Salesforce Aggregated Reviews
We moved from Salesforce to Oracle CRM. Worst. Decision. Ever.
The Lightning interface is pretty slick, and the Salesforce Inbox plugin and mobile app essentially automates everything.
My company just made a move from older Dynamics platform to Salesforce and while the interface is user friendly, it’s still crap in, crap out in regards to the information.
Sales people seem to think Salesforce will solve all their problems and they won’t have to do as much work inputting accurate information. That’s simply not the case.
We use salesforce.com for sales life cycle of B2B. Now that we have recently opened online store, we would like to have all B2C customers and orders too to go back to salesforce.com for automation etc.
We used Insightly , but I think it sucked – too cluttered, old school and lacked decent reporting. We tried Salesforce, but it was too expensive, cumbersome and bloated. We also tried Highrise, but it wasn’t powerful enough. CRM is hard, man. Right now we’re back to using Google Spreadsheets.
Hubspot , its free for all contact, account, pipeline management. Costs a monthly fee if you want to start using the marketing, calling, emailing functions. I’ve used Salesforce.com for over 8 years and that is really a necessary tool if you are going to intertwine your accounting practices with SFDC.
Are you using Salesforce Classic or the Lightning experience? Lightning is free, you can easily switch between into/out of it, and the UI is much improved.
Also, as someone else noted, you’ll never outgrow SF because it’s a fully expandable platform (meaning developers can customize what’s the and build custom apps). I used to use RelateIQ for the superior UI but constantly ran into missing features and there was nothing to do but hope and wait.
No, They’re actually by far the easiest to use. Please note that I’m using a relative term, because all the ones I’ve used are pretty lame, but salesforce is a clear winner. I like being able to use the back button.
My co-founder tried every well known CRM, and ultimately ended up with Salesforce. It’s ugly as sin and I’m glad I don’t have to use it every day, but it is powerful and the standard in sales.
Changelog – pre-ecosystem era
v0.1.8 Hound @ apps.the.gt – b2b prospecting platform
v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.
v0.1.6 GRIN tech affiliate program is live.
v0.1.5.3 GRIN jobs experiment started
v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.
v0.1.5.1 GRIN games emerged
As a web agency we never could and never will be able to escape the urge of building things.
Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.
Shout out to Richard Abbott who wrote Fraud on Thetis and Eva Pohler who sent us a huge draft we are still reading through.
At some point we realised that list building, fetching contact details & outreach tech work just as well for b2b lead generation
v0.1.3 Once, we fell in love with ecommerce, because of short feedback cycles on marketing & development efforts.
Today we ship into production inhouse SaaS project - AVOKADO - the web app for learning languages with flash cards.
The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.
One day as we ship GRIN tech v3.0 into production we'll distrupt the language learning market with Avokado.
We love Wordpress and recently shipped two plugins into open beta for commercial sale.
v0.1.2.2 King The Monk - wordpress plugin to virally grow your email list
v0.1.2.1 Plain Conversions - wordpress plugin to convert your visitors
v0.1.1. Expanded core offering to visual productions
v0.1 It's Autumn 2017 and GRIN tech agency's website is born.
We have it saved for the history.