SugarCRM is a large US company that’s used in over 120 countries and has offices all over the world, including London. They are increasing in popularity in the UK and have solutions to suit businesses of all sizes and across a wide range of industries. Their system is one of them most flexible on them market and can be either installed onto your onsite server or set up on the Cloud for mobile access.
They count TMobile, Zurich, Audi and Reebok amongst their customers which, if nothing else, is a clear indication of a) their credentials and experience in the industry and b) the versatility of their systems.
- Sales (Automation & Forecasting)
- Customer Service
- Mobile App
SugarCRM position themselves as the solution for every businesses of every size and have three levels of pricing to reflect this. However, there is a minimum contract length of one year and a requirement that you pay for 10 users. That means the minimum you’ll pay is £3,840 per year.
Packages & Prices
- Professional: £32 per user per month
- Enterprise: £52 per user per month
- Ultimate: £120 per user per month
Each package has its own features and functionality that can be adapted to suit the needs of your business.
Financial Services CRM
SugarCRM have a package that is tailored to financial services such as banking, insurance and investment.
Small Business CRM
While small business could be put off by the sheer size and international operation of SugarCRM, it’s worth noting that they have a specific section of their business devoted to helping small businesses to benefit from their system.
The SugarCRM app really is impressive; it interacts with the main system in real time and ensures everyone in the team has access to all the data they need at all times, even when offline. If your sales team are often out in the field this could prove invaluable.
Something to think about…
The level of user support you get will vary depending on which level of package you choose. For example, while the Ultimate package offers 24/7 email and phone support, support for the Enterprise level is only available during restricted hours and the Professional package only includes online support.
Also, unlike some other providers, SugarCRM insist on a minimum of 10 users regardless of the package you take out and will ask you to enter a contract for at least one year.