Capsule CRM vs Salesforce
Last updated: March 21, 2018
The easy online CRM for doing business. Use Capsule to keep track of the people and companies you do business with, communications with them, opportunities in the pipeline, and what needs to be done when.
Most-popular CRM. Easy collaboration. Proven cloud platform. Salesforce.com offers everything you need to transform your business into a Social Enterprise, so you can connect to customers and employees like never before. With no software or hardware to install, you're up and running—and seeing a positive impact on your business—quickly. Free Salesforce alternatives for small business are: Zoho CRM, Bitrix24, CapsuleCRM, Insightly, FreeCRM. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted Salesforce alternatives pay attention to SugarCRM, SuiteCRM, vtiger.
2010 - Salesforce goes into amoral crowdsourcing to keep up with Capsule CRM
Nowadays the confidentiality of personal information is not so important. Especially for sales guys, like Salesforce's management. Today, Salesforce has acquired Jigsaw, which TechCrunch's Mike Arrington at first called evil and then simply amoral. Jigsaw - is a huge (21 million) online database of contacts and companies, filled by crowdsourcing: users add contact information of other people (without their knowledge) usually from business cards. When the service appeared in 2006, it paid people $1 for each added contact. Then Jigsaw sell the access to contacts database to companies using cold calling (or spammers). And there was no way to remove your contacts from the service.
A year ago, Jigsaw added the ability to delete personal data and stopped paying for the adding contacts. Now, users just get points for this and then buy access to other contacts (i.e. sales persons are exchanging their contacts). That was the moment when the services went from Evil to Amoral.
But despite its amorality Jigsaw has always been financially successful. It received $12 million funding from respectable investors, and its revenue has risen to $30 million per year. And now, Salesforce has purchased it for $142 million.
Salesforce already can pull contact information from Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks. So that Jigsaw base will be quite appropriate to them.