TinderBox is a web-based sales automation solution that enables sales professionals to pitch, propose and close deals. It can help create online presentations, design proposals, manage contracts and analyze contract performance.
TinderBox's “Pitch” feature lets users create cloud-based presentations that can be accessed by clients anywhere, without downloading them. In addition, the feature customizes and reduces overhead activities by automatically feeding client data into slides.
TinderBox's “Propose” feature shares real-time mobile and email alerts every time proposals are viewed or forwarded. In addition, the software creates a content repository for swift access to relevant knowledge resources requisite to create sales proposals.
TinderBox offers integration with Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Docusign, Box and Formstack for enhanced collaboration and functionalities. The software can be accessed 24/7 from any mobile device.
Adam from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Professionalism it displays to our clients and potential clients. I also enjoy the integration capabilities with CRM.
It didn't function perfectly with our old version of CRM, but we're upgrading now so it should be resolved.
Steven from Bloomerang
Employees number: 51-200 employees
We used Google Docs / Word Docs for proposals prior to implementing Octiv, which caused two problems:
1) They looked terrible.
2) It was hard to maintain a standard format for proposals team-wide while still giving individual AEs the ability to customize proposals.
3) We couldn't get any intelligence (when they viewed the proposal, what they looked at, etc.)
4) Lacked an electronic signature.
Now, our proposals look great and really 'wow' prospects, they're easy to customize within pre-defined templates, our reps can follow-up based on when proposals get viewed, and our close rate has increased since we're no longer collecting scanned signature pages.
Sales process was low-pressure. The user interface is easy-to-use, and Octiv's training/onboarding set us up for success from day one. Great company with great people! Proposals are beautiful, and we get great analytics.
We weren't able to integrate a payment /processor gateway but that has more to do with our current stack than a gap in Octiv's capabilities.
Tim from PERQ
I used this software with a sales team in the SaaS space. They were able to integrate this into their process easily, and it streamlined our final pitch and contract management process.
Not much negative to say. It was easy to use and streamlined, and it kept our sales team happy when they used it. Sometimes user adoption was an issue, so they could probably improve their onboarding process.
Kristen from Bloomerang
Employees number: 51-200 employees
We've been able to streamline and easily customize our sales process. Not only has our sales team become more organized, but Octiv has been it easier to collaborate and constantly improve our sales proposals. Plus it's nice having proposals that can take on more of a presentation feel and look more visually appealing.
I love the modern and easy to use interface. Once we put in some initial work setting up our templates and adding in assets, it's been very easy to maintain and update our proposals and training process as we go. The reporting functionality is great. I love being able to see detailed analytics about the sales team as a whole and specific metrics related to each proposal. It's helped up shape what content in the proposals are important and what needs more work.
We've had some difficulties editing our proposal template. We've tried to make our proposals more image-focused and pleasing to the eye. It has been difficult to link to images within documents, but I've been able to make it work by editing the code.
Prabhjeet from TUNE Inc
It is very user friendly. I am normally able to troubleshoot most issues myself because of the ease of use. The UI is clean and modern looking. The customer service is out of this world - the response rate is phenomenal and they really listen to the needs of their clients.
There are often small glitches or bugs. Nothing that gets in the way of day to day workflows but they can definitely improve the UX by working bugs out quicker.
Krista from Graphcom
Templated proposals make it super easy to pump out proposals and win work fast! It's relatively intuitive and easy to use.
So many glitches -- pages will disappear and shuffle in order, errors happen all the time, and other random things. Also the limited users per account can be a hassle for a company our size
Response: Octiv, TinderBox
Date: June 2017
Thanks for the review! We're delighted that you're pleased with Octiv, but we'd love to ensure you have the best customer experience possible. We'll alert your relationship manager and have them contact you about the issues you listed.
Thanks for being an Octiv customer!
Bailey from Sigstr
With Octiv, we are now able to pump proposals out much quicker than ever before. The notifications and analytics allow us to better understand what drives customer engagement and how they're interacting with our proposals.
K from Graphcom
We've completely changed the way we write proposals, thanks to Octiv (formerly Tinderbox). We are able to pump out proposals more efficiently (in nearly half the time), and the best part is they're automated. We have a number of templates we've refined, which makes it easy to reproduce for future projects. That's not to say that Octiv doesn't have its faults. Since Octiv acquired Tinderbox, we've experienced A NUMBER of glitches with the software (pages or content disappearing, error messages, etc.) However, the support team has always been super responsive and helpful, no matter how big or small the issue at hand. Despite these nuisances, we love this proposal software, and we're looking forward to bringing our sales team into the process to learn it too. Our creative agency is winning more work, thanks in large part to our new proposal process through Octiv.
Kristen from Graphcom
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Our proposal team has been using this tool for almost two years. When the tool was called Tinderbox, we found it to be pretty good with minor functionality issues. Since it became Octiv, we've gotten into the habit of calling customer support 2 - 3 times per month. There seem to be more bugs than before. Asset pages get lost, user privileges get messed-up, and the whole tool seems slower and clunky.
User-friendly, easy to teach others how to use, good organizational system
Since the tool became Octiv, there are more glitches.
Identify a good cataloging system before you go nuts creating templates.
Cory from Graphcom
This isn't the most intuitive proposal writing platform but it gets the job done. They've recently went through a change in the company (was Tinder Box, now Octiv) so there are some bugs to work out but overall, it does what it needs to do and is a reliable platform.