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Salesforce.com Review

10
Salesforce.com [is] placed in the heart of the sales business [as a] daily main forecasting tool. Embedded reports and top management …

Salesforce-Review

9
Used it for major ticket logging systems by end-users. There are so many small features that make your life so easy. The UI is really …
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Great reports!

9
We use Salesforce as a CRM for service cases, to track wholesale accounts, and to manage D2C leads. We also rely heavily on reporting to …
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Powerful software with a lot of potential

9
We are using Salesforce.com as a customer relationship management software. We moved our email marketing over to Salesforce, and are in …
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great CRM tool!

9
we use Salesforce.com as our CRM database to manage customer relationships/engagements and keep track of their activities with our …
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Salesforce.com is not so user friendly

3
It's being used to track customers, appointments, customer data, so the bankers enter the notes about opportunities, track the status of …
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May the Salesforce be with you.

8
Salesforce is being used by our entire company. We use it for Accounting, Sales, Account Management, Production, and Support. We use it in …
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Diamond Necklace, Sparkly and Sophisticated

8
We have thousands of clients over various industry and need to analyze the sales funnel to assess ROI as well as to maintain control over …
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Popular Features

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Customizable reports (178)

8.5
85%

Customer data management / contact management (182)

8.5
85%

Opportunity management (178)

8.5
85%

Workflow management (173)

8.0
80%

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Pricing

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Essentials

$25.00

Cloud
Per User/Per Month

Professional

$75.00

Cloud
Per User/Per Month

Enterprise

$150.00

Cloud
Per User/Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $25 per month

Features Scorecard

Sales Force Automation

8.0
80%

Customer Service & Support

8.5
85%

Marketing Automation

8.1
81%

CRM Project Management

7.6
76%

CRM Reporting & Analytics

8.4
84%

Customization

8.2
82%

Security

8.5
85%

Social CRM

7.9
79%

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

7.8
78%

Platform

8.0
80%

Product Details

What is Salesforce?

Salesforce is a web-based CRM application that enables users to forecast revenues and track leads. It is a leading sales, service, and marketing app. Salesforce.com's Sales (CRM), Service, Platform and Marketing applications are designed to help companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways. According to the vendor, on average, reps using Salesforce see: a +29% increase in sales from greater visibility, +34% increase in sales productivity, and +42% increase in forecast accuracy.

Salesforce Features

Sales Force Automation Features

  • Supported: Customer data management / contact management
  • Supported: Workflow management
  • Supported: Territory management
  • Supported: Opportunity management
  • Supported: Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
  • Supported: Contract management
  • Supported: Quote & order management
  • Supported: Interaction tracking
  • Supported: Channel / partner relationship management

Marketing Automation Features

  • Supported: Lead management
  • Supported: Email marketing

CRM Project Management Features

  • Supported: Task management
  • Supported: Reporting

CRM Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Pipeline visualization
  • Supported: Customizable reports

Customization Features

  • Supported: Custom fields
  • Supported: Custom objects
  • Supported: Scripting environment
  • Supported: API for custom integration

Security Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions
  • Supported: Single sign-on capability

Social CRM Features

  • Supported: Social data
  • Supported: Social engagement

Integrations with 3rd-party Software Features

  • Supported: Marketing automation
  • Supported: Compensation management

Platform Features

  • Supported: Mobile access

Salesforce Screenshots

Salesforce CRM - More than just a contacts database, Salesforce CRM is your centralized repository of customer information in the cloud.Salesforce Dashboards - Advanced reporting for Sales Executives, Sales Managers, or Service Managers allows you to keep a pulse on customer acquisition and satisfaction.Force.com Platform - More than a CRM or Service Application, Salesforce is a full cloud-based development environment supported by a rich ecosystem of integrated third-party application providers.

Salesforce Video

SalesForce is a popular CRM tool, and one of it's most notable features is report creation. New users may have a hard time creating these reports, though, so we walk you through the process step by step.

Salesforce Integrations

Salesforce Competitors

Salesforce Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Salesforce cost?

Salesforce starts at $25.

What is Salesforce's best feature?

Reviewers rate Case management highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Salesforce?

