Overview

Salesforce is the most advanced CRM on the market. It comes with a long list of innovative features for sales, marketing, and service teams. It also offers business modules, or "clouds," for industries such as healthcare, media, and the public sector. This makes for a complex, enterprise-grade CRM system that can serve businesses of every stripe.
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

Once you master its handling, Salesforce opens up in all of its glory. But learning the ropes will take time and training; this is not a small, out-of-the-box CRM solution. Salesforce's commitment to innovation also means the CRM continuously adds more features, so there's always something new to learn. The interface itself is intuitive and well-designed, but some users trip over the mountain of features.
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

Salesforce offers three plans for customer service. The free support is limited to tech support and online resources. For tech support, simply submit an online support ticket. Free online resources are extensive and include demos, Trailblazer Community, and self-help portal, among others. The paid plan is 30% of your net subscription and offers 24/7 support, expert coaching, and developer support. You can also get a customized signature support plan. The price depends on the complexity of your support needs.
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?

Salesforce's mission is to bring companies and their customers together. In theory, every customer-centric business can benefit from the Salesforce platform. However, the size and complexity of this CRM may be overwhelming for smaller organizations. You can do a free trial of the software and see for yourself.
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

3.9
3.5

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

no
yes

Contact Management

yes
yes

Molile Access

yes
yes

Task Management

yes
yes

Social Integration

yes
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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