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Salesforce Essentials Alternatives & Competitors

(460)4.1 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Salesforce Essentials? Tons of people want CRM Software to help with document & content mgmt., social network integration, and social collaboration features. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. We have compiled a list of CRM Software that reviewers voted best overall compared to Salesforce Essentials. Based on reviewer data you can see how Salesforce Essentials stacks up to the competition, check reviews from current & previous users, and find the best fit for your business. HubSpot Sales Hub, Vtiger All-In-One CRM, ActiveCampaign, and Zoho CRM are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Salesforce Essentials.

Top Alternatives to Salesforce Essentials

  • HubSpot Sales Hub
  • Vtiger All-In-One CRM
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Zoho CRM
  • Pipedrive

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Salesforce Essentials

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  1. HubSpot Sales Hub

    (6,624)4.3 out of 5

    HubSpot Sales Hub gives you a full suite of tools to boost your productivity, shorten deal cycles, and make your sales process more human-friendly — without adding to your workload.

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  2. HubSpot Sales Hub gives you a full suite of tools to boost your productivity, shorten deal cycles, and make your sales process more human-friendly — without adding to your workload.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    Cody H.
    CH
    My favorite Feature was being able to Queue up all of my tasks, it was very efficient.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, HubSpot Sales Hub is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #2
    #2
  3. Vtiger All-In-One CRM

    (344)4.3 out of 5

    Vtiger All-In-One CRM truly delivers tons of features at low cost. Vtiger manages everything from marketing campaigns, to sales force automation, to customer support.

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  4. Vtiger All-In-One CRM truly delivers tons of features at low cost. Vtiger manages everything from marketing campaigns, to sales force automation, to customer support.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    AH
    A complete repository of a customer sales cycle: Leads, Marketing, Contacts, Organizations, Calendar, Pipeline management with workflows you can modify/customize for your specific business needs. ...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Vtiger All-In-One CRM is:

    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    Easier to set up
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    #3
    #3
  5. ActiveCampaign

    (6,498)4.6 out of 5
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    ActiveCampaign helps growing businesses meaningfully connect and engage with their customers. Its Saas platform enables businesses to create optimized customer experiences by automating many behind the scenes processes and communicating with their customers across channels with personalized, intelligence-driven messages.

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  6. ActiveCampaign helps growing businesses meaningfully connect and engage with their customers. Its Saas platform enables businesses to create optimized customer experiences by automating many behind the scenes processes and communicating with their customers across channels with personalized, intelligence-driven messages.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    UN
    Strong marketing automation tool, with a great feature set and easy to use.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, ActiveCampaign is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    #4
    #4
  7. Zoho CRM

    (1,818)4.0 out of 5
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    Zoho CRM helps you to attract, retain, delight customers and grow your company into a customer-focused organization.

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  8. Zoho CRM helps you to attract, retain, delight customers and grow your company into a customer-focused organization.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    AH
    I’d say I like the cost for Zoho the best.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Zoho CRM is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #5
    #5
  9. Pipedrive

    (1,312)4.3 out of 5

    Pipedrive is Web-based Sales CRM & Pipeline Management Software. Pipedrive focuses on making more sales happen with less time needed for admin.

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  10. Pipedrive is Web-based Sales CRM & Pipeline Management Software. Pipedrive focuses on making more sales happen with less time needed for admin.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    PM
    Pipedrive is the only CRM I've come across that allows me to map the salesperson's process seamlessly, from Prospect to a Close. I like the speed with which custom fields and workflows can be...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Pipedrive is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #6
    #6
  11. Zendesk Support Suite

    (2,277)4.2 out of 5
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    Provide customer support by email, social media, voice, and mobile phone with complete data reporting, TRUSTe certification, and 90+ integrations.

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  12. Provide customer support by email, social media, voice, and mobile phone with complete data reporting, TRUSTe certification, and 90+ integrations.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    Josh K.
    JK
    Zendesk is incredibly open-ended--pretty much any process/flow imaginable can be created. Zendesk APIs are really well documented.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Zendesk Support Suite is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #7
    #7
  13. Insightly CRM

    (561)4.1 out of 5
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    Insightly CRM is a tool for managing your contacts and related organisations, partners, vendors and suppliers. Insightly has a project management system built right in.