The most common users of Salesforce are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews

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Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Salesforce CRM, a cloud-based CRM system, is one of the best out there. Customized for managing services, marketing, or sales. All of our daily activities revolve around it. We have integrated other platforms to give our customers/accounts a 360-degree view. It helps us build a stronger relationship with our clients and redefines our business relationships with them. It is simple to keep track of orders and send them out to our customers. I like its user-friendliness and ability to connect to thousands of devices. It is widely used and facilitates the transferability of training and skills between providers. It keeps tabs on every transaction.
  • An easy-to-use interface for importing leads and contacts. Organize data on the screen.
  • Update the information of leads and contacts on a variety of different objects at the same time.
  • All users have access to the leads and contacts in the marketing and sales pipeline from mobile to web.
  • We need to improve the dashboard and report interfaces.
  • When working on multiple tabs, the Interface can become a little slow.
  • Expensive, and it's best to eliminate fields that aren't necessary.
Salesforce.com is an excellent option for other businesses as well. Using Salesforce.com has made it easier for us to keep track of our customers. Having everything in one place makes it easier for us to get what we're looking for. It integrates many functions. There's also a cloud-based approach that's convenient to use at any time. I believe the reporting or dashboard could be improved in the future, especially since the Lightning version has some ambiguous filters.
As far as customer service from Salesforce.com goes, the Salesforce Knowledge Base is about as good as it gets. The knowledge base contains educational articles and a user forum. I wish there were a way to chat with a Salesforce support specialist. Accommodating and quick to respond to questions or concerns, they are also professional and courteous.
Aononna Tazin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Salesforce.com helps us manage customer data and store sales, marketing, customer service, and engineering departments. It's widely used to track customers, partners, and sales in our organization. Since [Salesforce] allows all business end-users to share a single platform, business processes are more standardized. All information, strategies, and data must go through the same funnel to track, locate, and communicate everything. Salesforce sales cloud has enabled us to trace any client's history to better address queries and provide an unlimited tracing of previous data. This feature helps us manage our customers.
  • Salesforce is a powerful CRM tool that is easy to set up and use for our organization.
  • It is a user-friendly software that gives me a clear picture of my sales processes in graphs and helps me revise my business strategies.
  • It was quickly allowing us to input client information and access client records.
  • The payments have become more transparent and manageable as a result of its integration with other software.
  • For the end-user, native reports offer tools and ease of use. Salesforce provides free educational resources on its website.
  • The reporting could be more intuitive, and the tool's value requires thoughtful design and configuration.
  • The dashboards could be more straightforward, and working on multiple tabs slows the interface down.
  • Customization of reports and a slew of other features would be welcome additions.
Salesforce is essential for accessing client data. It's the most widely used CRM software on the market, and it has dramatically improved the efficiency of managing client accounts. It organizes leads, contacts, interactions, and other data. An extensive sales department or customer-facing unit would benefit from it. For a company to be successful, Salesforce is a must-have tool. Salesforce has a lot of competition, but none of them can match it. Everyone should try it. This tool's success depends on teamwork.
As a Salesforce user, I've worked in large organizations with Salesforce-trained employees. They gave me instructions on how to get in touch with them, and they were addressed in a way that made it easy for me to understand. But they were often overwhelmed with Salesforce. My organization would benefit from more online and videos and on-site training. Even with a level one person, complex issues can be tricky to resolve.
Score 10 out of 10
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I used Salesforce to help organize cold/warm leads with data points attached to each including notes, timestamps, and attachments. Salesforce also helped me manage my opportunities in a very organized way, dependent on where they were in the sales cycle, deal size, next steps, etc. Another important aspect of Salesforce was that it helped me improve forecasting accuracy, so that I could properly track my personal pipeline to reach my sales goals. One of the business problems we had was reaching customers at a mass scale, so with Salesforce, we could actually send out mass emails to bring in more leads, touch base with our customers, and/or educate companies on the climate of the industry. The mass emails could even be personalized, making our potential leads and customers more attracted to opening our emails.
  • Lead Organization.
  • Mass Emails.
  • Managing Opportunities.
  • Logging and Analyzing Data.
  • Prospecting.
  • Custom Fields can be a bit confusing and disorganized.
  • Pulling specific reports could use more simplification.
  • Customer Support is not always easy to navigate.
Salesforce is a wonderful tool for the Sales & Marketing teams. It helped us all work together and have an organized workflow with our reach out and organization of touchpoints with specific companies/customers. Salesforce is also impactful in organizing new opportunities within existing accounts as well, so our team is always up to date on making sure our customers are communicated within a timely manner. Overall, Salesforce helped our team increase engagement, lead generation, and most importantly, closed-won deals!
Customer support is a bit difficult to get in touch with and explain certain issues without some confusion.
Erik Viager | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Salesforce.com is used primarily by our Business Development and Account Teams. Our Salesforce.com instance has been highly customized to meet our business requirements and objectives. For Business Development and Sales, we are actively managing and tracking Leads, Contacts and new business Opportunity record types. The Account team is solely focused on growing organic business, and tracking those opportunities within Salesforce.com. Aside from managing different record types, our teams use the dashboard functionality for reporting up to executive leadership on how we are performing against our goals.
  • Salesforce.com is extremely customizable. I would not consider it an out-of-the-box solution, although its standard fields allow for fundamental CRM activities and reporting.
  • Salesforce.com is able to integrate with 100s of third-party softwares—often times creating efficiencies in processes.
  • Reports within Salesforce.com have the ability to be simple as a standard Account report, or you can get very granular with your report filtering to segment a very specific result, eg. Accounts in California who are active clients and fall within the pharmaceutical industry and have a specified market capitalization.
  • If a user creates a record and that user is no longer active, you are unable to make changes to that record unless an admin changes the record owner.
  • Duplicate and Matching rules should be automatically activated when implementing the CRM to ensure data integrity.
  • Salesforce.com is an extremely complex platform, and if not implemented properly, can create issues down the road when businesses grow and change. This is not a functionality issue, but I believe that Salesforce.com should consult with all clients on what business units they need and optimize the system for scaling as the organization grows.
Salesforce.com is well-suited for established organizations with a solid clientele roster and a dedicated Business Development and Account Team. I would not recommend Salesforce.com to small start ups as these organizations can get basic CRM functionality from free or much cheaper CRM platforms. But if a company is forecasted to grow, Salesforce.com is a great CRM to grow with. It is very customizable, but customizing the backend of the Salesforce.com CRM will require a Salesforce Administrator, someone with the experience to create the custom objects, etc., or a third-party consultancy to build the CRM to meet the unique business requirements.
90% of the support I receive from Salesforce.com is from the Salesforce Knowledge Base. The knowledge base has educational articles and "how-tos" but also is a community forum of Salesforce.com users posting their questions and getting answers from other, more experienced Salesforce.com users. I wish there would be a chat with a Salesforce.com Support specialist feature.
January 02, 2022

