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Score 8.8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Conga Composer

We keep finding new uses for Conga Composer. If you have a process that requires data entry plus form submission, you will find this tool incredibly useful. We have reduced the amount of time spent entering duplicate data and have increased efficiency in three processes that have been moved into Salesforce and are facilitated by Conga Composer. If your processes do not require form submission, it may not be as beneficial to you.
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

This software is very well-suited to companies who find themselves expanding their footprint, the number of their Sales representatives, their territories, and/or their products and services and need to maximize their ability to both keep up with those demands whilst streamlining their proposal resources.Further, this is a very powerful tool with a lot of features and functionality including CRM plug-in and reporting. Thus, it may be less appropriate for a very small organization with only one product and that is also blessed with lengthy cradle-to-grave turnaround windows.In addition, to better the odds for success an investment in upfront personnel training and either a dedicated periodic window of time and/or dedicated person(s) for content upkeep are prudent.Finally, working with the vendor is a delight as they make every effort to maintain and deliver a product that both meets your needs and on which you can rely.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Proposal Creation & Organization

Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal branding
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal templates
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal content library updates
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Guided proposal creation
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Searchable proposal database
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0

Proposal Collaboration & Workflow

Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
RFP management & response
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal collaboration & approval
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
User permissions/proposal editing controls
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Sales proposal workflow
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0
Proposal automation user interface
Conga Composer
Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation
10.0

Pros

Conga Composer

  • Provides a ton of flexibility on how documents are configured in terms of, which fields it pulls from Salesforce and how/where they can be displayed in a document.
  • Also very flexible in terms of document output. For example, I only wanted pdf versions for my sales reps but I wanted the option to do PDF or Word for me (as administrator) so I could make manual tweaks if appropriately approved by management.
  • The support staff at Conga is extremely helpful. Their app "language" isn't self explanatory, at least not for someone as unfamiliar as I am with coding. Therefore I relied heavily on their support team to help me configure the app to do what I needed. They always delivered!
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

  • Good way of maintaining responses
  • Gave other departments a basis to form their replies
  • General repository which helped with non-RFP content
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Cons

Conga Composer

  • Template error reporting could be a little better. Sometimes a generic error message is displayed and it's difficult to pinpoint where the error is in the template.
  • I had a difficult time setting up hands on signing to allow customers to hand draw their signatures on documents on their iPads via Adobe Sign. It's possible that these bugs have been fixed since then as it was an extremely new feature at the time.
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

  • Their over the phone support was very good, but at times there was a bit of a lag getting someone on the phone. When a deadline is looming you really want help at the very moment that you call.
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Likelihood to Renew

Conga Composer

Conga Composer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a big part of what we do internally, so would renew as it saves us time and is part of our process. In order to switch we'd need a good price break with same functions available
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 8.0
Based on 32 answers
The tool provides us with the functionality we need to perform more efficiently and we have not identified another product that offers enough "nice to haves" in addition to the "must haves" to warrant a compelling reason for changing tools.
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Usability

Conga Composer

Conga Composer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Appears to work well
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 9.0
Based on 8 answers
The tool is very straight-forward and easy to use overall, it just has a few quirks.
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Reliability and Availability

Conga Composer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Qvidian system maintenance is performed on weekends, usually at odd hours, and advanced notice is given so that teams can plan accordingly.
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Performance

Conga Composer

Conga Composer 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This product appears to work well. It was not a fit for us this time, but we would consider in future
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

No score
No answers yet
Remote or VPN employees seem to have somewhat slower access time. Server maintenance has improved performance.

Finding occasional recurring prompts to update settings in Microsoft (Explorer, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
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Support

Conga Composer

Conga Composer 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Haven't used support much, but good documentation so solid rating here
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Having an installed version (versus SAAS) means it is harder to re-create errors. We have had to “copy” our data before to send to support which takes time.

They could be better at offering a timeframe for solution.

On a positive note they seem to have very little turnover in support, so familiar voices on the phone who are eager to jump into a screen-share.

Follow up from support cases asking for feedback is consistent
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In-Person Training

Conga Composer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Live instructor training is expensive, though we have had instructors come to our offices for a ‘refresher’ before. The refresher was more of a “let us fix that for you” than a training on how to do it ourselves.
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Online Training

Conga Composer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Online training is limited in my opinion.
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Implementation

Conga Composer

Conga Composer 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Took a while to do but overall fine, did it myself
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Implementation was flawless and and training excellent.
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Alternatives Considered

Conga Composer

In my mind, Conga blows away all the competition. The templates are extremely versatile and don't require any additional software (other than MS Office) in order to design. The support that Conga provides is world class and I never had a negative experience with them; all cases were resolved within a day or two of being opened. There is also an incredible amount of e-learning information available to help you get up and running.
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

We have been using Qvidian for years, when Compass was introduced in our company. Having spent over a year using Compass, I would not recommend it for writing proposals. In all fairness, that is not Compass' strength.Compass is ok for general document sharing for informational purposes. It does have a Presentation Builder function for creating PowerPoint presentations, but it is cumbersome and not very flexible. Specifically, the linkage is awkward and files may have to be re-linked when they are updated. In addition, the architecture only allows you to create a couple of levels of content. The search function is very limited. Compass is a newer project and has not fully matured.
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Return on Investment

Conga Composer

  • Our sales team can generate complete presentations and legal documents within minutes.
  • We keep a library of terms and conditions that are automatically reviewed by the legal team, ensuring up-to-date legal terminology.
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Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

  • The positive impact has been to know we have a system that can house legally-approved responses to questionnaires. The good about this is that if we have a simple RFI that does not require a lot of response customization, we can draw upon previously-approved responses and create output MUCH quicker, without the need of laborious and time-consuming legal reviews of RFIs or DDQs we produce for prospective clients. Quicker, easier output with less internal review = efficient RFI process and quicker turnaround time to respond to our client/prospective client base.
  • The negative impact has only been the time it takes to orient oneself with the program, and REMAIN oriented. As we do not do RFIs on a daily basis, it is easy for us to become rusty, or to take short-cuts because we do not have time to re-train on the program. Those shortcuts and workarounds tend to cause us not to use the program to its full potential and lead to counter-productivity in some cases.
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Pricing Details

Conga Composer

General

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

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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