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Likelihood to Recommend

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

SAP CRM

First try to understand the requirement and then you can build anything in SAP CRM with standard / non standard functionality. Whenever standard functionality cannot meet thebusiness needs, functional requirements are written by the business users and given to the APAP engineer to customize the product appropriately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Salesforce
8.3
SAP CRM
7.2
Customer data management / contact management
Salesforce
9.0
SAP CRM
7.7
Workflow management
Salesforce
8.1
SAP CRM
7.1
Territory management
Salesforce
8.1
SAP CRM
6.4
Opportunity management
Salesforce
8.7
SAP CRM
7.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Salesforce
8.2
SAP CRM
7.2
Contract management
Salesforce
8.3
SAP CRM
8.0
Quote & order management
Salesforce
7.7
SAP CRM
7.6
Interaction tracking
Salesforce
8.6
SAP CRM
7.3
Channel / partner relationship management
Salesforce
8.0
SAP CRM
6.6

Customer Service & Support

Salesforce
8.5
SAP CRM
6.6
Case management
Salesforce
9.0
SAP CRM
7.1
Call center management
Salesforce
8.4
SAP CRM
6.2
Help desk management
Salesforce
8.3
SAP CRM
6.4

Marketing Automation

Salesforce
8.1
SAP CRM
6.7
Lead management
Salesforce
8.2
SAP CRM
6.4
Email marketing
Salesforce
8.1
SAP CRM
7.1

CRM Project Management

Salesforce
8.0
SAP CRM
7.7
Task management
Salesforce
8.4
SAP CRM
8.1
Billing and invoicing management
Salesforce
6.7
SAP CRM
7.5
Reporting
Salesforce
8.9
SAP CRM
7.6

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
7.8
Forecasting
Salesforce
8.5
SAP CRM
7.8
Pipeline visualization
Salesforce
8.9
SAP CRM
7.5
Customizable reports
Salesforce
9.1
SAP CRM
8.2

Customization

Salesforce
8.7
SAP CRM
7.4
Custom fields
Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
8.0
Custom objects
Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
8.0
Scripting environment
Salesforce
8.3
SAP CRM
7.2
API for custom integration
Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
6.7

Security

Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Salesforce
8.8
SAP CRM
8.5

Social CRM

Salesforce
8.1
SAP CRM
6.4
Social data
Salesforce
8.2
SAP CRM
6.5
Social engagement
Salesforce
8.0
SAP CRM
6.3

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Salesforce
8.3
SAP CRM
6.4
Marketing automation
Salesforce
8.5
SAP CRM
6.3
Compensation management
Salesforce
8.2
SAP CRM
6.4

Platform

Salesforce
8.0
SAP CRM
7.2
Mobile access
Salesforce
8.0
SAP CRM
7.2

Pros

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

SAP CRM

  • If you have an SAP ERP system, you get out-of-the box data integration and can easily configure end-to-end business processes that span multiple systems.
  • While the core functionality is comparable to a lot of the other systems, SAP CRM is still one of the best solutions available for companies needing functionality like Trade Promotion Management, Market Development Funds, etc...
  • The system is highly customizable and can be easily configured / enhanced to work in a wide variety of scenarios.
Tom Leddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SAP CRM

  • There is not much room for improvement, as SAP has recently launched SAP C4 HANA as the improved version of SAP CRM with added functionality.
  • SAP CRM has a little room for improvement in how efficient it is for users
  • SAP CRM's performance could be improved in terms of Orders to be searched in the backend, and the DB level has to be improved
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SAP CRM

SAP CRM 9.0
Based on 4 answers
SAP's CRM is a very fast and effective tool. The ability to track things (credits, items, ect.) through CRM is vastly improved over the systems that I have used in the past. It is an incredble system, when it comes to pulling data that has been input back out. You can also run reports on anything in the system. This ability allows you the opportunity to print off reports and show them to customers so that they have a clear understanding of what you have been doing for them. In turn, this increases your value to your customers.
Aaron Norris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

SAP CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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

SAP CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

SAP CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

SAP CRM

SAP CRM 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Typically, requests do get resolved. Sometimes it does take a bit of explaining the issues but then SAP accepts then and provides a fix
Sebastian Jungels | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

SAP CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

SAP CRM

SAP CRM 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

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

SAP CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

SAP CRM

SAP CRM is a diversified, complex tool which can be customized to the company needs on many various levels. The main reason why a company could choose SAP CRM is to ensure all their needs are met in terms of a solution that can be adjusted to the processes within the organisation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

SAP CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

SAP CRM

  • Longer implementation time when client needs customization in SAP CRM based on their custom business processes. That leads to longer ROI.
  • Proper training is key step to ROI on SAP CRM.
  • Out of box solution gives quick ROI. When client is implementing process first time & adapts SAP CRM provided solution in their organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Salesforce

General

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

SAP CRM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Salesforce
8.4
SAP CRM
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Salesforce
10.0
SAP CRM
9.0

Usability

Salesforce
7.5
SAP CRM

Reliability and Availability

Salesforce
9.8
SAP CRM

Performance

Salesforce
9.0
SAP CRM

Support Rating

Salesforce
6.0
SAP CRM
7.3

In-Person Training

Salesforce
7.9
SAP CRM

Online Training

Salesforce
9.1
SAP CRM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Salesforce
9.4
SAP CRM

Scalability

Salesforce
10.0
SAP CRM

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