Salesforce.com Review

A. Kıvanç Güler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Salesforce.com [is] placed in the heart of the sales business [as a] daily main forecasting tool. Embedded reports and top management filters, Salesforce.com [can] facilitate company-wide sales numbers. Best place for communication between business partners and the vendor about lead generations and sales process iterations with incentive management.
  • Performance
  • User Interface
  • Ergonomi
  • Personalization
  • Reporting
  • Sub Opportunity management
  • Mind Map addon
  • Data model end user access for custom report creation
  • Salesforce query language
Transparent opportunity management and sales process management for a single opportunity with many business partners [involved].
[I have] never needed [support].
Vladimir Dimitrov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Salesforce is a [user] friendly and very flexible platform providing the ability to communicate between different departments creating internal entries for different problems. Also, Salesforce [provides] very good traceability and history of different actions. This platform provides [a] huge variety of different modules ready [to] answer business needs in big companies. It is important to note that the [well] optimized search engine is helping a lot for day-to-day activities.
  • Good search optimization
  • Answers business needs providing flexibility with many functionalities
  • Easy to use, friendly user interface
  • Better communication with other databases
  • Automation to read and handle data from other databases
  • Flexibility to customize the modules
Salesforce is easy to use and [fast] to be implemented for most of the internal enterprise processes. It provides very well-designed solutions to communicate with different [branches] and good tracking for different items created. For some unique customer-specific activities like monitoring internal entries for specific changes, it is hard to customize.
Salesforce provides very good customer support oriented to analyze and understand business needs and analyze bad behaviors and after that focus to resolve the problem in a short period of time. Also, [a] good orientation to cognitive assistance is a vision to modern technologies.
December 28, 2021

Salesforce-Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Used it for major ticket logging systems by end-users. There are so many small features that make your life so easy. The UI is really user-friendly. There are so many fields that data capturing is perfect. We can design tickets workflow as per our needs. The implementation is easy and does not require much overhead.
  • Can be used and customized for multiple products.
  • The user experience is very simple and friendly.
  • Pretty mature system and massive options for reporting.
  • Cost friendly
  • Customization is not very easy.
  • Need skilled resources.
  • Presence of other competitors in the market.
  • Proper training is required for new resources.
Ability to create dashboards. The project progress can be easily tracked. Tickets can be fed with all the right data and the same can be exported. You can customize the fields as per your usage. Can be used for multiple projects. The reports generated are accurate in nature and can be used for making important decisions and improvements.
The overall support has been good. More and more features are being released quite frequently. Very small features are also making big difference in how the tool can be adapted and used better. If there is anything we need or are stuck, the support team sets up a call and helps in resolving the issue/provides workarounds.
December 24, 2021

Great reports!

