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HubSpot CRM

With its cloud-based, customer relationship management platform, HubSpot helps companies of all sizes track and nurture leads and analyze business metrics. HubSpot is suitable for any B2B or B2C business in a variety of segments, including... Read more

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FreeAgent CRM

FreeAgent CRM is a cloud-based sales, marketing and customer service platform that helps small businesses nurture quality customer relationships. The system works automatically by pairing with the user's email to create and classify... Read more

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Thryv

Thryv is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed for small businesses across various industry verticals. Features include appointment scheduling, billing and invoicing, contact management, reputation... Read more

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Infusionsoft by Keap

Infusionsoft by Keap is a cloud-based sales and marketing solution that offers customer relationship management (CRM), marketing automation and e-commerce functionalities in a suite. It helps small businesses across various industries... Read more

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NetSuite

NetSuite CRM+ is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution for small and midsize organizations. NetSuite caters to thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including wholesale distribution, manufacturing,... Read more

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Salesforce.com

The Salesforce cloud is an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) suite offering applications for small, midsize and enterprise organizations, with a focus on sales and support. The Salesforce app has capabilities that... Read more

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Zendesk Sell (formerly Base)

Zendesk Sell (formerly Base) is the web and mobile-based customer relationship management (CRM) application that allows B2B and B2C sales professionals to manage sales, track leads and engage proactively with customers from anywhere.... Read more

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amoCRM

AmoCRM is a cloud-based customer relationship management solution that helps users manage the sales pipeline. Users can receive feedback and reports about the performance of salespersons. The solution offers lead scoring and nurturing,... Read more

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Claritysoft

Claritysoft is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed for midsize and large enterprise businesses. It offers sales automation, customer service and support, marketing automation and social CRM within... Read more

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Freshsales

Freshsales is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution that helps businesses across different industry verticals to manage their interactions with existing and potential customers. Key features include one-click... Read more

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FunnelMaker Sales

FunnelMaker is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed for businesses of all sizes. The solution offers a user dashboard and helps in automatic sales tracking, email tracking and opportunity management. FunnelMaker... Read more

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Mission Suite

Mission Suite is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform for small to midsize businesses that helps automate day-to-day sales and marketing processes. The software enables teams to track sales pipelines, create... Read more

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Pipeliner CRM

Pipeliner CRM delivers dynamic visualization of the pipeline, sales process and sales activities. Its visual contact management allows users to gain a comprehensive view of their customers and prospects and even map out how they are... Read more

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bpm'online CRM

Bpm'online is a process-driven customer relationship management (CRM) solution for marketing, sales and service automation. The solution allows companies to manage the customer lifecycle from lead to sales and to ongoing customer service. The... Read more

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CINC Pro

CINC Pro is a cloud-based customer relationship management solution catering to businesses of all sizes in the real estate industry. The solution offers a native mobile application for Android and iOS devices. Key features allow users... Read more

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BoomTown

Boomtown provides marketing and sales automation solutions for the real estate industry. Through Boomtown, brokers can select and customize a lead generation website, track and nurture leads, and monitor team success and sales. The... Read more

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Firepoint

Firepoint is a cloud-based lead generation and business management solution that caters to small and midsize businesses in the real estate industry. It helps users manage leads, track team activities and report key metrics. Firepoint... Read more

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Hatchbuck

Hatchbuck is a sales and marketing solution designed for small to midsize businesses. The integrated solution offers combined sales automation, marketing automation and email marketing features. Hatchbuck is a good fit for a wide range... Read more

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LeadMaster

LeadMaster is a SaaS-based all-in-one lead management solution that offers capabilities to capture, track and follow up with leads. The solution comprises of integrated modules for sales force automation, customer relationship management,... Read more

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OnContact CRM

OnContact CRM is a mid-market customer relationship management (CRM) solution that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. OnContact includes complete sales automation, marketing automation, customer service and contact center... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: March 20, 2019

Apple is often thought of as a consumer-focused brand, controlling both market and mindshare in the consumer electronics industry. However, many businesses are adopting Apple devices as well. While this is particularly the case among the self-employed and small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), adoption isn’t limited to this area. In 2013, for instance, Apple devices accounted for nearly 90 percent of new mobile device activations in the enterprise.

