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43 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase

The data is outdated and has significant gaps. It is mostly a replication of what is easily and publicly available, with little value added. Their predatory subscription model includes no notice of renewal and they are very antagonistic towards their customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

If you're with a big company that can afford to pay $500 - 1000 per month or more for data, then this platform may have a lot of value for you. That's in part because you could use it to produce actionable insights on a mass scale and you may not be worried about the cost of incorrect data. If your company is a smaller company working on a budget, this most likely is not the solution for you.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

Crunchbase
6.8
D&B Hoovers
9.0
Advanced search
Crunchbase
7.0
D&B Hoovers
8.9
Identification of new leads
Crunchbase
6.9
D&B Hoovers
9.2
List quality
Crunchbase
6.8
D&B Hoovers
8.8
List upload/download
Crunchbase
5.5
D&B Hoovers
9.0
Ideal customer targeting
Crunchbase
6.3
D&B Hoovers
9.0
Load time/data access
Crunchbase
8.1
D&B Hoovers
8.8

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Crunchbase
7.1
D&B Hoovers
9.0
Contact information
Crunchbase
6.0
D&B Hoovers
9.0
Company information
Crunchbase
7.6
D&B Hoovers
9.0
Industry information
Crunchbase
7.7
D&B Hoovers
9.1

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Crunchbase
7.7
D&B Hoovers
9.3
Lead qualification process
Crunchbase
5.7
D&B Hoovers
9.1
Smart lists and recommendations
Crunchbase
8.0
D&B Hoovers
9.1
Salesforce integration
Crunchbase
9.6
D&B Hoovers
9.4
Company/business profiles
Crunchbase
7.6
D&B Hoovers
9.3
Alerts and reminders
Crunchbase
7.7
D&B Hoovers
9.9
Data hygiene
Crunchbase
6.7
D&B Hoovers
9.5
Automatic data refresh
Crunchbase
7.0
D&B Hoovers
9.1
Tags
Crunchbase
8.8
D&B Hoovers
9.1
Filters and segmentation
Crunchbase
8.7
D&B Hoovers
8.9

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Crunchbase
8.2
D&B Hoovers
10.0
Sales email templates
Crunchbase
8.2
D&B Hoovers
10.0
Append emails to records
Crunchbase
8.2
D&B Hoovers
10.0

Pros

Crunchbase

  • Crunchbase has an easy-to-navigate user interface. The bar at the top of the screen that shows the different data points available on companies is particularly helpful for quick navigating.
  • The ability to make and import lists and save searches is helpful for customizing the software to your particular needs.
  • The web and mobile app data that Crunchbase offers is very helpful to gauge trends and interest in companies for diligence purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

  • Hoover's has good information architecture in one sense that allowed you to keep track of where you have looked and also add anticipatory links for things you might like to research or know.
  • It was great for finding a more complete picture of the companies history.
  • It was helpful for piecing together contact information for people you may not have known worked there.
Micah Tinklepaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crunchbase

  • Notifications - Something similar to TweetDeck would be nice, so that when news breaks it could be an immediate fact.
  • Honestly dont add too much because you don't want it to become more of a social tool with cluttered info, keep it straight to the point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

  • There are virtually no areas where this software can improve. This is elite b2b software that businesses who care about their prospecting/sales campaigns use.
  • Other than the software, the price itself can improve so start up businesses are more inclined to make the purchase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers 5.9
Based on 2 answers
Hoover's just isn't compelling for the types of information they provide and the pricing model. But again, this is from the very limited perspective of a below entry level analyst who is just finishing their studies. It is probable that for some segments of industry, Hoover's has vast wealth of pertinent information. For example, when looking into agricultural industries for a consulting firm, I did not save any time with their service because information on factory locations and assets was scant. Using Google earth to view the square footage of the facilities to estimate assets was often more helpful.
Micah Tinklepaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They are terrific at giving instruction/webinars. I am able to call, directly, to an individual and talk to that person. I'm not talking to a robot. They give personal service which is really special.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Crunchbase

Crunchbase is the best resource for prospecting startups hands down. TechTarget has a lot of useful info, but I found it to be inaccurate where it mattered most. Crunchbase's data seems more accurate, and is also easier to use. Not the most exact comparison, but they offer similar background information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

D&B stacks up but not very high. ZoomInfo is in the lead for newer-looking technology and data quality. Sales Navigator is a powerhouse in the space and probably has the whole package that I'd want during prospecting except for the business code. Crunchbase has newer information and industry trends that are hard to beat. Hopefully D&B can modernize to stack up and make a more appealing UI/UX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Crunchbase

  • The best use we get out of Crunchbase Pro is staying on top of funding, mergers, and acquisitions. This has really helped us to identify key target accounts for our ABM strategy.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer

D&B Hoovers

  • Honestly cannot say we really drove any new sales using D&B Hoovers to prospect new companies and leads. We obtained higher data quality with other tools like ZoomInfo and Skrapp.
  • A year long contract that isn't honored on their side due to lack of customer service and poor data quality definitely does not equal ROI.
  • Spent significant time sanitizing and cleansing inaccurate data provided by their service. Since time is money in business, that was a loss in that aspect.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crunchbase

General

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

Crunchbase Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$29.001
  1. Per Month Per User
Additional Pricing Details

D&B Hoovers

General

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

D&B Hoovers Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase
7.8
D&B Hoovers
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Crunchbase
D&B Hoovers
5.9

Reliability and Availability

Crunchbase
D&B Hoovers
9.0

Support Rating

Crunchbase
D&B Hoovers
10.0

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