Submittable

Launch, manage, and measure your social impact programs

About Submittable

Submittable powers you with tools to launch, measure, and grow your social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, we partner with you so you can start making a difference, fast. The start-to-finish platform makes your workflow smarter and more efficient, leading to better decisions and bigger impact. Easily report on success, and learn for the future—Submittable is flexible and powerful enough to grow alongside your programs.

Submittable provides a seamless, end-to-end experience:
Collect: Launch quickly and collect applications through an accessible, intuitive online portal
Collaborate: Automate tasks and coordinate with your team and applicants with versatile tools
Review: Evaluate fairly, from anywhere, and make great decisions as a team
Award: Streamline award tracking and payment delivery to stay on budget and on schedule
Report: Share your story, while also measuring, learning and growing for next time

Submittable has powered over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications. Teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of just 14 days—no wonder 99% of customers report they are happy with Submittable.

Pricing starting from:

US$10 000,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Submittable

Collect applications
With Submittable’s intuitive form builder, create custom forms to gather exactly the information you need from applicants.

Review with ease
Collaborate with reviewers and keep all application materials and communication in one place.

Track and distribute funds
Make funding decisions and stay on budget, while relying on Submittable to disburse payments to awardees.

Report on your success
Advanced reporting tools allow you to slice and dice data, create graphs, and report on metrics to relevant stakeholders.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$10 000,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Submittable

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Submittable Software - Measure and report on impact with automated aggregation of quantitative and qualitative data.
Submittable Software - Screen applicants for eligibility, including their IRS EIN number, before they get to your main application.
Submittable Software - Stay on budget and on schedule with Submittable's Funds Tracking and Distribution capabilities.
Submittable Software - Analyze your data to report on success and learn for next time with on demand reports and built in charts and graphs.
Submittable Software - Gather follow up information to measure impact.
Submittable Software - Display applications in an online gallery with optional public or private voting.
Submittable Software - Use the inutitive drag-and-drop form builder to create forms with many question types, incorporate logic, and accept file uploads.
Submittable Software - Submittable's Funds Distribution capabilities let you trigger a quick and secure payment to awardees with the click of a button.
Submittable Software - Take bulk actions, create email templates, and use in-app messaging.
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Features

Total features of Submittable: 125

  • API
  • Abstract Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Management
  • Applicant Portal
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Artist Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Awards Management
  • Blind Judging
  • Booking Management
  • Budget Control
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Conditional Logic
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Submission
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Entrant Management
  • Entry Fee Processing
  • Entry Management
  • Event Management
  • Event Ticketing
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Feedback Management
  • File Storage
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Film Festivals
  • For Grantmakers
  • For Marketers
  • For Music Festivals
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fundraising Management
  • Grant Application Management
  • Grant Award Tracking
  • Grant Discovery
  • Grant Management
  • Guest Accreditation
  • Higher Education
  • Impact Measurement
  • Judging Management
  • Labeling
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Generation
  • Magazines
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Newspapers
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Tracking
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Promotions Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recommendations
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Reviewer Management
  • Reviewer Portal
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Contests (Photo, Essay, Design, etc)
  • Social Promotion
  • Speaker Management
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticketing
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Volunteer Management
  • Web Forms
  • White Label
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(99)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Jeff S.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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It provides me with all necessary services as a submitter. It provides all I require as an...

Reviewed on 2017/10/06

Pros

Submittable is convenient. As a submitter, it provides efficient mechanisms for making submissions and efficient tracking of those submissions. As an editor, it provides me with notices and updates to allow me to process submissions quickly and efficiently. Submittable is practical. As a submitter, a single page allows me to keep track of active submissions to several publications. As an editor, the features for reaction and response to submitters makes my job much easier. Submittable is uncomplicated, easily used, and easy to understand. As a submitter, these qualities make submissions tracking manageable. Submittable is used widely enough to be familiar to virtually all writers and artists who submit work for publication.

Cons

Our current package allows only 5 of our team members to have access to submissions. I could wish for more relaxed limits in that regard.

Tanzi K.
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  • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great flexibility for building a workflow for grant management

Reviewed on 2021/03/17

Pros

I like the transparency and the ease with which we were able to implement the software into our grant management procedure. The forms are easy to build, I can create a lot of them to cover the gaps for subsequent applicant communication. We were also able to do blind review to eliminate biases and separate groups of reviewers with different sets of questions.

Cons

1) The number of seats comes expensive. As a charity, we have a pool of scientific volunteers who give back to the community by reviewing grants with us. But with the limited number of seats, we had to narrow down the pool to the bare minimum and restructure the whole review process in order to fit in our tight budgets.
2) There isn't an open API available for us to integrate into our mobile app. There is only a read-only API that we were able to connect to but it gives limited connectivity and doesn't allow us to sync the internal grant management process with external-facing community commitments.

Alternatives Considered

Good Grants and SurveyMonkey

Reasons for Choosing Submittable

Automation and follow-up with the applicants wasn't possible in our previously used software.

Reasons for Switching to Submittable

High level of review and submission automation, user-friendly interface, no need for coding background in order to use the features we need
Bernice M.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Good for external reviews.

Reviewed on 2019/12/27

I use this whenever I submit poems or manuscripts to publishers. It's really easy to use and it...

I use this whenever I submit poems or manuscripts to publishers. It's really easy to use and it stores your old content which means that you never lose anything. I only use it when I have to. I've never used it for my own reasons. It's always when the publisher/competition requests its use. I have no reason to use it beyond that.

Pros

You never lose anything because it saves it for you as a PDF.
A full history of everything you have submitted and whether it is processing or whether its been accepted or declined.

Cons

Limited functionality. I can't really use it for anything personal. Only when I'm submitting work and the publisher/competition prefers this method.
It would be cool if I could save workable, InDesign or Word copies for my own use. If I have to download a PDF then I have to use another software to make the text editable which is always a hassle.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Every publication should use this software

Reviewed on 2020/05/05

Submittable made life so much easier. We drastically improved collaboration and communication. We...

Submittable made life so much easier. We drastically improved collaboration and communication. We were able to cut down our response times to submitters. We also received more submissions.

Pros

Pretty much every feature is a lifesaver. The workflows, templates, ratings, comments, etc. It's all very well thought out and makes collection and responding to submissions of any kind super easy. The ability to collect payment for contests or other submissions is also invaluable.

Cons

Honestly, there's nothing I dislike about this software other than maybe the cost. It's one of the few tools that I think is pretty much perfect as it is.

Chila W.
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Submittable has made our publishing experience enjoyable, rather than laborious.

Reviewed on 2017/10/05

Pros

Its ease of use makes it a joy to work with: it's a clearinghouse, a reply tool, and an organizational tool all in one.

Cons

As it has in the past two years, I'm sure it will continue to improve it's functionality in a few of its features. For example, I'd like our readers/editors to be able to receive submissions immediately instead of me having to assign everything, but remain on a blind level, and also not be able to decline the work, just leave notes as they currently can.

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Submittable offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$10 000,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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Submittable has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Submittable supports the following languages:

English

Submittable supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Submittable integrates with the following applications:

Gmail, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Salesforce Platform, Slack, WordPress, Zapier

Submittable offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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