GridBuddy Connect vs. Scratchpad

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GridBuddy Connect
Score 8.0 out of 10
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GridBuddy Connect, from Validity, is a data productivity platform that keeps teams more focused on growing the business rather than updating data. GridBuddy Connect combines data from separate systems into an editable, spreadsheet-simple view. Users finally have all insights they need in one place, and they can engage confidently using the right data.N/A
Scratchpad
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Scratchpad is a productivity tool for account executives, built for sales to update Salesforce, take sales notes, and daily todos. The software can be installed as a Google Chrome plugin or as a web application. It connects to Salesforce and provides an interface where sales professionals can keep all their notes, process workflows, spreadsheets, and tasks. Co-founders Pouyan Salehi and Cyrus Karbassiyoon started the company in San Francisco, California in 2019.
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per month
Pricing
GridBuddy ConnectScratchpad
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
user / month *up to five users per company
Premium
$19
per user / month (billed annually)
Team
$39
user / month (billed annually)
Business
Custom pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GridBuddy ConnectScratchpad
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
GridBuddy ConnectScratchpad
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(13 ratings)
9.6
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
GridBuddy ConnectScratchpad
Likelihood to Recommend
Validity
1. Making broad changes to data, like moving ownership of records from one user to another for a new Sales Rep or a moved Sales Rep. 2. Making broad changes to data for product changes, product introductions and such (product naming changes, product description changes, etc.). I recently had to make a change to the name of a Product Option. Product Options are a sub-object related to Product. This name change was in 22 places. Okay, 18 [is] not a lot, but to make this change individually 22 times is still very tedious and takes too much of my time. Instead, I set up my Grid with the Object and sub-Object and made all 22 changes at once with a mass change. Piece of cake. And I don't have to go back to several of the records to see if the change was made successfully (something you have to do with Dataloader). I could see the effective change all at once on my Grid screen.
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Scratchpad, Inc.
Frankly, if I can do something in Scratchpad instead of Salesforce, I prefer Scratchpad because it's faster, easier, simpler, with a much more readable and useable interface. Salesforce has been getting requests to allow font size modification for over a decade and hasn't even done that. That's what sent me looking for something like Scratchpad. I sort of view it as a much more user-friendly UI to layover SF. It's faster and less frustrating than SF for frequent daily activities. It's great for creating notes and tracking tasks at a basic level in a much more user friendly environment than Salesforce. But it interacts w/ SF, which is great!
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Pros
Validity
  • Reshapes the user Interface into an intuitive, clean, easy and thoughtful way, meaning Salesforce can be practically used for applications that (in my Opinion) salesforce was never designed for.
  • Mass updates are a God send, Leaving quick and meaningful notes, setting up meetings with clients or upcoming calls to maintain contact, all from the same screen without information overload... a real achievement.
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Scratchpad, Inc.
  • Scratchpad notes are super easy to use and link to Salesforce Opportunities.
  • Allows you to update all the necessary Salesforce opportunity fields without going into Salesforce.
  • Easy to use Task manager that helps you stay on track through the day.
  • Extremely easy to use and their CS team is always willing to provide training and help.
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Cons
Validity
  • Does not allow users to create new Campaign Member records; we would like to be able to add multiple Campaign Member records to a Campaign in a Grid.
  • Does not allow users to create new Task records; we would like to be able to add multiple Tasks records related to the same user but multiple Opportunities and Contacts.
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Scratchpad, Inc.
  • When pulling in Salesforce reports, it doesn't have full ability to do grouping/sorting.
  • When looking at pipeline view there's not an ability to expand the default view to see more than 5 people per group.
  • It'd be nice if comments would go as a task rather than a buzz.
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Likelihood to Renew
Validity
- Easy of use - Visual nature of using the product (as compared to Dataloader) - Quickness of making changes/updates/edits to long lists of records, live and real-time
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Scratchpad, Inc.
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Usability
Validity
- Ease of use - Real-time and visible nature of making mass changes - Ease of setting up a Grid - Ease of filtering the Grid to see the records that I need to change
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Scratchpad, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Validity
GridBuddy was very easy to implement
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Scratchpad, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Validity
This is the 1st inline editing product we have tested. The only reason we would ever go with another product is the price.
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Scratchpad, Inc.
It doesn't. Scratchpad is more agile and much easier to use as a seller managing a large patch with lots of opportunities. SAP is robust but is far more complicated and involves a lot more inputs to get the same outputs that you can get with Scratchpad in half the time and effort.
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Return on Investment
Validity
  • Our sales executives save a lot of time reviewing all opportunities in a single editable view.
  • Gridbuddy improves the functionality of our CRM by allowing us to edit multiple opportunities in one place.
  • It is generally faster and easier to build a report in GridBuddy than it is in SAP C4C.
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Scratchpad, Inc.
  • I save many hours a week using Scratchpad to simply manage my tasks.
  • I no longer waste time waiting for SFDC to load.
  • I can easily create opps, adjust the pipeline, and check to see if someone is already prospecting into an account.
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ScreenShots

GridBuddy Connect Screenshots

Screenshot of Conditional formattingScreenshot of ForecastingScreenshot of ConnectorsScreenshot of Mass UpdateScreenshot of Multi-object inline editing