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Score 9.3 out of 100

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.
Ryan Connolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

I
have been using [RFPIO] for a very long time in my organization and it
has proved to be the best in this niche providing complete robust services to
increase productivity. The
project management software is helping me to keep all discussions, tasks,
documentation and data point accessible in one place.
Christ Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Proposal Creation & Organization

Bidsketch
5.2
RFPIO
8.9
Proposal branding
Bidsketch
5.4
RFPIO
8.5
Proposal templates
Bidsketch
5.2
RFPIO
9.0
Proposal content library updates
Bidsketch
5.2
RFPIO
9.0
Guided proposal creation
Bidsketch
5.2
RFPIO
8.8
Searchable proposal database
Bidsketch
5.2
RFPIO
9.2

Proposal Collaboration & Workflow

Bidsketch
7.8
RFPIO
9.4
RFP management & response
Bidsketch
8.1
RFPIO
9.5
Proposal collaboration & approval
Bidsketch
8.2
RFPIO
10.0
User permissions/proposal editing controls
Bidsketch
8.1
RFPIO
9.4
Sales proposal workflow
Bidsketch
7.3
RFPIO
8.4
Proposal automation user interface
Bidsketch
7.3
RFPIO
9.7

Proposal Delivery

Bidsketch
5.6
RFPIO
9.7
Proposal distribution
Bidsketch
6.2
RFPIO
9.8
Interactive proposals
Bidsketch
5.3
RFPIO
9.7
Proposal content tracking
Bidsketch
5.3
RFPIO
9.5

Pros

Bidsketch

  • Pre-written proposals for many scenarios.
  • Integrations with 3rd party apps.
  • Own domain for branding.
Michael Brennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

  • Live collaboration - the ability for multiple experts to simultaneously work on the same RFP.
  • Artificial intelligence - the ability for the product to continually learn what the best answers are and serve them up to our teams.
  • Dynamic branding - the ability for custom brand different templates by vertical, line of business, local branding, etc. with seamless transition.
  • Content review & moderation - the ability for our national content team to bulk review, edit and share content with our teams in a methodical way.
Hope Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

  • Reporting and Analytics is basic, you can purchase advanced analytics though
  • It would have been nice to have a set structure in mind or a example/case study to structure our responses in the most appropriate way, but we are working through that with their stellar support team
  • Really great new features, but expensive
Brendan Blok | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bidsketch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RFPIO

RFPIO 9.8
Based on 7 answers
UI is friendly. Basically that alone is enough to renew because it is easy to use and gives accurate and fast results. The effective cross collaboration from other colleagues in my organization also makes for this tool to be extremely effective. Now that I understand how to use it, I can also easily train others on how to use it effectively.
Jeffrey Serra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bidsketch

Bidsketch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ryan Connolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Bidsketch

Bidsketch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ryan Connolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

RFPIO 9.7
Based on 8 answers
The team at RFPIO is extremely responsive. If I email our account manager or report a bug, I usually hear back within two hours. Additionally, they are quick to make software adjustments based on customer requests and needs. We had a really complicated Excel sheet that their team ended up having to upload for me because of the amount of manual work I was doing. Based on that, they updated the software within two release cycles to make the process more automated, so that future Excel uploads would be more streamlined. I have also had several suggestions implemented rather quickly, and they don't hesitate to reach out for clarification when needed.
Carah Counts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bidsketch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RFPIO

RFPIO 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We were able to complete an RFP during our free trial. We were already leaning toward RFPIO but that pushed us over the edge.
Carah Counts | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Michael Brennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

I've only used RFPIO to compile responses to RFPs, and I've only used Scout RFP to respond to RFPs issued within Scout (i.e., the customer sent us an RFP without Scout RFP and asked the response and all communication to go through Scout RFP).As such, I've used two tools, but I've used them for completely different reasons. With that in mind, I can't directly compare them because I've never searched for RFP answers in Scout RFP, and I've never managed and submitted an RFP response in RFPIO.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RFPIO

  • Integration of RFPIO is amazing.
  • I have been using a lot of CRM’s to actually manage different operations in my organization and RFPIO easily gets integrated with them.
  • Easily get into and gives me all one platform to manage all the business processes and management on the go.
Christ Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bidsketch

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Bidsketch Editions & Modules

Edition
BidSketch$149.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

RFPIO

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

RFPIO Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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