ClearSlide vs. HubSpot Sales Hub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClearSlide
Score 8.9 out of 10
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ClearSlide enables sales and marketing teams to find content, communicate it whether in-person, on the phone or through email, and get insights into how customers engage, with the goal of helping sales and marketing teams make every interaction count and create amazing customer experiences. ClearSlide is a system of engagement for sales, marketing & services teams. For managers and leaders, ClearSlide provides engagement dashboards to improve deal visibility, coaching, and stronger…N/A
HubSpot Sales Hub
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
HubSpot Sales Hub is designed to eliminate friction by bringing tools and data together on one platform. The solution boasts email tracking and templates, and call tracking & recording.N/A
Pricing
ClearSlideHubSpot Sales Hub
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClearSlideHubSpot Sales Hub
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ClearSlideHubSpot Sales Hub
Considered Both Products
ClearSlide
Chose ClearSlide
Clearslide is probably the best choice of the different programs I've used specifically for engagement tracking and presentation insights.
HubSpot Sales Hub
Chose HubSpot Sales Hub
We actually use or have used pieces of Engagio (still using for ABM), ClearSlide and Intercom but we ended up migrating all of our team members to HubSpot sales because it covered all of our needs (email tracking, document tracking, etc.) and more - like scheduling meetings …
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ClearSlideHubSpot Sales Hub
Small Businesses
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
Paperflite
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
ClearSlideHubSpot Sales Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(55 ratings)
9.0
(118 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(29 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
6.3
(5 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Availability
7.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.8
(14 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(6 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClearSlideHubSpot Sales Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
Bigtincan
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.
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HubSpot
HubSpot Sales Hub is perfect for my role in the software world. Any SaaS company should use HubSpot Sales Hub to keep track of their deals and accounts. I don't have much experience working in other industries with HubSpot Sales Hub, but I'm sure that there are some use cases where smaller companies that don't need as many tech integrations would find HubSpot Sales Hub as over kill.
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Pros
Bigtincan
  • 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.
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HubSpot
  • The sales funnel makes it easy to predict and track how sales development is going.
  • It enables us to run all our businesses as a single unified solution using a single system from the ground up.
  • It's the catalyst for our digital transformation and works well with HubSpot and other marketing systems.
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Cons
Bigtincan
  • 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.
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HubSpot
  • I find the interface to be a bit unorganized and sometimes the information added about projects looks clogged which sometimes makes it difficult to access specific information.
  • Sometimes we have to deal with different currencies because we have clients all over the world but the exchange rate tool is not always accurate, causing us to slow down our work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bigtincan
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.
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HubSpot
Ease of use, ease of customizability, and ease of 3rd-party integration, especially to LinkedIn Navigator, all play a vital role in our increasing reliance of HubSpot Sales for our growing sales team. Also taking into account the great training and support for HubSpot Sales available from HubSpot, including HubSpot Academy.
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Usability
Bigtincan
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
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HubSpot
Since we launched HubSpot Sales Hub into our organisation's tech stack, we've experienced a smooth transition and implementation process for those using this solution. The ease of use and the interface experience is amazing and that was a main priority for us in the purchasing phase. So far, we've been nothing but very happy with the support, implementation, and ongoing development of our sales team adapting to the solution. Highly recommend it for usability and functionality!
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Reliability and Availability
Bigtincan
It wasn't 100% but it was better than our experience with GoToMeeting.
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HubSpot
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Support Rating
Bigtincan
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.
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HubSpot
Oh my goodness HubSpot Support is just amazing. I submitted a question/issue to them yesterday and by this morning I had this response:
"Hi Stephanie, I hope this finds you well and thanks so much for your patience while I was working to update the extension with my team. We were actually able to push through an update yesterday afternoon which set the default lifecycle stage to lead in the sidebar. If you take a look now, that should be in place. If it has not updated yet, I would recommend uninstalling and re-installing the sales extension so an updated version and be pushed through. Again, I want to say that I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to reach out to us and help us iron this out. HubSpot really values constructive feedback with real use-case backing to help push it along. So, thank you!"
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Online Training
Bigtincan
They do a good job
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HubSpot
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Bigtincan
Web based so easy for them to configure account
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HubSpot
It was not only SUPER easy to implement, we had some amazing support from HubSpot. They scheduled a call to go over each individual tool with our team and provided guidance and best practices plus answered any questions are new users had. It was wonderful and really helped them get started confidently
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Alternatives Considered
Bigtincan
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.
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HubSpot
Mostly my experience was with Buildertrend. It's a great platform for jobs in construction. It does everything we need and we will likely stick with it forever. BUT... We did not feel that it has anything compared to Hubspot in terms of Sales and Marketing Tools. Buildertrend is fantastic for official, contracted, construction jobs that are being completed but not so much for the massive pool of thousands of leads coming and going. It just would never keep up with Hubspot Sales Hub or Marketing Hub.
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Scalability
Bigtincan
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
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HubSpot
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Return on Investment
Bigtincan
  • 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
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HubSpot
  • Positively it allows us to keep track of all our clients so that we don't miss anything and lose a potential client. So we can handle more clients at the same time.
  • Our old CRM allowed us to automatize a lot of email follow ups, with HubSpot the functionality is there you just have to pay more to have it.
  • Everything is more organized and following our process through HubSpot we have been able to close more deals than in years before.
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