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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectAndSell

If your organization relies on outbound leads through cold calling, this is a great tool for you. ConnectAndSell definitely made the associate's jobs easier at our company and allowed them to produce greater output than they could have done manually without such a tool. This tool is less appropriate if cold calling isn't a big part of your company's lead generation efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

Drift is creating a renaissance with a platform that prioritizes conversations. It's hard for me to imagine a more meaningful channel on which to develop valuable relationships with future customers. Drift has enabled us to make significant progress on all of our primary marketing and sales objectives including improving the buyer experience, leveraging our unique brand, better aligning sales and marketing, and improving conversion from the website.
Ben Battaglia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Preview Dialer

ConnectAndSell
8.7
Drift
Contact preview
ConnectAndSell
9.1
Drift
Dialer-CRM integration
ConnectAndSell
8.2
Drift
Call notes & tags
ConnectAndSell
8.7
Drift
Automatic call logging
ConnectAndSell
8.8
Drift

Core Dialer

ConnectAndSell
8.8
Drift
Outbound dialing
ConnectAndSell
9.2
Drift
Inbound routing
ConnectAndSell
9.3
Drift
Custom caller ID
ConnectAndSell
8.3
Drift
Click-to-call
ConnectAndSell
8.6
Drift
Recorded voicemail drop
ConnectAndSell
9.3
Drift
Dialer contact import
ConnectAndSell
8.7
Drift
Campaign & list management
ConnectAndSell
8.5
Drift

Call Follow-up and Quality Assurance

ConnectAndSell
7.9
Drift
Follow-up calls
ConnectAndSell
8.4
Drift
Dialer reporting & analytics
ConnectAndSell
7.3
Drift
Dialer compliance
ConnectAndSell
8.1
Drift

Pros

ConnectAndSell

  • Builds lead lists.
  • Maximizes connections with prospects.
  • Provides guidance for how to approach future prospects.
  • Leaves strategic voicemails for prospects.
  • Sends emails based on programmable metrics.
Leo Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

  • 24/7/365 site coverage with the AI bot - it’s like cloning your best SDR and having them available to engage buyers across the entire site all of time
  • Efficiently qualify and route prospect conversations to connect with the right buyers while avoiding the wrong buyers
  • Conversational landing pages are a quick and easy way to create engaging content
  • Accelerate top-of-funnel speed with ABM functionality that notifies reps about active prospects and target accounts so they can proactively engage them in real time
  • Removes friction by automating the process of booking meetings directly in a rep’s calendar
Ryan McCurdy, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectAndSell

  • One thing that's been difficult about Connect and Sell is some people can tell you've been patched through so if you can work past the initial conversation it ends up working great.
  • The system has worked great with outreach which we've integrated our contacts directly into the system. Because of this the connection between outreach and connect and sell don't always communicate calls and metrics which are crucial for us to know conversion rates.
  • We had a hard time getting the system implemented quickly and working the way we wanted it to. Because of the implementation specialist we were working with problems weren't solved quickly rather they were worked through quickly however they were solved.
Kevin Knudsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

  • Whenever there have been challenges with the product, the team has always been hungry to fix the issues that we raise.
  • In-platform reporting on conversion metrics can be improved. For example, it's not possible to report on business vs non business email capture rate (currently reported by our CSM every week), and to get the most detail about meetings that have been booked, you have to export data and review in Sheets/Excel. Drift responds quickly, and they're already working on this... so by the time you read this review, the reports will probably be fully functional in the platform.
Adrian Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectAndSell

ConnectAndSell 8.2
Based on 1 answer
For the right reps who are good at talking to prospects who aren't expecting their call, this is a no brainer.
Steve Richard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

ConnectAndSell

No score
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Drift

Drift 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Drift was extremely easy for both our demand gen team and SDR to jump right into. It was feature rich and purpose-built for marketers—it was remarkably easy to connect our marketing automation, CRM, and more to the platform and get everything to work together. Now the ability to create digital experiences and conversation landing pages is democratized—empowering our team to do better work and provide better prospect/customer experience.
Ben Battaglia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConnectAndSell

ConnectAndSell 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I have had a few support calls with their people. They are totally reachable and helpful, sharing screens, controlling my screen, showing why things happened, not just correcting it. If you have an issue with the software, let them help. They are there for you, and they are friendly, accessible, and happy to do their job.
Leo Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

Drift 9.1
Based on 2 answers
The Drift team has been remarkably responsive to me. From support reps available in-app, to my account manager committed to my long-term success, to regular connections and interactions with their leadership team. They have been wholeheartedly committed to answering every question and solving every issue so that we can succeed as a team, and I can succeed as a marketer!
Ben Battaglia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConnectAndSell

With Outreachr, you have the old school version of dialing, waiting, hanging up etc. ConnectAndSell is a much more efficient tool when it is running in full swing. Unfortunately, the implementation team spent the majority of the introduction trying to teach us how to sell instead of showing us how to work their product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

Drift is the best tool in the chatbot market. If you are going to get rid of forms and switch to chatbots, or at least hybrid the two, then you need to go with Drift. They integrate better, build better, and are so far ahead of their competitors in terms of functionality.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConnectAndSell

  • We did not have a positive experience with ConnectAndSell from an ROI perspective.
  • ConnectAndSell did not have a give us a positive result on our business objective.
  • We did have a great sale to start transition, and that support was good. However, ongoing support was frustrating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drift

  • Drift has allowed us to capture more MQLs since we started using it.
  • Drift has increased customer satisfaction with our services since it enabled real-time support and communication with them.
  • Drift has allowed us to spend less time supporting users or replying to user questions, and spend more time on critical business issues, while maintaining the same level of support for our customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConnectAndSell

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$6,000*

* Diagnostic Evaluation incluses unlimited use for two named users for one month.

Drift

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectAndSell
7.9
Drift
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectAndSell
8.2
Drift

Usability

ConnectAndSell
Drift
8.6

Support Rating

ConnectAndSell
10.0
Drift
9.1

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