TeamLeader software suite offers CRM, Project Management and Invoicing apps. While it does offer multiple apps in a single platform, critical factors like usability, learning curve and lack of integration of different apps makes it “not a good fit” for small businesses.
TeamWave provides out-of-the-box solution to help small businesses manage and streamline everything in their company (Project Management, CRM & HR) while maintaining a strong focus on usability.
Why TeamWave is the leading TeamLeader Alternative.
1. Ease of Use
Small businesses need simple software that can provide most of the functionality out-of-the-box. Essentially the software should have a minimal learning curve, setup time and save resources (time and money).
With TeamLeader you can create projects, tasks and set milestones. But, many other important features like common messaging for team members, collaborative note making, project management via email, event scheduling are not available. TeamWave comes pre-loaded with various features required for important business functions and helps you get started right away. Here are couple of examples:
There is no dedicated workflow to share your projects with clients to gather feedback and collaborate while delivering the project. All you can do is link the project with the contact person present in CRM. The project management section doesn’t have clear distinctions for different sections. Here is how it looks:
TeamWave has default set of tools (file sharing, discussion board, time log, etc.) inside each project.
TeamWave has a specialised workflow to collaborate with clients or vendors. Just invite just one person from your client’s team and they will be able to independently add/manage their entire team.
There is no discussion board in TeamLeader where team members can ask questions and seek suggestions.
TeamWave’s discussion board facilitates brain-storming, gathers ideas and makes sure that everyone sees them. It helps the team to achieve consensus and keep important decisions on the record.
TeamLeader displays all the tasks without any option to break down larger tasks into task lists. This approach is useful when you’d like to keep a set of tasks in a group.
TeamWave has a section to view all the tasks from all the projects. You can view the tasks for certain project by opening up the project and applying various filters. Easily breakdown large tasks into smaller tasks by grouping them in a task list.
Project Management via Email
While both TeamLeader and TeamWave offer email storage in the project via inbox, TeamWave offers more useful options like creating discussion thread, adding tasklists directly via email.
CRM Pipeline View
TeamLeader offers only list view of deals. It lacks the user-interface to provide compelete visibility of the deals across all the sales stages.
TeamWave’s CRM is built around a proven sales pipeline management methodology.