Overview

What's better than closing a deal with a customer? Closing more deals! Close CRM is loaded with tools to speed up your sales cycle, such as a speed dialer, email automation, and embedded communication for phone and SMS. These tools will improve your speed to lead, a proven strategy for converting more customers. Close CRM also keeps the interface simple by focusing on just one thing--sales.
If you could describe a CRM as human, it might be BenchmarkOne. The CRM strives to connect the human element to the data, with customer profile pictures, social media links, and interactive timelines. It comes with a CRM app, and you can also integrate with email to work right out of your inbox. Another selling point is their Enterprise Plan, which comes with an unlimited number of users.

Ease of use

From a single dashboard, you can manage leads and interact with customers. From within the client record, you can make calls, email, add notes and tasks, and change your lead status. Close CRM also lets you automate email campaigns, and track the opens, click rates, and other KPIs. If you make a mistake, the system offers an undo button. Close also makes long lists of sales calls a breeze with built-in VoIP telephony to 200 countries. You can record conversations and develop an effective calling strategy based on successful conversations. You can even redirect calls to another sales rep. SMS messaging is another tool you get with Close CRM. You can send bulk messages to notify clients about special offers and new products. In addition to making communication easy, the interface itself is easy to navigate. Close CRM keeps the UI simple by focusing only on sales tools and communication. Close CRM makes paying easy too. You can drop out of your plan at any month. They will keep your data for a prescribed time, so it's there waiting if you decide to come back to the platform. Alternatively, subscribe to an annual contract, and you'll receive a 15% discount.
Like many small business CRMs, BenchmarkOne has a clean and intuitive design. But the UI still stands out from the pack, given the fast loading time, easy navigation, and striking simplicity. The CRM app is also notable for its user-friendly design and functionality.

Support

Close CRM offers email support Monday through Friday, 9 am - 7 pm. The speed of response depends on your subscription tier. The most expensive plan has a response time of up to 6 hours and may include such extra services as a screen share support, service-level agreement, and a dedicated account manager. There is also an extensive online knowledge base.
Some "how-to" help and more technical help for advanced users. Check out their videos and webinars to walk through BenchmarkONE features and marketing strategies at your pace.

Who is it for?

Close CRM is designed for small to midsize businesses looking to improve their customer relationships and improve sales performance. If you're looking for a combination of telephony, marketing automation, and reporting tools, Close CRM is worth considering. If you're unsure whether this software fits your requirements, a 14-day free trial is available.
Like many small business CRMs, BenchmarkOne keeps it simple. However, they distinguish themselves from other CRMs by creating an engaging, social, and human CRM platform. Information is visual and dynamic, increasing user adoption rates. There are plenty of tools for sales and marketing automation, too.

Ease of Use

4.6
4.5

Support

4.6
4.6

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

no
yes

Contact Management

yes
yes

Molile Access

no
yes

Task Management

yes
yes

Social Integration

no
yes

Email Marketing

yes
yes

Analytics & Dashboard

yes
yes

Lead Management

yes
yes

Marketing Automation

yes
yes

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