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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 9.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Charlie App

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.
Kevin Gilman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vainu

Vainu is the best software I have ever used for prospecting. It offers everything that we need for sale, prospecting and leads, and indeed really cost-effective. It's really a small investment when comparing what it can bring to your business. Vainu is not indispensable If you don't have an active selling team and continuous need for new prospects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

Charlie App
3.0
Vainu
8.2
Load time/data access
Charlie App
3.0
Vainu
7.3
Advanced search
Charlie App
Vainu
7.3
Identification of new leads
Charlie App
Vainu
8.2
List quality
Charlie App
Vainu
8.2
List upload/download
Charlie App
Vainu
9.1
Ideal customer targeting
Charlie App
Vainu
9.1

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Charlie App
9.0
Vainu
7.6
Contact information
Charlie App
9.0
Vainu
7.3
Company information
Charlie App
9.0
Vainu
7.3
Industry information
Charlie App
Vainu
8.2

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Charlie App
Vainu
8.1
Lead qualification process
Charlie App
Vainu
8.2
Smart lists and recommendations
Charlie App
Vainu
6.4
Salesforce integration
Charlie App
Vainu
7.3
Company/business profiles
Charlie App
Vainu
9.1
Alerts and reminders
Charlie App
Vainu
7.3
Data hygiene
Charlie App
Vainu
8.2
Automatic data refresh
Charlie App
Vainu
9.1
Filters and segmentation
Charlie App
Vainu
9.1

Pros

Charlie App

  • 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.
Kevin Gilman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vainu

  • You save time and find right prospects as fast as possible.
  • It's also easy to sort prospects by industry, revenue, digital foot print... etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Charlie App

  • 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.
Kevin Gilman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vainu

  • Vainu has fixed all bugs we have reported. So no, can't really say what I dislike...
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Charlie App

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.
Kevin Gilman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vainu

Vainu contacted me 15 months ago. I had been looking for a good prospecting tool a long time before that. There wasn't any reason not to take the test! The introduction went well. We got guidance many times. Our new sales team members can still receive training from them if we want. They have been interested in our feedback.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Charlie App

  • 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.
Kevin Gilman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vainu

  • Your sales team saves time and find right prospects as fast as possible.
  • Your sales team members like their work more when you provide a good tool for prospecting
  • More efficient time management and more sales
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Charlie App

Pricing Details

Charlie App

General

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

Vainu

General

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

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