ClearSlide vs. LinkPoint Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClearSlide
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
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
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
ClearSlideLinkPoint 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
ClearSlideLinkPoint Connect
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
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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User Ratings
ClearSlideLinkPoint Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
6.7
(56 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(29 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
7.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.8
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClearSlideLinkPoint Connect
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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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
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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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
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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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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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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LinkPoint360
No answers on this topic
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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LinkPoint360
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Bigtincan
It wasn't 100% but it was better than our experience with GoToMeeting.
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LinkPoint360
No answers on this topic
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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LinkPoint360
Never had to use the support team, which probably means the product works well!
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Online Training
Bigtincan
They do a good job
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LinkPoint360
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Bigtincan
Web based so easy for them to configure account
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LinkPoint360
No answers on this topic
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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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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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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LinkPoint360
No answers on this topic
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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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

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