ClearSlide Software


41 reviews(4.0/5)
41 reviews(4.0/5)

ClearSlide is a web-based sales engagement platform intended to help increase sales teams’ efficiency and close deals. The solution offers quick access to content, insights and communication and helps in improving customer communication.

ClearSlide’s Live Pitch feature enables one click presentations comprised of high definition video that can be shared with clients or other users in real time. Other features supported by the software include drop-down lists that cater to questions and objections.

The system's Email Pitch feature allows the sharing of sales content via personalized emails. This feature also sends an alert when the email is viewed, and includes analytics to customize future conversations.

ClearSlide mobile apps allow sales professionals to address customer pain points on the go. ClearSlide Mail, meanwhile, includes features such as email, calendar and contacts for instant response and follow up. The solution also offers integration with other third party applications which include Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Salesforce, and more.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • George from NUS Consulting Group

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    A great product with a lousy business model and challenging ramp up.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Let me know when this great tool has a total change of management!

    Pros

    The basic idea of sending decks to customers which report back on not just on opening of the attachment, but how much they read, which pages they lingered on, to whom they forwarded it, etc. is really useful in a sales role. Critical, even. And Clearslide does it better than any other product I've tested to date (and i've really been trying).

    Cons

    It's not as easy to repurpose your original materials as you'd think. You don't start over, but you spend a lot more time. It's not as easy as, say, attaching a tracking pixel to a page.
    Worse, they abuse their customers! I got locked into a yearlong deal by mistake and their reaction? Too bad. And then they automatically re-upped me the next year without permission and handed me the too-bad story again! They require 3-months' notice to terminate your year-long deal. Really? No product is good enough to warrant this 'thank-you-may-have-another' treatment.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • mattt from HomeAway

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    May 2018

    Clear slide is great for customer interaction

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Clearslide has the usual features, screen share and end user screen control. This makes it easy for the end user to show you exactly what they mean. Clearslide also has document sharing that allows you to see how far someone read your documentation and how long they spent going it. This is great for support and allows you to say "yes i see you read the instructions in 5 secs..."

    Cons

    The screen share can be a little sluggish depending on where the end user is located. Also the document reading function is dependent on the customer using the provided link. If they dont click you cant see stats.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Crystle from Youngry

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Once you signup, they make it DIFFICULT to cancel. DON'T SIGNUP

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    If you're looking for the features they offer and have long term plans to use them regularly, it could be a fit for you.

    Cons

    If you want to cancel subscription, you cannot do so in advance. You have to do so exactly at 90 days before the end of your subscription. No later, no sooner. Any later, and they will tell you sorry but the policy says 90 days notice. It was a PAIN to get a hold of anyone there to cancel our subscription ONE YEAR after we wanted to cancel because we missed the 90 day notice by a day. We had to call them everyday for about a week before we got a hold of someone who could cancel our subscription after paying an entire extra year for no reason.

    In my opinion, this company has no integrity and only cares about profit.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Simple, Decent Videoconferencing Software

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    - No need for clients to create an account, can log in to a call with a URL
    - No need for a lot of of bandwidth on Wi-Fi for audio

    Cons

    - Can sometimes be down without notice
    - Clients have trouble figuring out how to mute themselves on web platform
    - Visual aspects hugely dependent on Wi-Fi strength

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Kartikk from UnitedLex Corporation

    Specialty: Legal

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    April 2018

    Good Sales Intelligence Tool

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Easy to use. Easy to customize as per internal processes. Great for collaboration between the sale and marketing team.

    Cons

    Mass emailing feature can be made more robust. Additional marketing automation features should be added.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Eric from Vaultize

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Very sketchy business practices. Buggy, overpriced software. Be wary if you are a small company...

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Easy to share screen with viewers. Don't have much else nice to say honestly.

    Cons

    Conferencing lines are very expensive per minute, also they charge you per minute, per person who dials in which adds up FAST. Software is buggy. They also make it very difficult to cancel your subscription. Continued charging me for months after cancellation multiple times. Also if you are a small company expect VERY little support from customer success. Product is overall very overpriced for what you get.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    For sharing presentations, it's a great way to get insights into who has viewed what

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    Pros

    I love the analytics portion of the app. It's wonderful to see exactly how much someone viewed of a presentation, and to better understand where they're coming from when we have sales calls.

    Cons

    When I upload a keynote presentation, if I don't use the standard fonts, it replaces them. This messes up my formatting. I don't want to just upload a PDF of the whole presentation, because I want to be able to swap out and reorder on the fly. Too bad, if they used custom fonts, it would be great!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Luis from Demandforce

    March 2018

    Clearslide was effective and organized at tracking all my email communications with my prospects

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    Pros

    The best feature about this tool was the ability organize messages to send in mass quantity and still keep everything organized and effective

    Cons

    I feel like the tool could have had a few more features to help with certain templates given the user more options on creative things to send out.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from VuePoint IDS Inc,

    Specialty: Media

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Limited Value, Bad business practices (autorenew and unsubscribing)

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    Value for Money

    Nearly impossible to cancel a contract. And even after contract is cancelled, impossible to unsubscribe to email notifications from the system.

    Pros

    Real time information on the who and when your pitch is being seen - good in theory and actually works.

    Cons

    Does not increase engagement . I suspect the delivery of the links might even reduce readership of emails versus regular email communications. Outlook integration never really worked properly. Unstable

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Jeni from CarSoup.com

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    They do not service your account- so be warned

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    Pros

    The concept of the product is great but we really have not been serviced on the product to be able to optimize the usage

    Cons

    They autorenew your contract and do not make sure you are utilizing it. If the main contact leaves at your place they say they reached out and never got bounce backs. Their technology is all about knowing if someone opened something.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Victor from specright inc

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Clearslide is very useful within our sales team. Benefits outweight the negatives.

