Overview

If you're looking for a customizable CRM system with advanced (and affordable) marketing tools, Act! is a good choice. For more than 30 years, Act! has been finetuning its product and implementing new features based on the clients' needs. In some ways, the platform shows its age, such as the dated UI. But it doesn't lack for new and innovative marketing tools.
Teamwork CRM is a cloud-based system that creates a unified portal for sales, marketing, and business operations. You can use it to create and automate workflows, turn over projects quicker, and manage clients from start to finish. The system is simple, yet powerful enough to manage dozens of projects at once. As the name suggests, this CRM is enhanced with collaboration tools for both teams and clients.

Ease of use

Act! does not rate highly for user-friendliness. Virtually no aspect of the tool is intuitive, including setting up your homepage and dashboards. You will require training or at least a video session just to get up and running. Act! has a gray, dated look and feel and clunky navigation. The interface also feels crowded, and it's hard to find what you need. The CRM features powerful marketing tools, but none of them are easy to use--even once you've learned how to operate them. Competitors like HubSpot and Keap offer similar tools that are simple to use. However, Act! is much more economical. This CRM presents a clear line in the sand--do you prefer usability or affordability? Almost no other CRM provides the extensive marketing features for this price tag.
Teamwork CRM adapts to your business model, providing custom views, custom data sorting, custom pipelines and fields. You can also turn company data into eye-catching graphics, from sales stats to your task completion rates. Kanban, Agile, and Waterfall workflows are all available. Plus, it’s easy to navigate the platform. You can remove the apps you don’t need, and activate the ones you do. That way you don’t get bogged down with alerts, options, and processes not relevant to your day-to-day workflow. You can work with as much (or as little) complexity as you need. The company also issues frequent updates and improvements, addressing user complaints. If you’re looking for an easy and adaptable CRM with a responsive customer support team, Teamwork CRM is a good option. As for potential hiccups, Teamwork CRM encourages users to integrate with its own product line. As such, it doesn’t offer a lot of native integrations for other products, and many big names are missing from its lineup. However, it does connect with Zapier and other third-party integration platforms.

Support

Several support channels are available via email, chat, and phone. In addition, Act! has a Quick Start Guide with the steps for the initial setting-up of the system. It gives you information on how to create new contacts, groups, and opportunities and how to import your data and set up marketing automation. There is also an extensive video library of tutorials. The Act! a blog is another helpful tool with tips on developing your business and building up a successful strategy.
You can get support from Teamwork CRM via chat, informative webinars, and documentation.

Who is it for?

Act! is best for small to medium-sized businesses that want advanced marketing tools at a fraction of the cost. Act! CRM will help you apply the right marketing strategy and multiply the number of your clients. API-supported software gives you the chance to integrate any app even if the system does not manually support it. However, users should allow for a significant learning curve and training time. You can try it free for 14 days to see if the system's benefits outweigh the outdated UI.
Manage your sales pipelines for optimum success. Teamwork CRM can help you organize your process, manage your pipeline, report on what matters and grow the bottom line - across all sales functions.

Ease of Use

3.7
4.4

Support

3.5
4.8

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

no
no

Contact Management

yes
yes

Molile Access

yes
yes

Task Management

yes
yes

Social Integration

yes
yes

Email Marketing

yes
yes

Analytics & Dashboard

yes
yes

Lead Management

yes
yes

Marketing Automation

yes
yes

Already made a decision about the best CRM for your business?

To conclude, both solutions are worth your attention for boosting the business processes and enhancing the team performance.

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