About SugarCRM

SALES FORCE AUTOMATION
Sugar drives sales force performance by allowing sales representative to track and share contacts and opportunities, manage and upsell into existing accounts, forecast revenue, monitor performance through dashboards, manage quotes and contracts, work offline through our sugar mobile and collaborate through integration with Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and other groupware applications.

MARKETING AUTOMATION
Sugar closes the loop between marketing and sales. Create, execute and track campaigns across multiple channels with the campaign wizard. Develop compelling email marketing programs and capture leads directly into your CRM system with web-to-lead forms. Manage and assign leads to your sales reps and track the marketing ROI of your programs.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Acquiring new customers is much more expensive than selling to existing ones. With Sugar customer support, companies have confidence that customer cases will be handled quickly and effectively. Sugar customer support centralises customer service requests across channels to allow companies to manage inbound emails, diagnose bugs, share knowledge, and resolve customer issues. In addition, companies that subscribe to Sugar Enterprise or Sugar Ultimate can defray customer support costs with the included Customer Self-Service Portal.

Pricing starting from:

US$49.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of SugarCRM

- Focus attention on the most profitable deals
- Bring new sales representatives up to speed
- Captures leads directly into the CRM system
- Measures return on investment of campaigns

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$49.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of SugarCRM: 143

  • AB Testing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audience Targeting
  • Batch Processing
  • Brand Tracking
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Call Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Channel Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customer Social Profiles
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable CTAs
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Scoring
  • Customization
  • Data Enrichment
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Demographic / Firmographic Data
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Response Control
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • FAQ
  • Field Sales Management
  • For Startups
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forecasting
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Segmentation
  • Live Chat
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Channel Social Integration
  • Multiple Scoring Models
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Opportunity Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritisation
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Escalation
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • SMS Marketing
  • Sales Activity Management
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Automation
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Shared Contacts
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Promotion
  • Source Tracking
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Territory Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics
  • Web Forms
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS

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Reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5
(370)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
3.8/5
Ease of Use
3.6/5
Customer Support
3.7/5

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Victoria
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Excellent Community CRM

Reviewed on 12/02/2019

SugarCRM Community edition has been a great daily driver for my music business. It's reliable, and...

SugarCRM Community edition has been a great daily driver for my music business. It's reliable, and has enough functionality to enable me to record all the key data that I need. The ability to self-host the platform is fantastic, because it helps keep costs down, and when you work on a small-scale, you don't need all of the processing power of a paid hosted solution. Definitely a great option if you have the savvy to install and maintain your own instance on your web server.

Pros

I used the self-hosted community CRM for several years for my own music business. It has a ton of functionality that matches a lot of the basic features you find in Salesforce Classic. It's a great tool for keeping track of client data, deal tracking, etc. It's also nice to be able to self-host the platform as well as it's a lot more affordable than using a paid SaaS solution.

Cons

SugarCRM Community Edition looks pretty dated. If you don't have a lot of experience with the typical CRM data model concept, it can be hard to figure out how to use the system. The interface could be modernized to make it easier to navigate and find your way around. Another downside to being the Community Edition is that you need to know how to install and maintain the platform on your own server, but this is also a plus if you do have these skills.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Indeed a great CRM with effective results

Reviewed on 26/05/2019

Overall my experience with this CRM is great. I am using it daily and I can say that my daily work...

Overall my experience with this CRM is great. I am using it daily and I can say that my daily work is incomplete without it. It is so simple to use and provides amazing results for reports and dashboards, their customer's support team is very responsive.

Pros

I am using it for more than three years and like almost everything about it. This CRM is very easy to use because of its simple design and easy to use user interface. I like the way SugarCRM provides reports and dashboards which is very easy to understand. SugarCRM provides secruity of data and information and now I can handle the different campaigns, create a different campaign for anyone and even get a complete picture of it very easily.

Cons

I would like to highlight one thing that I dislike about it which is its overall cost. A small organization may not afford this CRM but overall it is worth to spend on it.

Alternatives Considered

Zoho CRM and Salesforce Sales Cloud

Reasons for Switching to SugarCRM

We choose this because it has strong customer support team and it is less expensive compared to there products.
Julia Maria
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A complete history of calls, emails, and customers in one location only

Reviewed on 7/07/2022

SugarCRM offers you a way to monitor all the clients and leaflet details so you can keep everyone...

