Polis

Polis

Cloud-based political campaign management software

4.8/5 (10 reviews)

Polis Overview

Polis is a mobile, cloud-based campaign management solution designed especially for political parties and nonprofit organizations to manage and improve the effectiveness of their campaigns. The solution is developed for on-field volunteers to assist them in reaching their target respondents and capturing campaign related information from them. Besides political campaigns, Polis can also be used for persuasion campaigns, door-to-door sales, lead generations, fundraising campaigns, religious outreach and petition drives.

With the Polis app, political parties can import their voters/prospects list from an excel format file or connect their NationBuilder account to build a central database of their respondents. The solution automatically distributes contacts to on-field volunteers based on the allocation rules configured by campaign leaders. Campaign managers can generate the most-efficient walking routes for their on-field volunteers and mark the location of the contacts they need to cover on GUI based maps on their smartphone devices. Field staff can reach out to respondents and capture survey inputs directly on their mobile devices. All prospects' responses & feedback are updated in real-time, into a central system. The solution provides native Android and iOS mobile apps for field agents to track respondents' locations and capture their responses electronically.

Polis also provides data analytics tools to analyze respondent feedback. Campaign leaders can break down the information collected, post surveys geographically or demographically and analyze the campaign outcome. The poll tracker feature allows campaigners to track their supporter activities during the poll and evaluate overall campaign progress.

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Polis Reviews

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Makes a tough job easy

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2/20/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Polis takes a daunting task and makes it tangible and actionable. I'm campaign manager for a grassroots campaign for a Burbank, CA city council seat, so we rely on the goodness of several volunteers' hearts to keep spreading the word about our awesome candidate. To that end, it's invaluable to us to have a tool that takes the difficulty out of the task of canvassing and lets them concentrate on the delivery of the message rather than its content or the logistics of which houses to visit. This is an awesome app for any campaign or marketing initiative, no matter the budget. I have several years of experience in apps/sites and usability, and there are a few tweaks I'd suggest (e.g. Some house numbers are unreadable in the map view, and if I re-click into a house, I see all the previously inputted answers except for data entered like email or phone). But all in all, this is a fantastic tool.

Pros

Makes a daunting task actionable for people who have different interest levels and motivations.

Cons

There are small usability things to fix, but nothing that can't be fixed.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Huge time saver

Reviewed on 6/1/2016
Review Source: Capterra

I had the opportunity to use Polis in a local election that focused on ~17,000 voters. It took a little getting used to not having to cut turf or even assign canvassing areas to canvassers. In fact I even called them up to be sure "that's it?" After tying the Polis software into the backend of our database software we uploaded the ENTIRE target list (~17k) into Polis and, yes, "That's it!" After that we sent out our canvassers to different intersections and told them to hit the "Get Started" button and off they went. Scary simple.

Polis is a young upstart with tons of potential. They do have a few items that I feel need some addressing and after speaking with them they already have them on their list. Here are my suggestions for improvement:
- More/better survey customization
- Multi target upload lists that can be specifically assigned (e.g. followup engagements by candidate)
- More target data visible when canvassing

All in all - we will most certainly be utilizing Polis again and recommend it to any campaign wanting to maximize their time efficiency.

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Accessibility is top notch

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2/22/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Polis is easy to use and the availability and accessibility of the customer service personnel is amazing.

Pros

Easy of use, both as a canvassers and as an admin.

Cons

I can't remove the lists I upload. I have to rely on customer service reps to do that.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

Awesome Tool for you canvasing!

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/12/2018
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

We don't normally do canvasing in our line of work but when business is slow, we have our guys go out and do some canvasing and once we found Polis it's been great! We have everything on the app so nothing gets miscommunicated!

Cons

They really need to work on their updates and their progression. Everything in the app is great but certain features are at time to troubling to figure out and quite unresourceful.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Gamechanger for door to door sales

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 12/5/2017
Review Source: Capterra

More effective sales forces

Pros

Incredible ability to gather data on houses before and after we knock on the doors. Makes our sales force much more effective

Response from Polis, Inc.

Glad that you liked it! Let us know what we can do to keep improving.

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Likelihood to recommend

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Polis Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Polis App's pricing is based on the number of people contacted and the campaign location.

Contact Polis App for detailed pricing information or a quote.

Polis Features

  • Campaign Analysis
  • Data Import/Export
  • Third Party Integration

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Tagging

Additional information for Polis

Key features of Polis

  • Campaign analysis
  • Campaign database
  • Campaign management
  • Create walk lists
  • Data capturing and caching
  • Demographic data
  • Design surveys
  • Door-to-door campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Generate efficient routes for canvassers
  • Generate efficient routes for canvassers
  • Import CSV file from Salesforce, Acxiom, Experian etc.
  • Keep track of canvassers(agents)
  • Lead generation
  • Mapping
  • Periodic campaign success reports
  • Poll checking
  • Prospect list import/export
  • Real time data from field to HQ
  • Schedule follow up appointments
  • Set canvassers goals
  • Volunteer management

Benefits

• The Polis app helps campaigners to efficiently promote their cause and connect effectively with their target audience.

• The solution synchronizes information between on-field agents and the central system located at the campaign headquarters in real-time.

• Polis enables users to design various type of survey for different campaigns and share them with their respondents via smartphones and tablets.

• The integrated map displays the exact location of the respondents to be covered by the field agents and generates the most efficient routing for each agent, helping them save time.

• The solution allows the assignation of objectives to field agents and measurement of their actual performance against the set objective to evaluate their performance.

Polis FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Polis.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Polis offer?

Polis offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Polis App's pricing is based on the number of people contacted and the campaign location.

Contact Polis App for detailed pricing information or a quote.

Q. What are the main features of Polis?

Polis offers the following features:

  • Campaign analysis
  • Campaign database
  • Campaign management
  • Create walk lists
  • Data capturing and caching
  • Demographic data
  • Design surveys
  • Door-to-door campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Generate efficient routes for canvassers
  • Generate efficient routes for canvassers
  • Import CSV file from Salesforce, Acxiom, Experian etc.
  • Keep track of canvassers(agents)
  • Lead generation
  • Mapping
  • Periodic campaign success reports
  • Poll checking
  • Prospect list import/export
  • Real time data from field to HQ
  • Schedule follow up appointments
  • Set canvassers goals
  • Volunteer management

Q. Who are the typical users of Polis?

Polis has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Polis support?

Polis supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Polis offer?

Polis has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Polis support mobile devices?

Polis supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Polis integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Polis has

Q. What level of support does Polis offer?

Polis offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials