AskNicely vs. Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AskNicely
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
AskNicely in New Zealand offers their software application as a means of collecting real-time feedback from customers, touting integration with the CRM and automated workflows, the ability to integrate interaction data from popular tools and channels (e.g. Slack, Intercom, etc.), and boasting a satisfactory survey response rate superior to other survey tools.N/A
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
AskNicelySubmittable
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AskNicelySubmittable
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
AskNicelySubmittable
Survey Format & Appearance
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AskNicely
8.2
26 Ratings
6% above category average
Submittable
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Survey templates8.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Themes7.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom logo/branding8.324 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Content
Comparison of Survey Content features of Product A and Product B
AskNicely
8.7
24 Ratings
2% above category average
Submittable
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Changes to live survey8.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Question design help8.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple question types8.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Logic
Comparison of Survey Logic features of Product A and Product B
AskNicely
7.9
19 Ratings
4% below category average
Submittable
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Survey logic flexibility7.919 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Survey Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AskNicely
8.4
25 Ratings
4% above category average
Submittable
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Response tracking8.925 Ratings00 Ratings
Data export8.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.323 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics8.420 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Administration & Security
Comparison of Survey Administration & Security features of Product A and Product B
AskNicely
8.8
20 Ratings
5% above category average
Submittable
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Access controls8.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance8.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Distribution
Comparison of Survey Distribution features of Product A and Product B
AskNicely
8.4
14 Ratings
4% above category average
Submittable
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Vendor-offered crowdsourcing8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Respondent restrictions8.613 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AskNicelySubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(26 ratings)
9.0
(75 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(71 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
AskNicelySubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
AskNicely
AskNicely is well suited for surveying customers about how they are feeling about your product. This can be their overall feeling or after they have taken a certain action. E.g. used a particular feature. It's not designed for getting through customer feedback, rather gauging satisfaction. You will need to follow up with other survey methods for detailed feedback.
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Submittable
Submittable is a great platform for collecting entries for review in various settings. Whether it’s grants, awards, contests, or such events, It offers security, vetting of people to a high degree, and a non-destructive history, which can be essential if you are audited. The platform is easy to set up and can be used in simple or complex ways for judging and reviews. I am unsure in what cases the platform would be unsuitable; it just works.
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Pros
AskNicely
  • NPS Surveys - Easy to access and use and branded for our company.
  • Analytics - AskNicely provides simple and robust analytics for identifying trends in data.
  • Workflows - AskNicely uniquely provides automated workflows in response to NPS results. This means teams like customer success and marketing can spend less time reacting and researching and more time working to create programs that drive more business and improve our customer experience.
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Submittable
  • Great customer service.
  • Reviewers are able to see all documents on one screen instead of opening multiple windows in order to review the application.
  • Applications are easy to build and edit.
  • The review portions is user friendly.
  • Applicants find the forms easy to use.
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Cons
AskNicely
  • Integrations could always be another but they do a nice job getting Asknicely and CRM’s talking nicely to one another
  • I’d like to see more resources on how to take small businesses to the next level of CX execution using NPS and AskNicely
  • More, not fewer plan options
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Submittable
  • It really is just a submission aggregator and does not make the grants/project management very efficient for program managers.
  • Our organization uses our grant application process to deepen our local nonprofit relationships and needs to be able to view & manage nonprofit profiles, not just submissions.
  • Need more options for DocuSign fields beside the placeholder tags that are currently available, such as custom fields we've created within a specific form.
  • Need functionality for nonprofits that use fiscal agents -- this is why we cannot use the charity check feature to organize our submissions by organization name.
  • Pulling reports for reviewer scores is not feasible with the current setup -- we have an agreement with Submittable to pull our scores in a specific format that we are unable to do within the system ourselves. This eliminates some level of efficiency we thought we would have.
  • Pulling immediate information from reports is not feasible -- there's a delay of approximately two days for submission information to populate into the advanced report. This creates some manual work for me to be able to process same-day payments for the emergency assistance program.
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Likelihood to Renew
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have been using this for many years but my memory is that we had a
human walk us through how to use basic features. We also used the
resource library to learn about specific topics or issues as they came
up.
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Online Training
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
We are still evaluating SurveyMonkey against AskNicely, but initial results would seem to favor the latter. For ease-of-use, flexibility, and easily accessible analytics, AskNicely wins on all counts. Both have robust outreach engines, and there are limitations and pros/cons on each application. It is at least a very competitive match up, and I would hesitate to besmirch one tool over the other. SurveyMonkey users would benefit from giving AskNicely a once-over, though.
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Submittable
Submittable isn't in the same league as these other platforms. It's trying to get there but it's been a rocky road. Neither customer support nor the account people we've dealt with at Submittable seem particularly knowledgeable about how the product actually works for foundations and can't provide detailed recommendations for how to use the product more effectively. The decision to use Submittable was made before I came on board. We are moving to another platform next year, probably SmartSimple.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
AskNicely
No answers on this topic
Submittable
As I said earlier, it is frustrating when new features are introduced and we hear about them on the quarterly check-ins, only to find they come at an additional cost. I think new featured should be grandfathered into existing contracts and then renegotiated.
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Scalability
AskNicely
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
AskNicely
  • Ask Nicely is just for internal use and we don't monitor it in relevance to GMV
  • Ask Nicely is a good way to provide quantifiable goals in customer service which is often qualitative
  • Ask Nicely is a great way to follow up with all customers who have not had a good experience
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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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