Salesforce

Lightning Platform

4 / 5 87 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

With Salesforce's multi-tenant cloud computing model we can serve the needs of companies of all sizes, in any industry. Our customers benefit from a shared main framework, while maintaining privacy.


Average Ratings

87 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $25.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Salesforce
  • www.salesforce.com/products/platform/overview/
  • United States

About Lightning Platform

Salesforce Lightning Platform lets you build enterprise apps quickly that help you connect employees, engage customers, track performance, and integrate everything. Lightning Platform is a single, unified ecosystem of tools and services including Force, Heroku Enterprise, and Lightning that adds up to the fastest, easiest way to take the lead in the app revolution. Even build Android apps and iOS apps.


Lightning Platform Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

Lightning Platform Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great for multitasking

May 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I do not have to open up multiple tabs when working in SalesForce or go back and forth to view information, everything is right there in one tab with smaller individual tabs within

Cons: Not as easy to use as SalesForce classic, somethings are harder to find or less self explanatory than classic.

Overall: Efficient work flows, multitasking

Outstanding cloud-based platform for Custom application development and prepackaged CRM functionality for all types of business needs

May 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: No hardware purchase cost and no hardware maintenance cost, big plus Very easy to use and learn for business user and developers Pre-packaged components and widgets speedup the development effort and timelines. Minimal coding for application development Effective cloud platform for small and large enterprise End to end life-cycle management from website(site.com) to data management Very good documentation for user and developers. Awesome effort from Salesforce team by conducting webinar on new features and components

Cons: Nothing to complain as Salesforce improved lot with the new releases, however search results are still clumsy.

First introduction to Campaigns

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Marketing includes simple campaign management capabilities such as account segmentation, target list generation, lead source tracking and packaged reports. This was my first introduction to campaigns and it was a comfortable transition from our old software. Again, I used it in a past position not currently.

Cons: The software comes with a high price tag that is not suitable to a company our size but I would definitely try it again once we grow.

Best Customer success tool for your business.

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Please make it more interactive by using different reports and charts.

Pros: I like to build sales app with this platform.it becomes my first choice to use as it is very easy to use and configure.it is a matured product for customer relationship.

Cons: No deep drill on data .one can not dig deep into data and check required details .we can not see data reports in more interactive way.

Powerful product if you know how to use it.

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall the system is great, and helps us a lot with productivity and sales. But you'll need to know their language and structure for setting up anything customized to your organization, and you should hope you don't need help from their support team, as the team is generally useless. We've had billing issues last 6+ months, dealt with customer service reps who knew less than we did, and had our account manager change every 2 months or so because the turnover is so high.

Pros: Lots of features, easy to use once it is set up, plenty of options for add-ons and integrations with other systems

Cons: Additional features can be pricey, customer service is terrible, they'll charge you for everything additional

Salesforce can be a robust CRM and Sales management tool

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: This is a great platform for managing a dispersed sales team. If you have the resources and funding available this can be a valuable tool to help drive sales in your organization.

Pros: There is no software to buy. You get the Salesforce platform and all of their continual updates. You can also extensively customize your site to meet your specific business needs. Since the platform is in the cloud everything stays in sync. There are many 3rd party solutions you can tie into.

Cons: The monthly subscription fees need to be considered for the amount of users you have. You will likely need to have a developer in your business or hire out a contractor to build your site. Depending on complexity this can get expensive.

Great Tool

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Has all the features that are needed. The tool can be easily customized as per your internal workflows and processes.

Cons: Difficult to export large reports and data sets. Dashboards and analytics can be improved by increasing the number of different ways the data can be combined and analysed.

Lighting is salesforce next level

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Great user interface. Makes moving things along much more easier. Looks visually better than the classic version.

Cons: Reports cannot be viewed in detail in lightning you still need to switch to classic. many function that were available in classic are no longer there in lightning. Not admin friendly.

Overall: sales crm

A good CRM

Apr 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: SalesForce has a lot of options that allow you to keep track of every step of a sale. There are actually more options than you will probably use but for the most part it is very easy software to use. Along the way there are question marks next to most "fields" that explain in further detail.

