So far the better CRM
easier than other CRM Ive used, the pricing is reasonable, but some things still needs alot of improvement, man I cant believe no one out their has something simple to use and actually works!!! and does not cost an arm and a leg....
for the past four years we have used Zoho,Oprius,Bartchbook. Bigcontacts seems to be the easier one to pull reports, the contacts info has all the email,tasks,notes right in one place making it easy for everyone to review what is going on with each customer.
The non tech people that use it are not having a difficult time, that is one of the major reasons we switched.
We have a retail business, the marketing portion of bigcontacts lacks I was under that impression when I sing up I can send out thank you cards, and email follow ups but I had to sign up for vertical response so I have to double enter contact info to do all that.....pretty lame, Ive ask tech support about the integration but after after several emails Ive never got a straight response only that they are working with a vendor.
I also wanted to up load a couple of list and some contacts maybe deputes, bigcontacts does not combine dupes...you have to fix everything on one list then up load it...if you have a new list it will over write the existing one....what????
Response from BigContacts
Thank you for the feedback. We have some great news for you as there appears to be some confusion regarding the marketing module.
"the marketing portion of Bigcontacts lacks I was under that impression when I sing up I can send out thank you cards, and email follow ups but I had to sign up for vertical response so I have to double enter contact info to do all that"
We give you the ability to easily filter any group of contacts within BigContacts and have the list instantly populate for you in VerticalResponse so that you can schedule your email or postcard campaign. NO double entry of contact information needed at all. We would be happy to show you how this works in greater detail and encourage you to take advantage of our FREE best practice webinars to learn more. http://www.bigcontacts.com/best-practices-webinars-for-web-based-crm/
Ex-Salesforce.com user appreciates value of BigContacts
I would definitely recommend BigContacts for ease of use, price, features, and value.
The BigContacts CRM System is pretty straightforward in terms of setup and implementation. Once you learn the basic rules in terms of setting up fields, etc. you can begin using the software with confidence. The videos are extremely helpful also. The price is one-third to one-fourth the cost of Salesforce.com.
There are a few features that are a little less intuitive and may require some help from support. If you can't find the right answer in the support materials or the videos they will get on the phone after you have placed a support request. This may take some time if it is off hours, but the response is always within a 24 hour window at the longest.
Does the Job /Good value.
Love 3.0 - Smooth and Clean - Intuitive
I have been using Big C for several years now. I have gone through various iterations on the way to it becoming better.
I'm impressed that the company has grown into a great organization. Great product and very responsive.
I love to be able to give feedback easily while an issue is at hand. I don't mind waiting for a response because I can keep working.
3.0 has a great feel and is very intuitive. I love that some of my suggestions have been incorporated in this new release. I'm sure others suggested some of the same things but it is great to see Big C being responsive to the feedback.
I would highly recommend this to others, and in fact have done so.
Keep up the good work and thanks.
Ease of use, clean
Big Contacts is a great CRM for small business
We went with Big Contacts after Cisco bought WebEx and then disbanded the product. While at the time BC didn't meet all our needs it was the best fit at an affordable price. Since then many functions have been improved and added.
We need BC for our contact database. It is extremely easy to segment our database by customized tags. We use it every day to manage our marketing campaigns, sales process, and generally manage our business.
We have been Big Contact subscribers for over six year. Here's why we like it:
1. easy to use
2. works well for a team of people working together
3. the task reminders are a great function
4. the reporting function is fairly easy to use
The things we'd wish were added or improved are:
1. better connection of email to outlook
Great CRM system!
This system is amazing! I only wish that you didn't have to upgrade for something as simple as a new user. I also have to say that every time I had a problem I got a quick response in the chat. In addition, with the new system they are getting ready to launch they asked for our feedback, I sent it, and all the updates or changes I requested they made and immediately! This only says one t hing about them....THEY GENUINELY CARE ABOUT YOU!!!!!
Being able to utilize one software for all my needs; email, billing, tasks, clients. Everything!
Not being able to add as many users needed; for us 3 in the BIG package.
Best thing we ever did
Big Contacts has helped gather our customer information in a way we were not doing in the past. It has made territory realignments much simpler and easier for the new rep. I highly recommend BC, as we have been a customer for over six years. Customer service is excellent and easy to work with.
Ease of use
Reports could have more detailed information
Very strong CRM for a fair price
This is the second time that I am using Big Contacts and the experience remains very positive. The support I have received has been very good. The process to get started is also very easy.
Web-based and flexible
I wish the functionality was just a slight bit more customizable.
A lot of bang for your buck
Extremely user-friendly CRM!
I just loved being able to keep "on task" with customers. it's so difficult to remember all the details & Big Contacts helps you keep you organized and able to follow up.
It was so easy to use - intuitive functionality.
