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Likelihood to Recommend

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

If you are a smaller organization you are probably ok to use [Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)] vs Salesforce - you will save money and still get some great features. I would not recommend for a very large enterprise. It is also challenging to have the support come from another region although they do try to be very responsive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce.com is an excellent option for other businesses as well. Using Salesforce.com has made it easier for us to keep track of our customers. Having everything in one place makes it easier for us to get what we're looking for. It integrates many functions. There's also a cloud-based approach that's convenient to use at any time. I believe the reporting or dashboard could be improved in the future, especially since the Lightning version has some ambiguous filters.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.3
Salesforce
7.9
Customer data management / contact management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.7
Salesforce
8.4
Workflow management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
7.8
Territory management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
9.1
Salesforce
7.8
Opportunity management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.4
Salesforce
8.4
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.2
Salesforce
7.4
Interaction tracking
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.4
Salesforce
8.1
Channel / partner relationship management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
6.8
Salesforce
7.8
Contract management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.7
Quote & order management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.6

Marketing Automation

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.9
Salesforce
8.0
Lead management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
9.1
Salesforce
8.2
Email marketing
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.7
Salesforce
7.7

CRM Project Management

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
7.5
Task management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
7.7
Reporting
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
8.1
Billing and invoicing management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
6.7

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
8.3
Forecasting
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.4
Salesforce
8.0
Pipeline visualization
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.9
Salesforce
8.4
Customizable reports
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.5
Salesforce
8.5

Customization

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.5
Salesforce
8.1
Custom fields
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
8.3
Custom objects
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.7
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.2
Salesforce
8.0
Scripting environment
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.8

Security

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.7
Salesforce
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.7
Salesforce
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.6
Salesforce
8.6

Platform

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
9.1
Salesforce
7.8
Mobile access
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
9.1
Salesforce
7.8

Customer Service & Support

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
8.3

Social CRM

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.6
Social data
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.5
Social engagement
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.6

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.5
Marketing automation
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.7
Compensation management
Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.4

Pros

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

  • It helps you automate your onboarding process for new leads.
  • It has lots of integrations with other apps, so you can interact with other things like calendars and calls.
  • It's pretty easy to set sequences so the platform automatically follows up with people for you. This is not only helpful for your sales pipeline, but also for client communication when working on a project that requires their input.
Brandon Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Erik Viager | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

  • Persistent and pervasive down time
  • Lack of scalable integrations with data source (e.g., their Segment integration is barely functional and they won't improve it)
  • Slow and unhelpful customer service
  • Account management doesn't understand our business or what we're trying to accomplish
  • Email campaign feature is barely functional and only allows you to have 10 campaigns, even with the most expensive plan
  • Lead and contact records have gone missing and FreshSales is unable to recover data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Costs vs. ROI: The initial cost to BUILD whatever instance your SF sales rep presents to you and sells; the COST associate to get to that build is NEVER explained or discussed.
  • The Salesforce sales rep's job is to sell you on an idea and hope, rather than practical application, implementation, and realistic expectations of the egregiously cantankerous and universally overpriced CRM.
  • They do not vet, manage or hold accountable their 'implementation partners'. Again, the sales rep for Salesforce; their job is to sell you the platform, not what you they showed you the platform can do. There is extreme neglect in discussing the actual cost to get their CRM platform to do WHAT they have showcased to you. Not to mention the time it takes to get there. Not to mention the partners they refer to you are random. These 3rd party companies do ALL the work and make ALL the money on behalf of Salesforce, for themselves. You get stuck in contracts with mediocre service or lackluster results and there is NO recourse for you as the consumer against these 'partners'.
  • If I want to sell GM cars, GM has standards and minimums they require in order for me to represent their brand. If I do shady dealings, rip customers off or am just a terrible business to be in business with, GM would strip me of my dealership title for their brand. SalesForce does no such thing. I could start a company to implement salesforce, have you sign a contract and deliver a garbage product. If you go to SF to complain about that; "Our hands our tied" as I have been told.
  • Salesforce does not care about your user experience, they just want you to buy more. It is a Sales organization, not a software company. Again, they do not care about your business, the negative impact of their CRM rollout, or how terrible their 3rd party support partners are. They. Dont. Care. They just want your money.
  • SF is aware they are the biggest player on the block. They have all the cards. You, the consumer, as an individual business, have no power or say.
Kurt Johansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 49 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

