Who Uses This Software?

Nonprofits: annual revenues more than $5 million; international/national in scope; decentralized; strong in direct marketing/major giving; cultural, faith-based, health/human services are key markets.


Average Ratings

91 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $800.00/month
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SofTrek
  • www.clearviewcrm.com
  • Founded 1987
  • United States

About ClearView CRM

SofTrek has 30 years' experience helping nonprofits raise money. Its ClearView CRM product offers donor-relationship management; online marketing and operational tools; BI/reporting; and services to help nonprofits deepen relationships, manage fundraising activities and make informed decisions. Organizations that rely on SofTrek expertise include Canine Companions, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lincoln Center, The Met, Navigators and Trust for Public Land.


ClearView CRM Features

  • Accounting
  • Committee Management
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Database
  • Event Management
  • Gift Management
  • Grant Management
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Matching Donations
  • Mobile Donations
  • Online Donations
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Auction Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • CRM
  • Donor Discovery
  • Donor Management
  • Event Management
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Grant Management
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Pledge Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Volunteer Management

ClearView CRM Reviews Recently Reviewed!


If only ClearView could do.....

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly, mostly obvious what fields you need to view to find data, easy to make a donor profile report, relatively easy to run program summary reports. Varying levels of my staff have been able to figure it out...

Cons: The payments versus gifts tabs - there is no one place where it seems like you find out the balance of a pledge or total pledge amounts while also seeing all the gift information in one place; organizations typically have more than one contact person and there is no place for this information. Searching for records is challenging because Aliases have to be created exactly the way someone might search instead of just looking for records that may contain the information.

Overall: We have a unique situation in that our direct marketing vendor sourced ClearView for us originally and at that time they "Shutoff" much of the functionality that makes a CRM like Clearview most effective. As we turn back on those functions we appreciate the system more. However, there are always seems to be limits - for example there is no easy way to link a gift to solicitation or an action; Opportunities' reporting is limited; you can't edit a connection; aliases have to be exact which limits the capacity to use this function to eliminate creating duplicate records and more easily finding records. ClearView doesn't allow you to pull one mailing list with organization names in a separate column while the org contact lines up with the individual record names. When you export a report to excel, there doesn't appear to be away to remove the auto link to ClearView, which can be very frustrating when our working solely in the spreadsheet. Perhaps there is a way but I wish it was more obvious.

Recommendations to other buyers: The batching process of the gift data is so removed from the data that the front line fundraisers use that they do not typically see the duplicates they create or inconsistencies in the data they enter. I wish there was a way for the batching/uploading process to somehow be more intuitive to avoid duplicates, or create records/populate fields more consistently.

Has lots of potential but current version needs someone with high level of SQL knowledge.

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Almost every screen is customizable. Dashboard doesn't fit your needs? Create a new one. Need to track different KPI's? Make a report and import it in your Dashboard. View only the most relevant gift info. Create tabs for donors that display only the info (and calculations) you want. Great stuff.

Cons: The software is currently in a great state if you have someone who's a high-level SQL programmer. It's in a decent state if you don't.

This is especially true with regard to reporting, and it is not wholly user-friendly to those without software/database experience. To counter this, the ClearView staff have provided several "safe" domains wherein any user can create an accurate report, however they are very simple.

All that said, the basic reporting module is limited. I don't know SQL and I've run up against limitations in this module. (An advanced version of the reporting module exists, however it is for those fluent in SQL. )

Overall: It stores tons of donor information and is very customizable.

Valuable reporting features.

Great dashboards.

Comprehensive Donor Database. Very intuitive. Very User Friendly.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We like that we are able to store all of our necessary donor data in one system and that it is very intuitive and user friendly.

Cons: We are still waiting for all functionalities that were found in the old interface of the system to be built out and completed in the new interface of the system. I also am not a fan of the reporting tool that comes with this interface. The reporting tool is very limiting in comparison to the one that we had been using, and still primarily use for our reporting needs. Especially the Ad Hoc reporting.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on May 21, 2018

Hi Nicolette,

Thanks so much for posting your thoughts on ClearView. We try to make sure the database is as user friendly and intuitive for our users, and are happy to see that ClearView makes things easy for you!

