Overview

Pipedrive is one of the most affordable and user-friendly CRMs available. It was designed by sales reps for sales reps and includes a full suite of sales tools to help you close deals faster. The user-friendly Kanban-style interface lets you view your sales performance at a glance. It also provides an AI assistant to keep users on task and ensure no client or deal slips through the cracks.
Slate is a comprehensive CRM designed for higher education, used by over 1400 institutions worldwide. The CRM manages the entire student lifecycle, from prospects to alumni. You can manage touchpoints, student records, and academic performance from a single platform. You can also automate communications across text, email, and print.

Ease of use

Pipedrive's ease of use sets it apart from other CRM systems. The intuitive interface requires little to no training to navigate. If you do get lost, Pipedrive's AI assistant is there to guide you through the platform. The dashboard gives you a visual overview of your sales data, divided into categories such as products, services, and sales reps. You can design your pipelines using drag and drop tools and watch your sales cycle in real-time. It also provides an AI assistant that sifts company data and guides the sales team to their next best step.
Slate's Events module makes it incredibly easy to add events, manage registration and payments, and report on event attendance. Event registration can be accomplished using a form builder, or by using the API to interface with an existing registration system. Any information collected via the even and registration process gets synced to the student record. You can then target students and alumni based on events they're most likely to attend.

Support

All plans offer 24/7 email and chat support. In addition, Pipedrive provides you with an online knowledge base containing FAQs and informative articles. If you are looking for training videos and tutorials, look to the online Pipedrive Academy. Then there's the Pipedrive community which offers advice from experienced users. Phone support is only available for Enterprise subscriptions.
You can connect with students across SMS, email, voice, print, and social media--all from a single platform. There's no more time wasted toggling between tools, plus all your student data is integrated into one platform for accurate, detailed student profiles.

Who is it for?

Thanks to the affordable price tag and easy onboarding, thousands of small organizations and freelancers use Pipedrive CRM. It is also well-suited to larger companies that are focused on sales. Any business that wants to manage leads and speed up its sales cycle can benefit from Pipedrive CRM. However, if you're looking for a more comprehensive tool that includes marketing and service departments, Pipedrive is probably not the CRM for you.
Slate by Technolutions is the only CRM purpose-built for higher education to support the evolving needs of modern admissions/enrollment management, student success, and advancement through outreach, travel management, online applications, online reading, and more. Slate is trusted by a community of more than 1,400 colleges and universities.

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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