Cons: With so many options, it is easy to get confused along the way. Each company is able to customize what they want their team to have access to. While at first this seems like a great idea, it can cause confusion, both when dealing with support as well as with what 'fields' are actually mandatory vs not.

Decent Web Based CRM

Apr 19, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: To me it feels like a decent middle of the road option for growing firms that don't want a major outlay in cost to develop a CRM system, but still need to be able to customize their CRM to meet their needs.

Pros: Its not bad for what you get. Allows for a decent amount of customization. You can get it fairly close to setup on how you want to use it. Can access your information from anywhere due to it being in the cloud. Does have a lot of modules that can further customize the interface, but some of them do get rather pricey.

Cons: Is it a subscription based model. so you'll have to look elsewhere if you want a one time up front payment. Interface can be slow to load at times depending on your internet speed. Support is generally ok, but sometimes responses can be 24-48 hours.

I love the new platform and the drastic upgrade it is from the OG Salesforce.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The reports look absolutely amazing! It makes you feel like you are actually working in 2018, and not the 90's!

Cons: If I had to say one thing bad about the lightning platform, it would be that some things don't function exactly the same as the OG layouts, and there are a few nuances about how the page layouts are.

Not Sure Why We Waited to Get on Lightning

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The time saved using Lightning has been incredible. Workflows and reduction in hunting for information on customer and activity records has been a huge help. The increase in the ability to customize the UI for Lightning is also a huge plus.

Cons: Some of the reporting functionality still reverts back to the old/classic interface which is disappointing but I'm assuming they are going to upgrade that in a later release.

Big and feature rich

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Salesforce has grown over the years into a mega platform and so it has something for everyone, but you need to really understand your requirements to ensure it's the best fit for your organisation.

Cons: It can be overwhelming if you don't know what you need or want to build. The User experience has improved but I feel is still behind some competitor products.

Easier to use than most

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: This system keeps everything organized. From leads to customer service calls. Its nice having everything all in one tab and organized

Cons: Sometimes updates cause issues but not much I can say that I don't like. I've used it for about 7 yrs now

A Marketer administrating a clients Saleforce CRM for Lead Management

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great product, can see why there's such a huge following of people that support the system.

Pros: Lot of features, very robust, and has many ways you can customize the platform to fit the needs of a specific business.

Cons: Sometimes its bit difficult to navigate around to where you need to go to resolve an issue. The free content that helps one better understand the platform requires a form fill to then be contacted by a sales person for a product you already own.

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Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use platform, ability to track cases, document storage, central repository, used by many clients

Cons: Not as intuitive for newer user, requires intermediate level of training, Can potentially be expensive to use for non enterprise users

Really powerful if you know how to use it

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The platform is capable of a lot. It's also very customizable - you can really configure it to work for your organizations unique needs.

Cons: It sacrifices user-friendliness in favor of customizability. Which is mostly a good thing, but it is really cumbersome. And it just looks bad.

Amazing CRM

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Salesforce has a majority of the details I need to retain on file for my customers in one simple place.

Cons: I don't like that a few of our data portals aren't able to sync with the salesforce platform. I'm sure down the road a lot more portals will be able to sync with the network.

It Gets The Job Done

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has an incredible range of customizations to improve your workflow. You can perform really narrow-ended searches to pull up leads relevant to you.

Cons: By the same vein mentioned above, the ability to customize so greatly may confuse those not familiar with the software or its full capabilities.

Tried multiple this is good

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Good for sales and tracking customers nice and easy to use with awesome functions. Overall the best one I tried

Cons: Data entry is a bit repetitive but that may just be me not fully understating the product yet. I'm sure I will figure it out.

Never had a good day using this product

Apr 04, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: These products are used far and wide, I know, but I still did not have a good experience with any Salesforce products.

Cons: I am not one to complain much, but I literally never had a good day of using any Salesforce product. Every Salesforce product I have used has been a pain to deal with. As a marketer/communications person, I found each product to be cumbersome and not easy to use at all. I would have a headache every single day trying to figure out where and how the functionality worked. I spent many hours on the phone with customer service and felt like they definitely did not want to help me understand their product.