We are have been regularly implementing the remaining functionalities from operational tools into ClearView, so please continue to monitor the release notes to see all the new changes when they occur.

Thank you again for your review and for all the great things that you and your team does at CRS!

Great product - Fresh and easy to use

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the look and feel and how easy it is to navigate and hop around without having to drill all the way back out. CV is an excellent product. The ability to label fields, hide fields, sort fields, etc.. as well as the screen configuration features is such a great selling point.

Cons: Software shouldn't hold you hostage. Allowing more flexibility in updating, inserting and deleting data (especially in bulk) should be easier. I am happy to hear lockbox and auto update improvements are on the horizon (already signed up to beta test).

Would also like to see some new aggregates offered as standard features (on the screen) like:

How much an event raised, how much a team raised, raised vs goal, event raised by year (same event held over multiple years) would be fantastic as would some list manager enhancements to really allow users to rely on it.

It has potential. Self-hosted product was better than PMOL.

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall quality is good and so it's ease of use and functionality. We were always very happy with Pledgemaker and PMOL retains many of the self-hosted features we were accustomed too. If anything, there are too many features, but since everyone is free to pick and choose, you can keep it simple or pile on the features!

Cons: I'm disappointed, of course with the cost since our annual bill for moving from self-hosted to PMOL will eventually jump by ten times! The report function is pitiful. It's hard to run a lot of SQL reports in a timely manner. I don't know what the problem is here. I'm glad I have Business Objects and can run that. Customer support is okay. This department could certainly be beefed up.

Overall: Overall, I have been a pleased customer for 23 years. I feel like the company worked better when Dave Spacone was running it day-to-day. Things seem to have changed since then.

Clearview: The easiest to use donor relationship software I've used in my 25 years of development!

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use which increases the likelihood that I will. Use it that is.

Cons: Not enough training both live and archived (at least I haven't been able to find any). It would be helpful to have a series of videos online in 30 minutes time frames taking the new user through the features of the program. Live webinars would also help. The monthly webinars currently offered do not always match what I need to know.

Overall: The GUI is so well done and intuitive making daily use of the program a pleasure to use. Unlike other systems I've used over the years, both server and cloud-based presented so many challenges that using them was anywhere from uncomfortable to dreadful. Clearview makes it easy to navigate to find the information we need to do our job easy and fast. I would recommend Clearview to anyone who asks my opinion about donor management programs.

Recommendations to other buyers: We are a split customer data entry folks using Pledgemaker and development folks using Clearview. While the data is exactly the same and seamless the GUIs are different which, at times, causing confusion as to what we are looking at when we need to interact with data entry folks. The faster you phase out Pledgemaker the better.

It is what I know for CRM for non profits

Mar 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is good out of the box product, I like that the information is not clustered in one place. It is a good day by day tool. I like that in the case of my organization it is integrated with our finance and accounting system. I love the standardized address feature and you can save as much or as less data you have in hand.

The customer Support from Clearview is really good, you are able to create rapport and share your needs

Cons: I still depend on Pledgemaker to do some of my work with it

Reporting tools have a clunky user interface

Hard to find merged records and search by similar sounding names or initials

Needs better integration with Outlook

Events Module needs improving

Overall: I like Clearview as it is the only CRM tool for non-profits I have worked with. I can do my job and it is very intuitive once you get to start using it.

Great for basic needs of a nonprofit organization, great customer support

Very User Friendly

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I love most about this program is the detailed information we are able to record electronically regarding our constituents. I love that you can set the privacy settings, as well record whether someone is under 18 or deceased, etc. I love that this system automatically assigns constituents to their local chapters. It's very user friendly and accessible to use.

Cons: We have some trouble with reports due to syncing issues from other databases to CV. Also, many of the reports have to be run by the national office, and are not run locally.

Overall: My overall experience with CV has been very positive. I am a customer service and admin person and use this program daily. It is user friendly and accessible.

One of my most relied upon tools, used daily. I depend and can depend on ClearView!

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very intuitive, easy to navigate, non-ambiguous descriptors and terms. Fast login and most excellent, responsive customer service/help desk system when necessary (and that's just when running reports). Also wish things were relative so we could use browser of choice, not just Explorer.