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Salesforce as a CRM for service cases, to track wholesale accounts, and to manage D2C leads. We also rely heavily on reporting to track lead gen activities, customer service productivity and revenue, expense and profitability metrics. Over the years we have added additional Salesforce products for more robust customer insights and reporting.
  • Great user interface to help users organize feedback in real time
  • Reporting tools - Einstein analytics
  • Account management and troubleshooting support
  • Training via trailhead and other modules
  • Integration between products (eg marketing cloud) not seamless
  • Omnichannel isn’t really omnichannel without 360
  • Every customization requires dev experience (not just admin)
Good for: Bigger organizations with many accounts to manage and more complex heavy lead gen activity that requires close management.
Not needed for: fewer accounts with longer business development timelines and simple revenue streams.
Account managers are awesome for the most part but change every year. So just as they are getting to know your business they usually switch accounts. We have premier success now which gives us 24/7 access to support, which has been helpful as we deal with integration issues with APIs and across Salesforce products.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Sales Cloud to manage the opportunity pipeline, show performance to revenue plan and collaboration between Sales & Marketing personnel. We also use Service Cloud for Customer Solutions to manage cases and collaborate across clouds with Sales & Marketing.
  • Easily configurable to adjust to business / user needs.
  • Collaboration across clouds / applications.
  • User empowerment to create their own custom reports and views.
  • Data visibility.
  • Mobility
  • Would like easier integration of Einstein data in Salesforce Dashboards so we do not have to navigate to the Analytics Studio.
  • Quicker adoption of custom objects into new offerings like the Pipeline Navigator.
  • Continued expansion of Salesforce Surveys for more features and flexibility.
I think Salesforce is best in class for its core operating features, like Sales & Service clouds. They are also very strong across almost every [offer] so while you may find a slightly better solution for a specific issue, they are really strong when you look at the platform and the robustness of solutions across a variety of business challenges. As the market leader, they also have excellent third-party application support and support integration with a variety of modern and legacy applications an enterprise is likely to have. The user experience is top-notch with robust mobile support and our admins like the ease of configuration that can be completed without developer support.
Every time we reach out to our support team for help, they are responsive and courteous. We are usually able to resolve issues or questions in a very short time frame. Our success manager and sales manager make us feel like our success is paramount to them and it feels like a partnership.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Salesforce.com as a customer relationship management software. We moved our email marketing over to Salesforce, and are in the process of adding our event registration, customer support/frequently asked questions (we provided answers to basic home and gardening questions), and other services to Salesforce. We want everything in one place so that we have a holistic view of our audiences and one platform for employees, streamlining processes and being more efficient while also better serving our audiences.
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Data insights.
  • All services in one software.
  • It's complex, learning it isn't intuitive for our new users.
  • Onboarding is labor intense (e.g. dedicated personnel).
  • There are add-on softwares in order to get all the solutions we need.
We have well over 12,000 contacts that we were managing in several customer relationship managers and list serves. We are bringing them all into Salesforce to streamline our user experience across the department and also bring our event registration over to Salesforce rather than having it in separate softwares. We are using it in higher education communications and marketing.
I've used the help feature and TrailBlazer community several times and always get instant support and answers, which is appreciated. There is also a lot of information available just by searching the previous conversations and the TrailHead modules and articles that have been written. Since it's used so widely, there is always someone that has already had the same question you do and can help.
December 30, 2021

great CRM tool!

