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Highrise CRM and Contact Management: Review

Highrise CRM maintains a focus on helping you to manage three key areas of your business: Contacts, Tasks, and Communications. This CRM allows you to share contacts with your team, maintain your contacts and your relationship with them, create tasks, set reminders, keep track of emails and notes, and other forms of correspondence.

Intended Users

Highrise has a plan for just about any business. With a free plan, solo plan, basic, plus, and premium, whether you are a power user, small group, or anything in between, there will be a plan that is perfect for you.

This software is intended for use as a CRM and Contact Management system — with collaboration features, team management, contact management, and a “just-right” amount of tools and features, this software does not have unnecessary features or too little — like Goldilocks finding a bed — it is just right.

Deployment

  • Cloud, Web
  • Mobile

Mobile

  • Highrise App (iOS and Android)

Features

There are a great array of feature offered by Highrise that makes managing contacts easy.

Collaboration

You can share everything or exactly what you choose with Highrise. Track contacts and communication so that your team members can view the status of any relationship or deal. You can make notes on a meeting, share emails during negotiations, share tasks related to a contact or project, and more. You can also mark information as “private” to yourself or select team members so you control what is shared and to whom.

  • Share address books
  • Store important emails
  • Attach documents and files
  • Control who sees what with Easy Privacy settings

Track Tasks and Set Reminders

Your new business pipeline will be clear — by creating tasks to follow up with leads and check in on your customers, you can do a lot for your pipeline with these tools. View tasks by contact, company, or project, and add reminders to your tasks so you never forget to send an email.

  • Keep track of important tasks
  • Get reminders via SMS or email
  • Assign tasks to team members

Manage Communication

Share and track your contacts and emails in Highrise. You can easily import contacts from Gmail, Outlook, Excel, and from other softwares. This allows you to reply to important emails immediately and with the right information — all from one central software.

  • Send emails to contacts
  • Import contacts via CSV
  • Connect 3rd party tools such as MailChimp

Workflow

  • Track new business deals
  • Add files to deals and projects
  • Attach emails to deals, contacts, projects
  • Add tasks to people, projects, or companies
  • Reply to important emails
  • Add comments and notes
  • Shared contacts and companies
  • Custom data fields for people and companies
  • Search and filter all your contacts
  • Tag contacts for easy organization
  • Simple data import and export
  • Integration with many 3rd party tools via API

Highrise Extras

The extras offered by Highrise offer you: Apps, Accounting, Support, Data Sync / Migration, Email Marketing, Form Collection, Mobile, Live Chat, Pipeline Management, Productivity / Reporting, Proposal & Quote Management, and Sales & Marketing.

Plans & Pricing

There are five plans you can choose from Highrise: Free (seen in the next section), a Solo Plan, the Premium Plan, Plus Plan, and the Basic Plan.

Solo Plan

Price: $29 / month

  • 1 User
  • Storage: 5 GB File Storage
  • Deals: Unlimited
  • Contacts: 20,000

Solo Plan: https://hello.highrisehq.com/signup/solo/new

Basic

Price: $24 / month

(Intended for small groups)

  • Up to 6 users
  • 5,000 Contacts
  • 10 Deals
  • 5 GB Storage
  • No per-user fees

Plus

Price: $49 / month

(Intended for intermediate user needs — the most popular plan at Highrise)

  • Up to 15 users
  • 20,000 Contacts
  • Unlimited Deals
  • 15 GB Storage
  • No per-user fees

Premium

Price: $99 / month

(Intended for power users)

  • Up to 40 users
  • 30,000 Contacts
  • Unlimited Deals
  • 30 GB Storage
  • No per-user fees

All plans features safe and secure features — password protected with safe cloud-management.

Free Plan

Highrise also offers a free plan — you can use the free plan as long as you would like. You can also upgrade to a paying plan later on if you require more cases, file uploading capabilities, more contacts, and so forth.

  • 2 Users
  • No Files
  • Contacts: 250

Free Plan: https://hello.highrisehq.com/signup/free/new

Extras

And don’t forget the extras that you can add to your plan that we went over in the Features section.

Check out the full list of Highrise’s extras here: https://highrisehq.com/extras/

Free Trial

You can quickly and easily sign up for a 30-day Free Trial of Highrise. All you do is pick a plan and sign up in 60 seconds. You can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time.

Free Trial: https://highrisehq.com/pricing/

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What is Capsule?

Capsule is a customer relationship management (CRM) software that looks to make CRM simple by offering six core capabilities to run your business. Managing Sales Pipeline, Managing Relationships, Organizing Emails, Saving Contact Histories, Completing Customization, and Performing Task Management — these six core functions and features makes this software simple, smart, and easy to use from its cloud-based deployment.

Intended Users

Capsule CRM is perfect for SMBs (small-medium businesses) that are looking for a powerful but simple to use CRM software that will give you the core components to keep excellent relationships with customers and clients as well as perform task management, organize your emails, manage your sales pipeline, and offer you customization to fit your business and industry.

Deployment / Platform(s)

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile App (Android, iOS)

Mobile

The Capsule CRM Mobile App is available for iOS and Android devices. The features of this mobile function can be found in the section below.

 

Features

Capsule CRM includes the following functions and features in both plans that will allow you to manage your business, manage customer relationships, market, and improve the efficiency of your business.

 

Contact Management

Managing your contacts is one of the most important parts of running a business, and this CRM has a host of options in it’s six-feature core that will do the job right.

  • Sharing Contacts

Share contacts and client information with co-workers, which will make sure you have one, single, up-to-date view of the contact. No more confusion or duplicate files.

