Proposify vs. XaitPorter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Proposify
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Proposify is an online proposal software designed to give users control and visibility into the most important stage of a sales process: the close. From deal design to sign-off, the vendor states users get the confidence and flexibility to dominate deals, and further states users will: Create impressive sales documents that stay consistent and error-free. Receive the insights to scale a process, make timely engagements, and accurately…
$0
per month
XaitPorter
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
XaitPorter is a co-authoring software solution for teams to collaboratively create, manage and produce documents. With it, users can streamline and optimize document production to maximize revenue from bids and proposals and other business-critical documents. XaitPorter is designed to enable co-authors to focus on creating bid-winning content so that teams can become more efficient while production time and costs are reduced.N/A
Pricing
ProposifyXaitPorter
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ProposifyXaitPorter
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsGet a free trial version of our Team Plan for 14 days. You're welcome to switch to our Free plan if you need more time with the product. No credit card required. No contracts. Pick the plan that meets your needs when you're ready.
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Features
ProposifyXaitPorter
Proposal Creation & Organization
Comparison of Proposal Creation & Organization features of Product A and Product B
Proposify
6.7
23 Ratings
17% below category average
XaitPorter
-
Ratings
Proposal branding8.423 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal templates8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal content library updates6.919 Ratings00 Ratings
Guided proposal creation3.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Searchable proposal database6.523 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal Collaboration & Workflow
Comparison of Proposal Collaboration & Workflow features of Product A and Product B
Proposify
4.8
22 Ratings
51% below category average
XaitPorter
-
Ratings
Proposal collaboration & approval6.721 Ratings00 Ratings
User permissions/proposal editing controls4.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales proposal workflow5.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal automation user interface3.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal Delivery
Comparison of Proposal Delivery features of Product A and Product B
Proposify
6.6
23 Ratings
19% below category average
XaitPorter
-
Ratings
Proposal distribution8.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive proposals4.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Proposal content tracking7.022 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ProposifyXaitPorter
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(23 ratings)
9.3
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(3 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(5 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ProposifyXaitPorter
Likelihood to Recommend
Proposify
It is costly to properly set up Proposify and retain its use ongoing. If you have a plan to implement your proposals you can get some good cost-saving use from it. I cannot stress enough to have your assets, graphics, and snippets ready before you start. I also recommend that you fully understand templates and asset library or you will quickly be overwriting templates and themes with client-specific verbiage.
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Xait
XaitPorter is ideal when a large document, containing many (preferably independent) sections is being created by more than five writers across different office locations and is subject to review by multiple reviewers and requires formal approval. It is particularly suited for external documents which are to be delivered as a non-editable PDF file.
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Pros
Proposify
  • TEMPLATES: The ability to work from customizable yet standardized templates allow for a consistent end-user experience for our clients, and elevates the perceived professionalism of our sales team.
  • ANALYTICS: Unlike merely sending estimates or proposals via email, the tracking analytics available within Proposify's dashboard not only enables our project managers to more strategically engage with clients, but also gives our upper management an objective way to track the effectiveness of our sales team.
  • EASE-OF-USE: Overall, Proposify's platform is easy to use and the UX is intuitive enough that the learning curve to use it is minimal.
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Xait
  • This tool gives us the opportunity to work together. We always work in the last revision.
  • We can write comments as we go along and all involved will see it straight away.
  • We can structure it the way we want/our the way customer wants it and print the whole book in one go. We are sure that pictures/text/tables are where they are supposed to be (they have not moved around the document as it does when using Microsoft Word).
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Cons
Proposify
  • Export into Word would be useful
  • SFDC integration sometimes doesn’t seem to search/find contacts/opps perfectly
  • Some of controls (editing proposals and templates) could be more clear/intuitive
  • Difficult for businesses where redlined contracts/proposals may find this software does not support client/vendor collaboration
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Xait
  • It would be helpful to improve functions used to organize and reorganize sections. They work fine, but could be retooled for ease of use. Simple drag-drop over the tree-view from the primary navigator (not only in the dedicated dialog for reordering sections) would be very good. It would be good to support simple flagging or tagging of sections to indicate whatever is meaningful to the user (e.g., to flag a section as imported text that needs formatting, or a section that is high priority for review). The icons do change to indicate predefined workflow states (e.g. approved), but there isn't support for a user-defined tag, perhaps with the ability to filter by tag as many newer applications can do. That would be handy. These aren't criticisms so much as product enhancement suggestions.
  • The editor is ok but could be tuned up a bit. For example, styles in the toolbar dropdown apply only to the whole paragraph. It's hard to indent text. The button tool doesn't consistently remove the button attribute on an existing button; works sometimes, sometimes not. Little stuff. Overall it's adequate for text creation.
