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Salesforce Sales Cloud Pricing

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4.0

/5

18.3K

Price starts from

25

/user

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Basic sales and marketing for up to 5 users
$25
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Complete CRM for any size team
$75
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Deeply customizable CRM for your business
$150
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Unlimited CRM power and support
$300
/user/month*
(billed annually)

What users say

The cloud based architecture makes it easily accessible and the deployment work like a charm. It very cost effective and intuitive.
It is amazing what you can get and do with the free version of Salesforce. I do fundraising consultant and for small non-profits on a tight budget this is my top recommendation.

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Sarah H.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Salesforce - Marketing & Lead Gen

Reviewed 4 years ago

We are using Salesforce to streamline new business leads and nurture leads into actual sales. We are able to analyze, vet, engage, and track the progress of the new leads we receive from our Facebook lead gen ads. Salesforce integrates directly into Facebook's Business Manager and automatically imports new leads in real-time. We are also able to see the cost per lead acquired and other rich insights from our Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns that get directly populated into our dash.

Pros

Salesforce is one of the most powerful and sophisticated CRMs available. The onboarding process and demos with the reps were exceptionally helpful. The reps really took time to understand our CRM needs, our workflow process, and how we can best utilize/adopt Salesforce into our new business department to grow revenue and track progress. The tool is completely customizable and has very advanced marketing integrations within the cloud. The ability to track leads and history (who followed up and when) and add notes and assign leads to specific people makes the entire workflow so much more efficient. It's worth the price tag if you take advantages of the features.

Cons

We wish the marketing cloud add on wasn't so expensive. There are many tools available that offer the same features such as Sprout Social and Hubspot. However, the price was a little steep for the $6,000. I also wish pricing was a bit more transparent. The discounts and contract lengths have been very inconsistent in our experience.

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Audrey H.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The robust and efficient database facilitates contact with customers

Reviewed 9 months ago

I really appreciate how flexible the system is, as each of our business segments has very specific needs. By deploying our Salesforce administrators and developers on every project, we can provide value to every sales team.

Pros

The dashboard is my favorite part of Salesforce Sales Cloud. Its cheery hue helped us forget about the quotas we were supposed to meet. I can also attest to its ease of usage. I was concerned that there would be a lot of fields to fill out, but the system's auto-population feature quickly put my mind at ease.

Cons

I wouldn't call it a complaint because every system has its quirks, but Salesforce's slow performance is occasionally frustrating. Given the limitations of our network and the sheer quantity of people using the internet, I suppose it is to be expected.

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Brent W P.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Greats software for CRM but expensive and hard to impliment

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience was frustrating and the lack of support only clouded the quality of the product. When we ask for support we were told we had to go to a third party to get any help on our implementation. This was not clearly communicated when we were sold the software.

Pros

Saleforce is the standard for the industry and has a price tag to match. When we implements Sales force we had 2 sales people and 6 PM’s that used it. The customization and automation where fantastic features and of great benefit. The sales to customer success migration was also a valuable feature for us.

Cons

The software was expensive and the sales person made licensing sales complicated and confusing. Once we were sold on the software our sales person disappeared and we had another rep who basically said deal with what you have. We wanted to change our model around but at the time Salesforce did not let us do this. We let the license expire and moved to another product

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Pragnesh P.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Salesforce Sales Cloud to manage customer support

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall, the experience of using Salesforce Sales Cloud is positive. We have been using it for some time now and always learning new and powerful features it offers that could increase efficiency of our operations. It is expensive but does come with its benefits.

Pros

History tracking and status updates alongside security feature of Salesforce Sales Cloud. History tracking enables to continue the work when key people are out of office and status updates helps to track any execution gaps. From customer side, as their activities are not visible to other due to secure access, they are relived.

Cons

Pricing is too high and the developers are also expensive. To roll out any new feature, a lot of testing needs to happen before it goes to production.

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Ryan H.

Broadcast Media, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Must have PhD to Operate

Reviewed 4 years ago

In general, I am satisfied. I am able to hold my contacts and all of their information securely and access them with ease. Outside of simple features and regular access, Salesforce can and will be very frustrating to the average or even above average computer user.

Pros

Salesforce is EXTREMELY customizable with more features and possibilities than any single company could ever dream of utilizing. It does very well as a name brand CRM system because of this very reason but companies must be well aware that utilizing these features will come at a heavy monetary cost.