  • Attach Documents and Notes

With this feature, you can easily add notes about conversations with customers, meeting outcomes, clients, and how the contact is know to you (a customer, vendor, potential business partner, etc…).

In addition, you can attach documents such as agreements, proposals, and other files.

  • Import and Export Contacts

If you already have a contact list and are just buying Capsule CRM (which is very likely), they make it easy to import those contacts from: Gmail, vCard, Outlook, spreadsheets, and any CSV file.

  • Categorize Your Contacts

You can categorize your contacts using tags that you can define yourself — this makes tagging easy and relevant for your business. Tag contacts as a vendor, customer, lead, etc… You can  even customize Capsule CRM to record information when another tag is applied. For example, “lead source” when a person is tagged as a lead.

  • Attach Emails

Track your email communications by sending emails from Outlook or any email client into Capsule. The email becomes a part of the contact’s history along with any attachments. This makes it easy to find in one location.

Tasks & Calendar

  • Create Standardized Process

If you have any standard processes (or SOP) like the way you approach a sale, you can configure these as “tracks” in Capsule in order to enable the same set of tasks to be followed for each case or sales opportunity. Each task in a “track” can be linked to a previous one.

Ex: A “call back” task can be set as due 5 days after an “initial call” task. This means that you can automate when tasks appear so you can keep yourself on track without stressing out about timelines and being late.

  • Tasks for Any Occasion

Create new tasks for meetings, phone calls, appointments, submission deadlines, and much more.

  • Link Tasks

You can link up tasks with cases, contacts, and opportunities so that it is easier to refer back to what the task was about – it’s easy to forget when you’re so busy.

Sales Pipeline

  • Share

Share sales opportunities with team members and co-workers for collaboration.

  • Up Front Summaries

Receive a quick summary of opportunities on-the-go through the sales dashboard — this includes: potential values, where they are up to, and what needs to be completed next.

  • History

Keep track of the history of an opportunity by adding notes and attaching documents.

  • Keep Track

Keep track of where sales opportunities are at — use milestones such as: prospect > meeting > proposal > won, etc… Each milestone is linked with a “success factor” that is used to forecast potential sales revenue. Capsule CRM includes a standard set of milestone variables that you can configure with your own.

  • Reporting

Generate extracts and reports from the pipeline using configurable filters.

Customize Capsule

  • Custom Fields

Extend your tags with custom fields that are relevant to your business and industry. If you sell to customers through partners, you can add your own fields to the customer tag to record who the introducing partner was and the date of introduction.

  • Customize Process

Customize the sales milestones and process.

  • Customize Contacts

Personalize contacts and users with avatar photos and tags in order to make each contact and user unique and easily recognizable.

  • Personalized Design

You can even brand your Capsule CRM account using your own logo and colors.

Mobile App

With the Mobile App feature of Capsule CRM, you can do just about all you need to do on the move. With up-to-date information, the ability to begin emails or calls from a contact’s profile, to data and contact history, Capsule Mobile App makes your work a lot easier to start even when you aren’t at work.

  • Syncing

Even when offline, Capsule Mobile App will sync any changes you make once you reconnect to the internet.

  • Manage Tasks Remotely

With the highly effective Mobile App, it is simple to know what tasks are upcoming and which are overdue, at a simple glance. With a status separated list, you can see what tasks are due today or overdue so you know what you need to get done next.

  • Comprehensive Task View

This allows you to actually create, complete, or assign new tasks to your co-workers or team — this means you don’t have to be at work to assign new tasks — you can do it all from your Mobile App.

  • Contact Management

You can access, update, and add data, even when you are offline. Start any emails or calls you need to make directly from a contact’s profile (or view a contact’s location on the map), directly from the Mobile App. There is also a great filter which allows you to search or filter tasks by tag or owner.

  • Latest Activity

You will have the latest information on your app, which is always kept up-to-date.

  • Data

You can view your history of calls, emails, and notes about any contact on your Mobile App. You can also keep track of sales opportunities and tasks as well.

Additional features include:

  • Vital Sales Pipeline Data at A Glance
  • Granular Opportunities
  • Quick Search
  • Opportunities Sorted by Milestone

Add-Ons and Integrations

What makes Capsule so great is that not only does it provide six core functions and features for a powerful and simple CRM, but you also have the option of adding on functions and integrations in order to extend this CRM’s functionality to your needs. Let’s take a look.

  • G Suite (Google Apps)

With this add-on, you can access Capsule directly from Google Mail. This means you can link your Capsule CRM contacts and tasks to your Google Apps account.

  • Accounting & Invoicing

Integrating accounting and invoicing add-ons is easy as well — you can add-on the following integrations to your Capsule CRM to keep your finances in the same place as your CRM: Xero, Freshbooks, Kashflow, FreeAgent, Billiving, and ClearBooks.

  • Email Marketing

What is a business without marketing? With the email list marketing add-on, you can integrate a ton of different services in order to gain new customers, retain current ones, and maintain great relationships with loyal clients and consumers. These add-ons include: MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, Mad Mimi, MPZ Mail, and Wishpond.

  • Website Forms

You can also integrate forms onto your website for use by both yourself and customers, including: Wufoo Forms, Formstack, Ninjaforms, and Gravity Forms.

  • Website Chat

Online chat is a huge part of gaining new customers and helping out those who are having any issues with their orders or your service(s). This is an easy way that engages customers who don’t have time or want to make a phone call or write an email. This live-help avenue also saves you money and time.

You can add-on the following to your Capsule CRM: Clickdesk, Userlike, and Tidio.

