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Likelihood to Recommend

Less Annoying CRM

My needs are to deal with a contact base of several hundred. These are everything from hot prospects, buying customers, lost causes, wishful thinking contacts, manufacturing sources of several different types, and candidates for my shop network. This CRM is well suited to organizing these into appropriate categories, permitting sorting by any number of factors, and keeping track of all contacts in addition to providing a very easy to use future contact scheduling system.I don't know how well it would fit a very complex organization, but that's not my requirement. I used Salesforce for some time, and got lost with all the various menus and features I did not need. Less Annoying CRM is exactly what I need and am very pleased with my decision to use it.
Charles Harte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

All told, if it hadn't been for the fact that we were testing it with both employees who knew CRM lingo and those who were new, we wouldn't have found such an issue. The program itself can be very useful for people who already manage CRMs, who know how to use them, who know how to run and manage employees on them, namely because of the "one-stop-shop" concept in data visibility. When it came down to it though, if you have high-turnover, then this product will devolve into only being used for it's base components. Down the middle, we found that the people who'd been in marketing for 4-5 years fell into the product easily because of the way it was written. Everyone before that, with novice experience, thought it was written like a textbook for a graduate class - little to no leeway if you don't happen to know one specific term
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Customer data management / contact management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Workflow management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7
Territory management
Less Annoying CRM
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Opportunity management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
Contract management
Less Annoying CRM
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.4
Quote & order management
Less Annoying CRM
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5
Interaction tracking
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Channel / partner relationship management
Less Annoying CRM
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8

Customer Service & Support

Less Annoying CRM
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Case management
Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Help desk management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3
Call center management
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8

Marketing Automation

Less Annoying CRM
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Lead management
Less Annoying CRM
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Email marketing
Less Annoying CRM
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7

CRM Project Management

Less Annoying CRM
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Task management
Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
Reporting
Less Annoying CRM
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Billing and invoicing management
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Less Annoying CRM
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Forecasting
Less Annoying CRM
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7
Pipeline visualization
Less Annoying CRM
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Customizable reports
Less Annoying CRM
6.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7

Customization

Less Annoying CRM
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
Custom fields
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Scripting environment
Less Annoying CRM
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
API for custom integration
Less Annoying CRM
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Custom objects
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0

Platform

Less Annoying CRM
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.3
Mobile access
Less Annoying CRM
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.3

Security

Less Annoying CRM
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Less Annoying CRM
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.9

Social CRM

Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.6
Social data
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5
Social engagement
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Marketing automation
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
Compensation management
Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Pros

Less Annoying CRM

  • The customization is the key that allows this CRM to help us be successful.
  • Organization is easy and it keeps us on task.
  • We don't miss a beat anymore! With daily reminders, it is easy to see what we must do each day.
  • With two of us working simultaneously on multiple projects, LACRM makes it so we can keep up with each other with constantly emailing back and forth.
Jenny Steadman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • Some useful out-of-the-box features, like mass uploads of Leads from trade shows or when qualifying a Lead, CRM automatically creates the Opportunity, Contact, and Account for you, etc.
  • Really powerful customizations through the user interface to improve user experience. Things like Business Rules, for example, if Field A = 1, then Field B = 2 and Field C = 2, if Field A = 2, then Field B and Field C don't apply, so automatically hide them.
  • Or other functionality that improves user experience, like Business Process Flows. These walk users step by step through our business process, helping them know when certain actions should take place, and at what point other data is now required. We've used this extensively with our Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order process, helping users understand the business process each step of the way.
  • Customizations built on top of the platform now called model-driven PowerApps. You can have connections to "typical" data, like Accounts, Contacts, or Opportunities, for example, but then connect that data to custom entities, records that only apply to your specific business. This is all done through the user interface and allows you to customize and automate specific line-of-business applications for your specific needs.
  • Behind the scenes, D365 CE is built on SQL. So the data conforms to industry standards and makes it much easier to interact with. Your developers and IT team will thank you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Less Annoying CRM

