DocuX vs Ironclad

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workflow to #getworkdone

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A purpose-built platform to create, collaborate, control,
eSign, and manage all your docs/contracts in one place.

Ironclad πŸ”₯

Internal contract workflow solution for legal teams-
not for all docs/contracts and not for all teams.


Full feature online document editor for drafting,
editing and formatting of all your docs/contracts.

MS Word / Google Docs
like online editor

Limited feature online editor for edits only. Not for docs/contracts
creation from scratch. Heavily reliant external editors.


Complete collaboration suite. Purpose built,
Real-time, contextual and 100% on-doc.

On-doc comments, suggestions,
chat, attachments, etc.

No real on-doc collaboration. Its a workflow tool with non-live,
non-concurrent document access to collaborators.


Control view, download, edit, forward, etc. rights.
Unprecedented, total platform control with you.

Docs and platform controls
for secure sharing

Very minimal document controls.
Very limited platform controls.


No-code, user configurable
workflows for internal approvals.

Internal approval

Complex workflows with limited flexibility.
Any change requires assisted efforts and $ investment.


Easy to use, lightening fast, and legally
binding eSign. Unlimited and FREE.

Legally binding native
electronic signature

No native eSign.
Relies on Dropbox Sign via integration.


AI powered, purpose-built workspace
that manages half of your work.

AI powered
docs/contracts repository

Basic workflow listing-
no doc/contracts repository.


Top of the class, bank grade security with
data encryption at rest and in transit.

Platform, document, data
security and certification

Weak document security (contracts are shared via email) and
confidentiality. Good platform security and certifications.

Top reasons Ironclad usersΒ 
look for alternatives


Extremely complex, non-intuitive UI/UX and features


Built for legal- not effective for other teams and all business use cases


Very costly, requires implementation and change management assistance

Why choose DocuX
over Ironclad

Better, easy and intuitive

Your work does not need to be hard and complex. Get rid of systems that add to your work and stress. We have worked very hard to make DocuX easy and intuitive.

Native features and functionality

Unlike Ironclad which relies heavily on external tools for doc/contract creation, eSign, collaboration etc. DocuX has been purpose-built with all native features and functionalities you will need.

One platform for all teams

Ironclad is built for Legal teams. DocuX is built for all teams- Sales, Legal, Finance, HR, Procurement, everyone.

Purpose-built for all use cases

Ironclad is a contract workflow. DocuX is all purpose platform for all your documents including contracts management- business or personal.

Workspace makes you more productive

Automate all the noise that passes for work. Docs are segregated, prioritized, sorted, and controlled for you.

Saves you significant costs

DocuX costs substantially less than Ironclad in annual subscription. DocuX also saves 100% of set up time, efforts and costs.

Get single source of truth

Say goodbye to docs/contracts scattered across versions, devices, tools, and users. With DocuX, every doc/contract is a reliable, single source of truth.

Ditch the back-and-forth

Move all collaboration and reviews out of mailbox and scattered tools onto the doc. With DocuX, 100% of the internal and external collaboration happens on-the-doc.

Feature comparison

See how Ironclad compares with DocuX



End-to-End native document lifecycle platformβœ“Not fully native. Not for all documents.
Creation / drafting of docs and contracts
Browser-native rich doc editor (like MS Word / G Docs)βœ“Limited features text editor
Complete editing, formatting, draftingβœ“βœ“
Legally vetted, editable docs/agreements template libraryβœ“-
Docs/contracts sharing with internal and external collaboratorsβœ“Non-live, not-concurrent
Commenting / suggestionsβœ“Via workflow feed
Request time-bound revertsβœ“-
Full feature chat on-the-doc (Internal and external)βœ“-
Full feature chat off-the-doc (Internal and external)βœ“-
Allow attachments to doc/contractsβœ“Via workflow feed
Document controls
Edit / view rights managementβœ“-
Restrict downloadβœ“-
Restrict forwardβœ“-
Password protectionβœ“-
Document lockingβœ“-
Restrict attachmentsβœ“-
Restrict chat and other context downloadβœ“-
Versioning with compare / restore abilityβœ“Complex versioning prone to errors and duplicity
Internal approvals
No-code approval workflows for documentsβœ“Fixed workflows per template
No-code approval workflows for eSignβœ“-
Multi-level approvalsβœ“Only if pre-defined in a workflow
Approval templates and libraryComing soon!βœ“
Approval embedded templatesβœ“Documents are embedded in workflows
Legally binding, native eSignβœ“No native eSign.
Relies on Dropbox Sign via integration.
AI powered Workspace
Docs and contracts auto-sortingβœ“Basic sorting
Auto-prioritization and alerts for due datesβœ“βœ“
Customizable notification and remindersβœ“-
Document summary and one-click direct actionβœ“-
Fast and powerful docs/contract searchβœ“Basic keyword based search
Keyboard shortcutsβœ“-
Platform controls and security
User managementAdvanced, including rights managementBasic
IP whitelisting for restricting unauthorized usageβœ“-
Manage security parameters for adherence to your IT Policyβœ“-
Selection of encryption standardsβœ“-
Custom brandingβœ“-
Encryption of data at rest and in transitβœ“-
Enterprise grade security certificationβœ“βœ“
SAML/SSOComing soonβœ“
Native, no-code integrationsβœ“Only document storage and eSign
APIs & webhooksβœ“βœ“

Pricing comparison

See how Ironclad plans and pricing compare to DocuX



Free-for-life planβœ“-
Individual plan$9 /month-
Team plan$29 /month-
Enterprise plan$59 /month$150+ /month
Unlimited documents creationβœ“Via workflow
Unlimited eSignβœ“Not outside workflow
Unlimited cloud storageβœ“βœ“
Existing docs/contracts migrationβœ“You pay extra
Pricing basisGet for everyone, pay only for CreatorsComplex pricing based on volume and users
CRM and other Integrationsβœ“Basic included, most at extra cost
Implementation and onboardingWorks out of the boxSubstantial implementation efforts at extra costs.
Bulk sendComing soonNo such concept as it is a workflow tool
Uptime SLAs backed by financial penaltyβœ“-
Priority supportβœ“You pay extra
SAML/SSOComing soonYou pay extra
Subscription managementCompletely self-servedOnly via Ironclad sales team

Pay less for more

Get complete life-cycle platform for all your documents and contracts
than pay multiple times for a complex, rigid, and limited use workflow tool.



/creator /month Enterprise plan

AI Powered, end-to-end documents
and contracts lifecycle platform



/user /month Enterprise plan

Internal contract workflow solution for legal teams-
not for all docs/contracts and not for all teams.

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