Web Extra: 12 Salesforce apps for small businesses

November 17, 2014 -  By

Included in the November 2014 cover story “Cracking the code,” Salesforce is among the most widely used accounting and sales/CRM software programs in the green industry. Here, we list 12 apps for small businesses that integrate with the program, as categorized on the appexchange, brushing the surface on their functions and pricing.

 1. Appirio Cloud Sync

Price: $4/user/month

Appirio Cloud Sync liaises between your Google Apps calendar and contacts and Salesforce calendar and contacts.

2. Bizible

Price: $500/company/month

Bizible connects companies’ sales and marketing data to shed light on marketing budgets. In addition, it integrates with marketing channels such as AdWords, Bing Ads and Facebook.

3.Box

Price: Free

A file-sharing tool, Box allows users to share, edit and view files with other team members, plus monitor customer downloads.

4. Cirrus Insight

Price: $19.99/user/month

Solely integrating Gmail and Salesforce, Cirrus Insight offers a two-way synchronization between the email platform and software.

5. Contactually

Price: $19.99/user/month

Contactually acts as a digital personal assist, providing follow-up reminders for clients and tracking touches with leads to suggest when you should reach out to them next.

6. Desk.com

Price: Free

Desk.com integrates with Salesforce for additional lead tracking and customer support, such as through interacting via social media.

7. FinancialForce

Price: Differs per user

Tagged as a human capital management platform, FinancialForce allows users to recruit, hire and track employees in one app.

8. Jitterbit Data Loader

Price: Free

Jitterbit Data Loader is an automated import/export data tool for flat files and databases.

9. LinkPoint Connect

Price: $5/user/month

LinkPoint Connect allows users to leverage their access to Salesforce from their Microsoft Outlook accounts, integrating Outlook activity—emails, contacts, tasks and more—with Salesforce.

10. Oracle BigMachines Express

Price: Differs per user

Oracle BigMachines Express gives sales teams a hand in quoting products and services as well as generating proposals. It comprises for modules—configuration, pricing, quoting and renewals.

11. ToutApp

Price: $30/user/moth

ToutApp acts as a sales template, managing email correspondence with clients and leads in one place and in real time.

12. SteelBrick CPQ

Price: $45/user/month

Delivering quoting and pricing accuracy, SteelBrick CPQ is natively built on Salesforce1 and available on the Salseforce Mobile app.

Sarah Pfledderer

About the Author:

Former Associate Editor Sarah Pfledderer is a West Coast-based contributing editor for Landscape Management.

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