Features Comparison

CRM

Salesforce
Odoo Online
Leads Management
Leads Management
Leads Scoring
Deduplication
Sales Quotas
Leads Acquisition
Emails Integration
Contact Forms
Website Call-To-Action
Mass Import
Sales Pipeline
Opportunities Management
In-Pipeline Management 1
Pipeline by Expected Closing Dates
Log Calls
Scripts/Automated Next Actions
Relationships
Companies
Contacts
Photos in Contacts
Multiple Contacts per Company
Multiple Companies per Contact 2

Sales

Salesforce
Odoo Online
Quotations
Quotations
Pricelists
Quotation Templates
eSignature
Online Payment
Inline Negotiation
Multiple UoM
Sales Order
Sales Orders
Invoicing
Customer Portal
Shipper Integration (Cost+Tracking)
Subscriptions Management

Marketing

Salesforce
Odoo Online
Leads Generation
Mass Mailing
Web to Leads Capture
Leads Tracking (Visited Pages)
Leads Nurturing
Events
Surveys
Blogs

Reporting

Salesforce
Odoo Online
Reports
Activities Analysis
Pipeline Analysis
Sales Analysis
Invoice Analysis
Sales Forecasts
Commissions & Targets
Recurring Business1
Report Engine
Dynamic Graphs
Dynamic Pivot Table
Customizable Dashboard

Productivity & Usability

Salesforce
Odoo Online
Productivity
VOIP Integration
Calendar Integration
Realtime Chat
Ability to Add Fields
Drag and Drop Fields
Social Network Integration
Emails
Email Integration
Email Templates
Users Satisfaction
Brand Visibility1
Usability
Full Web Interface
Mobile App 2
Android Offline App
iPhone Offline App
Multi-language
Interfaces
API
Apps Store 1,000 Apps 7,300 Apps 3

User Interface

When it comes to efficiency and end-user satisfaction, fine-tuned usability is one of the most important factors in any software platform. In order to provide a strong value proposition, a CRM solution must take into account the needs and goals of its users in order to actively help them achieve their objectives. The user interface supports the overall product design in deciphering human factors such as preferences, habits, and learned skills in order to effectively serve the intended purpose of the software as it relates to the businesses that utilize it. A strongly functional design is critical in providing a positive user experience.

Usability is qualitatively measured as a software’s ability to anticipate what a user might need to do. This includes ensuring that all of the elements in the interface are easy to access, understand, and use. Well designed software will provide usability that helps the users feel comfortable with the system and obtaining their unique desired results. It will help users perform actions quickly and become more efficient in their day to day tasks. Best practices also suggest having a simple interface with consistency (common elements) and a page layout based on hierarchical importance and flow.

Ratings

Salesforce
Odoo Online
Subjective Ratings
Navigation and Search
Opportunities Pipeline
Mobile App
Reports Flexibility
Speed/Page Reloads1
User Satisfaction
Ratings on g2Crowd 4.1 / 5 4.6 / 5
Ratings on GetApp 3.9 / 5 5.0 / 5
Ratings on Capterra 4.5 / 5 5.0 / 5

The next section includes screenshots to help you compare the user interface, both in the list and form view, for each software in the comparison.

User Interface - Salesforce

Salesforce - Kanban View

Opportunities - Kanban View

Salesforce - Form View

Opportunities - Form View

User Interface - Odoo

Odoo - Kanban View

Opportunities - Kanban View

Odoo - Kanban View

Opportunities - Form View

Pricing & Conditions

Pricing & Conditions

Salesforce
Odoo Online
MONTHLY PRICING $125/PER USER Free 1
Contract Duration Yearly n/a
Free Cloud Version
Free Trial
Free Updates
Upgrades to Future Versions
Hosting & Maintenance
Support 2

Market Trends

The following graph was created with the Explore tool on Google Trends. The color curves show the number of Google searches for the associated keywords 1. This metric shows the relative consumer interest in each software platform.

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Conclusion

Choosing and implementing a CRM solution is an important decision as well as a significant investment. It should be carefully considered with regards to your unique business needs and operations. If you are in the process of choosing a CRM solution, here are some points to consider before making your decision.

First, be sure to define your objectives. Examples of such objectives could be to get more leads, improve conversion rates, manage your sales teams, upsell to existing customers, etc. Secondly, what type of technology or support does your company prefer to work with? Do you prefer to maintain your software yourself via an on-premise server or utilize a cloud-hosted solution maintained by the software vendor? Additionally, what is your budget and internal competencies? On-premise solutions are preferred by large companies because they provide increased control of the platform and can assist in overcoming security concerns. Alternatively, online solutions are advisable for SME’s as the customization and costs (hosting, maintenance, implementation service, etc.) are usually minimal or even included in the base rate.

Once you have weighed the costs and benefits associated with these factors, your business can better analyze the potential solutions available on the market. When comparing the features of each solution, remember to consider the functional needs of the employees using the system in their daily operational tasks. Also, consider the business needs of decision makers in the organization; an optimal solution will support the efforts of all users.

Be sure to pay close attention to the usability of the system you choose. Simplicity contributes to a faster adoption of the software for users, and ultimately allows the salespeople in your organization to be more productive. In terms of usability, Pipedrive and Odoo allow for more advanced features to be learned and adopted quickly compared to the rest of the solutions on the market. Most CRM solutions offer a free trial, so it’s easy for businesses to test independently in just a few minutes.

As many CRM experts have mentioned, the future is mobile with integrated solutions supporting multi-channel sales and efficient communication. A mobile tool allows your employees to react quickly to customer requests while an integrated tool can seriously save time, empower users to operate more efficiently, and help maintain a clean, unified database.

Lastly, don’t forget to look at the big picture. If a company’s long-term goal is to grow its sales volume, the best approach to choosing a CRM solution is to start with a solution that can follow that growth over time. To accomplish this, a flexible solution with robust features that can offer tools which work in tandem with the CRM to manage the business would be the ideal choice for a scaleable and cost-effective solution.