Salesforce

Who Uses Salesforce?

With Salesforce's multi-tenant cloud computing model we can serve the needs of companies of all sizes, in any industry. Our customers benefit from a shared main framework, while maintaining privacy.

What Is Salesforce?

Sales Cloud is a customizable CRM platform that grows with you. Get real-time customer information and activity in one place, plus insights with dashboards and reports. Connect to thousands of business apps to extend your CRM to every department. Or choose Salesforce Essentials for small businesses to manage customer relationships and grow faster. It's easy to set-up, easy to use and grows with your business. Use customer insights to prioritize intelligently and spend your time where it matters.

Salesforce Details

Salesforce

http://www.salesforce.com

Founded 1999

Salesforce Cost Overview

Salesforce does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Salesforce paid version starts at USD 25.00/month.

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Starting Price

USD 25.00/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Salesforce Features

CRM Software
Calendar/Reminder System
Document Storage
Email Marketing
Internal Chat Integration
Lead Generation
Lead Scoring
Marketing Automation Integration
Mobile Access
Quotes/Proposals
Segmentation
Social Media Integration
Task Management
Territory Management
Call Center Management
Campaign Management
Contact Management
Customer Support
Document Management
Email Marketing
Interaction Tracking
Landing Pages / Web Forms
Lead Management
Lead Scoring
List Management
Marketing Automation
Product Catalog
Project Management
Quotes / Proposals
Referral Tracking
Survey Management
Territory Management
Client Tracking
Contract Management
Forecasting
Project Management
Quotes/Proposals
Sales Pipeline Management
Scheduling
Contact Database
Contact Import/Export
Interaction Tracking
Lead Management
Prospecting Tools
Sales Pipeline Management
Search/Filter
Segmentation
Shared Contacts
Campaign Management
Interaction Tracking
Lead Capture
Lead Distribution
Lead Nurturing
Lead Scoring
Lead Segmentation
Pipeline Management
Prospecting Tools
Source Tracking
Accounting Integration
ERP
MES
MRP
Maintenance Management
Purchase Order Management
Quality Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Shipping Management
Cataloguing / Categorisation
Customer Service Analytics
Customer Support Tracking
Email Response Control
Knowledge Management
Live Chat
Performance Metrics
Search
Self Service Portal
Campaign Management
Client/Property Matching
Contact Management
Email Marketing
Interaction Tracking
Lead Management
Property Alerts
Referral Tracking
Segmentation
Collaboration
Contact Management
Content Management
Document Management
Goals / Quota Management
Lead Management
Meeting Management
Performance Management
Presentation Management
Proposal Management
Territory Management
Training Management
Call Management
Campaign Management
Channel Management
Commission Management
Contact Management
Contract Management
Customer Database
Email Marketing
Field Sales Management
Lead Management
Opportunity Management
Performance Metrics
Proposal Generation
Referral Tracking
Sales Forecasting
Territory Management

Salesforce Reviews

Showing 5 of 14,626 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Service
4.1/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Sarah H.
Media Director
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/07/2020

"Salesforce - Marketing & Lead Gen"

Comments: We are using Salesforce to streamline new business leads and nurture leads into actual sales. We are able to analyze, vet, engage, and track the progress of the new leads we receive from our Facebook lead gen ads. Salesforce integrates directly into Facebook's Business Manager and automatically imports new leads in real-time. We are also able to see the cost per lead acquired and other rich insights from our Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns that get directly populated into our dash.

Pros: Salesforce is one of the most powerful and sophisticated CRMs available. The onboarding process and demos with the reps were exceptionally helpful. The reps really took time to understand our CRM needs, our workflow process, and how we can best utilize/adopt Salesforce into our new business department to grow revenue and track progress. The tool is completely customizable and has very advanced marketing integrations within the cloud. The ability to track leads and history (who followed up and when) and add notes and assign leads to specific people makes the entire workflow so much more efficient. It's worth the price tag if you take advantages of the features.

Cons: We wish the marketing cloud add on wasn't so expensive. There are many tools available that offer the same features such as Sprout Social and Hubspot. However, the price was a little steep for the $6,000. I also wish pricing was a bit more transparent. The discounts and contract lengths have been very inconsistent in our experience.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/07/2020
Jeremy S.
Associate
Real Estate, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/06/2020

"Jeremy's Review"

Comments: Good. I like using it and it is easy to keep track of all of my contacts and the conversations/information I have on them.

Pros: It is very easy to navigate through and simplifies the process. Most who use excel or something else find themselves losing contact with many contacts. This makes that easier to track.

Cons: I cannot make my home screen the way I want. It is set up how my company (Colliers) wants it set up - not the way I would like it to be set up.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/06/2020
Sal T.
Consultant
Media Production
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3.5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    3.5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2016

"Salesforce: Helps Improve Internal Communications/External Customer X"

Pros: I have been using, recommending and adopting salesforce.com for my sales teams for ten years in several different digital technology, media and advertising organizations. I can say unequivocally that the CRM software has evolved from being a supplement and "nice to have" to a must buy and necessary and vital tool for doing business. The key to any business solutions and software product is getting the team to adopt and use it. Training and practice is essential. Its like your golf game, the more you practice the better your score or working out, no pain, no gain. I like the social media and conversational abilities you can have with sales team; the app is excellent for quick reviews and checking on status of pending, pitches and prospects; the flexibility and customization options based o salesperson, account, deal size, industry vertical. In one organization we adopted it for internal sales data use and tracking and also incorporated product data about our partners, customers, audience metrics and analytics and distribution platform.

Cons: Depending on the level of subscription, will also vary with the amount of personalized training you receive. I would also say there needs to be more attention and customization devoted to industry verticals that contain many nuances regarding customer segments and rev streams. This includes the advertising and digital sales industries where there are multiple customer touchpoints and rev streams including agencies, direct to client, programmatic, 3rd party vendors, ad tech partners etc. I also think saleforce.com needs to develop more compatible software and training that integrates salesforce,com into other software linked to finance, accounting etc.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2016
Verified Reviewer
Marketing Manager
Financial Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020

"Is the price and learning curve something you can afford?"

Comments: We are using salesforce as our CRM. It is the only one that actually works with our other systems. We really like having one environment to operate in as opposed to several systems.

Pros: The marketing automation is hands down the best in the market. The ability to nurture prospects through the sales cycle is amazing. Lead generation tools are top-notch, sales tools, and the sales system is set up for growth, and customer retention is a breeze as well.

Cons: It is expensive to implement. We needed a consultant to help us with setup, which was not cheap. Also the learning curve for over 200 employees took time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020
David S.
Mortgage Banker
Financial Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/06/2020

"Extremely Powerful"

Comments: We use it in the mortgage business to connect with our customers, bridge across proprietary systems, and we developed a customer facing interface that works on any platform (Apple, Android)

Pros: You can send it pretty much any amount of data and it will help you organize and manipulate that data. You can build any custom interface and you can connect just about any 3rd party application.

Cons: It isn't cheap, typically you'll be working with expensive contractors or integration teams.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/06/2020