Sage CRM vs. InsideSales.com / XANT PowerDialer for Salesforce (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage CRM
Score 7.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sage CRM is an SMB-oriented CRM platform offered in both SaaS and on-premise editions. Unlike the Sage SalesLogix product, the SaaS version is a true multi-tenant offering. The platform offers excellent integration with Sage ERP and accounting products. It is also a good global solution and is available in many languages and is used by over 12,000 customers worldwide, with many customers in Europe.
$33
per month
InsideSales.com / XANT PowerDialer for Salesforce (discontinued)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
PowerDialer for Salesforce, from InsideSales.com / XANT is a discontinued sales dialer.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Sage CRM (cloud)
$45
Per User per Month
Sage CRM (on premise)
Lifetime License per Seat
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsTiered pricing is available for multiple users.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
8.8
17 Ratings
14% above category average
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Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management8.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management8.917 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management8.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
8.1
16 Ratings
8% above category average
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Case management8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Call center management8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk management8.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
8.7
16 Ratings
14% above category average
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Lead management8.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing8.715 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
9.0
17 Ratings
17% above category average
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Task management9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management9.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.113 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
8.6
17 Ratings
12% above category average
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Forecasting8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Pipeline visualization8.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.717 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
8.6
17 Ratings
13% above category average
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Custom fields8.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects8.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Scripting environment9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
8.7
17 Ratings
5% above category average
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Single sign-on capability8.717 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
9.4
13 Ratings
25% above category average
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Social data9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Social engagement9.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
9.0
14 Ratings
23% above category average
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Marketing automation9.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Compensation management8.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
7.8
16 Ratings
4% above category average
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Mobile access7.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Preview Dialer
Comparison of Preview Dialer features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
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Ratings
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7.3
14 Ratings
4% above category average
Contact preview00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Dialer-CRM integration00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Call notes & tags00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Automatic call logging00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Core Dialer
Comparison of Core Dialer features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
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Ratings
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7.0
14 Ratings
6% below category average
Outbound dialing00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Inbound routing00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Custom caller ID00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Click-to-call00 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Recorded voicemail drop00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Dialer contact import00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Campaign & list management00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Call Follow-up and Quality Assurance
Comparison of Call Follow-up and Quality Assurance features of Product A and Product B
Sage CRM
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6.7
11 Ratings
10% below category average
Follow-up calls00 Ratings7.010 Ratings
Dialer reporting & analytics00 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Dialer compliance00 Ratings7.010 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Sage CRMInsideSales.com / XANT PowerDialer for Salesforce (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.1 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.1 out of 10
Dialpad Ai Sales Center
Dialpad Ai Sales Center
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(28 ratings)
8.0
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.1
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(11 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(8 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
as it is a very flexible software that can be adapted to any business model, other functions human resource management, manufacturing and supply chain planning, all these functions are housed in a highly technological interface. I liked this system because it made automating accounts payable so much easier.the control of the basic accounting of any type of company
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Outbound dialing is where it excels. It's especially good with larger teams of reps. Organizing through campaigns and seek lists is very powerful once you understand how to use it. There is definitely a learning curve with seek lists (I've spent tons of time on the phone with their support staff) but once you understand it the possibilities are endless. You can sort which leads show up by a variety of filters. Even with a list of 10,000+ leads and 5 reps calling on it, you can ensure no leads show up in two reps lists, the reps are calling specific territories, and even skipping leads that are likely on their lunch break! One my of favorite tricks with seek lists and only calling people with titles like Director/VP/C-Level before 8:30am or after 5pm their time, when those people are more willing to pick up the phone. They also appreciate a sales rep who is putting in the extra time to call during those blocks.
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Pros
Sage
  • When in client profile, it is very intuitive, allowing you to easily transcribe notes in the clients profile.
  • Sage allows 3rd party plugins, so if you utilize a particular phone services or would like to import something as simple as google drive, its compatible.
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  • Organizes your leads based on the parameters you set so you call the hottest leads first.
  • Connects with your phone so you can dial from your computer without having to enter the numbers every time.
  • It also allows you to record the notes from the call right there and they get added to the completed task in Salesforce.
