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CRM & Marketing Automation Providers

Compare CRM and marketing automation platforms

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Last Updated November 24, 2018
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Pipedrive

IN A NUTSHELL

A sales CRM built for minimum input and maximum output

PRICING

Accounts start from $15 per user per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Very simply designed CRM system
  • A clear interface means that you can see all your current deals
  • Email integration is included so you can send and receive emails inside Pipedrive
  • Create sales reports from within Pipedrive so you can identify opportunities for improvements
  • Download the Pipedrive mobile app and manage your CRM while you are away from your desk

Great for

  • There is a Google Apps integration, so you can connect your Google Drive, Contacts and Calendar with Pipedrive
  • Set up goals and reminders within Pipedrive
  • Pipedrive can help you forecast revenue and will pick the deals that are most likely to close
  • Generate Web Forms on your or other websites to automatically create new leads in your pipeline
  • Almost every part of Pipedrive is fully customizable so you can set it up the way you want to
  • Pipedrive can speak over 10 languages and can handle all major currencies

Be aware that

  • There is some limited functionality if you choose the Silver Plan (the lowest tier plan)
  • The prices listed exclude VAT
  • If you need more than 50 users you can negotiate a special payment deal

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Free CRM system

HubSpot

IN A NUTSHELL

HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers

PRICING

Free accounts are available. Paid Accounts start from £42 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Get access to a free CRM system
  • Manage your pipeline with total visibility
  • Place and track calls from within the CRM system

Great for

  • Add your entire team to a free CRM system
  • See all interactions with a customer or lead in one location
  • Create automatic email followups
  • Get real-time notifications when someone opens your emails
  • Create and manage email templates
  • Schedule meetings faster. Set your availability and get a shareable link that syncs with your calendar and lets leads pick a time that works for everyone

Be aware that

  • The free account is branded with the HubSpot logo
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Infusionsoft

IN A NUTSHELL

Use Infusionsoft to automate your small business sales and marketing, while combining your CRM, email marketing, lead capture and e-commerce in one place

PRICING

Accounts start from $80 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Integrate your CRM system with over 200 different tools
  • Create automated email follow up campaigns
  • Manage every customer is one location
  • All of your customer data is located on one platform

Great for

  • Track customer activity on your website
  • Segment your customers to create unique contact strategies
  • Download the Infusionsoft mobile app to manage your contacts on the go
  • Automatically generate calendar tasks based on contacts' behavior
  • Create a lead scoring system to quickly identify prospects who are closer to becoming customers

Be aware that

  • The entry level account is limited to 500 contacts
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30-day free trial available

Freshsales

IN A NUTSHELL

Freshsales CRM has powerful yet user-friendly features, simple and highly intuitive UI, and has the ability to scale with growing sales teams.

PRICING

Free tier available. Paid accounts start from £19 per user per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Use AI to calculate the best lead for your business
  • Receive notifications when your email is opened, attachments are downloaded or if any links were clicked
  • Create a visual sales pipeline so you can accurately forecast your future revenue

Great for

  • Using the in-built phone and email tools
  • Generate and customize your CRM reports
  • Download the iOS or Android mobile app and check your CRM system when you're away from your desk
  • Track when your sales prospects visit your website

Be aware that

  • The free tier has some limits on the features you can access

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Zoho

IN A NUTSHELL

CRM software that helps you sell smarter, better, faster

PRICING

Accounts start from €18 per user/per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Track customer interactions
  • Receive a live chat tool
  • Make and track phone calls from within the Zoho platform
  • Build and automate your sales flow

Great for

  • Prioritize your workflow and email sends by customer engagement, pipeline, context and analytics
  • Receive Zia, the Zoho AI assistant who can get you any CRM data
  • Track customer activity on your website
  • Analyze every sales activity, and track the numbers at every stage of your sales pipeline

Be aware that

  • The entry level account doesn't include the social media CRM package
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Nutshell

IN A NUTSHELL

Nutshell is the user-friendly small business CRM that helps sales reps win more deals, with sales process automation, fast onboarding, and free support

PRICING

Accounts start from $22 per user/per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Specialist CRM system designed for small businesses
  • Automate your repetitive tasks
  • Receive onboarding assistance and be up and running in 24 hours

Great for

  • Automatically shows you the upcoming tasks for every prospect
  • See the status of your deals and how you are tracking against your quotas
  • Track customer interactions with your company
  • Free and unlimited customer support with Nutshell

Be aware that

  • Nutshell is designed for small businesses
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Act-on

IN A NUTSHELL

Act-On is an integrated marketing automation platform designed to align inbound and outbound marketing campaigns across the customer lifecycle

PRICING

Accounts start from $900 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Create automated email marketing campaigns
  • Create and host landing pages
  • Integrate Act-On with Gmail and Outlook

Great for

  • Identify which prospects are the most engaged
  • Create a funnel which contacts users automatically
  • A/B testing email and landing page tool built into Act-on
  • Integrate Act-on with WebEx and Citrix to host and promote events and webinars

Be aware that

  • There is an on-boarding fee of $500
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Salesforce Pardot

IN A NUTSHELL

Pardot B2B marketing automation by Salesforce helps marketers create more leads, generate more pipeline, and empower sales to close more deals

PRICING

Accounts start from $1,000 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Create and manage custom email marketing templates
  • Develop an automated email marketing flow
  • Generate ROI focused reports

Great for

  • Create a visual customer journey funnel
  • Build and manage lead generation forms for your website
  • Download the Salesforce Pardot app for analytics on the go

Be aware that

  • The standard account doesn't include the A/B testing tool
  • Standard account is limited to 10,000 contacts
  • All accounts are billed annually
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Marketo

IN A NUTSHELL

Marketo's powerful marketing automation software helps marketers master the art & science of digital marketing to engage customers and prospects

PRICING

Accounts start from $1,995 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Identify the prospects who are most likely going to become customers
  • Create email marketing nurture campaigns

Great for

  • Receive an analytics tool that will track your marketing campaigns
  • Create mobile push messages and in-app notifications
  • Social listening tools to track conversations about your brand

Be aware that

  • Marketo was designed for large scale companies
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Sharpspring

IN A NUTSHELL

Marketing automation software that helps businesses identify prospects & drive customers down the sales pipeline, with tools like lead scoring & drip emails

PRICING

Accounts start from $450 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Visualise and manage your pipeline in one view
  • Add unlimited users to your account
  • Download the Sharpspring app to track your pipeline on the move

Great for

  • View the contact timeline of any prospect
  • Combine contacts sharing the same domain name so you have a centralised view of their contact history
  • Report and forecast sales activities

Be aware that

  • The standard account is limited to 1,500 contacts
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