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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM is incredibly well suited to handle the customer service needs of a growing business. It is capable of scaling with your company. We can monitor every step of the ordering process and provide quick and accurate information to our customers if they request it. We can easily handle returns and replacements as well.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle CRM
7.9
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Oracle CRM
8.7
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Oracle CRM
8.1
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Oracle CRM
8.0
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Oracle CRM
8.2
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Oracle CRM
7.2
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
Oracle CRM
7.5
Salesforce
8.3
Quote & order management
Oracle CRM
7.0
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Oracle CRM
8.2
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Oracle CRM
8.4
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Oracle CRM
8.1
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Oracle CRM
8.0
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Oracle CRM
8.1
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Oracle CRM
8.2
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Oracle CRM
8.4
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Oracle CRM
7.9
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Oracle CRM
9.0
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Oracle CRM
7.3
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Oracle CRM
6.5
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
Oracle CRM
8.3
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Oracle CRM
7.3
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Oracle CRM
7.5
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Oracle CRM
8.0
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Oracle CRM
7.1
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Oracle CRM
7.5
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Oracle CRM
8.4
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Oracle CRM
8.8
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
Oracle CRM
9.0
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
Oracle CRM
8.8
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Oracle CRM
7.0
Salesforce
8.8

Security

Oracle CRM
9.1
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Oracle CRM
9.1
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Oracle CRM
9.1
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

Oracle CRM
8.0
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Oracle CRM
8.0
Salesforce
8.2
Social engagement
Oracle CRM
8.1
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Oracle CRM
7.2
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Oracle CRM
5.9
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Oracle CRM
8.6
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

Oracle CRM
7.1
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Oracle CRM
7.1
Salesforce
8.0

Pros

Oracle CRM

  • Several of our members were not familiar with various IT functions within CRM prior to working with it and so they were able to develop a working knowledge of IT pretty quickly afterwards.
  • It has a familiar feel to it as it allows users to work the data into a spreadsheet type layout with pivot tables and graphs and so it is quick to adopt.
  • Customization is great with a working knowledge of HTML, which isn't too hard to learn. You can really adapt CRM to any needs stylistically or content wise.
Joseph R. Sweeney | 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

Oracle CRM

  • The Oracle 11.5.10 CRM forms are not easily or intuitively customizable to facilitate speed or ease of use. Custom forms are not supported by Oracle support, but call center functions require throughput velocity that the standard forms do not provide. The forms are also inflexible when it comes to selection-driven information or in-procedure guidelines. Data selections in one field should allow the limitation of data selection in other fields and should permit additional information to be made available for the users of the forms.
  • The CRM administrator setups such as groups and territories as well as the dispatch center functionality are painfully slow and cumbersome to use. Not all reasonable filters are made available to ensure that the technician with the right skills is assigned to tasks. More flexibility in this area would improve Oracle 11.5.10 usability tenfold.
  • Overall, the main issue when it comes to sales or service CRMs is always a question of flexibility. "When this customer calls, collect x data." "When a service request is created for that site, include information y for the technician." "Remember to ask the caller for z measurement when they open a service request for the other product type." More intuitive and elastic tools for the ebbs and flows of real service situations would certainly put a feather in Oracle's cap.
R. Daniel Knapp | 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

Oracle 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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 8.6
Based on 2 answers
I give this rating because I personally don't have any difficulty using the system. I didn't have any difficulty learning the system either. I know that in my position I am taking complaints from users who are having issues with the oracle sites but most of the time it is user error or a technical issue and they need to be using it in the best way possible. I do think it is one of the easiest sites for applying online and hiring candidates. In my 10 years of dealing with so many other recruiting and career sites like Kenexa Brassring, Erecruit or Peoplesoft, I don't recommend any of those at all. Oracle CRM/Taleo is by far the easiest site for applicants to apply, the easiest site for recruiters to hire and the easiest site to manage your hires.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I give this rating because we have had no issues in the area of the product's overall availability. In my opinion the resources are there when we need them and the features serve the purpose they are set to do. I feel things have gone really well as far as the availability of the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 8.1
Based on 2 answers
I give this rating because I don't have any complaints in the area of performance. In my opinion the product's performance is right on the mark. In comparison to other systems I have used for the same purpose - recruiting, hiring and managing hires, I have found Oracle's performance to be the best. Oracle system flows better than any other recruiting system out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 7.6
Based on 2 answers
Generally, if you log an SR, it will get resolved rather quickly. If they need to contact you for more information, the resolution process gets drug out because you have to usually go back and forth with several messages. Some customization involving web-links, java script, and HTML, Oracle does not officially support, so they will not assist you if your links stop working.
Mary Hunnicutt | 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

Oracle 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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was a great training tool and provided all of the necessary information we needed to implement the sites for our clients. We were provided with a great deal of resources in regards to Oracle CRM. We didn't have any issues with the training at all. The only thing I would say would that there could be more FAQ's for users to read through
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 7.7
Based on 2 answers
If you have never used a CRM program is is hard to know exactly what you need. We had lots of changes during implementation and even more afterward once the users started working in it everyday. Also the partner we used didn't inform us about Allotments and not being able to Batch delete custom objects (you can now in recent releases). There were so many unknowns, that if I had it to do over, I would educate myself more and ask more questions of the partner that we used for implementation.
Mary Hunnicutt | 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

Oracle CRM

MS Dynamics was easy to integrate to MS Power BI. This BI and reporting aspect is a clear strong point for Microsoft. MS solutions seem easier to integrate and learn, but this depends on the IT landscape and the complexity of integrations in a respective company.
Viktor Mulac | 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

Oracle CRM

Oracle CRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
In my opinion I rate this high because we have had no issues in this area and so that is why I give it such a high rating. There is no issue with the product's overall scalability. In my opinion this has been a positive from my team and client's view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CRM

  • This software can display in real-time when an order is submitted, received, fulfilled, and shipped out. We are able to know within the week of what new orders came in and how effective we are being from targeting specific regions of the nation.
Simon Vargas | 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

Oracle CRM

General

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

Salesforce

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CRM
7.9
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CRM
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Oracle CRM
8.6
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CRM
9.0
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Oracle CRM
8.1
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle CRM
7.6
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Oracle CRM
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Oracle CRM
9.0
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Oracle CRM
7.7
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Oracle CRM
9.0
Salesforce
10.0

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