Salesforce.com from an account executive & sales manager positions

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: AE - Easy funnel management updates in bulk, ability to add notes, tasks, and events and sync to Outlook, Manager - Granular & pre-built reports to manage KPI's of team and funnel health. Ease of sending out team updates & sharing files

Cons: Report building can be difficult due to all the fields and options Tasks were not synced to Outlook tasks - want more integration with Outlook

Great cool for tracking leads and business efforts

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Salesforce is a very streamlined platform. We use it to track sales leads as well as reporting. The reporting is very robust and it allows multiple users onto one account.

Cons: The reporting has a little bit of a learning curve but besides that the new interface is much better than the old one.

Great for Customer Service

Mar 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Excellent system for controlling customer service efforts. Great at pulling in customer questions from various sources.

Cons: Customer service for Salesforce is helpful, but website updates and changes can impact our effectiveness.

Salesforce requires investment

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I¿m a big fan of Salesforce and have used it for about 6 years in a variety of roles. If you are willing to make the investments in customization it can be a business expansion tool.

Pros: Salesforce is enormously powerful and flexible, able to adapt to most any businesses type or stage.

Cons: You must have a Salesforce Certified developer to get the most out of the platform - that means code development, testing and documentation. This skill set comes at a price and up for enterprise level development resources. We built a customized version of Opportunities with a developer. Leadership was not well equipped to understand this approach (versus a subscription app).

Salesforce helps our systems talk to each other

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Salesforce makes our jobs easier. The training is like a video game which makes it more interesting to learn.

Pros: The platform allows our systems to talk to each other and integrate information. This creates more meaning metrics and allows us to run reports with combined data from different systems.

Cons: We would like the ability to change the color of the graphs, so that we can have consistency across our reports, but there is a limitation and the colors often change and we can't alter the colors. There is also a file size limitation, so we are not able to upload certain files for sharing.

Why Salesforce Platform is everything you need in a CRM

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When you have a platform that continues to develop and innovate year over year to facilitate the needs of a growing company, that's why Salesforce's Platform stands out from the rest.

Cons: One suggestion is always improving on the customer support and transparency around what's going on and how things are being dealt with.

Salesforce is the right tool for most organizations that are sales and marketing driven

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Salesforce is a great platform for those who have time and resources to make it work.

Pros: Customization and a broad feature set make Salesforce a real asset for our business. We have been able to integrate many other essential products, write custom code, build workflows, customize fields and objects and do pretty much everything that we have wanted to do.

Cons: The main con of Salesforce is that, for a company with "sales" in the name, they do very little to help you with actual sales practices out of the box. They don't have great sales funnel, marketing or other templates. Of course, all of this is definitely possible, but it requires previous experience and iteration upon iteration to get it right.

Love salesforce and the ability to integrate it with other software platforms

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Ease of use - Direct integrations with almost any software you can think of - Easy to build connector to ERP - Xactly add on for commissions

Cons: -Glitchy - we experience various errors and failures almost daily. Generally corrects within minutes when you hit resubmit.

Great platform and easy to use

Feb 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All relevant information is available on platform. Reduces need to save information in other places.

Cons: The design isn't the best. Its clunky and hard to navigate at times. Information overload at times.

Probably the World's Most Powerful Sales CRM

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Probably best as a long-term solutions for already-big companies or companies that plan on growing.

Pros: It's hard to think of what Salesforce can't do. I honestly can do, or can be made to do, virtually anything you can think of to enable a sales department. I see a future where there is only Salesforce in its vertical.

Cons: Because of its robust functionality, there can be quite a learning curve for inexperienced admins. The average user, though, won't have a problem. But even as an admin, learning its bells and whistles just takes a little time and is completely worth it.

Best overall CRM software

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customization, compatibility with other software and ease of use are the top three reasons for this software.

Cons: Needs professional installment which can get expensive for a first time user. The system comes with a lot of bells and whistles that you might need either.

One of the Best CRM Tools in the Market

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: N/A

Pros: Salesforce is intuitive, easy to learn and use. As a person working in Marketing/Sales, Salesforce has all the info needed to better target and reach our customer base. The biggest plus is that because it's one of the leading CRM software in the market, it easily integrates with other Marketing/Sales software that we use.

Cons: I'd love to receive a certification on Salesforce by taking some courses. However, they are quite pricey and more geared towards corporate-level training. I wish there could be an accessible/affordable course offered by Salesforce.