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  14. Insightly CRM is a tool for managing your contacts and related organisations, partners, vendors and suppliers. Insightly has a project management system built right in.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    AF
    My previous firm used Salesforce IQ, which is a smaller and less complex version of Salesforce. My boss needed a solution and change because it was not integrating well with our emails/contacts. I...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Insightly CRM is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
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    #8
  15. Dynamics 365 Sales

    (1,473)3.7 out of 5

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales automates sales, customer service, and marketing. CRM enables extensive customization. Deploy online or install on premises.

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  16. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales automates sales, customer service, and marketing. CRM enables extensive customization. Deploy online or install on premises.

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    AB
    The process engine is fairly effective, specifically with the brand-new "simultaneous" operations choice. The new company procedure flows connected to entities assists with functionality and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Dynamics 365 Sales is:

    More expensive
    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to admin
    #9
    #9
  17. Nimble

    (940)4.5 out of 5

    With Nimble's social CRM, easily manage all your contacts, communications, activities and sales in one single place.

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  18. With Nimble's social CRM, easily manage all your contacts, communications, activities and sales in one single place.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    PF
    Easy organization of clients and prospects without having to spend all day to input information.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Nimble is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
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    #10
  19. Copper

    (596)4.6 out of 5
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    Copper is a smart & simple CRM that helps you close deals faster.

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  20. Copper is a smart & simple CRM that helps you close deals faster.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    UM
    The most helpful thing with Copper for me is how easily and efficiently it works with my Gmail account.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Copper is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    More usable
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    #11
  21. Zendesk Sell

    (400)4.3 out of 5

    Zendesk Sell (formerly Base) is sales force automation software to enhance productivity, processes, and pipeline visibility for sales teams

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  22. Zendesk Sell (formerly Base) is sales force automation software to enhance productivity, processes, and pipeline visibility for sales teams

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    DP
    It is very user friendly and intuitive. I watch a 5 min tutorial online and I was able to figure out how to use it after that. I have been using different CRMs for years now, so I am sure that...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Zendesk Sell is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #12
    #12
  23. Agile CRM

    (277)4.1 out of 5

    Integrate marketing automation with CRM, social suite, telephony, and web analytics.

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  24. Integrate marketing automation with CRM, social suite, telephony, and web analytics.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    UI
    Agile crm is a easy platform to use, customizable and simple. Not as good as salesforce, but it does a good job as a crm tool.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Agile CRM is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    #13
    #13
  25. Freshworks CRM

    (880)4.6 out of 5

    Freshsales is a sales CRM built to help you stop juggling between multiple tools. It’s ideal for small businesses and refreshing for enterprises.

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  26. Freshsales is a sales CRM built to help you stop juggling between multiple tools. It’s ideal for small businesses and refreshing for enterprises.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    John N.
    JN
    I like the idea that I can package my solution with one vendor. Unfortunately, the packages get pricy if you need customizations. Was not able to build out our solution affordably. Meet staff in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Freshworks CRM is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #14
    #14
  27. Sugar Sell (formerly SugarCRM)

    (580)3.7 out of 5
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    Create extraordinary customer relationships with the world’s most intuitive and collaborative CRM — a four-time winner in the prestigious PCMag Readers’ Choice awards. Track and monitor activities, map each customer’s journey and automate as many workflows as you need to. Sugar Sell is lean, fast and integrates with anything.

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  28. Create extraordinary customer relationships with the world’s most intuitive and collaborative CRM — a four-time winner in the prestigious PCMag Readers’ Choice awards. Track and monitor activities, map each customer’s journey and automate as many workflows as you need to. Sugar Sell is lean, fast and integrates with anything.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    CF
    One of the best tools to manage your salesforce.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Sugar Sell (formerly SugarCRM) is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    Slower to reach roi
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    #15
  29. Act!