Cons

Branching off what I liked about Salesforce, there is also a dark side to endless features and customization; there are so many options and features it's nearly or absolutely impossible to teach yourself how to set up and use Salesforce for your company without taking professional lessons or hiring someone from Salesforce to do this for you.

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Computer Networking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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All your sales and marketing needs under one umbrella

Reviewed 2 years ago

Brought in a lot of clarity in forecasting sales and lead volumes Made data storing organized. It is our one-stop-shop for all sales and marketing-related information

Pros

Helps maintain account and lead level data connected (hyperlinked) Easy storage of every information at all stages of the sales funnel Intuitive reporting and dashboard

Cons

High price Complicated implementation Customer support is not as great as HubSpot

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Jay H.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Save your time and money!

Reviewed 4 years ago

We signed a Salesforce contract for Lightening Cloud Enterprise edition at $1500 per seat almost three years ago. We get SOME value out of it. However it is like being a non-pilot and being plunked into the cockpit of a 747. Yikes. Seriously. And we have consistent duplicate contact issues that SF wants to charge us to fix. Really? The sales person who sold us Enterprise laughed all the way to cash...

Pros

Salesforce has good functionality (if your team has a developer or VERY tech savvy person). Salesforce Pardot - nothing.

Cons

Salesforce is a legacy platform: EXPENSIVE, complicated, not easy to learn or fully leverage. Pardot same - it requires a developer or "Salesforce Pardot Partner" to actually create (more properly code) your campaigns.

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Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Salesforce is your one-stop shop for all your sales and marketing needs

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a cloud-based CRM solution One of the greatest CRM systems available today is Salesforce CRM, and it truly is the best. An application designed to help with service management, marketing, or sales. Everything we do revolves around that. Previously, we've used various applications to provide our customers and accounts with a complete picture. Because of this, the manner we conduct business with our customers has changed. We can easily track and send out orders to our consumers because it's so simple! My favorite feature is how simple it is to use and how many devices it can connect to at once. It is used by many people to obtain training and education from several sources. It records everything that happens around it.

Pros

Salesforce CRM is one of the top customer management systems in the world right now. Because it reduces the amount of labor our employees must complete, this platform ultimately benefits our company's efficiency. This platform appeals to me due to its ease of use and appealing user interface. To make it even easier to use, personalizing this platform is a crucial part of the process. The slick dashboard...

Cons

- If Salesforce isn't used effectively, it can hurt a company's growth and development. This isn't a usability issue, but I believe that Salesforce should consult with all its customers about the unique units they require and make the system more extensible as the company expands. - More thought and planning are needed to make announcing more natural, as well as to value the equipment. If the dashboards were simpler to read, the interface would be more intuitive. Additional features, such as the ability to alter reports, would be welcome. The customer who made the record may no longer be with us. You can't make modifications to a record if the record owner is changed by an administrator.

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Management Consulting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Our company has been using Salesforce for around 2 years now and I can say it served our needs well.

Reviewed 6 years ago

It keeps good track of our candidates and clients discussions over a period of time which helps us get back from where the last conversation had ended. A good account information as well with 360-view of information. Tools operate much of some famous social networking sites and could be considered as an easy-navigating platform.

Pros

A platform that offers sales management, customer service, marketing automation and partner relationship management. It is a c cloud-based CRM solution, Salesforce gives you anywhere, anytime, access to your business data, even from mobile devices. This platform helped us streamline our process and logged our conversation with each of our clients/candidates keeping track of the discussion history and...

Cons

The complexity of its features sometimes are not being exhausted/maximized by small-scale businesses and could get overwhelming at times. Pricing may be a bit high for a small company especially if they want something that is more customizable. For our team, it took us a while to navigate the platform fully and think of was on how to customize the platform based on our needs. Knowing what is already available for us and what can be considered for the future is something that we get to deep dive over the course of months and a lot of collaboration and dicussion with the team. Reporting issues might be a bit hard in terms of knowing who is responsbile for certain technical glitch if its Salesforce folks themselves or some app that links to it.

