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.
SuiteCRM is an open source CRM developed and maintained by SalesAgility, a CRM developer that offers consulting, migration, and support services. It can be installed on a local computer or in the cloud. As an open-source platform, SuiteCRM can be tailored to meet the needs of companies in every sector. Users can use SuiteCRM to build business process models and flexible, automated behavior that can be activated at any time. Users can also generate templated customer quotes, monitor pricing strategies, keep track of contract renewals, and model sales pipelines. You can customize the solution to your exact specifications. The only limitation is your imagination and your level of technical expertise.

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.
The foundational platform is dated and clunky to use, but most of the layout is customizable even without coding. When you first log into SuiteCRM, you'll see a default dashboard with various modules, including a call log, meetings, openings, accounts, leads, and more. With a few clicks, you can switch these modules around and add new ones; each will display information based on your current data. SuiteCRM comes with several plugins and extensions that make it reasonably simple to integrate with other applications. As far as developing the software into your own unique modules and layout, the ease will depend on your level of expertise.

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.
SuiteCRM is free to download and use, but businesses must pay for support. Support plans begin at £1500 for up to 15 hours of support. For free support, there is a community forum, webinars, guides, and technical documentation.

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.
SuiteCRM is an open source CRM platform that is best for large companies with an in-house developer or tech team. Though the CRM does offer support packages, they're expensive and come with limited hours. Many users see SuiteCRM as a high-quality, low-cost alternative to common CRM vendors such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, and Oracle.

Ease of Use

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4.2

Support

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3.5

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

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yes

Contact Management

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yes

Molile Access

no
yes

Task Management

yes
yes

Social Integration

no
yes

Email Marketing

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yes

Analytics & Dashboard

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yes

Lead Management

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yes

Marketing Automation

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