ConvergeHub vs. GridBuddy Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConvergeHub
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ConvergeHub is a converged CRM for SMBs. According to the vendor, this solution can manage all of your sales, marketing, support, and billing needs, with a converged, full-featured, yet extremely easy-to-use CRM that is priced within reach. The vendor’s value proposition is that the features are optimized for small to medium-sized businesses that have the same needs as large corporations–but don’t have massive budgets to integrate or pay for expensive add-ons. All ConvergeHub CRM…
$9
per user - per month
GridBuddy Connect
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
GridBuddy Connect, from Validity, is a data productivity platform that keeps teams more focused on growing the business rather than updating data. GridBuddy Connect combines data from separate systems into an editable, spreadsheet-simple view. Users finally have all insights they need in one place, and they can engage confidently using the right data.N/A
Pricing
ConvergeHubGridBuddy Connect
Editions & Modules
Lite
$9
per user - per month
Professional
$29
per user - per month
Premium
$59
per user - per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConvergeHubGridBuddy Connect
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ConvergeHubGridBuddy Connect
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ConvergeHubGridBuddy Connect
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
8.3
1 Ratings
8% above category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
7.0
1 Ratings
7% below category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Case management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Lead management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Pipeline visualization8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
7.5
1 Ratings
1% below category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Custom fields8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Mobile access9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
GridBuddy Connect
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConvergeHubGridBuddy Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConvergeHubGridBuddy Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
ConvergeHub
It is really well suited for clients looking to automate the process with a budget constraint and that is inline with most small and medium enterprises, startups as well as entrepreneurs looking for a productive environment to grow their business in.
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Validity
1. Making broad changes to data, like moving ownership of records from one user to another for a new Sales Rep or a moved Sales Rep. 2. Making broad changes to data for product changes, product introductions and such (product naming changes, product description changes, etc.). I recently had to make a change to the name of a Product Option. Product Options are a sub-object related to Product. This name change was in 22 places. Okay, 18 [is] not a lot, but to make this change individually 22 times is still very tedious and takes too much of my time. Instead, I set up my Grid with the Object and sub-Object and made all 22 changes at once with a mass change. Piece of cake. And I don't have to go back to several of the records to see if the change was made successfully (something you have to do with Dataloader). I could see the effective change all at once on my Grid screen.
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Pros
ConvergeHub
  • The dashboards are really good and feature laden.
  • The UI is really intuitive as well as user friendly.
  • Automation of simple tasks as well as the marketing process is really easy.
  • Above all the pricing takes the cake here.
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Validity
  • Reshapes the user Interface into an intuitive, clean, easy and thoughtful way, meaning Salesforce can be practically used for applications that (in my Opinion) salesforce was never designed for.
  • Mass updates are a God send, Leaving quick and meaningful notes, setting up meetings with clients or upcoming calls to maintain contact, all from the same screen without information overload... a real achievement.
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Cons
ConvergeHub
  • Customer support isn't that great, takes a lot of time to respond.
  • Notifications are not on time, i.e. they are delayed and not real time.
  • Lack of integration with other applications.
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Validity
  • Does not allow users to create new Campaign Member records; we would like to be able to add multiple Campaign Member records to a Campaign in a Grid.
  • Does not allow users to create new Task records; we would like to be able to add multiple Tasks records related to the same user but multiple Opportunities and Contacts.
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Likelihood to Renew
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
Validity
- Easy of use - Visual nature of using the product (as compared to Dataloader) - Quickness of making changes/updates/edits to long lists of records, live and real-time
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Usability
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
Validity
- Ease of use - Real-time and visible nature of making mass changes - Ease of setting up a Grid - Ease of filtering the Grid to see the records that I need to change
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Implementation Rating
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
Validity
GridBuddy was very easy to implement
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Alternatives Considered
ConvergeHub
ConvergeHub offers the best set of features and the interface that it does at a price that is by far the best out of its competitors. This has been an easy-to-sell product as the maximum amount of clients are startups or SMEs and budget is the main constraint for them, with which the views of ConvergeHub creators seem to align well.
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Validity
This is the 1st inline editing product we have tested. The only reason we would ever go with another product is the price.
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Return on Investment
ConvergeHub
  • It helps increase the overall productivity by automating daily routine tasks.
  • Sales & marketing process becomes easier and more productive.
  • Workflow management is easier.
  • Overall productivity increases many-fold.
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Validity
  • Our sales executives save a lot of time reviewing all opportunities in a single editable view.
  • Gridbuddy improves the functionality of our CRM by allowing us to edit multiple opportunities in one place.
  • It is generally faster and easier to build a report in GridBuddy than it is in SAP C4C.
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ScreenShots

ConvergeHub Screenshots

Screenshot of ConvergeHub dashboard provides a quick and precise snapshot of the key business metrics, namely – Deals by Expected Close Date; Leads by Source; Lead Acquisition & Deal Acquisition and so on.Screenshot of ConvergeHub calendar  allows users to schedule, reschedule, organize, add and edit the tasks. Users can share the calendar with colleagues for quick collaboration. They can check tasks due dates and get notified about upcoming meetings.Screenshot of Users can frame and run marketing campaigns across four broadcast mediums – Email, Direct Mail, SMS and Social. At the end of every campaign, they can use the cross-channel campaign tracking feature to measure the campaign performance and identify the most profitable channels.Screenshot of ConvergeHub provides Case History
 for every customer stored in the CRM. The case history section includes  important details like - total number of cases, assigned customer support agents, case resolution status and case closure date.Screenshot of ConvergeHub Library module enables users to store, share and manage important files, collaterals, brochures, presentations and case studies for every target, lead, account, contact, deal and customer.Screenshot of ConvergeHub facilitates its users to store all business contacts within one  unified database that is accessible round-the-clock from any internet-enabled device. The contact details section includes information such as  email, phone number, meeting notes, to-do lists and documents. Users can customize the contacts management section and add comments, notes, events and files to the contacts.

GridBuddy Connect Screenshots

Screenshot of Conditional formattingScreenshot of ForecastingScreenshot of ConnectorsScreenshot of Mass UpdateScreenshot of Multi-object inline editing