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.
Ontraport is an extremely customizable, strong yet simple CRM. It provides a marketing suite at corporate level and comprehensive automation features. In 2020, Ontraport was in the top 20 CRMs for both the software and the production of the landing page. Ontraport specializes in searching for new clients and automates many administration and tracking so that you can give quick, consistent and tailored service.

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.
Ontraport takes you some time to understand how to browse and to use its features, whether it's basic or more difficult. Once you know the interface, it is likely you'll find the more complex stuff (think coupons, limited trials) will work quite well on Ontraport for you. Bear in mind that such more complicated functions may also demand some technological know-how. Thankfully, if you lean to Ontraport and cannot (or don't have the time to) build up your entire business, a few qualified consultants from Ontraport are prepared and happy to help make your dreams of Ontraport a reality.

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.
Unlike companies that devote more resources to sales and marketing, Ontraport's support team is the second-largest (after engineering) and a primary emphasis of the company. In contrast to tools that provide email only or limit assistance to more advanced plans, Ontraport offers free live chat, email or screen sharing at all plan levels. They have a team that is exclusively committed to ensuring that new users are confident in their application and are specifically educated in migrating from other applications. Two new releases a week are released by their developers, each week. This implies more new features and quicker debugging.

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.
It's ideal for small to medium-sized companies looking for a simple CRM with comprehensive automation tools. The extensive range of ecommerce capabilities will also benefit online companies. Ontraport is best suited for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a combined business and marketing automation platform.

Ease of Use

3.7
3.8

Support

3.8
4.3

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

yes
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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