GridBuddy Connect vs. Seismic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GridBuddy Connect
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
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
Seismic
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Seismic is a recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement. The vendor's value proposition is that their solution equips global sales teams with the knowledge, messaging, and automatically personalized content proven to be the most effective for any buyer interaction. Additionally, the vendor says powerful content intelligence and analytics enable marketers to prove and improve their impact on the bottom line, revealing what is really driving revenue and what needs to be…N/A
Pricing
GridBuddy ConnectSeismic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GridBuddy ConnectSeismic
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
GridBuddy ConnectSeismic
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(13 ratings)
8.1
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(32 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GridBuddy ConnectSeismic
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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Seismic
Seismic excels at being a one-stop shop for all content that is relevant to salespeople and the deal cycles they work through. It does a great job not only making content and training readily available but also at distributing the right content at the right time/for the right scenario. Based on my experience with the tool, this was a go-to for many reps (myself included) because it saved us so much time. Rather than sifting through documents and collateral, we could easily find what we needed in a matter of moments.
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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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Seismic
  • Seismic allows for one location to store all relevant content so that associates are not having to spend as much time searching for what they need.
  • Seismic provides the ability to fully customize content such that one template can serve many needs with the simple ability to answer questions that drive the customization in the content. This customization can range from simple to quite complex depending on your level of expertise with the tool.
  • Seismic provides a lot of flexibility when it comes to organizing your content and how to make the experience of accessing that content unique to the needs of each user in the system.
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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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Seismic
  • Adding more integration points and use cases with Salesforce would be good to have
  • Navigating to a specific resource gets cumbersome sometimes especially with lots of content
  • Bulk user operations and taking actions on behalf of other users would be good to have as well
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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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Seismic
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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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Seismic
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Validity
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Seismic
Seismic's support team has been exceptional at providing support when an issue has come up, or when we have had questions regarding the platform. They have responded quickly, and I feel as if they truly try to find a solution to the quickest of their abilities. My team and I truly feel supported when it comes to reaching out to Seismic.
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Implementation Rating
Validity
GridBuddy was very easy to implement
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Seismic
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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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Seismic
Savo, Google Drive, Shared folders Savo - was best in class a long time ago (and has since been bought by Seismic) - but required a lot of administrative work to setup and maintain. I had three people working on it full time to create pages and managing content. Shared folders and google drive are good to share content, but terrible at searching and tagging (not fully indexed and no tagging)
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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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Seismic
  • We can quickly generate product-specific proposals.
  • We've experienced repeated frustrations while trying to edit/update the LiveDoc.
  • Errors in LiveDoc coding have occasionally produced errors in the generated proposals where certain fields (Customer Name, for example) should have been automatically completed but were not.
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ScreenShots

GridBuddy Connect Screenshots

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

Seismic Screenshots

Screenshot of Seismic's interface can be customized for every sales team.Screenshot of Content can be organized and displayed in a host of ways, such as Most Popular, Favorites, or divided by content type or opportunity stage.Screenshot of Seismic's LiveDocs Technology facilitates personalization at scale and has been shown to save clients upwards of 98 percent in time spent creating content.Screenshot of WorkSpace, Seismic's virtual forum for sales, allows sales teams to come together and perfect content for those most important meetings.Screenshot of Real-time analytics allow sales reps to see which pieces of content have been engaged with by which prospects and for how long.