Social media marketing is important for every company. For most professional businesses, this includes LinkedIn marketing campaigns. However, individually sending outreach messages and generating leads is time-consuming and often impractical.
This is where LinkedIn automation software comes into play, offering efficiency in lead generation. Two popular options on the market are OctopusCRM and Meet Alfred. Here’s how both tools stack up against each other.
OctopusCRM has all of the basic LinkedIn helper functions, such as InMail automation and performance tracking. The software also offers some innovative features, including the ability to bypass the LinkedIn connection limits by letting you connect via email.
However, Meet Alfred offers a greater range of features and LinkedIn tools, ideal for every level of business, such as customizable templates, multi-channel marketing and wider integration with third-party tools. This means Meet Alfred is right for your business now and in the future as it grows.
Pricing also favors Meet Alfred. Meet Alfred costs only $29, eking out OctopusCRM’s $39.99. And although both have a free trial, Meet Alfred allows users twice as much time to test the software.
Read our full comparison below, and see why businesses choose Meet Alfred over OctopusCRM.
On the surface, Meet Alfred and OctopusCRM offer many of the same LinkedIn automation software features. Both programs let users send automated messages, integrate with essential programs, include built-in CRM functionality, and send personalized automated invites. However, as one of the premium LinkedIn tools for business, Meet Alfred offers a competitive advantage in its features, pricing and support.
One of the major differences between Meet Alfred and OctopusCRM is the approach to multi-channel marketing.
Octopus offers a limited multi-channel approach. However, one of its unique features is how the software handles LinkedIn’s connection request limits. OctopusCRM utilizes email automation as a means to enhance connection outreach, without being hindered by LinkedIn’s restrictions on connection requests.
By contrast, Meet Alfred offers full-fledged campaigns for both email and Twitter, including the ability to create a campaign that starts on LinkedIn and moves to email or Twitter. The campaign can even move back to LinkedIn or bounce between platforms as many times as needed.
There is also support for tools across various platforms. For example, users can automate prospecting on Twitter, or even automate scheduling and posting on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter in addition to LinkedIn.
With multi-channels support, Meet Alfred bypasses the hassle of sourcing, setting up, and learning multiple platforms with a single LinkedIn social selling automation system. Other benefits include: efficiency that comes from not having to switch programs, lower costs and less time spent training.
Another area where OctopusCRM falls short of Meet Alfred is integration. Using Zapier, OctopusCRM users can integrate with apps like Hubspot, Zoho, Asana and Google Sheets. And while that is good, the best OctopusCRM alternatives, like Meet Alfred, offer wider options. Specifically, Meet Alfred connects with more than 3,000 tools and applications.
On top of those features, Meet Alfred also has some other notable tools that let you easily automate LinkedIn connections. These include:
When it comes to LinkedIn tools, Sales Navigator is a must. Both Meet Alfred and OctopusCRM offer the advantage of Sales Navigator as part of their LinkedIn software.
Although both offer compatibility, Meet Alfred allows users to access Sales Navigator for a 60% discount, for only $39. OctopusCRM doesn’t offer this option.
Both Meet Alfred and OctopusCRM have multiple pricing options. This is great news for businesses, as it’s more likely a plan will perfectly fit varying needs, preventing the need to pay for unnecessary features. However, for price and value for money, Meet Alfred has more benefits.
OctopusCRM offers four monthly plans, starting at $9.99. While the price is low, the array of features is also limited. Only the features unlocked by the OctopusCRM Unlimited Plan, valued at $39.99, are close to those accessible through Meet Alfred.
Meet Alfred’s annual plans start at $29, offering many of the same features as OctopusCRM, in addition to unique tools, such as access to more than 600 customisable templates. Meet Alfred’s Business Plan is the next level up, and at $59 offers unlimited active campaigns and advanced LinkedIn CRM. Meet Alfred users also have the ability to add additional users to a plan for only $39.99.
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Access to Meet Alfred’s extensive range of features and LinkedIn tools isn’t the only reason why businesses switch from other LinkedIn automation platforms, like OctopusCRM. Here’s what our clients receive when they join with Meet Alfred:
No matter the type of software you are using, from software to automate LinkedIn messages to accounting software, on-demand support is a must. You want to know that if you have an issue in the middle of the night or during a holiday, you can resolve it promptly.
Meet Alfred understands this and offers 24/7 support. Most of our customers choose to connect using our live chat function. That said, you can also reach out to the Meet Alfred team on Facebook, Twitter, Slack, and YouTube.
In many cases, you won’t even need to contact the support team, as Meet Alfred has an extensive knowledge base available to all users. There is even convenient access to the help articles via the live chat button.
Setting up Meet Alfred is incredibly easy. Our demo lets users get a feel for the process and there are numerous help articles to guide you if necessary. You will also find tutorial videos offering step-by-step guidance for visual learners.
Using Meet Alfred is just as intuitive as setting it up. The 24/7 support team is also on hand to assist, with a response time of less than five minutes, so you can keep generating and following leads.