Salesforce

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a good platform to use for sales team members that work remotely or from home. It allows you to view several different sales metrics in an organized format. Our head office is located in Ontario and we had account executives in both Quebec and British Columbia, so we were able keep track of them and make sure they were successfully building their client pipeline.

Cons: It is a little on the pricey side. We are a small start-up so it was at the top end of our budget in the beginning. There are some other crm software that have comparable features for less.

I didn't have a degree in SalesForce

Feb 15, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have nothing against this product or company, it just did not work well for us. It is a powerful tool, but you have to have the right knowledge and the right implementation.

Pros: You can pretty much do anything with it. There are hundreds of tutorials to teach you, you just have to know exactly what you are looking for.

Cons: You basically need a degree in SalesForce for it to be worth the incredibly high cost. It is not designed for small businesses.

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Salesforce can replace all your other software

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the fact that Salesforce can be whatever you need/want it to be. Without knowing any code you can build a system that will take the place of all your other business process software.

Cons: some of the UI look/feel is still a bit "old" looking, even since lightning was released. I also don't like that you have to switch back to the "classic" view to accomplish certain tasks but i'm sure that will change.

Overall: the ability to manage our sales and service from one platform without errors in data as account info is entered ONCE and then referenced instead of copied.

Salesforce is almost a must now a days

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It works, it works well, it is easy to use. You can pull reports easily and trust them. It communicates well to everyone involved.

Overall good

Feb 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very robust, many integrations, very reliable, and overall very easy to use. You can automate many of the processes.

Cons: Not always intuitive, old UI is very legacy like, need to have a full time SFDC admin on board to really unleash its power.

SalesForce: A Force to be Reckoned With

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, I am pretty happy with SalesForce as a platform.

Pros: I like that this is the easiest CRM solution that I have worked with in my career. The pipeline is easy to follow, you can create your own tabs for organization, and it helps us all stay on the same page.

Cons: Training and support is a bit lax and could use a better forum/chat/phone line to be able to access when questions do arise.

Easy to learn, easy to use!

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how organized it is and the reporting tool helps me keep on top of managing leads, accounts, and opportunities I have.

Cons: Although it¿s easy to learn the basics, it is a little more difficult to get proficient with it quickly.

Great Product, Questionable Updates and Prioritization of Features

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Ohana. Get used to it.

Pros: "Accidental Admin" is a concept that Salesforce uses to emphasize how anyone can pick up and learn to configure Salesforce as an admin. The configuration style (clicks, not code) leads to a low skill floor needed to start using Salesforce. Advanced users, developers, etc. have the flexibility to customize the system to a high degree as well.

Cons: The neglect. Salesforce regularly neglects key pieces of core CRM functionality, some for more than 10 years, while either ignoring the cries for help by its userbase, or promising to fix it - only to let 10 years go by with no update. Just browse around on the success.salesforce.com Idea Exchange and you'll see what I mean. I get that Salesforce puts emphasis on the fact that the system is highly configurable by a dedicated developer, but when key features and functionality are either half-implemented or abandoned altogether in favor of more money-making initiatives (like their half-baked AI platform), it gets to be extremely concerning and offputting. Sometimes they combine the two and continue to sell a half-baked product, which has already been abandoned and they KNOW it. Want an example? Try to find any documentation on Salesforce Inbox. At my company, we have been fighting with Salesforce support for MONTHS trying to get any semblance of an answer about how we can use Inbox or where we can find documentation, or if we can even pay a professional services team to help us. Finally after months, they have made it clear that Salesforce Inbox is abandonware. Yet they are still promoting and selling it. That is shady and corrupt.

Very Robust - Almost to a Fault

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Salesforce does pretty much anything you need it to do and is very robust. There is a lot of room for customization and integrating many different areas of your business.

Cons: Salesforce is almost too busy. There are so many options and so much going on it¿s almost too difficult to pare it down to the basics. Sometimes users want fewer options and more standardization with an easy GUI.

This will get the job done (once you figure out how to use it)

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This platform is the real deal. It has all the features that you would ever imagine. I have not found another CRM that can match this from a feature standpoint.

