Bidsketch vs. Proposify

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bidsketch
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Bidsketch is a sales proposal automation software solution offered by Bidsketch.
$149
per month
Proposify
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Proposify is an online proposal software designed to give users control and visibility into the most important stage of a sales process: the close. From deal design to sign-off, the vendor states users get the confidence and flexibility to dominate deals, and further states users will: Create impressive sales documents that stay consistent and error-free. Receive the insights to scale a process, make timely engagements, and accurately…
$0
per month
Pricing
BidsketchProposify
Editions & Modules
BidSketch
$149.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BidsketchProposify
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsGet a free trial version of our Team Plan for 14 days. You're welcome to switch to our Free plan if you need more time with the product. No credit card required. No contracts. Pick the plan that meets your needs when you're ready.
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Community Pulse
BidsketchProposify
Considered Both Products
Bidsketch
Chose Bidsketch
Bidsketch was probably the quickest to get set up and working with, however, I feel it lacks some advanced functionality and customization that may be available in other products. There were some more expensive options I've tried that offered some of the additional features I …
Proposify
Chose Proposify
We prefer the user interface and design more compared to Bidsketch. Probably the best advantage of Proposify is the detailed reporting and notifications of the actions by the recipients - we have a detailed breakdown of who has viewed our proposals, how many time it has been …
Top Pros
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Features
BidsketchProposify
Proposal Creation & Organization
Comparison of Proposal Creation & Organization features of Product A and Product B
Bidsketch
5.0
3 Ratings
46% below category average
Proposify
6.8
23 Ratings
16% below category average
Proposal branding5.03 Ratings8.523 Ratings
Proposal templates5.03 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Proposal content library updates5.03 Ratings7.119 Ratings
Guided proposal creation5.03 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Searchable proposal database5.03 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Proposal Collaboration & Workflow
Comparison of Proposal Collaboration & Workflow features of Product A and Product B
Bidsketch
7.8
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Proposify
4.9
22 Ratings
49% below category average
RFP management & response8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal collaboration & approval8.22 Ratings6.821 Ratings
User permissions/proposal editing controls8.12 Ratings4.119 Ratings
Sales proposal workflow7.32 Ratings5.619 Ratings
Proposal automation user interface7.32 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Proposal Delivery
Comparison of Proposal Delivery features of Product A and Product B
Bidsketch
5.4
3 Ratings
39% below category average
Proposify
6.8
23 Ratings
16% below category average
Proposal distribution6.03 Ratings8.421 Ratings
Interactive proposals5.03 Ratings4.821 Ratings
Proposal content tracking5.03 Ratings7.122 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
BidsketchProposify
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(23 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
BidsketchProposify
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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Proposify
It is costly to properly set up Proposify and retain its use ongoing. If you have a plan to implement your proposals you can get some good cost-saving use from it. I cannot stress enough to have your assets, graphics, and snippets ready before you start. I also recommend that you fully understand templates and asset library or you will quickly be overwriting templates and themes with client-specific verbiage.
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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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Proposify
  • TEMPLATES: The ability to work from customizable yet standardized templates allow for a consistent end-user experience for our clients, and elevates the perceived professionalism of our sales team.
  • ANALYTICS: Unlike merely sending estimates or proposals via email, the tracking analytics available within Proposify's dashboard not only enables our project managers to more strategically engage with clients, but also gives our upper management an objective way to track the effectiveness of our sales team.
  • EASE-OF-USE: Overall, Proposify's platform is easy to use and the UX is intuitive enough that the learning curve to use it is minimal.
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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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Proposify
  • Export into Word would be useful
  • SFDC integration sometimes doesn’t seem to search/find contacts/opps perfectly
  • Some of controls (editing proposals and templates) could be more clear/intuitive
  • Difficult for businesses where redlined contracts/proposals may find this software does not support client/vendor collaboration
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Likelihood to Renew
Bidsketch
No answers on this topic
Proposify
We require a fair amount of back and forth of editing so this tool while helpful is not ideal for us
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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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Proposify
Overall it's great. There's definitely a learning curve, and I wish that some things were easier to use. For example, changing images isn't the easiest thing to do in it, but I'd love to be able to quickly add and change header images in my proposals. So far I've figured it out, but each time I do it I forget how it's done since it's not intuitive.
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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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Proposify
I've actually never used Proposify support, so I'm unable to speak about it. I suppose that's a good thing. If I did need to use it, I would hope that they'd be responsive and intelligent, but, again, since everything has worked smoothly I don't really know how the support functions or how good it is.
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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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Proposify
It was highly recommended by an associate and we have been on the receiving end of Proposify proposals and impressed by it. I don't recall if we looked at others but if we did they paled in comparison. There was no question as to using Proposify. It met all the needs, was easy to use, looks great and was exactly what we wanted and needed.
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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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Proposify
  • The detailed proposal has saved me time explaining a game plan to potential clients.
  • They have customizable tables where the client can choose how many of a certain item they desire. For instance, if they want to buy graphics from you, they can choose how many. This allows for increasing profits by putting the choice in the customer's hand.
  • When you send a contract you are alerted when a customer views the proposal. This has saved me time and money trying to go back and forth with my customers.
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ScreenShots

Proposify Screenshots

Screenshot of Business Proposal MetricsScreenshot of Proposal EditorScreenshot of Pipeline Viewer