ClickDimensions vs. Sendblaster

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClickDimensions
Score 7.0 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
Sendblaster
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SendBlaster is the eponymous lean, list management / newsletter-centric email marketing software from the Italian company founded in 2006, basically for creating newsletters in a WYSIWYG editor and sending them out to the multitudes, with tools facilitating this: programmable tags, personalization, link checking, embedded image support, file importing, templates, and help from partner Mailstyler (free) for newsletter optimization and styling. Bulk mailing is managed for free with Sendblaster…N/A
Pricing
ClickDimensionsSendblaster
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClickDimensionsSendblaster
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ClickDimensionsSendblaster
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
3.9
10 Ratings
66% below category average
Sendblaster
8.6
2 Ratings
6% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor5.38 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Dynamic content4.010 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content1.410 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Landing pages1.710 Ratings10.01 Ratings
A/B testing3.710 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization1.710 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting4.610 Ratings9.52 Ratings
List management6.09 Ratings10.02 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
Sendblaster
-
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
Sendblaster
-
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
Sendblaster
-
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
Sendblaster
8.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Dashboards2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.09 Ratings8.01 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
Sendblaster
-
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
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User Ratings
ClickDimensionsSendblaster
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(10 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClickDimensionsSendblaster
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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Sendblaster
Sendblaster is a great tool for any environment. It's particularly good in organizations that do not have a full featured CRM that manages bulk email marketing and communication. Even if an organization has a great CRM, Sendblaster is still great for those marketing or communication campaigns that go out to recipients who are not already in the CRM, custom groups, bulk sending that you want to keep separate from your other CRM(s), etc.
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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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Sendblaster
  • Rendering HTML source code
  • Managing mailing lists
  • You can control the speed of email broadcasts
  • Ease of importing lists
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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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Sendblaster
  • The user interface could be more polished. It's very easy to use, but the appearance of the user interface looks a little old fashioned for a desktop software. Of course recipients don't see that interface, so that is not very consequential.
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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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Sendblaster
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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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Sendblaster
No answers on this topic
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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Sendblaster
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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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Sendblaster
Doesn't apply.
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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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Sendblaster
  • Customer service was greatly improved because of Sendblaster. We were able to design our communication exactly the way we wanted to improve communication effectiveness.
  • Sendblaster helped our brand because email recipients have been very impressed by the polished visual appearance of our outgoing messages, consistent branding and use of logo, wordmark, and other identifiers, etc.
  • We saved a lot of money with Sendblaster. Our organization can send unlimited messages, and the Sendblaster software we paid for places no limit on messages sent. So, since there are no ongoing subscription fees or volume fees after paying for the the software, we saved a lot. Other "software as a service" options would have cost a minimum of $50 per month, and potentially a lot more than that for high-volume email communication.
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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