Cons: This CRM is so dense with features that you might not be able to get fully up and running for a couple weeks as you get set up.

Powerful Once You Learn How to Use It (But Expensive)

Feb 02, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Salesforce is the backbone of our company. It is tied into everything and used by every team. It is incredibly customizable and it seems they have a way to do almost anything you need. We use it for Sales, Support, Marketing, and product feature usage. We have it hooked into other apps and other saas products. This is the product that will scale with your business and can support a company at any stage of growth. There are a ton of integrations out of the box (on their salesforce exchange) and their APIs allow savvy developers to build custom integrations that aren't available.

Cons: When the company initially implemented it, they tried to "wing it" and it was a complete mess. You really need someone who knows what they are doing to setup, administer, and maintain the software. It is also expensive. We got grandfathered into some great pricing, but if we weren't, we're not sure we would be able to continue to use SFDC as we grow. SFDC also loves to gobble up other apps and brand them with the SFDC name. So they have become a jack of all trades - however, some of the things you can't do are surprising (just go check out their community page for all of the list of enhancements that haven't been implemented). For example, we use cases for our help desk, but there is a lot of functionality missing compared to a best in breed help desk software like ZenDesk. Support is terrible here by the way. They really push you toward self-service or community based service. You're lucky if you ever get a response.

I love the sales force platform it makes my job easy in managing our volunteers.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ability to be able to track our volunteer hours from the day they started. Its awesome because volunteers can reach out to us and retrieve that information. The most amazing thing I like about sales force is the ability to run reports through specific filters to allow me to extract the information that I need. I like the fact that I am able to reach out to a customer service rep who is able to walk me step by step of what I need and how to work through salesforce

Robust functionality but expensive and hard to customize

Feb 01, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would love to find a new platform for our firm to use, but the switching costs are painfully high.

Pros: The concept of the product is awesome. Centralized place to store all records. The app platform is great as many newer softwares are able to integrate seamlessly into Salesforce to provide additional functionality. There definitely is a network effect from working on this platform.

Cons: Each company is very different and needs to track specific fields. Salesforce is extremely hard to customize and it is very expensive as well. The reporting features aren't great and you'll probably need to pay for a BI tool to feed the Salesforce data to in order to better understand the things you are tracking.

Great for Aggregating Users

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Overall I would highly recommend.

Pros: I use this software at my company to manage international resellers and it's great with aggregating their information so only users in certain territories can see their mutually shared content.

Cons: Reporting features are rather limited and difficult to navigate. I also find we use a third party emailing tool for easy access.

Behemoth, slow and clunky and not built for speed

Jan 23, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: They don't market to non-profits, so don't use them. They are built for sales, not non-profits.

Pros: Biggest CRM on the market. If you are doing high-volume sales, then sure, they are helpful. Their app is nice.

Cons: Reporting is a nightmare. Moves management is non-existent. COnstantly had to find workarounds to get it to do what I wanted.

Easy to Use

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to configure and enter data. I love the reporting abilities and at a glance dashboards for easy live time review.

Cons: I wish the hierarchy set up for affiliate relationships was a bit more user friendly. Partner relationship can be complicated and sometimes with multiple partner contracts it makes it difficult to report and associated opportunities.

Used this product as a salesman for a concrete company.

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Comments: I used this product for 3 years.

Pros: I liked the opening interface that was easy to understand with graphs and charts. The ease of adding information such as phone calls or meetings was very quick and easy to understand.

Cons: Not enough features to be considered a true cloud based sales management product. I believe there could be more tracking and helpful tips to use the product.

Best CRM!!

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use helps to find clients faster. Once you learn how to use this CRM you can create and organize anything

Cons: creating reports was not the easiest process. It was a little complicated to access and to share with others at the company

Big name, but not a lot of support when needed.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Look at other options before shelling out thousands for this.

Pros: Dashboard and reporting were amazing for me to manage my team. I loved being able to see where projects were in relation to each step.

Cons: Hard to utilize at times. The back and forth conversations (we used the chatter feature once that was released) were terrible, notifications weren't working, and support couldn't do anything to help.

