Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bidsketch
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Bidsketch is a sales proposal automation software solution offered by Bidsketch.
$149
per month
PandaDoc
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
PandaDoc headquartered in San Francisco offers their eponymous electronic signature platform for sales teams, containing sales proposal automation and CPQ (configure, price, quote) features, and integration with CRMs.
$19
per user/per month
Pricing
BidsketchPandaDoc
Editions & Modules
BidSketch
$149.00
per month
Essentials
$19
per user/per month
Business
$49
per user/per month
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BidsketchPandaDoc
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPandaDoc offers a free eSign plan and 3 paid packages for eSigning and document automation starting at $19 per month per user. All plans include unlimited documents and eSignatures. Evaluations start with a free 14-day trial.
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Community Pulse
BidsketchPandaDoc
Considered Both Products
Bidsketch

No answer on this topic

PandaDoc
Chose PandaDoc
Quote Roller was fine, as were the platforms we used before it, but they were half the price (or less) of PandaDoc and included full export capabilities. The one area where PandaDoc stood out was that they built a "pick one of many options" feature for the pricing table …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BidsketchPandaDoc
Proposal Creation & Organization
Comparison of Proposal Creation & Organization features of Product A and Product B
Bidsketch
5.0
3 Ratings
45% below category average
PandaDoc
-
Ratings
Proposal branding5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal templates5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal content library updates5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Guided proposal creation5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Searchable proposal database5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal Collaboration & Workflow
Comparison of Proposal Collaboration & Workflow features of Product A and Product B
Bidsketch
7.8
2 Ratings
3% below category average
PandaDoc
-
Ratings
RFP management & response8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal collaboration & approval8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
User permissions/proposal editing controls8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales proposal workflow7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal automation user interface7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal Delivery
Comparison of Proposal Delivery features of Product A and Product B
Bidsketch
5.4
3 Ratings
39% below category average
PandaDoc
-
Ratings
Proposal distribution6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive proposals5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal content tracking5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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BidsketchPandaDoc
Small Businesses
QuoteWerks
QuoteWerks
Score 9.2 out of 10
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PDFfiller
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
QuoteWerks
QuoteWerks
Score 9.2 out of 10
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Conga CPQ
Conga CPQ
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Box
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
BidsketchPandaDoc
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(270 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(18 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(23 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(21 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.2
(23 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
2.8
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(20 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BidsketchPandaDoc
Likelihood to Recommend
Bidsketch
I think Bidsketch would work well for any small business or freelancer looking for a low-cost, simple to use proposal software solution. It's quick and easy to set up and provides everything you need for more cases. If you're looking for something with more flexibility or features that Bidsketch does not offer then you may need to keep looking.
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PandaDoc
PandaDoc is well suited for companies that send proposals and terms and conditions to customers for collection of digital signatures. It really helps that you can templatize your documents and have collaborators help you finish the document for you. The dashboard is also a game changer as it gives you one place to view all your active documents and the status of them. You can even use this to collect payments as it integrates with software like QBO.
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Pros
Bidsketch
  • Pre-written proposals for many scenarios.
  • Integrations with 3rd party apps.
  • Own domain for branding.
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PandaDoc
  • Complex quoting.
  • API integration for cross platform communication and automation.
  • Easy signing experience.
  • Easy user interface.
  • Excellent engagement and willing to partner with clients.
  • Fantastic training resources (1:1 sessions, webinars, micro-videos, on-demand, articles).
  • Beautiful proposal designs.
  • Integrations - HR, CRM, Payments, CRMs. (Salesforce, HubSpot, Pipedrive, Zendesk, Greenhouse, Lever, etc).
  • Online Notary.
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Cons
Bidsketch
  • REALLY PRICEY for a small business/freelancer that doesn't do a lot of proposals each month. Would be nice if they offered a per proposal pricing for the smaller guys.
  • Wish there was more customization of the design/layout to better fit in with branding.
  • Also would like to be able to mark a proposal private.
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PandaDoc
  • The table builder could be a little more robust.
