Zoho CRM is a solid customer relationship management platform that provides a complete CRM solution. With it you can manage sales, marketing, customer support and service and inventory management via a single system.
Zoho CRM is based in the cloud, so no setup is required. It can be accessed from anywhere, using both desktop or mobile device. Zoho CRM allows you to generate and track leads, manage tasks, and follow the entire sales pipeline directly from within the app. By utilizing the power of mobile applications utilizing the cloud platform, Zoho CRM allows team members to work collaboratively by giving them access to the most current information available.
WorkflowsZoho CRM’s customizable workflow management tools allow true automation of regular tasks. This is really useful because every time a new event occurs, Zoho CRM can be configured to automatically deploy a new task and assign it to a specific user, who will then be notified accordingly. Zoho CRM’s Workflows lets administrators set up actions to be executed when certain criteria are met. This, in turn, gives you greater control over how leads are handled.
Email IntegrationA key feature of Zoho CRM is that it can integrate with your existing email environment. This is useful because it provides users with a universal platform of communication across your organization. By integrating an existing email system, users will be able to access new messages and reply them from directly within Zoho CRM.
Mobile IntegrationThe Zoho CRM mobile app on both iOS and Android, allows you to access contact details, edit accounts and leads, and view and work with reports. Zoho CRM also supports offline access, which is another extremely useful feature.
Alongside the aforementioned email integration, Zoho CRM has the ability to connect to many third party app: including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, PhoneBridge, and QuickBooks. Zoho CRM for Google Apps also takes the software beyond simple email integration. It also integrates with MailChimp and Constant Contact for email marketing, Evernote for note-taking, ClickDesk for Help Desk service, Outlook for email and calendaring, Microsoft Office for documents, Quickbooks for accounting, and VWorkApp for job dispatching and tracking. Using Zoho's API, developers can customize Zoho CRM as required.
PricingZoho CRM uses a subscription pricing model that starts at $12.00/month with a free trial available (No Credit Card required). For up to three users, a free plan includes all of the basic features of Zoho CRM, with up to 5,000 records. A standard plan that adds sales forecasting, reporting, and more, is available for $12 per user, per month; while a plan that includes email integration costs $20 per user, per month. An enterprise version for multi-level organizations is available for $35 per user, per month.
Bottom LineZoho CRM is particularly effective for organizations that already use the company's other products, such as Zoho Projects or Zoho Books. It makes good use of Google Apps integration, which also makes it a natural choice if your organization uses those tools for email and calendaring. It has comprehensive reporting tools, advanced CRM features, and good email marketing tools. It has seamless integration between pre-sales and post sales activities via the Inventory Management tool and great integration between Sales and Customer Support processes via the Cases and Solutions feature. Overall, Zoho CRM is a powerful solution for small and medium-size businesses that is available at an affordable price bracket.