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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • RFPIO ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Proposal Creation & Organization, Proposal Collaboration & Workflow, Proposal Delivery

Proposal Creation & Organization

5.0

Bidsketch

50%
9.2

RFPIO

92%
RFPIO ranks higher in 5/5 features

Proposal branding

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Proposal templates

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
13 Ratings

Proposal content library updates

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
16 Ratings

Guided proposal creation

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
8 Ratings

Searchable proposal database

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
9.7
97%
16 Ratings

Proposal Collaboration & Workflow

7.8

Bidsketch

78%
9.3

RFPIO

93%
RFPIO ranks higher in 5/5 features

RFP management & response

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
16 Ratings

Proposal collaboration & approval

8.2
82%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
15 Ratings

User permissions/proposal editing controls

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
15 Ratings

Sales proposal workflow

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Proposal automation user interface

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
15 Ratings

Proposal Delivery

5.4

Bidsketch

54%
9.5

RFPIO

95%
RFPIO ranks higher in 3/3 features

Proposal distribution

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
9 Ratings

Interactive proposals

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
9.4
94%
6 Ratings

Proposal content tracking

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bidsketch is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • RFPIO is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Bidsketch

80%
3 Ratings
9.5

RFPIO

95%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Bidsketch

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

RFPIO

85%
16 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Bidsketch

100%
1 Rating

RFPIO

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Bidsketch

100%
1 Rating
9.6

RFPIO

96%
17 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bidsketch

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

RFPIO

100%
2 Ratings

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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RFPIO

1. RFPIO is perfect for searching for specific information when you are responding to an RFP. Search engine is powerful. We narrow our search using several customized filters and know we are getting a thorough search. 2. Excel responses work very well in RFPIO. 3. Typical RFPs that are formatted in Word are challenging to run via RFPIO. We struggle with this. 4. We have yet to master the template.
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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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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.
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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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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
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Pricing Details

Bidsketch

Starting Price

$149 per month

Editions & Modules

Bidsketch editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
BidSketch$149.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

RFPIO

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

RFPIO editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Bidsketch

    No answers on this topic

    RFPIO

    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.
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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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    RFPIO

    No answers on this topic

    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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    RFPIO

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    Bidsketch

    No answers on this topic

    RFPIO

    We were able to complete an RFP during our free trial. We were already leaning toward RFPIO but that pushed us over the edge.
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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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    RFPIO

    RFPIO has outstanding, responsive, helpful customer support located in the US in Oregon. Support techs go the extra mile to help with basic issues and functionality training. Same-day support response and problem resolution are the norms. The system is also very user-friendly and very easy to navigate. Their Answer library is simple and far less complex than Qvidian/Inland. Little to no learning curve.
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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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    RFPIO

    • I don't have access to the actual ROI data, but we would continue to invest in RFPIO as a company only if it were providing us with the results to win RFPs.
    • RFPIO makes the task of filling out RFP responses much faster for me.
    • RFPIO helps our team be able to divide out RFP chores easily, because we know we all have access to the same high-quality source for information.
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