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Nutshell CRM alternative

Get a CRM that is simple to use, has all the features you need and better value for money

Pipedrive is an intuitive, simple-to-use CRM created by salespeople, for salespeople. We offer activity-based selling with custom fields, activities, sales pipelines and unlimited contacts and data storage.

Nutshell CRM is a sales automation platform designed for very small businesses. It offers process and collaboration tools but costs more and lacks the integrations needed to fully customize your sales process.

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Why is Pipedrive the best Nutshell CRM alternative?

Value for money
Ease of use
Unlimited sales pipelines

Why do Nutshell CRM customers switch to Pipedrive?

When you compare cost, reviews and our award-winning 24/7 support, it’s clear Pipedrive is the better Nutshell CRM alternative

Nutshell CRM

Free trial



Price per user

$14.90 – $99

$19 – $35

Sales pipelines

Unlimited, all plans

Limited, higher plan

Workflow automation

From Advanced plan (2nd plan)

Limited, highest plan

Recurring revenue reports

From Advanced plan (2nd plan)

2FA (Two-factor authentication)





All plans, 24/7

Not 24/7

Capterra score



G2Crowd score

4.5 stars

4 stars

Moving data across from your existing CRM has never been easier with data import using Import2

Disclaimer: All information, prices and data were last verified on 15 June 2020. To report any incorrect or outdated information, please get in touch with us.

3 reasons why Pipedrive is the best Nutshell CRM alternative

Ease of use

Great salespeople need to be focussed on selling, rather than wasting time navigating a CRM interface that slows them down. Pipedrive outscores Nutshell CRM on both Capterra and G2Crowd review sites for ease of use. Our intuitive UI provides a visual representation of the sales pipeline from prospecting to closing, saving valuable selling time and boosting sales.

Sales pipelines

Having the flexibility to switch between multiple pipelines is a functionality all CRMs should have. Pipedrive has unlimited pipelines across all plans and allows you to add deals, contacts and activities to your pipeline with our smooth and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Nutshell CRM limits the amount of sales pipelines up until their top plan, which starts at $35 per user per month.


Keeping your data safe is of paramount importance to any business, and it’s equally important to us. Unlike Pipedrive, Nutshell CRM doesn’t offer two-factor authentication or single sign-on as standard, two key security features to protect you from dodgy users and devices. Pipedrive also allows you to set visibility groups and permission sets to keep data secure internally; sales managers can choose which information their sales reps can view and the actions they can take.

Pipedrive looking like a better Nutshell CRM alternative?

Pipedrive vs. Nutshell CRM: How users compare us

Capterra reviews rate Pipedrive higher than Nutshell CRM across all categories, most significantly in features and functionality. Why pay more for a CRM that doesn’t equip you for success?

Nutshell CRM

Ease of use



Customer support



Value for money



Features and functionality






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Pipedrive rated best CRM for product innovation and user satisfaction

Pipedrive comes top in leading industry comparisons.

SoftwareReviews, a division of Info-Tech Research Group, named Pipedrive as an industry leader in its 2021 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Data Quadrant and Emotional Footprint Awards.

The highly detailed report uses review benchmark data from CRM software users.

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Success stories from Pipedrive customers

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Business development consultancy Gray Matters uses Pipedrive to analyze their customers and sales pipeline. Since adopting Pipedrive, they have increased their conversion rate from 20% to 30%

Fintech company ‘360 Payments’ boosted their net income by an incredible 298% from 2016 to 2018. Their accounts saw exponential growth while gross revenue also increased. Read the in-depth case study here.

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Pipedrive mixes features and design that allows our team to streamline our operations. It was very easy to get up and running with Pipedrive compared to Salesforce.
MLMichael LiedtkeEngineering Manager, Escrow.com
The ability to completely customize the data fields and workflow gives me a tailor made CRM. Much different than my past experiences with these types of programs! The mobile app is just as functional as the desktop version, and even has a few little extras.
CWChris WolpertManaging Member, Group Benefit Solutions
The workflow is perfect for our event management business, recording all booking information and giving reminder alerts. Being able to email clients via the app is great too.
GSGraeme SmithArea Manager, Wedding Jam

Nutshell CRM Alternative FAQs

  • Which CRM is better than Nutshell?

    Nutshell CRM can be a practical solution for very small businesses, but organizations looking to scale up may not appreciate the idea of paying extra to unlock features available in the Pro plan.

    Pipedrive offers everything salespeople need to visualize sales and close more deals at a lower price than Nutshell while offering over 300 integrations and 24/7 support for all plans.

  • Is Nutshell similar to Pipedrive?

    While Nutshell and Pipedrive are both CRMs, each offers different levels of access to its features. Nutshell, for example, limits the number of sales pipelines users can create, the workflow automations they can use and other key CRM features.

    Pipedrive, on the other hand, gives users the tools they need to unlock next-level growth without arbitrary limits. With an intuitive UI, multiple sales pipelines and security features like two-factor authentication, users have rated Pipedrive higher than Nutshell on Capterra and G2Crowd.

  • Can nonprofits use Nutshell CRM?

    CRM tools are an excellent way for nonprofits to keep track of donors, volunteers, beneficiaries and board members.

    The best CRMs for nonprofits offer flexibility and customization options to reflect the organization’s processes.

    While nonprofit organizations can use Nutshell CRM, this solution has feature limits that might hamper their success. In contrast, Pipedrive lets users customize their sales pipeline and has a huge ecosystem of integrations to help nonprofits organize their CRM.

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