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.
Zendesk Sell in an out-of-the-box sales CRM. It's focused on delivering powerful functionality for sales teams in an easy-to-use platform. Advanced reporting is another benefit of Zendesk Sell. It is one of the pricier solutions on the market, especially considering you'll need a separate subscription for their CRM and customer service software. But if you're looking for a great sales tool that employees enjoy using and derive an immediate benefit from--Zendesk Sell is a great option.

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.
An experienced CRM user will find Zendesk similar to other customer management solutions. The dashboard has easy navigation (with buttons at the top of the screen) and customizable blocks of information. The intuitive calendar enables you to plan your schedule and follow up the interactions. As for reporting tools, they help you understand your current situation and define what needs improvement. By tracking the progress of the sales process, you can see how much time you spend for each client, what your success rate is, and which sales strategies are the most effective. Concerning customer management, Zendesk helps you better identify prospects and adjust your strategy according to their needs. It also allows you to segment your clients into three categories: contacts, leads, and deals. Every profile includes basic information such as name, phone number, email, and link to a social media account. You have ample space to add additional details in the notes section.

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.
If responsive customer support is a must, Zendesk Sell is probably not the best fit. Unfortunately, Zendesk does not provide email or phone support (except for the Elite version). For general information, there is a Help Center with articles on various topics. In addition, you may attend webinars and ask your questions there.

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 Sell Team Plan is affordable at US$19/ user/month. However, it's capped at three users and offers basic functionality. If you need more seats and features, Zendesk Sell can be pretty costly. As such, many medium and large-sized businesses use Zendesk to give their sales teams one of the easiest and most powerful platforms on the market. However, the subscription fees and the need to purchase additional software for marketing and service places Zendesk Sell out of reach for most small businesses.

Ease of Use

4.6
4.3

Support

4.6
4.2

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

no
no

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

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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