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Highlights

Conversica and Outreach both provide businesses with marketing and lead generation tools to ensure that potential leads are captured instead of slipping through the cracks. Conversica is marketed as an AI virtual sales assistant, meaning that it provides businesses with a chatbot to capture data on website users and direct them to business users. Outreach is a sales engagement platform that helps businesses optimize their interactions with potential buyers by automating email campaigns and integrating with CRM platforms. Both tools are popular with mid-sized businesses.

Features

Conversica and Outreach both provide some sales engagement features, such as email automation, but they both have some features that set them apart from each other.

Conversica offers some marketing features, but its primary focus is on its chatbot automation. Businesses can set up Conversica chatbots to answer simple questions for users or direct them to sales material. Outside of chatbot features, Conversica can automatically reach out to potential leads that don’t meet a business’s metrics for them to be reached out to by your sales team. In this way, businesses use Conversica to reach out to leads that are unlikely to convert in large numbers to ensure no buyers are missed.

Outreach is focused on automating sales processes such as automatic phone and email campaigns. Business can connect Outreach to CRM software to send personalized emails to specific users, while also providing analytics on the email campaign while it is ongoing. Outreach allows businesses to send out mass amounts of sales content quickly and without taking time out of the sales team’s day.

Limitations

Though Conversica and Outreach both include robust sales automation features, they each have some limitations that are important to consider.

Conversica offers chatbot and email automation features, but outside of the chatbot, its sales automation features aren’t as robust as those offered by sales engagement platforms. Businesses can’t use Conversica for dialing campaigns, and though it can send automated emails, it doesn’t provide detailed analytics for mass email campaigns. Businesses looking for a software to handle email and calling campaigns may prefer other options to Conversica.

Outreach provides detailed analytics features for email and call marketing campaigns, but it doesn’t provide a chatbot out of the box. Businesses can take advantage of Outreach’s integrations with popular chatbot options, such as Drift, but it can’t manage chatbot features on its own.

Pricing

Conversica and Outreach are both priced depending on what features are needed by the buyer. Businesses interested in either one can get a quote for whatever set of features they need.

Likelihood to Recommend

Conversica

  • Great at helping marketing and sales surface leads that might be interested in your product.
  • Great at working low level leads and see if there are opportunities within a large number of leads
  • Great at providing a more personal touch, ie it looks like it is coming from an actual person vs. a marketing-driven, standardized email.
  • Since you are allowing Conversica to do a lot of the manual work of emailing and working low level leads, it really helps free up work of your sales team which would otherwise cost more.
John Mitzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

It is best for people who send a lot of outbound emails and need reporting and feedback as to the success of their campaigns and/or emails. It is great for teams or people who are client or prospect facing. When I am sending an email to a client regarding on-boarding and I need to schedule a call with them, it's super helpful to know if they actually received my email and if they then read it. After that, it's more of a puzzle of trying to figure out how I can get them to respond to my email and trying to master what works the best for my emails whether that be a subject line, etc...
Jordan Chen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Conversica

  • Conversica does a good job of prospecting.
  • We love that they have a follow up feature that allows us to hold our staff accountable for reaching out to those who are interested in timely manner.
  • The dashboard in Conversica helps us to both navigate current conversations and leads easily, as well as view the progress of current and past conversations.
Kathy Cannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

  • Outreach integrates well with Domo, which allows us to put together comprehensive reports pulling data from both Salesforce and Outreach.
  • Outreach does a great job of supporting you, by offering a responsive CSM and support team to troubleshoot issues.
  • It doesn't take too much time to onboard new users in the basic functionality of the tool.
Arick Christopher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Conversica

  • There are some parts of email templates that are not customizable. This makes it difficult to change sentence structure.
  • There are times when the AI assistant is reaching out to leads at the same time as one of our sales reps. Often this is because the salesperson didn't follow the proper process in turning the assistant off but it happens often enough that I wish the process was simplified.
Adriana Zupan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

  • I would love a small pop-up window to show when emails are opened.
  • It would be awesome to be able to grab open time slots from the calendar & incorporate them into a sequence for prospects to choose & auto update the calendar.
Andrea Kamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Conversica

Conversica 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Tool is extremely powerful but comes with a heavy price tag. As long as we close more than 30 deals with year with Conversica's assistance it will be an easy choice to renew. If we don't we will have to figure out if these funds are best spent in other lead generation places.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

Outreach 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Outreach has become the main platform for our SDRs. I haven't found a better alternative yet.
Kiyoshi Kidd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Conversica

Conversica 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Outreach

Outreach 9.2
Based on 134 answers
Outreach is a tool that users need to be hands-on with Day 1, a simple coaching session can be effective to get started. However, in my personal experiences my effectiveness has increased tremendously the more digging I do on my own. The Outreach support team is easy to reach and often gets back to you the same day, so learning on your own is fairly easy.
Vladimir Dichter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Conversica

Conversica 8.6
Based on 129 answers
We had a lot of pushback in the beginning from our sales staff. No one likes it when their weaker areas are pointed out and made public; nor do they like anyone/anything working "their" leads. However, once they saw that Conversica's AI was able to engage leads that were not responding to them, they quickly bought in and are happy to have it!
Joseph Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

Outreach 9.2
Based on 2 answers
I feel like Outreach support reps provide better support about Salesforce than Salesforce does itself - we may have a better support package for Outreach than we do Salesforce, though. The support team at Outreach is also extremely available and conscious of our interests and use cases. We also still have regular Skype calls set up with Outreach and it is more personable than simply speaking on the phone - although we have texted our support reps at Outreach before for immediate responses!
Alexandra Gold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Conversica

Conversica 8.3
Based on 82 answers
Implementation went very smooth. They did a nice job of handing off from sales to our support team. They also did well with Salesforce technical questions. There was some things we could not do ourselves and relied completely on the support rep. I didn't like that.
Mike Bryant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

Outreach 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Conversica

We do not see any competitors to Conversica, that offer the same or similar value proposition. We selected Conversica after experiencing disappointing ROIs over 7+ years at predecessor companies, with 90% of the vendors or solution providers out there, none of whom offer anything remotely close to Conversica's services.
Dirk Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

Outreach has so many more features than I was ever able to find when using Yesware. The support team is an even keel and I was able to do similar things but with less automation. Storing and creating templates and snippets in Yesware was easier and it integrated more thoroughly with Gmail
Kristin Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Conversica

  • No lead gets left behind. Your agent doesn't get sick, take vacation or have any lapse in productivity.
  • Employee efficiency. Our teams can now focus on the great leads rather than getting overwhelmed with hundreds of contacts to follow up with.
David Da Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Outreach

  • Our organization has seen a great ROI from this tool due most in part of the visibility it gives our leaders to view the number of outputs (e.g. Calls, Emails, etc.).
  • There is a fast ramping period with Outreach, so new users are able to get up and going right away and start utilizing it.
  • Some onboarding videos from Outreach to walk a new user through the ins-and-outs of the tool if they haven't used them would be really nice because management in a high growth company isn't always available for little questions throughout a day.
Carson Christensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Conversica

General

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

Conversica Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter Edition$1,4991
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details
A Conversica subscription includes an unlimited number of seats for marketers, sales reps and managers. Different editions include different levels of functionality to match your needs. The service is a monthly subscription with an annual commitment.

Outreach

General

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

Outreach Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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