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ADAPTcrm

It really works as an all-in-one solution for multiple business needs such as human resource management, sales exploration, and payroll operations. Ultimately, it works better for a larger organization and can be an overkill for smaller organizations or non-profits. In many ways, the numerous features and operations can help alleviate the need for acquiring multiple programs and the training involved.
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Salesforce

Salesforce is amazing for many scenarios, pretty hard to find one that doesn't fit. It's great if you are an executive who needs to know everything about an account prior to a meeting, but doesn't want to have to look in a million different places. If you are a sales rep, and you need to know how many opportunities you've created or what's in your pipeline, your dashboard has it. Say you are a customer success manager, and you need to find out when or why a certain customer churned, theoretically it's all there in the opportunity. You should have their entire history, products suites, surveys and any supporting notes and documents.The only scenario I don't think SFDC excels in would be utilizing it as a ticketing system. There are just too many systems specifically geared to that industry that have it more built out and user-friendly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

ADAPTcrm
7.2
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.7
Workflow management
ADAPTcrm
6.0
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
ADAPTcrm
6.0
Salesforce
8.3
Opportunity management
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.9
Contract management
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.7
Quote & order management
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.0
Interaction tracking
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
9.0
Channel / partner relationship management
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

ADAPTcrm
7.3
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.7
Lead management
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
8.2
Email marketing
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.1

CRM Project Management

ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.8
Task management
ADAPTcrm
9.0
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.3

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ADAPTcrm
7.3
Salesforce
8.3
Forecasting
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.0
Pipeline visualization
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
8.6
Customizable reports
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.5

Customization

ADAPTcrm
6.3
Salesforce
8.0
Custom fields
ADAPTcrm
6.0
Salesforce
8.3
Custom objects
ADAPTcrm
6.0
Salesforce
8.3
Scripting environment
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
7.5
API for custom integration
ADAPTcrm
6.0
Salesforce
7.8

Security

ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.7
Single sign-on capability
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.7
Role-based user permissions
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
8.7

Social CRM

ADAPTcrm
7.5
Salesforce
7.0
Social data
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.1
Social engagement
ADAPTcrm
7.0
Salesforce
6.9

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
7.9
Marketing automation
ADAPTcrm
8.0
Salesforce
8.4
Compensation management
ADAPTcrm
Salesforce
7.5

Platform

ADAPTcrm
Salesforce
7.5
Mobile access
ADAPTcrm
Salesforce
7.5

Pros

  • It provides a nice, single package of multiple features as in all in one solution business program. It can be used to help run many operations in an organization.
  • ADAPTcrm provides a fairly robust interface that can be individually tailored to each user, making it a bit more personable.
  • The program can be linked into other systems like Outlook which can alleviate the need for manual entry of contacts.
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  • Salesforce.com is easily customizable and offers the flexibility needed to manage all companies whether small or large.
  • Salesforce.com is always releasing cutting edge technology which affords small businesses with access to the same technological benefits as small companies.
  • Salesforce.com has become so widely used that it helps when hiring folks because in many cases they've had some exposure to the technology.
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Cons

  • The interface can be difficult to learn at first and a little overwhelming for new users.
  • The lack of customization of some features without additional support.
  • The software maker provides multiple forms of the application which can be confusing when making a purchasing decision.
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  • I do not have specific experience in trying to make customizations to the back end of Salesforce like I do with Microsoft Dynamics- however it appears that the process of making those customizations is far more complex than I wish it were. I would prefer a system that can be customized (with proper approvals and processes) by key stakeholders.
  • I did "arrive" in this system years into it's implementation and can say that the growth of the company seems to have engulfed the system in a way that it's cumbersome now. It's a crystal ball issue at present, no way to predict future. However I would advise that the stake holders in any CRM implementation consider all future acquisitions and integrations- all potential scenarios during conceptual define and design phases. Much of my less than perfect experience is clouded by this state of current system situation...
  • The saved queries/ reporting functions in the system are actually excellent, but as a user I find that data validation rules are often passed over through integrated field / API calls- which seem to incapacitate the validations and "dirty" the data in the system. As a huge advocate of CLEAN data to support quality metrics, this frustrates me. It's likely an issue in systems, however because of my involvement in Dynamics systems I had a hands on role in preventing it in that system. I do encounter a large amount of "dirty" data in SFDC. I cannot speak to the same experience in all other SFDC platforms, but I have had challenges with creating quality/accurate dashes without doing a "manual" cleaning process on a regular basis in this particular instance.
  • I have less experience in this particular CRM with actual day to day record handling so I cannot speak to the average inside or outside sales users' experience in this platform as compared to other platforms. My opinion is usually that a quality design and business rules can optimize key strokes, efficiency, and data quality. There are definitely some challenges we face in this system today which are clearly the result of user interface design improvement opportunities or possibly a need to implement workflows or scripts to "fix" those areas. I believe this to be true of most CRM platforms though.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Salesforce10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Salesforce8.0
Based on 34 answers
Tracks, reports, and makes me money
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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Salesforce9.8
Based on 27 answers
Salesforce is always available securely from any internet-capable device anywhere in the world, UNLESS you choose to set security measures so that ONLY trusted IP ranges may access the system at certain times of the day. It's all about choice and flexibility with Salesforce products.
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Performance

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Salesforce9.0
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
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Support

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Salesforce4.9
Based on 30 answers
I prefer not to ever have to involve Salesforce support. I rarely get an answer and they call non-stop to my mobile phone and work phone. They ask questions that are clearly answered in the case description. It is as though they don't read it.
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In-Person Training

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Salesforce7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
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Online Training

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Salesforce9.1
Based on 15 answers
The premier level of training is capable of preparing any individual from infant user, to technical architect. That is not hyperbole.
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Implementation

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Salesforce9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
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Alternatives Considered

ADAPTcrm is a bit different than other programs with similar feature sets. It offers a more well-rounded set of features that can be beneficial for an organization looking for an in all-in-one solution without much customization. On the other hand, if customization or changes are needed, the costs can be increased greatly with the need for developers or support from the company. Some CRM solutions may require a great deal of programming which ADAPTcrm does not necessarily need, potentially saving a great deal of time in implementation.
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Salesforce is MUCH better than what we were previously using. For one, Saleslogix isn't a SaaS product - you're completely tied to what PC your user creds are installed on. Second, searching for records is nearly impossible in Saleslogix - you have to exactly type something how it's named in the system, and that's really hard to do when you have some people entering it as "A B C Company" and "ABC Co" - it was very gross and also impossible to manage dupes.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Salesforce8.3
Based on 5 answers
They have a chatter function which is great! You can easily create group dashboards and reports.
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Data Integration

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Salesforce8.4
Based on 5 answers
It’s real-time, quick access, and easily compatible with over systems.
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Scalability

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Salesforce10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
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Return on Investment

  • ADAPTcrm helps to address a number of business needs. It can help save a great deal of money and time if implemented correctly.
  • Some users needed additional training which increased staffing costs.
  • The program helped simplify operations into an integrated software solution.
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  • More contacts to companies that need planning services for nature conservation
  • Keep track of the jobs I've been working on and their progress
  • Have more nature conservation surface area
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Pricing Details

ADAPTcrm

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Salesforce

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