  • Help Desk

In addition to the chat feature, you can integrate a help desk to your site, which is recommended for any business that sells products or services. You can add-on the following popular platforms: Zendesk, Freshdesk, Enchant, Help Scout, Support Bee, and LiveHelpNow.

  • Email Tracking

Knowing if your marketing is working depends on if you are receiving data that can show you what customers (existing or potential) are clicking on in emails you send them. You can add-on: Yesware to this CRM to track emails you send. Yesware is a service for Outlook and Gmail.

  • Contracts and Proposals

The following integrations and add-ons are available: Proposable, NiftyQuoter, Quotient, Magento with Cart2Quote, PandaDoc, WebMerge, RightSignature, Signable, edocr, and Direct Mail Manager.

  • Dashboards

For those of you who prefer to have your own dashboard for your cloud apps, you can add-on: Grappster, AppInsights, Neatly, SalesWally, and UnifiedVU.

  • Integration Platforms

Want to integrate other softwares? No problem! With Capsule’s integration, you can add: Zapier, Flow XO, Automate.io, PieSync, and Yoke,io.

  • Telephone & VoIP

For extra customer telephone or VoIP lines, you can add: Netfuse, Kixie, and Callmaker to your software.

  • Job and Time Tracking

TidyWork and Toggl can be added to Capsule CRM in order to keep track of your employee’s time on the job, as well as figure out time management, material costs, and expenses.

  • Inventory Management

Inventory management softwares such as Cin7 and DEAR Systems can be added to give you a real-time sync of your inventory, POS, and supply chain in a central, cloud-based solution.

  • Mobile Integrations

You can add some mobile integrations as well (for Android). call2CRM (Android) and Business Card Reader for Capsule CRM (Android) are options you can add on.

  • Migration Services

Import2 and Data2CRM are easy to use Migration Services you can add on to your CRM software by Capsule in order to import data.

  • Office Management

No problem! Office R&D is a software that is data-driven and perfect for coworking spaces that will integrate with Capsule right out of the box for an additional price.

  • Develop Your Own Integration

Capsule’s RESTful API can be used by developers to create some clever add-ons or to integrate this CRM with other applications.

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Uptime and Backup

Capsule CRM has a 99.99% uptime rate in the last 12 months. You can rest assured that your connection will be there and your CRM fully functional. With your data secured and backed up on a constant basis, you can also feel great knowing your information is saved in case of a disaster.

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Plans & Pricing

Whether you purchase Capsule CRM’s Professional or Free Plan, your plan will include all of the six core functions and features listed in the “Features” section above. The Professional Plan includes greater storage capacity, contacts, users, and offers integrations for a low monthly price.

The Free Plan is best for very small businesses, especially online-only and businesses run out of your home. The Professional Plan is great for small and even medium-size businesses who need a bit more storage, contact space, and integrations for financials and marketing.

 

Professional

Price: $12 month per user

  • Storage: 2 GB per User
  • Contacts: 50,000
  • Unlimited Opportunities
  • Unlimited Cases
  • Premium Integrations: Xero, Freshbooks, MailChimp, Wufoo, and More!

 

Free

Price: FREE!

  • Up to 2 Users
  • Storage: 10 MB
  • Contacts: 250
  • Unlimited Opportunities
  • Unlimited Cases

 

Free Version

There is a free version of Capsule CRM available, as shown above. You can get started right away with this free version at: https://capsulecrm.com/signup/

 

Free Trial

You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of the Professional Plan by heading to the following link and clicking on the green trial button: https://capsulecrm.com/signup/  

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Mothernode CRM: Review

What is Mothernode?

Mothernode is a customer relationship management (CRM) software that is a cost-effective, SaaS solution designed to help businesses create a more effective sales process and customer relationship management.

Intended Users

Mothernode CRM is best suited to SMBs (small-medium businesses) that are seeking out a scalable CRM that can grow with their business, as well as a pay-as-you-go pricing model. There are a range of industries that would benefit from Mothernode, including: banking, advertising, hospitality, real estate, and more.

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile CRM

Mobile

You can access your Mothernode CRM from anywhere, at any time. Business deals and customer service needs don’t always come during business hours or when you are in your office. With the Mothernode Mobile CRM, you have the capability to connect with customers and clients in real-time on-the-go.

Compatibility:

  • iOS (iPhone and iPad)
  • Android (via Google Play)

You can respond, engage, browse, add information, update information, and much more.

  • Mobile and Calendar Integration
  • Archive Communications
  • Email directly from your default email client on your mobile device
  • Archive your mobile email conversations in Mothernode
  • Access customer accounts and contacts
  • Update customer records
  • Post events
  • Tag users
  • Collaborate and connect
  • Add events for customers and contacts
  • View all recent activity in your business
  • Sell anywhere
  • Access accounts

Features

This CRM offers a range of customization options in a user-friendly interface, which will retain proven foundations for customer management, but will also allow for personalization to match your company’s workflow.

Mothernode is a powerful CRM with a streamlined interface, which makes it easy to access data and manage it. This means that representatives can spend less time on data entry and more on selling your products or services.

This CRM is cloud-based, so you can manage accounts and communicate with clients and customers from anywhere in the world at any time.

Features of this CRM include:

  • Customer Relationship Management Services
  • Sales Force Automation
  • Campaign Management
  • Customization
  • Events
  • Quoting
  • Analytics
  • Tasks
  • Lead Capture Forms

What is unique about this CRM, is that in addition to customer management, sales force automation, and lead nurturing, users of this CRM also have access to even more features, which are not typically found in CRMs. This is courtesy of Mothernode CRM’s sibling product called Mothernode ERP.