Great CRM Platform! Only Minor Grievances

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love the ability to run reports based on different selections of data and have the reports pull accurate information. All too often, I have had CRM's in the past that would provide inaccurate data despite searching for correct fields. I also really like the ease of use to edit records on the fly. Very convenient

Cons: I don't always like that I have to click through so many tabs in order to get the information that I needed. I wish there were spots to create shortcuts, and maybe there is, but our company does not utilize them...

Salesforce user review

Jan 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used Salesforce as our CRM system it was easy to use and easy to navigate. It has a lot of features.

Cons: Services are expensive. It is not easy to customize and costs an arm and a leg to hire someone to do it.

Very user friendly

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of training new staff to utilized the software. I also value excellent customer support staff.

Cons: Constant updates and numerous notifications that continuously happen quite often. Besides that, no other con.

Best CRM for Sales, hands down!

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: User-friendly, fast, can easily find history of notes/activities all together, no need to open and close various entrees. Good reporting options. Believe has decent area/piece for Finance too but not 100% sure on that.

Cons: Expensive but if you're serious about a stable, strong CRM program, it's worth it! I've used 3 others (MS-Dynamics, SAP, NetSuite), Salesforce, handsdown the best!

Limitless uses, streamlines productivity

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: -Easy to Use -Immense Customization -Ability to be used across all functions of the business -Increase customer satisfaction/retention

Cons: While I have only used a fraction of SFDC, because it is so complicated you need to have someones who really knows the SF product or hire a 3rd party to assist in doing so.

Salesforce is a solid if unspectacular program

Dec 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use, plenty of training and very obvious functionality. Additionally there are so many different ways to measure and track successes and/or losses that you'll always know where you are in the sales process and how effective you are at utilizing your processes.

Cons: Very expensive, unfortunately there are many competitors with more cost-effective pricing. Sometimes the website can run slowly because everything is stored remotely on the cloud.

Great Product!

Dec 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Adoptable and easy to navigate, access to free resources to learn and grow with the system. Great for low tech users

Cons: Greater functionality requires some coding experience. Is a big time investment to master all the features.

Very easy to create apps and deploy internally faster

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Works seamlessly with Salesforce. Have built one custom app for internal usage.. it is a breeze.. Awesome job guys :)

Cons: More connectors for other external applications would be good. Hope that is on the anvil. More trailhead course on it would be helpful

It was good - maybe not what a small business was looking for but definitely useful in many aspects of business.

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good option for when the business grows more!

Pros: - easy to use - well laid out - connects contacts extremely well to all other applications - lots of options with how you can use it

Cons: - too many upgrades to get what we want out of it - maybe a bit too pricey for what we were looking to use it for

It very easy to use and had a great experience using it. We recently adpoted it and this platform is a good CRM too which i have used will now

Dec 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a very easy sales platform which can be integrated with multiple other platforms like project management, customer ticketing and others

Salesforce Review by a Sys Admin and Developer

Dec 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I enjoy working on the platform because you can really make it do what you want it to do with the right plug-in apps or with a decent developer on staff who can add customizations with the back-end functionality to go along with them. Salesforce is continually evolving, and new releases come out three times per year with new and improved features. Salesforce can be used for nearly any business model or business workflow. Just remember that when all is said and done, it is not a cheap solution for getting rid of that old, relational database legacy CRM system. You will ultimately end up paying for more than just licensing fees for your Salesforce users.

Pros: The best thing about the force.com platform is that it's flexible. It comes with a set of standard objects such as Accounts, Contacts, Cases, Contracts, Orders, and many others. It is very easy to add new objects that can be tailored for your business use case. Originally designed mainly as a Sales tool, Salesforce now has a Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Analytics, and other modules that can be added on easily to provide a full enterprise infrastructure. Adding automation to user tasks via workflow rules and process builder can be done without coding. Adding triggers via Apex Code is also fairly easy for developers, since Apex is an easy language to learn.

