Highrise vs SugarCRM

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.
SugarCRM is an alternative CRM system that is available in both open source and Commercial open source applications. Sugar's functionality includes sales-force automation, marketing campaigns, customer support, collaboration, Mobile CRM, Social CRM and reporting.
Comparing Highrise vs SugarCRM is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like SugarCRM has more user-friendly interface than Highrise because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that SugarCRM is more popular than Highrise

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Highrise CRM improves reporting and activity feed (in 2016)
- IBM tightens integration with SugarCRM (in 2016)
- SugarCRM gets improved Search, Tagging (in 2016)
- Highrise 2.0 for the iPhone is ready (in 2015)
- Highrise becomes a separate company (in 2014)
- SugarCRM 6 - cloudy open-source CRM (in 2010)
- SugarCRM follows Salesforce strategy (in 2009)
- SugarCRM becomes a part of Microsoft open-source strategy (in 2009)
- Sugar Express - SugarCRM on the Sugar Open Cloud (in 2009)
- SugarCRM Adds Hooks to Cloud Data Services (in 2008)

Looks like SugarCRM was recently more active than Highrise (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Highrise and SugarCRM meet head to head:

2014 - Highrise becomes a separate company to challenge SugarCRM

Early this year 37signals company announced that it's renaming from 37signals to Basecamp and slimming all product except one - Basecamp. Other products were going to be sold or spined off into stand-alone companies. So they decided to start with Highrise CRM - the second most popular app after Basecamp. Jason Fried, Basecamp CEO, says that they rejected a few deep-pocket buyers (including big software companies) because their plans included shuttering Highrise and rolling the customers into their existing product. At last they decided to spin off Highrise, so now it will run as its own company with its own CEO (Nathan Kontny), its own team, its own board, and its own budget (Highrise generates multi-million dollar annual profits). During the transition period, Highrise will lease some infrastructure and support agents from Basecamp, but ultimately it’ll be completely self-sufficient.