Highrise vs Salesforce

Highrise CRM allows to save and organize notes and email conversations for up to 30,000 customers and contacts, keep track of proposals and deals, share status with your company, department, or team.
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.

2012 - Salesforce adds social CRM features to Do.com to keep up with Highrise

Do.com - is a simple (and free) service for managing tasks and projects that Salesforce has created on the basis of the purchased Manymoon last year. And because all Salesforce applications should become more social and customer-oriented, the first update of Do.com is following this direction. Actually it's quite reasonable because almost all tasks that arise in any company or related either to projects, or to customers. Projects are already present in Do.com. Now it add the Contacts module. You can pull contacts from your account on Facebook or Google+ (or simply import contacts from CSV file). Contacts can be sorted using tags and linked with tasks.

In addition to the Contacts section Do.com is adding another module that usually present in CRM systems - Deals. You can link tasks to deals, change their status and assign a deal owner. On the beautiful deals dashboard you can quickly evaluate the current state of each deal and forecast the company's revenue.