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales) 8.8
Based on 6 answers
It has all a Tech sales company would need. I did run into some issues with the setup and importing initially but the response time and help from the support team were unbelievable and accurate. I was able to solve most of the issues that made me switch from basic Excel and Zoho CRM.
Immanuel Chiplin Sam S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 8.2
Based on 86 answers
I think Salesforce is going to be a fantastic resource once we get fully onboarded and trained and are using all the features we want in our company. The problem is that onboarding is not intuitive and is very labor-intensive. After you make the agreement to purchase and settle on a price, they come back and recommend spending thousands more to have someone onboard for you. It's a hidden fee that isn't part of the original negotiations. In our case, we couldn't afford that right off the bat so the onboarding process is slower than expected, but we will eventually get there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 54 answers
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.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 36 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

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales) 7.2
Based on 5 answers
When you initially log in to Freshworks, you get snippets to guide you on how to set up. You have a chat option on every page so you can reach out to the support agent and get your issues resolved in real time. The agents are fast, responsive, and experienced in handling even a person who introduced CRM to the world...
Immanuel Chiplin Sam S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.8
Based on 113 answers
I rate the overall support for Salesforce.com in 10 because they are accomodating, very responsive, timely, and handle issues or inquiries professionally. We never had any issues with raising it or waiting too long until it is fixed. Nothing to worry about if we have something to raise it will always be smooth and hassle-free communication.
Angel Arciaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 32 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

Close.io has less features, costs more, and equally has an inside sales team focus, rather than being just as suitable for both inside and outside sales.Having said this, Close.io has important features and smart automations, a cleaner interface (easier for non-techs to use), and has very strong integrations using Zapier, plus SMS-based support.Where Freshsales won for us is that it ended up being nearly half the cost of Close.io, as well as included telephony support for our local country (Australia), whereas Close.io comes with USA/Canada numbers and requires the top pricing tier to include calls to other countries. We needed a telephony system that worked well for making and receiving from Australia.Freshsales won for us because their pricing is at a good point, had the telephony requirements we needed, and all the features that we required were good enough, or we found a workaround.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.2
Based on 5 answers
Salesforce has never been able to answer a question I've had, but I've heard from colleagues that they respond quickly. Market leaders tend to be more professional when things go awry. For CRM systems, Salesforce is by far the most popular. I've used CRM systems before Salesforce, and they weren't even close. Salesforce has such a monopoly on the market that they consider us as users. Inextricably linked, the two are one.
Aononna Tazin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I believe it is the best customer relationship management system available. We use it for everything and have integrated other platforms to give customers/accounts a 360-degree view. According to Salesforce customer service, it is beneficial for tracking all information, and the reporting/dashboards are unique. It's where we keep track of every sale.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

  • It is too soon to make a determination on ROI, but I do think it will help me be more efficient.
  • The reporting functions help me stay on track of sales opportunities.
  • The task reminders help me accelerate how quickly deals come together.
Dan Styklunas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)

General

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

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales) Editions & Modules

Edition
Customer-for-Life Cloud - Growth$29.001
Customer-for-Life Cloud - Pro$69.001
Customer-for-Life Cloud - Enterprise$125.001
Sales Cloud - Growth$29.001
Sales Cloud - Pro$59.001
Sales Cloud - Enterprise$99.001
Marketing Cloud - Growth$19.001
Marketing Cloud - Pro$59.001
Marketing Cloud - Enterprise$99.001
  1. per user per month, billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$25.001
Professional$75.001
Enterprise$150.001
Unlimited$300.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per user/Per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.5
Salesforce
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
8.8
Salesforce
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
7.2
Salesforce
7.8

In-Person Training

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.4

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.2

Scalability

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
10.0

Professional Services

Freshworks CRM (formerly Freshsales)
Salesforce
9.0

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