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Benefits and Insights

Why use Freshsales?

Key differentiators & advantages of Freshsales

  • Detailed Pipeline Data: Access detailed sales pipeline information by tracking multiple deals where different products are sold. Create up to ten custom pipelines, with the option to import pipelines from other CRMs. 
  • Personalized Responses: Establish a personal connection with customers with customized voicemail messages. Either type messages that are converted to audio or record and upload the voicemail messages directly to the platform. 
  • Free Version: Includes 24x5 email, chat, and phone support, and access to deals, accounts, leads, mobile apps and contacts. Available forever for unlimited users, and especially beneficial for small businesses. 
  • Part of the Freshworks Product Suite: Enhance capabilities and promote seamless data flow across multiple apps by integrating Freshsales with other Freshworks products. Tools include marketing automation, help desk, chat, project management, phone system and collaboration to achieve a fully unified software suite. 
  • Accurate Phone Activity Reports: Track the actual number of outgoing calls made by each sales rep across a specific period by generating shareable charts and tables. 
  • Real-Time Visitor Activities: Monitor website visitors’ activities in real time by using Javascript, PHP, Ruby, Java and Python libraries. 
  • Multi-Language Support: Offers 34 languages, including Arabic, Latvian, Romanian, Indonesian, English, Vietnamese and more. 

Industry Expertise

Serves small and medium businesses in industries like real estate, manufacturing, hospitality, SaaS business, logistics, insurance, agency, retail, health care, finance, education, law firm, travel and e-commerce, and has more than 150,000 customers.

Key Features

  • Smartforms: Automatically create new leads after visitors sign up on a web form, providing data from social media profiles, photos and activities on the website. 
  • 360-Degree Customer View: Access customers’ social profiles, products bought, website, interactions and appointments from a single screen. 
  • Velocity Reports: View the time required to convert qualified leads into customers and understand the stages in which sales reps are stuck. 
  • Revenue Analytics: Identify star performers, successful campaigns and leading territories using detailed revenue metrics.  
  • Push Notifications: Push notifications are sent whenever a new lead, task or deal is assigned to users and also offer reminders of upcoming meetings. 
  • Custom Reports: Track sales managers’ performance and sales figures using custom reports with tables and charts. Schedule reports to be delivered on a given date. 
  • Auto Profile Enrichment: Automatically enriches leads, contacts and accounts with their social and publicly listed information such as photos, company details and social profiles.  
  • Email Tracking: Real-time notifications on email opens and clicks facilitate prompt responses and optimize marketing efforts. 
  • Deal Status: Understand deal status in a better way by tracking deal value and the number of deals under review. 
  • Visual Sales Pipeline: Locate deals across stages and get a better view of the pipeline by sorting and filtering. 
  • Third-Party Integrations: The Marketplace provides third-party apps that can be integrated with Freshsales. Connect with Google Sheets, MailChimp and more via Zapier. 
  • Mobile App: With Android and iOS apps, record voice notes, move leads through pipeline stages, check in to meetings, view calendar, log calls and receive notifications. 

Limitations

At the time of this review, these are some of the limitations of Freshsales according to user feedback:

  •  Can’t migrate/export information to another CRM. 
  •  No inbuilt option to sync Facebook leads in real-time, requiring a Zapier integration. 
  •  Auto import of sent emails (over IMAP) doesn’t work.
  •  Workflows don’t always trigger. 
  •  Takes time to switch between two pages. 
  •  APIs need improvement. 

Freshsales Suite Support

A dedicated support portal includes a FAQ repository, videos, extensive help articles, product updates, webinars and guides. Check explainer videos about workflows, layout customization, sales campaigns, general settings and more. Learn best practices and how-to’s from articles on deals, data migration, integrations, reports and more.

mail_outlineEmail: [email protected]
phonePhone: +1-866-832-3090.
schoolTraining: Although no formal training is offered, users are encouraged to check videos, guides, webinars and help articles.
local_offerTickets: Not listed.

Freshsales Reviews

Average customer reviews & user sentiment summary:

1419 reviews

94%

of users would recommend this product

Synopsis of User Ratings and Reviews

Based on an aggregate of reviews taken from the sources above, the following pros and cons have been curated by a SelectHub Market Analyst.

Pros

  • Ease of Use: 97% of reviews talking about usability noted the system is user-friendly.
  • Interface: The user interface is simple, fast and can be navigated easily, as observed by 96% of reviewers who mention this feature.
  • Lead Management: According to 90% of users who talk about this feature, it helps generate, track, upload, convert, research and organize leads effectively.
  • Contact Management: The system helps store client information efficiently and find data quickly, as reported by 94% of users who reference this feature.
  • Configuration: 80% of reviewers who mention configuration asserted the system is easy and quick to set up.

Cons

  • Price: Although a free plan is available, it doesn’t include a lot of options, and adding advanced features gets expensive, according to 65% of reviews referencing cost.
  • Technical Glitches: Every user who talks about this aspect observed there are quite a few technical issues with APIs, migration and more.

Researcher's Summary:

Suitable for SMBs, Freshsales provides easy-to-use tools for sales management, customer engagement and lead management. Its hassle-free configurations and intuitive interface are some standout features noted by reviews. Users also appreciate its ability to manage customer information efficiently and its broad lead management capabilities. However, the free plan doesn’t include useful features, adding advanced features gets costly and there are some technical issues that hinder usability. While integrations with other Freshworks products and Zapier are helpful, important third-party integrations such as LinkedIn and Hubspot are missing. Overall, it has a lot to offer and can be a good choice for smaller operations.

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