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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DemandTools

With a few small exceptions, DemandTools does everything that Apex Data Loader and Workbench do for uploading and updating records and does it with an easier-to-learn, feature-rich, guided interface. (And no annoying package installs like the Apex loader.) It doesn't handle querying of deleted records (at least that I am aware of), though it's the only tool I use for batch restoring of RecordIDs if you have them archived or if you query them from Apex Data Loader. I don't use the duplicate management features personally, but our organization uses them extensively on a daily basis.
Brian Degon | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

It is really good for taking online bookings including the scheduling of repeat appointments. The ability to store documents for particular clients is useful however I feel that the client should have a more secure method of access if you were to put sensitive information on their profile. At the moment the client only needs their email address to get into their profile which is good to allow them to review a history of interaction.With continued improvements and new features added the platform is growing into a CRM tool however I feel it is still not complete and can be used for this purpose but with limitations.
David Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

DemandTools
vCita
7.3
Customer data management / contact management
DemandTools
vCita
7.3
Workflow management
DemandTools
vCita
7.3

Marketing Automation

DemandTools
vCita
8.0
Email marketing
DemandTools
vCita
8.0

CRM Project Management

DemandTools
vCita
7.6
Billing and invoicing management
DemandTools
vCita
7.2
Reporting
DemandTools
vCita
8.0

Customization

DemandTools
vCita
3.9
Custom fields
DemandTools
vCita
6.8
API for custom integration
DemandTools
vCita
1.0

Platform

DemandTools
vCita
7.4
Mobile access
DemandTools
vCita
7.4

Security

DemandTools
vCita
9.5
Role-based user permissions
DemandTools
vCita
9.5

Pros

DemandTools

  • Report/Find IDs is the hidden gem of DemandTools. It is basically a super fast vlookup against your entire database. Easily add data to a report or find the records that match a list. I used this feature extensively when migrating data to a new org to do a compare numbers.
  • Data export by object is so easy and the ability to pull data from any related object is powerful. I find myself using data export more then running reports in SF because it's so much faster and hugely flexible.
  • Every module has clear steps and in-line help.
Laura Straub | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

  • Very easy implementation of a contact/scheduling widget.
  • Allows for scheduling of appointments with clients. The setup is easy and the allotted times can be changed as needed. Easy for the client to use as well.
  • Managing communication between individual clients is easy as well.
Josh Randall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DemandTools

  • Cannot run on Mac (we have to do all work through a VM which often involves transferring files back and forth and causes issues with scheduled jobs).
  • My Marketing counterpart has expressed concerns over functionality (has had issues with scheduled jobs, the title normalization, and is looking at similar platforms that also allow for lead routing).
  • UI while functional is inferior to many other platforms I've reviewed. I've used DemandTools for many years at my past company, so I've not had issues but it's been difficult for my counterpart to adapt to the interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

  • Syncing with our google calendars has some flaws or is just not clear
  • Messages show unread when they have been read
Denise Deem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DemandTools

DemandTools 7.7
Based on 12 answers
It's a great product. The only thing that holds us back is it was frustrating working with their sales team. We also don't like that when Validity purchased DemandTools they immediately started charging us quite a bit while it had been free for non-profit users when CRMFusion owned it. They also don't let you buy it for just 1 or 2 seats, you have to pay, I believe, in batches of 100 seats.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

DemandTools

DemandTools 7.3
Based on 5 answers
Allows for control in uploading lists, saved processes for checking duplicate records.

Allows for backup files and quick reverts if something goes wrong.

Extends reporting when Salesforce.com cannot support specific pieces of info being put together in a report.

Automated processes for set and forget hygiene tasks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

DemandTools

DemandTools 8.2
Based on 1 answer
have not had any issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

DemandTools

DemandTools 5.5
Based on 2 answers
DemandTools is a bit clunky and slow at times
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

DemandTools

DemandTools 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Support can be slow so do not expect quick turn for urgent issues.
Help for specific queries not not there. Product tech support is offered. It would be great if query support, even if paid, was offered
The training webinars help with the basics but not much if you need advanced functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

DemandTools

DemandTools 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The trainings are free live webinars that give you a solid base for getting started with the program. The only weakness is they don't have any advanced classes.
Steven Steier | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

DemandTools

DemandTools 5.0
Based on 8 answers
I had just started using Salesforce about 3 months before I did the implementation myself, and it was easy to do just following their step-by-step instructions.
Steven Steier | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

DemandTools

It has been years since we looked at other tools, and while I know we reviewed four different solutions when we picked Demand Tools, it has been so long I don't remember who. We are so happy with the product, we have not gone to search for any other alternatives since we started using it over 5 years ago.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

I liked vCita a lot more for my home services company mainly because it handled scheduling through the software which was terrific.
Christopher Cater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DemandTools

DemandTools 5.5
Based on 1 answer
it has worked just fine for our purposes, but I can not speak to its scalability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

DemandTools

  • Time saving: It can get the jobs done quicker than human processing can.
  • Increased office productivity: Not having people doing these data changes means they can focus on other work while DemandTools is running.
  • Makes repeating complex tasks easy: DemandTools makes it easy to save a configuration so that a less tech-savvy staff member can run a complex data update on a routine basis, with minimal support needed from tech staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCita

  • In the overall, by automating the appointment booking process, vCita saved hours of my time from having to book appointments myself.
  • It's user-friendly so it makes a positive impression on my clients.
MaryLee Trettenero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DemandTools

General

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

vCita

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DemandTools
8.7
vCita
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

DemandTools
7.7
vCita

Usability

DemandTools
7.3
vCita

Reliability and Availability

DemandTools
8.2
vCita

Performance

DemandTools
5.5
vCita

Support Rating

DemandTools
9.0
vCita

Online Training

DemandTools
8.5
vCita

Implementation Rating

DemandTools
5.0
vCita

Scalability

DemandTools
5.5
vCita

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