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're in the market for a new CRM, you've likely heard of HubSpot. It's at the top of every top CRM listing and claims over 100,000 users worldwide. Established in 2006, HubSpot trailblazer a new path for sales and marketing called the inbound approach. The inbound approach is all about providing value to your customers at every touchpoint. To this end, HubSpot offers hubs for sales, marketing, and service as well as a free CRM.

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.
Hubspot is a multifunctional and easy-to-use CRM that keeps all your customer-facing departments in sync. All your customer data is located in one place, making it easy for teams to coordinate. Dashboards keep all your data and work processes visible from a single screen. By integrating with your other tech tools, you can do just about anything from within HubSpot—send invoices, create a WordPress post, or make a hands-free sales call. Despite the extensive functionality, HubSpot keeps things simple with its user-friendly interface.

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.
HubSpot offers many support channels. Free subscribers can turn to their online knowledge base for tips and troubleshooting advice. You can also look to the vibrant HubSpot Community for user suggestions and support. Paid subscribers can reach support via email, chat, or phone.

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.
The free CRM is excellent for small businesses and startups who want to manage customer data and streamline office processes. Many users rate HubSpot as the best free platform on the market. The paid hubs provide an extensive range of functionality for sales, marketing, and customer service. You can expect innovative features, extensive knowledge and support, and a user-friendly interface. However, the premium plans are more expensive than most CRM vendors. We recommend a 14-day free trial to let you weigh the pros and cons of a paid subscription. Alternatively, you can sign-up for the free CRM system to get a sense of the platform's performance.

Ease of Use

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Support

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API Access

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Free Trial

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Free Version

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Contact Management

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Molile Access

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Task Management

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Social Integration

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Email Marketing

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Analytics & Dashboard

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Lead Management

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Marketing Automation

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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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