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ExtraaEdge vs. Slate

This comparison page is not a self-promotional tactic but rather an exercise in objective analysis.

Here you will find a comprehensive overview of two well-known CRM providers available in the market. In order to help you choose the best CRM solution for your institute, we have researched and gathered information on both of these, including their features, costs, and overall value. 

 

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Price and Features

This comparison is based on the functional differences between ExtraaEdge and Slate. It also provides an overview comparison of cost vs. capability, which can assist you in selecting the best option for your institute. 

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Onboarding and Support

The difference in the time taken by ExtraaEdge and Slate to onboard and post onboard will give an idea of the level of complexity, resources, and commitment involved in the process.

Summary

ExtraaEdge stands out as a specialized CRM provider with an exclusive focus on the education sector, particularly admissions and enrollment processes. With a six-year track record, ExtraaEdge has honed its expertise, tailoring solutions to the unique needs of educational institutions. The design of their user-friendly, single-page CRM is crafted for simplicity, ensuring a swift onboarding process for admissions teams.

In contrast, Slate CRM, developed by Technolutions, is part of a broader spectrum of offerings from a software development firm entrenched in higher education since 1994. While Slate has been a pioneering force, ExtraaEdge’s concentrated focus on the education sector positions it as a specialist, providing customized solutions that are finely tuned to the specific requirements of educational institutions.

The onboarding process with ExtraaEdge is efficient, thanks to the straightforward design of its CRM. In comparison, Slate CRM, with its comprehensive functionality, may present a steeper learning curve for end-users, potentially elongating the onboarding period.

For an insightful understanding of some major points of difference refer to the table below:

Customisation

Completely customisable

Self Customary options

Customer Support

Dedicated account manager, chat support, ticketing system

Majorly depends on community support, a custom support option available at an additional cost

Query Resolution time

Within 1 hour

No timelines as such

Implementation

Easy and quick with complete customisation

Self-serve model where new developments take time to implement
(Developer led)

Pricing Model

Product and user-based pricing, no hidden costs

Application based pricing

Ease of Use

Easy navigation, single window design with simple UI/UX

Difficult navigation, quite complex UI/UX
(the tech stack is old & so is the UI/UX)

Time to go live

1 – 5 days along with all the customisations

1 week

Analytics and reports

System generated 150+ pivot and custom reports

Generic reports with clunky file reading

Comprehensiveness

Streamlining end-to-end admissions process with robust marketing automation

Powerful but overwhelming to the tune of being confusing; innovative features

On Ground support

On-ground support is available without any additional cost 

 

No on-ground support is available

When to choose ExtraaEdge, and when to choose Slate

Choose ExtraaEdge when:

  • You need a dedicated CRM designed exclusively for the education sector, especially admissions and enrollment processes.
  • A single-window platform for all admission processes is crucial, and you seek an affordable solution.
  • Integration within your CRM is a priority, and you want to avoid dealing with multiple third-party vendors.
  • Excellent customer support with a consultative approach and expertise in education marketing is essential for your institution.
  • Your team is dynamic and frequently makes rapid changes in the admission process to scale conversions.

Choose Slate when:

  • You are looking for a CRM from a software development firm offering a broader spectrum of offerings.
  • A steeper learning curve during onboarding is acceptable for the sake of comprehensive functionality.
  • You have a comparatively medium lead flow and a relatively straightforward use case.
  • Your admissions team does not require a customized reporting dashboard.
  • A robust outbound calling solution and a WhatsApp bot as an automated engagement product are not central to your marketing strategy.

Our Customers us

ExtraaEdge stood out because the product is for the education sector. Flexible & customizable that met all of our admission process requirements. An extremely competent staff, Excellent support and fantastic turnaround time are what makes ExtraaEdge unique.

Nahid Afshan - Head of Marketing, BITS Pilani, Dubai

ExtraaEdge has helped us a lot when it comes to numbers. Every year, we have grown by 2–3 times. Also, the reporting dashboard is a unique feature because, as a director, I can keep track of individual data points. The reports are presented very dynamically. I consider ExtraaEdge to be a full package, right from user friendliness to impeccable customisation.

Dr Umesh Patwardhan - Director of Admissions, Vishwakarma University

ExtraaEdge CRM helped us reduce lead duplicacy, We were able to track the lead journey from inquiries to conversions. The lead score indicator helped us prioritise the leads thus saving time. The customer success team trained our counsellors to adapt the CRM seamlessly. Overall, the conversion of leads has increased.

Anil Kumar - Head of Admissions and Marketing, KIM

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