5 Cheap & Simple CRM Tools Designed To Help On-The-Go Entrepreneurs Succeed
Greg Roth July 16, 2015

According to the US Census, over half a million Americans start their own business each month. If you are one of them, congratulations! Hats off to you for taking a risk and being an entrepreneur–you’re what makes this country great. Now it’s time get to work.

First on the agenda might be picking a company name, a new logo, website, business cards, business phone number, etc., but make no mistake, you need a CRM. Starting off with a CRM system in place will keep you organized and set your business up for success.

Here are 5 affordable CRM solutions simple enough to get up in minutes, yet powerful enough to grow with your business:

 

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1. AffinityLive

What Is It?

AffinityLive CRM helps you keep track of all client interactions in real time, while offering a Gmail Gadget so you can keep on top of specific mail. The Calendar and address book are sync’d, so information stays current. A Task and Reminder tool allows you to keep appointments on time.

How Much Does It Cost?

AffinityLive offers a FREE 14 day trial period. After that, it’s $16 for basic or $34 for premium, per user, per month and billed annually.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Google Gadget keeps you up with emails.
  • Real time news feed provides instant access to client interactions.
  • Calendar and Address book are sync’d and current.

 

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2. ProsperWorks

What Is It?

ProsperWorks provides you with automated customer research, providing information regarding your customers and prospects, also compiling statistical research to create leads. It’s integrated completely with Google, letting you use your suite of Google Apps for marketing and business accounting. Visual Pipeline management and reports and analytics is easy to use.

How Much Does It Cost?

ProsperWorks offers a 14 day FREE trial, then is $19 per month, per user. This price provides the most advanced, only available version of it.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Seamlessly toggle from mobile version to desktop.
  • Easy to Use Visual Pipeline management and Reports.
  • Automated Research.
  • Fully integrates the full suite of Google apps.

 

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3. Telenotes

What Is It?

Telenotes offers a CRM system that allows the user to dictate customer sales reports and information orally, eliminating the time consumed by administrative typing. It works seamlessly with phone sales, allowing a customer call to be dictated and transcribed in a fraction of the time some other CRMs might require.

How Much Does It Cost?

Telenotes offers a free consultation for business professionals who are interested in installing the system. Pricing may vary depending on your business needs and size.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Integrates phone service and customer records.
  • Provides dictation service, automatically transcribing notes within 12 hours.
  • Allows users and managers access to transcribed records, reducing workload.

 

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4. SOFFRONT CRM

What Is It?

SOFFRONT CRM offers 4 versions of the system, depending on your needs and company size. The online version for small business and startups provides you with targeted newsletters and emails, automated marketing tools and reactive customer profiling. You also have tools to monitor sales and marketing performance in real time.

How Much Does It Cost?

SOFFRONT CRM online version is $20, $40 or $60 depending on your needs. Setup and training can run $199, $399 or $599 for various services.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Automated tools allow reactive customer profiling and generate better leads.
  • Various versions target specific company needs.
  • Targeted marketing tools provide customer specific emails and newsletters. 

 

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5. You Don’t Need A CRM!

What Is It?

You Don’t Need A CRM! is based on the concept that your sales are always generated from leads. It runs directly from your browser providing sharing and collaboration. You can copy and paste information from spreadsheets and business cards, integrate Google apps and monitor your pipeline on mobile or desktop.

How Much Does It Cost?

You Don’t Need A CRM! offers a FREE 15 day trial period. After that, it’s just $19 per month, plus $7 for each additional user.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Browser based so it’s easy to use.
  • Generating leads is the primary purpose.
  • Mobile accessible and user friendly.
  • Provides opportunity for team sharing and collaboration.

 

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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.