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Score 6.2 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ContactMonkey

If you are a sales rep and want to know if your email has been opened without having to use receipts this is perfect. However, many people find this intrusive and inappropriate. I don't believe in this day and age there should be a moral outrage to track your emails but it happens. I particularly like it for Outlook 2016. I've tried Yesaware but found this better suited.
Dan Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

It is well suited for any sales department, to try to get ahold of the person you are trying to get ahold of. Playbooks has increased the number of decision makers that I can get ahold of on a day to day basis. This tool would probably be less suited for people that do not have calls to make outside of the company.
Norma Vergara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ContactMonkey

  • Uploads information from business cards to your current contact database through your camera phone
  • Great resource for looking up people before meetings and doing other types of background research
  • Use information found on the internet to fill in information about your contact
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

  • Playbooks does a great job of letting reps know when phone numbers are not a working number.
  • Playbooks does a great job being able to be tailored to your specific organization or business.
  • Playbooks does a great job of having a very friendly user experience.
Matt King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ContactMonkey

  • Salesforce integration seems unnecessary
  • Has refresh issues occasionally
  • Can cause slowing issues for Outlook
  • Doesn't have integration with Outlook.com/Exchange
Dan Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

  • The ability to filter specific plays or pieces of information so that it's more user-friendly for the overall organization. Essentially, more room to customize the organization of accounts and how you're working them.
  • The initial onboarding process of accounts results in high levels of tasks - the ability to break these down in an easier way to help with time management would be helpful.
Britni Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ContactMonkey

ContactMonkey 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ContactMonkey

ContactMonkey 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy for all users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com) 8.0
Based on 99 answers
It only took a day to get comfortable with Playbooks. The ease of use and overall usability is fantastic in the sense that it's pretty straightforward once you get enough repetitions in the tool. I also like all of the videos and resources available if support is needed
Nickolas Pulido | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ContactMonkey

ContactMonkey 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to contact, quick follow-up/
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ContactMonkey

ContactMonkey 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is really easy to integrate with GMail, so just start from there
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ContactMonkey

Contact Monkey was the best solution for Outlook 2016. While Yesaware is a good product with Microsoft 365 integration, I found it expensive and too feature rich for what I needed. If you are just trying to find something simple that does what you need well and cheap, this is the best solution on the market. It does have Salesforce integration but I just use the Salesforce product that is free and provides the same or more prospect info.
Dan Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

The products I was using aren't available in the listings. I was using Replyify, which is a great tool for email automation, but it lacks the ability to call out of the system and integration with Dynamics. Overall, that's the biggest advantage over it's competitors. Seamless integration with MSDynamics, and a unified platform to complete all of your sales development tasks.
Joe M. Fuller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ContactMonkey

  • I've found companies that have shared my email and opened the email 20-60 times but never responded. It gave me an absolute understanding that this was a hot company
  • Sometimes knowing your email is being opened can be very frustrating if you cannot get a response. However, at least you know it was read and they are not interested.
  • My boss and fellow employee's don't like the fact that I know where they are located. It's somewhat divisive in that sense.
Dan Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

  • The tool has given me the ability to make cold calls and catch up on deals quickly when I only have a short amount of time.
  • It has helped me reach out to more of my whitespace accounts than I otherwise would have been able to.
Natasha Toccket | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ContactMonkey

Pricing Details

ContactMonkey

General

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

Playbooks, from XANT (formerly InsideSales.com)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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