Affinity vs. Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affinity
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Affinity (or Project Affinity) headquartered in San Francisco supplies pipeline automation with automatic data and file capture with deduplication, task reminders, sales team efficiency reporting, as well as the platform's machine learning collective intelligence engine for judging the relationship strength salespersons are developing or to uncover the next best lead to contact.N/A
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Sugar Sell from SugarCRM is a collaborative CRM, allowing users to track and monitor activities, map each customer’s journey and automate as many workflows as you need to. Sugar Sell is presented by the vendor as lean, fast and integratable with anything. Sugar Sell replaces former editions of the SugarCRM product, including the SugarCRM Community Edition, the open source edition, which is discontinued.
$147
per month 3 users
Pricing
AffinitySugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essentials
$49
per month per user (3 user minimum, 5 user maximum)
Sugar Enterprise
$85
per month per user (billed annually)
Advanced
$85
per month per user (3 user minimum)
Sugar Enterprise+
$135
per month per user (billed annually)
Premier
$135
per month per user (10 user minimum)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffinitySugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Free Trial
NoYes
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
AffinitySugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AffinitySugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2
32 Ratings
7% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings8.831 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings8.525 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings8.225 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings7.823 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings7.129 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.924 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2
23 Ratings
9% above category average
Case management00 Ratings8.823 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings8.018 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings7.716 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9
24 Ratings
5% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings8.521 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings7.322 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.9
27 Ratings
16% above category average
Task management00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings9.117 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.723 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.7
27 Ratings
14% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings8.723 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.726 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8
28 Ratings
15% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings8.718 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.5
26 Ratings
2% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.120 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.925 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2
18 Ratings
12% above category average
Social data00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings8.315 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.0
18 Ratings
11% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings8.718 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings7.412 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Affinity
-
Ratings
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.1
19 Ratings
7% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings8.119 Ratings
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User Ratings
AffinitySugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(7 ratings)
7.2
(58 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(26 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(4 ratings)
9.1
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffinitySugar Sell (SugarCRM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Affinity
Nudge.ai is well suited for individual contributors without enough time or resource to do proper research on clients/prospects. It may work as well for larger teams, but I don't have experience using Nudge.ai in that environment. Nudge.ai is easy to use, so the onboarding and ramp-up time is quick.
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SugarCRM
The way Community Tax uses Sugar from a users point of view is, it can house a lot of information for either a company or individual with the option of adding additional sub cases . The down side is there are licenses issued per user and 1 per user is not enough because most of the time we are multitasking. Therefore a program/software would be more suitable instead of using a URL.
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Pros
Affinity
  • Almost all of Adobe Photoshop's features for a fraction of the cost. It was an easy decision for our organization.
  • The interface and most of the features are an almost mirror image of Photoshop. Flat fees instead of high yearly fees are much more desirable for our small team.
  • They have a great support forum for the little one-offs that aren't quite like the Photoshop app, or don't have the same exact name as Photoshop. The forum really helps when this happens. The YouTube support from the company and other users has been very helpful as well.
  • I use Sketch as my primary vector design tool. Affinity allows me to take a .ai, .eps, or other proprietary format and convert it to .svg for use/manipulation with Sketch and back. I can't say enough for this feature. It has helped me stay less pigeon-holed into Adobe products, which have lacked innovation for a long time in my opinion.
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SugarCRM
  • Great way to keep myself organized. I do not miss appointments with clients since within the system I can input my appointment time and also send out a reminder to my clients.
  • It has a nice layout [that] does not seem to be cluttered. I find it to be very user friendly.
  • It has customizable dashboards which I find beneficial
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Cons
Affinity
  • Sometimes interacting with a large data set is a little buggy, i.e. choppy when navigating the page.
  • It would be nice to have a feature, where the status of an opportunity changes automatically when a certain thing happens. For instance, when I send a cold email, the status of a prospect would change from "identified" to "contacted."
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SugarCRM
  • The back-end programming (logical hooks) for advanced customizations could benefit from a more user-friendly interface
  • General layout could be improved by the addition of modern templates to customize the standard look and feel
  • Support communities could be further improved with the addition of videos on how to do specific configuration, modules.
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Likelihood to Renew
Affinity
We will definitely be renewing. The value for the price we are paying is solid, and we are interested in growing our use to see if we can expand on the value we are getting from Nudge.ai.
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SugarCRM
Our organization will continue to use Sugar as long as it remains cost effective and it addresses the majority of our needs. I will, however, recommend looking into other options once our needs increase and there is additional budget for some bigger named and more robust platform options. I feel if the application was friendlier to end users we would get better productivity as well.
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Usability
Affinity
For a regular user of Photoshop, Affinity is a very easy transition. It has all the same features and once you adapt to it, and it provides a quick return on investment.
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SugarCRM
There's a learning curve associated with Sugar. Right away, it's not as easy as an out-of-the-box CRM. Once you learn how to use Sugar, the system fits what your needs are. With any other CRM, you'd be trying to figure out how your company can best fit the CRM. You don't want to change your business cycle for your CRM, the CRM should fit your business cycle.
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Reliability and Availability
Affinity
No answers on this topic
SugarCRM
SugarCRM has never been down for us.
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Performance
Affinity
No answers on this topic
SugarCRM
No response time issues ever. Very productive due to its ease of use.
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Support Rating
Affinity
I have not had much opportunity to go directly to support, but the training modules that are employed by the company are fantastic. I also find that if I need to understand something, there is always another user ready and willing to share their secrets. As this tool becomes more accepted local communities will also start to organize
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SugarCRM
The support overall at least for us has been phenomenal. Anytime that the system has any Issues at all IT gets in contact from someone from support to get the system back up and running. Have never gone more than 30 minutes with the system not working. So overall I will be definetely recommending this system in any other company that I may work for in the future.
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In-Person Training
Affinity
No answers on this topic
SugarCRM
We feel clasroom training is essential to ensure user adoption and buy-in. Video and on-line training courses gave their place but being in a classroom setting enables the Team to make any potential CRM issues visble right up front.
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Online Training
Affinity
No answers on this topic
SugarCRM
Only part of an implemementation as noted previously.
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Implementation Rating
Affinity
No answers on this topic
SugarCRM
Study, study, and study. Be prepared to train everyday until all processes are flowing nicely. The CRM is the elephant and figuring out where to take the first bite can be a challenge. But there is only one way to eat this elephant, one bite at a time. Systematic planning is very important.
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Alternatives Considered
Affinity
Affinity is the bridge that links our communication through our software workflow.
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SugarCRM
Sugar Sell is the only product we found that met the needs of everyone involved in the evaluation process. It can be customized to accomplish just about anything you need, and trust me....we pushed the limits on that. It is a product that our users actually enjoy using which in itself contributes to productivity. We used other CRM tools in the past, and the discontent from our users resulted in consistently declining use and ultimately dropping those products.
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Scalability
Affinity
No answers on this topic
SugarCRM
Works from 2-300 Users in our experience.
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Return on Investment
Affinity
  • Helps me best manage my relationships, which is a high ROI.
  • Saves me time on data entry which is important to me.
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SugarCRM
  • Overall seems to be more expensive than other subscription based CRMs.
  • Has positively impact our sales team to make more efficient and accountability among sales teams. Also allows for high level aggregated reporting
  • Has been impactful for all teams, not only sales to track individual activity on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
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