Bigin by Zoho CRM vs. WORKetc

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bigin by Zoho CRM
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Bigin by Zoho CRM is a simplified customer relationship management (CRM) software designed specifically for small businesses, startups and teams. Bigin helps small businesses unify customer-facing operations— marketing, sales, onboarding, delivery, and support, and it offers features that help to manage these customer relationships effectively.
$9
per month
WORKetc
Score 7.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
WORKetc is a cloud-based business management system. With integrated CRM, project management, billing, help desk, reporting, and collaboration, teams can access one system for all relevant information. The system supports popular third-party apps such as Google Workspace, Xero Accounting, Quickbooks Online, Outlook, Dropbox, and Evernote.
$78
per month
Pricing
Bigin by Zoho CRMWORKetc
Editions & Modules
Express
$9.00
per month per user
Premier
$15.00
per month
Starter Edition
$78
Per Month for up to 2 Users
Team
$195
Per month for up to 3 Users (Each extra user + $49/month)
Foundations
$395
Per month for up to 5 Users (Each extra user + $59/month)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bigin by Zoho CRMWORKetc
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual pricing.
More Pricing Information
Features
Bigin by Zoho CRMWORKetc
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.2
30 Ratings
7% above category average
WORKetc
7.9
13 Ratings
3% above category average
Customer data management / contact management8.727 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Workflow management8.428 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Opportunity management8.728 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)8.026 Ratings7.913 Ratings
Contract management6.55 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Interaction tracking8.828 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.3
25 Ratings
9% above category average
WORKetc
7.4
11 Ratings
2% below category average
Lead management9.024 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Email marketing7.623 Ratings7.19 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
7.1
25 Ratings
6% below category average
WORKetc
8.1
13 Ratings
7% above category average
Task management8.325 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Reporting6.02 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.1
29 Ratings
6% above category average
WORKetc
7.3
11 Ratings
4% below category average
Pipeline visualization8.429 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Customizable reports7.726 Ratings7.211 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.6
29 Ratings
13% above category average
WORKetc
8.0
13 Ratings
6% above category average
Custom fields8.629 Ratings8.413 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.310 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.5
28 Ratings
2% above category average
WORKetc
8.9
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.623 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.427 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
6.8
16 Ratings
7% below category average
WORKetc
7.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Social data6.615 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Social engagement7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.2
21 Ratings
14% above category average
WORKetc
-
Ratings
Marketing automation8.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
8.9
28 Ratings
17% above category average
WORKetc
7.5
13 Ratings
0% below category average
Mobile access8.928 Ratings7.513 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Bigin by Zoho CRM
-
Ratings
WORKetc
8.3
12 Ratings
10% above category average
Case management00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings8.512 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Bigin by Zoho CRMWORKetc
Small Businesses
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Bigin by Zoho CRMWORKetc
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(30 ratings)
7.8
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(30 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(7 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
5.9
(7 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bigin by Zoho CRMWORKetc
Likelihood to Recommend
Zoho
Bigin by Zoho CRM is suitable for medium-size or small-size companies. In our case, being a small company, all the functions that Bigin by Zoho CRM offers are more than enough. If in the future we need features that are not currently covered by the platform, we will evaluate the possibility of migrating to Zoho CRM. But for the moment (until now we had never used a CRM), everything that Bigin by Zoho CRM offers us fits our needs perfectly. Perhaps for other very large companies, Bigin by Zoho CRM surely does not cover all needs, although I couldn't give examples.
Read full review
WORKetc
If you are looking for a way to organize customer data and projects across regions, then WORK[etc] will get the job done. For our company, the country is divided into 3 regions and each region has a team of workers in charge of providing ongoing support services to that region. WORK[etc] has organized our company exponentially and given us a solid database to pull from to ensure we're meeting contractual requirements, providing timely deliverables and staying ahead of the game. Because I only work in a service industry, I don't know if WORK[etc] would be appropriate for product based companies, However, if you were offering anything [product or service] that required online support, the system will function well.
Read full review
Pros
Zoho
  • Bigin by Zoho CRM has embedded the marketing automation feature in its operations.
  • Also, Bigin supports CRM, through social media engagement and other working platforms.
  • Bigin provides the management team with customizable reports, after extensive analysis from the entire market segment.
Read full review
WORKetc
  • Connecting all the different methods of communicating with our clients into one place is the best part of the application to us. The Google Apps integration lets us update all of our WORK[etc] details directly from our email page which saves a huge amount of time. It lets us move back and forth freely between WORK[etc] tools and our Google Apps email, documents, calendar, etc. with ease.
  • Breaking work according to what we are doing helps us group and ungroup things as needed. Since we do tech support and so much more having the ability to connect projects, support cases, to dos, documents, discussions, and more all together makes it easy to work with the relationships of all the different activity.
  • We have found the discussion tool to be vital to moving things through quickly. There are many discussions that are just FYI while others really need a decision or answer form the team members. Discussions allows us to quickly note the people we need to answer us and what is there as an FYI. It keeps all that history so our decision process become documented easily and not lost in email chains.
Read full review
Cons
Zoho
  • The CRM is majorly for small teams and does not have use cases for bigger organizations
  • It needs to add some add-on features like email automation and journey creation from CRM itself.
  • There is room for improvement in some specific use cases, like adding enrichment to leads manually or API integrated.
