Does Plexus Gateway work for legal?
Plexus Gateway is an enterprise-focused contract management solution that helps businesses to negotiate, approve, store and manage contracts. But does the software provide the advanced features legal and business teams need to manage contracts in 2022?
This page explores the features, limitations and pricing of Plexus Gateway, comparing it to Juro's all-in-one contract automation platform.
Plexus Gateway limitations
One drawback of Plexus Gateway is that contracts will need to be in an editable file format, like a Word document (e.g docx), to be edited within the platform.
This means that, according to Plexus' own documentation, static files like PDFs can’t be edited within the platform without first being converted into a different format.
Another limitation of the platform is that any track changes made within the platform will constitute a new version of the contract.
This means that parties will move between multiple different versions of a contract during negotiations, making it difficult to retain version control.
Other key limitations of Plexus Gateway include:
- Limited negotiation and review functionality: various Plexus reviews express the desire to set up specific approval workflows and tag other users in comments, both of which can be done in a more advanced contract tool like Juro
- Lacks popular native integrations: Plexus Gateway does not offer native integrations with major platforms like Salesforce, Zapier or Greenhouse, connecting instead via Microsoft PowerAutomate. By comparison, Juro’s integrations are native, supported and listed in respective marketplaces (see Salesforce, Zapier and Greenhouse).
Legal and business teams in scaling businesses require a contract platform that’s designed for contracts. Juro’s contract automation software provides an all-in-one solution to contract automation and management, with an editor built with legal in mind.
✍️ Rich-text contract editor
Juro's browser-native editor was custom-built for contracts, making it quick and easy to create beautifully designed contracts from templates in seconds.
Juro offers advanced editing features like conditional logic and natural language Q&A to empower business teams to self-serve on contracts with minimal input from legal.
Juro users can also insert rich media into their contracts to make them more human, including images, tables and GIFs.
🌐 Collaborate on contracts in real-time
Contract collaboration and negotiation are painless with Juro. Juro’s browser-based editor enables users to collaborate on contracts in real-time.
Juro’s advanced negotiation features empower users to tag specific contract stakeholders in comments, create threads, set up approval workflows and decide which edits are visible to counterparties. This reduces friction throughout the negotiation process and helps your teams get contracts over the line faster.
Juro’s contract automation software also provides a secure audit trail, so you can find out who has made specific changes to the contract in real-time.
⭐ The top-rated solution for ease of setup
As a legal team in a scaling business, the last thing you need is software that’s challenging to implement and takes a long time to adopt. Juro is top-rated for ease of setup, making it quick and easy to roll our contract automation software out across your entire business.
Juro helps customers get to value within a few weeks, not months or years.
Plexus Gateway pricing
Plexus Gateway has not provided any details about pricing or plans on their website. This makes it challenging for businesses to determine whether the software is affordable for their business and whether the plans include enough functionality.
However, since Plexus Gateway does work with a lot of enterprise-level businesses, users can assume that the software will be priced accordingly. This means that the software could potentially be among the more expensive CLM tools on the market, making it less suitable for scaling businesses.
Fortunately, Juro offers flexible plans to suit every business, from a free plan for small companies just getting started through to plans designed specifically for startups, scaleups and larger companies.
For more information about the features included in each plan and how much they cost, check out our pricing page.
Plexus Gateway vs Juro: reviews comparison
Plexus Gateway is less widely reviewed by trusted sites like G2 and Capterra than Juro.
Where Juro has 35 reviews on G2, Plexus Gateway has just 10. Only one of these is from a General Counsel, whereas Juro has multiple Chief Legal Officers and Senior Legal Counsel positively reviewing its solution. Plexus Gateway also has no reviews from small businesses, with its review breakdown suggesting it is a solution built for Enterprise.
Independent reviews: the verdict
Trusted independent review site G2 concludes the following in its side-by-side Juro vs Plexus Gateway comparison:
"When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Juro easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Juro overall"
In the individual categories in which users rate solutions, G2's reviewers rated Juro superior in six out of seven (Juro is on the left below, with Plexus Gateway on the right):
The biggest differences that reviewers identify are quality of support, where Juro scores 9.7 and Plexus Gateway scores 8.8; and ease of admin, where Juro scores 9.6, but Plexus Gateway scores just 8.3.
Juro is rated 4.9 on Capterra and 4.8 on G2, with no reviews rating our software below four stars on either platform.
Here are some verified reviews from our legal and business customers:
“Juro’s platform has significantly improved the efficiency of our legal function and has enabled our legal team to spend more time focusing on high-value work”
“It has really helped us streamline our processes and save time. We have to produce a lot of contracts and we have a small team so really helps us when time is so precious”
“Easy to learn, intuitive GUI, anyone can use it without training”
“The whole platform is great, from creating templates to tracking the lifecycle of a contract agreement until it is signed”