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Top Rated
91 Ratings

Blackbaud CRM

Top Rated
55 Ratings

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Score 8.7 out of 101

Blackbaud CRM

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55 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apricot by Social Solutions

Our organization has implemented Apricot by Social Solutions for case management, and it has been a phenomenal fit. We will also be using it for volunteer management. While we have not used it at an administrative level, I've heard other users suggest getting the greatest ROI by using it for all administrative functions such as submitting timesheets or PTO requests
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Blackbaud CRM

The Blackbaud Internet Solutions (BBIS) platform is still being evaluated as it provides external web presence (content management system), donor self service, event registration, email marketing, revenue processing and has an interface with the application.
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Pros

  • The flexibility of creating report elements and form designs is extremely user-friendly. The design elements are very intuitive.
  • I love the search feature. I don't even have to create a report! I can simply do a quick search for the combination of information that I am looking for.
  • The customer service messaging feature is something that I have used quite often. The people from Social Solutions respond very quickly and they are very thorough. They seemed to really want to help me create exactly what I was looking for.
  • The communication in the form of email updates and information on what was going on with the system was always up to date and helpful.
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  • Customizable
  • Personalization in emails
  • Support articles
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Cons

  • The user interface can be to be intimidating for low volume users.
  • More free training options made available for new users.
  • When wholesale updates are made to forms the existing workflow and setup of the existing form is disrupted requiring additional editing by the administrator.
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  • Querying for data is a complex process- one that requires much time and practice to get good at it.
  • We have issues with our system during the import process- duplicate records are not handled well by the system.
  • We're only just learning about export definitions, but once we know more, it seems to be a much better way to organize data output than query.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions9.7
Based on 2 answers
I went to the Summit a few weeks ago to learn about the future expansion and vision of Social Solutions. I already been with Apricot for 5 years and researched other products I still come back to Apricot and where it can grow with us.
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Blackbaud CRM6.4
Based on 7 answers
We've covered a lot, but mostly because we are happy with the system overall. There are a few kinks, and sometimes it takes a minute to figure out the right wording to pull a report or the best way to code a new category that we want to track. But Blackbaud is always there to help us, and once things are figured out - they are super simple to replicate. It wouldn't be worth it to switch to a new system and lose of all our information and time put in to mastering the system
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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very well design, almost anyone can use
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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Blackbaud CRM1.0
Based on 1 answer
They did not stand behind their product. I had to tell my story/ explain my problem to multiple people, multiple times and in the end the issue that was determined to be a product functionality issue, was never resolved. They company never even apologized for the problem or offered any help in resolving all the issues and lost time it cost us.
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Take the time to learn apricot and all the functions before implementation. Know what the end results are before designing forms
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Apricot to warehouse our client data and to be able to serve as a backup to our data reports for our funder. Apricot is more fluid than the three (3) entities I've worked with in the past. In other words, Apricot allows us to now go from Intake Form data entry directly to Reporting, as we've figured out how to generate corresponding report features on the platform. We can generate reports and see reporting information whenever we want, especially in times ahead of our actual need to deliver reports to the funder; whereas with the other platforms, I was not able to generate reports from those entities with direct client Intake information.I truly enjoy the secure web form feature, too, because it allows clients to enter information on-the-spot at our center, eliminating the middle man (my staff) having to do it. Ultimately, we cut down on the days we take to generate reports, altogether, and are able to repurpose that newfound time to program delivery and program recruitment.
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I found the Blackbaud database to simply be more comprehensive and easier to manipulate than the others. The user friendliness of the modules and availability of information in the Blackbaud system was just better
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Return on Investment

  • Apricot has allowed us to build reports using the data we enter to accurately portray the services we provide and how we are doing in many areas. These reports contribute to quarterly and annual management reports and are used regularly to share information to stakeholders.
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  • We have seen Blackbaud CRM (specifically Convio) provide increased efficiency for our clients in managing their participant database, and communicating with participants and leads.
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Pricing Details

Apricot by Social Solutions

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Apricot by Social Solutions Editions & Modules
Apricot by Social Solutions
Edition
Apricot Essentials
$0
Apricot
$0
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing for Apricot is driven by individual usage and needs of your nonprofit. Your organization isn't one-size fits all, so neither is our pricing.

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Blackbaud CRM

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

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