Salesforce Sales Cloud

Cloud-based CRM & Sales Automation

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Salesforce Sales Cloud Overview

What is Salesforce Sales Cloud?

Salesforce Sales Cloud is a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application from Salesforce.

Whether you’re starting your business or looking to grow, Sales Cloud can help you win more deals by building better customer relationships. Get up and running fast with single source of truth for all of you customer data. Enhance your sales productivity by automating manual tasks so you can focus on your customers. And when you’re ready to grow, you can connect your entire business to Salesforce with a single platform that helps you build better customer experiences.

Salesforce Sales Cloud Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 25.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

Complete CRM for any size team
$65
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Deeply customizable CRM for your business
$125
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Unlimited CRM power and support
$250
/user/month*
(billed annually)


Salesforce Sales Cloud Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Germany, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

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Salesforce Sales Cloud Reviews

Salesforce Sales Cloud Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
7729

Very good
5288

Average
1270

Poor
227

Terrible
125

Value for Money
4
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Support
4.1
89% recommended this app
Huw W.

Salesforce CRM Review - Daily user

My overall experience using Salesforce has been good. I've used the application for 19 months and I'd say it took at least 3 months to get familiar with the tool. I work for an organisation of +180k and the tool is used widely across the business, which is a testament to its reliability and scalability. For smaller organisations, there is likely to be less complexity involved, as there will be less integration required with other applications - which Salesforce does incredibly well. To summarise, I'd say to prospective adopters of Salesforce, expect to invest some time in training new users of the tool but its remarkable functionality and capabilities far outweigh this ramp-up period.


Jeremy S.

Jeremy's Review

Good. I like using it and it is easy to keep track of all of my contacts and the conversations/information I have on them.


Sal T.

Salesforce: Helps Improve Internal Communications/External Customer X


Sarah H.

Salesforce - Marketing & Lead Gen

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.


Verified Reviewer

Is the price and learning curve something you can afford?

We are using salesforce as our CRM. It is the only one that actually works with our other systems. We really like having one environment to operate in as opposed to several systems.


Huw W.
Industry: Computer Hardware
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

Salesforce CRM Review - Daily user

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 06/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience using Salesforce has been good. I've used the application for 19 months and I'd say it took at least 3 months to get familiar with the tool. I work for an organisation of +180k and the tool is used widely across the business, which is a testament to its reliability and scalability. For smaller organisations, there is likely to be less complexity involved, as there will be less integration required with other applications - which Salesforce does incredibly well. To summarise, I'd say to prospective adopters of Salesforce, expect to invest some time in training new users of the tool but its remarkable functionality and capabilities far outweigh this ramp-up period.

Pros

-Highly customisable with deep and wide integration with my organisations SaaS or natively developed applications.
-Allows you to produce very detailed reports to track my own activity and history. Which can also be used by management to track team progress and activity.
-A customisable dashboard that allows frequently uses tabs to be populated to a "bookmarks bar" which allows for faster navigation.
-Great search feature that allows for search across the entire CRM database.

Cons

-Due to its high functionality and range of options it can be overbearing to use at times.
-Requires internet connection which means there is occasional latency and is not accessible at all times.
-Visually, it's not the most appealing tool that I've ever used.
-Steep learning curve for those that have not used it before, but then that goes for most CRM tools.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jeremy S.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

Jeremy's Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 19/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Good. I like using it and it is easy to keep track of all of my contacts and the conversations/information I have on them.

Pros

It is very easy to navigate through and simplifies the process. Most who use excel or something else find themselves losing contact with many contacts. This makes that easier to track.

Cons

I cannot make my home screen the way I want. It is set up how my company (Colliers) wants it set up - not the way I would like it to be set up.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Sal T.
Industry: Media Production

Salesforce: Helps Improve Internal Communications/External Customer X

Reviewed on 21/09/2016
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

I have been using, recommending and adopting salesforce.com for my sales teams for ten years in several different digital technology, media and advertising organizations. I can say unequivocally that the CRM software has evolved from being a supplement and "nice to have" to a must buy and necessary and vital tool for doing business. The key to any business solutions and software product is getting the team to adopt and use it. Training and practice is essential. Its like your golf game, the more you practice the better your score or working out, no pain, no gain.

I like the social media and conversational abilities you can have with sales team; the app is excellent for quick reviews and checking on status of pending, pitches and prospects; the flexibility and customization options based o salesperson, account, deal size, industry vertical. In one organization we adopted it for internal sales data use and tracking and also incorporated product data about our partners, customers, audience metrics and analytics and distribution platform.

