10 Super Simple CRMs Priced & Designed for Small Teams & Solopreneurs
Greg Roth August 12, 2015

You’re name is Joe. Congratulations Joe, you’ve started your own company. You’re a one person sales team, customer support team, and hr/accounting/billing/IT department. You’re a solopreneur–and you wear a lot of hats.

Fun fact: There are 22 million solopreneurs in the U.S.

You need sales, so you create a spreadsheet with family and friends to contact. You ask yourself: “Do I need a CRM system?” You think: “I don’t have time and money is tight.”

You start networking and develop a pipeline of leads, sales and customers. Your book of business grows and so does your spreadsheet.

You hire your brother, Jim. On his first day he incorrectly saves your spreadsheet. You start missing opportunities to convert leads and up-sell customers.  You think: “Okay, I need a CRM system.”

Jim’s not good with Excel, but he’s a mean Googler. After a bit of research he sends you a list of CRMs perfect for your budget. Business improves. You give Jim a raise.

Here’s Jim’s CRM list:

 

albertcrm

1. AlbertCRM

What Is It?

AlbertCRM is your customer relationship management system when you know what you’re doing and understand what your need. You are a successful, accomplished business person who doesn’t have time for bells and whistles. AlbertCRM is lean and mean, stripped down to the features you need to get more customers fast.

How Much Does It Cost?

AlbertCRM basic plan is FREE FOREVER! Just $7 per month gets you an Expanded plan

Why It’s Awesome:

  • User friendly for knowledgeable business professionals
  • Manages customer relationships, marketing and pipelines
  • Efficient and fast with no unnecessary additions
  • Free version and Expanded is available

 

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2. BASE

What Is It?

Base is your management tool for your sales pipeline. Base helps you track sales, keep track of sales and quotas and manage your teams, no matter where they are. It provides an easy to use drop-down interface for maximum control, while allowing real-time interaction with team members, data and opportunities.

How Much Does It Cost?

BASE is FREE for a 14 day trial! After you check it out, plans start at just $25, $75 and $125, depending on your needs.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Manages your teams or people in real time
  • Drop down interface for better collaboration and management
  • Tracks sales quotas in real time

 

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3. WORK (etc)

What Is It?

WORK (etc) is the definitive virtual work Cloud. It powers collaboration between you, your customers and your teams. It provides a platform to sell, deliver and maintain customer support. It makes teamwork and data sharing instantaneous wherever those teams are, eliminating the need for billing systems and other management tools.

How Much Does It Cost?

WORK (etc) is FREE for a 14 day trial. Plans start at just $78, $195 and $395, depending on your business size, growth and needs.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Provides Platform for sales and customer support
  • Collaboration between teams and team members
  • Manages billing, ordering and paperwork
  • Keeps you, your team and the customer in real-time contact

 

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4. Hatchbuck

What Is It?

hatchbuck is sales and marketing made simple. This is your management tool that allows you to drag and drop from social media, blogs and websites. It helps track your pipeline, send targeted marketing and provides a wide range of media tools to make your marketing successful. hatchbuck even measures success.

How Much Does It Cost?

hatchbuck is priced at $99, $199 or $299 per month depending on your business size and needs. Month to month or semi-annual billing is available.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Drag and drop from social media, website or blog
  • Makes marketing personal with imported information
  • Tracks your sales and marketing pipeline
  • Tracks your marketing success

 

netsuite

5. NETSUITE CRM+

What Is It?

NETSUITE CRM+ can be your entire business in the Cloud. It delivers customer support and marketing automation that instantly delivers quotes, manages orders, sales, integrated ECommerce and sales forecasting. It manages the life-cycle of your customer relationship, from leads to after service customer contacts with a 360 degree view.

How Much Does It Cost?

NETSUITE CRM+ is part of the NETSUITE system. Pricing may vary depending on your business needs and how you choose to use the platform suite.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Manages entire business in one place
  • Eliminates entire paperwork departments
  • Markets, manages sales and follows up
  • Is complete sales and marketing tool in the Cloud

 

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6. PipelineDeals

What Is It?

PipelineDeals makes your sales pipeline pop onscreen. It give you easy to manage data, provides a daily snapshot and lets you micro manage every deal the way you want. It even provides real time status updates and information for each deal, making your life easier and your business more successful.

How Much Does It Cost?

PipelineDeals is priced at $21.60 per month, paid annually for Standard plan, but also offered at $43.20 per month, paid annually for the Accelerator plan.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Easy to read 3D charts in sales dashboard
  • Daily Pipeline Snapshot
  • Everything about your deals in one place
  • You can view real-time deal status updates

 

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7. Zoho CRM

What Is It?

Zoho CRM allows you to capture leads directly from clicks. It lets you prioritize your agenda so you can manage what you know is most important. This CRM allows you to decipher trends and use that information to market to the right customer, tracking your customers’ footprints in real time.

How Much Does It Cost?

Zoho is FREE for a 15 day trial. Monthly pricing is set at $12, $20 and $35, billed annually and based on your business needs.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Tracks customers’ footprints
  • Prioritize your agenda
  • Capture trends in real time
  • Track and measure marketing campaigns
  • Tracking tool gives comprehensive 3D view in real time

 

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8. Insightly

What Is It?

Insightly is your all in one sales and marketing social platform. Contact management, address book and linking for direct relationships combines with tools for business management. You can view task and event reports with the dashboard, send mass emails, view tasks and milestones and connect with social media, all in one.

How Much Does It Cost?

Insightly is FREE for up to two users. There are also plans available ranging from $12, $29, $49 and $99 per month billed annually.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Free for up to two users
  • Dashboard allows quick access to statistics
  • Mass emailing made simple
  • Integrates with email, Google Apps, Office 365 and more

 

close.io

9. Close.io

What Is It?

Close.io is the marketing tool you need for making all the calls you can possible make. One click calling makes it simple and easy, while paperless tracking keeps all your statistics and information safe and sound seamlessly for review. The data you require is onscreen when you answer the phone.

How Much Does It Cost?

Close.io is FREE for a 14 day trial. After that, pricing ranges from $59, $99, $149 and $299 billed annually, based on your business needs.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • One click technology allows quick access to customers
  • Customer information is stored and available immediately onscreen
  • Calls and statistics are stored and archived for review

 

bullhorn

10. BULLHORN

What Is It?

BULLHORN CRM offers a customer relationship management program called PULSE, which mines information from email activity to determine the strength of customer relationships. Along with activity tracking, sales automation and a handy mobile CRM, BULLHORN integrates all your technology into your business relationships, and all your customers into your business.

How Much Does It Cost?

BULLHORN CRM offers three different pricing categories, including Enterprise (most effective), Corporate and Team. Pricing will vary depending on your business size and individual needs.

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Offers a moblie CRM app
  • Utilizes PULSE for maximum customer relationship tracking and building
  • Automated sales and marketing tools
  • Business intelligence and reporting is easily accessible

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Greg Roth Marketing Strategist

Greg is the marketing strategist at UniTel Voice, the virtual phone system designed for running your own business. Find out how UniTel Voice can help you stay connected and sound more professional by visiting unitelvoice.com.