What this means is that your CRM with Mothernode will also include:

  • In-Module Reporting
  • Independent Quoting Module
  • Advanced Searching
  • Customizable Reports
  • KPIs
  • Syncing with Outlook and iCal
  • Sales Force Automation
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Customer Management

This CRM includes all of the features and functions one would expect of a comprehensive CRM software, and is delivered in an intuitive and affordable way. The software automates many of its processes in the selling cycle, which is efficient and easier for users.

If you have an SMB, Mothernode gives you a full-feature CRM that will grow as your sales grow.

It is also one of the only CRM softwares to allow you to upgrade to ERP capabilities, which includes invoicing and inventory management.

You can future-proof your Mothernode CRM via the solid platform this software provides. Mothernode Integration capabilities will make your life easier and business more successful. Connect to best-in-class solutions and even proprietary software that you business may depend on — either on-premise or in the cloud!

CRM Integrations include:

  • Mothernode Outlook Plugin
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • MailChimp
  • Infusionsoft
  • Xero
  • LinkedIn
  • UPS
  • Hubspot
  • Constant Contact
  • ClicData

Plans & Pricing

Mothernode CRM is available in a variety of plans, with an option to tailor a plan for your industry and business.

Free Demo

You can request a free demo (either instant or personalized), by following the link below. All you need is your name, company name, email, job title and website, the number of users (minimum of 5), and your CRM requirements.

This may seem like some work, but what this does is really allow Mothernode to set up a personalized demo for you, which is crucial for assessing whether this CRM is for you.

Free Demo Request: http://www.mothernode.com/request-a-demo/.


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Azurepath CRM: Review

What is Azurepath?

Azurepath was founded in 2015 and is based in the United States. This company offers customer relationship management (CRM) software for businesses of all types and sizes to use in order to better service their customers, establish new client bases, retain customers, work with vendors, make contacts, advertise/market their products or services, and establish lines of communication with the community and their customers.

Intended Users

Azurepath CRM is used by all business sizes — any business who sells products of any kind will find this software useful.

Deployment

  • Cloud, Web, SaaS
  • Mobile

Mobile

  • Mobile – Android Native
  • Mobile – iOS Native

Features

This CRM is ideal for growing businesses and is therefore a good fit for SMBs as well as large enterprises. The intuitive and powerful automation is perfect for large teams and individuals alike. Azurepath CRM is simple to set up, is safe to use, stores your information in the Cloud via web browser, and has mobile access for both iOS and Android.

The plan offers unlimited perks in order to grow your business and increase sales.

Azurepath CRM offers a range of customer relationship-based features such as:

  • Campaign Management (Business Marketing)
  • Contact Management
  • Document Management
  • Interaction Tracking (for Deals and Customer Support)
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Scoring
  • Marketing Automation
  • List Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Referral Tracking
  • Territory Management
  • Secure Data Export and Import
  • Mobile Access to CRM
  • Payment Structure and Invoices
  • Automated Visual Lead Queue
  • Team and Individual Assignment
  • Seamlessly Integrated Reminders
  • Global Searches
  • Customization

Analysis Features

With this feature, you receive:

  • Automated Reporting
  • Live Performance Tracking
  • Aging Pipeline Highlighted
  • Filter Results by Team or Individual
  • Set Targets for Teams or Individuals
  • One Touch Historical Insights
  • Track Time to Close and Lead Aging
  • Export any Trend/Report to Excel

Finance Features

With this feature, you connect your sales and finances in a more accessible way.

  • Automated Sales Forecasting
  • Historically Guided Insights
  • Automatically Account for CoGS
  • Payment Structure and Invoices
  • Accurate Cash Flow Analysis
  • Batch Import or Update Invoices
  • Multiple Currencies (USD, GBP, EUR)
  • Track Receivable Performance

With Azurepath’s CRM, you can run your business more effectively. You can create payment structure and invoices, lead team and individual assignments, receive integrated reminders, view an automated visual lead queue, track lead stage and touches, manage your contacts and accounts, and add lead attachments via email.

The Azurepath CRM package (you can view the plan and pricing in the next section) offers unlimited users, accounts, contacts, leads, attachments, and support.

Plans & Pricing

Azurepath’s CRM is unlike most others — it offers one package at a low price, with unlimited use in just about every aspect.

For $14.95 per user / month, you can get a great deal with this CRM.

The first 30 days of use are free and Azurepath does not ask for a credit card until your 30 days free are up and you decide whether you wish to subscribe. If you pay annually, you can receive 2 months free and save money; otherwise, you can pay monthly if you wish for the $14.95 quote.

Azurepath accepts the following payment types: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. You can cancel your subscription at any time, as there are no contracts to sign.

With Azurepath’s CRM software, you will receive unlimited: users, leads, accounts, contacts, attachments, and support.

Free Trial

You can try Azurepath CRM for free for 30 days. No credit cards are required.

Start your free trial by heading to the following link and entering the name of your company, your company email address, and your name — that’s it!

Free Trial: https://signup.azurepath.com/

Free Demo

Contact Azurepath to request a free demo: https://www.azurepath.com/contact.html

Customer Support and Training

  • Documentation
  • Webinars
  • Live Online Training
  • Online Support
  • Business Hours (support)


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What is PipelineDeals CRM?

PipelineDeals CRM is a sales-geared customer relationship management software that allows its users to efficiently manage contacts, companies, qualify and track leads, and more with a central, cloud-based software program.

PipelineDeals is suitable for a range of industries and with hundreds of custom data fields, you can customize it to your particular industry and unique business/sales needs.

