recent change that altered our default view of every project, changing it from all projects being visible to just incomplete projects being visible, they wrote a custom script to change all of our default views back for us, so we didn't have to manually click 3,000 times (we have over a thousand projects).
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation10.0
Based on 6 answers
They are very much in support of great customer service. They respond quickly with emails and in some cases phone calls to resolve any issues and often times user questions in the past when I could not figure something out.
Nancy Bergantzel CF APMP profile photo

In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation6.0
Based on 1 answer
Live instructor training is expensive, though we have had instructors come to our offices for a ‘refresher’ before. The refresher was more of a “let us fix that for you” than a training on how to do it ourselves.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation9.0
Based on 2 answers
Online training is limited in my opinion.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation10.0
Based on 4 answers
IT works great. UPgrades are handled automatically. I was not involved in setup but I know they are there when we need them
Nancy Bergantzel CF APMP profile photo

Alternatives Considered

Honestly, the two listed are a bit different and are used for a lot of different reasons, but Asana has a very streamlined focus on project management, where as Dropbox and Google Dropbox has a lot of different uses that could include project management.
Suthe Mani profile photo
N/A. As mentioned before, I was not included in the selection process so I cannot speak to this.
Megan J. profile photo

Scalability

Asana8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
Ronen Soreq profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • Great project transparency tool.
  • Increased efficiency of all employees.
  • Great reporting abilities in order to track and report status of tasks for management.
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  • Overall productivity has increased.
  • The process if more efficient and effective, allowing us to do more with less.
  • The amount of content that we have continues to grow and is easy to locate.
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Pricing Details

Asana

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
8.33*
1.  per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact Qvidian for pricing details.