When I first started using Infusionsoft I was overwhelmed because I was a novice with “shiny object syndrome,” always looking for the latest and greatest. During my 4th month with IS I bought tried the 30 day free trial of CF. (Keep in mind that CF has the a-la-cart landing page builder option as well as a builder, CRM and email automation combination product.)
I really enjoyed the CF landing page builder, but I found the CRM to be overly simple and limited in function while the email automation was simply an Aweber substitute.
When I discuss CF with clients I give credence to CF for Russell Brunson’s product/affiliate/coaching sales acumen. He really understands that space well and I’ve enjoyed reading his books. Also, the CF landing page builder has been my favorite until lately. (My hope is that IS’s new landing page builder will take it’s place as my preferred landing page builder.)
However, CF doesn’t have an intuitive campaign builder flow to build real sales funnels and workflow automation. I left CF back to IS because I thought CF was more confusing than IS. I believe that the “confusionsoft” label is being used to do that same thing Connor McGreggor did with Floyd Mayweather. Connor talked enough trash about a much higher level competitor to get people to notice him as a potentially legitimate boxing competitor. This paid off for McGreggor and is probably doing the same thing for CF and their affiliates (they are the ones really trying to garner attention so they can get clicks).
But truely CF is nothing more than an overpriced high-quality landing page builder with a sub-premium quality CRM and email marketing software cobbled together with highly commissioned affiliates singing it’s praises.
I now run multiple profitable businesses through my app. I’ve even fallen in love with Infusionsoft so much that I freelance building sales funnels and workflow automation for other businesses. IS is not without its faults, but I see no better solution at this price point. CF really doesn’t even deserve to be a part of the conversation… just like McGreggor.
One guy’s viewpoint…