  • It can be difficult to figure out which token to use so it can grab the info from Hubspot
  • It could offer better integration with meeting tools so you can go over proposals with clients.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bidsketch
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
The reason I gave it a rating of 7 is because it's probable, but not for sure. This is because there are a few little things we don't love about pandadoc. Mostly that there is not conditional logic such as: they must either fill this field out OR this one. Also it's a little pricey. But we'll probably stay because it's good enough and a pain to switch to something new
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Usability
Bidsketch
I'd say Bidsketch is very easy to use. I don't think most people would have any problem getting comfortable with this software. I was able to get up and running very quickly. Their template library is a great resource to get a professional proposal up and out the door fast.
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PandaDoc
Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to use. There can be a slightly steep learning curve to get fully in on the system. The new editor v2 has really improved usability and allows us to collaborate on documents simultaneously. Once the templates and library items are set up, a new document, whether it be a sales or HR document, takes very little time to complete.
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Reliability and Availability
Bidsketch
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
We haven't had any real issues regarding downtime as of yet.
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Performance
Bidsketch
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
The documents load quickly for the most part but sometimes if there are larger documents with a high number of variables it could take a bit longer to get the document to show up. Most of the time the document comes on the screen relatively quickly allowing for quick access to documents to be edited and sent out.
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Support Rating
Bidsketch
Although I didn't need to reach out to support much, they seemed to do a very good job. I've also heard great things about the team through people I've talked to so I wouldn't expect anyone to run into issues with regards to their support. Their support definitely was not a factor in my ultimately not sticking with the product.
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PandaDoc
Recently I could not upload a pdf to a contract - support was very responsive and easy to work with. They got back to me the next day with an apparent fix - however when I opened the document nothing had changed. I then could not respond to the rep who was helping me because it was a "no-reply address", the problem still has not been solved and we had to make alternate arrangements to get this to the client. Never had it happen before and was only with this one contract.
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Implementation Rating
Bidsketch
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
Implementation was before the time I was here at Riafox, however, support has been great in assisting to merge spaces and upgrade to 2.0 Editor.
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Alternatives Considered
Bidsketch
We used DocSend to track our outgoing proposals but after testing Bidsketch we never returned back. It is simply better suited for us as we send out tens of proposals every week and the professional output and management of proposals won us over.
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PandaDoc
PandaDoc offers a free version with basic features and several tiered pricing options. The pricing is generally considered to be competitive and offers good value for the range of features provided. we often find PandaDoc intuitive and user-friendly. Its interface is designed to facilitate easy document creation and management, even for users who aren't particularly tech-savvy. PandaDoc is known for its robust document management capabilities. It offers a wide range of features such as document creation, a rich content library, customizable templates, and a user-friendly interface for creating interactive and engaging documents. It also includes CRM integrations, automated workflows, and analytics.
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Scalability
Bidsketch
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
It's scalable
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Return on Investment
Bidsketch
  • The proposals do look professional (even if you can't fully customize to your brand) and make a great impression on the potential client.
  • The cost of Bidsketch is prohibitive if you don't do a lot of proposal writing on a regular basis.
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PandaDoc
  • Time saved creating documents. Not copying that answer. I've said that several times in this review already
  • IDK about increasing close rate, but customers certainly aren't afraid to click on a PandaDoc link or attachment
  • Only miniscule, miniscule negative is that it isn't always instant
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ScreenShots

PandaDoc Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom-designed themes, templates, embedded rich media, and interactivity to give every deal the opportunity to get noticed.Screenshot of Automatic notifications, on-the-fly editing, CRM Integrations, and integrated eSignatures.Screenshot of Reporting, with drill down to the deal level with proposals, to pick which deals to include (or exclude).Screenshot of legally binding eSignaturesScreenshot of Centralized communications to streamline the negotiation process, and make revisions in real-time in a single location.Screenshot of Document analytics displays what’s really happening after documents are sent with real-time reporting on engagement and activity on the documents. This enables teams to respond faster to prospects.