Great opportunity when leveraged properly
When I started working with Redtail, the previous employees in my office had not learned how to use it properly and so it was a mess. But once I got some training under my belt, I was able to understand Redtail better and started fixing all the errors that previous employees had implemented.
The team at Redtail really have thought about nearly everything. There are so many amazing features built in to the Redtail CRM that it is only at the user's own neglect if your office isn't operating more efficiently.
I really appreciate utilizing automations to trigger workflows, and the reports that can be generated to track results or see an overview of how we've been doing.
Not everything is necessarily intuitive. But go to Redtail University. The training you get there opens the door to understand how everything works inside of the CRM.
Great fit for small to medium sized RIAs looking for a CRM solution tuned to the Financial Advisor.
Straight forward migration from ACT with good migration support, so we were up and running quickly. We now have an SEC-compliant, cloud-based CRM which seamlessly tracks and archives client email communications and has a good SEC-compliant document repository.
Low price point for a CRM that is built from the ground up to support Financial Advisers. SEC-compliant document management and email make this easy to archive and track client documents and communications in the secure cloud. Good integration with CopyTalk.
The iphone app is really not that robust. It's ok, but we would much rather see a higher performance, more feature rich implementation.
Redtail CRM Review
Overall, I am very impressed with Redtail. I wasn't a part of the team who chose this software. It was in place when I joined my present company. But I have enjoyed using it and wish I'd been given it for the previous companies I worked with.
Redtail allows you to input just about every detail imaginable about your clients. It gives you birthday reminders. You're able to store related documents for client accounts. It integrates with multiple software programs so that client information can pre-populate when you're completing applications. It allows you a simple way to document client conversations. It's just about the most robust CRM I've seen out! Wow!
I think this is a minor drawback but it matters because other programs seem to offer this option. You cannot merge records. If you find the you have entered a client twice, there's no way to merge the records and keep what you want to keep.
Decent online CRM with price being one of the best features - but you get what you pay for....
It is one of the lower cost CRM softwares available and for companies that can't afford anything better this is a decent solution. We quickly outgrew it's usage and moved on to something much more robust and usable.
It is fairly simple to do all of the basic functions of the software. Add contacts and information, look up contacts, edit information. I really liked that there would be a red reminder at the bottom of the webpage letting you know of an upcoming appointment within 30 minutes time. There is a search bar at the top of the screen no matter what page you are on which is nice to be able to change contacts "on the fly".
Since it is web-based it is accessible from anywhere you have web access.
Redtail is almost too simple. Without enough robust features it comes in as a very simple contact manager and calendar. Since it is web based you must keep it open in your web browser at all times to have it easily accessible - BUT - most people have multiple tabs open and it is not "in-your-face" as an software application would/could be. Although there are many pros to having a web based CRM there are drawbacks as well. One being that you are automatically logged out after 30 minutes. I believe this was the highest time you could set it to and this gets old very quickly.
The app for phones really stinks too and was barely usable or helpful overall making it almost not even worth using.
Great CRM for your Small Business
The team behind RedTail are always trying to improve their software based on suggestions from users. They hold trainings that travel around the country yearly so there is sure to be one near you. Unlike most software trainings, these are FUN! It's a very robust system with many detailed reports and some great search functionality too.
When changing your password (required periodically) you can't use the last THIRTEEN passwords. It says something for the security of the program but, c'mon....13?!
Not impressed by the user-interface, but the CRM serves it's function.
We are able to see detailed notes on clients, and those notes never go away.
I enjoy that all information is thoroughly saved once it's in the system. You can't accidentally or intentionally delete comments/notes on clients accounts. This is crucial in a field where we need to know what has been communicated to our clients.
This CRM allows us to produce reports that show when/where the client came in. This is an important process to understand how we should interact with clients to better serve them.
There are a lot of things I dislike with the software, especially for how much it costs.
The interface is somewhat easy to learn, but it tends to be clunky. It takes longer than I would hope to find client names in the database, and it seems the product focuses more on integrating with other companies than it does on simplicity.
Adding activities/tasks on a to-do list is something we highly value. The process of adding new tasks tends to be a little overcomplicated, and it doesn't organize well.
Using workflows for specific clients is not very easy either. We spent a lot of time developing workflows for clients, but ended up ditching it for handwritten notes! Ouch. It was quicker, more efficient, and more reliable than using the CRM.
WARNING: You might need a computer programming degree to use this software!
I use it only for database information. It is a powerful tool but LACKS usability and the ability for people to get informative reports
It is a GREAT database tool, so much information in one place
Using this information EFFICIENTLY & EFFECTIVELY is near-impossible. The reporting area is the most-complex, time-consuming, difficult, complicated, horrific, stressful thing I've ever witnessed in my 30+ years in the workforce. JUST TO RUN A SIMPLE REPORT to gather the amazing database information, requires a huge headache to figure out. It is NOT SIMPLE, it is NOT USER-FRIENDLY at all. It takes multiple steps and a host of IF, AND, OR, BUT, EQUAL to, or LESS THAN, or is not blank, etc., etc., etc., to perform. Then to get a printout in a clean, readable, PDF type-file???? Forget about it! I have to call customer service EVERY SINGLE TIME I need to run a report. Something that should only take a few moments to run takes HOURS. I have been using this for several years, complain about it on forums along with a host of many others, but it has yet to be addressed. This software should not be this difficult to use. If you only need a database, this will serve your needs. If you need in-depth reports to use the information you have, good luck!
HMFG Redtail Review
Having an interface that talks to other programs has helped out quite a bit. The ability to have a program do more tedious work that is done repeatedly has saved the firm time doing more important things.