No email tracking. Often emailing thru the system would go to receiver's junk (i think). My main suggestion would be to offer email tracking to be able to see if receiver has opened message. Minor complaint would be sometimes (not every time - maybe user error?) the Company Name would not appear in contact search.
I love Big Contacts!
Big Contacts has made my life easier. I've used it over the years for my business. It allows me to keep everything organized, contacts are easy to find and I don't waste valuable time searching for information like I used to before. Everything is simple and laid out well. I highly recommend this program if you are in business for yourself and need a place to store client or prospect information.
Easy to use, convenient, well laid out.
Works for what I need it to do!
I use this program to send emails to my new team members. It is very functional and does the job that I need it to do. The emails are easy to edit and create. Overall, I'm happy with the results I have using this program.
Ease of use
Having trouble figuring out how to embed videos into emails.
Great Web-based Program
I don't know if the number of people using the system has increased considerably in a short period of time, but maybe another server would help the issue with the program locking up.
It keeps everything very organized for us. There are multiple employees contacting the same people, and we can easily record everything we do.
It is also great that we can access the program from anywhere - it increases the convenience of the system since we aren't tied down to one computer.
The customer service BigContacsts provides is amazing! It has been great how helpful the staff has been with my questions as I've learned to use the program.
The system sometimes freezes, since it is web-based. Sometimes it doesn't register that it has sent an email, so we are unable to know if it has sent or not. It doesn't reflect well on our company.
Great Software, Great Price, Great Support
Big Contacts Review
Overall, I recommend that someone interested in Big Contacts request a trial period to test the program before buying. I am overall, relatively satisfied with the program, and would recommend that any small business give it a try.
Big Contacts provides a comprehensive contact management database with a variety of sales and marketing management tools. Regularly, they release updates and enhancements to their user interface that make the program more user friendly and logical.
Big Contacts is web based, and therefore, there are times when unreliable internet connectivity or browser issues can cause the program to be unreliable. I have found that each time a new release or enhancement is implemented, there are small glitches and bugs that can impair the usability of the program. In addition, since the program is web based, it requires internet connectivity that is not always available when traveling. Big Contacts has advertised that they will soon release an Outlook Synchronization tool, but there is no projected release date on this. In addition, there is no dedicated customer service telephone line to call for technical assistance. In my opinion, their level of customer service is unsatisfactory.
Changed my business!!
I have been with my director sales company for over 6 years, and a leader for 5 of those. While I LOVE creating systems, and using them, paper just wasn't working for me, and I was inconsistent, and drowning, trying to keep up with my customers, hostesses, and my team. In February, I decided to "try" big contacts for 3 months, with the agreement of my husband that if we didn't see significant improvement, I would stop using it. Just TWO months in, and I earned my highest commission check ever! I have systems for everything now, and nothing gets lost because I didn't open my planner! I am in front of my computer daily, so all it takes is logging in, and working down my task list. I have referred many people to BigContacts, and they all thank me profusely after using it!
Simple program and great customer support
Straightforward but effective contact tool
Excellent set of tools to keep contact lists and client connections updated, and also email shout outs and marketing help make for a much more centralized client relationship building tool.
So far none, trialing the software with our somewhat smaller customer base. Customer support also very helpful in initial setting up of our software.
A small business tool
Big Contacts review
We are still in the roll out phase, the uptake so far has been positive.
The sales guys are adjusting to the online inputting of data. The sales team are starting to let the flow of data drive tasks.
Lightweight, off system package
Some of the screens are not too intuitive.
7 years ago, I was looking for a way to effectively manage my contacts & keep track of notes & frequency of contact. Big Contacts has surpassed my expectations & I have recommended it to countless colleagues.
The options for tracking personal details, notes & event details
I wish they had an app
A reliable tool that is easy to use.
Clean, easy to use Web Based Contact Management CRM solution. Great support. Affordable.
Email section has a basic editor. Not as elegant as one might like.
Response from BigContacts
Thank your for taking the time to review BigContacts.
As you likely already know by now, we rolled out one of the latest and most capable email text editors on the market, allowing you all the functionality that you might need when creating emails for your clients and prospects.
We hope you like the new email text editor.
Big Contacts Is Good Value
pretty easy to use
links to outlook should be imporved
Response from BigContacts
Thank you for your recent review of BigContacts.
We wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we have an Outlook Synchronization module that is coming out soon. We think that you will really like this new functionality.
We announce all new product developments through our product news blog at http://www.bigcontacts.com/news/. You can subscribe to be instantly notified as we release new features.
Great Overall Functionality
Been using Bigcontacts for five years. I use it mainly because it is reasonably priced and gives a good value. We have integrated it with our online store registration system for tracking new registered users.
Easy to use and set up.
Lacks some integrations of the more expensive products like Google Adwords and chat widget on the web site.