Intended Users

PipelineDeals CRM is intended to be used by SMB’s (Small and Medium Businesses) who want a customer relationship management software that is geared towards sales as well. 17,000 customers already use this software, including: Garmin, The Burchfield Group, Viva, Summit, Interactive Circle, mopro, PayrollHero, Criveller Group, StrategyWise, and more.

Platforms

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile Devices (via App)
  • PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Mobile

  • iPhone App
  • Android App

Features

This CRM provides both sales engagement as well as customer relationship management tools so you can view daily pipeline snapshots, real-time deal status updates, and 3D charts, all on a comprehensive sales dash.

This CRM allows its users to gain access to files that contain all people, documents, and activities related to any single deal. Provide There are 12 standard data fields and 225 custom data fields included, which makes this software highly customizable for your industry.

  • Sales Pipeline
  • Monitor Pipeline
  • 3D Charts and Reports
  • Mobile App and Accessibility
  • Daily Email of Latest Sales Pipeline Numbers
  • Comprehensive Deal Page with Customizable Fields
  • Real-Time Status Updates

Sales Acceleration

  • Send Trackable Emails
  • Launch Email Campaigns for Sales
  • Analyze Success of Customer/Lead Communications
  • Get the Full Picture through Pipeline
  • Standardize Email for your Team

Deal Tracking

  • Monitor Deal Activity
  • Track Deal Activity
  • Standardize a Common Sales Process
  • Add Tasks and Events and Organize
  • Categorize and Track Emails
  • Forward Communications
  • Save Document Attachments When you BBC an Email

PDF Print and Share Feature

Lead Management

  • Manage Customer Relationships and Leads through Pipeline
  • Understand Lead Sources and Tag Individual Leads
  • Manage Leads Across Sales Team for Collaboration and Delegation
  • Improve Results Across Sales Funnel with New Lead Highlights

Contact Management

  • Customer List Control (easy import from any source and organize)
  • Clean Data and Customer Lists
  • Manage Contacts Across an Account
  • Set Specific Tasks and Events to Follow up with Individual Contacts

Activity Tracking

  • Customize Activities
  • Assign Custom Activity Category to All that they Do in PipelineDeals (keeps track of each sales rep and what they did and when they did it)
  • Notifications and Collaborations
  • Run Detailed Reports

Mobile CRM

  • Mobile PipelineDeals App for iOS and Android devices
  • Optimized CRM for Mobile
  • Optimized for Sales
  • Set Up Text Message Reminders
  • No Additional Costs for Apps

Data Importing

  • 3 Types of Data Import: People/Contacts/Leads, Deals, and Companies/Accounts
  • Import in Bulk
  • Keeps Data Clean from Redundant or Duplicate Data
  • Assign Data to One or More Individuals during Import
  • Undo Features for When Mistakes are Made

Custom List Views

  • Filter Data Quickly (by zip code, negotiation stage, etc…)
  • Save and Share Favorite Filters
  • Sorting Features for Optimum Organization
  • Edit Whenever, Wherever

Email

Sales Team Organization

  • Store and Share Sales Documents
  • Guide Team’s Sales Activities
  • View Team’s Sales Pipeline
  • See Team’s Deals

Sales Goals

  • Recognize Top Performers
  • Keep Sales Goals to the Front
  • Set Standards and Drive Growth

 

Account Customization

  • Customize Deal Stages
  • Add Your Logo and Modify Colors
  • Define Custom Fields and Activity Categories
  • Control User Access and Roles

Connect – Email Integration

  • Capture Sales Communications in CRM (sync email with Connect)
  • Email Inbox is Optimized for Sales Pipeline
  • Insights into Most Valuable Sales Communication
  • Reminders to Follow Up with Leads as they Move through Sales Funnel
  • Standardize Email for Team

Automations

  • See Sales Pipeline from Beginning to End
  • Communicate Across Teams when Deals are Closed, Milestones Reached, etc…
  • Automatic Prompting of Next Deal Action
  • Accountability
  • Supports Recurring Revenue Models and Account Management

Integrations

  • Google Apps
  • MailChimp
  • Outlook
  • Excel
  • QuickBooks
  • Zapier
  • RightSignature
  • HelpScout
  • Meldium
  • Userlike
  • INinbox
  • Import2
  • Bitium
  • Bedrock Data
  • 123 Contact Form
  • WebMerge
  • PieSync
  • Callmaker

Plans & Pricing

There are three plans to choose from for the PipelineDeals Sales CRM software: Standard, Accelerator, and Optimum.

You can choose between annual and monthly billing — however, you get a discount for the annual billing option.

Standard Plan

Price: $25 / month per person (annual billing) OR $29 / month per person (billed monthly)

  • Bank Quality Security
  • Unlimited Document Storage
  • Back Up Sales Documents
  • Email, Chat, or Phone Support
  • Three Permission / Visibility Roles Available
  • Custom Pipeline Stages
  • Unlimited Leads
  • Unlimited Contacts
  • Unlimited Deals
  • Unlimited Companies
  • Customized List Management
  • Customizable Fields and Organization
  • Sales Reporting
  • Task and Appointment Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Contact, Lead, and Deal Management Tools
  • Mobile Apps – Android and iPhone
  • Native Integrations, API Access, and Google Apps

Sales Reporting

Accelerator Plan

Price: $49 / month per person (annual billing) OR $59 / month per person (billed monthly)

This is the most popular plan at PipelineDeals and is the middle plan option.

