VisibleThread Docs

Document generation software for government organizations

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VisibleThread Docs Overview

What is VisibleThread Docs?

VisibleThread Docs is a document generation software designed to help enterprises and government organizations create compliance matrices and shred request for proposals (RFPs) in real-time. It includes language analysis capabilities, which let businesses analyze texts across proposals, solicitations, and other documents for readability scores and complex language.

Proposal managers can use the application to automatically extract and flag undefined acronyms, identify incorrect or inconsistent use of acronyms, and highlight conflicting definitions. VisibleThread Docs enables managers to scan documents for keywords, export to excel sheets, add comments, and distribute them among team members. It allows employees to compare drafts and the final version of a proposal and highlight added, modified, deleted, or unchanged text in documents. The application can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud.

VisibleThread Doc lets employees identify the common theme within a document and compare multiple documents for matching themes. It also helps professionals to mitigate scope creep in RFP/BID responses and ensure compliance by spotting language gaps in documents.

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VisibleThread Doc offers a 7-day free trial. Please contact VisibleThread directly for pricing information.


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Supported Languages
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VisibleThread Docs Reviews

VisibleThread Docs Reviews

Overall rating
4,9
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5
Excellent
23

Very good
2

Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,9
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,9
100% recommended this app
Michelle K.

Provides significant capability to quickly identify actionable information across many...

What used to take hours and days of reading, tagging and extracting key / actionable information from solicitation packages now takes us just seconds or minutes. As a user for about 2 years, it is obvious that the VisibleThread team continues to release new features and improve the others at a good pace. To speed up proposal reviews and improvements - we do this using the concept tracking features to make sure we addressed all of the specific contracts' specifications, instructions and evaluation factors. We use the compliance matrix features to speed up the process of making content and review assignments to team members. We use the content grammar and readability grading feature to quickly spot areas where we can be more concise and make our proposals easier for the average reviewer to understand. We run scripts that quickly identify deliverable / CDRL requirements to support transition planning, and; once we have won a contract, we use VisibleThread to quickly prepare briefing packages for the transition/implementation teams as we move from opportunity to contract in execution. While it takes your experts to setup the system to do these things, once configured, you can have anyone on your team run the analysis to perform any of the tasks I've described. My only wish - is that more contracting officers and procurement shops were using the tool to put out better and clearer/complete solicitations to industry.


Brittony M.

Proposal Manager's helper

We have it set up on an internal computer so it's available for commercial and government proposals. Our team uses it a lot.


Christina A.

Great Vision


Jean H.

If you want to save time/money on your proposal work, VisibleThread (VT) is definitely your...

I am a 7-year user and have watched a wonderful evolution of VT. My work group and I have made numerous suggestions, which, to my delight, have been incorporated into VT. I feel honored and privileged that VT personnel would listen to me AND create a software update that does exactly what I suggested. I love that and feel honored. In addition, I LOVE going to the yearly VT Conferences in VA ... they are always entertaining and enlightening. It doesn't hurt, either, that the workers and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] of VT know me by name. That is thrilling to me.... I know someone who is IMPORTANT! Yee Haw!


Scott H.

Visible Thread's Unexpected Utility & Value

Absolutely amazing. It's been a huge time and effort saver - its value greatly outweighs its costs. I have convinced all of my past three employers to buy and use it, and it remains in place. So it isn't just me. It requires creativity to get the most out of it, and my investment of time devising creative uses has driven my success using the tool. It is uniquely useful in the Government Contracting field. It has made my Business Development, Capture, and Proposal Writing efforts easier, better, and much more successful. All of the big wins I brag about involved using VT to scrub teammates, to develop themes by efficiently analyzing many lengthy documents, and instantly producing error-free compliance matrixes to ensure I didn't miss anything.


