WizeHive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

WizeHive

Flexible grantmaker software that powers your purpose.

4.74/5 (84 reviews)

WizeHive overview

What is WizeHive?

Zengine is a highly flexible cloud-based platform designed to streamline the collection, review, and management of applications for grants, scholarships, and countless other programs for foundations and charities, universities, associations, and corporations.

Features include easy-to-tailor application options, including a submission portal, intuitive administrative dashboards and monitoring screens, automated assignment to reviewers based on your criteria, a reviewer portal with side-by-side scorecards, reporting features, batch emails, and more.
www.wizehive.com

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United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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WizeHive reviews

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Celeste Adams

Simple and Clean

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

The Jack and Jill Foundation runs about 9 different grant programs each year and these programs overlap with the prior year(s) programs. Using a Grant Management Platform is critical to our success and sanity. We've had much success with WizeHive Select and are excited about the functionality and feature gains for our Applicants, Reviewers, and Administrators using WizeHive Zengine.

Pros
Migrating from WizeHive Select to WizeHive Zengine resulted in a simpler user interface that shows our Applicants and Reviewers what they've completed, what's due, and when - giving us as Administrators control of the language that best resonates with our Applicants and Reviewers and addresses our specific pain points. For example: because we know that mail from the WizeHive Platform could land in spam filters, we add language to the interface at the HomePage instructing Applicants to Whitelist or add to their Contacts the Zengine mailer. The information we've assembled in the Zengine interface to assist and guide our Applicants through the process is always available to them when they login, bringing clarity to the process, and reducing the time spent on searching for this information in previous emails sent. Our Applicants will always know "whose on first" and what next.

Cons
In WizeHive Select I was lukewarm to the reality that our Applicants and Reviewers had to wait for a temporary password to be sent to them when they forgot their password. A change was made with WizeHive Zengine giving Applicants and Reviewers more control over changing their password. Very happy to see this in Zengine.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hannah Albers

This interface is easy to learn and use, and when questions arise customer service is very helpful!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-18
Review Source: Capterra

WizeHive makes it possible to manage our grant program and the increasing number of proposals that we receive.

Pros
Customer service is very helpful and responsive. They're helpful in answering simple fix questions, as well as brainstorming on how their software can accommodate more complex requests. Very easy to build your own application form, as well as follow-up forms. The interface can be customized to fit your organization's branding. Online help articles are very helpful and easy to follow. Easy to create and customize reports. Easy to create a new workspace - its basically a copy, paste function. Overall - if we were to go through this process again, we would make the same decision to use WizeHive.

Cons
Applicants have to create new credentials every year in order to access their application so, they have separate logins for the year they are reporting in and the year they are applying for - that can get confusing. Yearly workspaces cannot communicate with one another so doing YTD comparisons can be challenging. There are some features, such as the calendar and cascading forms, within WizeHive that I wanted to utilize but were not sophisticated enough features to make it worthwhile. Sending an e-mail to users through the WizeHive app comes from the WizeHive domain and frequently goes to the spam folder. While you can direct replies to an internal e-mail, I would like for the e-mail to also appear as though it was sent from our domain.

Response from WizeHive


Hannah - thank you very much for your thoughtful response and great feedback! We will follow up with you directly to discuss further as many of the items you noted have recently been addressed or are our on our near-term roadmap. Regarding the communication between yearly workspaces - this is a key priority for us and is on our near-term roadmap. Cascading forms is a core feature and we'd like to further discuss any issues you are experiencing to see if there is an immediate way to support/address your needs. For clients looking for more advanced calendar functionality, we have other options we can recommend. As for emails, we heard a similar concern from another client, investigated and made some changes to our email plugins that should significantly improve deliverability going forward. Thank you again! The WizeHive Team

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Liana Brodsky

I don't love this system

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-03
Review Source: Software Advice

Mediocre

Pros
It has most of the features we need for our use, which is an application process. People can log-in and save their status on applications. It can link to get references, and I can get people to review the applications on a review portal.

Cons
This is the least intuitive interface of a system I have EVER used. It is extremely frustrating. You think you remember how to change a setting or edit a direction somewhere, and you realize it could be in one of a ton of different places. It is extremely frustrating to use, and you would think that simple things like easily downloaded all the applications as files to my own computer would be simple, but they are not. Customer support can be okay, it depends on who you get really. The fact that I used this last year and this year had to be completely refreshed because it's so complicated that I don't remember everything is a big issue. And it's not like I can easily problem-solve. I always need to contact customer support, and I can't even call. My colleagues and I can't believe that a minor thing like putting a blurb/direction before a certain section of a form weren't possible! It has to be somewhere else. Some of my applicants have been confused. We probably won't use this again. Again, it is the least intuitive system I have ever used.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Debra Hibbard

Great experience working with Wizehive - knowledgeable, supportive assistance, product easy to use!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It makes sense - it's easy to use and easy to learn! It has helped me take a time-consuming project (collecting scholarship applications) and simplify the process. Wizehive also comes with a knowledgeable staff, who is very helpful and walks me through the application and review processes. For me, learning a new software program can be daunting, but the software was easy to learn, and the online support allowed me to see and talk through each learning step. It gave me the confidence I needed to make the most effective use of this product for our Foundation scholarship program. In fact, when the Membership Department saw how Wizehive worked for our Foundation scholarship program, they decided they wanted to use it for their student competitions, and their competitions include video clips! This software is very versatile, easy to use, and adaptable to the many situations.

Cons
I really do not have any cons about this software. I enjoy working with it; it has met our needs.

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Tomoko Matsukawa

Implementing zengine from select

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

There are technical areas of improvement but overall the customer support quality has been excellent. Customer support crew as well as account managers are responsive, helpful, patient and thoughtful. That is one of the best experience of being a wizehive customer so far.

Pros
The two top favorite features of Zengine that did not exist in Select are: 1) Data dashboard and 2) Side by side screen for evaluation form (Review portal). The former prevents us from downloading millions of excel spreadsheet to do data filtering to understand who is coming through our application - and the latter is a much better user experience for evaluator volunteers that we recruit every year. Thank you for these changes.

Cons
I hope there is more HTML/design element we can add on the platform - whether it is form creation, email templates, evaluator form... we use Form Assembly in many parts of our work and it has more design capacity (color, fonts, logo, insert graphics, etc). Also the degree of non-English customization was limited in comparison to our needs and we had to take two of our programs (Spain and Colombia) off Wizehive, which was unfortunate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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WizeHive pricing

Pricing options
Subscription
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Core, Premium, and Enterprise plan levels available.

WizeHive features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Attendance Management (49 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (44 other apps)
Electronic Payments (54 other apps)
Email Integration (37 other apps)
Event Management (43 other apps)
Registration Management (37 other apps)
Reminders (37 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for WizeHive

Key features of WizeHive

  • On-line submission
  • Interview scheduing
  • Collaborative review
  • Data validation
  • Configurable ranking
  • Bulk emailing
  • Automated review assignments
  • Contact management
  • Data reporting
  • Applicant workflow
  • Automated scheduling
  • Feedback collection
  • Grants management
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Benefits

Get better quality submissions with easier-to-follow and -understand applications.
Allow reviewers to more easily and quickly review and score.
Spend less time tracking down applications, attachments, and incomplete materials.
Easily communicate with all members of the workflows with batch emails and automations.
Clearly see and share reporting data.