Overview

Bitrix24 is a full-featured CRM platform with a free version for unlimited users. It offers an extensive set of tools for sales, service, and marketing. As such, Bitrix24 can feel large and unwieldy to use--the interface is crowded with features. This presents a steep learning curve, and training will be necessary. However, few vendors offer such a full sweep of CRM features at such a great price.
Freshworks offers enterprise-level features at small business prices. The CRM comes with a wide range of tools for sales and marketing. However, you'll need a separate subscription for customer service (Freshdesk). With an AI assistant, rich feature set, and excellent customer support, this platform is one of the highest-rated CRMs on the market.

Ease of use

Bitrix24 specializes in team management. After creating an account, you can invite your staff to the platform, assign tasks and see each other's progress on a multifunctional dashboard. The dashboard and overall layout of the CRM can be confusing, however. One of the particular design failings is you cannot remove options--you can only add more, creating a crowded UI.
This next-generation AI-powered platform provides users with sales and marketing automation tools, chat and telephony, and up to 32 analytical reports. The dashboard summarizes all of your recent activities, including upcoming tasks and appointments. The customization options here are limited; you'll need to switch tabs to see your sales performance and other KPIs. But navigation is simple, and you can quickly jump between deals, contacts, reports, and leads.

Support

The Bitrix24 knowledge database is extensive, and you can answer most of your questions there. The articles are divided by topics and creation date, so it is easy to navigate. The blog also provides valuable insights on getting the most out of Bitrix24. Bitrix24 even has its own YouTube channel with tutorials on CRM use. Training courses for developers and administrators are available. And if you still can't find an answer to your questions, they offer email support.
Freshworks offer support tickets, knowledge base plus search, and user guides. They also provide chat support, and you can reach them across all the social media platforms.

Who is it for?

Bitrix24 offers a rich feature set that can meet the needs of businesses of every size and industry. However, smaller organizations may find themselves overwhelmed by too many features. You can make use of the free version or set up a free trial of their paid plans to see if it's the right fit for you.
Freshworks is a great deal for large organizations with extensive sales networks trying to boost their effectiveness. Small companies can also benefit from this CRM, as its basic version offers plenty of functionality for small teams. Plus, the system requires minimal onboarding and can be mastered quickly. Several subscription tiers and add-ons are available. So, while it may be a bit confusing choosing the right subscription, you'll be sure you only pay for what you need.

Ease of Use

3.7
4.5

Support

3.8
4.5

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

yes
yes

Contact Management

yes
yes

Molile Access

yes
yes

Task Management

yes
yes

Social Integration

yes
no

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.

Brief Comparison