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    Pros

    The software is intuitive and easy to use. The ability to store all the decks that we use and customer specific presentation is key. The integration into our CRM is also nice to have and bring everything into a closed loop environment

    Cons

    The formatting for presentation sometimes does not work and time outs are also an occasional issue. The access for international customers/prospects could be a bit more seamless.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jonah from Hanover Research

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    October 2017

    I use Clearslide to share presentations with clients and as a conference line.

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    Mainly a screen sharing tool that has not let me down and a conference line.

    Pros

    Quickly pull up my presentation/search for others. Uploading is fairly easy as well. Minimal issues with people getting into the presentation.

    Cons

    Creating links to send is not great. The process itself is tedious. I feel like I should be able to choose 5 presentations I want to send to one company/contact and they should provide me 5 links. Instead I have to do them independently or group them all in one big link.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ray from Gloo

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Poor Service - Negotiate payment terms for performance

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    Pros

    We bought Clearslides for our business and on the face it looked great. The ability to aggregate sales resources, get analytics on sales assets, great tools for sales enablement, and video conferencing all in one.

    Cons

    Once we used it, we realized it had severe latency on video conferencing, animations on Keynote and Powerpoint do not work (fixed later) rendering assets useless unless in PDFs, among other issues. I tried to work with them on it for months and finally had to migrate to other systems. I asked for a refund on performance. They switched account managers, gave me the runaround and finally denied my request based on contractual terms which they were within their rights to do...and it is clearly terrible treatment of a customer. They acknowledged the issues we were having but refused to accommodate us. If you work with this company, and I don't recommend it, be sure to negotiate refunds for performance or don't sign the contract or pay the bill.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Adam from Specright

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2017

    I have used Clearslide for 5+ years for sales presentations and screen sharing. Very easy to use.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Increased sales, sped up sales cycle, reduced reliance on old software. Very minimal training or downloads required.

    Pros

    It's such a simple link to share and it works right away 99% of the time. Much easier to use than GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Zoom. No downloads required (typically). User experience is straightforward and simple. Customer feedback is very positive.

    Cons

    Animated powerpoint slides don't display great. Could use an admin bar on the side during screen sharing.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Simon from Typenex Medical

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2017

    When this program works, it is great. When it does not, well....you're out of luck.

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    Value for Money

    With this software, it has the potential to offer an inside look on when/where the customer is viewing the content of your email. If you are on the side of trying to acquire customers with an email blast, it shows you how many customers view the content and precisely how long they took (seconds) viewing the information sent.

    Pros

    This software allows you the ability to see when the recipient on the other end of the email opens or views the content. As a vendor, this is extremely helpful when you know this information for a variety of different reasons. When you're able to know ahead of time the % that your consumer base opens or views content, it can create a more targeted approach when emailing.

    Cons

    If you open the content that you sent to your consumer. It will show that the customer opened the content, which is not true. It leads to a lot of misinterpretation when reviewing data. This creates headaches. Currently we are discussing options with other companies to get away from ClearSlide.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kurt from Releventure LLC

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    Could not use Clearslide & they auto-renew without notice

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    I only received minimal benefits from Clearslide as we spent a lot of time uploading presentations and creative assets, only to find we could not access them in corporate presentations where internet access was restricted or slowed.

    Pros

    Clearslide used to work fairly well for sales presentations in-person, online, or via email, but their inability to work well in corporate environments that restrict or throttle internet access for security reasons (like most big companies do), makes it hard to use.

    Cons

    Other than the fact that my sales team could not use Clearslide for what it was intended, their draconian billing practices are literally the worst. A sales rep offered a 1 year trial subscription. We found out very quickly we could not use the software (and they could confirm by our login and usage statistics), but we lived up to the term of our inital contract. Buyer beware. But then they attempted auto-renewed us for another complete year in advance, and after making several pleas with "customer success" personnel and even the CEO, they sent our account to a collection agency. I reccomend using anything else as there are many better sales presentation options out there, and avoid yourself the hassle of having to remember 90 days in advance of their auto-renew cycel that you need to cancel.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jessica from brand connections

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    December 2016

    Works well for sharing information

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    This product works well when implemented into training or into necessary conference calls, or to share presentations and information with others and to see that they're actually receiving it!

    Pros

    works well to share information and presentations to team members

    Cons

    so far we have no fully utilized it to maximum potential

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Courtney from Health eCareers

    November 2016

    Easy software to share content with coworkers

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    Value for Money

    I've used Clearslide for over a year in order to share our marketing collateral with our sales team and its been great.

    Pros

    Ease of use.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Beamium

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    November 2016

    Interesting alternative to conferencing solutions.

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    Value for Money

    ClearSlide is a practical alternative to common conferencing solutions, especially popular in the US. The tool is relatively simple to use, however some of its features are not necessarily relevant and make the whole UX a bit more complicated.

    Pros

    Its more practical than many conferencing solutions out there.

    Cons

    Not as simple as I would wish. A bit overloaded with features. A bi pricey.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steve from Verifi

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    November 2016

    Great platform for sales

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Clearslide is one of the most widely used tools in our sales team. The platform is easy to use and integrates seamlessly into salesforce.

    Pros

    Ease of use, integration with Salesforce.com

    Review Source: Capterra
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