Flowlu vs. Zoho CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flowlu
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Flowlu is a business operating platform from Cloud Solutions Global FZCO, based in Dubai. Designed to contain all essential tools for project, task, finance, and customer management, Flowlu provides an overview of everything that is going on in a company.
$39
per month per team
Zoho CRM
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Zoho CRM is a simple, very low-cost CRM option for the smaller end of the SMB segment. The product has several useful integrations with other products, including QuickBooks, and Google Apps and Google Docs. The product also has an integrated project management module.
$14
per month
Pricing
FlowluZoho CRM
Editions & Modules
Team
$39
per month 8 Users
Business
$74
per month 16 Users
Professional
$149
per month 25 Users
Enterprise
$249
per month Unlimited Users
Standard
$14.00
Per User/Per Month
Professional
$23.00
Per User/Per Month
Enterprise
$40.00
Per User/Per Month
Ultimate
$52.00
Per User/Per Month
Plus
$57.00
Per User/Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlowluZoho CRM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptional$14 /user/month
Additional Details20% discount for annual pricing.
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Community Pulse
FlowluZoho CRM
Considered Both Products
Flowlu
Chose Flowlu
Just super easy to use in comparison to most
Zoho CRM

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FlowluZoho CRM
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
8.3
50 Ratings
10% above category average
Zoho CRM
-
Ratings
Task Management8.749 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.938 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.930 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.142 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.646 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.648 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.042 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.244 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration9.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.638 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.937 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.924 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.335 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
8.2
44 Ratings
11% above category average
Zoho CRM
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.943 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.439 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.8
276 Ratings
2% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings8.4268 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings8.0255 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings7.5188 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings8.3242 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings7.5241 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings7.7193 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings7.8192 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings8.0239 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.4184 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.3
212 Ratings
3% below category average
Case management00 Ratings7.5205 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings7.0165 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings7.4182 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.0
255 Ratings
6% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings8.2250 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings7.8212 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.0
253 Ratings
5% above category average
Task management00 Ratings8.2238 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings7.8173 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.0232 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.9
248 Ratings
4% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings7.8208 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings7.9226 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.2239 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.8
267 Ratings
3% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings8.5265 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings7.9212 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings7.3172 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.7195 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.4
255 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.4222 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.4250 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.1
160 Ratings
11% above category average
Social data00 Ratings8.0159 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.8
202 Ratings
9% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings8.0199 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings7.6132 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Flowlu
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.9
221 Ratings
5% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings7.9221 Ratings
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FlowluZoho CRM
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User Ratings
FlowluZoho CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(50 ratings)
8.3
(300 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(3 ratings)
7.1
(38 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(50 ratings)
8.6
(170 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
6.2
(50 ratings)
6.2
(67 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.7
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(112 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(21 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlowluZoho CRM
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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Zoho
For customizing a CRM without needing specialist support, Zoho CRM is great. The admin UI is pretty intuitive and easy to use. Zoho CRM also works great for tracking contact records and relationships to other records. For instance, we run 10+ different programs, and we need to track every contact's relationship to any and all of our programs. Besides the program relationship, we also track organization/employer relationships, host site relationships for interns, team relationships for several of our programs, and we are starting to track grant disbursement as well. Zoho CRM's "joiner modules" handle all of these different connection points fairly well, though the data import process can be a pain.
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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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Zoho
  • Zoho CRM has so much space to capture lots of information.
  • Zoho CRM can be customized for your organization's needs.
  • Zoho CRM is great for running reports to help make business decisions.
  • We love all the different dashboards we can create.
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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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Zoho
  • our team found it very challenging to integrate directly to our wordpress site
  • while there may be a way to integrate to the SMS system, we have not discovered how a sales rep would be able to get an sms when customers leave their contact info (not through the app)
  • we have one team member who still works with outlook calendar. it was easy to integrate with google calendar, but a second calendar, depending upon the user
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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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Zoho
i have already renewed my subscription twice. I am in the 3rd Year now. I have been using it for a while and have been recommending to my friends as well.. have attended ZOHOLICs the annual program of zoho and it gave me new insights of managing the crm solutoin.
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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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Zoho
The methodology of the 'out of the box' user interface is fairly easy to learn. In some cases however, the interface is not consistent throughout the software. Upgrades to the interface has certainly improved some of this--- but now we are seeing the same kinds of inconsistencies across Zoho apps, particularly those more recently added to their platform. This issue is not major in that everybody on staff seems able to learn how to work the programs--- it's just annoying and less than efficient when inconsistent user interfaces or inconsistent terms are used in the programs and/or the requisite documentation.
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Reliability and Availability
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I've not yet experienced any unscheduled downtime with Zoho CRM. Furthermore, planned maintenance is really well communicated in ZOHO CRM, and a 'banner ad' is prominently positioned on the ZOHO CRM system notifying of times/dates when maintenance is scheduled and the system may be down for a period.
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Performance
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Using zoho by itself has never been a problem. However one has to check for its compatibility/sync with other software. For example, it does not have a clear and full sync with getresponse since a long long time
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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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Zoho
We did the training and that was a huge waste of money. The information provided was basic and the instructor was sloppy (he even forgot to turn off his mic when he used the restroom - no one should ever hear what we heard). I offered up a 9 because we were able to find what we needed on your website.
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In-Person Training
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
It was harder to learn when there were mostly real estate users in the room. We are sales solely.
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Online Training
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
The online training consisted of watching youtube videos and pre-recorded webinars. They helped us learn what we needed, but there's still a need to learn more and where to access that information.
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Implementation Rating
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
When you switch CRMs, you can automatically assume everything isn’t going to match up correctly. We had used Salesforce for 10+ years and had a ton of data and customizations. It was not a clean transfer, but we were able to sort it all out. The only issue that really bothered me was Zoho support. Even simple questions couldn’t be answered over chat, and we would have some team members try for hours to find the right answer
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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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Zoho
Zoho is the only product we have used. Our company is fairly new and before purchasing Zoho a few years ago, client files were only saved and looked at through our company server. Because of how great Zoho has been, we have never considered looking for another product because there really is no need
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I think Zoho CRM is priced at a reasonable amount. Simply put, you get what you pay for and Zoho does not disappoint. My organization is comfortable with what we pay and pleased with continually renewing the software. The billing frequency is just right. There are no complaints on our end
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Scalability
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
We're still in the early stages of scaling this across departments. We have high aspirations of doing this, but it takes time to migrate to the new system and to help people get acquainted of doing their work in a different way thru Zoho.
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Professional Services
Flowlu
No answers on this topic
Zoho
In addition to being a user of Zoho CRM, we are a reseller as well. Often, at times our Partners request for on-boarding the platform configuration for them. During such requirements, we have utilized the Professional services team directly from the Zoho CRM team. Our partner feedback was quite positive, throughout.
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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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Zoho
  • ROI is good, providing your entire team is involved with the program and uses it
  • During busy season, Zoho keeps the flow going with reminders for quote follow-ups
  • Our company saw an estimated 20% gain in closing sales that went through Zoho as compared to quotes not answered through Zoho
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ScreenShots

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Zoho CRM Screenshots

Screenshot of Deals - Cash in on all opportunities. Close more deals. Great sales management is all about prioritizing, tracking, and monitoring the deals in your pipeline. Zoho CRM gives you everything you need to manage deals across territories and sales structures.Screenshot of Activities - Keep track of all the tasks, meetings, calls, events, or activity records. Neatly organize the numerous records along with the activities associated to them such as follow-up, pre sales and post sales activities, phone conversations etc.