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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Altru

Well suited for smaller organizations that want to centralize many systems. Smaller organizations will have less constituents to manage and fewer events (our organization has 100,000+ constituents, daily programs/events, and a large donor base). Many areas within Altru are not updated to be functional for 2020. Because of this, we do not use the merchandising feature, the volunteer portal, or marketing communications. It does a little bit of everything "okay enough" to be better than having separate systems. It's restrictive in many areas, but being able to do SO much in one database outweighs the negatives! It is 100% necessary to have a data manager who spends all of their time in Altru doing data cleanup, researching and writing policies and procedures, training new users, keeping staff up-to-date on new processes, creating queries and running reports, creating workarounds for "unfixable" issues within the database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

For large sales organizations the analytics and reporting must be so valuable that it overshadows the difficulty of the end user to use the product. I've used several CRM's that are simple to navigate, easy to use and much more forgiving in terms of being able to make a mistake and quickly learn how to correct it. [SalesForce.com] does not fit into that category. I've used it at two organizations now and had the same experience. I do like that it has a clean look and I like the visualization elements in terms of tracking to goal.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Altru
Salesforce
7.2
Customer data management / contact management
Altru
Salesforce
8.0
Workflow management
Altru
Salesforce
7.1
Territory management
Altru
Salesforce
7.0
Opportunity management
Altru
Salesforce
7.7
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Altru
Salesforce
7.3
Contract management
Altru
Salesforce
6.9
Quote & order management
Altru
Salesforce
6.5
Interaction tracking
Altru
Salesforce
7.5
Channel / partner relationship management
Altru
Salesforce
6.6

Customer Service & Support

Altru
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Altru
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Altru
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Altru
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Altru
Salesforce
7.2
Lead management
Altru
Salesforce
7.5
Email marketing
Altru
Salesforce
6.9

CRM Project Management

Altru
Salesforce
7.3
Task management
Altru
Salesforce
7.2
Billing and invoicing management
Altru
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Altru
Salesforce
7.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Altru
Salesforce
7.9
Forecasting
Altru
Salesforce
7.4
Pipeline visualization
Altru
Salesforce
8.1
Customizable reports
Altru
Salesforce
8.3

Customization

Altru
Salesforce
7.6
Custom fields
Altru
Salesforce
7.9
Custom objects
Altru
Salesforce
7.6
Scripting environment
Altru
Salesforce
7.1
API for custom integration
Altru
Salesforce
7.6

Security

Altru
Salesforce
7.9
Single sign-on capability
Altru
Salesforce
7.6
Role-based user permissions
Altru
Salesforce
8.1

Social CRM

Altru
Salesforce
6.8
Social data
Altru
Salesforce
7.0
Social engagement
Altru
Salesforce
6.7

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Altru
Salesforce
6.9
Marketing automation
Altru
Salesforce
7.3
Compensation management
Altru
Salesforce
6.5

Platform

Altru
Salesforce
7.4
Mobile access
Altru
Salesforce
7.4

Pros

Altru

  • Ticketing and tracking many different types of admission sales including group, facility rental, individual tickets, and class registration.
  • Membership management, including membership card mailing, recurring memberships, and renewal reminders.
  • Being an all-encompassing database rather than forcing you to use multiple databases.
  • Great customer service and client support, including ongoing updates to better the system.
  • Has a merchandise inventory management system.
Jennifer Dunmire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce handles searches extremely well. Many users have described it as Google for all your work stuff. The trick is to get all of your data onto the platform, but once that is done the magic of its relational database becomes invaluable.
  • Development on the Salesforce platform is very painless and easy to implement. The learning curve is not steep and the coding requirements are minimal. Their motto is "clicks not code" and that becomes very evident once you start using it.
  • The adaptability of the platform to any business and any aspect of the business makes it a no-brainer if you can afford the licensing costs. Once you realize that its powers go beyond CRM then the sky is the limit, assuming you can afford the licensing. But the benefits far outweigh the costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Altru

