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Free CRM vs Paid CRM Software Systems

Written By: Cliff Ford on August 26, 2012 No Comment

Free CRM Software Systems – Online and On-Premise

The Aberdeen Group has written an excellent post to compare CRM online software systems and tools – specifically contrasting paid CRM vs free CRM. We all want to (and sometimes need to) start out with inexpensive software.

Compare CRM online software systems and CRM Prices

That said, it may come back to hurt you. The question is when is the right time to convert from a free CRM to paid CRM? According to Aberdeen Group, it might be sooner than you think. Therefore it is crucial to compare CRM prices even if you aren’t quite ready to invest yet.

==>To read the entire Aberdeen article, click here.<==

Topics of this CRM article include:

  1. The relevance of taming Information Overload
  2. Managing your Customer Relationships: The Choice between what’s Cheap and what Works.
  3. Manual Methods for Organizing your Outreach
  4. A Case Study of American Health Insurance in CA
  5. Another Case Study: Hawaii commercial Real Estate
  6. Who actually owns the data?
  7. Training
  8. Support
  9. Freemium: The Good, Bad, and Costly
  10. Management of Contacts: Working with you, not against you.

The chief takeaways from the CRM comparison article are as follows:

  1. Weigh your current business needs against future growth
  2. Empower sales to sell
  3. Be clear on who owns the data
  4. Free is only free if you don’t value your own time

Two Top Free CRM Systems

Free Download - CRM Excel Tool - TCO CalculatorFree Calculator Tool: Review of CRM Applications, Costs and Prices

With this Review of CRM programs, you will be able to compare CRM costs and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of more than 10 of the top CRM systems.

The comparison calculator includes the following CRM software systems: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, Saleslogix, Sage CRM, Sage ACT, and more…

With this tool, you will be able to identify the key TCO line items that are relevant for any CRM implementation. We have also included data for comparing CRM software systems such as Microsoft CRM, Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, Sage CRM, Sage SalesLogix and more. You will be able to view the 3 Year and 5 Year Total Cost of Ownership for both SaaS (Online/On-Demand) and Licensed (On-premise) pricing models.

CRM Cost Analysis line items include:

  1. Network
  2. License/User price
  3. Staffing
  4. Support
  5. Rollout/Implementation
  6. Mobile
  7. Hardware (incl. Server and Users)
  8. and more…

==>Click here to access the CRM TCO evaluation tool.<==

Free Download - CRM Excel Tool - CRM Feature ComparisonDownload and Compare CRM Systems, Products and Packages

With this excel tool, you will be able to compare the features, systems, products and packages of the top Free and Paid CRM systems.

You will be empowered to compare and evaluate the following CRM business software systems: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Infusion, Goldmine, Saleslogix, and more…

CRM comparison topics include: Grid of Features, Price/Licensing, Available Entities/Modules, Network/Hardware Platforms, and more…

You will be able to view the pros and cons of these CRM solutions side by side – and compare the strengths and weaknesses of these various CRM systems. This tool was created by CRM experts – and is now available to our readers.

Using this Excel spreadsheet tool, you will be empowered to recognize the chief differences between almost 10 of the top CRM systems, including Sage SalesLogix, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Pivotal, GoldMine, Sage ACT! and more.

CRM Comparison Topics include:

  1. Costs and Pricing (Licensing, etc..)
  2. CRM Features
  3. NAICS and Industry information
  4. Entities and Modules (e.g. SFA, Marketing, Service, etc)
  5. Network and Hardware (Microsoft, Linux, etc…)
  6. Feature Details (Sync, Call Center, Quoting, E-commerce, Lead Management, Security, Workflow, and much more.

==>Click here to download the CRM comparison tool.<==

Comparison Webinar of the Top 2 Paid CRM systems: Microsoft CRM 2011 vs Salesforce.com

This comparison between Salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 will assist you in your CRM evaluation. To view the on-demand webinar, click the image below.

CRM Webinar - Microsoft Dynamics CRM vs Salesforce.com

About the author

Cliff Ford Author: Cliff Ford. CRM Solution Comparison has provided CRM cloud software reviews and evaluations for several years. Our staff of CRM certified partners implements, tests and uses the various systems discussed within this blog. We have created a number of excellent CRM comparison and evaluation tools that we provide our readers. Google

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