You receive everything in the Standard Plan above, PLUS the following features:

  • Two-Way Email Sync
  • Email Engagement Tracking
  • Sales Process Automation
  • Task Automation
  • Email Sharing and Template Sharing
  • Individual and Team Email Analytics
  • Advanced Deal Intelligence

Optimum Plan

Price: Contact for Pricing (1-866-702-7303)

The Optimum Plan features everything that the Accelerator Plan does, plus:

  • Custom Password Requirements and Auto Expiration
  • White Labeled IP and Mobile Devices
  • Completely Separate Infrastructure for Account Data
  • Named Customer Success Manager (White Glove Support)
  • Direct Telephone Contact (Personalized Support Channels)
  • Personalized SLA (Custom SLA to Match Support Needs)

Full Plan and Pricing Details: https://www.pipelinedeals.com/pricing

Free Trial

You can get a free 14-day trial of this comprehensive Sales CRM at: https://www.pipelinedeals.com/get-started

There is no obligation, no risk, and you can try all of the features and invite an unlimited amount of users.

Free Demo

You can also meet with an expert for a customized demo so you can see the grand tour of this CRM and what it can do for your business’s sales team.

Demo: https://www.pipelinedeals.com/demo


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Base CRM: Review

Base CRM was founded in 2008 and is a cost-effective solution for your customer relationship management needs for your growing or established business.

Base CRM allows small, medium, and large businesses to take a more data-driven, scientific approach to sales and customer relations. This all-in-one sales platform increases adoption and data capture and with actionable, quantifiable insights, you can accelerate your performance and increase your revenue in a way that is scalable, measurable, and most importantly — repeatable.

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Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile: Android Native
  • Mobile: iOS Native

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Mobile Sales Management

Base CRM is highly mobile and features all of the technology that that you can get from your desktop.

Base’s full-featured Mobile Sales Management solutions include:

  • Geolocation
  • Mapping
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Notifications
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Goal Attainment
  • Sales Funnel Analysis
  • Mobile Reports
  • Offline Access
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Lead Management

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Solutions

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Mobile Sales Management
  • Account Management
  • Lead Tracking
  • Native Automatic Dialer
  • Email Intelligence
  • Lead Prioritization
  • Win Rate Optimization
  • Sales Reporting and Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Intelligence

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Plans and Pricing

There are three plans to choose from: The Starter, Professional, and Enterprise Plans — and depending on your CRM needs, size of your business, and number of users, your plan can cost anywhere from $25 per user per month to $125.

Starter Plan: $25 per user / month

This starter plan offers basic sales tracking and customer management for up to 5 users.

  • Leads, Contacts, Deals, Tasks: Unlimited
  • Document Storage: 2 GB / User
  • Mobile Apps
  • Geolocation
  • Base Voice Phone number
  • Call Logging and Recording
  • Lead, Contact, and Deal Management Tools
  • Customization, Filters, and Tags
  • Custom Pipeline Stages
  • Task Management
  • Email Automation
  • Plugins and Integrations
  • Built-In Dialer
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Professional Plan: $75 per user / month

This plan offers complete Customer Relationship Management (CRM) features and reporting for growing businesses.

  • Leads, Contacts, Deals, Tasks: Unlimited
  • Document Storage: 2 GB / User
  • Mobile Apps
  • Geolocation
  • Base Voice Phone number
  • Call Logging and Recording
  • Lead, Contact, and Deal Management Tools
  • Customization, Filters, and Tags
  • Custom Pipeline Stages
  • Task Management
  • Email Automation
  • Plugins and Integrations
  • Built-In Dialer
  • Document Management
  • Task Automation
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Activity Reports
Sales Pipeline Management

Sales Pipeline Management

Enterprise Plan: $125 per user / month

The enterprise plan is an all-in-one sales platform for data-driven enterprises that require a full-feature CRM.

  • Leads, Contacts, Deals, Tasks: Unlimited
  • Document Storage: 2 GB / User
  • Mobile Apps
  • Geolocation
  • Base Voice Phone number
  • Call Logging and Recording
  • Lead, Contact, and Deal Management Tools
  • Customization, Filters, and Tags
  • Custom Pipeline Stages
  • Task Management
  • Email Automation
  • Plugins and Integrations
  • Built-In Dialer
  • Document Management
  • Task Automation
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Activity Reports
  • Sales Intelligence
  • Lead Scoring
  • Call Analytics
  • Auto Dialer
  • Product Catalog
  • Multi-Level Permissions
  • Single Sign On
  • Multiple Sales Pipelines
Data Import

Data Import

Onboarding Services

Base also offers onboarding services led by their in-house experts so that your company can be set up for success properly. This service includes data migration, account setup, training, and more.

This package starts at $2,500.

Training and Support

Should you not opt for Onboarding Services, Base CRM comes standard with the following training and support:

  • Documentation
  • Live Online Training
  • In Person Training
  • Webinars
  • Online Support
  • Business Hour Support

Free Trial

Base offers a full feature 14-day free trial. No credit card required.

You can start your free trial at the link below: https://signup.getbase.com/signup-iframe.html

Mobility and Security

Mobility and Security

Security

Base CRM goes under routine security audits by experts in the industry to make sure your data is protected.

  • Payments Protected
  • All Credit Card Information Goes Through PCI Compliant Payment Gateway
  • 256-Bit SSL Encryption
  • Backup Done Automatically on Multiple Amazon Servers Nationwide
  • 99% Uptime
Endless Integrations

Endless Integrations

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Base Snap Platform

With the Base Snap platform, you can connect your business tools, sync your sales data across your organization, and keep IT happy!

