Kintone vs. Method:CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kintone
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Kintone is a customizable digital workplace platform that lets the user manage data, tasks, and communication in one central place. Over 23,000 customers use Kintone’s no-code platform with more than 1.5 million database and workflow applications custom built for their businesses. Kintone is provided by Cybozu Inc., a Tokyo-based public company founded in 1997. Boasting users among the largest F500 companies, Kintone's no-code platform with granular governance aims…
$24
per month per user
Method:CRM
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Method:crm is a QuickBooks-integrated, cloud-based CRM platform.
$25
per month per user
Pricing
KintoneMethod:CRM
Editions & Modules
Professional Subscription
$24
per month per user
Contact Management
$25
per month per user
CRM Pro
$44
per month per user
CRM Enterprise
$74
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KintoneMethod:CRM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll subscriptions have a minimum 5 users requirement. We also offer Nonprofit Subscription (only applies to 501(c)3 orgs), GOV subscription and EDU subscription at $15/month/user. For Enterprise accounts, please contact us directly for custom pricing.
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Features
KintoneMethod:CRM
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
9.1
43 Ratings
3% above category average
Method:CRM
-
Ratings
Platform Security9.134 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability9.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
8.2
20 Ratings
7% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings9.920 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings1.81 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings8.818 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings9.916 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings8.717 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
10.0
2 Ratings
29% above category average
Case management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
8.4
18 Ratings
11% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings8.817 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings7.913 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
8.8
18 Ratings
15% above category average
Task management00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings8.814 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
8.7
16 Ratings
14% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings8.715 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
9.7
17 Ratings
25% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings9.212 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings9.813 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
9.2
17 Ratings
10% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.315 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.117 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
10.0
2 Ratings
33% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
-
Ratings
Method:CRM
9.1
13 Ratings
20% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings9.113 Ratings
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User Ratings
KintoneMethod:CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(48 ratings)
9.1
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(5 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(5 ratings)
8.5
(17 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(46 ratings)
9.1
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.3
(42 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
2.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KintoneMethod:CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
Kintone
Kintone is great if you want a software that will help you in managing your data, and keep track of which tasks are assigned to whom. It also helps to streamline communication and information in one central place. However, it is not for you if you are looking for something complex that has to manage a lot of data.
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Method Integration Inc.
Method[:CRM] is well suited when you have a large company that needs to keep track of customers. It also connects with Quickbooks and that has really been nice for our organization. Our company is small so this really helps us stay on track and build our data base of customers.
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Pros
Kintone
  • Flexibility. You can build apps (without coding) to serve a wide range of processes and projects.
  • Ease of use. The interface is intuitive.
  • Training. There are resources readily available to train new users. Even starting from scratch, I felt like I was up to speed in just a few hours.
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Method Integration Inc.
  • The customization team is brilliant!
  • The various integrations, QBO & Gmail, help me keep track of all customer interactions.
  • The more organized I am, the more time I have to take care of my clients!
  • I have nothing but praise for the support team and the rest of the crew at Method.
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Cons
Kintone
  • I feel that Kintone is not well enough known yet. This means that other apps/APIs are not necessarily easy to connect with Kintone. Yes, you can use Zapier though for interfacing with other apps.
  • It would be great if it could give more customized options to change the look and format of certain things. You can make price quote apps, for example, but have to rely on 3rd party apps or programming skills to customize the look and fields.
  • If you make a table as an input field, it cannot connect to other internal Kintone apps for lookups and such.
  • I think there is more potential to make more customized data graphs.
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Method Integration Inc.
  • I believe there is room for improvement with scaling down on the customizing (sometimes having too much isn't always a good thing)
  • The estimate creator in Method is not as fluid as making an estimate in QB. (moving lines around, adding lines, etc.)
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Likelihood to Renew
Kintone
I still think that there's a room for Kintone's future, and high expectations for them in additional features and innovative tools and supports. Truly hope that they will support email features, and standardized supports for various plug-ins with the 3rd party software and apps. In the meantime, we will have to consider our ways of doing our work in all aspects
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Method Integration Inc.
The things Method does well - QuickBooks data integration and extreme customization - it does very, very well. If you are looking for a CRM product or any business process automation software that integrates with QuickBooks, you have to look at Method CRM
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Usability
Kintone
Kintone is agile app and most of the time we can easily come up with new apps. However, there should be more feature-based drag and drop and or a visual-based usability, as we all want to minimize the number of clicks and dropdown menu selections as much as possible. Thanks.
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Method Integration Inc.
Method has a great overall "usability". Once we started using the software; it did not take long before we were able to start editing our own web lead forms, email templates, etc. I think there is a learning curve however the learning curve is not bad. Anyone looking for a cloud CRM should start here
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Reliability and Availability
Kintone
Never had an issue with this.
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Method Integration Inc.
No answers on this topic
Performance
Kintone
No issues.
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Method Integration Inc.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Kintone
I have had very specific questions about different aspects of the software, and I have always been able to get a hold of someone who could help. If my sales rep didn’t know the answer, he would get me in touch with someone who did know the answer. The whole team is very ready to help. It definitely feels like they view my success as their success, which is so important with this type of software.
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Method Integration Inc.
The support is great. They are on the line within minutes and share screen to figure out the problem immediately. I would highly recommend this product for that reason. I do wish the customization was a bit easier to use; however, with fewer settings that are available to the end user and an easier way to read the customization.
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Implementation Rating
Kintone
Everyone has their own tastes of things and way they want to work. Asking them to adapt to the changes with the new tools or apps is always difficult. We would want to start with a very small but best example within the organization, which in our case was that the employees will not be bothered by the bosses by being asked to find the documents, status of the progresses, or major things/requests/projects.
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Method Integration Inc.
Be available to learn! There is a huge learning curve to this program. You have to be willing to take it all in. Be available to the Method expert and be patient.
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Alternatives Considered
Kintone
Kintone is the easiest product to create from and the cost is the lowest I believe. In addition, reconfigurability and extendability are great. If you look for a low code tool, you can try Kintone. But as same as another low code tool, don't expect too much.
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Method Integration Inc.
Method is by far the easiest of all platforms. It brings a lot of great features that Salesforce has as well as email campaign features like constant contact, all in one. The only thing I would add would be more reporting and custom report capability.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Kintone
Should be multiple pricing packages.
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Method Integration Inc.
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Kintone
I could see this work for all departments if implemented correctly.
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Method Integration Inc.
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Kintone
Needed improvement at the time.
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Method Integration Inc.
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Kintone
  • It has helped us reduce the amount of people we need to track our inventory. We’ve saved time and money using less people.
  • We are able to see our data much better now and have a spot that we can all look at the database on the go.
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Method Integration Inc.
  • Method:CRM has probably saved me about 6-10 hours per week over the past few years.
  • It has likely saved our company several hundred hours in the last 10 years.
  • It has specifically saved us countless hours with better data management vs. having separate spreadsheets for keeping track of things.
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ScreenShots

Kintone Screenshots

Screenshot of View apps from portalScreenshot of 4 ways to build an appScreenshot of Mobile accessScreenshot of Drag and drop interfaceScreenshot of Business app views

Method:CRM Screenshots

Screenshot of Simplifies sales process and provides organization with a shared customer list.Screenshot of Strengthens customer relationships to provide better service.Screenshot of Stops sales from slipping through the cracks.Screenshot of Streamlines business processes to make teams happier and more productive.Screenshot of Automates sales processes.Screenshot of Method can be customized to fit a business.