Score 9 out of 10
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we use Salesforce.com as our CRM database to manage customer relationships/engagements and keep track of their activities with our marketing/sales team. especially for our potential customers, Salesforce is helpful for us to handle its Accounts, campaigns, and identify their interests with our solutions. It also helps our team in properly segmenting contacts for data verification and upcoming events
  • customizeable
  • report extraction
  • integration with other software
  • detects email bounce
  • creates duplicate records
  • overwhelming data and cannot keep track
  • inactive profiles
creating potential customers and contacts will help us keep track of their marketing and sales activities and engagement with us. salesforce.com has a great synching/integration with our marketing automation tools to handle data more seamlessly. merging duplicates and too much Account creation may be overwhelming for a regular user like me. Salesforce.com is also a great database to create campaigns and mark tasks priorities of qualified leads. it's great that we can load our data with no buffers even if it's a thousand or more. though for some, not everyone has the same access since mine has some limitations with fields update
Salesforce.com is great tool for customer relationship management and tracking the marketing/sales activities of our company. using salesforce helps in creating opportunities and tasks to achieve a sales goal and closed-won cases. Some access might not be the same for everyone (based on Department assigned) and this causes limitations when we execute our daily tasks, we have to be dependent on others
Score 3 out of 10
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It's being used to track customers, appointments, customer data, so the bankers enter the notes about opportunities, track the status of follow up. managers are using CRV tool to track leads outreach and make sure we are doing our daily and weekly calls or outreach. we can see our upcoming appointments on it. If we happen to see other banker's notes we could use @ sign to forward that lead to another banker.
  • Reporting is good.
  • It shows charts and opportunities stages of discover.
  • Has the ability to handle sales opportunities for large company.
  • It is customizable.
  • It is hard to talk to someone who has Salesforce.com experience.
  • It is not user friendly.
  • If you make a mistake dispositioning the lead it doesn't tell you how to fix it and just says error.
It might be good for large organization with specific sales points. It's good for upper management to have consistency for all employees but the users can't customize it, but I guess it's by design to have bankers' rating and progress consistent across the board. It is so specific to our organization that I can't speak with general customer support - I have to find a banker who is an expert and try to figure out how to fix errors together. Always gotta brainstorm with peers to fix errors in dispositioning leads.
The support is probably very good but they support the company, not the end user. I understand that every company's Salesforce.com instance is quite unique and it is probably not possible to have a generic tech support, but this creates a backlog of issues for us bankers when we have to reach out to one of only a few team members who have expertise in Salesforce.com. I would much rather use a smaller CRM that is intuitive or has a customer support team that we can reach out to.
Score 9 out of 10
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Salescloud is being used by a department. It is a sales module of Salesforce.com. It is used for sales and also marketing purposes. There are lead generation features that let the sales team share the data, get the approvals, and push the deals with their smartphone, and all of these features are customizable.
  • Lead generation features that let the sales team to share the data, get the approvals and push the deals with their smartphone, and all of these features are customizable.
  • Streamlined business processes
  • Reporting - analysis of the progress against the target
  • This is one of the best sales tool available in the market
  • Running campaigns is not that straight forward
Some specific scenarios where Salesforce.com is well suited - it is well suited in mostly all areas of a sales cycle. The scenarios where the approvals of the deals and pushing them can all be done with just a push of a button, generating monthly progress reports, etc.
Some specific scenarios where Salesforce.com is less suited - small businesses with fewer number of customers or also businesses that does not need too many campaigns
The support is very good
Score 8 out of 10
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Salesforce is being used by our entire company. We use it for Accounting, Sales, Account Management, Production, and Support. We use it in ways it wasn't intended but we've developed it so much over the years that it does what we need it to do for the most part. Obviously, it's meant for the Accounting, Sales, and Support side but I don't believe it was intended to be a project management tool for production, but we've made it work for us with some help from an outside developer.
  • Shows the Sales pipeline, which is important to know what has closed and what is expected to close…or what was lost.
  • Allows us to manage clients by setting activities for follow-ups or to copy emails directly to Salesforce from email. This way we know what communication is happening with clients.
  • We're able to use Cases for the support side and allows our support members to communicate with the development team around issues that need resolving from a technical standpoint.
  • We use it for project management to track projects in the pipeline. We have reports that show where the project is at in the process, and other reports to show what is forecasted or have been completed.
  • We're a small team without a dedicated Salesforce admin. We try to get by where we can but Salesforce is truly a developers tool. The front end is great and easy to use, but the back end can be confusing if you don't know what you're doing.
  • I believe more guided tutorials to help set up new fields or features would be nice. Meaning, you don't need to have a developer to build Salesforce the way you want or need it to work.
  • Because Salesforce is so large, there are many ways to do things. Simplifying this would be helpful so it's more straightforward for basic users.
Salesforce does what we need it to do. However, we have considered looking into alternatives. Mainly due to price. Salesforce can be expensive for a small team. We purchased it when we were larger so I think we've really just grown out of it for our current size. Also, I feel we always have a new account rep. There's lots of movement with personnel at Salesforce so we don't feel like we always get the best support.
As mentioned, we're always getting a new account rep so that can be frustrating learning there's a new person and then having a conversation with them about your business, only to get another rep in 6-12 months. It's great for them to be promoted, but for the client, it can be annoying. We typically use the Salesforce Community to get answers as you need to pay additional to get a live person.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have thousands of clients over various industry and need to analyze the sales funnel to assess ROI as well as to maintain control over client data. We are dedicated to becoming more organized about sales enablement processes and that is a newer mission as a medical company
  • sell more intelligently
  • amalgamate client data
  • synch data with email
  • plays well with 3rd party solutions
  • help pages a bit janky
  • limited customization
  • big Benjamins involved in this sln!!
if you despite mismatched heaps of data and repulsed by spreadsheets, this cd be hour cup of tea. If you require more customization due to the nature of your mission, you might find the parameters more limiting
in app help a bit confusing. Too much. Need simplify. But then again tutorials never thrill me
Score 9 out of 10
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Salesforce.com is being utilized across sales and marketing departments in our organization. It is mainly used for managing the company's database as well as tracking all sales marketing campaigns. Salesforce enables us to see the overall performance and opportunities that are being generated for each project. This surely helps us manage the campaigns and their costs over time.
  • Creates tasks for BDRs specific to telemarketing
  • Manage costs and create overview of each expenses for the campaigns
  • Manage opportunities for all sales and marketing projects
  • Integration of Marketo
  • Not all salesforce data is being synced to our Marketing Automation tool
  • The classic SFDC is more user friendly than the lightning version
Although not all updates being in Salesforce are directly syncing to Marketo, the efficiency of how they both work together is still seamless. Pulling out reports for opportunities created is very helpful from the sales and marketing operations all the way to the executive levels. These reports provide the whole organization [with] an overview [of] where the company is currently at.
The support team of Salesforce is very responsive and helpful. I did not give a perfect 10 rating as there is always room for improvement when it comes to the overall support. Even though we were able to easily troubleshoot the inquiries, it is better if Salesforce creates a live support chat whereas an agent from Salesforce will answer some of our queries in real-time. This will further save time in terms of waiting for feedback on the issue via email.
September 18, 2021