Meet Alfred is one of the few automation tools that supports all LinkedIn account types. That means you don’t have to waste time confirming account compatibility, nor will you have to waste time switching between account types. Users with Meet Alfred don’t need to compromise on account type to get results.
Meet Alfred’s greetings feature is also useful in helping build meaningful connections on LinkedIn. Congratulate your connections on a new job, send a thank you message, or even celebrate someone’s birthday or work anniversary. Meet Alfred automates the process for you, so you don’t have to remember on your own.
Meet Alfred’s longevity is yet another reason that businesses switch. We're one of the very first LinkedIn automation systems, and continue to innovate to deliver the most useful tools. You can be confident that Meet Alfred has the feature , support, and value needed to drive results for your business.
Build a completely automated outreach workflow using multiple channels including LinkedIn, Email, and Twitter. Change actions, select time delays, include smart filters, and increase lead generation with Alfred.
Create multiple campaign sequence
Complete workflows from social to email
Response detection stops follow-ups
Email or Twitter cadences after invites are accepted
Engage with prospects at scale, and personalize your LinkedIn outreach with a smart LinkedIn automation tool at your side.
Deliver personalized content and messaging.
Include attachments and hyperlinks.
Create custom Tags for your leads.
Collect notes during every interaction.
Stay in touch with the leads that are interested in your business and export your LinkedIn contact data in a CSV file.
Access all connections and prospect information.
Extract qualified emails, phone numbers and more.
Synchronize LinkedIn conversations and replies.
Track your prospects, without leaving the Alfred interface.
Automate all LinkedIn InMails to save time, engage with your leads and increase your revenue.
Directly message leads, even if you’re not connected.
Include InMail in Multi-channel campaigns.
Fully customize your subject and InMail message body text.
Include attachments and hyperlinks.
Target prospective customers in a LinkedIn group you’re a member of, identify people who are attending a LinkedIn event or use LinkedIn posts to generate leads.
Import your leads in one click
Send personalized messages to event attendees
Directly message members of a LinkedIn Group
Target leads who interacted with any LinkedIn post.
Maximize your sales and marketing team’s productivity and efficiency, and manage multiple LinkedIn accounts with Alfred.
Monitor team's campaigns results
Review social selling activities performed
Analyze engagement timeliness by prospect
Central billing and access management
Use Alfred’s power of automation to streamline your workflow and automate LinkedIn without the risk of going over LinkedIn limits.
Full control of your automation schedule
Smart campaign activity using A.I.
Auto detection of Linkedin warnings
Limits based on your Linkedin membership
Alfred’s social media posting feature saves time and pushes more types of content to your audiences.
Save time by scheduling content
Increase your Social Media presence across LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Sync photos & videos from your devices
Analytics performance of your posts
Create, Edit, and Save personalized messaging templates for all of your campaigns right inside of your account. This feature is 100% editable to put you in control of your messaging and brand voice.
Run more successful campaigns with proven messaging.
Create your own custom templates.
Save and share templates with your team.
Clone and modify provided templates from Alfred’s library.
Do you want to learn how to utilize LinkedIn analytics and turn cold prospects into steady clients? Analyze lead performance and optimize automated outreach campaigns from multiple angles with Alfred.
Real-time dashboards to stay up to date
Activity tracking for every lead & campaign
Daily limit usage reporting
Export campaign performance & data
Meet Alfred has 78,299 users spread across 87 countries, including SizeBay, Amazon, Airbus, WeWork, and NextDoor. Here’s what just some of Meet Alfred’s satisfied clients have to say about its LinkedIn tools for business.
In the words of Mathew Harris, the regional development manager of We Work, Meet Alfred does an excellent job at automating. He says, “It really helps to generate new leads and automate the first steps in engaging prospects.”
Bertrand Delan, the director of sales at Sizebay, also praises Meet Alfred’s automation. He specifically highlights how his company uses to put “outbound effort[s] on auto-pilot.”
Many happy Meet Alfred clients agree that it saves time. Susan Bialas, a marketing executive at Airbus, says, “Meet Alfred has helped me save a huge amount of time.”
Michael Crowes, the director of business development at Randstad, agrees. He estimates that Meet Alfred saves his company 20 hours or more every single week.
Grace Zogjani, the European sales manager for NextDoor, praises Meet Alfred for its ease of use. She describes the process of using the software as “a simple LinkedIn search, set the steps, and wait for the magic.”
You can find even more testimonials here.
Meet Alfred guarantees a more streamlined approach to LinkedIn outreach, helping your business increase lead generation. Let Alfred handle tasks you used to do manually, so your team can be more productive, improving your bottom line and reducing stress in the team.
Whether you are currently using a competitor or are beginning your LinkedIn automation journey, Meet Alfred will add efficiency to your lead generation and messaging. Book a demo to see the features in action and better understand why this is the favorite LinkedIn automation tool of so many companies.