  • I would love to see more options for integration. EmailMeForm is a big one I'd love to see.
  • Would love to be able to remove things like pipelines to fully customize things. Also, would love to see the ability to have a program within LACRM that works somewhat like Quickbooks where you can enter in payment information and it goes to a form/file to keep track of payments too.
Kira Solomon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 storage & license cost can prohibit some large deployments or even cost-sensitive small projects from using the platform (although I'm certain most deployments would realize a positive ROI if implemented correctly with process automation).
  • The cost and licensing document for Dynamics 365 is 61 pages and will take a rocket scientist to understand it. It's better to just have your Microsoft help estimate the cost if they are willing to help you that.
  • The documentation on how to first fully understand the Out of the Box default solution and settings is lacking or even non-existing. This has the potential to derail Dynamic 365 launches and implementations from the gitgo. Want to use an out of the box entity?.. well it's probably related to 5 other entities that require configuration and full understanding of it to successful implement. And you ask where is the laymen guide or instructions?... User groups and forums. In Summary, Microsoft can up its game in deployment training and supporting documentation.
  • Microsoft needs to incentivize more external platforms to build app connectors for easy integration, such as ZenDesk, Slack, Tableau, etc. Even the current connector apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Docusign are useless or don't work at all.
  • Several limitations inhibit successful Dynamics 365 deployments such as: limited number of Rollup field calculations (summarizing fields on child/related records), limited number rows that can exported to Excel via advanced find, Dynamics 365 files, log and database storage size limit is extremely small and will always require purchasing additional storage (for Online deployments).
  • New user buy-in or acceptance or system platform changes can be difficult if a solid change management plan isn't enacted.
  • Don't expect much help from Microsoft on implementation or solutions unless it's a technical flaw with the platform. Microsoft relies on their MVP partner network to consult for implementations at a hefty cost. Hiring a knowledgeable and savvy Dynamics 365 System Administrator can reduce the need for consultant support; of course, this is dependant upon many many variables.
Justin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 7.9
Based on 19 answers
CRM has allowed us to keep all of our data in one place that is easy for all users within the company to view. I came into the company after they had been using CRM for about 4 years. They have all said that since we have used this it has helped us control work processes better, it has allowed us to be able to track things so much better, and has been something that has helped unite many processes that used to be all over the place.We are currently using CRM 4.0 and are planning on upgrading in the next 18 months to the 2011 version. Support for 4.0 is almost all but dried up. Understandably so. Some of the customization we have done, and a plugins we use, are now contained within the 2011 version so we are looking forward to that upgrade.We use an email marketing company as well, and they primarily support the 2011 version, but their product connects and is integrated within CRM. This is a great benefit as well so that all of our marketing information can be contained in one location.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 8.9
Based on 8 answers
Things can always be better, but the recent improvements with the Unified Interface have improved both the mobile version and the web application. And effectively making D365 CE customization, formerly known as XRM, part of the Power Platform as a model-driven PowerApp says a lot about the focus for Microsoft. They've vastly modernized the interface for customizers even in the last six months, and with CRM data now being the Common Data Service, this only goes to show that Microsoft will continue to focus on D365 CE functionality and make more and more usability improvements. Microsoft only continues to connect D365 CE to other tools, obviously PowerApps but Flow, SharePoint, Office 365 Groups, OneNote, and Power BI as well, for example, making the tools even more powerful than they are alone. They become both easier to use and can make solving real business problems easier as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Less Annoying CRM

Less Annoying CRM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simply outstanding! I am a very experienced customer service professional and I have not seen a company with their act so together in a long time!
Ray Lévesque, MA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our partner, Ledgeview Partners has been FANTASTIC to work with. They are always timely in their response and have taken time to understand our business and our specific needs. We've made a lot of advanced customizations and they have been a great help in making those updates.
Todd Jankowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
We used a data warehouse to house our data, and our IT team and implementation vendor worked diligently ahead of time to construct idea implementation plans. Out of millions of records- we had less than a dozen errors, which is remarkable. My major insight is simply having a group of completely devoted individuals working towards your goal who fully understand the desired outcome. Focused resources for implementation season are critical to success.
Sara Tsoodle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Less Annoying CRM

There is simply no comparison. Quickbooks Lead Center is very limited in its ability to produce reports or even use a follow-up spreadsheet. In QuickBooks Lead Center your follow-up consists of a report that doesn't show any notes, must be clicked on one by one and when printed only prints the name of the lead (no notes, dates etc.) With Less Annoying CRM you can customize reports, print them easily and have useful information right at your finger tips. Absolutely the best decision we made to increase our ROI.
Paula Darnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Salesforce has more desirable functions than Microsoft Dynamics 365, at a competitive price. Its user interface is far more superior, it has more customization, easier customization, and out of the box it is more pleasing to the eye and to the end user. If the client doesn't have a deep-rooted connection with Microsoft I wouldn't leap to Dynamics 365.
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Less Annoying CRM

  • It is very affordable, we hardly notice this invoice each month, but it has helped us grow our business year after year by keeping track of all of our clients and prospect info, we never miss a follow up anymore.
Matt McCray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • It is hard to say, the reason why we are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM is because it is provided to us for free.
  • It could be worthwhile to investigate whether an alternative CRM (even though paid) can be used to boost the ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Less Annoying CRM

General

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

Less Annoying CRM Editions & Modules

Edition
Always$101
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
The system is $10 per user per month. No hidden costs or fees, or paying unused functionality. No long-term contracts. The first 30 days with the product are free, and the vendor won’t ask for payment information until that trial period ends.

Microsoft Dynamics 365

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Usability

Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.9

Support Rating

Less Annoying CRM
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365
10.0

Online Training

Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5

Implementation Rating

Less Annoying CRM
Microsoft Dynamics 365
9.2

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