Salesforce.com Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Our team uses Salesforce every day. This is where we get all the data that we need for our reports. We create a report in Salesforce to get the information like leads/contacts, campaigns they attended, and then export and check all the fields. We also check here all the activities of the leads/contacts and merge data if we have to.
  • Create and export reports
  • Merge contacts or leads
  • Check contacts or leads activities and campaigns they attended
  • Takes time to load if you are searching
  • Not so [user] friendly
Salesforce is very helpful to our team because we can see all the information we need here unlike other tools. Just by creating a report and input the fields you need, you can see all the details. Just that sometimes Salesforce has a limit inputting some filters and it takes time to load and or download a file.
Salesforce deserves to be recognized worldwide because it's a very useful tool, unlike others. We can collect all the data and reports in Salesforce. Been using this since 2017 and [still] now we are using it! It gives us satisfaction [unlike] any others in just a simple way because everything is there and appropriate.
Score 10 out of 10
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Salesforce is being used by the organization’s sales and business development and account management teams to capture opportunities from pre-sales to service delivery to track client opportunities and account growth. It is also used to measure the performance of our business development teams and ROI of marketing expenditures and targeted spend to closed business.
  • Track pre-sales opportunities
  • Measure performance of sales team
  • Target marketing management
  • Ability to manage privacy of individual contacts
  • Ability to export contacts for reporting could be improved
  • Better Training should be offered to understand full functionality
For managing individual sales, the profitability of accounts, comparison of ROI for targeted marketing, and promotions or bonus opportunity based on performance, this tool does it all and does it well.
Salesforce is still the number one force in the market for companies of all sizes and industries who are marketing services and tracking the growth of accounts and lead base.
I haven’t had to use the support but I know they have many support options available.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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[Salesforce.com] is used as the CRM to track leads and close deals. Account executives use it to qualify leads, input customer data, move them through the sales pipeline and to close opportunities. It is also used to see at a glance how an account exec is performing at particular accounts, regions, comparisons to other reps, etc. Management frequently utilizes the reporting and analytics that it offers.
  • Reporting. The reporting functions are valuable to see how particular accounts have done over time, to see how reps are tracking to goal, and to see how reps compare to other reps in the organization.
  • Analytics. There are a variety of tools that management can use to determine how individual reps are performing and how the entire sales organization is tracking to goal, and how that compares to previous years.
  • Customization. Field can be customized to help an organization create a CRM that is tailored to their particular industry and company.
  • Error messages. When there is an error message it is no help at all to the typical user. It is a string of letters and numbers, often a paragraph, and there is no way to decipher this without going to the SalesForce experts on staff. This can be extremely frustrating as you made adjustments but still get the same error message.
  • Too many clicks. When closing out an opportunity there are often several different fields and a few different locations where you have to fill out fields and information, making it easy to miss steps along the way.
  • Lack of instruction or help items. Since there are so many places to make a misstep, it would be very useful to have some kind of help message pop up, indicating what else needs to be done.
For large sales organizations the analytics and reporting must be so valuable that it overshadows the difficulty of the end user to use the product. I've used several CRM's that are simple to navigate, easy to use and much more forgiving in terms of being able to make a mistake and quickly learn how to correct it. [SalesForce.com] does not fit into that category. I've used it at two organizations now and had the same experience. I do like that it has a clean look and I like the visualization elements in terms of tracking to goal.
I've used Salesforce in large sales organizations where there were people on staff who were trained in Salesforce, and I was instructed to contact them. They did know exactly what to do and how to resolve issues, but with a big Saleforce they were often very busy. I would have preferred to contact Salesforce's customer support, but I'm not sure if that is possible since each company's version of Salesforce can be customized so much.
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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[Salesforce.com] is being used across a large part of the organization to track customers, prospects, partners, sales and much more. Having a single platform for users to easily access on their mobile device or web is beneficial for IT tracking and managing data. From expense reports to managing visibility of parent/child companies, Salesforce can be configured to do it all.
  • Easy on the eyes. Present data effectively on the screen.
  • Manage many different objects.
  • Easy access for all users from mobile to web.
  • By default there is usually a lot of scrolling by the end users.
  • Permissions are confusing if get too detailed.
  • API limitations can be frustrating to data integrators.
  • Have seen slower load times than some other competitors.
[Salesforce.com] does well tracking prospects, customers, opportunities, orders, etc. It is easy to add custom fields and create your own objects. It looks nice and users appreciate the usability.
It does not do as well when you need to customize permissions to many degrees or in great detail. If a methodology is not followed, troubleshooting permissions can be confusing.
It is difficult to get complex issues resolved with nearly any Support department if you can't get the level 1 person to understand what complex tasks are taking place. Not bad for the first level support. I would recommend a Salesforce consultant for complex issues.
