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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Act! CRM

Swiftpage [ACT!] is
robust in nature and a manageable solution available for use as a powerful
marketing tool. It is compiled of a lot of exceptional services with the best
contact and customer management tool. Support needs a lot of attention, as it
needs to be changed and they must have to be more responsive and helpful to
become the best in the market.
Magreat Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

This can be used for different industries, healthcare, IT, retail or any company with a customer service line, big or small. if i had to ask, i would say "Do you have any type of filing system that you use?" "anything where you are keeping track of personal/ business information." Do you need access to information on a day to day basis?If they do , then this can be used , especially if you need to keep track of the numbers; we like how we can see if are things going up or down.
Catherine Corass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.4
Customer data management / contact management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.0
Workflow management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.2
Territory management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
6.0
Opportunity management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.5
Quote & order management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
6.7
Interaction tracking
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.5
Channel / partner relationship management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
3.0

Customer Service & Support

Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.8
Case management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.7
Call center management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0

Marketing Automation

Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.2
Lead management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.5
Email marketing
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0

CRM Project Management

Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.9
Task management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.0
Reporting
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.1
Forecasting
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0
Pipeline visualization
Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.8
Customizable reports
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.6

Customization

Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.2
Custom fields
Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.7
Custom objects
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.0
Scripting environment
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.0
API for custom integration
Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.0

Security

Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.5
Single sign-on capability
Act! CRM
Nutshell
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Act! CRM
Nutshell
6.0

Social CRM

Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.8
Social data
Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.6
Social engagement
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0
Marketing automation
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0
Compensation management
Act! CRM
Nutshell
8.0

Platform

Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.5
Mobile access
Act! CRM
Nutshell
7.5

Pros

Act! CRM

  • Lots of fields for adapting the software to your own requirements.
  • Excellent tracking of activities/details in sales pipeline process.
  • Excellent robust reporting to provide a very clear picture of prospecting activities.
  • Tightly integrated with Sage Quantum accounting software to avoid double entry of prospect details into Customer/Sales module.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

  • Customization - we are able to make Nutshell make the most sense for our company and processes
  • Scheduling - the ability to set tasks allows us to never forget a follow-up call or email
  • Tags - allow us to prioritize leads and segment our customers and potential customers
  • Communication - the ability to tag colleagues in notes for callbacks or updates to accounts is very helpful to keep everyone on the same page
  • Email History - being able to blind copy all our email communication to Nutshell, allows us to have email threads and notes all in one place
Jennifer Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Act! CRM

  • Social Integration: The tool has a basic feed for LinkedIn information to feed into the system. The infusion of more Social Selling "signals" and "feeds" would be very helpful to instill more social selling into the framework.
  • Account vs. Contact: If you are a company which works to B to B rather than B to C there is a still a bit of cumbersome way to handle "joining" accounts and contacts through links. It is better with 16.1 release but still it's a "contact" centric solution which is great for some business relationships like realtors, insurance, & financial services etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

  • SWOT analysis --- currently we put this in as custom fields but they don't link up at all and are hard to read/navigate. We also use the custom fields for other information we want to capture. It would be nice to build those in so they can show the info as bullet points or something --- currently paragraph form and hard to find things at a glance.
  • Funnel could use some work. Only shows how many leads are currently in that part of the pipeline which doesn't give us a good historical comparison.
Laci Fitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 1.0
Based on 2 answers
There are a lot of good SaaS options on the market but SwiftPage ACT still has a place in the mix today. It depends on your needs, goals, processes, and people
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

Nutshell 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is perfect for a small business / Home based business with SaaS. Nutshell constantly adds new features and the price is much better than more robust software like Salesforce.
Dan Aylward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 1.3
Based on 4 answers
ACT follows the basic rules you would expect for this type of software, but actually doing anything sophisticated with it is near impossible without assistance or training. Unless you use it regularly it is difficult to use. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have internal IT support and it will be used regularly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

Nutshell 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, great for small office
Dan Aylward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 5.2
Based on 14 answers
Following a few interactions with support staff over the phone where we failed to correct the issues we were calling about, we ended up going back to the consultant who we purchased the software through and continued to use her for support rather than call Swiftpage ACT! directly. Our consultant was much more helpful in finding and correcting our issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

Nutshell 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Nutshell's support team has always been great and they tend to go above and beyond. They are polite, friendly, personable and great listeners. They are also great about sending follow up emails too.
Jennifer Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Delay your upgrades! ACT appears to ship out new software with virtually no checking and no concern about bad installs do to their customers.
Terry Kungel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

Nutshell 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementation is difficult everytime but this was relatively simple due to the small amount of data we moved
Dan Aylward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Act! CRM

Although other CRM's like HubSpot offer a free solution, I found that it didn't give much and the add-ons were very expensive. Many other companies have interfaces that are clunky or hard to understand. Also I found that many just offer way too many features that we would never use that just made it more difficult to use what we needed. The customized options are just way to expensive for the simplistic offering we need. Swiftpage ACT! just provides a solution that works for us.
John Hamel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

Well, my team had trials for these others and they all prefer Nutshell for different reasons. I prefer it as I need a user-friendly software to help me out as I am not a big tech guy. I have heard others in the office say things like they like the way activities are scheduled better, or the way nothing ever gets accidentally erased if they hard crash or power goes out.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Act! CRM

  • ACT! pays for itself by keeping me organized.
  • I don't have to remember to contact a prospect, ACT! remembers for me, letting me schedule follow ups for a date and time that works for me. That means greater sales success.
  • ACT! enables me to search for information as well as contacts.
Mary Westheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutshell

  • Nutshell's mobility has provided significant ROI for me since we've started using the CRM. I've been able to provide immediate feedback to clients, schedule meetings from the field with confidence, and much more.
  • Nutshell's tagging features have helped us craft custom mailing/email lists. We struggled to do this in the past.
Phil Curtolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Act! CRM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Act! CRM Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Act! Premium - Basic$37.501
Select - Extra Features$791
Complete - Extra Features$1991
Advanced - Extra Features$3991
  1. per user, per month (billed annually)
SaaS Edition
Essentials$221
Standard$401
Expert$551
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For SaaS version, discount available for annual subscription.

Nutshell

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Nutshell Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$201
Pro$351
Pro+$701
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act! CRM
6.0
Nutshell
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Act! CRM
1.0
Nutshell
10.0

Usability

Act! CRM
1.3
Nutshell
9.0

Support Rating

Act! CRM
5.2
Nutshell
9.5

Implementation Rating

Act! CRM
1.0
Nutshell
8.0

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