About PMAPS

PMAPS is a cloud-based and on-premise request for proposal (RFP) solution that is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It caters to companies in financial services, technology, asset management, health care, law and manufacturing. Primary features include content management, collaboration and RFP document creation.

The content manager module features a database which can store RFP responses. It also allows users to create and manage automated reviews and updates. Users can search through content and collaborate with colleagues, track assignment statuses and submit proposals for review. The solution also helps create customized and branded RFP documents. Integrations include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Documents.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

67 Reviews of PMAPS

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.12 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(23)

23

4 stars

(33)

33

3 stars

(8)

8

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(1)

1

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February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

Reliable, easy-to-use, robust software solution for proposal content and development management

Faster responding to proposal with vetted content. The ability to design a hierarchy of Q&As that matches our products/solutions to client needs and recognizes our marketing/sales themes. A sound and easily searched database of responses and proposals.

Pros

Easy to learn, easy to use Strong capability for categorizing Q&As, thus making them more accessible for use Excellent customer support; knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsive

Cons

Potentially pricey for a smaller organizations Not all functionality needed for smaller proposal teams

Response from Proposal Software

Replied February 2018

Thank you for your feedback! I will pass on your comment regarding expense to our sales team.

January 2018

Clayton from Invesco

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

PMAPS Software has made organizing, updating, and retrieving information quick and straightforward.

Pros

The software provides an excellent conduit to organize information. When uploading information, there are several different customizable categories that the user can use to sort information. This lets one customize how they want to tag and tier their information to make searching through thousands of records seamless. Under each uploading record, there are options to maintain notes, input the personnel responsible for uploading and/or reviewing the record, and options to put dates on when records become outdated. The last feature is especially helpful as the database will automatically change the highlight on the PMAPS dashboard for any record that has reached the creator's expiration date. This function is immensely helpful on ensuring answers used have been updated or at least recently reviewed. The ability to link word documents to PMAPS makes it quick and painless to update documents through the re-link function. This work with both qualitative and quantitative updates and is a huge time-saver. I use the PMAPS software as a way to store, retrieve, and update thousands of individual records. I've found in using it these past few years that it makes the job far easier.

Cons

When working on PMAPS cloud version of Excel of Microsoft Word, there is no autosave feature, and it's not uncommon for the program to run into errors and forcibly shutdown. You have to make sure to manually save every so often as you will most likely experience the program closing on you unexpectedly at least once if you use PMAPS prolongedly. The saving process on PMAPS can be a little slow (relative to offline in word/excel), so a background frequent autosave would be a really nice feature. I've struggled to use Excel well with PMAPS. Overwriting Excel save files or inserting PMAPS records into Excel files frequently does not work or bugs out. I think Word works very well, but I've had enough struggles over the year that I just use Excel completely offline from PMAPS. When using PMAPS, you don't have the complete functionality of Word or Excel in their cloud system. If you want to change certain advance settings on Word, you have to close out of Word on their cloud, open Word offline and make the change, then re-open Word on PMAPS to have it integrated. There is no `file tab in Word or Excel when working from the PMAPS cloud.

Response from Proposal Software

Replied February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough a review! We appreciate your feedback.

January 2018

Brett from Standard Insurance Company

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

I've used this software for the last few years and PMAPs accomplishes what it says it does.

This software helps me with duties of the my position.

Pros

the search feature is the main function that stands out. I maybe that I've been using it for a while but I am able to locate the information that I'm searching for.

Cons

The copy feature I find is really clunky. I find myself not using most of this feature. I simply do a quick copy which does not count the # of uses of the document.

Response from Proposal Software

Replied February 2018

Thank you for the feedback!

November 2015

Kyle from Mellon Capital Management Corporation

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

3.0

November 2015

PMAPS is good overall, but there is room for improvement

Pros: The basic functionality of PMAPS works well and does increase efficiency. There are lots of features in the program and most are good, but unfortunately, not quite there yet. PSI is receptive to change and input from clients to improve. Though it may take a while to see the improvements, if at all. Cons: A lot of the workflows, functions and features of PMAPS have not been very well thought out. For example, when Q&A's expire and are sent out to be updated, they are added to Compliance Central, which is fine. The problem is that the same Q&A can be added to Compliance Central many times, so then there are mutliple instances of the same Q&A. When the Q&A is updated, only one instance is removed from Compliance Central. So Compliance Central just gets bigger and bigger and becomes essentially useless. This is a common theme with PMAPS. The basic structure is built, but it is not thought through thoroughly and the end result is a feature that doesn't work as expected. Also, while PMAPS is customizable in certain areas, in other areas, it is not, which can be frustrating. For example, setting certain fields with a different color or showing more than 3 lines in a multi-select field is not difficult. It is simply a change to the CSS file, but PMAPS claims this is too diffcult to do and can't be done. However, I can prove that it can be done and actually do it on my end by apply my own CSS file to the page. Clients shouldn't have to find workarounds to these "limitations." The list of improvements are mostly minor things that enhances the user experience, but the little things matter just as much as the big things because the user encounters the little things over and over again interacting with the program so it is a constant reminder of the pain of working with PMAPS. The goal should be to leave the user with a positive impression, not a negative one. There is a long list of things that can be improved on, but granted, the list does get shorter with each new release, but not always.

Response from Proposal Software

Replied November 2015

Thank you for your input, Kyle! It's good to know PMAPS increases your organization's efficiency, and we appreciate your rating. Hopefully you'll find a couple of upgrades in our next release to be particularly helpful. Our goal is absolutely to leave users with positive impressions, and we'll keep working on the little things to constantly improve.

September 2019

Rachel from The Standard

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2019

Difficult to Seach - Need to memorize keywords

I use PMAPS every day. When I first started using the software I would spend HOURS trying to locate information. Now, after using PMPAPS for almost 5 years, I have memorized a lot of keywords/doc ID #s so I'm much quicker. However, I wish this was not the case as it is very difficult to train new users. The only way to be able to use this software efficiently is to use it for a long time and learn the tricks. It's not easy to just pick up.

Pros

I like that PMAPS is a single location where I can locate documents of information I need to access for my work. You search using keywords and filters that are customizable.

Cons

The search feature is not user friendly. It is difficult to locate documents. You practically have to memorize different random keywords or know the doc. ID #s by heart in order to locate the document your looking for. I wish the search functioned more like googles.