Nichole Pelaez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Salesforce to manage our customer database and store information for all departments to use such as marketing, sales engineers, and customer support. It solves the problem of having all information stored in one easy-to-use place for everyone versus pieces of information stored in different places within our ERP and each department having to fish for it which can be time-consuming. Overall having customer profiles with all the information in one place allows us to serve our customers better and faster.
  • Salesforce is so user-friendly. The design is so intuitive, very little training is needed before you're off running and getting value out of it. It feels like a digital Rolodex with all the information you need to be successful.
  • The comprehensive reporting functions make it easy to manage teams and see where improvement can be implemented. Easily see how each representative is doing generating leads, following up, and meeting goals compared to the past.
  • Customization allows you to see what's important to you, not what Salesforce thinks is important. Easily manage goals, track progress, and manage business units to understand how your organization is performing.
  • With greater flexibility to customize, Salesforce can become overwhelming. Taking the time to set it up to truly meet your specific needs can get frustrating, but once it's done you'll be glad you spent the time.
Salesforce is well suited for larger organizations that have a large sales department, or large customer-facing unit. If you require a lot of customer touchpoints then your organization can benefit from the complexities of asoftware like Salesforce. It helps manage the intricate details of customers to build lasting relationships and close deals. You can easily see all of the activity with clients if your team is doing a great job inputting the data. It is less appropriate for startups or solopreneurs since it can be time-consuming to manage all of the data input required to give you good output and make the tool useful and valuable. Having a team and managing the data together is what will make the difference of this tool helping or hindering your success.
It takes a while to get into contact with support if truly needed and I often find myself trying to figure it out on my own instead with online resources. If they would bump up the level of videos and FAQs online to be more comprehensive, user-friendly, or provide on site training if requested, it would be more beneficial for my organization.
Kurt Johansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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We use Salesforce as our main CRM. Almost all aspects of our business are dependent on Salesforce and use it every day. Our Service team uses the Field Service component to Salesforce, mainly because of the main SF app does not cache data in any capacity, rendering it useless without a cellular connection, which is a reality in suburban areas of the country. Our Sales team is forced to use the SF Mobile App for their end of the business as there is no 'sales' version of the Field Service app to allow caching of future appointments. The main plus for SF is forcing all ends of the business to work on the same platform, making everything uniform for business practices. If all information, processes, and data go through the same funnel, everything is easily located, tracked, and communicated.
  • Automation: The ability to streamline complex processes is a nice benefit of the platform. It can become an amazing time-saver.
  • User Management and Creation, one initial profile and role setups are complete, is really simple and very quick.
  • Reporting, once your customization is complete, is very easy to build and export for whatever data visualizations you may need.
  • Costs vs. ROI: The initial cost to BUILD whatever instance your SF sales rep presents to you and sells; the COST associate to get to that build is NEVER explained or discussed.
  • The Salesforce sales rep's job is to sell you on an idea and hope, rather than practical application, implementation, and realistic expectations of the egregiously cantankerous and universally overpriced CRM.
  • They do not vet, manage or hold accountable their 'implementation partners'. Again, the sales rep for Salesforce; their job is to sell you the platform, not what you they showed you the platform can do. There is extreme neglect in discussing the actual cost to get their CRM platform to do WHAT they have showcased to you. Not to mention the time it takes to get there. Not to mention the partners they refer to you are random. These 3rd party companies do ALL the work and make ALL the money on behalf of Salesforce, for themselves. You get stuck in contracts with mediocre service or lackluster results and there is NO recourse for you as the consumer against these 'partners'.
  • If I want to sell GM cars, GM has standards and minimums they require in order for me to represent their brand. If I do shady dealings, rip customers off or am just a terrible business to be in business with, GM would strip me of my dealership title for their brand. Salesforce does no such thing. I could start a company to implement Salesforce, have you sign a contract and deliver a garbage product. If you go to SF to complain about that; "Our hands our tied" as I have been told.
  • Salesforce does not care about your user experience, they just want you to buy more. It is a Sales organization, not a software company. Again, they do not care about your business, the negative impact of their CRM rollout, or how terrible their 3rd party support partners are. They. Dont. Care. They just want your money.
  • SF is aware they are the biggest player on the block. They have all the cards. You, the consumer, as an individual business, have no power or say.
In the Field Service package of Salesforce, the auto-routing of work order tickets is REAL nice, as well as the automations you can set up based on rules, to allow specific scheduling of specific types of calls to be automatically assigned to specific people is a huge time saver. Report automation (scheduled reports sent to specific people on specific days) is a real handy tool as well. As a DB Admin, instead of being asked every few days for data, I can schedule the report to be sent to someone without them asking me for it or me having to think about it anymore.

