Conversica vs. Outreach

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Conversica
Score 9.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Conversica provides lead management software for marketing, inside sales and sales groups.
$1,499
per installation
Outreach
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Outreach is a sales execution platform that helps market-facing teams create and predictably close more pipeline. From prospecting to deal management to forecasting, Outreach leverages automation and artificial intelligence to help revenue leaders increase the efficiency and effectiveness of go-to-market activities and personnel across the revenue cycle. Outreach offers sales engagement, revenue intelligence, and revenue operations functionalities in a unified platform. The software…N/A
Pricing
ConversicaOutreach
Editions & Modules
Starter Edition
$1,499
per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConversicaOutreach
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsA 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.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Conversica
Outreach

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Top Pros
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Highlights

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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.

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User Ratings
ConversicaOutreach
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(95 ratings)
8.1
(202 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(6 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(149 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(73 ratings)
2.1
(20 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(49 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConversicaOutreach
Likelihood to Recommend
Conversica
Conversica is an excellent tool if you have a large database of potential students, sales leads, or other forms of potential customers/users. It does not replace human interaction, but instead supplements it - allowing your admissions/sales/retention team to spend their time with those individuals that are in most need of assistance - whether that be because they are "hot leads" for a sale, students with a sincere interest, or customers needing assistance beyond the capabilities of an automatic system.
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Outreach
Outreach is well suited for teams that need to do cold outbound to prospects. It's easy enough to create sequences that will use a variety of touchpoints (email, inMail, call, etc...). It's also easy to share sequences with team members to collaborate and the very best messaging. Outreach's integration over Salesforce and Gmail is also invaluable, without it each team member would probably spend hours per week clicking between tabs just to get to prospect information On the other hand, Outreach is not the best to help you create content, as of this writing there is no AI support. It is also worth noting that Outreach's permission structure can create a lot of confusion for team members and that untangling errors at times can become complex
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Pros
Conversica
  • Conversica is great at working low level leads and surfacing those that are in fact interested in your product or service.
  • Conversica is also useful in weeding out leads that are not strong.
  • Since Conversica is sending emails to various prospects, customers and opportunities, it allows sales, account managers, service etc, to focus on other activities, thereby saving time and freeing up resources.
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Outreach
  • Organization - I know when to make calls/emails/LinkedIn connections without having to overthink anything.
  • Alignment - the colleagues I work with on my accounts can keep tabs on my activity so there is no redundancy or overcommunication.
  • Ease of use - all my contacts are in one place, and sending automated emails I have built in my sequences give me so much time back in my day.
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Cons
Conversica
  • The method of standing up campaigns can be a little tedious for administrators because it uses copy/paste of Salesforce Campaign ID instead of just searching for active Salesforce campaigns.
  • Understanding the conversation path options that the AI could take is improving greatly, but can still use some improvements for admin awareness when standing up a new conversation.
  • Understanding what conversation types exist and how they differ from one another is sometimes difficult to self-serv, but the Conversica team is always very good about helping out explaining these.
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Outreach
  • Customer Service - zero support for small - medium businesses.
  • Billing - billing is messy, and customer service for billing questions is pretty awful (if anyone is ever available).
  • Bounce Rates - our bounce rates are through the roof when using Outreach which isn't a problem we have with HubSpot or Pardot.
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Likelihood to Renew
Conversica
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.
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Outreach
I like Outreach, but I do wonder about new competitors that are 25-50% less expensive.
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Usability
Conversica
Standalone, it's very easy to use. It becomes a little more complicated when you're working with it as an integration in Salesforce.
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Outreach
The ease of use for outreach is next to none. Everything is clearly explained, you can hop on a call with their support team whenever, and it effortlessly integrates into your computer. You can do everything you need sales related on it, and the learning curve is small. I'd recommend it as a first and last CRM.
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Support Rating
Conversica
Our account manager and support rep have been extremely helpful in helping us get the system where we wanted it. Given our original use case as a lead qualifier, a lot of the conversations needed to be altered or exceptions created in order to provide the customization we needed. Our AM and support rep were able to accommodate most of our requests and were extremely helpful in working with us on a solution.
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Outreach
The overall support of Outreach has been great. Whenever I have a problem, they were quick to fix it and typically respond within one business day. I don't typically have many requests for support because a lot of my questions can be answered through their knowledge panel. They have been fantastic to work with overall.
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Online Training
Conversica
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Outreach
Lots of attention from the Outreach training team, with a great willingness to customize to our needs. To be clear, you get out what you put in. If you don't work with them, you'll get cookie-cutter training. But we asked for a lot of customization, and they delivered what we asked for.
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Implementation Rating
Conversica
The implementation went smoothly. The only advice I would give for anybody looking to integrate Conversica with Salesforce is to ensure that either you or somebody within your organization has experience with process builder as you'll need to create some processes to force your leads into Salesforce campaigns for the Conversica system to pick them up.
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Outreach
Although we required a special setup, the process was quick. But we paid a lot for the implementation and didn't use 33% of the hours we purchased.
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Alternatives Considered
Conversica
I haven't looked into many other conversational ai products - we received a solid recommendation about using this and have been happy with the process and experience. Price was also pretty good, so we didn't feel a need to shop around on that front. If things change I'll do that homework, but we're happy for now
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Outreach
We found that Outreach was superior to Salesloft and Gong, and a better fit for our organization for the following reasons:
  • User interface and overall experience: it's just a cleaner platform and easier to work in than the other two.
  • Feature set: the other two tools had more bells and whistles, but sometimes less is more, and the core functionality of Outreach is preferable.
  • Integration with Salesforce
  • Price
  • Customer support and training options are superior on Outreach
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Return on Investment
Conversica
  • We have found that each conversation type has a different ROI. Some are very hard to report off of, whereas others are easy. this is because some are more built around building awareness of what we offer where they may not purchase it for months down the line.
  • Has helped us to save on salaries. If staff were to try to do the same thing our AI Assistant does, it would take them many hours to be as successful.
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Outreach
  • The huge positive impact it had was the team not needing to spend as much time as disengaged opps as they were engaged ones. We were able to set sequences to work with them while the team could focus on generating new leads or converting Opps.
  • For an AE - post demo communication is important. With templates and snippets we could just click a few buttons and have a really nice email sent out with the relevant information and then the next several steps already planned out. This freed up time for us and even allowed us to take calls a lot sooner after demo's then before. For busy days this was very helpful.
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ScreenShots

Conversica Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard showing an overview of important metrics, like response rates, hot leads and top-performing lead sources

Outreach Screenshots

Screenshot of Help reps engage buyers with personalized interactions throughout their buying journey. Orchestrate all key sales activities — like emails, phone calls, social media touches — utilizing proven playbooks & messaging.Screenshot of Outreach Kaia - AI-powered virtual assistant that joins live meetings, captures real-time transcription, and delivers on-demand confidence with competitive and product details in the moment.Screenshot of Outreach Commit delivers real-time pipeline analysis and buyer engagement signals to bring science to the art of forecasting, enabling revenue leaders to go from guessing the future to changing it with recommended actions.Screenshot of Outreach Everywhere - Outreach is everywhere work happens, including Gmail and Salesforce.com.Screenshot of Outreach Success Plans provide complete visibility into a team’s deals at both a granular and big-picture level.Screenshot of Reporting - To improve results with actionable insights. Know the times, channels and sequences that reach prospects best.