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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

S&P Capital IQ

Cap IQ is well suited for analyzing security pricing and valuation, tracking stock performance over time, looking up comparable transactions, and analyzing valuations on an industry basis. The service is also well suited for charting and data analysis purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

If you're with a big company that can afford to pay $500 - 1000 per month or more for data, then this platform may have a lot of value for you. That's in part because you could use it to produce actionable insights on a mass scale and you may not be worried about the cost of incorrect data. If your company is a smaller company working on a budget, this most likely is not the solution for you.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.8
Advanced search
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.9
Identification of new leads
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.4
List quality
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.5
List upload/download
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.9
Ideal customer targeting
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.9
Load time/data access
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.3

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.0
Contact information
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.6
Company information
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.1
Industry information
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.2

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.1
Lead qualification process
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.6
Smart lists and recommendations
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.8
Salesforce integration
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.4
Company/business profiles
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.5
Alerts and reminders
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
9.2
Data hygiene
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.8
Automatic data refresh
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.2
Tags
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
8.3
Filters and segmentation
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
7.5

Sales Intelligence Email Features

S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
9.8
Sales email templates
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
9.8
Append emails to records
S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
9.8

Pros

S&P Capital IQ

  • You can use it on any device, and do not have to go to a terminal and leave your desk.
  • Interactive PDF reports can be exported, Bloomberg is not that good at this.
  • Balance sheets, Profit & Loss Statements and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

  • Hoover's has good information architecture in one sense that allowed you to keep track of where you have looked and also add anticipatory links for things you might like to research or know.
  • It was great for finding a more complete picture of the companies history.
  • It was helpful for piecing together contact information for people you may not have known worked there.
Micah Tinklepaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

S&P Capital IQ

  • I used Capital IQ mostly to value equity and fixed income securities. Sometimes it was easier to find what I was looking for on Bloomberg with the keyboard shortcuts. Then again there was some information that was much easier to obtain through Cap IQ.
Caitlin A. Mabe | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

  • There are virtually no areas where this software can improve. This is elite b2b software that businesses who care about their prospecting/sales campaigns use.
  • Other than the software, the price itself can improve so start up businesses are more inclined to make the purchase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
[It's the] best ever.
Becky Reid | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers 5.9
Based on 2 answers
Hoover's just isn't compelling for the types of information they provide and the pricing model. But again, this is from the very limited perspective of a below entry level analyst who is just finishing their studies. It is probable that for some segments of industry, Hoover's has vast wealth of pertinent information. For example, when looking into agricultural industries for a consulting firm, I did not save any time with their service because information on factory locations and assets was scant. Using Google earth to view the square footage of the facilities to estimate assets was often more helpful.
Micah Tinklepaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

S&P Capital IQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They are terrific at giving instruction/webinars. I am able to call, directly, to an individual and talk to that person. I'm not talking to a robot. They give personal service which is really special.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

S&P Capital IQ

Capital IQ provides a more comprehensive and more reliable source of financial information and it allows you to do company screenings in a more user-friendly manner.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

D&B stacks up but not very high. ZoomInfo is in the lead for newer-looking technology and data quality. Sales Navigator is a powerhouse in the space and probably has the whole package that I'd want during prospecting except for the business code. Crunchbase has newer information and industry trends that are hard to beat. Hopefully D&B can modernize to stack up and make a more appealing UI/UX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

S&P Capital IQ

  • Cap IQ has helped tremendously with employee efficiency when it comes to investment analysis and gaining market perspective. The service is relied upon for use in financial modeling as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

  • Honestly cannot say we really drove any new sales using D&B Hoovers to prospect new companies and leads. We obtained higher data quality with other tools like ZoomInfo and Skrapp.
  • A year long contract that isn't honored on their side due to lack of customer service and poor data quality definitely does not equal ROI.
  • Spent significant time sanitizing and cleansing inaccurate data provided by their service. Since time is money in business, that was a loss in that aspect.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

S&P Capital IQ

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

D&B Hoovers

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

S&P Capital IQ
8.0
D&B Hoovers
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

S&P Capital IQ
10.0
D&B Hoovers
5.9

Reliability and Availability

S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
9.0

Support Rating

S&P Capital IQ
D&B Hoovers
10.0

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