SpotDraft vs Linksquares

SpotDraft wins over LinkSquares for better functionality, implementation & lower costs.

Looking for an all-in-one CLM solution? SpotDraft is the better alternative to LinkSquares for your contract management needs. Find out why below.
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Why choose SpotDraft over LinkSquares?

Here are 5 compelling reasons.


Users of LinkSquares find that the user interface is too complex. For example, according to users, the search feature and contract categorization could be improved for ease of use. Users prefer SpotDraft because it is intuitive for, not only the legal team, but also business teams across the organization.

Best-in-class editor

Organizations prefer SpotDraft because of its custom editor. SpotDraft built Microsoft Word right into the product. When you send contracts to a counterparty with SpotDraft, it automatically generates an external word version, which is an actual word document, not a ‘clone’. Users prefer it because the familiar interface makes it easier to work on. On the other hand, LinkSquares’ editor is an add-on and not completely native like SpotDraft.

Implementation and customer support

SpotDraft’s implementation program is industry-leading, getting you on the platform from day one and fully set up in just 4-6 weeks. Much faster than the 3-6 month industry standard. With other CLM tools, onboarding can be time-consuming, and complex. This not only raises costs but also reduces the chances of adoption.

Affordability and pricing

SpotDraft offers better functionality, for lower prices than LinkSquares. For LinkSquares, there are additional costs for each user license, particularly for admin licenses, which are a significant concern. SpotDraft offers customized pricing options, no hidden fees and clear pricing tiers, you can plan your business expenses a lot better with SpotDraft. With Linksquares, customers are charged if the storage requirement is more than the subscription plan. While LinkSquares doesn't provide the option for a free trial, SpotDraft offers a 14-day free trial.


Another reason to pick SpotDraft? Because the breadth and depth of SpotDraft’s integrations will go perfectly well with your existing tech stack. SpotDraft supports integrations with CRMs, HRMs, eSignature platforms, cloud storage platforms and much, much more. SpotDraft can also be integrated with Slack, the popular messaging platform and send out automated reminders via Slack. With LinkSquares, integration depth is limited, it doesn’t have a native Slack integration and eSignature facility in place.
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Functionality Comparison Table

Functionality Comparison

Create legal templates with forms
No support for tables, images and 
custom brand guidelines
Contract Editing
An inline editor that allows you to customize 
Support tables, images + more 
complex formatting
Not 100% Word Compatible Editor
Document Versioning
Access all versions of a document
Custom Internal Approvals
Set workflows for approvals of each contract internally
Counterparty Collaboration
Give the option to the counterparty to collaborate within 
the tool without signing up for smoother collaboration
Not within the LS platform but within emails
Slack Integration
Integrates smoothly with the Slack platform. 
Automated Slack notifications for comments, approvals, 
signatures, and task reminders
Dedicated Account Manager
Guide you through implementation and ensure 
product adoption
Email Support
Reach out via multiple support channels and a 
knowledge base
Phone + Chat + Video Support
Offer multi-channel support services
Not available

SpotDraft FAQs

Why should I choose SpotDraft for contract management?
SpotDraft’s end-to-end contract management platform will help your organization streamline contract creation, negotiation and tracking. It is suitable for companies of all sizes. If your legal and business teams want to,
A) Save time
B) Minimize errors
C) Enhance efficiency
Then SpotDraft is the tool for you!
How long does setting up take?
The great part about SpotDraft is that you can get started in 6 weeks instead of 6 months. You reap the benefits in no time. What’s more, with SpotDraft, you also get:
• Create a contract playbook with user-specific guidelines tailored to your needs.
• Quick adoption across all your teams
What if I have questions about the product after implementation?
With SpotDraft, you can benefit from our exceptional customer support team, available round-the-clock to provide:
• Dedicated CSM for every customer
• 24/7 access to support at no additional costs
• Multiple channels for contact: chat, email, or Slack
How many people use SpotDraft?
We currently have 12,000+ clients using SpotDraft. SpotDraft is renowned for its user-friendly solution.
• Create, edit, and manage contracts effortlessly
• Intuitive interface for seamless user experience
• Robust document management and collaboration
How does pricing work?
At SpotDraft, we understand that one size does not fit all. Purchasing SpotDraft means,
• Bespoke pricing options
• No hidden fees or surprises
• Refine business predictability with clear pricing tiers
I use a CRM, Slack/MS Teams and Gmail and Google Drive. Can SpotDraft be integrated?
SpotDraft integrates seamlessly with your favorite tech stack, including CRMs, HRMS, and storage solutions, so your entire team - Legal, Sales, HR, or anyone else - can manage contracts effortlessly wherever they’re most comfortable.

