Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
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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
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
No
Free/Freemium Version
No
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Submittable is more secure and the data is easier to track and find.
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Submittable had all of the functionality we were looking for at a very competitive price.
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When we decided on Submittable: a) Most cost-effective: solution would cost under USD3,000 per year with no setup fee. b) We needed key features of this solution that were available out-of-the-box, e.g., Online Application Form -- including answers to approximately 20-30 …
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Price, ease of use and simplicity of process building. In the other products we explored that cost was significantly higher and we found that for what we are looking for, Submittable provided a much better value and was way easier to use for both the staff running the grant …
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WORLDS better than Wufoo - no contest. Formstack didn't suit our needs.
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We have been using submittable since 2016. The product has grown, and we have recommended it to many groups. Cost-wise, the price has become unattainable for some. I have compared prices with other systems whose names I don’t remember, and the pricing seems on par. The platform …
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Submittable is much simpler to use for submitting to my journal and writers prefer it over Duotrope.
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We have always used Submittable.
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Submittable isn't in the same league as these other platforms. It's trying to get there but it's been a rocky road. Neither customer support nor the account people we've dealt with at Submittable seem particularly knowledgeable about how the product actually works for …
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Our company chose Submittable before I was hired and it is now a legacy system
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I used Call for Entry before and think it works very well, in a comparable way, and is much, much less expensive.
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Submittable offers a better UX/UI and a more manageable pricing model
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I selected Submittable because I had used it in the past as an applicant for a different program, and I found it easy to use from that perspective. I met with other companies and did a comparative analysis and Submittable was the most user friendly and also the most affordable …
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Many features on the LGL forms do not translate to Submittable and vice versa. We use Submittable more because it allows for better branching and flexibility to customize each form rather than needing multiple for the same data collection or selection process. While we like LGL …
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Submittable's customer service was more helpful than other platforms we considered using.
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I can't think of other services I've reviewed in-depth like Submittable. We like Submittable. We're consistently happy with the results and have felt no need to explore alternative options especially with so many of our users being already familiar with the interface. We've …
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As a user seeking a seamless form creation experience, I can confidently say that Submittable exceeds all expectations with its diverse range of options and efficient backend processes. From the moment I started using it, I was impressed by the abundance of features and the …
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When it comes to collecting applications, no one beats Submittable in terms of features and functionality. With other software we used, there were far too many limitations, including having to manually download data, inability to use logic for fields, and no analytics. The …
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Submittable vs Google Forms is a no-brainer. Yes, you have to make a profile for Submittable, but it takes only a few minutes. Google Forms doesn't have an intuitive or easy way to sort applications or provide a review process. With Submittable, we can track multiple projects …
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Honestly, I haven't used other comparable products to Submittable. That said, the interface is far better than the submission managers for so many other literary magazines. It feels far cleaner and far more professional.
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I haven't used any other competing products.
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There was no good way for us to keep blog publiscations within our microsot suit so we moved onto Submittable.
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Submittable has so many functionalities which helps me when I need to ask applicants very specific questions or branch applicants off into differing categories. It is simple yet thorough.
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There is no contest. Google Forms is easy and free, but has severely limited customization options, and 0 review process. I love how I have everything in one platform with Submittable.
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User Ratings
Submittable
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(83 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(79 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.9
(2 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.0
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
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Submittable is great for grant management, grantmaking, and scholarship awards. It's a very useful tool also when there are multiple reviewers and committees involved in the assessment of the application. The table feature is helpful, but to download the information in a usable report is a pain. Overall a very useful tool for funding.
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Pros
Submittable
  • Form-logic: Allows application forms to adjust based on answers to crucial questions (if-then-else) so that all applications don't have to see extended questions that may not apply to them or their situation.
  • Messaging Platform: This platform allows interactions with applicants or internal review teams to be associated with the specific submission, allowing for an easier, complete view of an application being considered and as an audit trail.
  • Good Voting/Polling Management: It makes it easier to record the latest vote/feedback from assigned team members and allows customization of the vote/feedback review as a form. It also summarizes the votes for easy review in a submissions dashboard view.
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Cons
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  • We are some of the earliest users of employee volunteerism, so there have been some things to work out. However, because of that, we've gotten a lot of one-on-one support to help make minor tweaks to the system in a way that works for us.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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
Submittable
A submittable requires a great deal of thought to set up. It would be best if you really did an outline and flowcharting. Once you have a detailed plan and set up the system, you have to think of the process that you would manually do step-by-step to deal with the what-ifs; it’s beautiful. The ability to Clone events is invaluable. The onboarding can be complex, but the ease of use afterward is worth it.
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Reliability and Availability
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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
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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
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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
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We have been using this for many years but my memory is that we had a
human walk us through how to use basic features. We also used the
resource library to learn about specific topics or issues as they came
up.
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Online Training
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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
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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
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Submittable isn't in the same league as these other platforms. It's trying to get there but it's been a rocky road. Neither customer support nor the account people we've dealt with at Submittable seem particularly knowledgeable about how the product actually works for foundations and can't provide detailed recommendations for how to use the product more effectively. The decision to use Submittable was made before I came on board. We are moving to another platform next year, probably SmartSimple.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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I wish we could choose our own number of applications we want for the year and have the price be changed because we are in-between buyable numbers and always have to add more applications at the end of the year
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Scalability
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We have been easily able to grow. Not only are we able to process different applications, but Submittable makes it easy to add applications onto our plan. Additionally, their eligibility form before the application does a good job of screening applicants so we do not pay for extra applications.
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Professional Services
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Very professional
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Return on Investment
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  • Time is money! Submittable has eliminated many tasks I used to do manually, thus freeing my time for other work.
  • Decreased support calls and emails from applicants- Our applicants are able to successfully access and apply for our grants.
  • No internal IT support needed to use this platform. That team is able to focus on their larger business projects and needs.
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