ContestPad from Launchpad6 vs. Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ContestPad
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Launchpad6 is a contest management software from the company of the same name in Melbourne.
$540
per 3 months
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Submittable offers tools to launch, measure, and grow social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, Submittable partners with users to make a difference. The vendor states Submittable has supported over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications, and that teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of 14 days.
$10,000
per year
Pricing
ContestPad from Launchpad6Submittable
Editions & Modules
Standard
$1,740
per year
Advanced
$3,060
per year
Premium
$4,260
per year
Enterprise
$15,000
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContestPadSubmittable
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts for 6 month and 12 month billing. 3 month plans available for all editions.
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Community Pulse
ContestPad from Launchpad6Submittable
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Best Alternatives
ContestPad from Launchpad6Submittable
Small Businesses
Submittable
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
Blackbaud Grantmaking
Blackbaud Grantmaking
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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MIP Fund Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises

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Workday Financial Management
Workday Financial Management
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
ContestPad from Launchpad6Submittable
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(63 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContestPad from Launchpad6Submittable
Likelihood to Recommend
Launchpad6
Launcpad6 works better in situations where there is a need of creating events. I strongly consider that it is one of the best software that we have implemented in order to create and manage events. I believe that Launchpad6 would not work in an environment where Customer Service or Technical Assistance is needed.
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Submittable
I highly recommend Submittable if your office manages applications. It saved us thousands of hours annually, it’s easy to learn, straightforward to setup applications, including unique applications, and easy for applicants to submit and track their applications (applicants can even save and return to their apps later, get automatic deadlines reminders, and track their app status). For reviewers, it’s easy even for non-tech savvy folks to review and rate app synchronously and asynchronously.
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Pros
Launchpad6
  • Brand and social awareness campaigns as well as the curating of user-generated content may all benefit from Launchpad6 is the ease with which I can access my work environment.
  • It reduces the number of log-ins required by integrating all of the associated components. While also implying an extension some of the following features included; web page design that includes video, graphics, music, and documents may be customized.
  • Gateways for voter registration and participation.
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Submittable
  • Applicant (submitter) experience is positive, user-friendly.
  • The ability to message directly with submitters within the portal in relation to their submission is a great feature.
  • Application creation is very easy.
  • Adding labels to submissions makes filtering simple and customizable to our needs.
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Cons
Launchpad6
  • Small lag when starting the software.
  • Not a good communication tool.
  • Need to improve monitoring.
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Submittable
  • Advanced reporting is far from advanced. There are SO many limitations and the need to manually do so many things in order to get the report structure you want, and it is not intuitive. The reporting is by far the most frustrating thing about Submittable and actually adds on staff time instead of cutting it down.
  • PDFs of submissions should include all supplemental files uploaded in the submission. You should not have to do massive exports with zip files and then merge everything manually to get one PDF of submitted content for simplified records or sharing.
  • We should be able to see the account emails and names of individuals who have started a draft submission. In our former system (GIFTS online via Blackbaud), we could see that information and could reach out personally to applicants to ensure they didn't miss deadlines and could remove emails from our reminder communications from those we knew already submitted and simply opened up an accidental additional draft. When we send reminders in Submittable to draft submissions, without fail, we get 5-10 people who reach out and are upset because they already submitted but think this means they didn't, regardless of how we word the email and tell them they may have an extra draft if they think they already submitted.
  • You should be able to simply build one report in whatever format you need and be able to switch between different projects that use the same exact form fields. My team has the same exact form used for nine different grant programs because they are the same programs, just for different local communities, but we have to build out the same report manually each cycle for each community.
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Likelihood to Renew
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We use this software annually to help with our grant processes. Without it, I'd be so lost! Our team relies on the data from our past years to sift applications and we try to prioritize those who have applied and been a finalist but perhaps didn't win in years prior
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Usability
Launchpad6
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Submittable
Submittable is very user friendly. Even our less tech-savvy team members were able to navigate Submittable and achieve what was necessary. The single limitation is that it is not easy to move information/documents/applications from the Submittable platform into other platforms, or even to download documents from Submittable into a separate storage system
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Reliability and Availability
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have thankfully never experienced an outage nor been affected by a technology issue on Submittable's side that has delayed our grant process. We have instead been able to distribute over $6M in donated dollars to AAPI small business owners because Submittable is trustworthy and available
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Performance
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We've had a quick and efficient submittable experience that has always been easy to use. When we need a report it downloads within seconds, even the larger reports are 30 seconds or less to download. Pages are quick to load and reports complete in a more than reasonable time frame
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Support Rating
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I think that they are good at answering our questions and solving our problems. We occasionally get reports from applicants about problems the Submittable team has not solved, but I do not know what the applicant has done to get the problem solved.
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In-Person Training
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We did not receive in-person training technically, it was virtual but it was one on one with a specialist. They were very patient and skilled - she knew everything about the program and honed in on features that would help make our jobs easier. We are so grateful for the training!
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Online Training
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
10/10 because we were able to meet virtually and still get all of our questions answered! Online was effective too because we could easily record the sessions and review them later. Since we had to onboard our reviewers virtually, it was actually convenient that this was the same method we learned how to use the entire program virtually too.
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Implementation Rating
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I would say, provide Submittable as much detailed information on your planned use of the platform and your desires with the platform as possible, and the implementation will be tailored to accommodate your organization with minimal lag time and issues/problems.
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Alternatives Considered
Launchpad6
Launchpad6 is easier to understand and manage, compared to other software. I tried Wishpond a couple of times but Launchpad6 demonstrated to me that it was the best option in the market. I have tried Launchpad6 for a while and it has worked perfectly. We have seen a productivity increase within our team.
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Submittable
We used SlideRoom for ease of development and quick turnaround time. We didn't have much time to launch the program, so we went with something that was familiar to many.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
Pricing is fair for the product and support received, and we are content with the billing being annual in order to save overall. Contract terms are fair, and don't seem inflated for any reason. Pricing per application is also fair, and you can actually have the applicant absorb the cost if necessary
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Scalability
Launchpad6
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We were happy to use this for many projects, but sometimes it can be hard to filter for a specific applicant and see how many of our projects and grants they have applied to without filtering by project. We're also hoping to have the feature added where reviewers can only see one project at a time if they don't have clearance to view all of the projects
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Return on Investment
Launchpad6
  • Despite the combined media platform features, it is very useful without complexity environment.
  • Payment gateway is the key robust feature that make positive impacts on the business goal.
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Submittable
  • Submittable has improved the applicant experience because it provides such a clean and streamlined interface for applicants
  • Submittable saves us lots of time and stress, again, because we can easily assign colleagues or partners to applications to help score and review applications and because all the financial and privacy data we collect the platform are securely stored.
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