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ClearSlide Announces Release of New Gmail and Outlook Plugins

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 31, 2014

ClearSlide, the leading sales engagement platform, today unveiled an important product enhancement designed to improve salesperson productivity with the release of ClearSlide for Microsoft Outlook and ClearSlide for Google Gmail. These email client extensions provide deep email integration, allowing salespeople to quickly and easily engage their customers through ClearSlide’s platform without leaving their inbox.

Today’s release is the next step in ClearSlide’s development of the go-to platform for salespeople in their daily interactions with their prospects and customers. After the recent announcement of the Sales Engagement Index that allows ClearSlide customers to compare their team’s performance against others in their industry from within the platform, these email client plugins extend a customer’s easy access to their ClearSlide content from their standard email.

The ClearSlide features that are now easily accessible in Gmail and Outlook include:

Quickly add presentations

Effortlessly add sales materials to email correspondence, either importing from ClearSlide or by uploading from a computer.

Visibility and analytics

Gain insight into which parts of a presentation are most effective and track customer interaction from initial contact to close.

Notification Center

In Gmail, users receive a notification as soon as an email is opened or a presentation is viewed, and can click to jump into the viewer details. Coming soon to Outlook.

Instant Live Pitch

Instantly launch a presentation or screen-share directly from the inbox.

ClearSlide’s Vice President of Engineering Lawrence Bruhmuller commented, “A salesperson may spend a lot of time in ClearSlide throughout the day, but they spend even more time in their email as they work to engage their prospects. The release of these email plugins is a vital step in bringing the ease of our technology into a salesperson’s broader toolset. This is yet another way in which ClearSlide increases sales reps’ productivity, they can use ClearSlide even when they are not in ClearSlide.”

About ClearSlide:

ClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that powers valuable, genuine business conversations and enables sales teams to close more business. ClearSlide improves customer-facing interactions (phone, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for both sellers and sales 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 Rackspace, Thomson Reuters, LinkedIn, AOL, LexisNexis, and more.