Salesforce Cost 650% More Than SalesLogix Cloud? SalesLogix Cloud vs. Salesforce

After my post on SalesLogix Cloud vs. Salesforce storage costs, I thought I’d take a step back and look at overall costs.  What an eye opener.  If you annualized the cost, Salesforce may be the most expensive CRM solution in the history of computing – $5,100 per user, PER YEAR.  I thought the Cloud / SaaS / Subscription model was supposed to reduce costs to the customer.  The problem for Salesforce is that it’s a Dot Com company launched in the 1990’s, with Dot Com technology under the hood, with a Cloudy Webby 2.0 marketing message.  It just doesn’t add up. Given their razor thin operating margins, their high cost of proprietary infrastructure and high sales and marketing costs, what would happen if they were forced to offer competitive pricing?  Maybe we’ll find out some day soon.

Bottom line: Salesforce Cost 650% More Than SalesLogix Cloud

SalesLogix Cloud vs. Salesforce.com

More in this series:

7 Ways SalesLogix Cloud Beats Salesforce.com

Salesforce Storage 500 Times More Expensive Than SalesLogix Cloud

Update: Scott Weber, our CRM Practice Manager, just talked with a prospect who is swithing from Salesforce to SalesLogix Cloud.  The Salesforce customer verified our pricing comparision.

Update 2: Getting a lot of hate comments on this post from Salesforce Fanboys – I’m not going to publish them. Go publish your rants somewhere else.

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David Tinjum

Dave is Founder and President of Customer FX Corporation. We all feel sorry for Dave - he's a wanna be geek who can't write a single line of code. How pathetic! Lucky for him, he's surrounded by a whole team of Alpha Geeks. Dave has been an industry insider since 1987 and is called the "Godfather of CRM" by some of his long time peers. He served as Chair of the GoldMine Channel Partner Council from 1993-2000 and Chair of the SalesLogix Business Partner Advisory Council from 1998-2004.

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