37signals recently announced the stopping of support for Highrise. Looking for an alternative can be daunting, as implementing any new software is an investment both in terms of time and money. That’s why we’ve written an overview of what to look for in an alternative CRM.
Regardless of which CRM software you choose to be in your shortlist of Highrise alternatives, make sure they are built with the sales pipeline philosophy. The sales pipeline will help you visualize your sales process by organizing it into different stages. This way you always have a comprehensive overview of all the deals you’ve got going, and whether you need to add more to hit your end-of-month targets.
A CRM is worthless if it’s only used once a week. When considering your Highrise alternatives, put some focus on assuring that the tool is so easy to use that your team would love working with it day in, day out.
Since implementing a new software requires a significant investment of time and money, failure is not an option. You need a CRM with an intuitive UI that makes the software easy to implement, learn and use. Add on a professional and fast support team, and you will save precious dollars in training and implementation costs
None of the Highrise alternatives employ such an intuitive UI built around the sales pipeline philosophy other than Pipedrive. You can visualize your sales pipeline, simply drag and drop deals from one stage to another, and get activity reminder notifications so that you never miss an opportunity again. A great support team, ease of use, customizability, and affordable pricing make Pipedrive the obvious choice among all of the Highrise alternatives.
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I love the visual presentation of deals in Pipedrive. The platform clearly shows where all active deals are in the sales process and when they need attention - and does so in a visually compelling way. The "Deal Rotting" feature is especially motivating to make sure you drive deals through your sales process.