HoneyBook vs. Vtiger

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HoneyBook
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HoneyBook aims to help creative entrepreneurs and freelancers book more clients, manage projects and get paid all in one place. With HoneyBook, users can automate busy work and stay on top of to-dos, saving time and money, while growing a business. HoneyBook is designed to emulate a personal assistant. The vendor states that small business owners and freelancer customers have tripled their bookings and saved multiple hours a day using HoneyBook. They further state that a variety of small…
$1
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Vtiger
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Vtiger is a customer relationship management (CRM) solution with sales and marketing automation, project management, and inventory management capabilities.
$28
per month per user
Pricing
HoneyBookVtiger
Editions & Modules
$1 Promo
$1 Per Month
6 Months Promo Code = ONLY1
Unlimited Plan - Monthly
$39
Month
Unlimited Plan - Annual
$390
Year
One Professional - Single App
$28
per month per user
One Professional - Standard
$42
per month per user
One Enterprise - Single App
$42
per month per user
One Enterprise - Standard
$58
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HoneyBookVtiger
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$10 / user / month
Additional DetailsFor the first 6 months, get HoneyBook for $1 per month with code ONLY1!Discounts are provided for both annual subscriptions, and for high volume users.
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Features
HoneyBookVtiger
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
2.1
9 Ratings
114% below category average
Vtiger
10.0
8 Ratings
26% above category average
Customer data management / contact management2.49 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Workflow management1.88 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Opportunity management2.08 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)2.38 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Contract management2.99 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Quote & order management1.87 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Interaction tracking1.87 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
1.8
7 Ratings
123% below category average
Vtiger
9.5
6 Ratings
24% above category average
Case management1.45 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Help desk management2.26 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
1.6
7 Ratings
130% below category average
Vtiger
10.0
6 Ratings
28% above category average
Lead management1.67 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
2.0
9 Ratings
117% below category average
Vtiger
10.0
8 Ratings
27% above category average
Task management2.49 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management2.08 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Reporting1.88 Ratings10.07 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
1.5
6 Ratings
134% below category average
Vtiger
9.7
7 Ratings
24% above category average
Customizable reports1.56 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
1.9
8 Ratings
120% below category average
Vtiger
9.3
8 Ratings
21% above category average
Custom fields2.08 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Custom objects1.88 Ratings10.07 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
2.3
8 Ratings
113% below category average
Vtiger
9.0
8 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability2.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions2.37 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
1.9
8 Ratings
119% below category average
Vtiger
5.0
5 Ratings
40% below category average
Mobile access1.98 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
HoneyBook
-
Ratings
Vtiger
10.0
5 Ratings
32% above category average
Social engagement00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Best Alternatives
HoneyBookVtiger
Small Businesses
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
HoneyBookVtiger
Likelihood to Recommend
2.9
(9 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
2.7
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
2.7
(7 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
HoneyBookVtiger
Likelihood to Recommend
HoneyBook
I would recommend Honeybook to other coaches, consultants, and small business owners. It may not be appropriate for a large team's use, but works for the size of organization I currently own and manage. It also integrates with QuickBooks and makes financial data management fairly seamless.
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Vtiger
vTiger packs a ton of functionality and capability, but the challenge is getting there. In today's day where everyone is doing more with less, having a solution that meets a couple specific needs and does that well is essential. To me, at times I feel as though vTiger is trying to be a "jack of all trades" solution which ultimately ends up making it more confusing to use. However, on the flip side of that, if you take the time to learn everything about vTiger, I am sure it is an awesome tool but there is a learning curve associated with it. Finally, I would like to see more integrations with other vendors moving forward so if we cannot use vTiger for everything, at least it would have the ability to "talk" with other programs.
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Pros
HoneyBook
  • HoneyBook offers incredible resources to train users how to best use their system. It's informative and eye-opening to watch one of their training sessions.
  • I love how easy HoneyBook makes it to create highly professional materials that are beautiful. Its brochures and selling materials are stellar and I'm able to streamline the process without feeling like I actually have to sell my capabilities.
