Salesforce reviews from startup founders

96 reviews by founders
Jan. 13, 2017

Our sales guy just started using Salesforce, alongside the Mixmax integration.

Brad Vogel

Co-founder & CTO - Mixmax

Dec. 20, 2016

We look into Salesforce, but it is really expensive--that is why we decided on HubSpot. The good part about it is that you can find a Salesforce extension for any tool you use.

Derric Gilling

Co-founder & CEO - Moesif

Nov. 22, 2016

We use Salesforce for managing leads and customers. We are using a free version currently, but are in the process of upgrading. It is a little dated and some of the workflows are clunky requiring lots of integrations. We have integrated it with Slack and other tools.

Dickey Singh

CEO & Co-founder - Pyze

Salesforce - Best CRM Tools for Startups

Salesforce is the leading CRM software, helping companies improve their sales, service and marketing by keeping their teams on the same page. Salesforce can track a wide variety of customer information, such as birthday, prior communications and, for B-to-B companies, whether or not the customer is capable of making a purchasing decision. Beyond its broad CRM capabilities, Salesforce has its own analytics suite that can track a wide spectrum of sales data, including which channels are most successful and how user satisfaction has driven purchases. On the customer support front, Salesforce offers two options: Desk.com and Service Cloud, a pricier option, intended for enterprise clients. And, with Salesforce’s new Salesforce1 platform, users can even build their own applications without much, if any, coding experience. The variety of services Salesforce offers can be daunting, but its power is unmatched.

Which startups use Salesforce?

The platform is particularly popular among later-stage companies with a more developed sales force and a larger customer base to justify its cost. However, because of Salesforce’s ubiquity in the CRM space, it’s also used by some smaller startups. The platform has so many moving parts that it requires a lot of hands-on time to manage properly; as such, it’s favored by startups with enough internal resources to take advantage of all it has to offer.

How much does Salesforce cost?

Salesforce has a five pricing plans: The initial Group plan costs $25 per user per month; the Professional plan costs $65 per user per month; the Enterprise plan is $125 per user per month; an Unlimited plan is $250 per user per month; and the Performance Edition, which goes for $300 per user per month. Each upgrade offers additional features such as mass emails, history tracking and automated data cleansing.

Alternatives to Salesforce

1Enrol

Expanding international education

AffinityLive

Work smarter

Agile CRM

Evaluate and optimise your email messaging

Appboy

CRM for marketers in the mobile world

Base

The only CRM built for people.

Bitrix24

Your company. United.