Cons: The only cons I have are related to the structure/access that must be in place for downstream users such as myself by our corporate headquarters. I cannot make simple address, spelling or phone number changes for my donors, but that is not ClearViews issue. I also only wish I had more time to dig in, play around and let the system flex its muscles for our Corps!

Overall: daily reference

ClearView CRM

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use, easy to learn. Readability was good.

Cons: Never did figure out how or if I could set followups to a donor action that would pop up on my calendar.

Google functionality from donor record could have been more user friendly. Why not populate donor's address in addition to their name - there are alot of donors with common names and would make look up of the donor from Google much faster.

Overall: Action items were very easy to enter and retrieve and I used it as a true CRM, religiously. Continuing training would have been helpful; sharing best practices, etc.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on September 11, 2018

Hi Cheryl- Thank you for taking the time to review ClearView CRM! We have passed your feedback and suggestions along to our product development team.

Clearview is a nice tool for donor management

Feb 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It seems to have a lot of functionality and makes donor management much easier to process. It's definitely a more streamlined version of its predecessor PledgeMaker. I like that every record is visible in certain views and pulling reports is also fairly easy.

Cons: As like much software, the updates are designed to make the software easier to use but I still find there's a lot of clicking from one page to the next to get to different elements within the same records. You need to leave one page to access something else entirely and I feel like it would be much simpler if everything were accessed on one page without all the extra clicks.

New ClearView User

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ability to track, assign and schedule tasks.

Cons: Continually created duplicates while interacting with DonorDrive. Lack of ease to input mass completed actions.

Overall: Our organization started using ClearView in the last year. The system has been great for tracking interactions with participants. Being able to see who and when each person was last contacted has been valuable in streamlining interactions. Being able to create and assign tasks/action items is also great because you can see when they have been completed or if more follow-up is needed. There are much more great functions that I am still learning to use. The training and support provided have been in-depth and easy to understand. As with anything, there is a learning curve, but overall a great program!

Recommendations to other buyers: Great software. I know interactive training is provided during scheduled times. It is tough when you learned something a few months ago and go to use that function for the first time today. Quick links to a step by step process either as a video or document would be helpful. I know there are processes I do not use because I can't remember all of the steps to use it and I do not have time to spend trying to figure it out.

Clearview CRM Review

Oct 08, 2013
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: ArtsWave has used Pledgemaker since the early 90's. During this time we primarily used the accounting side of the software to track pledges, pledge payments, and donations. We also used the database to drive acknowledgement mailings. During this time the database has proven to be rock solid.

Over the last five years or so we have continued to expand the use of the database to drive targeted emails and appeals as well as analyze trends.

With the implementation of Clearview CRM we have again been able to expand our use of the data into the area of donor relationship management. The software now allows us to track every meeting or correspondence with our donors. This is very convenient and has allowed us to share this information easily with others in our company, much easier than sharing spreadsheets or personal notes.

We have also been able to for the first time in recent years manage our entire campaign with one product. By integrating our employee pledging tool with Clearview CRM and making full use of both opportunity management and JasperSoft reporting, we have been able to produce meaningful real time reports detailing how the campaign is progressing on multiple levels against projections and goals.

The JasperSoft reporting package is very nice. We have one developer license, and with that are able to develop complex reports that are driven by user input parameters. This is a vast improvement over the previous reporting package associated with Pledgemaker. The reports can be exported in excel, word, or PDF format, and can be simple lists or complex pixel perfect reports. The reports can be scheduled and emailed automatically as .PDF files also which can widen the audience without the need for additional licenses.

Clearvew CRM is a big improvement over the previous generation Pledgemaker product. If it's been a while since you've considered Softrek for your fundraising and CRM software, you might want to give it a look.

CV Handles many functions in tracking information on a donor.

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We use quite a few features in the system including recording gifts, tracking grants, recording event attendees and who they sat with.

We are working to build our relationships between different organizations on companies. The software allows us to handle these and the soft credits when gifts from in from employees of companies.

Cons: Some of the set up of a report is difficult. You have to have a domain set up in order to select the correct fields. Some of the domains are preset. It would be nice of there were more preset so you didn't have a build a complex domain in order to do a full report on a donor.

