Ironclad’s software is a popular choice for enterprise legal teams – but what are its strengths and weaknesses? Let’s take a look.
Ironclad is a great product built around Microsoft Word, but is it the right choice for fast-growing companies looking for an all-in-one platform for their contracts?
This page explores the features, limitations and pricing of Ironclad in comparison to Juro’s all-in-one contract automation platform. Use the menu below to navigate this page.
Juro vs Ironclad: feature comparison
Let’s take a look at the features and integrations offered by each platform.
|Browser-native contract editor||❌||✅|
|Native, secure eSignature||❌||✅|
|Custom table views||❌||✅|
|Dedicated customer success manager||✅||✅|
|User access levels||✅||✅|
|Google Drive integration||✅||✅|
Ironclad has been implemented in large legal functions at enterprises like MasterCard, L’Oreal and Dropbox that are happy to rely on Word’s .docx file format, and implement or integrate a separate eSignature solution to actually get documents agreed. This creates an extra bottleneck, with more friction – not less.
But this multiple tool approach can struggle when it comes to adoption in the wider business, with commercial teams that want to work with all-in-one solutions, in-browser. This is evidenced by the lack of integrations into key systems for business teams, like Slack, Workday and Greenhouse.
Key pain points that users encounter with Ironclad are:
- Lack of self-serve: it’s difficult to create and update templates and workflows without hands-on support (and additional workflow costs)
- Workflow difficulties: it’s not possible to lock down contracts to prevent unwanted or accidental edits
- Limited data repository: accurate search is difficult due to unstructured data in .docx files; it’s not possible to create custom table views to manage contracts, and updates to the document during its lifetime have to be manually tagged
- No transparent, public pricing: this can lead to high costs
For self-serve automation that’s quick and easy to implement, it’s worth considering an all-in-one contract automation platform that offers the flexibility you need, with transparent pricing too.
⚙️ All-in-one contract automation platform
If you still have to use Word and pay for a separate electronic signature solution, do you really have a system of record for contracts? On G2, one Ironclad user says:
“I’d like to see Ironclad actually build the signing features – currently you have to use DocuSign, Hello Sign, or some other product”
Instead, Juro covers every aspect of the contract lifecycle natively and in-browser, from self-serve creation from templates, through collaboration and negotiation, all the way through to eSignature and post-signature management and renewal. Manage one source of truth for contracts from an easy-to-use Kanban board.
⚡ Intuitive self-serve on templates and workflows
Fast-growing companies don’t have time to wait a week for support agents to turn around requests for template maintenance. They also don’t want to pay per workflow when they bring another contract template into the platform. With Ironclad, user reviews suggest you’ll need the support team to make even minor changes to your templates. With Juro, templates and workflows can be set up self-serve – and if you need help, our support team responds on average in under five minutes.
Conversely, independent G2 and Capterra user reviews of Ironclad say:
“I wish there was more clarity on the workflows”
“We currently rely on Ironclad’s support team to implement changes”
“For something as simple as directing a typo, you have to download the template, correct in Word and reupload. It feels unnecessarily cumbersome”
🔗 Business-wide adoption through deep integrations
Ironclad’s integration stack focuses on shared drives, to handle all those docx and PDF files; and eSignature providers, because Ironclad doesn’t include native, secure eSignature. These are great for the legal team, but what about collaborating with the wider business? Juro integrates with Slack, Greenhouse, Workday and Zapier – not just Salesforce – to make sure that contracts and their data flow seamlessly between teams.
🚀 Get started in weeks – not months
According to the Ironclad website, “CLM (contract lifecycle management) solutions can only benefit your company if they’re deployed correctly, and they can only be deployed correctly if they’re set up by legal operations and technology experts”.
We disagree. At Juro, we don’t believe in lengthy, complex implementations that need an army of engineers just to get you to square one. Independent reviews find that our product excels in ease of setup, and our SLA for getting new customers to value is 21 days or fewer. Instead of labouring through a sandbox and a long process of engineering, why not just create a free Juro account and get started right now?
Transparent pricing for scaling businesses
Ironclad offers no public information about its pricing, no free trial, and no free plans.
Here are Juro’s transparent pricing plans, designed to scale as your company grows. You can also sign up for free.
|✅ Template editor||✅ Everything in ‘Lite’||✅ Everything in ‘Team’|
|✅ Unlimited templates||✅ Unlimited contracts||✅ Single sign-on|
|✅ Internal commenting||✅ Approval workflows||✅ SAML|
|✅ In-browser negotiation||✅ Custom table views||✅ Bulk import|
|✅ Native eSignature||✅ OCR + data extraction||✅ Bulk actions|
|✅ Audit trails||✅ Analytics||✅ Salesforce integration|
|✅ Kanban dashboard||✅ CSV export||✅ Greenhouse integration|
|✅ Renewal reminders||✅ Dedicated customer success manager||✅ Workday integration|
|✅ Slack integration||✅ User access levels||✅ REST API|
|✅ GDrive integration||✅ Zapier integration||✅ Webhooks|
|✅ Company data integration|
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