Apollo.io vs. KickFire

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apollo.io
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Apollo is a sales intelligence platform with tools to help users engage with prospects. Sellers and marketers can use Apollo to discover more customers in market, connect with contacts, and establish a modern go-to-market strategy. Apollo's B2B Database includes over 220M contacts and 30M companies. Teams can leverage Apollo’s Engagement Suite to scale outbound activity and sequences effectively. Finally, Apollo's Intelligence Engine supports the user's go-to-market processes…
$59
per month
KickFire
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
KickFire’sB2B solutions provide account-level information such as industry, revenue, employee count, and more based on an IP address. KickFire’s proprietary TWIN Caching® technology and robust firmographic database deliver business intelligence for first-party intent, content personalization, account-based marketing, predictive/intent, data enrichment, and much more. KickFire offers IP address intelligence and B2B firmographic data through its LIVE Leads platform, API, and integrations…N/A
Pricing
Apollo.ioKickFire
Editions & Modules
Basic
$59
per month per user
Professional
$99
per month per user
Organization
$1,188
per year per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apollo.ioKickFire
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual billing on the Basic and Professional plans.
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Features
Apollo.ioKickFire
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
7.9
11 Ratings
3% above category average
KickFire
8.5
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Advanced search8.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Identification of new leads7.011 Ratings9.02 Ratings
List quality8.011 Ratings8.02 Ratings
List upload/download8.810 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Load time/data access7.411 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
6.3
11 Ratings
18% below category average
KickFire
7.3
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Contact information6.011 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Company information6.111 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Industry information6.710 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
8.4
11 Ratings
12% above category average
KickFire
8.0
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Lead qualification process8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration9.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Company/business profiles8.410 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Alerts and reminders8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Data hygiene9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh9.49 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Tags4.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation8.910 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
8.6
7 Ratings
13% above category average
KickFire
-
Ratings
Sales email templates7.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records9.96 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apollo.ioKickFire
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(30 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apollo.ioKickFire
Likelihood to Recommend
Apollo.io
Best suited for contact discovery on LinkedIn or for that matter any website, but it works best on LinkedIn. It saves tons of work, you can simply select the complete list of people you want to contact and put them directly into an email sequence. It is a little difficult to find contact info on other websites.
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KickFire
For small businesses that don't have big budgets for marketing automation, VisiStat is an ideal first step. For companies that have sophisticated systems in place, VisiStat will augment your analytics and provide a deeper dive into your website activity. Since the implementation involves adding javascript to your site, the user should be familiar with how to do this
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Pros
Apollo.io
  • Allows users to easily add new prospects to database without much manual effort at all
  • Allows you to make cold calls from different area codes that are relevant to where your prospect is located
  • Allows A/B testing for emails so you can figure out which ones are gaining the most traction
  • You can also find prospects based off of title, company, technologies, etc
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KickFire
  • De-anonymizes website activity at the account (company) level.
  • Identifies net new target accounts.
  • Displays click path, time on page, time per session, and engagement level of each de-anonymized website visit.
  • Gives great daily insight on watchlists you've set up.
  • Delivers every possible de-anonymized visit with little filtering for accuracy.
  • More on the watchlists. I really love that you can receive immediate alerts on website visits from accounts you've listed on your watchlists. This way, you never miss the window of opportunity to reach out to your key targets while they are currently on your site.
  • Salesforce integration is good. KickFire pushes most recent website visits, pages visited, website click path, activity percent change, and more to the given account in Salesforce. You can then create reports and run them regularly to see which accounts are surging in website activity. This is also great for account prospecting, and for planning your sales outreach plan of attack. You can see which bits of your website content are most interesting to the company, and which products they are most interested in.
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Cons
Apollo.io
  • Their customer service is just terrible. You get an assigned account manager but 9/10 times they wouldn't know what you wanted and/or how the product works or how to fix it. Vast majority of the time it was a canned response that made you question if they read the message, or if they read it and did not understand a word.
