ClickDimensions vs. Gist

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClickDimensions
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
ClickDimensions is an email marketing and marketing automation platform for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Features include email marketing, web tracking, lead scoring, social discovery, campaign tracking, and form capture.N/A
Gist
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Gist is a unified marketing, sales, and support platform. It includes live chat, a help desk, knowledge base, email marketing, marketing automation, opt-in forms, and more.
$29
per month
Pricing
ClickDimensionsGist
Editions & Modules
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Professional
$29.00
per month
Premium
$99.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClickDimensionsGist
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ClickDimensionsGist
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
3.9
10 Ratings
66% below category average
Gist
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor5.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content4.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content1.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages1.710 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing3.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization1.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting4.610 Ratings00 Ratings
List management6.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences6.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
4.7
10 Ratings
49% below category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading5.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks4.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
2.5
7 Ratings
101% below category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Calendaring4.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing1.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
5.5
3 Ratings
31% below category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration3.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
2.6
9 Ratings
97% below category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Dashboards2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
4.4
10 Ratings
53% below category average
Gist
-
Ratings
API1.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals1.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM7.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Chat Analytics and Reports
Comparison of Chat Analytics and Reports features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Gist
8.6
2 Ratings
3% below category average
Chat history and transcripts00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Chat reporting00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Chat and web analytics00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
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User Ratings
ClickDimensionsGist
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(10 ratings)
9.6
(112 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(3 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClickDimensionsGist
Likelihood to Recommend
ClickDimensions
ClickDimensions is great for SMB companies looking for an easy to use, robust platform especially in situations where there are only a few people within the Marketing Department.
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Gist
If your marketing model is selling products, services, or SAAS where you are doing inbound marketing and your website will do most of the lead generation and conversion, this is a great product. From live chat, support, event tracking, and automation, you could almost put your entire business on autopilot. If your marketing model is mostly outreach to cold leads and conversion, this software currently does not have any type of sales stages or task generation. I would still use Gist for website inbound but use another software for outreach and cold leads then when they become a lead put them into Gist for marketing automation.
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Pros
ClickDimensions
  • The nurture campaign builder was great. Easy to use and to follow along with.
  • The drop and drag editor was easy to use and you could start using it with no training.
  • I always like when a service offers a certification for their product. ClickDimensions training was easy to follow, gave good content/tips/tricks and really helped me learn the platform.
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Gist
  • Customer service via a unified inbox so you dont have to separately monitor your twitter, Facebook or IG account for consumer communication there. Gist unified all into one inbox, better than anyone else I've seen in the market. They archive all communications and tie them back to a single user so you get unified customer history / data.
  • Marketing segmentation and automation: they track user history and behavior across the site and have super detailed segmenting capability, on par with ActiveCampaign's, but better I'd say. Better UI for the marketing admin person, and more unified data than in AC.
  • Live chat and chatbot. Usually it's either one or the other but with Gist you can do both seamlessly.
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Cons
ClickDimensions
  • Creating lists based on customer email behaviour was technically possible, but in practise nearly impossible
  • Managing customer preferences and subscriptions felt extremely convoluted
  • Interfaces generally not intuitive
  • Reporting was not in the class of competitors
  • Deliverability - seems like in onboarding basic things weren't checked off. We really needed a platform expert to implement.
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Gist
  • Plan limits can be confusing. For example, there is a monthly charge for support and a monthly charge for "growth," plus there's a separate charge depending on how many contacts and seats you have. Perhaps this is normal in the industry, but it can make it a little challenging to understand the bill every month.
  • The vast amount of features means development will never be as fast as you'd like it to be (even though they release updates all the time). This may not actually be a valid concern, and it certainly isn't unique to Gist (who doesn't have a wishlist they're waiting on their favorite SaaS to get to?), but I do believe the likelihood of being stuck without your desired feature being developed goes up a lot as the product gets bigger and bigger.
  • Email deliverability has been less than perfect in the past, but it has improved drastically in the last year.
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Likelihood to Renew
ClickDimensions
I see no reason for us to deprecate use at this point. It is important for us as a business to maintain our partnership with them and keep on the pulse of leading technology. ClickDimensions is a marketplace leader for the world of marketing automation, and in coordination with CRM, it's all the more relevant.
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Gist
Gist is a quite reliable service with a lot of added values. We don't need to pay for different Saas for these important features. If I had an issue the team was super responsive and helpful, that is essential for every business. The email delivery is great, so virtually no email has landed into spam folder
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Usability
ClickDimensions
I want to stay neutral. It's not that this product doesn't have appealing features or capabilities, it's that they aren't consistent and stable. So you lose data or your data is not accurate. Or some connection fails and the workflow doesn't trigger as it is supposed to, or the visits or clicks or other metrics contain bad data one month, then the next they're back to normal. This company needs to focus on getting their core product right and not on new features.
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Gist
It’s pretty simple, but it does a lot so there are more complicated features which depend on an individuals ability for software implementation. I am not an IT expert and I’ve managed to implement everything myself, others that are more tech-minded may find everything easier.
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Support Rating
ClickDimensions
You submit a ticket and they will always come back asking for more information. So the next time you try to be proactive and add that information to the original ticket, but then they come back and ask for something else. It gets to the point where you have to believe it is a stall tactic. You ask for more detail into their processes and you get the runaround. 9 times out of ten they will point the finger at Dynamics 365 as the culprit. It is like pulling teeth to get to Tier 2 support and then the questions start all over again, even if you send screenshots.
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Gist
Fantastic support. Ask a question, get an answer within 24 hours every time. And sometimes within a few minutes. They've always come through for me, helpful and, even when it's an issue on my end, they point me in the right direction.
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Alternatives Considered
ClickDimensions
Clickdimensions is severely impeded by its integration into Dynamics CRM. Consequently it lacks the Intuitiveness of HubSpot, and the straightforward usability of MailChimp. It is a perfect system if you want to exist entirely within Dynamics, but it requires a high degree of expertise in Dynamics to get maximum value out of it. We're currently migrating to HubSpot, and while the initial integration is proving challenging, I already sense we will be able to deliver a lot more of our marketing goals much more easily, and see an ROI.
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Gist
Gist combines all our previous products into one application and adds many more features that would require more apps. Gist is excellent and a no-brainer all-in-one application when compared to having to manage multiple applications at higher cost. The support from the whole Gist team has been extremely responsive.
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Return on Investment
ClickDimensions
  • Tracking Email Engagement by customer is much easier. Real Time Stats/Email Engagement Report already built in.
  • Lead scoring helps develop more qualified leads.
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Gist
  • They are perfect for me as a someone who needs a lot of bang for the buck. The chat messenger device on my website alone has brought me new prospects that I did not have to spend money recruiting.
  • I am able to save hours of time with the automated emails that are GDPR compliant.
  • I don't have to pay for a designer to have excellent looking emails either.
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ScreenShots

ClickDimensions Screenshots

Screenshot of Create email templates inside Dynamics CRM with our drag and drop email editorScreenshot of Collect contact and lead data through web forms and landing pagesScreenshot of Build multi-channel, automated campaigns using an easy drag and drop interfaceScreenshot of View your marketing performance at a glance right inside DynamicsScreenshot of Use reporting to accurately measure your sales and marketing campaigns

Gist Screenshots

Screenshot of Live ChatScreenshot of Email MarketingScreenshot of Marketing Automation WorkflowsScreenshot of Knowledge BaseScreenshot of Meetings