Cons: Out of the box, Salesforce is not a very efficient tool. To prevent users from having to manually enter every piece of data to sync up objects, customization of some sort is really required. Some types of data syncing or data entry can be done with declarative tools such as workflow rules or process builder. Other things that require more complicated logic do require trigger code written by someone who understands development. The platform comes with built-in limitations on file storage, data storage, number of fields you can have on an object, number of lines of custom code you can add to the platform, and quite a few others. Platform limits of certain types can be increased, but you will definitely pay for the privilege. If you want more automated or customized functionality and don't have a developer on staff, you will have to relay on plug-in products from the Salesforce App Exchange to provide the functionality you are looking for. While some of these products are free, many of them aren't and have licensing fees per user. The cost of paying for Salesforce licenses along with licenses for one or more plug-in apps can get quite spendy.

Took me a while to get the hang of it

Dec 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: If you're a marketer, you might find Salesforce to be un-intuitive.

Pros: - ability to organize, organize, organize - classic reports are really easy to filter and use - sorting by folders is really handy

Cons: - salesforce lightning view is a nightmare for reporting - it would be nice to have the ability to manually add lead source information after a lead is entered

Fairly simple to use, however, some education is necessary to fully enjoy the platform.

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very robust, capable of much more than we utilize it's capabilities. Along with Conga, it allows for the running of reports, plans, etc. Virtually limitless in how you want to manage things.

Cons: Somewhat clunky at first until you start using it, so it comes down to time in the tool to become more comfortable to expand how we engage the tool's capabilities.

Overall: Nearly unlimited uses for how we manage the information, pull / run reports, display dashboards, and maintain oversight of our multiple plans throughout the globe.

Bad Program, lots of issues

Nov 14, 2017
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Everything in one place for your customers, one program, one screen for most of the information needed.

Cons: Too buggy, customer service took too long to fix even one issue that we had, especially after updates of the program

For nonprofits - powerful, but complicated

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Even though it is free for nonprofits, you should expect in start-up costs, realistically. Take advantage of the free apps and extensions, as well as the robust support network, but be aware that you will have to learn the language and back end of salesforce to truly customize it. For that, it might be best to use a developer to start.

Pros: Salesforce is a very powerful CRM system that can handle almost anything and with hundreds of apps to add functionality, you can find pre-built solutions to most business processes. For nonprofits, the nonprofit success pack is a great starter kit and you can't beat the price - free for up to 10 users.

Cons: Because of the plethora of features, it can be hard to navigate and figure things out without help. I wouldn't recommend someone not comfortable with technology and CRMs to think they can set it up themselves with no assistance.

Unless you use Relation Edge- A SF Partner, You Are Going To Have a Rough Time

Nov 14, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: No email from campaigns and this thing is way too expensive for everything I needed. Including email tracking.

Pros: Relation Edge, a partner of Saleforce, helped me greatly at a Saleforce Base Camp back in April, 2017. The girl there was helpful and really knew her stuff. But that's just it, you have to know your stuff or else you are in trouble.

Cons: Waste of time setting anything and everything up-- especially for one user. No email from campaign. This is a huge issue in the SF community.

Not an easy product to use

Nov 10, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the community and the customer support, they were very helpful. Salesforce Platform has come a long way and I like where it's headed.

Cons: The software is still not very "user friendly." It is extremely difficult to get the product to work the way you want it to.

Salesforce is awesome

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Its an easy way to keep track of all your customer data. They make it easy to run reports, create graphs and search the database for specific items.

Works for most

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A great product that most users can learn the basics in. Those without experience can dive right in and fill in CRM info.

Cons: This product is a bit difficult to run reports on. Our users are often stuck on how to develop specific searches.

Robust product lots of potential

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Interface and speed of load coupled with a robust platform of suites and libraries that can be integrated

Cons: business value of implementing in smaller business environments where a enterprise level suite may be unnecessary

A well built CRM platform which is easily mangeable

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use with well-maintained documentation of all the requisite needs.
Built-in report generator with all the possible filter parameters and query functionality.

Cons: The cost of setting up custom tables/ fields are comparatively more and the APIs published by Salesforce can be upgraded to support more filter parameters and functionalities

Excellent Platform, Robust, but Complex

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There's a saying that "nobody ever got fired for picking Salesforce" for a reason. It's an excellent, safe choice.

Pros: Salesforce is the most robust CRM in the market, a point that isn't debatable in my view. For an enterprise organization with complex needs, Salesforce is hard to beat. The sheer number of native integrations is a huge advantage over any other solution. The reporting you get with Salesforce is remarkable.