  • Query system not user-friendly for management with limited database background.
  • Limited company-to-user support outside of an online community of users. No long term account managers for program.
  • No email analysis tools for eblasts.
  • Limited merchandise capabiity for shop use, though the program does allow third party programs to work with it.
George Buss, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • When you use custom objects, it can get really slow.
  • Reporting is great, but rely on Report Types and you can work with up to 3 objects at the same time.
  • Customer Support could be better for the cost of the license in the Professional Tier.
Sebastian Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Altru

Altru 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
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
John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 43 answers
Salesforce is overpriced, has bad support, and is not very easy to customize. It is not user friendly like the more modern applications people are used to such as Google Meet, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drive etc. Salesforce is constantly trying to sell you another module rather than making their current offering better. And there charges for data storage are absurd. Very easy for your bills to increase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
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.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
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
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Altru

Altru 9.3
Based on 4 answers
They are always available and very knowledgable. Many times I am able to come up with a solution before they've finished troubleshooting just by having talked through it with them. I really appreciate the Chat feature to answer simple questions in a timely fashion. The training I received was top notch and very detailed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 5.9
Based on 40 answers
It usually takes time to get escalated (a couple of days) and the first level of support is not good at all, most of their responses are from a script and sometimes they don't even know what they're saying. We're 3 experienced people supporting our instance, so when we go to support is because we really need it and it's something we cannot take care ourselves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
I attended two training sessions. I would rate them a 4 as an advanced user. It was very basic – great for someone new – would give 8+ for new person.

I had 3 years of experience at the time. I skipped basic and went onto advanced and still not helpful. A lot of it was best practices that didn’t feel relevant for our business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
I have gone through multiple. The content that’s delivered is quite basic – I wish they had more advanced training.

We are grandfathered into premium support plus training. We get unlimited access to instructor led and online training for free. We have taken advantage of this
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Just from an organizational standpoint - we standardized our data prior to moving to Salesforce. But we essentially standardized it wrong. That's created a big disgusting mess for us know that I'll have to deal with as the Admin. Be sure you think through use cases prior to doing something like that - seek outside opinions on how the data will work best, especially depending on what else you're going to integrate with Salesforce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Altru

We switched from Raisers Edge in 2012 due to the need to have all processes in one database. Group Sales/Rentals had to use a separate database for their sales than the Members and Donors department. We also could not sell tickets for events and programs in one space. Being able to have all of these in one database is why we chose Altru.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

The biggest advantage with Salesforce is likely the biggest detractor as well. It is largely a blank slate. The system is not customized to any one business or industry out of the box. You have to design everything - which is great if you are looking for a highly customized system, but very difficult for small or even medium sized firms without help from a 3rd party. We developed everything 100% in house. It has been quite a learning curve, but ultimately we preferred this method to farming out the work.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've worked with Salesforce since 2001 in companies ranging from 4 to hundreds of sales people and the system has been able to scale and perhaps more importantly expand (functionally) to the needs of larger organizations. In fact in my previous company, as a provider of a solution that integrated with Salesforce, we had customers that had thousands of sales people using Salesforce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Altru

  • It has become very tedious to account for registrants in each session of a class or camp, because you have to "sell" them into each session in order to have an accurate class roster.
  • It is very easy to process payment and entry fees to our Museum and programs.
  • It is easy to retrieve accurate information and records of patrons.
Jillian Bock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • It's impossible to calculate an exact ROI because of the nature for which we use Salesforce. However, it has made reporting on income incredibly easy. I can pull reports on board member donations, or foundations, or corporate money. This allows us to see how our new strategies and campaigns are performing and adjust accordingly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Altru

General

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

Altru Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Altru’s pricing information is catalogued below, as supplied by the software provider or retrieved from publicly accessible pricing materials. Altru is priced as an annual subscription. This includes hosting, unlimited users, access to unparalleled product support – everything you expect from a complete cloud solution.

Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$25.001
Professional$100.001
Enterprise$175.001
  1. Per User Per Month
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