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Score 8 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    8.0

    Flowlu

    80%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Flowlu ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    8.5
    85%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    8.0
    80%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.0
    80%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    8.1
    81%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.3
    83%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    8.3
    83%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.7
    77%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    7.7
    77%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.0
    80%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    7.8
    78%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    7.7
    77%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    7.8
    78%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.9

    Flowlu

    79%

    Salesforce

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

    Quotes/estimates

    8.0
    80%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    8.2
    82%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.0
    80%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.5
    75%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Salesforce

    77%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    188 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    180 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    149 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    184 Ratings

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    173 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    146 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    138 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    159 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    131 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Salesforce

    86%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    56 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    42 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    46 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Salesforce

    78%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    171 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    145 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Salesforce

    74%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    163 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    37 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    127 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    160 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    176 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    184 Ratings

    Customization

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Salesforce

    80%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    176 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    168 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    128 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    148 Ratings

    Security

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    146 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    139 Ratings

    Social CRM

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Salesforce

    77%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    118 Ratings

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    115 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Salesforce

    78%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    152 Ratings

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    103 Ratings

    Platform

    Flowlu

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    161 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Flowlu is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • Salesforce.com is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Flowlu

    84%
    50 Ratings
    7.6

    Salesforce

    76%
    305 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Flowlu

    85%
    3 Ratings
    9.4

    Salesforce

    94%
    49 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Flowlu

    86%
    50 Ratings
    8.0

    Salesforce

    80%
    94 Ratings

    Availability

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    Salesforce

    98%
    54 Ratings

    Performance

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Salesforce

    90%
    36 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Flowlu

    83%
    50 Ratings
    7.6

    Salesforce

    76%
    121 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Salesforce

    94%
    32 Ratings

    Configurability

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Salesforce

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Salesforce

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Flowlu

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    Salesforce

    93%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Flowlu

    To manage the workflows of our business, we used a number of tools before we began using Flowlu. It combines CRM, project & task management, team communication, invoicing, and account management into a single tool. We are able to save a lot of time and effort by using this all-in-one solution.
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    Salesforce

    Ability to create dashboards. The project progress can be easily tracked. Tickets can be fed with all the right data and the same can be exported. You can customize the fields as per your usage. Can be used for multiple projects. The reports generated are accurate in nature and can be used for making important decisions and improvements.
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    Pros

    Flowlu

    • The system of adding only the features you need by installing as separated modules makes it easy to learn without being overwhelmed by the lots of features.
    • I really like its structure and clear interface. Not wasting much time by searching for the right buttons and settings. Looks like the developers use their own tool for everyday work
    • Flowlu offers a custom domain option to fully integrate fully it into our company toolbox. This helps offering a seamless experience for our clients.
    • The elaborated invoice module was the final argument for us to switch to Flowlu.
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    Salesforce

    • Salesforce.com is extremely customizable. I would not consider it an out-of-the-box solution, although its standard fields allow for fundamental CRM activities and reporting.
    • Salesforce.com is able to integrate with 100s of third-party softwares—often times creating efficiencies in processes.
    • Reports within Salesforce.com have the ability to be simple as a standard Account report, or you can get very granular with your report filtering to segment a very specific result, eg. Accounts in California who are active clients and fall within the pharmaceutical industry and have a specified market capitalization.
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    Cons

    Flowlu

    • Flowlu should allow user to import their own invoice into app
    • Fellow should have their own email marketing system
    • It should integrate woo-commerce, a big e-commerce platform on WordPress. This will support users will in managing and sending emails to their customers.
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    Salesforce

    • Would like easier integration of Einstein data in Salesforce Dashboards so we do not have to navigate to the Analytics Studio.
    • Quicker adoption of custom objects into new offerings like the Pipeline Navigator.
    • Continued expansion of Salesforce Surveys for more features and flexibility.
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    Pricing Details

    Flowlu

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Flowlu editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Salesforce

      Starting Price

      $25 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Salesforce editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Essentials$25.001
      Professional$75.002
      Enterprise$150.003
      Unlimited$300.004

      Footnotes

      1. Per User/Per Month
      2. Per User/Per Month
      3. Per User/Per Month
      4. Per user/Per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Flowlu

      I have found Flowlu while searching [for] a collaborative tool for a friend's non-profit organization. As I read the description and made a trial test, I fell in love with the tool. So we are definitely going to renew. Not only because the delivered solutions are great but also because Flowlu's roadmap seems very [promising].
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      Salesforce