Nice overlay of data with user-friendly reports and customizable views

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Still figuring out all the pros and cons, but I appreciate the extend of reporting and ways to customize dashboard. Still have to get this set up.

Cons: I wish there was a way to catch duplicate records or at least make suggestions on what to merge based on multiple matching fields like address, phone, email, last name, etc.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on May 21, 2018

Hi Amanda,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on ClearView. We are happy to hear that our reporting tools and customized dashboards are helpful to your team at CFF.

I have shared your comment about duplicate records to our product development team for future release consideration.

Thank you again for your feedback and for being a great partner of ours!

An Opinion on ClearView

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's pretty user friendly, clear dashboards, connection with WealthEngine, number of canned reports.

Cons: Doesn't integrate with our online product as much as we would like. Also, the reports in CV not as easy to write as we had anticipated.

Overall: Overall experience with ClearView CRM is positive. We are a national organization, that has six regional centers. I don't think our staff has fully utilized the software to our full advantage. The customer service provided has been excellent, and we've been able to shape the software to fit our organization's need. There is more give and take with this company and software than some of the larger companies that provide development software to non-profits.

I've never had a bad experience, and when I get locked out, customer support is quick and helpful.

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is very easy to use and has good features. I can usually find what I need and the reports are very helpful.

Cons: I used to use Pledgemaker and the transferring over of functionalities is taking a long time--lockbox specifically for what I need.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on May 22, 2018

Hi Kristen,

Thank you for sharing! We are so happy to hear that you have had nothing but good experiences with ClearView!

We are continuing to transfer functionalities from PledgeMaker to ClearView, so please keep checking the release notes to see when such features are based in the ClearView interface.

Thank you again for your comment and for the great work you do with The Navigators!

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is simple to use while giving you a wide variety of reports and tracking of donations. The training sessions are extremely informative.

Cons: I can't think of a negative.

Overall: I recently phoned the representative at Softrek regarding a problem in entering a pledge payment which was rejected when I wen to post it. I received prompt and courteous service, and the issue was resolved by her within 12 minutes of my call. Thank you Clearview and Softrek!

Recommendations to other buyers: I can't think of anything. I used Pledgemaker for 3 years, then upgraded to Clearview. It is a wonderful vehicle in keeping our data base updated. We have thousands of donor names in our data base.

Great database that is always increasing in ease of use and functionality

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the way the data is tied together across modules, ability to make changes and corrections, merging profiles

Cons: some of the reporting is a bit cumbersome. not always easy to go back and change an existing report

Overall: Clearview is always being improved upon. User suggestions and requests are always considered during the upgrade process which makes for a product that is always meeting and exceeding user expectations. Support staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Always a great experience!

Overall I think that clearview is a good system. There are many features that make tracking easy.

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The software is fairly easy to navigate and has the ability to add much detail to the prospect file.

Cons: Running reports can be challenging. I find that sometimes data is pulled that was flagged to omit. The prospect search function is not broad enough. You pretty much have to use the exact way that the prospect is entered. It would be nice if it was a little smarter. I often search by name then by address or other information that I have just to ensure I am not creating a prospect for someone that is not a new donor. Often I will do this search with no results, create a new prospect and then only after I have gone through the process of entering all the information, the system will tell me it is a duplicate.

Easy to learn and use. Have had a great experience with Clearview.

May 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I find Clearview to be extremely easy to use. It does not have a big learning curve. Great product!!

Cons: System can sometimes be slow but that may be because of the amount of data we have to parse. That's all.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on May 21, 2018

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on ClearView CRM- we are happy to hear there was a small learning curve when first using the database and that program is easy to use!

ClearView CRM and Canine Companions

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User-friendly, it's made to adapt to our needs.

Cons: Some of the reports are a bit clunky and don't provide the information as easily as I might like.

Overall: I use PledgeMaker more frequently than ClearView, but find the reports in CV to be especially helpful and pretty easy. Our customer service is excellent -- Customer service representative provides great support to us. She's knowledgeable, prompt, courteous, professional.

Awesome software for fundraisers

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A systematic process to capturing data and the ability to combine its capability with other fundraising tools.

Cons: The reports section could be more user-friendly

Overall: We switch to donor-centric platform and worked with the Clearview staff to design the system and train all the fundraisers. They were awesome and the system is up and running and already paying dividends.