  • The software was relatively buggy and lacked features that were promised upon signup. They seem to have some large corporate clients and if you aren't one none of your bug submissions, feature requests, or concerns will be addressed.
  • Their growing quickly so they seem to be very understaffed which I believe caused many of the issues above.
  • The data, while good, can quickly run out if you're looking for specific types of leads. If you're looking for something generic like Managers at companies between 10-5000 people, you can pull leads all day every day. However if you're looking for a specific industry, specific title, and specific location - don't count on having an endless supply of leads (or even really enough to use month after month).
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KickFire
  • Some outdated information and your credits will be used
  • Credit package sizes are not very customizable
  • A tad pricy comapred to simillar prospecting tools I've seen
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Likelihood to Renew
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
We've been happy customers of VisiStat for many years. I've used the service at multiple companies and you can't beat it.
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Usability
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
It was designed for people who are business users, not tech users.
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Reliability and Availability
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
We've never had any outages in the 7+ years using the system.
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Performance
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
The system is very responsive, and when there are times in which data is loading, the VisiStat system provides humorous loading messages.
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Support Rating
Apollo.io
I received excellent support at any time I opened up a ticket. But I would add to it that the tool was very self-explanatory, so there wasn't much need for support. With Outreach, we have a closer relationship with our CSM because of the intricacy in things like SFDC task mapping.
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KickFire
They are very good at solving cases that I bring to them. I'd like to see more proactive support to make sure we are getting the full value out of the solution.
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Online Training
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
The tutorials are very good and they explain how to get started using the system. The online webinars are very good for advancing your knowledge of the product.
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Implementation Rating
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
Don't hesitate to contact VisiStat support. They are extremely helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
Apollo.io
I have also looked into and tried Hunter.io and Lusha, and to be honest, I shouldn't compare them with Apollo. I have found Apollo to be so easy to integrate and use with all of my prospecting that I haven't really even tried out the other two. I bet I could find some useful things by using Hunter.io or Lusha as well, but there is honestly no need since I can do everything I want and more with Apollo. I would just be wasting time trying to figure out another platform when I can be focused on growing my own business with Apollo.
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KickFire
I covered this pretty extensively in the cons. The key differentiator here is that KickFire serves up almost all the data (or so it seems) to the end client. The client then has to do their own work on interpreting it. This is good because it means we don't miss out on any website activities, but it's bad because we get a lot of false positives. 6sense uses the confidence score approach I mentioned in the Cons section, which means the match rates of the data we get are much higher. Our experience with Clearbit comes from other tools that are built on it (Bombora, Drift, etc.), and it has not been great. We've seen many more inaccuracies with Clearbit.
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Scalability
Apollo.io
No answers on this topic
KickFire
We've gone from a few thousand unique visitors per month to nearly 200,000 unique visitors. VisiStat doesn't miss a beat.
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Return on Investment
Apollo.io
  • Generated a lot of expectations that were not real when we needed them
  • The ROI was positive but we decided to stop using the tool
  • We loved how easy to use it was and how easy it was to interact with the Support team
  • There is room for improvement in the video tutorials - they were from old versions of the software that would not be useful for the version at hand
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KickFire
  • Faster lead conversion
  • Less time on LinkedIn trying to figure out DM (decision maker)
  • Increased employee efficiency
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ScreenShots

Apollo.io Screenshots

Screenshot of Find every prospect. Uncover high-intent contacts in your market.Screenshot of Connect with every contact. Orchestrate multi-step sequences at scale.Screenshot of Optimize your sales strategy. Unlock efficiencies and opportunities across your entire workflow.Screenshot of Apollo B2B Lead Database - Access data on more than 250M people and companies.Screenshot of Apollo Engagement Suite - Automate personalized messages across your entire pipeline.Screenshot of Apollo Intelligence Engine - Improve your revenue strategy across your workflow and boost efficiencies.

KickFire Screenshots

Screenshot of KickFire features a RESTful API builder and JSON schema that makes it simple to query by IP, domain, or company.