Charlie App vs. Owler

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Charlie App
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Charlie App is a sales intelligence software solution offered by charlieapp.com.N/A
Owler
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Owler is a sales intelligence app developed by the company of the same name San Mateo and acquired by Meltwater June 2021, providing competitive insights, company information, and other sales relevant information.
$8.25
per month
Pricing
Charlie AppOwler
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Plus (personal use)
$99
per year
Pro
$420
per year
Teams
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Charlie AppOwler
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Charlie AppOwler
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Charlie App
3.0
1 Ratings
88% below category average
Owler
6.6
14 Ratings
15% below category average
Load time/data access3.01 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Advanced search00 Ratings5.714 Ratings
Identification of new leads00 Ratings6.412 Ratings
List quality00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
List upload/download00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting00 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Charlie App
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Owler
6.7
14 Ratings
14% below category average
Contact information9.01 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Company information9.01 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Industry information00 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Charlie App
-
Ratings
Owler
8.1
13 Ratings
8% above category average
Lead qualification process00 Ratings9.39 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Salesforce integration00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Company/business profiles00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Alerts and reminders00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Data hygiene00 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Automatic data refresh00 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Tags00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Filters and segmentation00 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Charlie App
-
Ratings
Owler
8.8
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Sales email templates00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Append emails to records00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Charlie AppOwler
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Charlie AppOwler
Likelihood to Recommend
charlieapp.com
If you are in any type of sales, and meeting with people, it is a must. If you already know you contact well, it doesn't have as much value for that particular meeting. Also I wish there was a way to not sync internal meetings, as it just provides clutter, and I don't need info on those people.
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Meltwater
This is a free service, so it should be compared to free and low cost alerting (e.g. Google Alerts) and PE/VC funding profile (e.g. Crunchbase) services. Owler is well suited for competitive intelligence professionals, named account reps, and marketing professionals tracking company news (web mined company mentions and press releases) and social media (blogs, Video, YouTube). The alerts are high precision and tag for three key events (M&A, Funding, Exec Changes). It is the alerting and social media tools which are the key strength of the service. The company claims two million profiles, but only has 60,000 with full address information. Content includes competitors, user polls, and funding / M&A data. Owler should be viewed as a free complement to other online company research tools, but it lacks the depth to replace subscription services. Missing content includes long business descriptions; financials and discrete sizing data; family tree linkage, and executive profiles (only the CEO is covered) While they offer list building functionality, it is quite thin and non-downloadable. As such, I would not recommend Owler for sales and marketing prospecting at this point. A unique feature is a set of company polls about the direction of the company and CEO performance. Unfortunately, the response rates are often too low to be statistically meaningful.
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Pros
charlieapp.com
  • They easily connect with my Outlook to sync my upcoming meetings.
  • It provides me with the social profiles of people I am meeting with.
  • It gives me the ability to have all my info about my contact in one place to easily review.
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Meltwater
  • Owler enables the user to quickly find the data and information that he or she needs.
  • I appreciate the customizable dashboard where you can set alerts and track companies you select.
  • The latest news regarding the funding rounds of startup companies is especially helpful.
  • The top competitors to companies provided by Owler often give me a great point of reference for my competitive analysis.
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Cons
charlieapp.com
  • At times it doesn't pull a social profile for the contact correctly, or at all, when I know the person has a profile.
  • The interface is a little clunky, and the font is too large. It could be a lot smaller and still effective.
  • It takes a lot of time to sync at points, which is frustrating.
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Meltwater
  • The information provided is useful but at times the variation with other websites and tools is substantial which makes it difficult to rely solely on owler
  • Information only about bigger companies is available not for smaller and research on smaller ones are important as there are not many tools that do that
  • There are few companies that appear as defunct or do not exist but in the actual market there is a lot going on with them and being in market intelligence industry owler needs to capture that
  • It would be great if they provide revenue or growth of the in the past three years or so. As it would save our time and efforts to some extent
  • They need to maintain the database in aperiodic manner with precise information
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Likelihood to Renew
charlieapp.com
No answers on this topic
Meltwater
Not really an applicable question as this is a free service, but if they charged $100 / year (GageIn's price) I would still license the service.
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Usability
charlieapp.com
No answers on this topic
Meltwater
Owler's interface and user experience are streamlined and clean. It's easy to pick up on what the data visualizations are showing and other information provided in the dashboard
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Reliability and Availability
charlieapp.com
No answers on this topic
Meltwater
I have yet to see the platform down or running slowly, but there have been multiple instances recently (Q2 2015) when the user links to a news story and Owler gives an Oops message. Users simply click on the story a second time and the story is displayed. This is a nuisance bug. I also have a sense that the system is not processing alerts as quickly as before, but I haven't tracked this closely, so I could be wrong about it.
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Performance
charlieapp.com
No answers on this topic
Meltwater
The news precision, which is the most important feature for me, is very accurate. They have editors review the news to ensure it is properly tagged by company and event type.
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Support Rating
charlieapp.com
No answers on this topic
Meltwater
Problems have been closed quickly and professionally.
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Implementation Rating
charlieapp.com
No answers on this topic
Meltwater
Focus on setting up companies that have limited news coverage first. Public companies are well covered and it is easy to track them. Furthermore, the surfeit of news around public companies can crowd out smaller companies with less news. It is smaller companies where you are most likely to see a benefit in their tracking of news, blogs, press releases, and videos.
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Alternatives Considered
charlieapp.com
The thing that Charlie does best is it aggregates everything in one place. It allows me to have a one-stop shop, that I can quickly review prior to heading into a meeting. People are usually amazed with the amount of info that Charlie can give you, and it almost always works its way into my sales call.
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Meltwater
I believe Lead411 and Owler go hand in hand, rather than one over the other. I believe Lead411's contact generation is far stronger based on the cost, but Owler allows you to broaden your horizon for prospecting whereas Lead411 is more of a user-driven search rather than an platform-driven search.
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Return on Investment
charlieapp.com
  • The info I pull from Charlie prior to the meeting is almost always brought up as a conversation starter.
  • Charlie helps my relationships go deeper than just surface level info.
  • The ability to go deeper in my relationships while using Charlie has absolutely closed me business.
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Meltwater
  • The personalisation of emails has definitely helped us to earn a higher reply rate, with the knock-on that this will be helping with future deals.
  • Keeps us very relevant in our conversations with contacts. They are often impressed by the research and knowledge we have on their company and how we have aligned ourselves to help. Again, small differences at the start of calls but this will be helping with the number of opportunities created.
  • Reduces SDR prospecting time. Quick and easy to get updates allowing them to process a great number of accounts on a daily basis.
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