  • The process of defining templates and styles appears to be a black art. While it's something you don't do often, it should be simplified and better exposed to ordinary admins.
  • The ability to have more than one section open at a time in the editor would be fantastic. Great productivity tool.
  • Word import/export could be cleaner.
  • The ability to export to html with user-defined style sheets would open new markets for Xait. If the product had that, we'd use Xait to maintain our online help site too.
  • The ability to link to externally stored images rather than lock them inside the Xait library would be huge, as we've expressed to the support team. We manage hundreds of images (diagrams, screen shots etc.) that are used throughout the company, not just for Xait documents. We would like to store them on a file system (e.g. Dropbox) and have them update into Xait automatically when the master copy is modified. This is a very important capability, though in fairness we didn't find it in other products either. Explicit support for Dropbox/Google Drive/Box would be one way, but dynamic linking a la Microsoft Word would be fine, maybe even better.
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Likelihood to Renew
Proposify
We require a fair amount of back and forth of editing so this tool while helpful is not ideal for us
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Xait
There are too many positive aspects versus negative.
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Usability
Proposify
Overall it's great. There's definitely a learning curve, and I wish that some things were easier to use. For example, changing images isn't the easiest thing to do in it, but I'd love to be able to quickly add and change header images in my proposals. So far I've figured it out, but each time I do it I forget how it's done since it's not intuitive.
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Xait
We find it to be intuitive to use with a simple menu and right-click based functionality in place.
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Reliability and Availability
Proposify
No answers on this topic
Xait
XaitPorter is always there even though we have issues with outages (suddenly the network does not work, but that is internal issue)
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Performance
Proposify
No answers on this topic
Xait
Our reports/Tenders complete in a reasonable time frame, actually faster than Word. We have not integrated with other systems or softwares.
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Support Rating
Proposify
I've actually never used Proposify support, so I'm unable to speak about it. I suppose that's a good thing. If I did need to use it, I would hope that they'd be responsive and intelligent, but, again, since everything has worked smoothly I don't really know how the support functions or how good it is.
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Xait
They have a clear method for reporting any issues and work hard to get a resolution, keeping me informed of progress.
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In-Person Training
Proposify
No answers on this topic
Xait
He was really good. He came from Xait and trained us for several days. He got all involved and answered the questions asked. He was a professional trainee
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Online Training
Proposify
No answers on this topic
Xait
The online training was really good. They know the way of getting people involved and they answered all questions asked. They were there for us.
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Implementation Rating
Proposify
No answers on this topic
Xait
I was really satisfied with the implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Proposify
It was highly recommended by an associate and we have been on the receiving end of Proposify proposals and impressed by it. I don't recall if we looked at others but if we did they paled in comparison. There was no question as to using Proposify. It met all the needs, was easy to use, looks great and was exactly what we wanted and needed.
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Xait
The standard product for many years has been Microsoft Word. Some have tried to use SharePoint as a collaborative tool, but it is not suited for the purpose and is generally very user un-friendly. It is not intuitive and we have very few persons with any competency in it. Porter is easy to pick up and the new interface is very intuitive, and the way that Porter works removes many of the typical layout and formatting choices that made Microsoft Word so difficult for the average employee. It also greatly simplifies and reduces the amount of corrective work that tender support staff used to have to do. We are not aware of any product in the market that comes close to Porter. It is an ideal product that was purpose built for collaborative writing.
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Scalability
Proposify
No answers on this topic
Xait
I just love the system
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Return on Investment
Proposify
  • The detailed proposal has saved me time explaining a game plan to potential clients.
  • They have customizable tables where the client can choose how many of a certain item they desire. For instance, if they want to buy graphics from you, they can choose how many. This allows for increasing profits by putting the choice in the customer's hand.
  • When you send a contract you are alerted when a customer views the proposal. This has saved me time and money trying to go back and forth with my customers.
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Xait
  • Too soon to tell. Right now we're still at the near end of the value chain - it still seems expensive given the outputs to date. But we have a lower proposal volume than some companies, so you need to factor that in.
  • Also, the named user licensing is restrictive and problematic in a small company where people perform multiple roles and may dip in and out of the proposal development process over a period of weeks or months. A concurrent user model would be much, much better for us, though I understand you'd need to figure out a way to handle email notifications.
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ScreenShots

Proposify Screenshots

Screenshot of Business Proposal MetricsScreenshot of Proposal EditorScreenshot of Pipeline Viewer

XaitPorter Screenshots

Screenshot of XaitPorter - Document WorkspaceScreenshot of XaitPorter - DashboardScreenshot of XaitPorter - Edit PictureScreenshot of XaitPorter - Edit CommentScreenshot of XaitPorter - Export PDF