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 of the biggest drawbacks of Plexus Gateway is how restrictive the editing and formatting capabilities in the software are. Plexus relies on Microsoft Word’s features and interface for contract editing, despite the fact that Microsoft wasn’t designed specifically for contracts.
Although Word has long been relied on for contract authoring, the software still lacks many of the more advanced editing features that are exclusive to a contract editor like Juro. This includes conditional logic to bake fallback clauses into templates, natural language Q&A and the ability to add rich media to legal agreements.
This not only provides an unintuitive experience for legal and business teams creating contracts, but it also makes it challenging for commercial teams to self-serve on contracts.
The same applies to the contract negotiation functionality provided by Plexus Gateway. Plexus users are limited to the basic redlining features provided by Microsoft Word when negotiating contracts.
By comparison, Juro’s advanced negotiation features allow users to create comment threads around key points during negotiations, exercise enhanced control over the edits that counterparties can see and view an explicit, visual version history of a contract with complete control. Juro’s browser-based editor combines the best bits of both Word and Google Docs, all in one unified editor.
Not only that, but contract collaboration and negotiation happen in real-time for contracts in Juro. With Plexus, users still have to publish new versions of contracts and manually send these for review. This causes friction in the contract workflow, delaying time to sign in turn.
Other key limitations of Plexus Gateway include:
- Editor that isn’t designed for contracts: Plexus Gateway’s contract editing experience relies on the editing functionality provided by Microsoft Word, meaning that, unlike Juro, Plexus Gateway’s document editor was not designed to create and edit contracts
- 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
- Must be integrated with DocuSign: unlike Juro which has a native eSignature tool built in, Plexus Gateway relies on a partnership with DocuSign to deliver electronic signature, meaning the tools must first be integrated to access this functionality
- Lacks popular integrations: Plexus Gateway isn’t able to integrate with major platforms like Salesforce, Zapier, Greenhouse or Workday
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.
Let’s discover the various benefits of using Juro for your contracts, and how Juro’s browser-native editor makes every aspect of contract management frictionless for legal and business users.
✍️ 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 reviews
Read independent Plexus Gateway reviews
Interestingly, Plexus Gateway is not very widely reviewed on independent sites, with just one review on Capterra rating the solution as 4 out of 5 stars, and eight reviews on G2.
Here are some of the few verified Plexus reviews available, taken directly from independent sites:
“Takes a little while to get it installed and get the business up to speed”
“[We dislike] not being able to easily direct review/approval by lawyers to specific lawyers in the team using the approval workflow”
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is rated 4.8 on Capterra and 4.8 on G2, with no reviews rating our software below four stars.
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”