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Joannie M.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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It's the most popular CRM for a reason!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Overall after five years of usage we are very satisfied with Salesforce. We were able to automate most business processes; our employees can now focus on their job, not on data entry. Our database is robust, fully integrated, and used by most departments, from marketing to customer success to finance. Problems are quickly fixed and easy to report, support is knowledgeable, and the community is awesome.

Pros

Salesforce is the #1 CRM for a reason: it's robust, highly customizable, integrates with a million other software and apps, and there's just about a product for every customer's use case. In the five years we've used it, we've gone from a very basic, low-users (sales only) plan to an Enterprise plan used by every but one of our company's departments. It's absolutely core to our business.One of the...

Cons

As with all software-as-a-service models, Salesforce can become pricey, fast. Every time you want to add a new add-on, price is calculated per user. Some of them allow for a limited number of licenses so you don't have to buy one for every user; other modules force you to pay for all users, no matter if they'll use it or not. Even for some third party add-ons, you have to purchase both a subscription to whatever software you want to use, plus pay a fee to integrate with Salesforce. They become more flexible with pricing at the end of their fiscal year, but they're quite rigid otherwise, and forget about ever diminishing your number of user licenses!

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Scott W.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Salesforce doesn't lack the power, but suffers in process flow and visuals

Reviewed 4 years ago

Interactions with Support at the time were forced. In terms of Ease of use: I believe the tool was fairly simple to follow when used consistently. The lead and contact managment elements of the tool were very strong and nuanced. From generating new leads, connecting them to an email campaign, nurturing the leads to the next stages of the cycle and then converting the leads into customers. For us, selling software, converting them to clients and then using Salesforce to track the implementation and consulting component was crucial. Salesforce did a wonderful job and reducing duplication. I definitely was able to handle more volume of prospects with Salesforce and direct my attention and activities to the highest value. And that is the point of the Sales side of a CRM.

Pros

Salesforce is a fantastic option for larger businesses that need powerful sales and service functionality within an integrated environment. I was just one team member of many, but I believe the tracking ability of a robust pipeline of prospects and the tools available to capture, recall, execute and update records through an elongated sales process allowed me to be more effective and efficient with my client time. Salesforce brags on its sales, marketing, and analytics toolset and in general these did not disappoint. The drill-down capabilities from the analytics dashboards were useful. Also, the ability to tie your email correspondence with prospects to quickly recall your last interaction was critical.

Cons

The internal tools for messaging and communication appeared archaic to me and almost always circumvented in favor of our own favorited instant messaging and posting platforms. The design of the data input screens was oddly spaced and placed. It wasn't the best flow when capturing info. However, admittedly, the platform allowed for great automation in the workflow and setup of custom fields. I don't believe my company spent the time evaluating the best use of the tool. And so my advice is to get a good definition of your processes and standards so that you can utilize Salesforce to the fullest.

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Dr. Shifa M.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Amazing Experience

Reviewed 9 days ago

Our experience with Salesforce Sales Cloud has been overwhelmingly positive. The platform has transformed the way we manage our sales operations, providing us with a comprehensive set of tools to streamline processes, improve productivity, and drive revenue growth.

Pros

Salesforce Sales Cloud is a robust CRM platform that has greatly improved our sales operations. The lead and opportunity management features have helped us organize and track our sales pipeline effectively. The ability to manage contacts and accounts in one place has streamlined our customer interactions.

Cons

While Salesforce Sales Cloud is a powerful CRM platform, there are some potential drawbacks to consider: 1. **Cost:** Salesforce can be expensive, especially for small businesses or startups. The pricing structure can be complex, with additional costs for add-on features, customization, and user licenses. 2. **Complexity:** The platform can be complex and overwhelming, especially for users who are...

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Jessica M.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Excellent product, steep learning curve

Reviewed 2 months ago

Reflecting on my overall experience with Salesforce Sales Cloud, it's a platform that offers a potent combination of versatility, power, and depth, capable of transforming sales processes and boosting team performance. Despite its complexities and the initial investment required to get the most out of it, the benefits it delivers in terms of customer relationship management, sales automation, and actionable insights are undeniable. It's a comprehensive solution that supports businesses in not just meeting but exceeding their sales targets. For companies ready to make the leap, Salesforce Sales Cloud is a tool that scales with your growth, providing a solid foundation for managing customer interactions and driving sales success.

