Overview

Agile CRM is a fully comprehensive platform that provides a wealth of sales, marketing, and customer service features. It can also help manage your day-to-day operations with contact management, workflow automation, and 360-degree customer profiles. It's more affordable than most CRM systems and offers a free subscription for up to ten users.
Slate is a comprehensive CRM designed for higher education, used by over 1400 institutions worldwide. The CRM manages the entire student lifecycle, from prospects to alumni. You can manage touchpoints, student records, and academic performance from a single platform. You can also automate communications across text, email, and print.

Ease of use

To launch Agile CRM, all you need is a web browser. Once you connect your email, the platform becomes fully operational. Agile offers an abundance of automation features for customer service, sales, and marketing. Easy integration with telephony, social media, and email allows you to interact with customers from a single platform. Real-time alerts let you keep you on task and ensure you never miss a step in the sales process. As for analytics, Agile gives you many reporting options, such as sales KPIs and marketing ROI.
Slate's Events module makes it incredibly easy to add events, manage registration and payments, and report on event attendance. Event registration can be accomplished using a form builder, or by using the API to interface with an existing registration system. Any information collected via the even and registration process gets synced to the student record. You can then target students and alumni based on events they're most likely to attend.

Support

Agile offers support via email, chat, knowledge base, and user forum. Phone support is available during regular business hours, Monday-Friday. Email support operates 24/5 and tends to be responsive. As for training, it is available in the form of webinars, workshops, video tutorials, and articles.
You can connect with students across SMS, email, voice, print, and social media--all from a single platform. There's no more time wasted toggling between tools, plus all your student data is integrated into one platform for accurate, detailed student profiles.

Who is it for?

Agile is a user-friendly and comprehensive CRM system that can boost your sales and improve business efficiency. The vendor is relatively new; as such, the developers have cherry-picked a lot of their competitors' best features while avoiding their mistakes. It is a good CRM for those who have tried and failed with other CRM vendors. Given Agile's free version of the software (for up to 10 users!), even the smallest businesses can use Agile to improve sales and daily operations. Medium-sized companies will probably require a paid version; however, plans are affordable, and Agile offers discounts on two-year contracts.
Slate by Technolutions is the only CRM purpose-built for higher education to support the evolving needs of modern admissions/enrollment management, student success, and advancement through outreach, travel management, online applications, online reading, and more. Slate is trusted by a community of more than 1,400 colleges and universities.

Ease of Use

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Support

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API Access

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Free Trial

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Free Version

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Contact Management

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Molile Access

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Task Management

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Social Integration

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Email Marketing

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Analytics & Dashboard

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Lead Management

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Marketing Automation

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