  • I'm thrilled with the billing system and how simple it is to automate. I love that I can see how my customers have engaged with the bills.
  • The app helps me feel connected to my leads and data while I'm away from my computer.
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Vtiger
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Reliable tracking system and alerts to maintain overall control of the proceses.
  • Meets all the needs of the average company.
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Cons
HoneyBook
  • The online scheduling tool does not work with different time zones very well. It doesn't automatically adjust to my clients' timezones and it doesn't even have many international time zones as an option! I had 3 clients in a row schedule meetings at the wrong time when I first started using HoneyBook's scheduler. I had to switch to Calendly because HoneyBook's scheduling tool was causing me to lose business.
  • The transaction fees for instant deposits are expensive.
  • [I believe} many of the features on HoneyBook are half-baked. It's marketed as an all-in-one business management platform, but I'm still using Calendly, Google Drive, Typeform, Clockify, and ClickUp because HoneyBook's equivalent features aren't as sophisticated or as easy to use.
  • The notes section for client projects does not have much space or allow for any custom formatting such as hyperlinks, bold text, highlighted text, etc. Tools such as Teamwork, Pipedrive, Asana, and ClickUp do a much better job at displaying this type of information.
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Vtiger
  • Though you can create reports however you want, they may need to come out in multiple files. I wish this could be aggregated.
  • It's still very simple. There is room for improvement with the setup of the admin panel.
  • The dropdowns function funny when scrolled down. It's picky but it's frustrating.
  • The search function could be improved.
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Likelihood to Renew
HoneyBook
Since I do not use ALL the functionality in HoneyBook, I have wondered if the plan I am on is too much. That is why I rated a 9 rather than 10. I have definitely considered downgrading but not leaving HoneyBook.
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Vtiger
No answers on this topic
Usability
HoneyBook
This is now a copy-paste response since this platform is asking me to answer every single question. It is such a negative experience with Honeybook that they even upset me while I'm trying to warn others of all the horrible pitfalls in working with the platform.
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Vtiger
I love this CRM, very user friendly. Not conflict and easy to generate the date for reporting.
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Support Rating
HoneyBook
They have ALWAYS been amazing when I needed any type of service or help. Their concierge service is also amazing vs other services I have used in the past. I have confidence when I ask for help - both through Chat or even on their Facebook group that I will get an answer quickly.
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Vtiger
It is as good as you could expect for a company that operates from another continent. Emails are quickly responded to and do not usually require additional questions or answers. It is quite rare for a company of their size to be as responsive as they are and that makes them a sound choice to deal with.
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Alternatives Considered
HoneyBook
We switched to HubSpot after a few years of the company using HoneyBook. We switched to HubSpot because we needed more features that would allow us to automate our processes and pull better data on our clients, their vendors, and our overall client process. I appreciated that HoneyBook was its own booking/payment system, that it was easy to use and set up, but ultimately that was not enough to keep us in the platform.
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Vtiger
VTiger had better overall cost and native capabilities that other solutions lacked. We used Nutshell CRM for over a year. It was a very efficient contact management system, but it seemed that if we needed to do anything but record contacts, we had to use an add-on. We spent a lot of time exporting and importing between different services. Quoting, invoicing, and payments all had to be manually transferred to our accounting system. It was very frustrating
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Return on Investment
HoneyBook
  • Workflow/task management has increased our bookings and saved lost opportunities by 25%.
  • Customization of brochures and contracts allows us to fully represent our brand through the sales process.
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Vtiger
  • Integration Across the Organization - What started out as just a CRM tool for sales is now being used for ticket management and project management.
  • Steep Learning Curve - It is not as intuitive out of the box and really requires a dedicated person to be a vTiger expert which can be challenging and time consuming.
  • Reliability - Sometimes features that worked yesterday don't work today, thus causing more time to complete the same exact task that was done previously. The thing that comes to mind specifically is the main search box as 1/2 the time it works, 1/2 the time it doesn't work.
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ScreenShots

HoneyBook Screenshots

Screenshot of BrochureScreenshot of GratuityScreenshot of Homepage PipelineScreenshot of HomepageScreenshot of ProjectScreenshot of Workflows

Vtiger Screenshots

Screenshot of Vtiger's home page dashboardScreenshot of A typical contact record in Vtiger