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Score 9.5 out of 100

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkPoint Connect

LinkPoint is great for people who spend a lot of time working inside outlook. It allows you to update and add records directly from outlook and it has some built-in duplicate prevention which is nice if you don’t have duplicate prevention measures in place. It’s fast and stable. A lot of our users were unable to use SFO due to it crashing outlook.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

I can very easily see Salesforce being a valuable tool for more complex and longer sales cycles. If you're interacting with multiple contacts, departments, and tiers within a company this will give you the organization and powerful analytics you need. If you are working with the same contacts and accounts for long periods of time (sales cycles of several months or more) it might also be a good fit. Be ready to invest heavily is implementation and training from the very beginning. It is a complex tool that requires A LOT of thoughtful, careful, and thorough planning to be implemented successfully. It is not well suited to industries that change rapidly, where your contacts might be completely different today than they were last week or the business you were working with has closed. It does not make sense for a company who's sales goals rely very much on the volume of contract value. You will simply spend too much time on data entry that will, in the end, be unreliable.
Rhiannon Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.2
Scalability
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.8
Platform management overhead
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.3
Workflow engine capability
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.3
Platform access control
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.7
Services-enabled integration
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Development environment creation
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.1
Development environment replication
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.2
Issue monitoring and notification
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Issue recovery
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0

Pros

LinkPoint Connect

  • Very easy to use.
  • Easy to tag to contacts, accounts, and opportunities separately and at the same time.
  • Minimally invasive into the rest of my workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Reports and dashboards - I can build my own reports very easily to see upcoming renewals, first-year clients and so on. Then, I can create my own custom dashboard to track my favorite reports.
  • Opportunities and quotes - when I first started here we didn't use Opportunities for tracking renewals and upgrades. Now, it's easy to see what I'm working on and when ready I just add the products to a quote and it sends it to our billing for really fast invoice creation. It used to take me hours to do this and now it's seconds.
  • I love using activities - it keeps me organized and up to date on all my accounts that I manage. Plus, I can create future tasks so I don't forget to reach out.
  • I can send mass emails to any group of clients and I can create nice email templates with "placeholders" which allow me to use the first name of the main point of contact across hundreds of organizations. Again, this saves me lots of time.
Kristin Sours | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkPoint Connect

  • Installation is a bit tricky for non tech savvy users.
  • Ability to sort/filter search results when looking for additional records.
  • The ability to mass create multiple contacts/leads from an email would be nice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • It can be a bit buggy at times, like randomly not letting you save or making you refresh the page or do the same action, and then it will save.
  • Bugs really are the main issue here. Otherwise it's great with reporting!
Alexa Terry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LinkPoint Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 6.7
Based on 3 answers
This builds off a number of things I have already mentioned. This question completely depends on the competence of the developer. This makes the user friendliness of the UI 50/50. However if you have the ability I would say it is quite UI friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LinkPoint Connect

LinkPoint Connect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had to use the support team, which probably means the product works well!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 7.5
Based on 17 answers
Salesforce's support is top-notch. They have subject-matter experts that are accessible at all times to address needs as they come up. They let you know in advance when there are system updates and enhancements so that you are prepared for upcoming changes. I've never had an issue that wasn't addressed immediately when reaching out for support.
Shanna Kostopulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LinkPoint Connect

Cirrus Insight was a huge fail for us as it searched and pulled in matching records looking at all custom and standard email fields. We have a lot of emails fields that contained employee email addresses (for notifications) so it pulled in records that didn’t match making the results hard to search through.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce is the premeire product. Period. The others are cheaper and less capable, they may fulfill your organisation's needs but you will always be looking at Salesforce with wishful eyes. If you are a company that needs to bootstrap then spend the time to evaluate your options. If you are a growing company with plenty of funding it is best to provide your sales team with the best platform you can afford because switching out CRM's is second in complexity to swapping out an ERP.
Jonathan Justin Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkPoint Connect

  • It provides transparency into your outbound communication with customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • ROI - It allows us to handle billing and see if the client is being charged the correct amount so our books stay balanced.
  • Communication - It allows for all of our workers to see the notes of previous representatives so that no one is in the dark when re-engaging.
  • A negative would be that it is difficult to merge marketing initiatives, so unless someone uploads the Excel sheet of leads into the system (which is easier said than done) there could be duplications of effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LinkPoint Connect

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$16*

* per user per year

LinkPoint Connect Editions & Modules

Edition
LinkPoint Connect for Outlook + Salesforce$1921
LinkPoint Connect for IBM Notes + Salesforce$2281
LinkPoint Connect for Outlook + Microsoft Dynamics CRM$1921
LinkPoint Connect for IBM Notes + Microsoft Dynamics CRM$2281
  1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
Subscriptions are billed annually. Discounts available for non-profits. Volume discounts available. LinkPoint Connect Solutions are available for Outlook and IBM Notes users. These include preconfigured implementations for Advologix, Apto, Apttus, FinancialForce.com, Jobscience, Navatar, Pardot, Salesforce Shield, and TaskRay.

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

General

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkPoint Connect
9.5
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9

Usability

LinkPoint Connect
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
6.7

Support Rating

LinkPoint Connect
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.5

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