Cons: It's so robust, it can be overwhelming for those without Salesforce expertise, or a dedicated CRM manager in-house. The permissions are flat out hard. This is more of a con for a small business than a mid-sized to enterprise business with more internal resources. Expect to pay huge hourly rates for a consultant if you don't hire in-house.

Salesforce Platform Review

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Salesforce as a platform is extremely easy to use. It holds all relevant data in an extremely organized manner, and the data is at your fingertips. I love it!

Cons: I have no cons with the product. Even when there are bugs, it's fixed quickly and efficiently. The only con comes from now having proper training from my company

Useful system for organzing and keeping track of your pipeline

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: it¿s a good way to keep track of your prospects and make sure no leads are falling through the cracks because you¿re able to set tasks/follow ups for each lead.

Cons: I feel like there¿s a lot of additional features that I don¿t know how to utilize and think it can be more user friendly. I¿ve never gotten the hang out generating reports. I usually end of ending an error message or I end up generating a list that is lacking specific content that I wanted.

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Salesforce Platform is Extensible, Reliable, and Efficient

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of standing up well functioning apps is phenomenal. I can spin something up with a decent amount of features in no time.

Cons: Hard to say. When I was a newbie, I did not like all of the different governor limits around everything. As I became more experienced, I grew to understand and actually (gasp) like them! It is a bad thing if the page queries the Database 101 times in a loop!

Overall: Very quick application development

Generally good functionality

Sep 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you are used to the Salesforce platform it is easy to navigate around and switch between screens.
Easy to set up custom objects and fields where required to enhance standard functionality.

Cons: Reporting is terrible. Data can be accessed but the output formats when manually running and scheduling reports is non-workable.
Restrictions in the ability to add products form multiple pricebooks to one order.

Functional

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows integration with new software to existing and comes with commentary tools that exceed others software

Cons: Task management function is cumbersome to say the least. And reviewing the week tasks can be a bit challenging

Mobile App really needs improvement

Feb 08, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I use Salesforce (desktop) every day for my job to maintain my territory at the leading SaaS company (global, 1500+ employees). However, there are many times that I need access to Salesforce when I'm on the go, and this app is horrible.

Pros: Gives you visibility, although it may be slow and glitch often.

Cons: Cannot edit anything on the mobile app. If I am constantly editing things on my desktop version during the day, why wouldn't I also need to edit things on the go?

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it for visibility purposes only, and be very patient with the app. It is very laggy.

Feature Rich with Clunky, Dated Interface

Sep 12, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Comments: I've been using SalesForce for 5+ years now and while feature full, it's confusing to navigate with far more clicks than necessary. The interface has not changed at all in all the years I've been using it which makes me feel like they really just don't care to make the system better.

Pros: You can add your own custom fields and organize them how you want.

Cons: Difficult to find the proper path from lead to opportunity to account. Contacts can be saved on accounts, but aren't automatically applied to opportunities forcing me several clicks to simply add a new person first to the account and then back to the opportunity to see the contact. Changes to your payment plan to reduce accounts are very difficult forcing you to request changes 3 months in advance for them to take effect. However, they have no problem increasing the plan same-day when we need to add new accounts.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you can find a web based software that gives you access to customize your needed fields and create your own custom report, I would recommend choosing another company. I've also heard that SalesForceIQ may be a better alternative. I feel stuck using them since we've compiled our data there for 5 years running, but if I were starting fresh today, I don't think I would ever choose them again.

how was this EVER production ready?

Sep 10, 2015
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Since it's launch, Salesforce1 has been a horrid solution. Needing to take your CRM on the go is a necessity for many individuals. Being stuck with this as the interface for it is simply unacceptable. I do not think there are many worse mobile adaptions of a platform as this one. Ugly and an absolute pain to set up view for in the Salesforce administrative area. I'm not sure who designed this or approved it for production, but it's a major bust.

Pros: - Free - iOS and Android

Cons: - Worst mobile adaption of a web interface ever created - Non-intuitive interface even if you are used to the Salesforce core platform - Takes an excessive amount of time to create views for, even when you hire experienced consultants

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Apr 06, 2017
5/5
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Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall

Jul 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Apr 29, 2016
4/5
Overall