SuiteCRM SugarCRM vs Salesforce

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First of All, This Blog is Biased Towards SugarCRM/SuiteCRM Vs Salesforce

I have setup and used Salesforce and SugarCRM/SuiteCRM for clients. In my view, both are comparable in functions. I would dare to say that most of the the established cloud based CRMs are comparable. However, my primary reason for liking SugarCRM/SuiteCRM vs Salesforce and the other CRMs; is that SugarCRM spawned a FREE open sourced CRM called SuiteCRM. And as you will see below, the yearly pricing of CRMs can get very expensive.

Open-sourced software is software that the initial developer allows “anyone” to jump in and make changes to it. This can be a very powerful model of developing software.

SugarCRM stopped its open-sourced software in 2014 and then SuiteCRM grew out of this last open-sourced core file. With that said, even today, SuiteCRM  is pretty much the same program. SuiteCRM even has more functions than SugarCRM.

As Per Wikipedia:
“SuiteCRM won the BOSSIE Award 2015; and BOSSIE Award 2016; for the world’s best Open Source CRM. Infoworld, the curators of the BOSSIE awards stated that “In little more than a year, SuiteCRM has inspired the community and emerged as a new leader in open source CRM.” The award had been won by SugarCRM for the previous 8 years.”

SuiteCRM/SugarCRM vs Safesforce Cloud Based CRM Pricing Comparisons

Here is LINK to a great article by Brinsell outlining the costs of each service.

SuiteCRM Costs

Let is keep this simple….FREE!

SugarCRM Costs

For a smaller company with a couple of logins, the cost is about $2500 Canadian per year. You pretty much need at least 2.

For larger companies, for 50 users the cost is about $30,000 to $50,000 Canadian per year. As per above this cost is FREE with SuiteCRM!

Salesforce Costs

Salesforce for smaller companies is about the same as SugarCRM. The Cost for two basic users is about $2500 per year.

For larger companies however, it is much more. For 50 users about $55,000 to $110,000 per year.

How Do The Functions of SugarCRM/SuiteCRM Compare to Salesforce?

SugarCRM SuiteCRM Functions

First Let Us Look at SuiteCRM versus SugarCRM.

SuiteCRM has more functions than the basic SugarCRM version. SuiteCRM is closer to the SugarCRM Pro version.  Here is a LINK to a great overview created by SalesAgility.

Now Secondly, Here are SugarCRM/ SuiteCRM Key Aspects via this LINK

Salesforce Functions

Here Are Salesforce Key Aspects via this LINK

A Side By Side Chart of The Functions

Here is a LINK to a good article highlighting some of the differences/similarities of the two programs – SalesForce and SugarCRM. Here is LINK for a very detailed article (2014) highlighting the differences.

Here is another LINK to a Chart comparing SuiteCRM with Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics and SugarCRM.


You Thinking About Setting Up SuiteCRM?

My fee for a basic setup is around $500 and you pay only about $10.00 per month for hosting on the wickedly fast and stable Google Cloud. If you are interested, give me a call at 800-921-2681 or send us an email.



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Garrett Hall is an online marketing & development expert with eosFirst AuroraCon. eosFirst is a website design, online development, online marketing and information technology consultancy.

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