Data.com (discontinued) vs. Hunter

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
Hunter
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Hunter is a cloud-based email search solution that helps businesses find and verify professional email addresses from domains, companies or a specific professional on the web.
$0
per month
Pricing
Data.com (discontinued)Hunter
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0.00
per month
Starter
$49
per month
Growth
$99
per month
Pro
$199
per month
Enterprise
$399
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Data.com (discontinued)Hunter
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Data.com (discontinued)Hunter
Considered Both Products
Data.com (discontinued)

No answer on this topic

Hunter
Chose Hunter
Hunter.io is a much cheaper alternative to Data.com, and provides just as accurate data. Data.com does offer more contacts per company as it tries to map out org charts at a company, but you'll often see many of the same contacts at Hunter.io as you would on Data.com. I …
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Features
Data.com (discontinued)Hunter
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
6.9
25 Ratings
9% below category average
Hunter
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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
4% above category average
Hunter
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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
5% below category average
Hunter
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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
Hunter
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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)Hunter
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(25 ratings)
9.9
(23 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Data.com (discontinued)Hunter
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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Hunter
The scenario we most commonly use Hunter for is to quickly find and retrieve contact email information. Phone numbers are an added bonus, but they tend to only be available for contacts in the US. SDRs have the extension in order to confirm or to help them "guess" as to what a contact's email address might be. This speeds up our prospecting time considerably. Where Hunter falls short is not being flexible where companies have more than one email format.
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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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Hunter
  • Hunter provides a quick and easy way to look up the email format for any company using the free Google Chrome extension.
  • Hunter allows you to upload a bulk list of emails and verify them easily.
  • Hunter shows where verified emails were found on web pages and PDF documents. This shows that the emails were published by trusted sources.
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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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Hunter
  • Hunter is only as valuable as the information it is able to scrape from the internet. If a company has not listed any email addresses online, then Hunter is not going to be able to find it.
  • Sometimes Hunter is only able to identify non-personal-specific email addresses (ex: info @, support@, etc.). This makes it difficult to identify personnel emails
  • Sometimes companies will have different email domains that Hunter is not able to correlate. For example, when searching for an email address at Lead.com, Hunter is not able to point to ParentCompany.com email addresses that would be more useful.
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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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Hunter
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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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Hunter
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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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Hunter
We have been trying to get lead information on SalesTools and PLENTY, however, these two tools are mostly oriented to create follow-up campaigns and the setup is pretty complicated. If you are looking to create just a list of semi-qualified leads, you may try Hunter, but SalesTools has already an inner feature to build prospects in a better way.
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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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Hunter
  • Positive to be sure. I don't always get the results I want, but I use the free version and I'm satisfied to go there first when I need an email
  • It's a fast quality product. It was better before when it resided on my LinkedIn account, but that's another matter...
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ScreenShots

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