Base Snap features out-of-the-box integrations and API are built to produce immediate results. Base’s sales-centric UX experts will make sure every integration experience is useful, intuitive, and refined.

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API

Every Base account has access to the API Snap platform and this can be used to connect to any other product.

With sync services and pre-built code libraries in: Python, Ruby, PHP, and Java, whatever side project you are building or what integration, Base can set you up with the SDK’s and API’s that you will need to make it a success.

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Bitrix24: Review

Bitrix24 offers many solutions such CRM for sales and as a human resources information system (HRIS). With dozens upon dozens of CRM features for sales automation and sales team management, Bitrix24 is not just a great Customer Relationship Management software but a great choice for E-Mail marketing, analytics, keeping track of your sales cycle, and more.

Intended Users

With over 1 million organizations already using Bitrix24 for their CRM needs, this service is versatile and flexible for SMB’s (Small Medium Businesses) and non-profit organizations.

Deployment

  • Cloud
  • On-Premise
  • Mobile

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Bitrix24 CRM is self-hosted, which means you can receive your own private cloud suite that is under your control only. In addition, you have access to Helpdesk, Idea Management, eLearning modules and other features that aren’t available to cloud Bitrix24 users. So, no worries if you cannot use Dropbox, Slack, Skype, Salesforce, and other cloud-only solutions in your organization.

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With your private cloud, you can take advantage of the following features:

  • Video Conferencing
  • PBX (via Voxlmplant cloud server)
  • Bitrix24.Drive
  • Document Management
  • Desktop App with Document Sync
  • CRM
  • HRIS (Human Resources Information System)
  • Task and Project Management
  • Instant Messenger (XMPP server)
  • Helpdesk (not in Cloud plans)
  • eLearning (not in Cloud plans)
  • Idea Management (not in Cloud plans)
  • iOS and Android Apps

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Mobility

  • Web
  • iOS Apps
  • Android Apps

Mobile Features Link: https://www.bitrix24.com/features/mobile.php

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Security

  • Two Factor Authentication
  • 256-Bit SSL Encryption
  • Bitrix OTP, WinAuth, FreeOTP, Google Authenticator
  • RSA Encryption
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Custom Backup Rules

Features Checklist

  • Project Management & Tasks
  • Gantt Chart
  • Task Dependencies
  • Employee Workload Management in Tasks

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  • Checklist
  • Counters and Roles
  • Task Reports
  • Report Builder

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  • Automation
  • Templates
  • Workgroups
  • External Users
  • Tasks via Email
  • Real Time Communications

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  • Instant Messaging
  • Group Chat
  • Voice and Video Calls
  • Screen Sharing and HD Video Conferencing
  • Mobile Apps
  • Desktop App
  • Document Management
  • Private & Shared Document

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  • Easy Document Collaboration
  • Version History
  • Document Lock
  • Creating and Editing Documents Online
  • Editing Documents with Apps on PC
  • Integration with External Drives
  • Instant Search
  • Approval Workflows
  • Bitrix24.Drive for Collaboration
  • Central Entry Point
  • Cloud-PC Integration
  • Reports and Sales Funnels
  • CRM Dashboards
  • Quotes
  • Invoices Inside the CRM
  • CRM Website Forms

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  • Open Channels
  • Mobile CRM
  • Email and Calls to Clients
  • Business Processes in CRM
  • Rights and Roles in CRM
  • Apps and Integration in CRM
  • Integration with your Website
  • Social Intranet
  • Activity Stream
  • Badges (social)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Collaborate by Email
  • Social Media Network Integration

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Free Version

The Free Plan from Bitrix24 is completely free for all users with no additional fees at all. The Free plan is best for micro companies and small businesses that need internal communications more than anything.

This platform is great for small groups of people who want security, flexibility, and upward mobility. Your small online shop or company’s sales department can use the Free Plan if you need a CRM for processing incoming needs.

You can sign up for free here: https://www.bitrix24.com/register/

Features

  • Users: Unlimited
  • Online Storage: 5 GB
  • Task Dependencies: 5
  • Integrated Email Accounts: 12
  • Business Card Scanner: 12
  • CRM Web Forms: 1
  • Open Channels: 1
  • Live Chat: 1

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Plans & Pricing

Plus Plan

Price: $39 / month

Features

  • Users: Unlimited
  • Online Storage: 24 GB
  • Task Dependencies: Unlimited
  • Integrated Email Accounts: 24
  • Business Card Scanner: 24 / month
  • CRM Web Forms: 2
  • Open Channels: 1
  • Live Chat: 1
  • CRM Records Conversions
  • Advanced Duplicate Search
  • CRM Change History
  • CRM Access Log
  • List View Exceeding 5,000 Records
  • Simultaneous Call to All Available Employees
  • Call Quality Evaluation
  • Call Source Tracking (Marketing)

 

Standard Plan

Price: $99 / month

The Standard Plan is for companies/businesses that have more than 12 people who require a united platform for teamwork and file sharing. If you need to allow third parties such as partners, clients, or suppliers to participate in tasks and projects, this is a good plan for you. It is also great for non-profits who have a large number of users.

This is Bitrix24 CRM’s most popular plan and features quite a bit more features than the previous plans.

