TrustRadius
Qvidian now and for the future - making proposal processes easier and fun.
https://www.trustradius.com/proposalQvidian RFP & Proposal AutomationUnspecified9.337101
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February 20, 2014

Qvidian now and for the future - making proposal processes easier and fun.

Score 9 out of 101
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Software Version
Version 10.1
Modules Used
Proposal Automation and Library

Overall Satisfaction

Currently, Qvidian is being used by Sales Operations and Proposal Team. we are currently in Phase 1-2 of the Qvidian implementation to provide proposals through automation and to search for content to answer tenders in a timely fashion. Qvidian will address many business problems, which include:
  • One location for all proposal content to ensure that we are using the most relevant content and easy management of content
  • Proposal Automation can create a semi-custom proposal in less than thirty minutes, saving time
  • Easy and fast searching capabilities to find content and answers for tender questions
  • Search for content
  • Easy management of content
  • Proposal automation
  • Qvidian Architecture can be confusing and difficult to learn.
  • Many things within Qvidian can be performed in multiple ways - this can be confusing and most steps should only be done one way not multiple ways.
  • Improved employee efficiency
  • Higher quality proposals - more customer focused, better designed and formatting
  • Faster proposal creation
  • SANT,pragmatech
Qvidian is actually a combination of both SANT and Pragmatech, which were the leaders in the industry - now you have the best of both.
Qvidian seems to constantly improve their proposal software offering. The proposal and content management with the Qvidian tool set are intuitive and fairly easy to understand which will provide tremendous benefits for most companies both large and small in some aspect of their proposal process - they can just use the Pro Search if they need a better content library or they can use the entire Qvidian suite, the choice and flexibility is excellent.
Do you have outdated content that never seems to be revised for proposal use?
Who will be using the Qvidian software?
Do you have subject matter experts that would like to be able to have some functionality to search for content in the library?
What are the main issues with your proposal process today?

Product Usage

7 - Sales Operations and Proposal Specialists - Plans are to eventually roll out to SME's, PM, Sales
1 - Proposal professionals, sales, sme's, pm - people with good software tool knowledge and understanding of proposal processes.
  • Improve Employee Efficiency
  • Proposal overall quality
  • ability to have multiple users to help with content when answeing a tender - team collaboration and management of responses in a timely fashion
  • We haven't been able to do this at this early stage
  • Service group may be able to use Qvidian for Service and Maintenence proposals
  • sales could use the ppt. presentation tool
  • legal/contracts may be able to store important documentation within Qvidian library for better version control

Evaluation and Selection

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
overall functionalty and scalability
wouldn't change anything