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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Chargify

If you are a small startup, likely to be charging only in one currency, then Chargify will likely be suitable for you, as it was for us when we first started. However, as you expand and need to charge in additional currencies and require good reporting, you might find Chargify becomes more cumbersome. You do get a very stable and reliable billing platform with Chargify. I can't recall any downtime dues to issues. In the last 5 years, there have been only been 2 times where the app was down, both for scheduled maintenance. The communication leading up to the downtime was excellent, the app was up and running well within the maintenance window and everything kept functioning smoothly afterward.
Nikhil George | 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

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

Customer Service & Support

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

Marketing Automation

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

CRM Project Management

Chargify
Salesforce
7.2
Task management
Chargify
Salesforce
7.1
Billing and invoicing management
Chargify
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Chargify
Salesforce
7.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

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

Customization

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

Security

Chargify
Salesforce
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Chargify
Salesforce
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Chargify
Salesforce
8.5

Social CRM

Chargify
Salesforce
7.1
Social data
Chargify
Salesforce
7.0
Social engagement
Chargify
Salesforce
7.2

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Chargify
Salesforce
7.5
Marketing automation
Chargify
Salesforce
7.5
Compensation management
Chargify
Salesforce
7.5

Platform

Chargify
Salesforce
7.3
Mobile access
Chargify
Salesforce
7.3

Pros

Chargify

  • Chargify's API is solid and easy to use, including JSON and XML interfaces.
  • Chargify's customer service is responsive and thorough; always making sure your needs as a customer are met.
  • Chargify listens to its customer base and their suggestions for feature enhancements.
Vinnie Murdico | 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

Chargify

  • Reporting - It doesn't provide the reporting we need so I have to do it manually. It doesn't track individual components like we need it to for monthly reporting.
  • Emails - The system's emails sometimes end up in junk mail, so I also follow up once a customer has missed 2 payment attempts.
  • Transactions - An easier way to get to the transactions would be nice. It takes many clicks to see the transaction history.
Heather Robinette, MBA | 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

Chargify

Chargify 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are a crucial piece of what we do. We hope to have them as a vendor for a long time to come.
Matthew Herrera | 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

Chargify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Chargify

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

Chargify

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

Chargify

Chargify 8.4
Based on 2 answers
They are willing to help with most challenges and are pretty easy to get ahold of by phone. They are limited in their reach, when it comes to bulk cancellations, along with some other bulk edits. It is no fault to them, Chargify is just a system that hasn’t been upgraded much over the years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Chargify

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

Chargify

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

Chargify

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

Chargify

Chargify met a list of set requirements and our budget at the time. The main items were:
  1. Salesforce integration
  2. Payment gateway support
  3. Billing portal / self service
  4. Strong API
  5. Tax invoice support
  6. Multi country and multi currency support
Ben Fry | 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

Chargify

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

Chargify

  • The positive impact was mostly when we actually did need subscriptions. The negative impact came when we pivoted to a more focused type of product, which did not need user subscriptions. Because we were reusing the code and had already done all the setup (and had a skeleton crew), we stayed with Chargify, but many times it got in the way. Had we continued as a business, we would have switched to just using Braintree.
Shannon E. Wells-Mongiovi | 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

Chargify

General

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

Chargify Editions & Modules

Edition
Scaling$2991
Success$5991
SpecializedCustom Pricing
  1. per month
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$100.001
Enterprise$175.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chargify
7.8
Salesforce
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Chargify
9.1
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Chargify
Salesforce
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Chargify
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Chargify
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Chargify
8.4
Salesforce
7.1

In-Person Training

Chargify
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Chargify
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Chargify
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Chargify
Salesforce
10.0

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