Simple CRM Collaboration Tools as You Grow Your Business
Teams have to collaborate on where they make their money... so what are a few collaboration tools that can help make you more successful?
Is your focus crm and sales'y?
Tinderbox - manage business proposals and communications with Salesforce and Google Apps
Crush Path - customer-facing sales platform that unifies the sales experience from lead to close and beyond.
Base - sales and CRM built together as simply as possible
Stride - by far the easiest way to track, manage, and collaborate on new business with anyone you work with
Or real simple CRM in your gmail:
Streak - manage all your customers from right within Gmail
Yes Ware - within Gmail - tracking, templates, crm and more
Insightly - CRM with project management while integrating many of your apps
Project/task management focus:
But often, the question comes down to what you already have and therefore need to integrate with. AND - how simple of a tool do you need to deploy so that people actually use it. There are far too many collaboration tools out there that no one will ever use!
Team Box - haha "one tool to rule them all" not totally true, but they are easily one of the best at it
Podio - a full social work platform - with easily the best iPad app - but they were bought by Citrix - so be careful
Work Etc. - much of the above, and they try to do billing and more to have a fully integrated business offering
And why not go more social with your CRM? (arguably the future, but still a little clunky)
Nimble - socially manage contacts, communication and sales in one place
Batchbook - integrate your contacts, email lists and more
And finally - google is coming out with a new product to keep sales stuff together:
The default for most small businesses - i.e. the biggest player before you go up to salesforce and the other unfriendly foes is 37signals.com with Basecamp and HighriseHQ.