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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

If your organization has needs or requirements that it seems cannot be met by the industry leaders in CRM, I would urge you to talk to Sugar Sell (SugarCRM). They bent over backwards to work with different groups of people within our company to prove to them how committed they were to making the product work for us. It seamlessly integrates with our email and other applications we use frequently. And they helped us configure detailed reporting for our very complex sales territories and organizational structure.If you are looking for a very basic CRM tool that doesn't require much configuration, Sugar will still work for you, but you certainly have other options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Cosential
8.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0
Customer data management / contact management
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Workflow management
Cosential
6.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Territory management
Cosential
9.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0
Opportunity management
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.4
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.9
Interaction tracking
Cosential
9.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Channel / partner relationship management
Cosential
7.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.3
Contract management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.5
Quote & order management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.3
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.3

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.3
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2
Billing and invoicing management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.4
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.9
Scripting environment
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.5
API for custom integration
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2

Security

Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.4
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.3
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.5

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.3
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Compensation management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.6

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2

Customer Service & Support

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.1
Case management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8
Call center management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.4
Help desk management
Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.2

Pros

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

  • Very easy to set up and configure reports among teams. Very customizable and allows me to build reports that illustrate how the team is performing.
  • Exporting granular reports into excel for in depth analysis and actionable measures.
  • Ability to mass upload lots of information and leads. Important for our team to import lots of information on prospecting clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

  • The back-end programming (logical hooks) for advanced customizations could benefit from a more user-friendly interface
  • General layout could be improved by the addition of modern templates to customize the standard look and feel
  • Support communities could be further improved with the addition of videos on how to do specific configuration, modules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Our organization will continue to use Sugar as long as it remains cost effective and it addresses the majority of our needs. I will, however, recommend looking into other options once our needs increase and there is additional budget for some bigger named and more robust platform options. I feel if the application was friendlier to end users we would get better productivity as well.
Andrew Dunifer, MBA/MS MIS | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.6
Based on 7 answers
There's a learning curve associated with Sugar. Right away, it's not as easy as an out-of-the-box CRM. Once you learn how to use Sugar, the system fits what your needs are. With any other CRM, you'd be trying to figure out how your company can best fit the CRM. You don't want to change your business cycle for your CRM, the CRM should fit your business cycle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
SugarCRM has never been down for us.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No response time issues ever. Very productive due to its ease of use.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.6
Based on 15 answers
The support overall at least for us has been phenomenal. Anytime that the system has any Issues at all IT gets in contact from someone from support to get the system back up and running. Have never gone more than 30 minutes with the system not working. So overall I will be definetely recommending this system in any other company that I may work for in the future.
Sebastian Cuadras | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We feel clasroom training is essential to ensure user adoption and buy-in. Video and on-line training courses gave their place but being in a classroom setting enables the Team to make any potential CRM issues visble right up front.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Only part of an implemementation as noted previously.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Study, study, and study. Be prepared to train everyday until all processes are flowing nicely. The CRM is the elephant and figuring out where to take the first bite can be a challenge. But there is only one way to eat this elephant, one bite at a time. Systematic planning is very important.
Marc Prince | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

GoldMine was an archaic platform. Adding custom fields was difficult. Reporting was horrible. Sugar CRM blows it out of the water. It's also easier to use and navigate. Having all of the data available from any browser is also a tremendous advantage compared to our private installation of GoldMine which required their software and a VPN connection.
Sid Haas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Works from 2-300 Users in our experience.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

  • Just one of our customized modules allowed us to automate multiple processes and saves us on average 500 man hours a year.
  • It allows each user to have a 360-degree view point of our databases at any given point.
  • Incorporating some of our onsite operational pieces within SugarCRM has given us the opportunity to reduce the number of places information is stored to one.
Jennifer Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Cosential Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

General

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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) Editions & Modules

Edition
Sugar Cell$80.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2

Usability

Cosential
8.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
10.0

Performance

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
10.0

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.6

In-Person Training

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0

Online Training

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.0

Implementation Rating

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0

Scalability

Cosential
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0

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