Thanks for visiting my site, you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a comprehensive review of Oprius, an online integrated sales and marketing system for small business owners and network marketers.
Before I dive into the details, I just want to clarify that I will be giving you a complete, unbiased and honest Oprius review. I am going to give you all the ESSENTIAL information you need to know before buying the product for yourself – read this entire review before you make your decision to purchase.
This is a review site: Click here to visit the Oprius official website.
Full Featured Contact Manager Software
Oprius is a full featured, hosted, marketing system with a contact manager at it’s core. I call Oprius a contact manager and email marketing system but it is really an all-in-one sales and marketing system designed specifically for network marketers and small business owners.
A powerful contact manager is the focal point, which is good because that means that the customer is the main focus and that’s how it should be. Integrated with the contact manager are 6 other modules, so 7 total modules that make up Oprius.
- Contact Manager
- Relationship Builder
- Phone Assistant
- Email Marketing
- Lead Capture
- Task List
All the tools needed are included, and integrated, meaning that they all link together; that is why the contact manager is at the heart of the system. There are no gaps that force network marketers to go outside the system for part of their marketing strategy – it handles capturing leads, to scheduling communications and meetings, automating emails, capturing phone notes, and managing it all in a single system.
Obviously a single system is very efficient, but what about ease of use? That is a critical success factor! Even if all the tools you need to manage your sales process are in one system, if that system is too complex or hard to use, it won’t work.
Ease of Use
I’ve personally used a number of extremely complex all-in-one systems, up to an including corporate scale enterprise systems, and one of the drawbacks is always the time it takes to learn the system. It’s almost like learning a new language; once you get it, you like it, but who wants to learn a new language just to be able to get some work done?
Oprius is refreshingly different. I mentioned that it was designed specifically with the network marketer in mind. I go into more detail about the design work in the “Oprius Company Review” and other posts on this blog.
The bottom line is that they’ve built in an intuitive navigation system that makes it easy to find what you need, but more importantly, easy to get the jobs done that you want done. The result is new users are up and running in minutes and hours, not weeks and months.
Easy to learn, yes. But also easy to setup and migrate existing data into the system. Fear of moving data to a new system is a show stopper for a lot of business owners. Oprius makes it easy to get your contacts and email lists uploaded and setup; that is one of the keys to a quick start.
Features for Online Marketers
The real key to whether this is a system that will work for your business is what you can do with it.
Each module stands on it’s own plus connects intelligently with the other modules.
Here’s an example of the Phone Assistant screen:
At the left is the prospect’s key contact info (from the contact module), the things you would want to know before calling. Highlighted in green is the latest activity, the last call or appointment (from the calendar module) would show here; it’s expandable to show more or less info.
There is a place for your notes – no recopying later – to keep all the details associated with your contact in real time. This screen is designed for use before, during, and after the call. Create a new task or set an appointment while you are on the phone – it’s all associated with the contact.
With an all-in-one system, like Oprius, sometimes it’s easier to use a picture to help get the idea. In my Oprius review, and in my own use, I found that all of the module were easy to use by themselves and also had ‘smart integration’ with other parts of the system.
It is very valuable for a business owner to be able to pull up a customer in the contact manager and have instant access to all the emails they’ve gotten and the notes from the phone calls, etc. Especially if more than one person is making the calls!
Marketing Best Practices
One last comment about good marketing practices. Oprius has built in the fundamentals for you, in the form of the Relationship Builder. For marketers trying to use the ‘Seven Times, Seven Ways’ approach, the Relationship Builder is a great tool.
The main purpose is to be able to easily, with pull down selections and simple clicks, build a specific follow-up plan for an individual customer or a group. You can add anything to the plan – an automatic email, a task, schedule a phone call – which makes it very robust.
For example, your customer may opt-in to your lead capture page and Oprius sends two automatic emails then notifies you to schedule a phone call; once the phone call is complete, Oprius goes on with the other scheduled tasks.
A simple but very flexible and powerful marketing tool.
Automatic Sync and Security
Since the system is a hosted program, meaning that you access it online, it’s available anywhere with a login. It is not a program on your PC, like Outlook or Business Contact Manager, that requires you to be at that one computer.
Oprius has all your contact and calendar information in one place; it solves the synchronization problems between computers. Mobile devices can be easily synchronized individually, so new contact on your iPhone go into Oprius automatically.
Customers always own their own data, so import and export and local backup is easy. No problems using those features in addition to the company data backup systems.
They use the same security technology as online banking. These days, nearly every small business owner is using online banking, but still it makes sense to be sure.
The Bad News
There are a couple of things that aren’t in the good column that I want to make sure to point out.
- Opt-in boxes are limited
- Contact List Fine-tuning can be awkward
- Speed can be slow sometimes
The lead capture module is easy to use to create either a simple opt-in box or an entire capture page, hosted free by Oprius. However, the opt-in boxes don’t have a lot of flexibility, so sometimes tweaking it to get the appearance just right on the blog is a little tricky. Opt-in boxes work fine.
The contact list is easy to use and categorize, but once people are on a list (from an opt-in) and getting autoresponder emails, it is not easy to subdivide that list and send emails to just part of it. It can be done, but it’s more manual than I’d like to see.
I’m a bit impatient, so I notice any slow downs. Overall, the speed is fine, but every once in a while I find myself staring at an hourglass; it doesn’t last long. Uptime is not a problem, just some infrequent speed bumps.
The Good News
- Single, all-in-one, system
- Easy to use
- Integrated operation
- Relationship Builder
- Customer Support
I haven’t mentioned price, but it’s a real positive for Oprius. They offer the full system at a very low monthly rate (~$15) with just a month to month billing. That is lower than most good auto-responders and isn’t even in the same ballpark as Infusionsoft or any other CRM or comparable all-in-one system.
I have talked about single system benefit and ease of use. Oprius scores well in these areas, especially at the price point they have established.
Integrated operation and especially the Relationship Builder module are the things that can really impact both the efficiency and profitability of any small business. That’s why I mention them here specifically – they are important and they are strengths of the Oprius contact manager software.
Customer support should not be dismissed. They have live, US based, customer support; quick and knowledgeable and effective, just like I prefer.
Oprius Review – What’s my honest opinion?
Oprius is a solid, independent, company that delivers a quality product. They focused on the specific sales and marketing needs of network marketers and small business owners and have designed a winning product. It is an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution at a very affordable price.
In my opinion, this is the best system on the market for small business owners looking for single system efficiency and integrated marketing system effectiveness. This is the only product that truly offers a complete solution at anywhere near this price point. I definitely believe you should try it for your business.
I hope this Oprius review has helped you,