Data.com (discontinued) vs. Drift

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Data.com (discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Salesforce launched Data.com in 2011, in partnership with D&B, but has since decided to gradually sunset the platform. Data.com offered a store of company and customer data for use in sales and prospecting.N/A
Drift
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Drift is presented as a human-centric, AI-powered buyer engagement platform, a platform that automatically listens, understands and learns from buyers to provide individualized and human experiences at every touchpoint of the buying journey. The platform helps businesses translate conversational data and buyer behavior into deeper customer relationships, and also modernizes the B2B website experience. According to the vendor,…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
6.9
25 Ratings
10% below category average
Drift
-
Ratings
Advanced search6.523 Ratings00 Ratings
Identification of new leads7.623 Ratings00 Ratings
List quality7.424 Ratings00 Ratings
List upload/download7.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting6.422 Ratings00 Ratings
Load time/data access6.425 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
7.8
24 Ratings
3% above category average
Drift
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Ratings
Contact information7.924 Ratings00 Ratings
Company information7.424 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry information8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
7.0
25 Ratings
6% below category average
Drift
-
Ratings
Lead qualification process8.917 Ratings00 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations6.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration7.222 Ratings00 Ratings
Company/business profiles7.422 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and reminders6.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Data hygiene5.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh7.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Tags6.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation6.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
7.6
10 Ratings
1% above category average
Drift
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Ratings
Sales email templates7.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records7.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Chat Analytics and Reports
Comparison of Chat Analytics and Reports features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
Drift
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Chat history and transcripts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Chat reporting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Chat and web analytics00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Data.com (discontinued)Drift
Small Businesses
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Smith.ai Live Website Chat
Smith.ai Live Website Chat
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
D&B Hoovers
D&B Hoovers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Data.com (discontinued)Drift
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(25 ratings)
8.3
(52 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Data.com (discontinued)Drift
Likelihood to Recommend
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There are many scenarios that make data.com well suited, but most specifically, it works very well when looking for contacts within a certain zip code. You can sort and find information about these contacts and pay by points. This helps because you are able to pick and choose which you want to pay for.
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Drift
It is recommended for any company; it is a comprehensive tool for teams interested in strengthening business management and improving efficiency. It allows you to automatically schedule support with customers, thus saving a lot of time. Large companies can establish a chat and communication between potential customers, answering their questions quickly; allow you to monitor and track your leads and new leads, to make it fully functional, it has a very affordable value so that it can be used in all companies, it will not affect their economic aspects.
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Pros
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  • Data.com is a great way to find out accurate revenue and employee numbers for companies across various industries.
  • Data.com's filtering capabilities allow our team to quickly find the ideal prospects to reach out to.
  • Data.com, being owned by Salesforce, allows for a seamless integration into our CRM. This saves us an incredible amount of time and ensures data accuracy.
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Drift
  • Easy to implement - we were up on our site in hours.
  • Increases the volume and quality of buyer conversations - visitors get to value faster and qualify themselves by chatting in.
  • Surfaces relevant experiences and content to people faster based on targeted use cases.
  • Brings your brand to the prospect experience to stand out in the market. For example, our mascot Ollie Llama welcoming visitors on the homepage with funny llama.
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Cons
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  • Some contacts can be old. Perhaps they could consider validating some that are older than 5 years.
  • They don't always detect duplicate companies. For example, I've added the same company twice before, I don't understand how they allow that, or prevent others from adding duplicates. It doesn't happen very often,, only occasionally.
  • Sometimes data.com will "autocorrect" a job title incorrectly. For example, entering "Director of People & Culture" will autocorrect it to "Director of peopleandculture" If you don't catch it, it looks pretty bad for the next person who wants to view the contact.
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Drift
  • Whenever there have been challenges with the product, the team has always been hungry to fix the issues that we raise.
  • In-platform reporting on conversion metrics can be improved. For example, it's not possible to report on business vs non business email capture rate (currently reported by our CSM every week), and to get the most detail about meetings that have been booked, you have to export data and review in Sheets/Excel. Drift responds quickly, and they're already working on this... so by the time you read this review, the reports will probably be fully functional in the platform.
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Usability
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Very intuitive to use and I've never had any confusion with features. Anyone can create an account and use the platform simply by adding a contact or company into the database to earn points. It's a great option if you don't have budget for lists or pay services. It is easy to use and anyone can benefit from it.
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Drift
The customer-facing usability is great, but managing drift from the back end can be challenging at times. This is mainly due to slow loading speeds when it comes to editing or viewing routing. Coupling this with no autosave function, changes are hard to make and can easily be lost.
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Support Rating
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Whenever I've had a question their support has responded pretty quickly and gives me exactly what I am looking for. I have not had any technical issues so I can't speak to issues there, but as far as general questions from a free user they have impressed me with how quickly they get back to me and the thoroughness of their answers.
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Drift
The Drift team has been remarkably responsive to me. From support reps available in-app, to my account manager committed to my long-term success, to regular connections and interactions with their leadership team. They have been wholeheartedly committed to answering every question and solving every issue so that we can succeed as a team, and I can succeed as a marketer!
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Alternatives Considered
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Adobe Workfront may not be the direct competitor of Data.com, but for the services I was using, Workfront looked a little better when it comes to the user interface. But Data.com definitely had more powerful features & better integration capabilities. Also, it was easier to play around with the customer journey in Data.com as compared to other tools I have used in the past.
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Drift
I have used a few different chat platforms, the most popular one being Intercom. They both have some similarities in functionalities and features. I have had more success with Drift and the calendar link/automation. I love the fact that a prospect can easily find my calendar link and book a demo without needing to speak with me.
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Return on Investment
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  • The positive impact is gaining more direct contact information for hiring managers.
  • Another positive factor is that it is completely free. You gain points for contact information when you add contact information.
  • Since it is a free resource, there are no real negative impacts.
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Drift
  • Save time by allowing your inbound audience to access what they want immediately through Drift bots.
  • Reducing friction you will increase your inbound audience engagement traffic.
  • With Drift, our company has increased our qualified sales meetings booked more than 3x than when we used forms.
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