      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
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      Usability

      Flowlu

      They have a great onboarding checklist and if you follow it you will be able to use the software. That is easy to use in my book. Flowlu has also the ability to turn on and off apps that you use or not which makes it tailored to the business needs.
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      Salesforce

      Compared to the Salesforce Classic layout, the Lightning Experience is very user-friendly. Customize your top navigation bar to include quick links to your most frequently used records, objects, or reports. There are free online courses from Salesforce called "Trail Heads" to help new users get acquainted with the CRM. As a whole, it's a well-designed and user-friendly website. All is well, and there have been no problems so far.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Salesforce is always available securely from any internet-capable device anywhere in the world, UNLESS you choose to set security measures so that ONLY trusted IP ranges may access the system at certain times of the day. It's all about choice and flexibility with Salesforce products.
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      Performance

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      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
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      Support Rating

      Flowlu

      Great Support normally they respond in a few hours, which is very good, the knowledge base is good and the facebook groups are also very responsive. We are finding many videos online which are explaining Flowlu more and more daily.
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      Salesforce

      Account managers are awesome for the most part but change every year. So just as they are getting to know your business they usually switch accounts. We have premier success now which gives us 24/7 access to support, which has been helpful as we deal with integration issues with APIs and across Salesforce products.
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      In-Person Training

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      I attended two training sessions. I would rate them a 4 as an advanced user. It was very basic – great for someone new – would give 8+ for new person.

      I had 3 years of experience at the time. I skipped basic and went onto advanced and still not helpful. A lot of it was best practices that didn’t feel relevant for our business
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      Online Training

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      I have gone through multiple. The content that’s delivered is quite basic – I wish they had more advanced training.

      We are grandfathered into premium support plus training. We get unlimited access to instructor led and online training for free. We have taken advantage of this
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      Implementation Rating

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Just from an organizational standpoint - we standardized our data prior to moving to Salesforce. But we essentially standardized it wrong. That's created a big disgusting mess for us know that I'll have to deal with as the Admin. Be sure you think through use cases prior to doing something like that - seek outside opinions on how the data will work best, especially depending on what else you're going to integrate with Salesforce.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Flowlu

      Flowlu is easier to use and has more features, with more coming. ClickUp feels like it's more 'open' for any type of business with a lot of customization, whereas Flowlu feels like it was created for niches like my own, yet it can easily and quickly be customized for any type of business
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      Salesforce

      When evaluating a CRM solution for our company we had a fairly simple decision process. We had to decide to buy vs build an internal solution - which we found for the cost Salesforce would save from development / IT perspective and provide a more robust solution. The closest out of the box competitor we looked at was the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product -and again, we found Salesforce to be a more robust / cost effective solution.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      The contract process was arduous. Some of that was because of the purchasing issues with our university, but as mentioned previously, we got a quote for a package and then they also recommended add-on fees. These were things we did not end up going with because we had budgeted based on the originally quoted amount. This has slowed down our implementation phase and meant we were paying for two CRM software for longer than I would have liked.
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      Scalability

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      I've worked with Salesforce since 2001 in companies ranging from 4 to hundreds of sales people and the system has been able to scale and perhaps more importantly expand (functionally) to the needs of larger organizations. In fact in my previous company, as a provider of a solution that integrated with Salesforce, we had customers that had thousands of sales people using Salesforce.
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      Professional Services

      Flowlu

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Using Salesforce.com has made my daily routines more efficient and simplified the manual tasks I had to perform independently. I can now access data from any device, online or offline, and provide better guidance to my team about the forecasts provided by the built-in artificial intelligence (AI). A chat with a Salesforce support specialist would be great. The knowledge base has a community forum where Salesforce users can ask questions and learn more about the product.
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      Return on Investment

      Flowlu

      • Time invested in learning the app was huge, there's no go-to resource center and currently their knowledge is scattered (YouTube videos, Knowledge Base, API docs etc)
      • We are able to cancel subscriptions of some of the other CRM and project management apps as the needs are covered by Flowlu
      • There's a significant productivity boost after learning the app but this is not quite measurable just yet
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      Salesforce

      • Companies that either hire consulting expertise or have in-house experts will benefit the most. It can be a powerful tool. Manage it correctly and there will be great benefits.
      • Conversely, if companies don't implement Salesforce.com with a plan, there will be frustration and small if any ROI realized.
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