What are good alternatives to freshsales

Are you looking for an alternative to fresh sales? Meet Bigin from Zoho CRM

When it comes to the best way to get started with CRM for small and micro businesses, there is no discussion.
Bigin offers small teams powerful automation combined with all the right CRM functions for your sales success.

Access BiginSign up for free

Does Freshsales have the right ones
Small Business Features?

Freshsales is one of the many new CRM vendors who have challenged the status quo of CRM. With integrated telephony and a relatively simple user interface compared to Salesforce, the provider has succeeded in creating CRM software for companies of all sizes. Freshsales describes its Blossom tariff as “perfect” for small teams. But if you compare Bigin to the Freshsales Blossom plan, you will find that small businesses are actually missing essential features when choosing Freshsales for their business.

It is well known that features like automation and analytics play a key role in the success of any business. This is why so many small businesses are switching from using traditional methods like spreadsheets to a CRM. But many of the current CRM vendors, including Freshsales, feel that these essential features are only suitable for larger businesses. The result? They are conveniently moving features like workflow automation and even basic reports to higher versions of their CRM just to sell their higher priced plans. We want to change that with Bigin.

Zoho really cares about the needs of
small and micro businesses

With more than 20 years in the software industry, we have developed a deeper understanding of the current small business market. That's why we brought Bigin to market with the needs of millions of small and micro businesses in mind. With a focus on ease of use and a minimal learning curve, Bigin completely covers your contact and pipeline management needs and enables you to close more deals in less time. With a 360-degree view of your contact information, you'll have more time to interact with prospects and drive relationships forward. Sending marketing campaigns to your customers is easy with the built-in bulk email functionality or Bigin's native integration with Zoho Campaigns for your advanced email marketing needs.

Take a look at some of the
Features of Bigin:

  • Multiple pipelines
  • Automation of work processes
  • Customizable dashboards
  • Integrated telephony
  • Integration with third party apps
  • Enterprise-class security
  • Mobile apps for iOS and Android
Comparison of features and prices

Bigin Express vs. Freshsales Blossom

That means a saving of 40 % per user per month.
FRESHSALES BLOSSOM $ 12 / user / month / billed annually
Contact, company and offers
G Suite, Office 365 and Zapier integration
Custom roles
Custom fields


BIGIN EXPRESS $ 7 / user / month / billed annuallySave 40 %

SALESFORCE ESSENTIALS $ 12 / user / month / billed annually

Contact, company and deal management

G Suite, Office 365 and Zapier integration

Custom roles

Custom fields

Don't end up paying more for fewer features

With Bigin, you get both great value for money and a product that is truly tailored to the needs of small businesses. We don't want you to end up paying more for fewer features. Take the right step today.

This is what the first time users say

We were so impressed by Bigin’s ‘perfect fit’ for small organizations and we have now consolidated all information about our clients and projects in Bigin. It's impressive to see that such an affordable product helps in managing duplication of records, customizing fields specific to our processes, providing dashboards to manage the performance of emails, and even linking up with the Twitter accounts of our clients. Read the full case study

I am super impressed with Bigin. I was looking for a simpler lead management and automation tool and I finally arrived at the right platform after trying multiple tools in the last few years. It has completely transformed the sales process and I regularly recommend Bigin to my contacts.

I want to sincerely thank the entire Bigin Team for developing this excellent platform for SMBs who are quite keen on getting rid of excel datasheets. My primary requirement was exactly the same, and Bigin has offered so much more. This has increased the overall productivity of my sales team, and I have already recommended Bigin to friends in different sectors.

I found Bigin extremely easy to learn and utilize. I was bit scared if my assistants will able to learn it quickly. But to my surprise they have started using fully within 2 weeks of time. Mobile apps and its connectivity with server is superb and quick.

Luison Lassala General Manager, Bedrock Success Consulting
Vikas KakkarFounder CEO, HireXP
Dhruvesh Lakhani Founding Director, Investacc Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd.
Anant TikoneManaging Director, Antech Micro Systems Pvt Ltd.
* The names and logos for Zoho are trademarks of Zoho Corp. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names are the property of their respective owners. Comparative information as of April 24, 2020. The prices quoted are in USD.