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Score 5.6 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Changepoint

Changepoint is basic and would, therefore, work for businesses with uncomplicated requests, pretty straightforward workflows and willingness to work with an unsightly solution. It is basic, from the UI to the search option and the way the information is captured, which can be frustrating and counter-intuitive at times.It is relatively robust (i.e. I have been using it for almost 2 years and have not seen it crash once) but it does log me out when the system has been inactive for about 30 minutes - and I am only notified about being logged out upon clicking the Submit button, meaning many a line of text have been typed more than once!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce likely isn't going to be your first CRM. However, if you have a Sales team and are looking for a more advanced and possibly customizable way to run your funnel from Sales to Customer Success, you can't go wrong with Salesforce. It truly is the industry standard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5
Customer data management / contact management
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.1
Workflow management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5
Territory management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.3
Opportunity management
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Changepoint
Salesforce
6.8
Contract management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.4
Quote & order management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.4
Interaction tracking
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.7
Channel / partner relationship management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5

Customer Service & Support

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

Marketing Automation

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5
Lead management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.7
Email marketing
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.3

CRM Project Management

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.2
Task management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.1
Billing and invoicing management
Changepoint
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.7

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Changepoint
Salesforce
8.1
Forecasting
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.8
Pipeline visualization
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.1
Customizable reports
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.3

Customization

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.9
Custom fields
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.3
Custom objects
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.9
Scripting environment
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5
API for custom integration
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.0

Security

Changepoint
Salesforce
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Changepoint
Salesforce
8.5

Social CRM

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.1
Social data
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.0
Social engagement
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.2

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5
Marketing automation
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5
Compensation management
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.5

Platform

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.3
Mobile access
Changepoint
Salesforce
7.3

Pros

Changepoint

  • Changepoint has significant reporting capabilities, though of course, the data that comes out is only as good as the data that goes in. I enjoy being able to use the standard reports to understand exactly how much a project has cost us and to compare it to how much we are charging. This allows us to more accurately set our prices. Though we have not used the report designer capability, I understand that custom reports can be designed with relative ease.
  • Changepoint has a versioning capability for changes made to user profiles in the system manager, which I find particularly helpful. As a non-power user, it is valuable to be able to see what changes I have made to various profiles so that I can troubleshoot a problem down the line.
  • Changepoint has significant functionality well beyond the features that we are currently using, and for this reason, I think it is affordable and a good deal. Particularly if your organization is interested in dedicating the time and resources into using all of the features around project planning, resource allocation, etc., the price is well worth the value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Automation: The ability to streamline complex processes is a nice benefit of the platform. It can become an amazing time-saver.
  • User Management and Creation, one initial profile and role setups are complete, is really simple and very quick.
  • Reporting, once your customization is complete, is very easy to build and export for whatever data visualizations you may need.
Kurt Johansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Changepoint

  • We use Changepoint to manage the IS organization. I would like to see more advancement in order to do benefits management.
  • I would like to see a capability where a project manager can build a very detailed work breakdown structure, but only require project resources to charge time and provide a task status at a higher level.
Ron Beck; MS MBA CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Sales Cloud is heavy software which needs much time for launching.
  • Also many times I find difficulty in searching for the right tool because there are so many features available so they need to place in well-organized categories
  • It is expensive software and only large companies could purchase it conveniently.
Kelly Cokorudy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Changepoint

Changepoint 7.6
Based on 10 answers
Sometimes the decision to renew boils down to an old adage "if it isn't broken don't fix it". Previous to moving to Changepoint, it was obvious that we needed a better project management tool. Projects we completed on time but the time zone difference between the teams and several iterations of back and forth caused a number of communication issues with projects. The difference is night and day.
Cedric M. Norwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Changepoint

Changepoint 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be more intuitive and user friendly.
Meloni Mockerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.4
Based on 63 answers
[Salesforce.com] provides an ease of use from two different perspectives. If you're an administrator of the platform, it is easy to navigate and go through the set up process. They focus on a clicks not code mentality, but if you have to customize your [Salesforce.com] instance through code, it's also easy for developers to develop directly in the platform. As for the end-user experience, they've come a long way with Salesforce Lightning and the ability to navigate between records and tables. The only slight negative is that it can be a bit cumbersome to fully customize the UI due to the way the metadata is currently set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Changepoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 54 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

Changepoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 36 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

Changepoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.1
Based on 90 answers
I gave this rating because I do not deal with SFDC support. That is the function of our Salesopps person. Last week though, it was incredibly frustrating that the site was undergoing maintenance in the middle of the day. It was very disruptive to the entire team and we lost about 2 hours of productivity. Make the hours that it will be down during the night so people don't lose time in their workday.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Changepoint

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

Changepoint

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

Changepoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 32 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

Changepoint

We believed that Changepoint matched up well, had better support and provided a better pricing structure that worked better for our budget constraints over time. The team was willing to work with us on the design of the tool for our needs and it wasn't going to break the bank from a budget perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce met our needs at the time of implementation. We liked that it was hosted in the cloud and could be customized for our needs.
However, we are in the process of moving from Salesforce to Microsoft Dynamics as the Salesforce solutions are too costly for how it is being used and its frequency of use. There was a steep learning curve that was needed to implement the customizations of the Salesforce solutions we implemented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Changepoint

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

Changepoint

  • Employee efficiency has decreased significantly within our Project MAnagement team. The main causes are lack of logical steps/not user-friendly and the slowness of the entire program.
  • Changepoint PSA has greatly improved being able to track budgets for all projects. Before this software, budgets were done manually by hand and cross-referenced with Accounting. Now, we can pull a report out of the system, as long as all parties entered their time and data correctly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • It's had a positive return for the company in that they can dive into individual rep accounts to improve the quality of conversations about opportunities
  • The reporting and analytics it provide have been positive and allow the company to better forecast, improving the ability to properly budget and plan
  • Salesforce requires a certain level of expertise on staff, so in addition to the cost of Salesforce there are payroll and training expenses required
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Changepoint

General

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

Changepoint Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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$75.001
Enterprise$150.001
Unlimited$300.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per user/Per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Changepoint
5.6
Salesforce
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Changepoint
7.6
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Changepoint
8.0
Salesforce
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Changepoint
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Changepoint
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.1

In-Person Training

Changepoint
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Changepoint
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Changepoint
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Changepoint
Salesforce
10.0

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