Michelle K.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Provides significant capability to quickly identify actionable information across many documents.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

What used to take hours and days of reading, tagging and extracting key / actionable information from solicitation packages now takes us just seconds or minutes. As a user for about 2 years, it is obvious that the VisibleThread team continues to release new features and improve the others at a good pace. To speed up proposal reviews and improvements - we do this using the concept tracking features to make sure we addressed all of the specific contracts' specifications, instructions and evaluation factors. We use the compliance matrix features to speed up the process of making content and review assignments to team members. We use the content grammar and readability grading feature to quickly spot areas where we can be more concise and make our proposals easier for the average reviewer to understand. We run scripts that quickly identify deliverable / CDRL requirements to support transition planning, and; once we have won a contract, we use VisibleThread to quickly prepare briefing packages for the transition/implementation teams as we move from opportunity to contract in execution. While it takes your experts to setup the system to do these things, once configured, you can have anyone on your team run the analysis to perform any of the tasks I've described. My only wish - is that more contracting officers and procurement shops were using the tool to put out better and clearer/complete solicitations to industry.

Pros

This is an experts' product that provides so many useful tools, that there is no way I can even begin to address them all in the word limit this survey allows. We continually come up with new methods to automate portions of our analytical and document preparation work with VisibleThread. We are a bid /proposal management firm supporting customers on over 100 proposal projects each year across a wide range of contract types that include construction, utility system privatization, public transit automation, security services, background investigation, and administrative services contracts with the Federal Government, and State and local governments as our primary focus areas. With VisibleThread, we have created many customizations (which are easy to implement) to specifically hone in on requirements and information specific to each type of industry and contract / bid opportunity we manage. Specifically, we can quickly breakdown information in solicitation documents and exhibits/specifications into sets of information that are directly relevant to each of the departments, operational groups and subject matter experts who are contributing to each bid / proposal effort. Examples; for construction and heavy civil projects, we breakout information IAW MasterFormat divisions to call out all Bid Items and speed up getting bid packages to estimators and subcontractors. We then use it to automatically inspect subcontractor bids and to compare them against each other (in seconds).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Brittony M.
Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Proposal Manager's helper

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

We have it set up on an internal computer so it's available for commercial and government proposals. Our team uses it a lot.

Pros

I use Visible Thread a lot for building acronym lists. It cuts the time down significantly by showing me what is spelled out and what isn't, where it is 1st used in the text and not spelled out, duplicates, etc. I can download a report, fix the document and create the first past list. I also provide reports to authors to improve writing such as passive and long sentences.

Cons

It doesn't always catch the acronyms when they are not capitalized when spelled out which we do a lot so not to interrupt our readers concentration and retention.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Christina A.
Industry: Defense & Space
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Great Vision

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The software user interface is easy to navigate and use. The features and capabilities appear robust without being overly complicated to review like other comparative software.

Cons

It takes the vision; it requires multiple customized solutions which I believe turns many users away from actively exercising the software to its full potential. More out of the box dictionary starters or external support in establishing custom solutions to meet the needs of the various users would help initial roll out and active continued use over time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jean H.
Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

If you want to save time/money on your proposal work, VisibleThread (VT) is definitely your answer!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/06
Review Source: Capterra

I am a 7-year user and have watched a wonderful evolution of VT. My work group and I have made numerous suggestions, which, to my delight, have been incorporated into VT. I feel honored and privileged that VT personnel would listen to me AND create a software update that does exactly what I suggested. I love that and feel honored. In addition, I LOVE going to the yearly VT Conferences in VA ... they are always entertaining and enlightening. It doesn't hurt, either, that the workers and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] of VT know me by name. That is thrilling to me.... I know someone who is IMPORTANT! Yee Haw!

Pros

I LOVE every bit of this software! Shreds take 15-20 minutes to complete instead of 2-3 weeks. Compares take 10-15 minutes, the results come back in 1 Excel document with the 2 original side-by-side ... and take less than 10 minutes to completion, instead of 2-3 weeks. Acronyms take somewhat longer due to undefined acros, but still take 30-60 minutes to complete. Readability takes less than 5 minutes to get the report. Without fail, no matter what you do in VT, uploading the documents into VT takes longer than getting any of the reports. Why? because the upload involves scrutinizing/analyzing the document as it goes into VT. I love the fact that we can now use folders inside folders. I love the "new" dashboard as you have click only to do what you need/want to do. Everything about VT is wonderful, time-saving, and FUN!