Pros

What truly sets Salesforce Sales Cloud apart for me is its unparalleled customizability and integration capabilities. The platform's flexibility allows businesses to tailor it to their specific needs, ensuring that it can evolve alongside the company. With its vast ecosystem of applications available through the Salesforce AppExchange, the ability to integrate with other tools and systems is virtually limitless. This ecosystem empowers businesses to create a fully integrated sales process, enhancing efficiency and productivity. The platform's robust analytics and reporting tools have also been a game-changer, providing deep insights into sales metrics and customer data, which in turn drive informed decision-making and strategy refinement.

Cons

On the flip side, Salesforce Sales Cloud's steep learning curve and complexity can be its Achilles' heel, particularly for smaller teams or businesses without a dedicated Salesforce administrator. The very features that make it so powerful—its vast customizability and extensive functionalities—can also make it daunting for new users to navigate and master. Additionally, the cost can be prohibitive for smaller businesses, with pricing that can quickly escalate as additional features and customizations are added. It requires a significant investment, not just in terms of money, but also time and resources to truly leverage its full potential.

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Rafael P.

Hospitality, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great tool for different type and size of businesses

Reviewed 2 months ago

My overall experience was positive. You can always find solutions to your business needs even if you developed or if you need a third party tool from the App exchange. The integrations have a wide range of options and the development is not that expensive compared with other tools.

Pros

The ability to set up the required processes and automations adapted to the size of your business, with a flexible platform that can grow with you in pricing and coming from the most simple set up to start to get a complexity of a mid size and enterprise business. Count with a massive amount of partners that helps in the set-up with multiple prices and the fact that you can get a team inhouse that can help to mantain and develop on Salesforce with some training.

Cons

Maybe, the fact that the customer success sometimes do not responded on time to issues. The commercials are a bit aggressive when negotiating the renewals. The Salesforce ecosystem pricing push hard other tools that are better connected but the value for money is complex to be justified.

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Melinda B.

Public Relations and Communications, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Seamless CRM Solution for Streamlined Operations

Reviewed 4 months ago

Finding the right CRM solution to efficiently manage our customer relationships and streamline operations has been paramount. The customer support provided by Salesforce has also been exemplary. Their Premier Success plan includes a responsive support team is always available to address any queries or concerns promptly, ensuring uninterrupted operations and a seamless user experience.

Pros

One of the most commendable aspects of Salesforce CRM is its user-friendly interface, which made the transition smooth for our team. The easy to digest layout and customizable features allowed us to tailor the CRM to fit our specific needs without overwhelming complexity. This adaptability ensured that every team member could seamlessly integrate Salesforce into their daily workflow, enhancing productivity across the board.

Cons

While Salesforce CRM offers a comprehensive suite of features and benefits, one notable drawback is its cost. For small or budget-conscious businesses, the expense associated with Salesforce's subscription plans and additional add-ons may pose a significant financial challenges. As businesses scale and require more advanced features or additional user licenses, the cost of maintaining Salesforce CRM can escalate rapidly.

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Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Robust Customization Meets Steep Learning Curve

Reviewed 6 months ago

Salesforce Sales Cloud has proven to be a robust and comprehensive platform, offering a wide array of customization options that cater to varying business needs. The ability to tailor the platform, coupled with a rich set of features, significantly enhances relationship management with clients, prospects, and partners. However, the steep learning curve and complexity of the platform can pose challenges,...

Pros

Salesforce Sales Cloud is highly praised for its robust customization and configuration capabilities, allowing users to tailor the platform to meet their specific operational needs, which is invaluable for managing various relationships including those with prospects, clients, and partners. Another strong suit is the provision of learning resources through Trailhead, a free learning platform that facilitates...

Cons

Salesforce Sales Cloud, despite its extensive capabilities, presents a steep learning curve, particularly for new users, necessitating time and training for proficient usage​​. The platform's complexity, while beneficial for customization, can be overwhelming especially for small companies, posing a challenge for those with limited technical expertise​​. Additionally, the cost factor is a notable concern among users, as the pricing might be substantial, potentially forming a barrier for smaller organizations or those with tighter budgets​​​​. Moreover, some users have pointed out minor technical issues, like the challenge of sorting line items in a quote, indicating room for improvement in certain functional aspects​​.

