Drift vs. Sugar Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Drift
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Drift is presented as a human-centric, AI-powered buyer engagement platform, a platform that automatically listens, understands and learns from buyers to provide individualized and human experiences at every touchpoint of the buying journey. The platform helps businesses translate conversational data and buyer behavior into deeper customer relationships, and also modernizes the B2B website experience. According to the vendor,…N/A
Sugar Connect
Score 6.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
SugarCRM’s Sugar Connect (formerly Collabspot) is a sales email tracking tool specifically targeting Gmail’s integration with SugarCRM. Sugar Connect offers email syncing, archiving, and tracking to help sales reps track and manage customer data. It also provides some automation within the interactions between Gmail and SugarCRM, and sales reporting and analytics on prospects’ interactions with emails. The platform can also track prospects’ social media activity data.N/A
Pricing
DriftSugar Connect
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DriftSugar Connect
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DriftSugar Connect
Chat Analytics and Reports
Comparison of Chat Analytics and Reports features of Product A and Product B
Drift
9.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Sugar Connect
-
Ratings
Chat history and transcripts9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Chat reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Chat and web analytics9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DriftSugar Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(52 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DriftSugar Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
Drift
It is recommended for any company; it is a comprehensive tool for teams interested in strengthening business management and improving efficiency. It allows you to automatically schedule support with customers, thus saving a lot of time. Large companies can establish a chat and communication between potential customers, answering their questions quickly; allow you to monitor and track your leads and new leads, to make it fully functional, it has a very affordable value so that it can be used in all companies, it will not affect their economic aspects.
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SugarCRM
It is a fantastic and very useful application. It has many customization options, but it does not have the power that a giant company requires.
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Pros
Drift
  • Easy to implement - we were up on our site in hours.
  • Increases the volume and quality of buyer conversations - visitors get to value faster and qualify themselves by chatting in.
  • Surfaces relevant experiences and content to people faster based on targeted use cases.
  • Brings your brand to the prospect experience to stand out in the market. For example, our mascot Ollie Llama welcoming visitors on the homepage with funny llama.
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SugarCRM
  • Makes saving emails in SugarCRM really easy
  • Flexible as to which types of records you can save to
  • Accurate reporting on opens and clicks
  • Easily add new records to SugarCRM from Gmail inbox
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Cons
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.
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SugarCRM
  • The payment plan that Collabspot provides does not have many advantages over the free plan.
  • The scores do not reflect the true assessment towards clients and candidates.
  • Mail templates have an outdated design.
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Usability
Drift
The customer-facing usability is great, but managing drift from the back end can be challenging at times. This is mainly due to slow loading speeds when it comes to editing or viewing routing. Coupling this with no autosave function, changes are hard to make and can easily be lost.
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SugarCRM
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Drift
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!
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SugarCRM
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Alternatives Considered
Drift
I have used a few different chat platforms, the most popular one being Intercom. They both have some similarities in functionalities and features. I have had more success with Drift and the calendar link/automation. I love the fact that a prospect can easily find my calendar link and book a demo without needing to speak with me.
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SugarCRM
Very similar. Two different layouts for two totally different systems. Collabspot/Sugar is my primary system, but when I was an SDR, I used HubSpot for prospecting primarily because of email automation. Now that I'm a Territory Manager, I don't use HubSpot much anymore as my time is filled up with partners and clients--I do less "hunting" these days than I did as an SDR. Our company uses SugarCRM and Collabspot is integrated so I use Collabspot almost exclusively now. Right tool for the right job, I guess.
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Return on Investment
Drift
  • Save time by allowing your inbound audience to access what they want immediately through Drift bots.
  • Reducing friction you will increase your inbound audience engagement traffic.
  • With Drift, our company has increased our qualified sales meetings booked more than 3x than when we used forms.
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SugarCRM
  • The staff that enters is of guaranteed quality.
  • Customers can respond to our requests quickly.
  • The staff of the administration is much more committed to their work.
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ScreenShots

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Sugar Connect Screenshots

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