Data.com (discontinued) vs. Outbound

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Data.com (discontinued)
Score 6.9 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
Outbound
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Outbound offers its sales intelligence platform to provide accurate data worldwide, but especially for high data volume, highly accurate data in the EMEA region. Their app uses machine learning & artificial intelligence to ensure users get validated and accurate information delivered to them. The vendor states that it is ideal for Account-Based Sales Strategy (ABS) to find "Key Accounts" that should be targeted through over 100 unique data points, and find the…
$0
Pricing
Data.com (discontinued)Outbound
Editions & Modules
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FREEMIUM
$0
per month 200 Credits
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Data.com (discontinued)Outbound
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Data.com (discontinued)Outbound
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Data.com (discontinued)
6.9
25 Ratings
10% below category average
Outbound
9.4
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Advanced search6.523 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Identification of new leads7.623 Ratings9.62 Ratings
List quality7.424 Ratings9.62 Ratings
List upload/download7.124 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting6.422 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Load time/data access6.425 Ratings9.02 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
Outbound
9.4
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Contact information7.924 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Company information7.424 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Industry information8.018 Ratings9.62 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
Outbound
9.3
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Lead qualification process8.917 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations6.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration7.222 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Company/business profiles7.422 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Alerts and reminders6.114 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Data hygiene5.623 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Automatic data refresh7.114 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Tags6.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation6.824 Ratings9.02 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
Outbound
9.6
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Sales email templates7.36 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Append emails to records7.910 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Data.com (discontinued)Outbound
Small Businesses
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
D&B Hoovers
D&B Hoovers
Score 8.8 out of 10
D&B Hoovers
D&B Hoovers
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Data.com (discontinued)Outbound
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(25 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Data.com (discontinued)Outbound
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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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Outbound
Outbound saves a lot of time finding ideal clients with their business emails that are truly verified. It also allows me to send email campaigns with automated follow-ups without needing a marketing platform so it is far more acceptable for those who receive my emails and I get much better responses and conversion rates.
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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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Outbound
  • Filters leads
  • Tracks engagement rates
  • Detects bounced emails
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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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Outbound
  • I did not experience anything to improve at the moment.
  • Everything works well and perfect for me.
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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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Outbound
No answers on this topic
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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Outbound
No answers on this topic
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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Outbound
Outbound is easy to use and gives better service and support.
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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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Outbound
  • It saves a lot of time finding ideal clients with their business emails that are truly verified.
  • Allows me to send email campaigns with automated follow-ups without needing a marketing platform.
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