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Catherine M.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Salesforce helps us bring potential customers together in one convenient place

Reviewed 10 months ago

Salesforce's Sales Cloud integrates my sales. If a customer needs more time to think about whether or not to purchase our services, I can save time by returning to the previous order I put in Salesforce Sales Cloud rather than creating a new opportunity.

Pros

I like that it can help us get our sales department more organized, that it's easy to use, and that I can save all of my leads in one place. Furthermore, because to Salesforce's popularity and scale, virtually every other tool or piece of software exists or is in the process of developing an integration with Salesforce.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve associated with using Salesforce Sales Cloud, as it is not intuitive to novice users. Salesforce Sales Cloud's pricing structure may be out of reach for startups and other small organizations.

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Shane H.

Accounting, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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"Boosting Sales and Efficiency with Salesforce Sales Cloud: A Comprehensive Review"

Reviewed a year ago

Salesforce Sales Cloud is a popular customer relationship management (CRM) software that helps businesses manage their sales processes, streamline their operations, and improve their customer relationships. Overall, the experience with Salesforce Sales Cloud can be positive, with many users reporting increased productivity, better customer insights, and higher sales revenue.One of the key benefits...

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Salesforce Sales Cloud is a popular customer relationship management (CRM) software used by businesses worldwide. Here are some of the most liked things about Salesforce Sales Cloud:User-friendly interface: The software has a clean and intuitive interface that makes it easy for users to navigate and find what they need quickly.Customizable dashboards: Salesforce Sales Cloud allows users to create customized...

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While Salesforce Sales Cloud is a widely used and highly rated CRM software, there are some aspects that users may find frustrating or dislike. Here are some of the most commonly reported complaints:Steep learning curve: The software can be complex and challenging to learn, particularly for users who are new to CRM or have limited technical expertise.Price: Salesforce Sales Cloud can be expensive,...

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Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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"Salesforce Sales Cloud: the best sales management tool"

Reviewed a year ago

Salesforce Sales Cloud has helped us solve several problems in our business. Before using the platform, we had difficulty tracking leads and sales opportunities, as well as identifying growth opportunities in our existing customer base. Salesforce Sales Cloud has helped us solve these problems by providing a comprehensive, integrated sales management solution that allows us to easily track leads, opportunities,...

Pros

Intuitive and easy-to-use user interfaceWide range of sales management features, including contact management, opportunity management, lead management and sales forecastingCustomisation of the interface to suit the needs of the businessSeamless integration with other applications and services, including marketing automation toolsReal-time tracking of sales performance and targetsComprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) with integrated customer service and marketing capabilitiesAccess to quality customer support, with online training and documentation resources available

Cons

High cost of the solution, which may not be affordable for small businesses or businesses with low budgetsNeed for customisation and configuration to meet business needs, which can be time-consuming and require technical skillsComplexity of the platform, which may require training and expertise for optimal useLimitations in customising reports and dashboardsSome advanced features are only available in the more expensive editions of Salesforce Sales Cloud.

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Boyd P.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Salesforce: The Expensive Customizable CRM/Platform

Reviewed a year ago

We use Salesforce both as a CRM internally and also a platform to release our web-based software. It's a solid CRM and a solid platform, but it does have some major limitations that really cause us to question our decision to go with Salesforce. The first is the lack of a native backup solution. Salesforce instead asks you to work with third-party backup solutions which are incredibly expensive. If...

Pros

Extremely customizable and extensibleEasy to build custom objects, fields, relationships between objects, etc.No-code Flows offer an ability to automate your system without resorting to Apex codeAppExchange offers multiple tools to expand your org's usability and integrate with other web-based applicationsMassive infrastructure and widespread adoption increases ability to interact with other web-based applicationsLarge 24/7 support teamPermissions are very granularStrong API support with capability to update org metadata using VS Code and other toolsHIPAA/HITECH/SOC certified

Cons

No native backup solution (and if you ever need to restore, good luck!)Very expensiveComplicated licensing and versions (Standard, Enterprise, Unlimited, etc.)Permissions are endlessly complex to configure and maintainEndlessly complex to maintain (private vs public list views, related lists, page layouts, lightning layouts, sharing settings, Flows, reports, dashboards, etc.)Salesforce make changes on a quarterly cycle which can impact your business processesInconsistent platform behaviors (Classic vs Lightning)Limitations can be incredibly frustrating, often with no workaroundsNot an ideal solution for small companies

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Jamie C.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Business Essential for Success

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Salesforce Sales Cloud product is an essential part of our day-to-day operations. Not only is it incredibly intuitive, but it also has so many options for customization to our business. I find that if I think of it, I can build it with Sales Cloud. There is always support if we run into any technical issues and training materials to aid in our implementation and learning processes. Overall, it's a great value for the money, especially when one considers that you can pay per license and pay significantly less than other products.

