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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.9

    Close

    89%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow management

    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Territory management

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    9.4
    94%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    9.4
    94%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    8.2
    82%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    9.7
    97%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    8.7

    Close

    87%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call center management

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Help desk management

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    9.1

    Close

    91%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email marketing

    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    8.1

    Close

    81%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    6.3
    63%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    8.0

    Close

    80%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    5.5
    55%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customization

    8.5

    Close

    85%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom objects

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    6.8
    68%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    8.2

    Close

    82%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social CRM

    10.0

    Close

    100%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social engagement

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    7.0

    Close

    70%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Marketing automation

    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform

    10.0

    Close

    100%

    Mailshake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Close ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Close is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Close

    94%
    8 Ratings
    8.5

    Mailshake

    85%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    Close

    88%
    3 Ratings
    8.0

    Mailshake

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.2

    Close

    92%
    3 Ratings
    7.8

    Mailshake

    78%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Close

    Excellent software to increase sales and follow up with existing and new customers. Email and SMS handling are really easy for the sales team, managing leads is really great, and Close merges duplicate leads to help our Data Leads avoid repetitive and unnecessary calls. As mentioned in some comments before, must improve in reports, Close is not appropriate to handle or track agents' hours making it necessary to implement additional software to cover this area.
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    Mailshake

    Mailshake is best-suited sales, cold, and leads email outreach, the amount of personalized email you can send is excellent plus the follow-up. The sequence and lead catcher feature will save so much time.
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    Pros

    Close

    • Email sequences. Create and send a sequence of emails until the sequence finishes or the contact replies to your email. You can also pause the sequence manually.
    • Email sync. Syncs in real time with your email account, which is huge.
    • Zapier integration. We've automated a lot of our pipeline management through the Zapier integration. This saves us soooo much time.
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    Mailshake

    • It has an email editor which is easy to use.
    • Email sequences are comprehensive in their functionality--all the options you would expect from a cold emailing solution
    • Campaign and List management are also good
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    Cons

    Close

    • Make it so one can set the time at which the emails go out.
    • Make it easier to set up my workflow.
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    Mailshake

    • Mailshake works only with Gmail/G Suite accounts.
    • The only option for customizing emails is in the CSV file. It would be great if there were a feature in the tool for this.
    • Missing starts about the total number of opens of an email (it is only tracked once).
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    Pricing Details

    Close

    Starting Price

    $29 per user, monthly

    Editions & Modules

    Close editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter291
    Basic692
    Professional993
    Business1494

    Footnotes

    1. per user, monthly
    2. per user, monthly
    3. per user, monthly
    4. per user, monthly

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    15% discount on annual pricing in addition to the month-to-month prices listed here.

    Mailshake

    Starting Price

    $50 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Mailshake editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Email Outreach$50.001
    Sales Engagement$99.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Close

    It's my favorite CRM to recommend to sales organizations. Robust Telephony options including a Power Dialer, SMS, and Voice Drop, are completely integrated into the CRM. The kicker is you can have "Unlimited" contacts where many platforms charge based on the number of users. This can make a huge difference in monthly billing.
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    Mailshake

    I found it pretty good - we were able to put email templates and campaigns together almost immediately. The reason I gave it an 8 is because if you want to edit those templates, the saving and making sure they were part of the campaigns was a little tricky and not intuitive.
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    Support Rating

    Close

    I haven't really had the need to use their support, but the only time I had an issue with the platform, the Close team was very attentive and responded in a short span of time. Also they take minimal time to solve issues. The only con here is there is no way to reach out to them apart from email.
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    Mailshake

    Quick support. They offer very extensive and detailed tutorials on how to use the tool, as well as how to succeed in sending emails the right way. It probably reduces the number of support tickets and general support needs. The videos make it very easy to use their solutions. Great way to educate new clients.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Close

    Pipedrive was great for us for a long time. We used it for over 4 years. Our product and process was simple. When things got more complex, we needed something that could handle our growing needs and Pipedrive kept falling short. We built our own custom solution in Airtable and though it worked, we spend a lot of time managing it. Close was able to solve all our issues and save us hours per week in admin work.
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    Mailshake

    These tools are undoubtedly reputable products that are used by millions of users. However, for the goal of lead generation by cold emailing, Mailshake shines by its genius approach of highest possible personalization of the messages. We see incredible results with every campaign; literally, multiples more of reply rates than we were able to achieve with the traditional email tools like Mailchimp.
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    Return on Investment

    Close

    • Positive - It's much easier now with Close.io to make sure that no deal falls through the cracks. Therefore helping us recover lost revenue.
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    Mailshake

    • Mailshake has made link building outreach less messy and saves time.
    • Fill in the template and prospects and we are good to go!
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