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.
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

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.
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

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.
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?

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.
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

4.6
4.5

Support

4.6
4.5

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
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.

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