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Attribute Ratings

  • Submittable is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Submittable

92%
49 Ratings
8.0

Votigo

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.3

Submittable

93%
3 Ratings
7.0

Votigo

70%
1 Rating

Usability

8.5

Submittable

85%
43 Ratings
8.0

Votigo

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Submittable

70%
1 Rating

Votigo

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Submittable

90%
1 Rating

Votigo

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Submittable

It is well suited for programs that have a simple review structure. The reviewer functions are very user-friendly. It is also a good option for applicants. Submittable is not well suited on the back end for managing various aspects of those submissions and processing payments.
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Votigo

If you want a fully integrated and customized solution Votigo is the way to go. But it is not a cheap or fast option. If you can work within the self service template it can be a fast, inexpensive option.
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Pros

Submittable

  • Submittable is mostly user-friendly for applicants, and the application process goes smoothly. It is easy to set up an account and start applications, and the application forms are easy to read and fill out.
  • Submittable is user-friendly for reviewers. It is easy for volunteers or staff members to access all applications and submit their scores on the platform.
  • The ability to use internal forms makes due diligence processes or other internal reviews easy for staff to complete. It's helpful that these reviews can be automatically assigned upon submission and that they are easily accessed while reading through forms.
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Votigo

  • Worked with Votigo on large cause marketing campaign for Citgo Oil. Great customer service!
  • Votigo is flexibile with program implementation and customization. Project for 3M
  • Votigo is a always timely with follow up and technical support and resolution
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Cons

Submittable

  • Labels shouldn't be an option for all reviewers, we had a reviewer for our Florida applicants create labels like "1" "2" "3" which confused my reviewers in California.
  • Running reports across multiple grant projects is tedious and clumsy. Our grant project had 15 regions but it was the same application, we had to compare applications across regions, but could only have a set amount of winners for each area. It would've been easier to create 1 application and 1 opportunity but have filters for the # of applications for each region instead of creating 15 separate applications.
  • Reviewers also found the review forms difficult. There should be an easier way to run a report on their pending reviews in an excel format, or just a better functionality to review. Even with onboarding, our reviewers were confused and didn't use the review function.
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Votigo

  • I wish we had more flexibility with the design options like CSS and HTML at the lower cost self service option.
  • I wish the API option was less expensive or had more flexabilty in the design
  • Please remove the Votigo branding for the self service solution. I would be willing to pay more but not a lot more.
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Pricing Details

Submittable

Starting Price

$10,000 per year

Editions & Modules

Submittable editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Votigo

    Starting Price

    $35 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Votigo editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$240.001
    Pro$400.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Submittable

    I don't see how we could continue to operate our program without Submittable. It is also the industry standard - our submitters are used to and familiar with the platform. We put a lot of work into transitioning from a mail-in submission model to a Submittable-supported one and it just wouldn't make sense to "go back."
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    Votigo

    For a custom or API implementation I think it is a great option and they have great customer service. The self service option is too rigid and I need more application options and design customization
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    Usability

    Submittable

    Again, Submittable is familiar to me and to many within the industry - how to use it both as an applicant and as a developer. We tested the application with users on mobile phones, pads, and desktops, and it works on all platforms reasonably well. For those who are new to the process and online applications, the platform is intimidating and does discourage participation from certain generations, those who have not had formal education with computers, and non-native English speakers. In terms of review, the review process is quite functional, with multi-layered reviews, rubrics, and weighted scales. The reporting is more complex, as there is tension between what is easy for the applicant and what is typical for data collection.
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    Votigo

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Submittable

    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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    Votigo

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Submittable

    For the price, Submittable offered the features we need in terms of accepting multiple file types, large files, unlimited submissions and participants, and user-friendly design. Other products may limit files, file types, file sizes, or other components that would not work for our uses.
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    Votigo

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Submittable

    • I do think the applicant experience has improved. Submittable is used by many organizations, so it's nice for people to have all their submissions in one place.
    • As an organization, we are also able to be more efficient than before with Submittable.
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    Votigo

    • It is a great solution but I now see a lot of other products with more advanced reporting and lower costs.
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