Apollo.io vs. Salestools.io (discontinued)

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
Salestools.io (discontinued)
Score 2.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Salestools.io is a SaaS based prospecting platform that uses social networks and complex algorithms behind the scenes to gather data. The vendor says their solution provides a full overview of prospects by including email addresses, phone numbers and social profiles. According to the vendor, their Email Finder 2.0 feature has disrupted the sales prospecting industry by offering the highest accuracy rate on the market (80% verified email addresses). This solution also includes full A/B split…N/A
Pricing
Apollo.ioSalestools.io (discontinued)
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.ioSalestools.io (discontinued)
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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Features
Apollo.ioSalestools.io (discontinued)
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
7.6
11 Ratings
1% below category average
Salestools.io (discontinued)
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Ratings
Advanced search7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Identification of new leads6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
List quality7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
List upload/download8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Load time/data access7.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
5.7
11 Ratings
28% below category average
Salestools.io (discontinued)
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Ratings
Contact information5.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Company information5.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry information6.110 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
Salestools.io (discontinued)
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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 hygiene9.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh9.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Tags4.44 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
8.4
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Salestools.io (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Sales email templates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records9.96 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apollo.ioSalestools.io (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(30 ratings)
2.7
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apollo.ioSalestools.io (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
Salestools.io works perfectly for companies using a CRM or whatever other CRM software involving customer data. Also, Salestools.io is perfect to deal with the creation of an outreach campaign in an automatic way. You won't need to do follow-up yourself. However, it needs some training to work with it perfectly. In general is a great outbound sales tool.
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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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  • Generating new opportunities
  • Automating our Sales process
  • Accurate and up to date data!
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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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  • You can't have custom fields, so forget about having customized emails other than the basic Name, Title, Company.
  • Salestools is plenty of super cool features, all (at least all the ones we used) are buggy and unusable in the end.
  • Can't have blacklisted addresses and domains.
  • Support will take days to respond, especially if you report a bug (it seems they will work extra hard to fix the bug, and then tell you that it didn't exist in the first place)
  • Virtually every other feature has bugs.
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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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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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We have been trying KLENTY mainly, however, the Prospector of Salestools.io is quite superior. For both cases, the preparation of campaigns are not as easy as it sounds, but as soon as you do the first, it will be easier for your business. Salestools.io has a better and easier interface and the webpage is superb. If you are looking just for follow-up, PLENTLY with doing, but if you need to find a prospect, Salestools.io is the service you need.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • ROI has been very high!
  • Time saved
  • Predictable pipeline, meaning i know what we can achieve next month!
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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.

Salestools.io (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Modern prospecting 3.0Screenshot of Eport the dataScreenshot of Export from LinkedinScreenshot of Accurate Emails