GridBuddy Connect vs. Shared Contacts for Gmail

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
Shared Contacts for Gmail
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Shared Contacts for Gmail enables Google Workspace (G-Suite) & Gmail users to create, manage, share team address books (labels) from anywhere (Gmail, Google Contacts, Mobile phones etc.). Define access permissions exactly like you would do with a Google Doc: View Only Edit Delete permission Re-share Transfer of ownership Access contacts shared from anywhere in a workspace (Gmail, Google Contacts, Calendar, Mobile phones etc.).…
$0.99
per user per month
Pricing
GridBuddy ConnectShared Contacts for Gmail
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Lite
$0.99
per user per month
Team
$1.79
per user per month
Business
$2.59
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GridBuddy ConnectShared Contacts for Gmail
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$0.99 per user per month
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GridBuddy ConnectShared Contacts for Gmail
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GridBuddy ConnectShared Contacts for Gmail
Small Businesses
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Shared Contacts for Gmail
Shared Contacts for Gmail
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Shared Contacts for Gmail
Shared Contacts for Gmail
Score 8.7 out of 10
Daylite
Daylite
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
GridBuddy ConnectShared Contacts for Gmail
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(13 ratings)
8.9
(6 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)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GridBuddy ConnectShared Contacts for Gmail
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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
Shared Contacts for Gmail is well suited for organizations that generate and coordinate long term partnerships and that have a big remote working component as a main form or working. It is less appropriate with organizations dedicated to sales and performance based ways of working. I would recommend it for medium size organizations.
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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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
  • Helps manage contact lists and distribution lists.
  • Eliminates the need for the use of an additional platform, like a CRM, to manage contacts.
  • Makes it easier to share contacts with a targeted audience with the flexibility to be selective about who the data is being shared with.
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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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
  • I have been looking for a way to share our contacts within our organization for a while now. This process really improves how we were doing it within Google Sheets.
  • My only negative is that it has taken so long for it to be functional within Google.
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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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
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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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
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Implementation Rating
Validity
GridBuddy was very easy to implement
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
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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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
My company used Zendesk Sell for a while, but the profiles weren't as manageable and easy accessed as Shared Contacts [for Gmail.] It resulted easier to update the contact information within Shared Contacts [for Gmail] and maintain the contact flow, than updating in Zendesk, and then manually go into gmail and continue the conversation. As well we don't use Shared Contacts [for Gmail] alone. We do accompany it with an internal operations system, were we manage the clients profile, but the combination between the two is perfect.
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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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Shared Contacts for Gmail
  • More contact with clients
  • Keeping track of contact information no matter the places
  • Clients like the familiarity that is created by the constant check on them
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ScreenShots

GridBuddy Connect Screenshots

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

Shared Contacts for Gmail Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily set the access permissions while sharing your Google ContactsScreenshot of Sync your shared contacts with just a clickScreenshot of Share contacts with ease