ADVANTAGE vs. Followup CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.7 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
FollowUp CRM
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
FollowUp Power CRM for Construction is a CRM system for the construction industry. Features include lead tracking, sales pipeline analysis, closing ratios, quota management, project management, and dashboards. It can integrate with other marketing and accounting products.N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEFollowup CRM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEFollowUp CRM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ADVANTAGEFollowup CRM
Top Pros
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Features
ADVANTAGEFollowup CRM
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Followup CRM
-
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Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Followup CRM
-
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Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
4.1
2 Ratings
64% below category average
Followup CRM
-
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Dashboards4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability4.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
7.9
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Followup CRM
-
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Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing3.83 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders4.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Followup CRM
-
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Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.1
12 Ratings
17% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
8 Ratings
28% above category average
Case management00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
8 Ratings
28% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.5
10 Ratings
22% above category average
Task management00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.7
11 Ratings
24% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
9.8
7 Ratings
26% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
10 Ratings
18% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
3 Ratings
32% above category average
Social data00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
7.7
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
-
Ratings
Followup CRM
10.0
4 Ratings
28% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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ADVANTAGEFollowup CRM
Small Businesses
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Revit
Revit
Score 8.9 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Revit
Revit
Score 8.9 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEFollowup CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
4.3
(3 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEFollowup CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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FollowUp Power
One of the best things about FollowUp Power is that we can mark things for follow-up several months down the line, which we frequently have a need for since many of our clients are seasonal. For example, we'll get started working with them while they're here in Florida for the winter, then they'll head back north in the spring and not want to hear from us again until they return in the fall. With FollowUp Power, we can then mark them for follow up in the future rather than to have to somehow remember to contact them in the future.
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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FollowUp Power
  • We love the dashboard feature. This is where we spend the majority of our time. The dashboard helps us avoid missing bid dates and deadlines.
  • The system is very intuitive and a new user will be up to speed within one hour after they start using the system. There is only one place to enter all data. This allows for ease of use and minimizes data entry mistakes.
  • Every task is date stamped to insure proper work flow and holds the team accountable to each other.
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Cons
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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FollowUp Power
  • It really needs to have the capability of listing numerous phone #s with a note beside each one ("his cell#", "her work#", "do not call before 9a.m.", etc.).
  • It really needs to have the capability of listing numerous e-mail addresses ("hers", "his", "her email address at work", etc.).
  • It would be nice to have a separate general information box where we could put comments in that would show every time we bring up the account (such as "her nickname is Bobbi", "their dogs name is Fido, "their son is currently stationed in France", "husband is going through chemotherapy", etc.), which would help us to remember personal details that are important to our clients.
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Alternatives Considered
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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FollowUp Power
My company had already implemented FollowUp Power CRM for Construction before I arrived. I have used other CRM programs in the past, and FollowUp Power is much more user friendly, and I have already seen a direct increase in my lead to customer conversion ratio as well as increased sales
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • It keeps job time organized by job so we can bill properly for work
  • It keeps POs organized by job so that we can track easier
  • Provides reporting that gives insight into employee time and where it's spent
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FollowUp Power
  • I have seen a lot better tracking on my jobs when it comes to scheduling and staying on top of my jobs.
  • The dashboard is part of my daily routine it tells me exactly what I need to follow up on weather it is calling the customer or checking on the customer.
  • Payments or what the current status of the job is.
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