Recommendations to other buyers: no - great job

One of the better sites dealing with donation software

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best part of the software is the up time. It is rarely down. Also the support is one of the best. The screens are really easy to follow and match. Also the search of prospect has gotten a lot better.

Cons: There are still a handle of functions that are still only on Pledge maker and not ported over to Clearview

I think ClearView is an excellent system. I have used a number of other CRM's for donor management.

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how flexible the system is. We can configure labels and VAE screens easily for our needs and create new tabs/dashboards as well.

Cons: My main complaint is that I continue to have to use Pledgemaker and a FTP site. Once we are off these platforms and just on CV, things will greatly improve.

Overall: Great customer support.

ClearView helps me accurately track and manage my donor data in a user friend manner.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that everything is so easy to manage, and the reports I am able to create are thorough and detailed. It is very customizable to what we need.

Cons: Sometimes I wish the search results were not so sensitive. It can be difficult to locate certain donors based on information given.

Overall: Wonderful donor tracking management.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on May 21, 2018

Hi Nikki,

Thank you for sharing your ClearView experience. We are glad that you find ClearView easy to manage and that our customization options are working well for you. Hearing that our database helps nonprofits like NYC Rescue Mission do more good, makes our day!

We have passed along your suggestion about search results to our product development team.

Thank you for the review; keep up the great work!

ClearView covers most of our needs as an organization.

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There are a lot of layers to the data that you see, and the reporting feature on the dashboard easily keeps track of YTD, MTD, and recent donations in a concise manner that makes reporting easy.

Cons: This program has most of what we need, but finding exactly where the information is or how best to utilize it can be difficult.

Overall: Concise reporting, an expansive database that makes it easy to log most of your donor information.

Overall very helpful

Mar 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The search and entry features are easy to use. I like the ability to search by donation amount and donor name Integrated emails is also a great feature.

Cons: I would like to be able to cultivate targeted lists and have more simplicity for tagging donors. Duplicate entries are getting better, but there is still room to grow.

Overall: I love using ClearView. Overall I like the functionality and capacity.

Intuitive, easy to navigate

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The reports are great and the simple search functions are easy to use and navigate. It provides information in real time.

Cons: Could use a freshening up in appearance. Would like to see a simpler dashboard with customized information and exported reports with direct links to CV numbers.

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on May 22, 2018

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on ClearView! We are glad that you find the reports to be very valuable and easy to access. I have passed your feedback and suggestions along to our product development team.

Thank you again for posting your comment and for the incredible work you and your team does at JDRF!

Clearview is Clear

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ease of use for the reporting.

Cons: It is a little slow in pulling up the reports.

Overall: I use Clearview mostly for reporting. The reports are easy to use and manipulate. The customer support response is relatively quick and easy.

I like the functionality of Clear View.

Aug 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use. Clean layout and logical format.

Cons: I probably only use half of the capabilities, but that's on me. I should take the time to learn more about all the options.

Easy to use!

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Mobile App.

Cons: Follow up on Actions. Have to enter a second contact/action.

Overall: I love how user-friendly it is. As well very clear view to use. It is easy to find and change information with just a few clicks.

I use Clearview on a daily basis for tracking relationships for fundraisers.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The system is fairly intuitive and easy to use. SofTrek works closely with our database team to offer customization and is always looking for ways to improve.

Cons: Sometimes the language is not consistent - you may see something called one in a section, but called something different in another area.

I don't find it user friendly

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: Writing List Queries. I find it easy to select the data that I want for the output. I also find it easy because the output comes in an excel spreadsheet.

Cons: It's reporting functions. It doesn't seem to have good report features I want to be able to compile a report and have it come out in a more readable format that I can present to people other then in an excel spreadsheet.

Overall: It was an interim software we are using until we switch over to a New Database.

Meets our needs

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to use

Overall: Clearview meets the need to track our donors with useful tools. Report writing also is easy can be customized for each need in our organization

ClearView opinion

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: sometimes updates create other problems

Overall: It is mostly very good. The only negative is at times when a new update is put in play things that used to work ( like buttons on a certain page ) quit working and it is hard to get the development people to look into and fix them back to original state

Recommendations to other buyers: Be more aware of Q/A testing

As a new database manager, customer service is important. My Account Manager is extremely helpful.

