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Apptivo

4 Ratings

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Apptivo

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Score 8 out of 101

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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Pipedrive

Pipedrive was awesome for us to use in our infancy. It was easy to use, low maintenance and we were able to add users quickly. As we scaled and added our marketing department the functionality of the system was not ideal for the plugins that we needed from other SAAS based products. For a very small company it's great, but as you need marketing plugins it gets harder to get the usage out of it that you need.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Apptivo
4.7
Pipedrive
6.6
Customer data management / contact management
Apptivo
8.7
Pipedrive
6.5
Workflow management
Apptivo
6.8
Pipedrive
8.1
Territory management
Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
6.6
Opportunity management
Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
8.3
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Apptivo
6.0
Pipedrive
7.8
Quote & order management
Apptivo
1.0
Pipedrive
5.4
Interaction tracking
Apptivo
1.8
Pipedrive
7.4
Channel / partner relationship management
Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
4.9
Contract management
Apptivo
Pipedrive
4.5

Customer Service & Support

Apptivo
5.7
Pipedrive
3.4
Case management
Apptivo
7.7
Pipedrive
5.6
Help desk management
Apptivo
3.6
Pipedrive
3.4
Call center management
Apptivo
Pipedrive
1.2

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
8.3
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
8.0
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
8.7

CRM Project Management

Apptivo
7.3
Pipedrive
6.7
Task management
Apptivo
8.7
Pipedrive
8.7
Billing and invoicing management
Apptivo
4.5
Pipedrive
4.4
Reporting
Apptivo
8.7
Pipedrive
7.1

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Pipedrive
6.7
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Pipedrive
8.9
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Pipedrive
8.5
Scripting environment
Apptivo
Pipedrive
1.2
API for custom integration
Apptivo
Pipedrive
8.1

Security

Apptivo
9.8
Pipedrive
7.0
Single sign-on capability
Apptivo
9.9
Pipedrive
5.9
Role-based user permissions
Apptivo
9.7
Pipedrive
8.1

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Pipedrive
8.4
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Pipedrive
8.4

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Apptivo
Pipedrive
5.0
Forecasting
Apptivo
Pipedrive
4.8
Pipeline visualization
Apptivo
Pipedrive
8.4
Customizable reports
Apptivo
Pipedrive
1.7

Social CRM

Apptivo
Pipedrive
1.2
Social data
Apptivo
Pipedrive
1.2
Social engagement
Apptivo
Pipedrive
1.2

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Apptivo
Pipedrive
3.7
Marketing automation
Apptivo
Pipedrive
3.8
Compensation management
Apptivo
Pipedrive
3.6

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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  • Get insight into everything that is happening with a client, across all past and future deals.
  • Get integrated with tons of third-party productivity applications around the globe.
  • Have an excellent mobile app to track everything like you are using your main computer.
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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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  • The dashboard should be configurable to the company (not necessarily to each user). The existing dashboard includes information we don't need and is missing data we'd like to include.
  • Some basic fields are missing, like 'Job Title'. And Job Title should always appear where the contact name appears.
  • Some activity types are not tracked consistently. For example, it only tracks Emails that are generated by the system through the outlook integration. But if you don't subscribe to the integration, it is not intuitive how to track emails.
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Pipedrive8.2
Based on 2 answers
Unless I find something better...
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Usability

Apptivo2.7
Based on 1 answer
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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Pipedrive10.0
Based on 2 answers
Pipedrive is an amazingly excellent CRM and I definitely recommend that all sales people use it. It is extremely versatile both in its day to day use as well as reporting. It has helped me gather insight into the overall progress of certain pipelines in my business. It has been worth every cent spent
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Support

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Pipedrive8.2
Based on 1 answer
Excellent support but had one issue that I was told was not an issue by later discovered to be a bug.
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Implementation

Apptivo3.6
Based on 1 answer
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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Pipedrive8.2
Based on 1 answer
Experiment is the only way to start
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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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Pipedrive is a very effective project management tool whereas I have used Insightly more as a full CRM system - this is not a negative reflection on Pipedrive as I cannot really compare them as they were used for completely different needs. As a project management system Pipedrive has met and exceeded requirements.
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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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  • Only positive impact as it has allowed us to continuously focus on the work and takes the organisation of the product into it's own hands.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Pipedrive

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