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Likelihood to Recommend

Nutshell

This can be used for different industries, healthcare, IT, retail or any company with a customer service line, big or small. if i had to ask, i would say "Do you have any type of filing system that you use?" "anything where you are keeping track of personal/ business information." Do you need access to information on a day to day basis?If they do , then this can be used , especially if you need to keep track of the numbers; we like how we can see if are things going up or down.
Catherine Corass | 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

Nutshell
7.3
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Nutshell
9.0
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Nutshell
8.1
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Nutshell
6.0
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Nutshell
8.7
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Nutshell
7.5
Salesforce
8.3
Quote & order management
Nutshell
6.8
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Nutshell
9.3
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Nutshell
3.0
Salesforce
8.0
Contract management
Nutshell
Salesforce
8.3

Customer Service & Support

Nutshell
8.8
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Nutshell
9.7
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Nutshell
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Nutshell
8.1
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Nutshell
8.4
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Nutshell
7.8
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Nutshell
9.0
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Nutshell
9.1
Salesforce
8.4
Reporting
Nutshell
8.8
Salesforce
8.8
Billing and invoicing management
Nutshell
Salesforce
6.7

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Nutshell
8.2
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Nutshell
8.7
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Nutshell
8.2
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Nutshell
7.9
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
Nutshell
9.0
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
Nutshell
9.0
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Nutshell
7.1
Salesforce
8.8

Security

Nutshell
7.5
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Nutshell
9.0
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Nutshell
6.0
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

Nutshell
7.7
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Nutshell
7.4
Salesforce
8.2
Social engagement
Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

Nutshell
7.7
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Nutshell
7.7
Salesforce
8.0

Pros

Nutshell

  • Customization - we are able to make Nutshell make the most sense for our company and processes
  • Scheduling - the ability to set tasks allows us to never forget a follow-up call or email
  • Tags - allow us to prioritize leads and segment our customers and potential customers
  • Communication - the ability to tag colleagues in notes for callbacks or updates to accounts is very helpful to keep everyone on the same page
  • Email History - being able to blind copy all our email communication to Nutshell, allows us to have email threads and notes all in one place
Jennifer Callaghan | 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

Nutshell

  • SWOT analysis --- currently we put this in as custom fields but they don't link up at all and are hard to read/navigate. We also use the custom fields for other information we want to capture. It would be nice to build those in so they can show the info as bullet points or something --- currently paragraph form and hard to find things at a glance.
  • Funnel could use some work. Only shows how many leads are currently in that part of the pipeline which doesn't give us a good historical comparison.
Laci Fitch | 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

Nutshell

Nutshell 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is perfect for a small business / Home based business with SaaS. Nutshell constantly adds new features and the price is much better than more robust software like Salesforce.
Dan Aylward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Nutshell

Nutshell 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, great for small office
Dan Aylward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Nutshell

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

Nutshell

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

Nutshell

Nutshell 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Nutshell's support team has always been great and they tend to go above and beyond. They are polite, friendly, personable and great listeners. They are also great about sending follow up emails too.
Jennifer Callaghan | 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

Nutshell

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

Nutshell

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

Nutshell

Nutshell 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation is difficult everytime but this was relatively simple due to the small amount of data we moved
Dan Aylward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Nutshell

Well, my team had trials for these others and they all prefer Nutshell for different reasons. I prefer it as I need a user-friendly software to help me out as I am not a big tech guy. I have heard others in the office say things like they like the way activities are scheduled better, or the way nothing ever gets accidentally erased if they hard crash or power goes out.
Gregory Palenschat | 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

Nutshell

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

Nutshell

  • Nutshell's mobility has provided significant ROI for me since we've started using the CRM. I've been able to provide immediate feedback to clients, schedule meetings from the field with confidence, and much more.
  • Nutshell's tagging features have helped us craft custom mailing/email lists. We struggled to do this in the past.
Phil Curtolo | 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

Nutshell

General

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

Nutshell Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$201
Pro$351
Pro+$701
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

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

Nutshell
8.5
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Nutshell
10.0
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Nutshell
9.0
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Nutshell
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Nutshell
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Nutshell
9.5
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Nutshell
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Nutshell
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Nutshell
8.0
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Nutshell
Salesforce
10.0

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