Cons

Sometimes, we could get so impressed with what Sales Cloud could accomplish that we would get carried away and over build what could have been a simple solution. It's important to understand your business thoroughly and get familiar with the tools so as not to overbuild.

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Sam W.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best CRM in the world but comes at a price

Reviewed 2 years ago

Even though it's super expensive and you often need bolt-ons (paid or not) to do things that you think should be standard functionality, the fact it's so customisable and easy to use makes those additional headaches and annoyances go away.

Pros

Sales Cloud is immensely customisable. Out of the box it has solid features but the ease at which someone can learn how to customise the system, all the way to building custom objects and flows is incredibly valuable. It's super easy to use as well

Cons

It has some really daft issues, like sorting line items in a Quote needs a free appexchange program and even that's unreliable (with some users seeing different ordering). It also has very limited Quote template customisation, so you're pretty much forced to pay for a plugin like Conga Composer. It's very expensive and although there's lots of bolt-ons, it's all at increased cost.

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Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Salesforce: 800 pound CRM Gorilla

Reviewed 2 years ago

With the popularity and pervasiveness of Salesforce, it probably deserves a spot on most people’s shortlists. Its longevity and interoperability with many other line-of-business systems make Salesforce a solid candidate. However, I can think of many instances where an organization would be better served by a niche product such as DealCloud or HubSpot.

Pros

Salesforce is undoubtedly the 800-pound gorilla in the CRM realm. Investments into an ecosystem that is ubiquitous and ever expanding are usually calculated good bets. Salesforce itself offers many vertical and horizontal integrations, and there is no shortage of 3rd party products and service providers. Salesforce Trailhead, its online academy, offers extensive self-paced tutorials and courses at a very competitive price: FREE. So getting ramped up on Salesforce is relatively accessible.

Cons

Out of the box, Salesforce is more of a framework than a complete solution. Some level of configuration is necessary for all but the simplest implementations. While a well-planned implementation may fit like gloves, a mediocre one will hinder usability and user adoption. On top of its above-average licensing costs, the total of ownership tends to be the higher end.

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Avash K.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Full Fledged CRM for Every Business

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with Salesforce Sales Cloud has been exceptional. It's easy to implement, maintain and teach others to use it. The functions and flows are intuitive and easy to navigate once we get some experience. I highly recommend Salesforce Sales Cloud to every business as it can be used by businesses of any size.

Pros

While there is a bit of a learning curve - Salesforce has exceptionally good and intuitive flows we get used to it. Another thing I like very much about Salesforce Sales Cloud is its scalability. Any business size can use it and scale it as the business grows which is rare in other CRMs as most are dedicated to certain business sizes. It is also flexible and customizable. I have set it up for a few...

Cons

I don't think there is much to dislike about Salesforce Sales Cloud - I think the pricing for small businesses can be better. Also, there is a bit of a learning curve but that's okay as of all CRM I have used to date - Salesforce was relatively easier to learn.

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santosh b.

Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent SAAS Platform - Salesforce

Reviewed 2 years ago

The overall experience with Salesforce Sales cloud was excellent. We are using Sales cloud to capture Lead generations using Web-to-Lead models, etc. A lot of features can be implemented using available out of box functions. There is less customization needed using the developers help to reinvent the wheel again and avoid more issues and downtime to release.

Pros

Salesforce has a lot of features which we can use right away and has the benefit to build many automations and integrate other systems on the Salesforce platform with less hassle and more reliable way. Salesforce provides more ways to implement new things in the system using best practices.

Cons

Salesforce support can be more quicker than current turn-arounds. The pricing could be less with purchasing more bundles in the Salesforce platform. The UI can be more better with changing color palettes and make the UI changes more quicker avoiding cache issues on the browser.