Exactly. Neither have we. So when we set about comparing our CRM to others we wanted to take a different approach.
The comparison we’ve put together is based on whether it’s possible (and how much it costs) to do in HubSpot what you can do in Close.
For some of you, HubSpot will be the better option. What we’re trying to demonstrate is when Close is a better fit than our competitor.
When comparing these two products, the main difference that stands out is price and functionality. HubSpot Sales offers no inbound calling, no SMS, no historical import of email conversations & no bulk email features. To top that, HubSpot Sales has additional costs associated in the form of setup fees, third-party apps and a minimum payment for 10 users if you’re on the Enterprise plan ($14,400 annually).
HubSpot is a good standalone CRM, but a lot of the critical functionality required by a high-performing sales team is highly dependent on expensive third party applications.
There are also some key sales functions that, even with a third-party app, you just cannot perform using HubSpot. With Close, they’re all built-in.