Apollo.io vs. Salesken

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
Salesken
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
Salesken.ai is a conversational intelligence platform that helps sales teams, improve performance, and reduce acquisition costs. The platform gives managers and sales reps visibility into every call, via detailed Call Analytics including emotions, objections, intent etc. The tool also gives sales reps real-time cues during their conversation to help them engage their customers better.N/A
Pricing
Apollo.ioSalesken
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.ioSalesken
Free Trial
YesNo
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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Community Pulse
Apollo.ioSalesken
Considered Both Products
Apollo.io

No answer on this topic

Salesken
Chose Salesken
Of all the tools we explored such as Salesken, Slintel, Call hippo, we have finalized on Slintel for the simple reason that its user interface is one of the best and the overall features provided by Salesken is also something that solves our day to day needs perfectly. The …
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Features
Apollo.ioSalesken
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
7.8
11 Ratings
2% above category average
Salesken
-
Ratings
Advanced search8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Identification of new leads6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
List quality7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
List upload/download8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Load time/data access7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
6.1
11 Ratings
21% below category average
Salesken
-
Ratings
Contact information5.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Company information5.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry information6.510 Ratings00 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
Salesken
-
Ratings
Lead qualification process8.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Company/business profiles8.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and reminders8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Data hygiene9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh9.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Tags4.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
8.5
7 Ratings
12% above category average
Salesken
-
Ratings
Sales email templates7.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records9.96 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apollo.ioSalesken
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(30 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apollo.ioSalesken
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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Salesken
. CRM integration will be only done post-implementation and the telephony tool which has only 1 feature of dialing calls manually and getting them logged.2. The caller ID (user-dedicated contact no.) will not support text msg and WhatsApp integration. In case you wanted to connect with a prospect on Whatsapp, you have to do it on your own but there are some complexities involved and not very feasible. With very limited permissions access of the telephony tool, I found the user interface very simple and easy to use wrt to the other tools we evaluated previously.2. Also, after the discussion, I found that call disposition is easier in desktop wrt mobile applications- connected calls will be recorded and logged automatically -for other outcomes you have to log manually (need to confirm this)3. In terms of call drop rates, even with a limited sample size, I can say that it's fairly similar to the drop rates of personal no.. Will give updates on this again after making a few more calls
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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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Salesken
  • Calling features
  • Conversation intelligence
  • CRM integration
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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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Salesken
  • Direct calling
  • Localized numbers for some geographies
  • Pricing structure
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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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Salesken
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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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Salesken
Of all the tools we explored such as Salesken, Slintel, Call hippo, we have finalized on Slintel for the simple reason that its user interface is one of the best and the overall features provided by Salesken is also something that solves our day to day needs perfectly. The pricing structure also played a key to some part. The call metrics dahsboard also made an impact when we were about to finalize our decision.
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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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Salesken
  • Higher call rates
  • Higher connect rates
  • Conversation improvement
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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.

Salesken Screenshots

Screenshot of Users can analyze the entire call to understand which signals were spoken during a particular call, their frequency, and duration. They are further benchmarked against successful calls which will help them identify their areas of improvement.Screenshot of Our dashboard provides an in-depth diagnosis of all calls at a team level for a Manager's perusal and also at an individual level for SDRs' perusal. Apart from different activity numbers, we also provide information on areas of strength and improvement which would help in the improvement of individual and team performance.Screenshot of A bird's eye view of the dashboard helps managers to quickly understand an SDR/agent's performance metrics. This would also help managers to understand how closely is a call aligned with their Sales Playbook. An exhaustive list of signals detected over the call (both semantic and emotional) are captured here.Screenshot of User can configure the sales process that they follow at their organization and replicate the same as a pipeline flow to get a detailed insight into the buyer's journey from being a prospect to customer.