Data.com (discontinued) vs. Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Data.com (discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
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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
Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Global Database is a B2B data provider that offers a large directory, holding over 80 million business profiles across 195 countries and 34 industries. The platform is automatically updated on a daily basis. It allows users to follow preferred profiles (either companies or executives) and sends instant notifications once their information is changed (phone number, email, post or seniority level, or any other data). There are more than 100 filters available (e.g. industry, company…N/A
Pricing
Data.com (discontinued)Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons

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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
9% below category average
Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
9.7
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Advanced search6.523 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Identification of new leads7.623 Ratings10.01 Ratings
List quality7.424 Ratings10.01 Ratings
List upload/download7.124 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting6.422 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Load time/data access6.425 Ratings8.01 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
4% above category average
Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
9.7
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Contact information7.924 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Company information7.424 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Industry information8.018 Ratings9.01 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
5% below category average
Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
9.8
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Lead qualification process8.917 Ratings00 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations6.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration7.222 Ratings00 Ratings
Company/business profiles7.422 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Alerts and reminders6.114 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data hygiene5.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh7.114 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Tags6.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation6.824 Ratings10.01 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
Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
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Ratings
Sales email templates7.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records7.910 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Data.com (discontinued)Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(25 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Data.com (discontinued)Global Database Sales & Marketing Platform
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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Global Database
I haven't tried all of their solutions. We use their sales and marketing platform and data enrichment and it is a great fit for our lead generation needs. We use their data to help our clients achieve their goals too and have been satisfied so far. The platform is easy to use, and filters are pretty straightforward. An example of how we use it is take a certain region, industry, number of employees, some other criteria based on the task and what we get is a list of companies. We either narrow down the results by adding more requirements or export that data to our automation tools to start our campaigns.
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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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Global Database
  • Extensive company profiles.
  • Efficient data enrichment.
  • Information about companies that is hard to find manually.
  • Great customer support and friendly team.
  • We have not hit invalid emails so far.
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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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Global Database
  • For some regions it takes a bit longer to find the required data, but I guess it's more of an availability issue rather then the company's fault. They tell us though how long it may take so we can make plans accordingly.
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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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Global Database
The platform and data proved to be useful for the goals we pursue, so data quality and lead generation is what I rate their usability for.
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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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Global Database
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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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Global Database
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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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Global Database
  • We save a lot in costs and time.
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ScreenShots

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