Does SpotDraft work for legal?
SpotDraft is a contract tool designed for sales, legal and business teams. It aims to streamline the contract lifecycle for users, with features for every stage. But does SpotDraft give legal and business teams the freedom and functionality they need to self-serve on contracts at scale?
Read on to explore the various features, limitations and pricing of SpotDraft in comparison to Juro’s all-in-one contract automation platform.
SpotDraft is a contract tool designed to help create, manage and analyze contracts. It offers a wide range of features that make contract management easier and more efficient.
Interestingly, whilst the software is marketed as an all-in-one solution, it still relies on integrations to fill gaps in its native functionality.
For instance, SpotDraft relies on separate electronic signature tools to allow legal and business teams to sign contracts online, rather than providing a native eSignature feature for its users. This means introducing yet another tool into your contract workflow.
However, arguably the biggest limitation of SpotDraft is that any edits or updates to templates must be made by contacting customer support, rather than being accessible for users to action themselves.
This can create a lot of unnecessary friction in the early stages of the contract lifecycle and make it challenging for commercial teams to self-serve on contracts using these templates. It also means waiting around for a response from SpotDraft’s team, which can cause delays in contract creation and therefore signing.
In short, the main limitations of SpotDraft include:
- Template edits aren’t accessible: according to some independent reviews of SpotDraft, it isn’t possible for individuals to make changes to a contract template without contacting customer support and requesting these updates
- No native eSignature: rather than offering native eSignature functionality like Juro, SpotDraft relies on integrations with DocuSign and AdobeSign to add electronic signatures to contracts, which means relying on an additional tool
- Uses Word for contract editing: SpotDraft relies on Microsoft Word’s functionality in order to draft and edit contracts, rather than providing a unique contract editor that’s designed specifically for contract generation and collaboration like Juro
Fast growth companies can’t afford to wait around with contracts. They need a tool that enables users to progress with contracts, rather than blocking them. With Juro’s all-in-one contract automation software, legal and business teams can self-serve on routine contracts with ease, using just one tool.
They also need a platform that truly provides value from end-to-end of the contract lifecycle. Using multiple tools for your contracts means you slow down contracting times. Juro offers native features to help you streamline your contract workflow and reduce the time you spend switching between tools and completing low value admin tasks.
Let’s explore the various benefits of using Juro for your contracts, and how it can enable you to work from one unified workspace to create, negotiate, review, approve and sign contracts electronically.
✍️ Flexible rich-text contract editor
Juro’s flexible template editor makes it simple to create and collaborate on contracts in the browser, allowing users to add an unlimited number of custom fields to contracts and add rich media to make contracts more human.
Juro’s unique contract editor is designed specifically for contracts, with advanced functionality like conditional logic and natural language Q&A to make self-serving on contracts frictionless for business users in 2022.
🌐 Collaborate on contracts in real-time
Juro’s contract negotiation software features mean that simple contracts are agreed faster, with better collaboration between teams.
Not only can Juro users leave internal and external comments on specific contract terms, but they can also negotiate terms in real-time using comment threads and decide which edits are visible to counterparties and when.
With Juro, legal teams can maintain control over contracts, without needing to lead on them. Juro provides intuitive approval workflows and secure audit trails so you can keep track of your versions and their progress.
➕A data-rich repository for your contracts
What happens to your contracts once they’re signed? In a more manual workflow they’re typically signed using an eSignature tool, saved as a PDF and stored in a shared drive somewhere. If you want to extract data from them, it’ll require the tedious task of manually reading, extracting and entering data into a contract management spreadsheet.
With Juro, contracts couldn’t be easier to track and query. Juro contracts are built on J-SON, meaning that they are created as structured data. This means that they’re searchable and machine-readable from day one, and you can quickly query important contract metrics like contract dates, terms and obligations in seconds.
This feature is ideal for scaling businesses that are approaching key milestones since users can quickly visualise this data at scale with real-time contract dashboards, advanced search functionality and custom table views.
SpotDraft haven’t provided any details about pricing or the different plans available on their website, making it difficult to determine whether the software is affordable for scaling businesses.
To ensure that businesses of all types and sizes have access to the right plan for them, Juro offers four different plans, one for small companies, one for startups, one for scaleups and one for whole companies seeking centralized control.
This means you can trust Juro to deliver a rich-featured plan designed specifically for your needs - no matter how fast your business is growing. To find out more about Juro’s pricing and plans, check out our pricing page.
Read independent SpotDraft reviews
SpotDraft is rated 4.6 out of 5 on G2, which is significantly lower than Juro’s G2 rating of 4.8 out of 5.
Interestingly, one of the most common criticisms made in SpotDraft’s independent reviews is about the inability to create and manage contract templates autonomously using the software.
Here are some SpotDraft reviews taken directly from independent sites:
“Reaching out to their team to add a new template every time is one of the minus points. If they could provide a platform for users to create and manage the templates on their, it would save a lot of time”
“Some of the administrative controls, such as user setup and role-based access creation, are relatively more complex to use”
“Lack of AI capabilities, product continues to be work in progress”
“Needed to reach out to the customer support for a few changes to the template, would love to be able to do that on my own”
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is rated 4.8 out of 5 on both G2 and Capterra, with no reviews rating the solution below 4 stars. Juro’s contract automation software is also top-rated for ease of use on G2, making the solution perfect for scaling companies that want to receive value from their contract tool quickly.
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”