Salesforce Alternative CRM Sales Management Software

Are you looking for a Salesforce alternative? So were we, once.

While Salesforce is often considered one of the best CRM software on the market (and for a reason), some people believe it to be a bit more complicated than necessary. If you are among those people, we would like to introduce you to a relatively new CRM that seems to take the meaning of “flexibility” to a whole new level: Clickhook (

Editors note: ClickHook has recently updated their website and their lead management tool.  They are now doing a “hands-on” approach whereby they provide BOTH lead generation and lead management services.  If you are interested in just the lead management software then you need to contact them on their website.

Here’s the thing: While many of us like customization and CRM software with lots and lots of features, some people among us prefer to rely on software that are both easy to use and efficient at the same time. Clickhook does the trick wonderfully well. With an emphasis on simplicity, this Canadian software is able to pack everything that a small business needs into an app that can be controlled without you ever needing to access the app itself.

No, you did not read that wrong. With the help of email integration, Clickhook lets users control absolutely everything by email. And by everything, we say everything.

Don’t believe us? Check out this video below, it does a great job of explaining what you need to know:

Update November 25, 2014: ClickHook has totally revamped their CRM software to focus specifically on lead management.  You are able to integrate all the forms on your website easily so that leads automatically go to any work-flow you have setup.  You are able to create unlimited work-flows with custom stages… this allows you to setup work-flows for various lead sources.  They also offer full, seamless integration with gmail (Google apps for business email).  If you are looking for a powerful way to handle your leads and have marketing automation then you should check out ClickHook (you’ll have to contact them through their website).

Even though this video below shows a cool way to use ClickHook’s unique email with gmail integration you no longer need to do this!

Why would a small business need anything else?

Certainly, Salesforce is a powerful software. But why settle for a software that is powerful and complicated when you can have one that is powerful and simple? If you are comfortable with Salesforce, then good for you. Chances are that you probably don’t need a different CRM software at this point. But if you aren’t, then Clickhook is a wonderful alternative that we think might benefit you greatly. After all, simplicity is key.