Bananatag (discontinued) vs. LinkPoint Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bananatag (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Bananatag is email tracking software for sales teams and internal communications. It integrates with Gmail, Outlook, Mac mail, and other email clients. It includes email tracking, link tracking, email scheduling, email templates, attachment tracking, and email analytics. After merging with Staffbase in March 2021, Banatag is to be discontinued. Similar capabilities will be supplied by Staffbase.N/A
LinkPoint Connect
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
LinkPoint Connect promises to streamline data entry and access by enabling users to instantly view CRM data within their email client. This sales intelligence solution integrates Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM data in Outlook or IBM Notes. According to the vendor, key capabilities include: View real-time Salesforce data without ever leaving your email. Click on an email, and the LinkPoint Connect Side Panel instantly displays that contact’s information directly from…
$192
per user, per year
Pricing
Bananatag (discontinued)LinkPoint Connect
Editions & Modules
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LinkPoint Connect for Outlook + Salesforce
$192
per user, per year
LinkPoint Connect for Outlook + Microsoft Dynamics CRM
$192
per user, per year
LinkPoint Connect for IBM Notes + Salesforce
$228
per user, per year
LinkPoint Connect for IBM Notes + Microsoft Dynamics CRM
$228
per user, per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bananatag (discontinued)LinkPoint Connect
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$16 per user per year
Additional DetailsSubscriptions are billed annually. Discounts available for non-profits. Volume discounts available. LinkPoint Connect Solutions are available for Outlook and IBM Notes users. These include preconfigured implementations for Advologix, Apto, Apttus, FinancialForce.com, Jobscience, Navatar, Pardot, Salesforce Shield, and TaskRay.
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
3.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bananatag (discontinued)LinkPoint Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
Staffbase GmbH
Bananatag is very well suited to creating messages that are going to be used on a regular basis but don't require much in the way of changing or amending. It is also a very handy platform to track sending emails and the watermarking technology is very handy. As far as range of designs compared to something like Mailchimp it doesn't compare well.
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LinkPoint360
LinkPoint is well suited to any situation where Outlook is used for email correspondence and calendar items and there is need to have a record of those items and/or perform connected actions (schedule tasks, follow up reminders, etc.) in Salesforce. Automating this process and removing as much duplication of work as possible is the primary goal and the primary benefit that LinkPoint provides. In addition to efficiency, automating the process also provides a pretty substantial increase in accuracy, removing ca. 50% of the chance for human error. It's pretty simple functionality in concept, but extremely valuable in execution.
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Pros
Staffbase GmbH
  • Easy to use and install, particularly with Gmail for business.
  • It has a simple feedback system, if a client reads an email, you get an emailed read receipt telling you the time of them doing so.
  • It runs in the background, is virtually undetectable and will not hinder any communication in the slightest.
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LinkPoint360
  • Adding emails is a breeze.
  • Creating contacts/leads from outlook is as simple as highlight, drag and drop.
  • Additional customization to allow you to bring in associates custom objects.
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Cons
Staffbase GmbH
  • Changing the format/size of blocks.
  • The range/choice of blocks that can be used.
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LinkPoint360
  • The plug-in for Outlook needs to be reset every couple of months.
  • It does not tag e-mails sent from mobile devices (or we haven't figured out how to do that yet).
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Support Rating
Staffbase GmbH
Have not really had many opportunities to use the support function but my experience was limited and a little bit clunky. It was not particularly responsive or helpful in terms of trying to resolve the query I was working on. I think the problem was solved by another member of the team that worked on designing their own template.
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LinkPoint360
Never had to use the support team, which probably means the product works well!
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Alternatives Considered
Staffbase GmbH
Bananatag is a free-standing application that plugs into your email service provider. As such, you do not need to be logged into another application to see the results or the real-time tracking of emails like you would with other email trackers. The free application is great if you just need to track a few outbound emails, but the paid plans offer a much more robust tracking service that would allow you to get any and all information you could desire from an email being tracked
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LinkPoint360
Prior to our move to LinkPoint, we used the Salesforce add-in for Outlook. This required manual syncing of email and calendar items and no easy to use interface between the two programs. It was very cumbersome for me to use, to the point where I quit using it altogether some time ago. I found it far less frustrating to just switch back and forth between Outlook and Salesforce and manually perform the requisite actions, create tasks or other items, enter the required data, etc.
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Return on Investment
Staffbase GmbH
  • It has sped up communication with the client because you have insight into how they are receiving and looking at material you have sent them.
  • It has not had any negative impact on the business or our operations.
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LinkPoint360
  • Activity history tracking. Our users send most of their emails from outlook.
  • Contact and lead creation.
  • Visibility of all associated records.
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ScreenShots

LinkPoint Connect Screenshots

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