Aug 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Numerous customizable features and modules. We may not use every one, but the flexibility allows us to use as little or as much as we wish. We literally can grow with our database.

Cons: As of now, my biggest challenge is user training within my agency. I have a staff with varying expertise in databases and getting them to move on from their spreadsheets is still difficult.

Novice at Database Work

Feb 02, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Dashboards and ability to favorite reports that we run frequently.

Cons: There are some ways I would like to pull data but I can't do it without getting help from others.

Overall: I am not a master database user so I know the system has the power to do way more than what I have done with it. I like the dashboards and the reports I do know how to run are very useful. We use it in coordination with our national office and our staff member there helps us make better use of the program.

Recommendations to other buyers: no.

My Experience with CV

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The new donor profile look is easy to navigate.

Cons: Volunteer tracking is still something I would love to see.

Overall: As part of a Development Department, I have used the database to enter new donors, batch donations, track in-kind donations, pull reports, etc. My experience has been good although the report functionality has been a bit of a challenge for us. We work closely with your support team on a monthly basis to constantly update our records and figure out how to pull more accurate reports.

Great CRM tool that is flexible!

Feb 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Flexibility - you can build it they way you want

Cons: Flexibilty - what you want to build, isn't necessarily best practice

Overall: As a product, Clear View is chock full of goodies that allows you to build your CRM the way you want.

Recommendations to other buyers: You should offer best practice guidelines on how to achieve the best results. A user steering committee for enhancements may also be helpful to bring more common functionality to the customers.

Regional Manager

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to learn program. Great training program. Love the detailed information on constituents available once in the system.

Cons: Each company has its own set of business rules. Sometime that can be confusing to know that everyone is following the same rules.

Overall: User friendly software that is easy to learn. Clearview support staff are very helpful whenever needed.

CRM review

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: all in one place

Good action and tracking

Cons: too many reports means too many to chose from it appears overwhelming

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on September 12, 2018

Thank you for your review and comments Sharon!

Awesome support

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love that I can access it from anywhere, so I can work from home

Cons: I came from a Raiser's Edge environment, and there are some things that RE can do that CV cannot, it would be nice to see some additional functionality

Overall: I love the folks at Softrek Support, they're always quick to respond and wonderfully helpful. Customer Support is good.

This is a great tool to use in tracking donors.

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of viewing history. I am able to track a donor's history with one touch of button. This is helpful in fundraising campaigns.

Cons: I do not have any cons at this time. The only downfall is the information is only as good as the information that is entered.

Positive experience overall

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software meets the needs of my role. It is easy to navigate, and the customer service has been great.

Easy and Reliable

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of navigation and I like how you really cannot make permanent mistakes. I really would recommend to another organization.

Cons: A lot of the fields do not pertain to what I am trying to accomplish. Slows down a lot in the afternoon.

The interface is nice, mostly user-friendly, but the reports break often.

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The looks of the software are top-notch. When working, reports are easy to pull, which allows more staff to pull their own reports.

Cons: The customer service seems to be lacking - canned reports will be broken, and when we ask for help, ClearView already knows what's wrong, but hasn't done anything to fix it. Then it takes a long while to fix reports.

Overall: More user friendly, so more staff can pull reports (instead of only one staff member pulling everyone's reports).

Clearview User Review

Mar 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: build my own reports. Easy to find donor history

Cons: I have difficulty pulling reports by appeal code

Overall: Clearview is great and has many more capabilities than we currently use. I would like to have better training on event, donor and prospecting tools that I know are available.

CV CRM

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Look and feel

breadcrumbs

Cons: Lack of documentation

CASL requirements not easy to meet

Vendor Response

by SofTrek on September 11, 2018

Thank you for your feedback Kate; we will pass along to our team. Keep up the great work at JDRF!

I have been using this software since the transition from PMOL.

Aug 17, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Many updates have been made to accommodate our particular ministry making retrieving and updating donor information easier and quicker.

Jill Lemme is an excellent trainer. I've attended many of her webinars.

Cons: We've had lots of trouble with reports: running slowly or not running at all (particularly on dashboards). Getting problems resolved quickly has also been a problem.