Make the best decision for your legal team and your whole business


Why businesses prefer SpotDraft over LinkSquares and competitors

LinkSquares is known for its post-execution features and analytics, but lacks in providing a comprehensive, end-to-end contract automation and management experience. That's part of why companies choose SpotDraft over LinkSquares and similar alternatives. Read on for a thorough comparison.

As rated by real users.

Why do companies choose SpotDraft over LinkSquares?

Customers sing praises of SpotDraft’s support team.

SpotDraft makes sure that the companies that trust us with their contract management process receive the best experience we can provide. That’s why we offer swift on-going support, unlimited training sessions, an organized implementation program, and a dedicated success manager to take care of anything you need. And there’s no hidden or add on charge – all of this is included with every SpotDraft license.
I love working directly with their customer success/onboarding team. They have been incredible partners and so easy to work with.

Integrate with all the tech your team uses.

Different teams use different tech to enable their processes, and we help you integrate with all of them to ensure easy adoption. SpotDraft offers a wide range of out-of-the-box integrations as well as an in-house integrations team to help you set up custom integrations with any other tool you may be using. LinkSquares, on the other hand, does not offer most of these integrations.
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“We run a lean sales team and having SpotDraft has made it possible to create a contract in seconds. Instead of manually copy pasting stuff from Hubspot, it automatically fills everything and creates a proper contract.”

Manage your entire contract lifecycle in one place.

LinkSquares falls behind its competitors when it comes to pre-signature features, and users often have to make up for that lack with other tools. With SpotDraft, you don’t need to switch applications for any aspect of your contract lifecycle. Create contracts through pre-approved templates or our purpose-built contract editor, collaborate with teammates and counterparties, review redlines and take necessary approvals, execute and sign contracts, and track executed agreements — directly on SpotDraft.
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“SpotDraft has massively reduced our turnaround time for creating and approving contracts. The ability to go from template contracts to a fully-functional Editor really helps manage our end-to-end contracting workflow. Their Editor's AI features such as definition extraction and error identification are a time-saver.”

Process contracts in bulk.

You can’t send contracts in bulk with LinkSquares, which leads to a lot of manual repetitive work when you need to send the same contract, such as vendor or employee agreements, to multiple parties at the same time. SpotDraft solves this with our campaigns feature, which allows you to send personalized standard-form contracts to multiple counterparties instantly.
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“SpotDraft has made contract management and generation quite easy for us, helping us to automate these processes so we can easily create and send out contracts from a single place.”

See instant ROI with our best-in-class implementation program.

SpotDraft goes beyond the functionality of contract management tools like LinkSquares to offer you deep insights into your contracting workflow with a personalized insights dashboard, SpotInsights. This data helps you mitigate risks, identify areas of improvement, improve productivity, showcase the legal team’s value, and answer questions like “Which are the most heavily negotiated clauses for our contracts?”
“The easy-to-use functionalities added with SUPERB customer support and implementation made the transition to SpotDraft a smooth process.”

Choose where your data is hosted.

We are the ONLY modern CLM solution that offers flexible hosting across geographies, allowing companies to pick where their data is hosted. SpotDraft helps you stay fully compliant wherever you are based and meet regional regulatory requirements.
“Amazing experience. I would not hesitate to recommend SpotDraft to other legal teams.”

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SpotDraft vs LinkSquares — Feature Comparison

