Comparing proposal software alternatives
Fresh Proposals Vs Better Proposals
Let’s start with a proposal page crafted using Fresh Proposals
You can design such amazing, great looking proposal pages using Fresh Proposals. Can you it using Better Proposals?
✅ Solid drag drop editor that allows you to drag-drop text, image, shape, signature, content table, fees table anywhere on the page
✅ Shapes: Square, circle, lines, rectangles with shadow, border, colors
✅ Image Options: You can place image anywhere on the proposal page
✅ Page Repeater Mode: Place repeating elements company name, page number, logo, shapes anywhere on the page,
✅ Live Style Preview: Preview text styling / your current proposal/ template right in the same editor page, no need to go to accounts setting.
✅ Design Pricing Table: Design background color, borders, font color of your choice
❌ No drag drop editor – You can’t drag-drop text, image,
shape, signature, content table, fees table anywhere on the page
❌No Shape Available: You can’t add square, circle, lines, rectangles with shadow, border, colors
❌ No Image Options: You can not place image anywhere on the proposal page or change its shade, corner, set border
❌ No Page Repeater: There is concept of repeater in Better Proposal.
❌ No Live Style Preview: Changing paragraph style, tables design? You won’t be able to see it for your current proposal/ template
❌ No Pricing Table Design : You can’t design Pricing table
✅ Undo-Redo Changes: Messed up something while editing? Just click on undo redo buttons. You can undo position, colour, add/delete content block, text changes – do it all.
✅ Live variable values in editor: You can see values of variables while editing your proposals. Don’t have to worry what value did it show to client
✅ Multiple fees tables: Got multiple services/ package options for your client? You can add multiple fees table to your proposal, add their total to proposal total (configurable)
✅ Unsplash Image Options: Search from millions of high resolution images right inside Fresh Proposals and add those to your proposal. Replaces images at one click.
✅ Para Style: You can set paragraph style per proposal, preview it before you want to apply & save.
❌ Undo-Redo Changes: Messed up something while editing? Just click on undo redo buttons. You can undo position, colour, add/delete content block, text changes – do it all.
❌ No Live Variable Values in Editor: You can not see values of variables while editing. You will have no idea if those values gone correctly and left to assume that it will show correctly to your client.
❌ Multiple Fees Tables: Want to add multiple services/ package options to explain it better or make a decision easily for your client? You can not add multiple fees table to your proposal.
❌ No Unsplash Image Options: Manually search images online, download on local drive, upload to the tool. Want to chage/replace do it al over again.
❌ No Paragraph Styling Preview: You can not set paragraph style per proposal, or even preview it. Want to change it? Go to account settings.
Proposal Insights | Reusable Section Library | PDF Export
✅ Deep, Useful Insights Messed up something while editing? Just click on undo redo buttons. You can undo position, colour, add/delete content block, text changes – do it all with this proposal software.
✅ Section Library : It is not just dumb dumping place. Sections in proposal, templates if used from section library are connected. Changes to a section in any proposal/template can be saved /propagated other proposal/template where it is reused.
✅ PDF Export : Fresh Proposals is optimized for PDF export. What you see on your screen, you will it in your proposal PDF
✅ Signature Certificate : Fresh Proposals generates e-Signature certificate with details or audit trail of proposal document access, status, sign, ip address, timestamp, etc and append to proposal PDF.
❓ Proposal Tracking Data: You can view proposal tracking data, But you should be able to easily interpret data, right?
❌ Content Library: It has basic content library in place. IMO, it is half work done. To get updated/latest section from library, User still has to search specific section to use, delete if the section is already present, add new updated one. The other half-work, has to be done by user.
❌ PDF Export: It seems to be pain area for Better Proposals users. It has a separate help page where it admitted there will be differences in what you see in your proposal and generated PDF.
❌ Signature Certificate: It doesn’t seems to provide you or your clients a certified e-signed proposal PDF.