On the other hand; Those perks I stated about took almost 2 years to achieve, thousands of dollars and untold hours of time. The biggest lie of Salesforce touts is its 'ease of setup'. We have been using it for roughly 8 years and are so deeply indebted to its use, walking away from it means we spent 10's of thousands of dollars each year, for almost a decade, for nothing. They are not a peddler of CRM, they have institutionalized indentured servitude on the business level.
SF Support is garbage. Mainly because when you call them, they have no working conceptual idea of how your build of the CRM functions. NEVER purchase their top tier support, because again, they don't know how your build works, how its supposed to work or what any of the backend coding or changes your 3rd part developer (that SF makes you sign a contract with and hire to use their software) has made.
All ACTUAL support comes from that 3rd party. But you better make sure they answer emails sooner than 48 hours or have 24hour live support options. If your CRM takes a nose-dive, your business is down until your 'partner' does their job. Most small businesses cant afford to keep a SF Developer on payroll to attack these issues as they arise. So we are left to our own devices because SF support, as this whole review has encapsulated, doesn't give a shit about you or your experience. They just want your money.
Kelly Cokorudy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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[Salesforce.com] is my everyday need for getting in touch more closely with my customers and to make the sales and purchase very effective and convenient as well. Through [Salesforce.com] I am capable of managing my database and asset related to my entire customer-to-business services. Salesforce sales cloud has enabled me to track back any of the client’s history so that I can better tackle the queries in near future and provide me a limitless tracing of the previous data and this feature helps me to have a grip on my customer relation.
  • It is user-friendly software which is providing me a crystal clear idea about my sales processes in the form of graphs and helps to revise my business strategies.
  • We have designed a CPQ system that helps us to generate the quotations in a very short time and helps in maintaining the receipts so that the billing system becomes more transparent and fast.
  • Now the receiving of the payments has become more transparent and easy.
  • Salesforce is very easy to use and implement.
  • Sales Cloud is heavy software which needs much time for launching.
  • Also many times I find difficulty in searching for the right tool because there are so many features available so they need to place in well-organized categories
  • It is expensive software and only large companies could purchase it conveniently.
[Salesforce.com] is built for a variety of businesses. Financial services, healthcare, and all the manufacturing companies can implement this tool in their organization and it will equally benefit all. For small organizations; [Salesforce.com] has much to display but the pricing policy restricts it. It will help your team to discover new strategies for generating revenue.
I am happy with its services and its customer support. The other day I had to contact its customer support and I got a fantastic response because of their technical mind and their creativity.
Daniel Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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[Salesforce.com] is the automated CRM platform that helps the marketing team follow leads until they are ready for conversion, track all customer information and interactions, and provide a central location to store the customer data. The dashboard displays real-time sales data and custom reports from a mobile device or web browser.
  • Tracking deals and amplifying winning performances of sales representatives to promote healthy competition.
  • Managing of customer experiences while on the go using the native mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • Creation of a systematic pipeline through automation of the whole marketing process to generate quality leads.
  • For us to get the most out of Salesforce we had to pay for add-ons.
  • The setup and configuration of the Salesforce system is complex and time-consuming.
  • There is something new to learn everyday.
[Salesforce.com] is well suited for creating campaigns, tracking clicks, cutting the sales cycle and automating the whole marketing process. Salesforce provides a full view of the customer, such as communication history, activity history, social mentions and so much more using contact management. It may not be appropriate for small businesses because of its price.
Users of [Salesforce.com] can contact the support via phone, email or live support. There is a chat option in their website that can be used to get instant feedback from an agent regarding the product information, login help or any other. They take user feedback positively and are always ready to improve.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Salesforce to create "Cases" in the service module. Once we have created a case, we can add information from the customer, the problem they are having[,] and our planned solution for that problem.
We also use that case to keep track of what has been done to solve the problem, what parts will be sent, what [paperwork]/parts have been received back from our service techs in the field.
  • Searching for a customer by zip code is great!
  • Keeping all the info for one system in one place is good.
  • When you close SF and open it the next day it tends to open old cases (tabs). You'll end up with tab overload if you don't put time into closing old ones.
  • If you start a case and don't have all the required fields completed, you'll lose it all if you try saving it too soon.
It is really good for us but a lot of time and money has been put into getting to work as well as it does.
From what I have seen there is no way to integrate mapping. By that I mean, how far is x unit from y unit. If you are planning to visit x unit, you should also know there is another unit down the street. This would be great but I have not seen this as an option.

I have not had to reach out to Salesforce support. We have a Salesforce specialist that is in our company. We go to him for support requests.