Contract templates
Templatize high-volume contracts so your business team can work independently of the legal team.
Conditional language generation
SpotDraft templates allow for more than just form-filling values into a template. With our proprietary templating language, you can use if/else conditions and even compute values to generate contracts that meet your requirements.
DocX generation
Support for tables + images
Support for company’s brand guidelines
Self-serve contract templates
Contract workflows
Define contract-specific workflows to streamline contracting and business processes.
Configurable workflows
Pre-configured approvals
Ad hoc approvals
Counterparty collaboration
Audit trail
Bulk-send contracts
Trigger contracts to a large set of counterparties in one-go. Think of it as a mail-merge for your contracts.
Third-party integrations (Salesforce, Hubspot, etc.)
Contract editor
Purpose-built editor for reviewing contracts that is fully interoperable with MS Word.
100% Word compatible editor
Support for basic word formatting
Support for tables, images + more complex formatting
Scoped comments
Definition service
Error service
Comparison on demand
Automatically create new contract versions when edits are made or when approvals are collected.
Clause library
Easily insert the best version of clauses that have been drafted in the past.
Contract review
Assign contracts for legal review when needed.
In-browser review
Contract review and redlining can happen on the browser itself.
No redlining
Assign for legal review
Tracking review requests
Contract execution
Collect signatures on a contract.
In-built e-signature solution
Documents on SpotDraft are cryptographically encrypted on execution and fully-compliant across India, Europe, US, Singapore, and Australia.
Basic functionality
Integrations with popular e-sign solutions
Supports integration with DocuSign, Adobe Sign, Hello Sign, etc.
Run custom queries to find relevant contracts.
Search by pre-defined metadata
Allows for users to search by metadata common to all contracts such as the execution date, counterparty name, etc
Search by custom metadata
Search by contract language
Post-execution contract management
Stay on top of the rights and obligations associated with executed contracts.
Contract-specific key pointers
Key terms associated with the contract are available so users don’t have to go through the contract over and over again.
Renewal reminders
User-defined contract notes
Automated metadata extraction
Historical contract import
Easily import contracts executed outside the platform.
Access control
Specify team-level and user-level access on contracts.
User-level access control
Team-specific access control
Organization entity-specific access control
Specify access to contracts based on the organization entity associated with the contract.
Analytics and insights
Access deep insights into your contracting workflow to discover bottlenecks and showcase performance.
Contract workflow analysis
Insights on how long it took for the contract to move through the various stages of the contracting lifecycle.
Team performance analysis
Insights on the number and types of contracts being processed by different members of the legal team.
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Best in class
Time to first workflow
2 weeks
6 weeks minimum
Free with SpotDraft license
Free only for select plans
Performed by
Internal Team
Internal Team
Best in class
Email support
Phone + chat + video support
Dedicated customer success manager
Available for all SpotDraft Customers
Available for
select plans

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Why companies look for LinkSquares alternatives

“Our implementation was a bit hairy and not completed within the 30 days promised.”
“Restrictive in terms of # of users, missed opportunities for certain functionalities, everything is an add-on ($$).”
“Needs more robust features for negotiating and smoother integrations with other platforms (eg - APIs).”
“It is not easy to notify multiple stakeholders about contracts that are expiring or renewing.”
“The price we pay could be better without requiring a longer term.”
“The track changes and the editor can do with some updates.”
“Setting up workflows, tasks, to-do's, and approvals can be very time-consuming from an admin point of view.”
“I don't like when files don’t convert correctly.”
“It seems like LinkSquares is trying to incorporate the electronic signature feature but may be lacking some capabilities.”
“Wish there was an easier way to upload and keep track of documents.”
“LinkSquares could use a UI redesign.”
“The OCR misses some basics that we were told would be captured.”
“When assigning tasks to the responsible party to review a section, we need the task owner to be able to accept or reject the redlines and maintain tracking of status for compliance.”
“The Finalize pre-signature tool is new and a lot of development still needs to be implemented. For the cost, you may be better off using another pre-signature tool.”
“Difficult adoption.”

Why you should choose SpotDraft as your LinkSquares alternative

“I was most impressed by their incredibly professional and organized implementation process.”
“SpotDraft is solving a complicated Salesforce integration for us and built a custom UI for us.”
“​​Having used multiple contract management tools in the past, SpotDraft has been a game changer.”
“The editor feature is definitely a differentiator that our legal team enjoys the most.”
“Contract and task management has become so much easier since we started using SpotDraft.”
"I really like the key pointers feature. It helps us easily track the important business terms we use extensively to organize our contractual obligations.”
“I love how enthusiastic they are about improving the product. If we make a suggestion, they run with it. Every week it gets better and better.”
“SpotDraft has gone above and beyond in supporting our company.”
“They are very responsive to any changes or suggestions to our workflow that have been requested. Really great experience.”
“SpotDraft has helped cut our contract review and extraction time in half.”
“The best part with SpotDraft has been the level of customization the tool offers. Our agreements get kinda complicated yet we have them all well set within the platform.”
“SpotDraft's focus on being the best CLM tool in the market is very apparent in the care and thoughtfulness of the solution's design.”

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