Nitro Productivity Suite vs. PandaDoc

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nitro Productivity Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Nitro Productivity Suite combines electronic signature and general PDF editing, from Nitro, Inc. It is built around capabilities such as getting approvals and esignatures in seconds and sharing and reviewing documents from anywhere.
$9.99
per month per user
PandaDoc
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
PandaDoc headquartered in San Francisco offers their eponymous electronic signature platform for sales teams, containing sales proposal automation and CPQ (configure, price, quote) features, and integration with CRMs.
$19
per user/per month
Pricing
Nitro Productivity SuitePandaDoc
Editions & Modules
Nitro Sign® Essentials
$9.99
per month billed annually per user
Nitro Sign® Advanced
$19.99
per month billed annually per user
Nitro Sign® Premium
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Essentials
$19
per user/per month
Business
$49
per user/per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nitro Productivity SuitePandaDoc
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPandaDoc offers a free eSign plan and 3 paid packages for eSigning and document automation starting at $19 per month per user. All plans include unlimited documents and eSignatures. Evaluations start with a free 14-day trial.
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Nitro Productivity SuitePandaDoc
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(14 ratings)
9.0
(276 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(23 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(21 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(3 ratings)
5.2
(23 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
2.8
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(20 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nitro Productivity SuitePandaDoc
Likelihood to Recommend
Nitro, Inc
Being a Nonprofit organization that produces a lot of publications on various projects, NPS allows us to create, edit and convert documents to suit the needs of our International Donor Partners and other stakeholders. In my own experience using this software, it is used less in our finance department since most of our documents originate from our accounting system and hence there is limited need for PDF management internally.
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PandaDoc
PandaDoc is well-suited for any company looking to automate its document process. Whether you need a signature or not, if you want your documents to be populated and sent automatically, then this is the reliable, simple, and affordable way to go. It integrates with Zapier, Make, and so much more.
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Pros
Nitro, Inc
  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
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PandaDoc
  • Templatization of different documents
  • Reminder system to remind clients to view and sign documents
  • Easily save different pages as templates to add or remove them from future documents
  • Easily collect signatures from clients and view the progress of all documents in one dashboard.
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Cons
Nitro, Inc
  • The font choices could be better and more robust.
  • Sometimes converting PDF documents to MS Word has formatting problems, like with some tables.
  • Converting MS Word to PDF can be slow sometimes, meaning it is faster to save the MS Word document as a PDF than selecting the file for conversion using the Nitro PDF convert option.
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PandaDoc
  • Adding text to forms before/after images or Yes/No features can be difficult.
  • Using the check mark boxes next to the text makes it difficult to line up. Can one be entered on the same line as the text as an option so that it is not difficult in the future?
  • Combining templates creates shifts in some formatting, making the document no longer aligned where needed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nitro, Inc
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
The reason I gave it a rating of 7 is because it's probable, but not for sure. This is because there are a few little things we don't love about pandadoc. Mostly that there is not conditional logic such as: they must either fill this field out OR this one. Also it's a little pricey. But we'll probably stay because it's good enough and a pain to switch to something new
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Usability
Nitro, Inc
It's quick and easy to use for all users.
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PandaDoc
Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to use. There can be a slightly steep learning curve to get fully in on the system. The new editor v2 has really improved usability and allows us to collaborate on documents simultaneously. Once the templates and library items are set up, a new document, whether it be a sales or HR document, takes very little time to complete.
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Reliability and Availability
Nitro, Inc
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
We haven't had any real issues regarding downtime as of yet.
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Performance
Nitro, Inc
It works as advertised.
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PandaDoc
The documents load quickly for the most part but sometimes if there are larger documents with a high number of variables it could take a bit longer to get the document to show up. Most of the time the document comes on the screen relatively quickly allowing for quick access to documents to be edited and sent out.
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Support Rating
Nitro, Inc
Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers
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PandaDoc
Recently I could not upload a pdf to a contract - support was very responsive and easy to work with. They got back to me the next day with an apparent fix - however when I opened the document nothing had changed. I then could not respond to the rep who was helping me because it was a "no-reply address", the problem still has not been solved and we had to make alternate arrangements to get this to the client. Never had it happen before and was only with this one contract.
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Implementation Rating
Nitro, Inc
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
Implementation was before the time I was here at Riafox, however, support has been great in assisting to merge spaces and upgrade to 2.0 Editor.
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Alternatives Considered
Nitro, Inc
Every 1-2 years will do a check on current PDF options to include trialing the software. Have tried Foxit and several that seem to have failed in the marketplace. Over the last 4 years, I have always stuck with Nitro. Unfortunately, we still need to keep Adobe Acrobat (free version) installed to view a small percentage of some PDFs we receive.
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PandaDoc
PandaDoc offers a free version with basic features and several tiered pricing options. The pricing is generally considered to be competitive and offers good value for the range of features provided. we often find PandaDoc intuitive and user-friendly. Its interface is designed to facilitate easy document creation and management, even for users who aren't particularly tech-savvy. PandaDoc is known for its robust document management capabilities. It offers a wide range of features such as document creation, a rich content library, customizable templates, and a user-friendly interface for creating interactive and engaging documents. It also includes CRM integrations, automated workflows, and analytics.
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Scalability
Nitro, Inc
No answers on this topic
PandaDoc
It's scalable
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Return on Investment
Nitro, Inc
  • ROI was very quick as the license costs were so low. We purchased 8 licenses versus the initial 2 we were planning on for Adobe.
  • More people were able to use the product than we initially thought due to low purchase costs.
  • We haven't had any further costs to own the product after the initial purchase. We would need to purchase new licenses if we wanted to upgrade.
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PandaDoc
  • Helped improve cash flow from the ability to collect payments
  • Helped me keep track of which contracts a client has signed (way harder than it sounds).
  • Templates have allowed me to both standardize proposals yet allow rapid customization for each specific customer, a key capability.
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ScreenShots

PandaDoc Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom-designed themes, templates, embedded rich media, and interactivity to give every deal the opportunity to get noticed.Screenshot of Automatic notifications, on-the-fly editing, CRM Integrations, and integrated eSignatures.Screenshot of Reporting, with drill down to the deal level with proposals, to pick which deals to include (or exclude).Screenshot of legally binding eSignaturesScreenshot of Centralized communications to streamline the negotiation process, and make revisions in real-time in a single location.Screenshot of Document analytics displays what’s really happening after documents are sent with real-time reporting on engagement and activity on the documents. This enables teams to respond faster to prospects.