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Cons
Sage
  • Reliance on Apache Tomcat causes a lot of headaches. There are common issues trying to start up the server, resulting from Apache Tomcat misconfigurations, or Java. Some forum posts on Sage City address common issues, but digging into server logs seems to be an often occurrence.
  • Support is somewhat lacking, less user install base means error messages are sometimes hard to find quick answers for. Most of the knowledge found on the internet is in the Sage City forum.
  • Integration with Microsoft 365 causes you to have to turn off some security features. This will result in your 365 tenants running lower security standards than recommended, it may put you at risk for targeted attacks.
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  • No call parking features for inbound calls, if on a call through the dialer, one cannot place that call on hold to take the second call.
  • All notes are lost when another inbound call comes in, whether or not you accept that call.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
There are really no other words to say, it is a very easy to use application that is more straightforward and has provided better results with the bulk of features that appeal to a very broad amount of users. There may be other CRM platforms out there that are more prevalent, but I have found them to be much more clunky and less intuitive than Sage CRM.
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Usability
Sage
Excellent integration with the most important social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) to get leads. The mobile app is quite useful for speeding up the tasks at hand and not relying on the computer or being in the office to get them done.
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I like that it is simple, functional and I can rely on it to help me get my work done everyday. My job became much harder without InsideSales.com. The new CRM I am using has confusing features and too much going on sometimes. There are so many fields and functions that I find unnecessary--what sucks is when I look at my screen at all these empty fields, it makes me feel incomplete. With InsideSales.com, I knew what to put in every box and why it would be important. I could put it in once and whether it was my manager, case admin or data analyst or me, we all knew where to find it. With our new system, I find myself having to do more input and data entry for other people to benefit--no longer a "one shot, one kill" deal.
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Performance
Sage
Sage works very quickly based on the network you are using it on. It is internet based so if your network is slow, it will perform slowly. Reports seem to run reasonably fast, if there is too much information it is trying to populate that could slow it down a little. When Sage CRM is integrated with a Sage ERP product it doesn't tend to slow down either system at all
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Support Rating
Sage
Support team is really slow and they need to work on this really. Sometimes it takes days to resolve a simple query and there is no way to get it expedited. Rest the product is is amazing but the team should look into the costumer support and get it working
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They are providing good support. We can contact any time to raise our query.
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In-Person Training
Sage
Most training would come after a upgrade. Otherwise we would self teach new employees. Training was with a Sage Software partner SWK technologies.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
The implementation and upgrades were rather quick and straight forward. Attempting to link Sage CRM with Sage 100 ERP however was a nightmare and will be avoided by us in the future due to numerous issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
Whilst SAGE CRM was selected around 10 years ago and we became a partner, the main contenders would have been at the time Sales Logix and MS CRM 4.0. However, we had extensive experience of the mid-market CRM's and decided on SAGE CRM since it had a clean, easy to understand interface and importantly offered both workflow automation and Self Service capability, all of which across both the Case and Sales and Marketing functionality was seamless and saved time. As it was pure browser based, access was from anywhere we wanted. In my view, SAGE CRM still stacks up well against all the other mid-market CRM systems and offers good value for money, but more importantly, it is an easy to operate and customisable solution which user like. Again, we can teach administration users very quickly to support and customise themselves since the admin. function are clear as well.
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I am actually not on the decision making side, but we used PowerDialer because of the easy to use integration with our CRM with Salesforce. Having these two tools in tandem was a great platform for us to do prospecting.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • It is very affordable in pricing, compared to competitors
  • Lead management and convertion into prospects is also a very easy process
  • Lead capture from web pages should be available, and better ways to capture leads from tradeshows by uploading directly from scanned business cards
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  • Improved Connect Rates - Knowing when our team has the highest chance of success has helped us optimize our call blocks, leading to an improved connect rate.
  • Dials - With dialer lists and click to call functionality, we are able to make more dials to the right people.
  • Rep achievement - Though harder to quantify, the gamification has focused the team around the right KPIs.
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ScreenShots

InsideSales.com / XANT PowerDialer for Salesforce (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Click-to-call panel in SalesforceScreenshot of Logging a call within Salesforce using the click-to-call panel.Screenshot of PowerDialer interfaceScreenshot of Live call monitoring