Cons

I have no trouble with the Excel macros because I am an Excel expert .... but many people have trouble with macros simply because they do not understand or know Excel all that well. Thanks for this wonderful feature, no matter if it is somewhat difficult to use. Other than this, there is NOTHING I dislike about VT! nothing at all!!!!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Scott H.
Industry: Defense & Space
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Visible Thread's Unexpected Utility & Value

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/14
Review Source: Capterra

Absolutely amazing. It's been a huge time and effort saver - its value greatly outweighs its costs. I have convinced all of my past three employers to buy and use it, and it remains in place. So it isn't just me. It requires creativity to get the most out of it, and my investment of time devising creative uses has driven my success using the tool. It is uniquely useful in the Government Contracting field. It has made my Business Development, Capture, and Proposal Writing efforts easier, better, and much more successful. All of the big wins I brag about involved using VT to scrub teammates, to develop themes by efficiently analyzing many lengthy documents, and instantly producing error-free compliance matrixes to ensure I didn't miss anything.

Pros

Value: proposals involving a dozen staff in 2011 now involve 2 or 3. This tool makes those fewer people competitive with the output (quality and quantity). Everyone has to do more with fewer people to help. This tool helps fill that gap.

Time-saving - not all time is equal in the Gov. contracting industry, and VT saves a lot of time in critical moments: after solicitations are released and after amendments are issued. The tool allows instant creation of comprehensive compliance matrices, which can be quickly edited down. If you develop a variety of dictionaries that are specific to various things (pricing, timelines, etc.), you can instantly produce CMs for specific proposal team members. Also, you can directly compare a solicitation and its amendments, instantly identifying what was changed and immediately shifting to dealing with those changes, rather than wasting time finding them - and potentially missing one.

Flexibility: we spend hours and hours comparing all kinds of documents. If you think about that, you find all kinds of unexpected VT uses in Government contracting/proposal writing. Examples: resumes vs. requirements; teammate/company capability statements vs. contract requirements; current/past contract SOW vs. solicitation (to help you decide how to write the Past Performance summary); proposal narrative vs. proposal themes (to see where and how often you hit the customer's hot buttons); the list is endless.

Cons

You have to know who in your organization does what - they're used to doing things the hard & slow way. Your recruiter can use this to 'scrub' scores of resumes at a time against a specific requirement - but you have to know VT can do this and explain how to adopt the tool into their process. The same goes for every member of a proposal team and members of your corporate staff. In the same way that Excel does not do an accountant's job for them - it changes the nature of their work. They no longer worry about arithmetic, but they do have to worry about formulas, etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,6/10
Based on 25 user ratings
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VisibleThread Docs Pricing

VisibleThread Docs Pricing

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N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

VisibleThread Doc offers a 7-day free trial. Please contact VisibleThread directly for pricing information.

VisibleThread Doc offers a 7-day free trial. Please contact VisibleThread directly for pricing information.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 25 user ratings
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VisibleThread Docs Features

VisibleThread Docs Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
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4,9/5
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Additional information for VisibleThread Docs

Additional information for VisibleThread Docs

Key features of VisibleThread Docs

  • Audit trail
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Version Control

VisibleThread Docs FAQs

VisibleThread Docs FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for VisibleThread Docs.

Q. What type of pricing plans does VisibleThread Docs offer?

VisibleThread Docs offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

VisibleThread Doc offers a 7-day free trial. Please contact VisibleThread directly for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of VisibleThread Docs?

VisibleThread Docs offers the following features:

  • Audit trail
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Version Control

Q. Who are the typical users of VisibleThread Docs?

VisibleThread Docs has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does VisibleThread Docs support?

VisibleThread Docs supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does VisibleThread Docs offer?

VisibleThread Docs has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does VisibleThread Docs support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices VisibleThread Docs supports

Q. What other apps does VisibleThread Docs integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations VisibleThread Docs has

Q. What level of support does VisibleThread Docs offer?

VisibleThread Docs offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base