Overview

Comprehensive customization options give Zoho an edge over other CRM systems. Zoho subscribers get the freedom to set up the system the way they want. The platform also integrates with thousands of third-party apps and software. In addition to being a flexible solution, Zoho CRM is affordable and includes a free version for up to three users.
Prospect is a stock-aware CRM, meaning it handles all the back-office processes required to fulfil orders. It also offers plenty of tools for your sales reps, such as pipeline management, quotes, and product catalogs. Prospect CRM keeps marketing, sales, and production lines communicating and is best for B2B companies that handle physical products, like manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors.

Ease of use

Zoho CRM's interface looks a little dated, but in terms of functionality, the system has everything you need to manage your sales, marketing, and service departments. A horizontal dashboard contains tabs for sales, leads, accounts, contacts, reports, and more. These settings can be customized to your preferences. You also have a homepage displaying open tasks, today's leads, and meetings. This can also be personalized, so the information you use most is front-and-center. And unlike many CRM systems, you don't have to worry about storage capacity. You get up to 100,000 contacts, so you can be sure every customer is served.
Prospect CRM sits squarely in the middle in terms of ease of use. It incorporates a lot of features on top of CRM, such as eCommerce, order processing, inventory management, and delivery tracking. The sheer number of features means the software will take longer to learn. However, the integration between front-office and back-office creates a much more streamlined business. Keeping all business platforms and information in a single place also increases efficiency, productivity, and turnaround time between order to delivery.

Support

Zoho provides standard support tools, including an online knowledge base, community forums, customer portal, and email support. Depending on your subscription package, you may receive remote assistance, live chat, and phone support five days per week. The more advanced your subscription, the faster the response time. Those customers with a yearly subscription for 25+ users may subscribe for enterprise support, which will cost 25% of the annual fee. It includes comprehensive technical assistance and a one-hour response time. You will also have early access to new features and advice on improving your Zoho experience.
Help Desk ticketing ensures all customer issues are recorded and routed to the correct department in real-time. Customer service, accounts, and warehousing all speak to each other using the ticketing system. Cutting the time between problem to solution also makes for a great customer experience.

Who is it for?

Zoho is a flexible CRM solution, making it a good match for businesses with a unique business model. It provides an API, allowing subscribers to integrate with virtually any third-party tool. As for the other functionality, Zoho offers every feature the average B2B, B2C, or small to medium-sized business may need. The free plan for up to three users makes it a good choice for solo entrepreneurs too.
Prospect CRM is geared toward B2B companies that sell physical products, such as manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. Prospect manages the complex B2B sales process where closing can take months. It also creates quotes, accepts orders, manages inventory, and tracks deliveries. With eCommerce integration, you can ensure your business never stops selling.

Ease of Use

4.1
4.8

Support

4
4.9

API Access

yes
yes

Free Trial

yes
yes

Free Version

yes
no

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.

Brief Comparison