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Apptivo

(UPDATE: Please note that my review was for the Version 5 of their apps. They have recently updated 2 of their main apps to V6 which show a lot of improvements. The sad thing however is that many of their 40+ apps never even made to V5 let alone V6. V5 to V6 has taken over a year and only the core apps are getting attention.)

As it stands Apptivo is only useful for one person or sole trader type entities. If your business wants to use all the apps and works internationally then Apptivo will create headaches and frustration rather than increasing productivity. They may solve many of the 100+ items we provided them with free of charge in an upcoming release, but we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Countless hours lost in our business while we acted as bug finders for Apptivo while paying for the product.
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Freshsales CRM

I previously had Salesforce.com, and it was so complicated to try and do any customizing. Trying to reach support at SFDC was also a hassle. With Freshsales CRM, it has been so incredibly easy to make any changes to the look and feel. It is very straightforward, and they have done a very good job of making it user-friendly. I have also had good experiences with their customer service and support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Apptivo
4.7
Freshsales CRM
8.2
Customer data management / contact management
Apptivo
8.7
Freshsales CRM
9.1
Workflow management
Apptivo
6.8
Freshsales CRM
7.4
Territory management
Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
8.2
Opportunity management
Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
8.3
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Apptivo
6.0
Freshsales CRM
8.5
Quote & order management
Apptivo
1.0
Freshsales CRM
Interaction tracking
Apptivo
1.8
Freshsales CRM
8.8
Channel / partner relationship management
Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
6.8

Customer Service & Support

Apptivo
5.7
Freshsales CRM
Case management
Apptivo
7.7
Freshsales CRM
Help desk management
Apptivo
3.6
Freshsales CRM

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
7.8
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
8.8
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
6.8

CRM Project Management

Apptivo
7.3
Freshsales CRM
7.3
Task management
Apptivo
8.7
Freshsales CRM
7.9
Billing and invoicing management
Apptivo
4.5
Freshsales CRM
Reporting
Apptivo
8.7
Freshsales CRM
6.7

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Freshsales CRM
8.2
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Freshsales CRM
8.7
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Freshsales CRM
8.0
API for custom integration
Apptivo
Freshsales CRM
8.0

Security

Apptivo
9.8
Freshsales CRM
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Apptivo
9.9
Freshsales CRM
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Apptivo
9.7
Freshsales CRM
8.6

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Freshsales CRM
7.5
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Freshsales CRM
7.5

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Apptivo
Freshsales CRM
7.5
Forecasting
Apptivo
Freshsales CRM
6.6
Pipeline visualization
Apptivo
Freshsales CRM
9.1
Customizable reports
Apptivo
Freshsales CRM
6.7

Pros

  • Built in support for new users.
  • Basic crm works...just dont expect it do anything well beyond the basic.
  • Price.
  • Google Apps integration is better than a lot of the competition who charge and anwful lot more.
  • They are open to and try adapt quickly based on customer feedback.
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  • Freshsales is great for gathering and organizing detailed information of leads and contacts.
  • The software integrates well with other cloud applications.
  • The software is scalable.
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Cons

  • Homescreen claims to be the center of the application however the sub sections are mostly flawed or do not function as one would expect.
  • The built in email client kinda works but depending on which section of the app you are in the default font will be different from your signature. Also you cannot add a cell phone to staff signatures. I asked about this for months. It was never fixed. When will CRM companies learn that email is STILL the center of many business. It is unacceptable to have different fonts in the same mail and signatures that change from client to client.
  • They frequently messed up our contact data.
  • Multi currency exists on invoices but not on other apps.
  • Fragmentation with their apps....some apps are still on version 3 some on 4 and some on version 5. This means you are forced to deal with 2 or more different user interfaces within the same app.
  • No consistency between the apps.
  • Often there is little or no integration between the apps inside Apptivo.
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  • It would be great if you could manage the system scores for leads qualifications (like when a lead interacts with your emails it adds a point when it might be a cold lead)
  • Support help could respond a little faster when having problems (we were almost a week with a problem and the answers we got from them were every two days when it was something urgent)
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Usability

Apptivo2.7
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Our uses kept running into bugs that stopped them from doing simple things like creating a contact or selecting an item from a custom drop list which is required to save the contact or item. This of course is after time was spent filling out all the previous data which gets lost when you cannot complete the form. This is just one example of many.
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Implementation

Apptivo3.6
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If you are starting a business and want a free app or nearly free app that can grow with you....then apptivo could be for you. However if you grow faster than them then you will be quickly seeking alternatives
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Alternatives Considered

Sellsy is the app that comes closest in terms of feature set. It is a lot more expensive but even with its flaws and terrible Google integration is still is a measurably better product in terms of taking care of your business. Unfortunately for Apptivo it tries to do everything with its 40+ apps but not one of those apps succeed in being great when compared to the competition. The competition in all cases are much more expensive than Apptivo but it is a case of you get what you pay for.

Solve360 is probably the best Google integrated crm product on the market today however it is not a business management platform. Work[etc] is another great platform with excellent Google integration but doesn't do stock management or multi-currency. Also way over-priced!
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The best part of Freshsales CRM it's that is an all-in-one CRM for prospecting and sales teams. It has lead scoring, task, and pending messages management, bulk emails, sales campaigns, workflow for automatization of different things, just to name a few. In many of the CRMs, the problem is that you need to use more than one app to get all of this, or you need to pay extremely high prices for a small team/business plus the integrations with other automatization apps.
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Return on Investment

  • It cost us money.
  • We lost a few hundred man hours on this. We stuck with them for a while based upon the promises received and the excellent speed at which support would reply to concerns. However fixes to the big issues still have not arrived a year later.
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  • On a positive impact, I remark that following cold prospects has never been easier. It's really easy to complete a campaign with sales campaign without worrying about whether you missed a prospect or forgot to send a bulk email.
  • The tasks and pending messages section is a must for all other CRMs, it really gets you working and makes you realize if you are forgetting something.
  • We started using it a few months ago, but we got a better lead conversion when using Freshsales!
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Pricing Details

Apptivo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Apptivo Editions & Modules
Apptivo
Edition
Starter
Free1
Premium
$101
Ultimate
$251
Enterprise
N/A
1. Per User per Month
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Freshsales CRM

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Freshsales CRM Editions & Modules
Freshsales CRM
Edition
SPROUT
$01
BLOSSOM
$121
GARDEN
$251
ESTATE
$491
1. /user/month
Additional Pricing Details