SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSlide, the Sales Engagement Platform leader, today announced a major enhancement to ClearSlide for Outlook. Available to all ClearSlide users, ClearSlide for Office 365 and Outlook for Mac are easy-to-install add-ins that bring the power of ClearSlide to the Outlook inbox in Office 365 and Office for Mac 2016. New capabilities include the ability to guide sellers to recommended content and next step interactions based on the context or stage of an opportunity to help personalize engagement with customers.
According to CSO Insights, sellers waste more than 65 percent of their time on administrative tasks and spend nearly 55 percent of their time creating their own content – time that could be better spent interacting with customers. ClearSlide for Outlook puts key functionality of ClearSlide's award-winning service within the Outlook user interface, so salespeople can quickly discover the best and most up-to-date content – and engage with customers and prospects directly from their inbox.
"Millions of salespeople around the world use Outlook every day to interact with clients," said Raj Gossain, vice president of product at ClearSlide. "These new Outlook add-ins are a game changer for any company that wants to improve sales rep productivity and empower users to work within familiar interfaces – but still have all the power of ClearSlide at their fingertips."
With the new version of ClearSlide for Outlook for Office 365 and Office for Mac 2016, sellers have access to contacts and opportunities from Salesforce or Dynamics, and have customer-ready, recommended content at their fingertips. Sellers receive instant 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 and focus on the most engaged opportunities – helping shorten sales cycles. Using ClearSlide's Content Recommendation Engine, Marketing and Sales Enablement teams can recommend approved content, email templates, videos, and more tailored by industry, prospect interest, product line, and sales stage – so that salespeople can quickly access what they need directly from Outlook.
Included in ClearSlide for Outlook are improved administration settings and integration enhancements. Default settings for email make routine tasks faster, while the default CRM logging feature allows automatic recording of all outbound emails, customer responses, and content engagement directly back to Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics – helping improve data quality and gaining insights into seller progress and productivity.
ClearSlide for Outlook is a free download available to all ClearSlide customers. To download the latest version, visit our email plugins page, or visit Microsoft's Office Store.
About ClearSlide ClearSlide offers the most complete and open Sales Engagement Platform that integrates content, connected communications, actionable insights, and guided selling to improve business results. Customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger content ROI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves over 2,000 companies with over 900 million minutes of engagement from customers like Comcast, Expedia, Medtronic, The Economist, Thomson Reuters, VSP and more.
ClearSlide is the system of engagement for sales, marketing and services teams that makes every customer interaction more successful. For managers and leaders, ClearSlide provides engagement dashboards to improve deal visibility, coaching, and stronger forecasting. For content users and creators, ClearSlide makes it easy to recommend content tailored by sales stage, with next-step interaction suggestions. For reps, ClearSlide intuitively delivers content, communications, and analytics in a single, unified platform experience. Visit www.clearslide.com for more information, or follow the company on Twitter @ClearSlide.