TrustRadius Enables Sales Success!Qvidian is the proposal automation software for Blackboard's global RFP Team and it is used to respond to all strategic Sales proposals that have been approved via internal stakeholders. It addresses the need of generating quality responses for multiple product offerings in the most efficient amount of time thereby boosting revenue potential and supporting a scalable Sales pipeline. It addresses the business problem of not having a centralized RFP content repository that is easily searchable, scalable, and maintainable. It also enables a stronger market brand by allowing customizable templates to be utilized easily within the drafting process. Without it, the RFP Team bandwidth would not be able to keep up with the company's growth.,Search Capabilities: Qvidian's search interface is one of its biggest sellers with our Proposal Writers. If you've ever done a web search, you know how to search for content in Qvidian's Library. You can Browse, Search, or be as specific as you need with an Advanced Search. Boolean logic is built right in so there is no need to understand coding. New functionality also allows you to save your favorite searches so you don't have to reapply the same filters in the future. Content Maintenance: Qvidian has incorporated content maintenance into every aspect of the interface. Edits can be made directly to a folder's content or while searching for an answer when you are working on a project. Content is editable wherever it may be encountered. Also, best new CM feature: Jobs. You are now able to create bundles of content from various folder locations within the Library and generate a Job; a link that is sent to Subject Matter Experts, regardless of whether or not they have a license. You can control what they are able to edit and you can monitor the Job status. Finally, you can review the SME edits and tailor them before accepting them back into the Library. 100% Hosted Customer Environment: This gives our team the ability to be results-oriented in our structure. No one is tied to an office in order to execute a project. The team can work wherever there is a secure internet connection. This not only facilitates better uptime, upkeep, and the most efficient upgrade release rollouts, it also facilitates a better work-life balance.,Tablet-friendly interface: While most significant projects are executed on either a desktop or laptop computer due to the multiple applications that may be in use and the processing power needed, I can foresee an option for a tablet-friendly interface to be utilized in simpler browsing and/or retrieval of minor standard information. I have already seen this need met within Qvidian's Sales Playbooks offering. Real-time collaboration. While one can build and draft projects within Qvidian, the writer/project manager is still adding and tracking all contributions. Further, the strongest collaboration functionality is met by procuring licenses for every contributor.,10,Our ability to generate a draft went from days to hours. Hence, our ability to enable a growing Sales Team was supported. Upon implementation, our RFP win rate more than doubled from 15% to over 30%, peaking at times above 50%. We are now able to effectively scale according to the company's growth and go-to-market vision.,SAVO,XaitPorter,Qorus,,3,10,10Good for proposal branding consistency; reporting clunky.Organizes content in a consistent structure. Allows for Mandatory Content and Optional Content within an overall document framework. Maintains branding through Word templates/themes. Allows for the mix of “boilerplate” content, while giving the ability to personalize based on “edit codes”, such as using organization name throughout a proposal, using specific examples or images based on a given vertical/industry etc. A knowledge base/repository for question/answer pairs for RFP Allows “upload” of RFP questions and potentially “automatic” answering based on most popular answers given key words. Integrates to, though we have not taken advantage, so I’m unsure to what degree it integrates. I assume it will allow to pull in contact name, address, etc.,Until the latest release, the UI was getting “old”. The process of architecting a document seemed backwards (start with the specific content, then build an outline. It has since been fixed in newer versions. Not compatible with all browsers, or not latest version of browsers. Content still requires post-build editing for spacing around table of contents. Some users struggle with setup of Internet Explorer, macros and/or template styles, etc. Reporting is clunky. Does not have ability to configure pricing quotes.,More consistent branding of proposals. Decrease in amount of time to create a proposal, allows more time to customize executive summaries, etc. Decrease in time even more pronounced with RFP responses, assuming answer pairs get updated often with product updates/feature enhancements. Allows new employees to deliver a high quality proposal with minimal ramp time.,6,7,26,3,Delivering consistently branded Proactive Proposals. Assistance in responding to RFPs: A Database of common “question and answer pairs” from typical RFPs received by the company.,,,Vendor implemented Implemented in-house,6,Online training In-person training Self-taught,6,6,End user training is relatively easy for proactive proposals. The RFP module requires online training at a minimum. Administrators would require training to understand document structure and how to architect. How to setup and maintain different user profiles. How to integrate with CRM if applicable.,No,7,5,,,,,License fees, then yearly maintenance for in-house install. Would consider cloud based subscriptions if I were starting over.
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Proposal branding (1)
Proposal templates (1)
Proposal content library updates (1)
Guided proposal creation (1)
Searchable proposal database (1)
RFP management & response (1)
Proposal collaboration & approval (1)
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About Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation is a cloud-based RFP and proposal automation software that is designed to empower enterprises to win more business by streamlining processes, improving productivity, and creating more effective sales documents. The vendor’s value proposition is that Qvidian is an enterprise-grade proposal automation solution, providing security, compliance, and simplicity at scale to more than 1,000 companies and 200,000 users worldwide.

According to the vendor, key features and benefits include:

- Content library, with all assets stored in approved language and branding

- AutoFill, to automatically fill in the most relevant answers to RFP questions

- Multi-step reviewer workflows to automate content approvals

- Visual dashboards to highlight actionable analytics

- Backed by an expert, professional services and consulting team

The vendor says, after launching Qvidian, on average, clients report a 40% increase in productivity, 30% reduction in RFP response times, and 28% increase in win rates.

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Features

Proposal Creation & Organization Features
Has featureProposal branding
Has featureProposal templates
Has featureProposal content library updates
Has featureGuided proposal creation
Has featureSearchable proposal database
Proposal Collaboration & Workflow Features
Has featureRFP management & response
Has featureProposal collaboration & approval
Has featureUser permissions/proposal editing controls
Has featureSales proposal workflow
Has featureProposal automation user interface
Proposal Delivery Features
Does not have featureProposal distribution
Does not have featureInteractive proposals
Does not have featureProposal content tracking

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Screenshots

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Integrations

Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Microsoft Office 2010

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Competitors

Loopio, Proposal Management and Production System (PMAPS)


Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Please contact Qvidian for pricing details.

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Support Options

 Paid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Qvidian RFP & Proposal Automation Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English