Data.com (discontinued) vs. RainKing (discontinued)

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
RainKing (discontinued)
Score 7.7 out of 10
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RainKing is a sales intelligence software solution offered by RainKing Software.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
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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Considered Both Products
Data.com (discontinued)
Chose Data.com (discontinued)
I feel RainKing is the winner regarding just contact details and org charts within companies. Their info is better up to date and a little easier to manage and search. However, Data.com might have the advantage when it comes to company breakdown, allowing for actual financial …
RainKing (discontinued)
Chose RainKing (discontinued)
I have used Data.com via Salesforce, which I think the org chart and industry feature is easier to understand in Rainking. DiscoverOrg, it has been a while since I used it but I remember liking it. I think the information was not as accurate as the information of Rainking.
Chose RainKing (discontinued)
Hands down best tool in its space! The information provided across all levels is unmatched, whether it is about technology or initiatives or org charts or just getting a prospects contact info, I trust Rainking more than any other tool available.
Top Pros
Top Cons
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
RainKing (discontinued)
8.3
14 Ratings
9% above category average
Advanced search6.523 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Identification of new leads7.623 Ratings8.914 Ratings
List quality7.424 Ratings8.013 Ratings
List upload/download7.124 Ratings7.113 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting6.422 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Load time/data access6.425 Ratings9.014 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
RainKing (discontinued)
8.6
15 Ratings
13% above category average
Contact information7.924 Ratings8.915 Ratings
Company information7.424 Ratings8.115 Ratings
Industry information8.018 Ratings9.014 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
RainKing (discontinued)
8.4
15 Ratings
13% above category average
Lead qualification process8.917 Ratings8.911 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations6.713 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Salesforce integration7.222 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Company/business profiles7.422 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Alerts and reminders6.114 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Data hygiene5.623 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Automatic data refresh7.114 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Tags6.913 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Filters and segmentation6.824 Ratings8.914 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
RainKing (discontinued)
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Sales email templates7.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records7.910 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(25 ratings)
8.8
(15 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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RainKing is less appropriate when you don't have the funds or resources to pay for it. You could easily Google the information that you're looking for, or use CrunchBase, but it's extremely time-consuming. RainKing makes this very easy and the data seamlessly sends to Salesforce with the proper integration. RainKing is very appropriate when you have a large team of folks that need to source leads/accounts simultaneously and need licenses to do so - it's worth the money with a larger team.
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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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  • Being able to search for companies that are currently evaluating solutions in your space.
  • The contact information for people and related people is also great, I have used dozens of other data solutions and prefer Rainking.
  • Rainking also gives you the ability to create lists of your ideal buyer and download them which was great for my team and I pull new contacts to prospect!
  • I can't get over how impressive the org chart info is in RainKing, it allowed myself and my team to find other involved prospects and get a good feel for organizations.
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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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  • Account manager - really unresponsive, not interested in helping with renewal, making the case to our execs
  • The Discover/RainKing team was not interested in helping us expand the way we are utilizing the tool, provide additional training, etc
  • Contacts department designation lacks in accuracy, we frequently found significant mismatches
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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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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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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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I've used SalesNavigator and Zoom Info. I actually think that Ranking is a great solution if you can use it in tandem with SalesNavigator. When it comes to pulling lists, in my opinion, Ranking does it best. Now that it has the database combined with Discoverorg, it's even more powerful to use.
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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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  • I don't have that information readily available to quantify the positive impact. However, I will say that I've found a lot of good prospects via RainKing to target my outreach efforts to. I definitely feel like the product pays for itself.
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