PandaDoc vs. VisibleThread VT Docs

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
VisibleThread VT Docs
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
VisibleThread provides language audit software that performs document content analysis to bid and proposal managers and government agencies. They have formed a partnership with Privia for the more standard proposal automation capabilities.N/A
Pricing
PandaDocVisibleThread VT Docs
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$19
per user/per month
Business
$49
per user/per month
Enterprise
Contact sales team
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PandaDocVisibleThread VT Docs
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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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PandaDocVisibleThread VT Docs
Top Pros

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User Ratings
PandaDocVisibleThread VT Docs
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(314 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.7
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
2.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(20 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.9
(20 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PandaDocVisibleThread VT Docs
Likelihood to Recommend
PandaDoc
It is so easy to create templates and then send them as documents for signature. It's helpful that our whole team can see the documents so that we all know what still needs to be sent. We use the HubSpot integration which is helpful, but it could use some additional development
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VisibleThread
VT is fabulous to proposal writing as it created for that. It can also be used for ANY type of persuasive or technical writing. If you can write it, VT can help to make the writing better. BUT!!! if you are writing news articles or descriptive writing, this is NOT the software for you. VT works to eliminate fluff, ambiguous words, exaggerations, run-on sentences, improper grammar, misspelled words, sentence fragments, etc. VT also works to eliminate passive writing. As with any software, use it for what it was created - and find something else for the rest.
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Pros
PandaDoc
  • PandaDoc allows our team to create and send detailed sales proposals and quotes with the use of their templates.
  • The use of collaborative editing is also beneficial because our team is able to have multiple users edit and comment on documents simultaneously.
  • Document tracking is useful because we are able to receive real-time notifications and updates on the proposal process.
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VisibleThread
  • Acronym finder - the best acronym finder I have used! This creates an Excel spreadsheet with the acronyms and their definitions in an alphabetically sorted worksheet ... AND this worksheet includes actual sentences from the document showing how and where the acronym was used.
  • Compare documents - WOW! what a wonderful update! You get an Excel worksheet with the 2 compared documents side-by-side showing differences in red and statements with no changes in blue.
  • Starter compliance matrix (SCM) - again, one of the best SCM-creators I have used. This choice is quick, concise, and the resulting Excel worksheet is easy to manipulate and change.
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Cons
PandaDoc
  • The automatic snapping of added fields in templates could be toggleable to more easily place fields where they need to be
  • When fields are duplicated, the generated Field IDs can get long (e.g. Text_1, Text_1_1, Text_1_1_1, etc)
  • Loading screens are sometimes long
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VisibleThread
  • Dictionaries - I would like to see more "canned" dictionaries. We create our own, but I know that VT has more that they can supply, giving us more quick turnaround changes (versus always having to start from scratch).
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Likelihood to Renew
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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VisibleThread
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Usability
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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VisibleThread
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Reliability and Availability
PandaDoc
We haven't had any real issues regarding downtime as of yet.
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VisibleThread
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Performance
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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VisibleThread
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Support Rating
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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VisibleThread
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Implementation Rating
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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VisibleThread
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Alternatives Considered
PandaDoc
PandaDoc and DocuSign are very similar in functionality and design, but I prefer to use PandaDoc's interface. It is so easy to use and I prefer PandaDoc's interface and UI. It feels a little cleaner and a little more professional to me when compared with DocuSign's interface and UI design
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VisibleThread
We reviewed many other products but found all of them did not have the extent of tasks that VT had. These searches were over 5 years ago and many of the products reviewed are no longer available. In addition, some software still in existence have merit, just not to the extent we need. I do not want to give anyone a bad rating just because we did not choose them. Again, choose the right software for the right job!
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Scalability
PandaDoc
It's scalable
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VisibleThread
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Return on Investment
PandaDoc
  • It has helped increase our sales productivity by allowing us to get contracts back more quickly.
  • Has helped with employee efficiency in contract writing.
  • It has helped our company find contract writing mistakes before they get to our clients and cause confusion.
  • The one negative would be the increase in costs associated with using this software, which seems to increase each year at renewal.
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VisibleThread
  • We reduced proposal writing time and output. By reducing time, we gained time for work in other areas of proposal handling. I used to need 3-5 DAYS to create an acronym list. Now, with VT, I do the same work in 1-2 hours!
  • VT is for proposal WRITING and not for proposal HANDLING. Our proposal managers and coordinators do the handling part.
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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.

VisibleThread VT Docs Screenshots

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