Loopio vs. Sofon Proposal Organizer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Loopio
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Loopio is a sales proposal automation software solution offered by Loopio Inc.N/A
Sofon Proposal Organizer
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Sofon Proposal Organizer is more than a simple proposal generator. Per their website "Sofon Proposal Organizer takes care of requirements analysis, product configuration, three dimensional product visualization (when applicable), calculation of sales prices and margins, calculation of cost, generation of complete multi-level bills of material and routings and the production of all relevant documents including proposals, contracts and any internally required document."N/A
Pricing
LoopioSofon Proposal Organizer
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LoopioSofon Proposal Organizer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
LoopioSofon Proposal Organizer
Proposal Creation & Organization
Comparison of Proposal Creation & Organization features of Product A and Product B
Loopio
8.6
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Sofon Proposal Organizer
-
Ratings
Proposal branding8.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal templates8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal content library updates9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Guided proposal creation8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Searchable proposal database9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal Collaboration & Workflow
Comparison of Proposal Collaboration & Workflow features of Product A and Product B
Loopio
8.3
6 Ratings
4% above category average
Sofon Proposal Organizer
-
Ratings
RFP management & response9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal collaboration & approval8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
User permissions/proposal editing controls8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales proposal workflow6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal automation user interface8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal Delivery
Comparison of Proposal Delivery features of Product A and Product B
Loopio
7.4
4 Ratings
4% below category average
Sofon Proposal Organizer
-
Ratings
Proposal distribution7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive proposals7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal content tracking6.94 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
LoopioSofon Proposal Organizer
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(7 ratings)
7.1
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
LoopioSofon Proposal Organizer
Likelihood to Recommend
Loopio Inc.
I use Loopio specifically for RFP's mostly. I think it is a great and adequate tool for this and much of what I think that needs to improve are not large needle movers for me since the software as a whole is fantastic. It is very easy to upload an RFP into Loopio and begin answering those questions or pulling from previously answered questions. I also will use Loopio for large client proposals and I often use the "search functionality within Loopio to see if I can find answers to clients questions. I like that I can also pull images from Loopio as well and often use those visualizations in my proposals.
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Sofon
In my opinion, the most valuable characteristic of SPO is that by answering simple questions a very complex product can be configured; therefore the scope of delivery is defined very well. In addition, SPO has great flexibility to manage prices and costs. However, SPO is configurator of parts that allows incorporating basic design rules for their selection. SPO is not a optimised for developing complicated engineering design rules.
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Pros
Loopio Inc.
  • Ease of use - a few minutes' tutorial is enough for a newcomer to start using the tool.
  • Handy options - i.e. support in searching for the right answer
  • Often meaningful & useful releases
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Sofon
  • Top Down approach
  • Drive sales representatives to their goal
  • Clear final calculation
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Cons
Loopio Inc.
  • Adding new answers to the library was easier and better with the "close the loop" functionality. Now, it seems like it is easier to miss questions to add to the library.
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Sofon
  • SQL servers may lead to unexpect failures
  • Tables created in SPO could have better interface with the user
  • Management of user licences could be easier
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Likelihood to Renew
Loopio Inc.
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Sofon
Unfortunately I have no possibility to renew or not renew SPO so it is difficult to answer to this question
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Usability
Loopio Inc.
Usability is good but falls short of excellent. The interface is clean and well organized. They clearly spent some time working on the UI and took some feedback from focus groups to help keep it tidy. On a few occasions, we have experienced a little bit of lag while updating the question database. I'd like to see just a little faster response time on a consistent basis.
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Sofon
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Support Rating
Loopio Inc.
They're very supportive and reply in a timely manner. Whenever I contacted the support I received a helpful reply that actually solved my issue. Quite often when my team suggested an improvement that would simplify and speed up our work it happened not long after which is perfect for us.
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Sofon
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Alternatives Considered
Loopio Inc.
  • User friendly--very simple
  • Reviews of libraries can be assigned
  • Non-named user licenses can be used by various people
  • Close Loop--changes can be added to library with just a few clicks
  • View text in library and can copy content
  • Reporting on reviews and usage and projects
  • Help center and assigned representative
  • Library duplicates functionality
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Sofon
The previous product we used was developed by ourselves so my experience is very limited. I can say that having a software like SPO we can configure the product without any programming experience and this makes things faster and better. Moreover, I can say that MS Office compatibility is a strong point.
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Return on Investment
Loopio Inc.
  • I have saved hundreds of hours working in Loopio instead of answering RFP's on my own. This has allowed me to spend other hours elsewhere. Having an RFP management tool has been an incredible timesaver
  • The creation and management of questions has also saved me hours of time in searching out tough questions to answer and has also saved my colleagues time as well since we don't need to collaborate to find answers.
  • Have had some issues with downloading the proposal in a readable format for clients to view. I've sometimes had to go back and figure out what went wrong when exporting which can be frustrating- especially when dealing with very tight deadlines.
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Sofon
  • Reduce quotation time at the proposal office,
  • better definition and more organise project scope at project management level
  • centralisation of knoweldeg: one problem, one solution
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