Read full review
WORKetc
  • The one key issue that it doesn't solve is resource utilisation. You are able to add the number of hours that each "to do" will take but you can't allocate that to an employee and then aggregate all that up to show how much capacity you are using or have left.
  • One if its great benefits is its flexibility but that is also a drawback because there are multiple ways to do the same thing. This means that to ensure consistency across all employees having your own business procedures on how to use WORKetc is vital.
  • Some of the financial processes don't fully reflect UK practice currently. For instance it doesn't deal with VAT on expenditure well. However we have been assured that this is being resolved.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Zoho
Because it is good.
Read full review
WORKetc
We, as a company, have put a lot of time and energy into building the system to where it is for us today. With its constant improvements and our continually learning and developing, I couldn't imagine moving away from WORKetc to try a different system out. This really does give us everything that we've wanted/needed in a system without having to utilize 2-3 different products. The part that makes this so unique compared to other systems that we've used in the past is the fact that it has a project management piece built in, and that in itself is a huge driving point in why we will continue to use this.
Read full review
Usability
Zoho
It has some great functions that are very easy to use and user-friendly, however overall it is not a very robust system and the fact that it only does sales and not the rest of the cycle for an organization makes it very limiting. There are a lot of functions that are very basic, but for the price it does offer a lot of value for a smaller company that just needs basic functions to track.
Read full review
WORKetc
My staff hates it, our clients require transparency and you manual have to enter notes, billing is horrific, as it does not subtotal by type - so as a T&M shop there is no way to easily see how much was spent to each matter or service type.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
Zoho
No answers on this topic
WORKetc
It never let me down. The support team never let me down.
Read full review
Performance
Zoho
No answers on this topic
WORKetc
WORKetc compares well in regards to speed and reliability to other cloud-based products we use such as Google for Work. Compared to our old in-house based CRM, it is a superstar; faster, more reliable and easily run on a variety of browsers and smart phones. The program loads fast as do data screens for contacts, projects, invoices and more
Read full review
Support Rating
Zoho
The support is all international and it takes a while to get support as you have to go through chats and set up times, not as easy to just call and get the support you need. They are very nice when you do finally connect with someone and they are knowledgeable, just challenging being international sometimes.
Read full review
WORKetc
WORKetc offers maybe the best support in the business. Product documentation and training resources are outstanding. Support tickets or inquiries are answered quickly. If you do need to address an issue in person, it is easy to schedule a 15 or 30 minute live call with their fantastic support staff who are fast, friendly and skilled
Read full review
Online Training
Zoho
No answers on this topic
WORKetc
They know their stuff. They listen to your use cases. They get back to you.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Zoho
No answers on this topic
WORKetc
The implementation of the system was fairly easy. Because of our previous experience with a similar system, we were ready and working on the product as soon as we announced the switch. The system also allowed us to simplify our processes by integrating timesheets and project management directly into our CMS.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Zoho
The price is much more attractive than equivalent tools. Pipe drive is as good, but the cost is a big factor when you are a small company, especially at the beginning. So that is why we chose BIgin, and we are delighted with it. With five members, it saves a few hundreds of euros a year.
Read full review
WORKetc
We needed a CRM that would work with US. We found WORK [etc] was exactly what we needed. being able to customize the CRM around our company and further change as we go has been the best thing about it. We haven't been locked into how it is set up and can change it very quickly.
Read full review
Scalability
Zoho
No answers on this topic
WORKetc
Everything is related. You can scale up your team rapidly.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Zoho
  • Reaching more possible customers quickly and with less effort. The fact of being able to automate sending to our contact database, which has previously been tagged and categorized, has allowed us to send information in a more agile way (previously we simply used Outlook, without any type of automation).
  • Automatically consulting all the email history you have with any of the contacts has allowed us to be more efficient and avoid duplication in communications.
  • The process of implementing and integrating Bigin in our company, although it was not difficult, we found some difficulties to synchronize the database loaded in Bigin by Zoho CRM with our Office365 account.
Read full review
WORKetc
  • Setting up project templates is time-consuming - if you want to do it right. Nevertheless, it is well worth it! Routine complex projects that used to require at least six people and at least as many "silos of information" are now done with two or three people, and - at most - 2 or 3 silos of information. And that's only because I haven't fully integrated the program with our Accounting programs (and there is an API for Quickbooks). I'd say the initial investment of perhaps 80 hours on my part was saved five or ten times over during our first six months, with better accuracy, accountability, and documentation. Since then, the ROI is at least 20 or 30 times annually of my time...the one thing I can't buy more of.
Read full review
ScreenShots

Bigin by Zoho CRM Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of

WORKetc Screenshots

Screenshot of WORKetc's customizable dashboard - gives an instant bird's eye view of data. A summarized widget for all of WORKetc's modules can be added to the dashboard, while those that are not needed can be hidden and the most important can be dragged to the top.Screenshot of WORKetc contacts - organized in a single location. Every item created, every activity worked on, and all email correspondence can be traced back to a contact. These automatically become accessible and trackable from that contact's activity history stream, a filterable, customizable list that tracks the relationship with that contact.Screenshot of WORKetc's projects - the bins for everything related to a client including tasks, sub-projects, discussion, files, timesheets, expenses, and other items. WORKetc allows unlimited nesting of sub-projects within projects and an unlimited number of tasks within each sub-project. Multiple project views are available, including project tree view and a Gantt Chart.Screenshot of one of WORKetc has over 40 "out of the box" reports, giving access to needed stats and information. The reports that are used most often can be kept in the "My Reports" tab to keep them at the forefront of the reporting area. Reports can also be bookmarked.