Differences and similarities between
Prophet Outlook CRM and Sales Outlook.
Businesses looking for a complete Outlook based CRM program have a couple of solid
products to choose from in the Prophet Outlook CRM and SalesOutlook. On the whole,
the two products have many similarities and few differences, but these differences
in the Outlook CRM clients are what will determine the best fit for your business.
The main components in which you will see the differences in these products are
within the customer support features and the cost effectiveness. Both Outlook CRM
software versions can provide great benefits for any company in need of an Outlook
CRM; however, these subtle differences will obviously put one on top.
Prophet Outlook CRM Features vs. SalesOutlook.
Prophet Outlook CRM and SalesOutlook are both designed to work directly
within the Outlook program already in use by your company. Each Outlook CRM has
a unique interface and its own set of user tools; however the functions are very
much the same between the Prophet Outlook CRM and SalesOutlook. Both allow users
to enter sales information and access reports, create customer files, and even customize
quotes. Each of the Outlook CRM features includes a group and scheduled emailing
system, allowing for automated contact with customers at specified intervals. Managers
can also use the features of the Outlook CRM to track individual sales quotas and
goals, making it easy to keep salespeople accountable. However, Prophet Outlook
CRM does give a slight advantage with its task delegation and tracking capabilities.
Prophet Outlook CRM vs. SalesOutlook System Requirements.
The system requirements for both Prophet Outlook CRM and SalesOutlook are
quite attainable for most businesses. Both are supported by Windows 2000 and XP,
however the Prophet Outlook CRM has been updated to handle Vista. SalesOutlook has
a minimum 500MHz processor requirement, but recommends 2GHz. Prophet Outlook CRM
needs at least 800MHz to run properly, but has no strict higher recommendation on
the site. Both require 512mb RAM to run the programs. SalesOutlook asks that users
have at least 250mb of free disk space for the program itself, however it will need
more space for the large number of Outlook CRM user files. Prophet Outlook CRM simply
states a need for 700mb of free disk space for the programs and files. The age and
power of your company’s computer systems will help you choose the best Outlook
CRM for your business.
Prophet Outlook CRM vs. SalesOutlook Customer Support.
Each of the Outlook CRM products offers online customer support to their
clients. SalesOutlook does not offer free technical support, with the exception
of a short period immediately following purchase. Customers must either use the
interface and tools provided to them or purchase a paid technical assistance plan
for this Outlook CRM. The Prophet Outlook CRM customer support staff is ready to
help their clients with any Outlook CRM needs throughout their use of the Outlook
CRM. There are searchable knowledge databases for instant help, or Outlook CRM users
can email the support team during business hours for assistance. Also, Prophet offers
self-service tutorials, as well as affordable training options to teach you and
your staff how to get the most out of your Outlook CRM. If your company may be in
need of assistance, decide for yourself which Outlook CRM offers the best in customer
Cost Effectiveness of Prophet Outlook CRM vs. SalesOutlook.
While the main features of Prophet Outlook CRM and SalesOutlook are virtually
the same, there is quite a difference in the pricing of these two Outlook CRM versions.
SalesOutlook CRM pricing begins at about $500, plus the individual price of whatever
add-ons you choose. Add to that the cost of any service plans you may be in need
of to calculate the total cost of your SalesOutlook CRM. With Prophet, you can purchase
the basic edition of the Outlook CRM for under $200 and versions that are even more
advanced for just slightly more. Both products give you 30 days to evaluate the
product and return it, should the Outlook CRM not meet your business needs. Quite
simply, though both products have a lot of similarities, the Prophet Outlook CRM
has a bit more to offer its customers for their hard earned dollar.