Features

  • Users: Unlimited
  • Online Storage: 100 GB
  • External Users
  • Access Limit by IP
  • Your Own Logo
  • Workflow Automation
  • Document Lock
  • Task Dependencies: Unlimited
  • Custom Fields
  • Multiple Sales Pipelines: 2
  • Integrated Email Accounts: Unlimited
  • Business Card Scanner: 50 / month
  • CRM Web Forms: 4
  • Open Channels: 2
  • Live Chat: 2
  • CRM Record Conversions
  • Advanced Duplicate Search
  • CRM Change History
  • Backup Restore
  • CRM Access Log
  • List View Exceeding 5,000 Records
  • Simultaneous Call to All Available Employees
  • Call Quality Evaluation
  • Call Source Tracking (Marketing)
  • Custom Telephony Permissions

 

Professional Plan

Price: $199 / month

The Professional Plan is great for tracking working hours and the time spent by users on projects and tasks. You can use your own domain name for social intranet as well as managing meetings, events, briefing, etc…that need to take place to keep your business running efficiently.

This plan is all-inclusive and contains all of the features Bitrix24 CRM has to offer.

Features

  • Users: Unlimited
  • Online Storage: Unlimited
  • External Users
  • Access Limit by IP
  • Use Own Logo
  • Approvals (Expenses, Assets, etc…)
  • Workflow Automation
  • Time Management
  • Work Reports
  • Meetings and Briefings
  • Document Lock
  • Task Dependencies: Unlimited
  • Custom Fields
  • Multiple Sales Pipelines: Unlimited
  • Integrated Email Accounts: Unlimited
  • Business Card Scanner: Unlimited
  • CRM Web Forms: Unlimited
  • Open Channels: Unlimited
  • Live Chat: Unlimited
  • CRM Record Conversions
  • Advanced Duplicate Search
  • CRM Change History
  • Backup Restore
  • CRM Access Log
  • List View Exceeding 5,000 Records
  • Phone Call Recordings: Unlimited
  • Simultaneous Call to All Available Employees
  • Call Quality Evaluation
  • Call Source Tracking (Marketing)
  • Custom Telephony Permissions
  • Use Own Domain Name

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Microsoft’s New Outlook Customer Manager “Lightweight” CRM

When it comes to CRM’s, the importance of integration with third party applications such as Microsoft Office, Gmail, MailChimp, and other software is important for the smooth operation of every business. Marketing your products, enticing potential customers, maintaining a social media presence with customers, communicating with your team/staff, and ensuring responsive communication with buyers is imperative.

We know of many popular CRM’s out there such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Nutshell, Marketing 360 CRM, Zoho, and so forth, but you may be surprised to hear that Microsoft Outlook is getting its own “lightweight” Customer Relationship Management software called Outlook Customer Manager.

Intended Users

Microsoft’s Outlook Customer Manager is aimed towards small businesses and is also perfect for startups looking to get organized ahead of the game.

Outlook Customer Manager

This new tool by Microsoft is intended to serve businesses that need a lighter CRM. The new Outlook Customer Manager CRM is for business owners using Outlook and Office 365. This CRM will allow business owners to track customer information, history, and interactions, but does not contain all of the robust tech in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM platform.

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While it is a lightweight CRM, the features included are at the heart of customer relationship management and will do a great job of offering business owners only what they need at a price that one would imagine will be very fair for the software. It is also very mobile and focused on integration, which is something that Microsoft has been curbing the market in.

Features

Once Outlook Customer Manager is enabled, this CRM will automatically organize:

  • Customer Information
  • Emails
  • Meetings
  • Calls
  • Notes
  • Files
  • Tasks
  • Deals
  • Deadlines

This information is collected from the integrated calendar, email, and log data and is presented in a useful and easy to read timeline format next to the inbox. This makes it very intuitive to use, as we are all used to “timeline” formatting that is common among today’s software and social media platforms.

This tool also allows its users to browse through a spreadsheet-type collection of all deals, with the Focused feature (explained below), showing the most important projects at the top.

 

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Focused

The “Focused” feature is somewhat similar to Outlook’s current Focused Inbox, which prioritizes the emails that need to be read first — however, as a part of CRM software, the Focused feature int hsi software will associate certain tasks with a contact, a company, or a deal. This helps the businessperson interact with customers in a timely fashion via prioritization and organization.

It can also present a list of deals by amount, priority, stage, and close date. This technology is able to prioritize for you, which deals and customers are most important to deal with in a timely fashion.

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In addition to keeping up with customers through Outlook’s familiar interface, another advantage lies in this CRM’s ability to help teams within the business to handle customer calls and inquires, even if the original point of contact is off work or out sick. All of the notes taken from calls, deal stage details, and meeting dates are accessible to anyone at the business/company so everyone is on the same page and can work within this central workspace.

Not only will Focused be available on the desktop platform, but on mobile as well, beginning with iOS. Other mobile platforms such as Android will soon follow but will not be available immediately. The Focused feature will be easily available from the Home tab in the Outlook inbox and the data that is tracked will remain in Office 365.

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Scalability

One of the best parts of this light CRM is its scalability. Should your company grow larger and you need to hire more employees and require a more robust CRM, you can upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Mobility

This Outlook Customer Manager CRM is available on desktop, laptop, and via mobile. Microsoft is excellent when it comes to mobility and integration so you can expect the full range of mobile features with this CRM.

There is a dedicated iOS app available now for eligible users that will hit the App Store later. However, do not fear if you do not use Apple products. This tool will soon be available on other mobile platforms as well, including the Android giant.

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Price

The Outlook Customer Manager is being added today (11.16.2016) for free for those with the Office 365 Business Premium Plan. Those who are in the First Release program will get first dibs ahead of the worldwide rollout of this CRM in the coming months.

Microsoft is also looking to give this CRM feature for free to Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 customers, as well.

It is unknown at this time how much this CRM will cost those who do not have the Business Premium Plan or those who newly purchase Microsoft Office 365 and the Outlook Customer Manager CRM to use for their business.

 

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