    (358)3.9 out of 5
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    Act! makes it easy for businesses to grow, delivering proven CRM and powerful Marketing Automation—the ultimate toolset. The Act! portfolio also includes Act! 365, purpose-built for Microsoft® Office 365 users looking for simple CRM with integrated email marketing. For over 30 years, Act! has been a pioneer in the small & midsized business software market and today offers the rich functionality, unparalleled flexibility, and exceptional value that enables a perfect fit for every customer.

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  30. Act! makes it easy for businesses to grow, delivering proven CRM and powerful Marketing Automation—the ultimate toolset. The Act! portfolio also includes Act! 365, purpose-built for Microsoft® Office 365 users looking for simple CRM with integrated email marketing. For over 30 years, Act! has been a pioneer in the small & midsized business software market and today offers the rich functionality, unparalleled flexibility, and exceptional value that enables a perfect fit for every customer.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    PB
    Contact, calendar and task list are integrated and seamless. I've used Salesforce, and ACT is just as useful to me. The extra features in Salesforce only benefited management.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Act! is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    #16
    #16
  31. Keap (formerly Infusionsoft)

    (1,051)4.1 out of 5
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    Small business CRM, e-commerce, email and social marketing solution all in one place

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  32. Small business CRM, e-commerce, email and social marketing solution all in one place

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    Casey B.
    CB
    I like the layout of the screen. Coming from Salesforce, this is a lot cleaner and simpler. I'm sure you can add and take stuff away if you need to but I have liked the simplicity for our use.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Keap (formerly Infusionsoft) is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Easier to do business with
    #17
    #17
  33. PipelineDeals

    (845)4.3 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    PipelineDeals is the first sales productivity platform to combine sales engagement and CRM in one simple app

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  34. PipelineDeals is the first sales productivity platform to combine sales engagement and CRM in one simple app

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    AH
    the frontpage client journey infographic. the ability to cc pipelinedeals and get the activity recorded

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, PipelineDeals is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #18
    #18
  35. Pipeliner CRM

    (378)4.7 out of 5
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    Pipeliner is a sales CRM Software for Windows & Mac. Manage your sales pipeline online or offline, from virtually any device.

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  36. Pipeliner is a sales CRM Software for Windows & Mac. Manage your sales pipeline online or offline, from virtually any device.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    AI
    The visual nature of the CRM enables even people with limited sales knowledge to use the CRM removing the need for long training and talent acquisition. The CRM is available at cheaper price which...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Pipeliner CRM is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #19
    #19
  37. Nutshell

    (454)4.2 out of 5

    Nutshell is CRM software that helps small-business sales reps win more deals.

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  38. Nutshell is CRM software that helps small-business sales reps win more deals.

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    BM
    The software is presented as "user first" unlike Salesforce. It's just plain easy for a user to use.

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Nutshell is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #20
    #20
  39. Oracle Siebel

    (373)3.4 out of 5

    Take advantage of significant cost savings and operational improvements when you run Siebel in the Oracle Cloud. Oracle offers the only no-compromise enterprise cloud platform for moving Siebel, its associated database systems, and ecosystem of apps to the cloud. Deploying Siebel on the Oracle Cloud comes with access to high-performance compute, Oracle RAC, and Exadata, ensuring the highest levels of performance and greatest availability for CRM applications.

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  40. Take advantage of significant cost savings and operational improvements when you run Siebel in the Oracle Cloud. Oracle offers the only no-compromise enterprise cloud platform for moving Siebel, its associated database systems, and ecosystem of apps to the cloud. Deploying Siebel on the Oracle Cloud comes with access to high-performance compute, Oracle RAC, and Exadata, ensuring the highest levels of performance and greatest availability for CRM applications.

    Categories in common with Salesforce Essentials:

    GI
    I can design, develop, market and support other CRM applications. I am also able to get automated salesforce data for my analysis

    Reviewers say compared to Salesforce Essentials, Oracle Siebel is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive