CRM software, like any other type of software, come in different shapes and sizes. This is not surprising: With so many CRM software and web-apps available on the market today, there are bound to be differences between them.
For many people, the key factor in deciding whether or not they will purchase a software is the price. This is especially true for smaller businesses as the latter often tend to believe that they can grow their business without a CRM. (If you are among those people, you might benefit from reading this article.)
So how expensive exactly are the best CRM for small businesses?
The truth is that it varies greatly from software to software—and person to person. What we consider to be “the best CRM software” might end up last on your personal list. Likewise, we might not think highly of your preferred software.
With that being said, there are several software that enjoy a more popular status than others. Generally speaking, big names such as Salesforce, PipeDrive and Infusionsoft are among them.
Of course, with quality always comes higher prices. Salesfore (while one of the best CRM out there) is also one of the most expensive. You can expect to pay at the very least $65/month for its basic professional plan and $300/month for its complete, unlimited plan.
Infusionsoft (another big player) charges even more:
Do we recommend those two CRM? Absolutely. But do we recommend them for everyone? Not at all.
Finding the perfect CRM for your business is not a simple feat. While deciding which one to go with, you have to take numerous factors into consideration… among them your budget.
Fortunately for you, there exist simpler CRM software that do the trick wonderfully well—and for less money. Yes, Salesforce and Infusionsoft are powerful software. But sometimes (especially when you are just starting out) too many features can prove to be overwhelming.
This is why we recommend PipeDrive (which starts at $9/month) and Clickhook to people looking for less expensive alternatives.
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