Cons

Depending on the level of subscription, will also vary with the amount of personalized training you receive. I would also say there needs to be more attention and customization devoted to industry verticals that contain many nuances regarding customer segments and rev streams. This includes the advertising and digital sales industries where there are multiple customer touchpoints and rev streams including agencies, direct to client, programmatic, 3rd party vendors, ad tech partners etc. I also think saleforce.com needs to develop more compatible software and training that integrates salesforce,com into other software linked to finance, accounting etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sarah H.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Salesforce - Marketing & Lead Gen

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Is the price and learning curve something you can afford?

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 26/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We are using salesforce as our CRM. It is the only one that actually works with our other systems. We really like having one environment to operate in as opposed to several systems.

Pros

The marketing automation is hands down the best in the market. The ability to nurture prospects through the sales cycle is amazing. Lead generation tools are top-notch, sales tools, and the sales system is set up for growth, and customer retention is a breeze as well.

Cons

It is expensive to implement. We needed a consultant to help us with setup, which was not cheap. Also the learning curve for over 200 employees took time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
Based on 14,639 user ratings
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Salesforce Sales Cloud Pricing

Salesforce Sales Cloud Pricing

Starting from
USD 25.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

Complete CRM for any size team
$65
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Deeply customizable CRM for your business
$125
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Unlimited CRM power and support
$250
/user/month*
(billed annually)

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

Complete CRM for any size team
$65
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Deeply customizable CRM for your business
$125
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Unlimited CRM power and support
$250
/user/month*
(billed annually)

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 14,639 user ratings
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Salesforce Sales Cloud Features

Salesforce Sales Cloud Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customer Database
Customisable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Salesforce Sales Cloud

Additional information for Salesforce Sales Cloud

Key features of Salesforce Sales Cloud

  • Analytics
  • Approvals and workflow
  • Automatic data capture
  • Build and run innovative apps
  • Case management
  • Chatter
  • Collaborative forecasts
  • Communities for sales
  • Contact Manager
  • Dashboards
  • Event tracking
  • Follow-up reminders
  • Lead management
  • Marketing and sales leads
  • Mobile to stay connected
  • Opportunities and quotes
  • Opportunity management
  • Real Time Visibility
  • Social accounts and contacts
  • Task tracking
  • Territory management
  • Workflow

Benefits

- Super-charge your sales
- Deliver amazing service
- Join all the important conversations
- Build custom apps and sites
- Collaboration across your global organization
- Mobile: Anywhere access to the live data you need
- Get insights you need to make smarter decisions.

Salesforce Sales Cloud FAQs

Salesforce Sales Cloud FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Salesforce Sales Cloud.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Salesforce Sales Cloud offer?

Salesforce Sales Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: USD 25.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Basic sales and marketing for up to 5 users $25 /user/month* (billed annually) Complete CRM for any size team $65 /user/month* (billed annually) Deeply customizable CRM for your business $125 /user/month* (billed annually) Unlimited CRM power and support $250 /user/month* (billed annually)

Q. What are the main features of Salesforce Sales Cloud?

Salesforce Sales Cloud offers the following features:

  • Analytics
  • Approvals and workflow
  • Automatic data capture
  • Build and run innovative apps
  • Case management
  • Chatter
  • Collaborative forecasts
  • Communities for sales
  • Contact Manager
  • Dashboards
  • Event tracking
  • Follow-up reminders
  • Lead management
  • Marketing and sales leads
  • Mobile to stay connected
  • Opportunities and quotes
  • Opportunity management
  • Real Time Visibility
  • Social accounts and contacts
  • Task tracking
  • Territory management
  • Workflow

Q. Who are the typical users of Salesforce Sales Cloud?

Salesforce Sales Cloud has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Salesforce Sales Cloud support?

Salesforce Sales Cloud supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Salesforce Sales Cloud offer?

Salesforce Sales Cloud has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Salesforce Sales Cloud support mobile devices?

Salesforce Sales Cloud supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Salesforce Sales Cloud integrate with?

Salesforce Sales Cloud integrates with the following applications:

CogniDox, Gold Lasso, Intellect, InterWeave Smart Payment Gateway, O2B, OneLogin, Reviso, Sofon Guided Solutions, SurveyGizmo, TeamSupport

Q. What level of support does Salesforce Sales Cloud offer?

Salesforce Sales Cloud offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials