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.
Talisma is a large, enterprise-level CRM solution known as the “Salesforce of higher education.” The software can be tailor-made for your business and offers unique, customized versions for many verticals, from manufacturing to hospitality and beyond. Talisma includes both onsite and cloud-based solutions. It operates like most CRMs with contact management, sales management, and marketing features. The difference is in its advanced capabilities, which include AI and detailed reporting.

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.
Talisma is a fully customized solution, so the end product is built around your needs. This translates into easier navigation, as you don’t have to weed through a lot of options you don’t need. However, Talisma is an enterprise-level CRM and the wide breadth of features may take time to learn. Training is necessary to implement Talisma. You can choose from cloud-based or onsite deployment. The onsite option still gives access to new releases and upgrades of Talisma software. However, this requires ongoing maintenance. The cloud-based system’s updates are virtually instantaneous. Users also report lags with the onsite software suite.

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.
Talisma Service enables enterprises to integrate front-office and back-office customer service across the Omnichannel platform to improve 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.
Talisma CRM helps companies in the Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Mutual Funds, ITES, Travel & Hospitality, Manufacturing & Retail Sector.

Ease of Use

4.1
2.7

Support

4
3.6

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.

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