SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSlide, the leading Sales Engagement Platform, today announced valuable enhancements to ClearSlide for Gmail. Available to all ClearSlide users, ClearSlide for Gmail is an easy-to-install Google Chrome app that is designed to increase salesperson productivity and improve the quality of CRM data by automatically logging all outbound emails, prospect views, and content engagement directly back to Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics.
ClearSlide for Gmail puts the core functionality of ClearSlide's award-winning service within Gmail, so salespeople can engage with customers and prospects directly from their inbox. According to global research firm CSO Insights, sellers waste more than 65 percent of their time on administrative tasks including searching for the right content and logging task activity – and over 50 percent of this time is spent creating their own content – time that could be better spent interacting and engaging with customers.
"Sales people around the world use Gmail every day to interact with clients," said Raj Gossain, vice president of product at ClearSlide. "Sellers are demanding a tool that helps them connect with clients and prospects more efficiently – a tool that allows instant access to approved messaging and content, provides a singular view into email opens and content engagement, and eliminates the hassle of manually logging CRM activities. ClearSlide for Gmail is that tool."
With this version of ClearSlide for Gmail, sellers can access contacts and opportunities directly from Salesforce and Dynamics, and have customer-ready content at their fingertips. Sellers receive real-time notifications when emails are opened and content is engaged with, providing powerful insights into which clients are responding and where they are showing interest. This unique customer engagement data allows sellers to prioritize their time based on data and focus only on the most engaged opportunities. Marketing can create approved email templates tailored by industry, prospect interest, and selling stage, that can be accessed directly from Gmail – reducing the amount of time sellers waste searching for the right content or messaging.
Salespeople also have the ability within ClearSlide for Gmail to follow up with prospects and customers by instantly launching meetings right from Gmail. Once in the meeting, presenters have access to their entire content library, screen sharing capabilities, and rich media. Participants join meetings by simply going to a customized link. All ClearSlide customers get their own, personal meeting URL —without the need to download software or require complicated logins.
Included in this update of ClearSlide for Gmail are improved administration settings and integration enhancements. Default settings for email and email templates continue to make routine tasks faster, while default CRM logging feature allows salespeople to automatic recording of all outbound emails, prospect views, and content engagement to Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics – helping to improve data quality and insights into seller progress and productivity.
The ClearSlide for Gmail app is free to all ClearSlide customers. To access the latest version or to learn more about other ClearSlide email plug-ins, visit www.clearslide.com/product/emailplugins.
ClearSlide is the leading Sales Engagement Platform that powers valuable, genuine business conversations and enables sales, marketing, and customer success teams to achieve better business outcomes. ClearSlide improves customer communications (phone, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for sales and marketing leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Bloomberg, Comcast, LinkedIn, Medtronic, Rackspace, SurveyMonkey, The Economist, Thomson Reuters, and more.
The ClearSlide platform gives sales and marketing leaders ability to interact with insight by seeing the real-time activity of their teams and deep analytics about the types of content that ultimately is most impactful with customers. For sales professionals, ClearSlide allows for easy communication with customers and prospects, whether online or in-person, using ClearSlide's web-based and mobile applications. Please visit https://www.ClearSlide.com for more information.
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