There are not many things that we see as a negative. Some of the options that are there to help customize are a bit hard to find but besides that there are not many issues.
Terrible Customer Service and Tech Support
There were many features and functions that were touted during the discovery process and were main reasons why we choose Redtail Tailwag CRM over others. But after migrating our data into the system, we learned many of those features and functions don't work. Working with the customer service team to get these issues resolved has been an absolute nightmare. We are constantly told "our tech team is working on a fix, and unfortunately we don't know when this issue will be fixed". And you have to stay on top of these issues, or else the tech team will simply stop working on your issue, and when you follow up with customer service, they start the entire process all over again. We have over 5 issues with the CS team right now that have been pending for over a year!
If changing CRM systems and getting comfortable with the new software wasn't such a large undertaking for the firm, we would have switched to a different CRM a long time ago.
- cloud based
- sleek interface
- Terrible customer service
- Terrible tech support
- Poor functionality
- Too many features and not enough of them work
We have been users of RedTail for 10+ years and only utilize a small portion of what is available, yet the $ spent is well worth it.
Ease of use, amount of resources and linking features is great.
Can sometimes be overwhelming or difficult to navigate - mainly learning curve issues, but I'm not a big enough user to justify the cost of the "school".
Excellent set up
Redtail CRM software has a very intuitive setup. However, the mobile app leaves something to be desired. A persistent password reset issue, and he absence of push notifications makes the app clunky to use. The core of the software is as intuitive as any though.
Intuitive, very efficient
Subpar mobile app experience due to recurring password resets and no push notifications for calendar events
Awesome Product and it keeps getting better
I seriously love Redtail, I have used other CRM's but Redtail was so easy to use and when I have a question I can either search online and watch a video or call customer service. Best customer service around.
Ease of use. Integration with 360. Customization. CUSTOMER SERVICE is the best.
Workflows, they have updated them but still not the best.
I wish I had had this software my entire career.
This is a very time-saving product and robust in its integrations with other software and data sources.
This software is very robust and includes many integrations that create a real value for our company.
The workflow portion has not yet been to full use in our model. I would prefer a more Microsoft Project approach to this feature
Decent value CRM for basic tasks
It works well as a basic CRM for managing contacts, notes, and ongoing tasks as well as the ability to sort clients based on any data point. However, though it is a good value, it cannot provide integration with software providing data feeds, up-to-date investment account data, etc. and is not meant to be a "all in one CRM/practice management" tool.
Easy to navigate, add/edit contacts, create different groups, ongoing tasks and ability to assign to other team members, ability to archive my outlook emails to existing contacts.
Limited functionality, not able to integrate with other software for financial services, mobile app is too simple and limited.
Easy to Use
Easy of use and cross-platform capabilities.
This software is easy to use and it is also easy to train new team members on how to use it. Also the mobile app makes being offsite much easier.
Some of the functions are a bit basic. Most of them have to do with searching inside of the database.
Useful features and fairly easy to use
Great overall tool to manage our team's ongoing tasks, notify each other when a task is updated or a note added, record keeping of notes on our clients, syncs with Outlook and other tools.
Organizing all my tasks day to day and long-term, with ability to share and reallocate tasks among users
Not as intuitive in how to use some features, and doesn't have an easy way to access training or learning modules to get up to speed on utilizing all the features.
great software, very user friendly, easily implemented and integrated with other software platforms
i like that it not only integrates with my broker dealer but also with sales/lead software vendors and constant contact for easy updating and soliciting
takes some time to get used to and to fully implement and the university or training can get a bit daunting
We have been using Redtail for almost five years now and it has really improved our functionality and minimizes errors. We have processes in place and Redtail allows for tracking to enhance customer service and minimize redundancy.
Ease of use. Simple to train others to use
To fully utilize some features take a bit of work
Red Tail is a great system but is not intuitive and is sometimes difficult to navigate.
There are many programs that work well with Red Tail.
It is compatible with a lot of programs but to get to the IT people to have them speak to each other is a very arduous journey. Once you explain what you need it can take up to 90 days or more to get it integrated.
It is not always easy to learn and it can take some time. You will need to take some time to get used to the system.
Highly intuitive, tons of features
Great CRM for business.
Redtail CRM has been a love/hate relationship but we are still using it!
The system is a great value and isn't too heavy on functions we don't need like Salesforce.
Great customer service and support! Really awesome team that listens to feedbacks and makes changes and updates accordingly. I've voted on many ideas that have been added to Redtail so I feel valued as a customer and know the company is working to stay in front of client needs.
The software clones the home address and phone number to the spouse when entering contacts. However when using search functions, the spouse does not technically have information entered for their address or home phone number so searches do not include them. I think it is redundant to enter the information twice. They are working on the ability to use a spreadsheet to upload information by the user. Currently a spreadsheet can be emailed and their team will upload within 24 or 48 hours but our office does not have time for such.
Well Rounded CRM for Advisors
Cost, ability to integrate, and customization. There are many fields and options to tailor to your business needs. The subscription models for the # of users you get for the price is a great deal. Lots of resources/training and customer service is excellent. Without this support, Redtail could appear overwhelming in a good way to the average user.
Biggest complaint is the lack of calendar and contact syncing with Office 365. There are desktop programs that sync but this requires you to have your laptop on and sometimes I don't use my computer everyday (tablet instead some days) and thus my info wouldn't be synced.
Rules for reports and to set up workflows could be more user friendly.
It is a useful CRM system for all client data
Company data information
I like the organization of it and how much specific information can be recorded or the use of custom fields as well.
Sometimes trying to find or edit a piece of information is very hard to find.
Also when you are exporting lists of names or information it is not user friendly and doesnt give you enough choices to narrow it down to.