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.
Commence CRM is comprehensive enough to handle most business requirements while still remaining easy to use. It has features for sales, marketing, customer service, plus a project management suite. From one platform, you get an overview of your customer relationships, projects, and business overall. Commence CRM is designed specifically for small to medium-sized businesses.

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.
Commence CRM is a simple yet powerful SaaS solution, which delivers a fully integrated suite of tools for sales, marketing, customer service, and project management. You get automated workflows, personalized customer interactions, and self-service tools that help your clients (and you) save time. It exceeds the capability of many CRMs by including a comprehensive suite of project management tools. Commence offers Gannt charts, portfolio management, budgeting tools, workflow reports, and more. Businesses can see the client through, from prospect to deliverables.

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.
Commence CRM is available on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email and through an online knowledge base.

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.
Ideal for businesses for 10 to 100 users that need more than the basics but the not the cost and complexity of higher end solutions costing much more. Easy to use, customizable and affordable.

Ease of Use

4.6

Support

4.6

API Access

yes

Free Trial

yes

Free Version

no

Contact Management

yes

Molile Access

no

Task Management

yes

Social Integration

no

Email Marketing

yes

Analytics & Dashboard

yes

Lead Management

yes

Marketing Automation

yes

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

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