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Attribute Ratings

  • LinkPoint Connect is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • ClearSlide and LinkPoint Connect are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ClearSlide

90%
55 Ratings
9.0

LinkPoint Connect

90%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.7

ClearSlide

77%
29 Ratings

LinkPoint Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.3

ClearSlide

63%
5 Ratings

LinkPoint Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

7.9

ClearSlide

79%
8 Ratings

LinkPoint Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

ClearSlide

100%
2 Ratings

LinkPoint Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.8

ClearSlide

68%
14 Ratings
10.0

LinkPoint Connect

100%
2 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

ClearSlide

80%
2 Ratings

LinkPoint Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

ClearSlide

90%
6 Ratings

LinkPoint Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

ClearSlide

91%
1 Rating

LinkPoint Connect

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

LinkPoint Connect

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.
Rick Harris | 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

LinkPoint Connect

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

LinkPoint Connect

  • 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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ClearSlide

General

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

Starting Price

ClearSlide Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

LinkPoint Connect

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$16

Starting Price

$192 per user, per year

LinkPoint Connect Editions & Modules

Edition
LinkPoint Connect for Outlook + Salesforce$1921
LinkPoint Connect for IBM Notes + Salesforce$2281
LinkPoint Connect for Outlook + Microsoft Dynamics CRM$1921
LinkPoint Connect for IBM Notes + Microsoft Dynamics CRM$2281
  1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
Subscriptions 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.

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

LinkPoint Connect

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

LinkPoint Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

LinkPoint Connect

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

LinkPoint Connect

LinkPoint Connect 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Never had to use the support team, which probably means the product works well!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ClearSlide

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

LinkPoint Connect

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

LinkPoint Connect

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

LinkPoint Connect

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.
Rick Harris | 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

LinkPoint Connect

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

LinkPoint Connect

  • Activity history tracking. Our users send most of their emails from outlook.
  • Contact and lead creation.
  • Visibility of all associated records.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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