SugarCRM offers you a way to monitor all the clients and leaflet details so you can keep everyone within the business on the same page, from ads to distribution to support to everyone to work with a system to get a detailed view of what is going on for each and every customer and future buyers. This is where I can show the details that are most important for my day, whether it is my channeling of potential clients, the weekly operation and predictions from my staff, or my allocated customer service cases. The home page can be personalized for any division of Sample with exactly the right details for every user. The browser bar at the top of the screen is the preferred position, but it can be placed sideways, floating or at the bottom.

Pros

The software provides a robust search feature that allows you to search by name, phone number, and other data values that I need. A standard profile account view would highlight the key information in the configuration of the presentation card, which may include phone number categorizations and to whom the account is allocated, for example. Admin software provided with SugarCRM enables the setup of each screen such that The company wants, including adding personalized infinite areas, changing values on any deployable list, and arranging everything and all. Another main way in which I can use SugarCRM phones or tablets when out of the office, helps you to extract some data through searches and tables, you can quickly call a contact and when you have a call.

Cons

You will choose to separate and divide the data into different categories. one way that you might do this is through searches, you will get to sort so many that you can get lost in so much dating.

Randy
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

No Support

Reviewed on 23/06/2022

We tried to end the agreement after severalyears of no support. After several months of sending...

We tried to end the agreement after severalyears of no support. After several months of sending emails to a handful of unresponsive people, we decided to send them a few more thousand dollars in hopes that they will delete our data and leave us alone. We don't want to involve lawyers, but that's the next step and ours are aware of the situation.

Pros

The CRM was easy to set up on our own. This was fortunate, because Sugar did not support their product. We paid UpCurve Cloud (3rd party design) to implement, but they didn't help because they did not get support from Sugar either.

Cons

There was a total lack of support from the company. It took them weeks to respond to emails and phone calls and the people we talked to were not able to help with the issues and didn't feel empowered to pass along our concerns or even stop our subscription.

Response from SugarCRM

Some good and bad in this review. We are glad that you agree that SugarCRM is easy to implement and thank you for being a customer for these past four years. We are sorry that you had a bad experience with a partner. We do not have any insight into the nature of this dispute in 2018. SugarCRM is committed to supporting our product whether you purchase the product from a partner or directly from us. For access to our award winning customer support team, visit support.sugarcrm.com.

Mashudu Hilary
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

An effective software to keep a great relationship with your custormers and clients

Reviewed on 2/07/2022

Sugar CRM has been a great software for my business. Ever since I started using it, I have been...

Sugar CRM has been a great software for my business. Ever since I started using it, I have been able to manage and sort out organization structures easily. The way I deliver customer service and manage a relationship with them has changed for the better.

Pros

Sugar CRM as a software is great because it comes with a customizable home page since it is an open source platform. Features such as the new user wizard tool, shortcut bar and downloadable plugins are just ingenious. I like how the software comes in a diverse range of languages which number 9 in total. Sugar CRM provides data and information security meaning I am assured of protection from internal and external corruption which might have dire consequences. The software can be intergrated with other software such as Zendesk, Happy fox or Pardot just to mention a few. Sugar CRM is a very good marketing platform which has aided my small business to grow exponentially. With the software, I am able to keep track of client data and track deals with ease. With the lead management feature, I am able to generate potential business clientele, acquire and manage potential clients up untill the point where a deal can be closed.

Cons

From my time using the software I have found the software to be very slow when running through Sugar's own servers. The sheer number of options present on the dashboard can be perplexing, especially for users who might not have much expirience in CRM data models. Lastly, over the years the software has become a bit dated and this has forced me to move to other CRM software such as HubSpot.

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SugarCRM FAQs

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SugarCRM offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$49.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Sugar Sell: $49 per user per month Sugar Serve: $80 per user per month Sugar Market: $1,000 for 10K users per month (billed annually) Sugar Enterprise: $85 per user per month

SugarCRM has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

SugarCRM supports the following languages:

English

SugarCRM supports the following devices:

SugarCRM integrates with the following applications:

Campaign Monitor, CloudAgent, CloudHub, Constant Contact, Epicor, Hootsuite, LiveOps, Mailchimp, Olark, Pardot, SyncApps, WhosOn, Zapier, Zendesk

SugarCRM offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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