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Score 8.9 out of 100

Drift

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • ClearSlide is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Drift is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ClearSlide

90%
55 Ratings
8.4

Drift

84%
45 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.7

ClearSlide

77%
29 Ratings

Drift

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.3

ClearSlide

63%
5 Ratings
7.3

Drift

73%
3 Ratings

Availability

7.9

ClearSlide

79%
8 Ratings

Drift

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

ClearSlide

100%
2 Ratings

Drift

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.8

ClearSlide

68%
14 Ratings
8.0

Drift

80%
3 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

ClearSlide

80%
2 Ratings

Drift

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

ClearSlide

90%
6 Ratings

Drift

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

ClearSlide

91%
1 Rating

Drift

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ClearSlide

Clearslide makes it easy to share files with anyone via a single link. It simplifies the process of document sharing in the new "work from home" age we have now and allows multiple parties to view the same document, either simultaneously or separately. It is less appropriate for sensitive information, as the link can easily be shared between parties or forwarded on, so there is no gatekeeping.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

It is recommended for any company; it is a comprehensive tool for teams interested in strengthening business management and improving efficiency. It allows you to automatically schedule support with customers, thus saving a lot of time. Large companies can establish a chat and communication between potential customers, answering their questions quickly; allow you to monitor and track your leads and new leads, to make it fully functional, it has a very affordable value so that it can be used in all companies, it will not affect their economic aspects.
Michael Guth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ClearSlide

  • Analytics: for sales, especially when selling virtually, it can be difficult to know if your customers are engaged with the presentation. Clearslide will give you reports that indicate how long customers were viewing what you were presenting, if/when you lost them, and at what place in your presentation you lost them. It can also show you how long potential customers spent reviewing follow-up materials you've sent them.
  • Screenshare: the screenshare functionality, when using Google Chrome, is very seamless, and the customer can take over the screenshare without needing any downloads or plug-ins.
  • Presenting: It's quite easy to present material with Clearslide, and to move between materials that you are presenting.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

  • Easy to implement - we were up on our site in hours.
  • Increases the volume and quality of buyer conversations - visitors get to value faster and qualify themselves by chatting in.
  • Surfaces relevant experiences and content to people faster based on targeted use cases.
  • Brings your brand to the prospect experience to stand out in the market. For example, our mascot Ollie Llama welcoming visitors on the homepage with funny llama.
Ben Battaglia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClearSlide

  • Call quality with CS has always been an issue in my two (2) years of experience with the platform. CS upgraded their phone provider in winter 2018, but the call quality has only been marginally improved from my perspective. Also, with the switch to a new phone provider, users are required to use a new conference line, access number, and a leader pin. The leader pin is new and adds an extra step to setting up a conference line, which seems unnecessary.
  • Content curation is probably my biggest issue with CS. With previous experience in a sales enablement company, I've seen how content can be curated to map to the seller's specific stage in a deal cycle, which is what most companies want. CS does not have this functionality from my perspective, and if it does, then overall curation capabilities are weak. Rather than curating content to match a seller's current point in a sales process, CS relies on surfacing content that is most popular or recently added. There is a search feature, which works well if you know what the collateral is called, but it is not scanning the content of documents to find what is most relevant. I equate the content feature of CS to a search that you would do in your computer's "Download" folder or even in Dropbox. If your company is smaller and only needs to surface a few pieces of collateral, then CS will work fine. If your organization is larger with large amounts of specific collateral, then I would look elsewhere.
  • The CS plugins for Outlook, Gmail, or your web browser are great ideas but executed poorly. The integrations have caused a lot of headaches for colleagues and me since their release. They have caused our email to close unexpectedly, content to not be linked properly, or emails to not be tracked. The idea for these integrations was to reduce the amount of time a seller has to jump between windows, which is awesome, but the integrations are full of glitches. One of the biggest glitches I've seen is how CS, Grammarly, and Outlook all work together. CS is always the component of those three that causes everything to freeze or crash. In short, the integrations are a great idea but executed poorly at this time.
Scott Isenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

  • Whenever there have been challenges with the product, the team has always been hungry to fix the issues that we raise.
  • In-platform reporting on conversion metrics can be improved. For example, it's not possible to report on business vs non business email capture rate (currently reported by our CSM every week), and to get the most detail about meetings that have been booked, you have to export data and review in Sheets/Excel. Drift responds quickly, and they're already working on this... so by the time you read this review, the reports will probably be fully functional in the platform.
Adrian Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ClearSlide

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Drift

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 7.7
Based on 29 answers
ClearSlide is embedded in our culture and in our organization. The sales and marketing teams use ClearSlide on a daily basis to share information and presentations as well as communicate "what is working." Our leadership uses the analytics to provide improved feedback and coaching regarding bottlenecks our representatives are experiencing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 6.3
Based on 5 answers
Its easy to use from a presenter's perspective. Its web based so anyone who can navigate Facebook can open a live pitch or shared file. This makes it easy to give live demos, share files, and share screens with out downloading any software or installing java patches
Matt Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

Drift 7.3
Based on 3 answers
The customer-facing usability is great, but managing drift from the back end can be challenging at times. This is mainly due to slow loading speeds when it comes to editing or viewing routing. Coupling this with no autosave function, changes are hard to make and can easily be lost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 7.9
Based on 8 answers
It wasn't 100% but it was better than our experience with GoToMeeting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 6.8
Based on 14 answers
I was mostly involved in the implementation process and syncing ClearSlide with Salesforce, and I would say the support was mostly average. It took a few times to get everything scheduled, and a lot of the process was left up to me. I was reading through the documents that they supplied. It wasn't complicated, but more direct support would have been appreciated.
Alex Brielmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

Drift 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Drift team has been remarkably responsive to me. From support reps available in-app, to my account manager committed to my long-term success, to regular connections and interactions with their leadership team. They have been wholeheartedly committed to answering every question and solving every issue so that we can succeed as a team, and I can succeed as a marketer!
Ben Battaglia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 8.0
Based on 2 answers
They do a good job
Douglas Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Web based so easy for them to configure account
Douglas Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ClearSlide

ClearSlide stacks up to be as good as any of the aforementioned tools. We selected Clearslide because of its ease of use and implementation. It did not take our team too long to get acclimated with how ClearSlide works and how they would be using it, allowing them to generate more meetings and more revenue.
David Cortez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

I have used a few different chat platforms, the most popular one being Intercom. They both have some similarities in functionalities and features. I have had more success with Drift and the calendar link/automation. I love the fact that a prospect can easily find my calendar link and book a demo without needing to speak with me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ClearSlide

ClearSlide 9.1
Based on 1 answer
This product ROCKS!!!! ClearSlide shortened my sales cycle by over 50% by enabling to jump right into a LIVE demo on an initial client call so I don't have to waste time scheduling a demo at later date. People are busy and finding a time to schedule a call can take days or weeks
Kyle McDonald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ClearSlide

  • Has helped us close more deals because of the easy "on the fly" screen share
  • Also, you get a notification when people view your information so having that, I have followed up shortly after and closed the deal
  • Helps my team with all external presentations
Max J. Kouris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

  • Save time by allowing your inbound audience to access what they want immediately through Drift bots.
  • Reducing friction you will increase your inbound audience engagement traffic.
  • With Drift, our company has increased our qualified sales meetings booked more than 3x than when we used forms.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

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