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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nimble

Nimble is well suited for businesses with up 50 employees wanting to ensure that their users can see all contact with a person in the database, whether they are using a desktop, notebook or mobile device. This helps to build better relationships with contacts and answer questions.Nimble is easy to integrate with 150+ apps due to PieSync being its native 2-way sync integration tool. This reduces duplication of data and saves time in its management. It also helps with businesses looking to integrate with tools like Xero or Quickbooks accounting, and with marketing automation tools like 366 Degrees and Mailchimp.It's perhaps not ideal for businesses wanting to segregate data between divisions or business units. However, this can be managed by taking subscriptions under different business units and the addition of staff subscriptions.
Ross Keating | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

I am not an end-user but use Slate as an "outsider" since I'm in IT. I use it to verify data coming to and from our SIS PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. That being said, I think it is robust and easy for most to use. It is clearly seen as the "Best in Breed" for CRM/Recruiting/Admissions systems. I am a firm believer in going with such systems. There are strength and power in numbers. Technolutions is rather nimble and responsive with updates and addressing needs.
Michele Thibodeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Nimble
7.6
Technolutions Slate
7.7
Customer data management / contact management
Nimble
9.6
Technolutions Slate
6.9
Workflow management
Nimble
7.7
Technolutions Slate
7.7
Territory management
Nimble
7.1
Technolutions Slate
9.9
Opportunity management
Nimble
7.6
Technolutions Slate
6.1
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Nimble
9.1
Technolutions Slate
7.1
Contract management
Nimble
5.9
Technolutions Slate
10.0
Quote & order management
Nimble
6.9
Technolutions Slate
Interaction tracking
Nimble
7.7
Technolutions Slate
5.9
Channel / partner relationship management
Nimble
7.3
Technolutions Slate
7.6

Customer Service & Support

Nimble
7.6
Technolutions Slate
6.6
Case management
Nimble
7.6
Technolutions Slate
6.8
Call center management
Nimble
7.6
Technolutions Slate
6.5
Help desk management
Nimble
7.6
Technolutions Slate
6.5

Marketing Automation

Nimble
7.1
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Lead management
Nimble
7.2
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Email marketing
Nimble
7.0
Technolutions Slate
7.7

CRM Project Management

Nimble
7.1
Technolutions Slate
6.1
Task management
Nimble
7.7
Technolutions Slate
6.3
Billing and invoicing management
Nimble
7.5
Technolutions Slate
6.1
Reporting
Nimble
6.0
Technolutions Slate
5.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Nimble
6.6
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Forecasting
Nimble
7.7
Technolutions Slate
7.9
Pipeline visualization
Nimble
8.3
Technolutions Slate
7.3
Customizable reports
Nimble
4.0
Technolutions Slate
7.7

Customization

Nimble
6.9
Technolutions Slate
7.5
Custom fields
Nimble
8.6
Technolutions Slate
8.4
Custom objects
Nimble
7.3
Technolutions Slate
8.4
Scripting environment
Nimble
6.3
Technolutions Slate
6.2
API for custom integration
Nimble
5.3
Technolutions Slate
7.0

Security

Nimble
5.9
Technolutions Slate
5.7
Single sign-on capability
Nimble
7.3
Technolutions Slate
2.9
Role-based user permissions
Nimble
4.6
Technolutions Slate
8.5

Social CRM

Nimble
8.9
Technolutions Slate
7.9
Social data
Nimble
9.3
Technolutions Slate
7.5
Social engagement
Nimble
8.5
Technolutions Slate
8.3

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Nimble
6.8
Technolutions Slate
8.4
Marketing automation
Nimble
6.9
Technolutions Slate
6.9
Compensation management
Nimble
6.8
Technolutions Slate
10.0

Platform

Nimble
8.1
Technolutions Slate
7.4
Mobile access
Nimble
8.1
Technolutions Slate
7.4

Pros

Nimble

  • The ease of setting up and becoming proficient in using every aspect of Nimble's capabilities and continually adding new tools integrated within the program is a big winner at choosing Nimble for our company CRM product.
  • The widget application works intelligently within Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to pull all the Social Media information about a key contact person or the company itself saves me tremendous time from having to go one-by-one to fill all fields manually with that specific information.
Chuck Royer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

  • Allows user to maintain good track of communication that one is having with the customer.
  • Allows the creation of specific queries that we can use to reach students in a more unique way,
  • It is extremely user-friendly!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nimble

  • While I still love Nimble, the interface looks a little dated and it doesn't seem to resolve super well on high resolution (retina) monitors. They can make far better use of the width of modern day screens. Some parts of the system are a bit disjointed visually and could be smoothed a little.
  • Although they now natively sync with Mailchimp (and other systems) through the embedded PieSync service, I would love to have the marketing components all in one place. We may change our minds on this depending on how well we find the Sync working for us.
  • Visually related, we'd like better use of the screen real estate to see the history of interactions with clients. It's comprehensive now but requires a bit of scrolling. With some decent UI tweaks this can be handled far better.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

  • Probably just the aesthetics of layout.
  • The layout and user friendliness of the mobile app.
  • As much as I love their organic marketing strategy, I would love marketing material to share with other schools while I'm on the road. [Youtube demo, clean social media channels, etc]
Iliana Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nimble

Nimble 8.3
Based on 2 answers
It's truly a great system if you get it for the right reasons. Don't expect it to do everything a mid market organization would require but for any small business or mid to large organizations which would like to integrate to it for the social insights capabilities this is a leading solution which can add value immediately
Chad Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Nimble

Nimble 9.1
Based on 1 answer
In terms of ease of use, this is a very intuitive system to get around in today. I have used many contact management systems over the years and this one is quite nicely laid out and easy to navigate for sales people and managers in the field to get data and use it to manage the insights found in the system.
Chad Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Nimble

Nimble 7.3
Based on 2 answers
I have not used the support enough to give them a higher rating. But, they have not disappointed
Chad Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nimble

ACT!, SageCRM, Outlook, Google Contacts, Zoho CRM, SugarSync, Vtiger, Salesforce, iCloud Contacts (iPhone)plus many others. Most of these systems don't do a good job of connecting with email let alone social media and in today's world, you need both. Nimble does things that none of the others are capable of but most of all it makes people more productive and better able to monitor Customer Relationships.
Thomas Olesen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

We used Ellucian recruit that is based on Microsoft Dynamics, I must say that Slate is much simpler to use and navigate for everyday user. While Dynamics is very powerful and robust tool it is really hard to navigate and keep track of campaigns and prospects. Slate is simplified version of dynamics and better suited for users who are in higher ed, while dynamics is more for "sales" in enterprise world. Education world is different.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nimble

  • I have been using Nimble for years and it has been valuable. I get more frustrated by the ability to move data in and out and I want to have better communication with Linkedin.
  • The positive impact has been to gather and review the contact information from your community. Also, being able to start the conversation follow up and keep up on your connections. We need Linkedin.
  • Did I mention that I want better data from Linkedin?
  • I would like to have a way to adjust the deals a bit more. I like what Nimble has done for the Listings. (Beta) Interesting direction.
Russ Johns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

  • Slate has allowed our Admissions Department to use more forecasting tools to plan their strategies.
Michele Thibodeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nimble

General

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

Technolutions Slate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nimble
8.9
Technolutions Slate
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Nimble
8.3
Technolutions Slate

Usability

Nimble
9.1
Technolutions Slate

Support Rating

Nimble
7.3
Technolutions Slate

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