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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

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Less Annoying CRM
8.7
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
Less Annoying CRM
7.4
Salesforce
8.4
Quote & order management
Less Annoying CRM
6.9
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Less Annoying CRM
7.7
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Less Annoying CRM
9.4
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Salesforce
9.0
Help desk management
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
8.3
Call center management
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.4

Marketing Automation

Less Annoying CRM
8.5
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Less Annoying CRM
8.9
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Less Annoying CRM
8.1
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Less Annoying CRM
8.3
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Less Annoying CRM
8.8
Salesforce
8.4
Reporting
Less Annoying CRM
7.8
Salesforce
8.8
Billing and invoicing management
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
6.7

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Less Annoying CRM
7.5
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Less Annoying CRM
7.4
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Less Annoying CRM
8.3
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Less Annoying CRM
6.8
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Less Annoying CRM
9.1
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
8.7
Scripting environment
Less Annoying CRM
8.1
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Less Annoying CRM
9.1
Salesforce
8.8
Custom objects
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.8

Platform

Less Annoying CRM
8.5
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Less Annoying CRM
8.5
Salesforce
8.0

Security

Less Annoying CRM
8.2
Salesforce
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Less Annoying CRM
8.2
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.8

Social CRM

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.3
Social engagement
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
8.2

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

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | 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

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 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

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
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. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 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

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

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Less Annoying CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | 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

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | 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.

Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Less Annoying CRM
10.0
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Less Annoying CRM
9.1
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Less Annoying CRM
Salesforce
10.0

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