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Likelihood to Recommend

DonorPerfect

I would categorize my organization as mid-sized, but I can see it working just as well if we were smaller or larger. It is a fantastic means by which to manage your donor records and record as much data about each one as you can or would like. DonorPerfect is great for reporting, which would positively impact any nonprofit organization. All NPOs are required to do a certain amount of reporting, but it is so important to share data with stakeholders, donors, management, boards, etc., and DonorPerfect is so versatile and all-encompassing when it comes to formulating data with which to do so.
Amy Slone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.3
Quote & order management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

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

Marketing Automation

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.8

Security

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.2
Social engagement
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
DonorPerfect
Salesforce
8.0

Pros

DonorPerfect

  • DonorPerfect is completely based in the cloud so there is no need to maintain servers or worry about downtime
  • DonorPerfect's interface is web-based and fairly intuitive to learn and navigate
  • DonorPerfect is quite customizable so it can be customized to fit your organization's unique workflows.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DonorPerfect

  • The customs forms are a bit tricky to navigate at first, but that's where the support service becomes so important.
  • I'd like to be able to integrate it with more of our online tools, such as Mail Chimp or Classy.
  • Finding duplicate accounts requires regular maintenance. If someone makes a gift online and they enter their information slightly differently than we have it on file, the system will create a new record. Every month, we go through and clean up those duplicates by merging the records. The processes are simple, but it takes time.
Emily Westergaard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It is by far the most cost-effective
Lauren Sikkema | 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

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 8.2
Based on 8 answers
Poor cash batch interface. Almost half of our receipts are generated by cash and this interface does not support our needs very well.
Richard House | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 9.5
Based on 2 answers
It's always up when we need it. There are some errors that happen and are not reproducible and cannot be resolved. But [they are] very few and none that cause disruption for the organization.
Richard House | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
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. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 9.5
Based on 2 answers
DonorPerfect is as reliable as your internet connection. It is a cloud based application and therefore you cannot pinpoint where the bottleneck is should you have one. But for the most part the app runs quickly.
Richard House | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 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

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 9.6
Based on 32 answers
Support is so easy. We use chat most often - as we can get someone quickly. The support folks know the product and get answers quickly. If they need to escalate an issue, they do so quickly. The training is great and easily accessible. You can take classes over and over until you completely understand concepts
Anne Baunach, CFRE, CEFL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I was able to utilize the support team to train me in areas where I could not figure out how to use the application.
Richard House | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was decent.
Brooke Seigle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 8.5
Based on 4 answers
DonorPerfect provides an extremely easy to use importing tool and the support team was awesome. You don't have to do it in house; for a reasonable fee you can get it done by them.
Richard House | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DonorPerfect

We needed a multi-user program that was preferably accessible outside of the office. Raiser's Edge could not provide that at a price we could afford. In fact, the one-user desktop version was a financial stretch for us. While at the time (2003), DonorPerfect did not have all the features of Raiser's Edge, our development team was not going to miss the bells and whistles. Over the years, I have seen DonorPerfect expand their services and remain affordable.
L. Susan Stroup | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DonorPerfect

DonorPerfect 7.8
Based on 2 answers
[There have been] only two outages since we have started using it and they were extremely information proactive. This should scale easily based on your internet connection.
Richard House | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DonorPerfect

  • DonorPerfect is a great way to keep notes on donors and schedule times to contact donors for thank yous or discussion. This allows for increased donor engagement which in turn increases donations to the organization.
  • This system has allowed our organization to stay on top of the history of our donors. The home changes in leadership every two to three years. DonorPerfect allows any new sisters to the area to run reports on the giving history and maintain relationships with big donors. This also gives us a chance to re-engage with donors that might have been dropped with previous leaders.
  • DonorPerfect has helped us increase our maintain our mailing lists and corrections. This in turn has saved us money from mailing to wrong addresses, deceased donors, etc.. It has also helped increase our donations by more than double since we began using the system to track donors and the donations we receive.
Sarah Steffen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DonorPerfect

General

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

Salesforce

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DonorPerfect
9.1
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

DonorPerfect
10.0
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

DonorPerfect
8.2
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

DonorPerfect
9.5
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

DonorPerfect
9.5
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

DonorPerfect
9.6
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

DonorPerfect
7.5
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

DonorPerfect
10.0
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

DonorPerfect
8.5
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

DonorPerfect
7.8
Salesforce
10.0

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