I started to use the new leads tab to enter Leads from multiple sources and qualifying them further before moving them into a pipeline. Great in concept, however, the entry page is limited, and it isn't doing auto lookup on People and Organizations that are already in pipedrive, and when entering activities, it doesn't allow me to put in a date and time. This means I have to enter with the options given 1 hr, 3 hr, Tomorrow or next week, and then go to Activities and change it to the exact day and time.
Seems like it may be better to just create a pipeline called leads, which gives me full access to all the tools like any deal, and then later just change the pipeline when I am ready to move it out of this stage. If someone has a reason this wouldn't be a better option at this time, please let me know. Thanks , Dave