Does PandaDoc work for legal?
PandaDoc is an effective sales tool for getting proposals and quotes into the hands of customers. But does it have the advanced contract functionality that legal teams need to negotiate?
This page explores the features, limitations and pricing of PandaDoc's document management system compared to Juro’s all-in-one contract automation platform.
PandaDoc is much loved by sales teams, particularly for its cost-effective proposal capabilities and wide selection of CRM integrations.
However, for legal teams, PandaDoc offers a frustrating experience when it comes to redlining and negotiating contracts, with users needing to take documents out of the platform in order to collaborate.
This causes friction and a loss of control for legal teams, particularly compared to Juro's all-in-one contract automation platform.
Key pain points that users encounter with PandaDoc are:
- Inflexible workflows: review is limited and there's no in-platform negotiation - you have to download as a .doc, re-upload and hope it works🤞
- Awkward formatting: styling and formatting is often lost or compromised during the import/export process
- No advanced features for legal teams: key features like conditional logic, custom table views, real-time collaboration and a one-click contract timeline are missing
- Contract metadata isn't captured: audit trails for negotiation or collaboration aren't preserved and it's hard to search within contracts
- eSignature cost: signing documents requires you to buy extra licences and integrate an additional system, creating friction
For a deep set of features to help visionary legal counsel and the teams they enable to agree and manage contracts in one unified workspace, it's worth considering the benefits of an all-in-one contract automation platform.
⚡ Seamless in-browser collaboration and negotiation
If PandaDoc's inflexible workflows are causing friction, you can use Juro to review and negotiate contracts without ever needing to leave the browser. Juro users can tag colleagues with mentions and collaborate on the same document in real time.
Juro's intuitive platform enables legal and business teams to negotiate with counterparties in the document sidebar and use Juro's timeline to scroll back and review previous versions of the contract with just one click.
And if Word is a must for your business, simply export to Word and then bring your document back into the platform - with all of its metadata safely preserved.
✍️ A beautiful editor custom-built for contracts
Juro's custom-built editor was created for contracts - not sales proposals. Built on J-SON, contracts are created as structured data, meaning they're searchable and machine-readable from day one.
Juro's editor also has all the rich media features you could want to make your contracts accessible, attractive and inviting to counterparties - without compromising on robust legal security. This makes it a great alternative to PandaDoc.
🚀 Built to help legal teams enable the business
Legal teams need features that go beyond signing sales proposals. In Juro you can:
- Use conditional logic to build fallback positions into your contract templates
- Build custom contract dashboards to manage your legal workflows
- Use an intuitive Kanban board to track tasks
Legal teams use Juro to enable colleagues to self-serve on routine contracts whilst staying in control, thanks to an all-in-one automation platform built to help visionary GCs enable the teams they support.
🤖 Powered by a flexible data layer
Contracts in Juro are created as structured data, which means that not just contracts but the elements within them are always searchable; audit trails and negotiation histories are easy to browse too.
This makes it much easier to roll out a business-wide deployment, enabling multiple teams, rather than a solution that only works for sales teams.
🔐 Native, secure eSignature as standard
If your goal with contract automation is to simplify and accelerate your processes, then needing to buy extra licences for eSignature isn't going to help. Juro's native eSignature is secure, mobile-responsive and works on any device - reducing friction and making sure you only need one platform to manage your contracts.
PandaDoc offers three different types of paid plans for eSigning and document automation.
Their essentials plan is $19 per month per user, but it only has basic functionality and lacks access to popular integrations. Meanwhile, their business plan is $49 per month per user, and users will need to pay more if they want access to features like bulk send. Their final plan is their enterprise plan, but details about pricing can only be accessed through their sales team.
Juro offers flexible plans to suit any business. Head over to our pricing page to select a plan that's right for your business.
Read independent Pandadoc reviews
PandaDoc is rated on G2 with a score of ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.6/5) and ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5/5) on Capterra. This is notably lower than Juro, which is voted 4.8 out of 5 on both Capterra and G2.
Here are some Pandadoc reviews:
"Creating templates was not easy at all. It wasn't intuitive and I spent a lot of time correcting mistakes that I had made"
"There's no way to enable notification to another team member"
"Once they identify you as a small business they no longer care about you or how you are doing with the software"
"There is no real sync happening between Salesforce and PandaDoc of anything meaningful"
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is top-rated on Capterra (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.8/5) and G2 (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.8/5), leading the category for Ease of Setup and Quality of Support, and with zero 1-3 star reviews on either platform.
Our users say:
"Juro has helped with the speed of contracting, saving the legal team time to allow them to focus on higher-risk deals"
"Thanks to Juro, teams within our business can send out clear, well-drafted, beautifully designed commercial agreements that can be signed quickly"
"We've created a workflow that is scalable, quicker, automated and allows other teams to self-serve their contracts. For a small legal team this is essential and has saved us so much time"
"Easy to learn, intuitive user interface, anyone can use it without training"
G2's direct comparison page rates Juro higher than PandaDoc in 6 out of 7 key areas, concluding that:
- Reviewers felt that Juro meets the needs of their business better than PandaDoc.
- When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Juro is the preferred option.
- For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Juro over PandaDoc.