As a result of this adoption, enterprise software vendors are developing applications specifically for Apple’s operating systems—OS X and iOS. Customer relationship management (CRM) software is one area where development is already underway. There are currently several CRM solutions on the market available to Apple users. These solutions come in two varieties: Mac-based CRMs and Web-based CRMs.

In this guide, we’ll profile the options available to help you better understand the differences between these two models.

Mac-Based CRM Solutions

Several vendors in the market have developed Mac-based CRM solutions, which are built to run natively on the Mac operating system. These systems borrow from the existing infrastructure of a Mac operating system, resulting in a user interface that is similar to the one Apple users are already familiar with.

Elements CRM Software

 

A screenshot of Elements CRM, a Mac-based CRM system

 

While Mac CRM solutions are excellent options for managing your customer relationships, there are relatively few Mac-based CRM options on the market today. Because of this, software buyers looking for a variety of options should consider looking into Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems that are “Mac-enabled,” or adapted for use via the Safari Web browser as well as other modern browsers.

Web-Based CRM Solutions

SaaS CRM systems are hosted in the Cloud. In this model, the vendor hosts and maintains the software on servers in a secure, off-site location. Users can access the software from any Web-enabled device, such as a computer, iPhone or iPad. These systems are typically built to be browser-agnostic, meaning they can accessed from Safari, Chrome or another Web browser you run on your Mac.

With the growth of mobile and tablet devices, more CRM vendors are developing subscription-based Cloud software. One benefit of opting for a Web-based CRM system is that it offers more flexibility down the road should you choose to switch away from Apple devices. If your company decides to go the PC route, for instance, you can continue to run your CRM on a hosted system.

Additionally, with the multitude of Web-based CRM systems available, the market is much larger, giving organizations more options when searching for a CRM to meet their unique functional needs.

A Web-based CRM system also requires a smaller upfront investment. Since the software isn’t installed or maintained on your organization’s premises, you won’t need to dedicate resources to an internal IT staff. Moreover, most Web-based systems are sold on a subscription basis and can be licensed for a more affordable monthly payment.

Common Features of Mac CRM Software

Marketing integration Lead management (including tools for lead generation, scoring and nurturing), email and event marketing, landing pages, Web and marketing analytics tools and campaign management.
Sales force automation Contact and opportunity management, workflow automation, territory management, sales forecasting, pipeline analysis and reporting.
Customer service & support Trouble ticketing, knowledge management and knowledge base systems, self-service solutions, case management, live chat and surveys.
Field service management Dispatching, scheduling, invoicing, inventory management and order management.
Call center automation Call routing, recording and monitoring; load balancing, call list management, autodialing, scripting, computer telephony integration (CTI) and interactive voice response (IVR).
Help desk automation Trouble ticketing, knowledge management, self-service, IT asset management, network management, service level agreement (SLA) management and remote control.
Channel management Lead and contact management, partner portals, partner relationship management and market development funds management.

Important Considerations

As you evaluate which option is right for managing your customer relationships, there are a few additional things to keep in mind. If the following considerations are important to you, make sure to discuss them with vendors prior to selecting a CRM system.

  • Social CRM. CRM vendors increasingly offer social functionality (e.g., social media monitoring) within their CRM application. These systems allow you to access and use data from social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For instance, your sales rep could use the software to monitor a potential customer’s Twitter activity to look for purchasing signals and determine the right time to reach out and potentially close a deal.
Radian6 Social Listening Software
Salesforce's Radian6, an example of a CRM platform incorporating social media streams

 

  • Mobile CRM. Even if a CRM solution is Mac-based, there’s no a guarantee that the system will include support for your iPhone or iPad. If the system isn’t compatible with your device’s version of iOS, you may experience issues with appearance and performance. Meanwhile, a Web-based solution may not be built to run natively on iOS, resulting in a poor user experience on your mobile device. To make sure a system will work with your device, ask vendors if their software supports the version of your iPad or iPhone. (To learn more about CRM systems for mobile devices, check out our guides on mobile, iPad and Android CRM options.)
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  • Size of your business. Some CRM systems are only designed to serve the needs of small businesses, which may become an issue down the road as your company grows. If you’re a small business, the functionality offered by vendors that target mid-sized to enterprise-level companies may be more than you can reasonably use. Be sure to select a vendor that meets your level of business needs.