Detective vs. RainKing (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Detective
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Detective (formerly Charlie App) helps salespeople to find high quality prospects, identify their pains and initiatives, and suggests relevant first touch messaging. Its precision targeting aims to displace a spray-and-pray approach to sales.N/A
RainKing (discontinued)
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
RainKing is a sales intelligence software solution offered by RainKing Software.N/A
Pricing
DetectiveRainKing (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DetectiveRainKing (discontinued)
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
DetectiveRainKing (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DetectiveRainKing (discontinued)
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Detective
3.0
1 Ratings
86% below category average
RainKing (discontinued)
8.3
14 Ratings
9% above category average
Load time/data access3.01 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Advanced search00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Identification of new leads00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
List quality00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
List upload/download00 Ratings7.113 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Detective
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
RainKing (discontinued)
8.6
15 Ratings
13% above category average
Contact information9.01 Ratings8.915 Ratings
Company information9.01 Ratings8.115 Ratings
Industry information00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Detective
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Ratings
RainKing (discontinued)
8.4
15 Ratings
13% above category average
Lead qualification process00 Ratings8.911 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Salesforce integration00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Company/business profiles00 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Alerts and reminders00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Data hygiene00 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Automatic data refresh00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Tags00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Filters and segmentation00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Detective
-
Ratings
RainKing (discontinued)
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Append emails to records00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
DetectiveRainKing (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
DetectiveRainKing (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
charlieapp.com
If you are in any type of sales, and meeting with people, it is a must. If you already know you contact well, it doesn't have as much value for that particular meeting. Also I wish there was a way to not sync internal meetings, as it just provides clutter, and I don't need info on those people.
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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
charlieapp.com
  • They easily connect with my Outlook to sync my upcoming meetings.
  • It provides me with the social profiles of people I am meeting with.
  • It gives me the ability to have all my info about my contact in one place to easily review.
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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
charlieapp.com
  • At times it doesn't pull a social profile for the contact correctly, or at all, when I know the person has a profile.
  • The interface is a little clunky, and the font is too large. It could be a lot smaller and still effective.
  • It takes a lot of time to sync at points, which is frustrating.
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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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Alternatives Considered
charlieapp.com
The thing that Charlie does best is it aggregates everything in one place. It allows me to have a one-stop shop, that I can quickly review prior to heading into a meeting. People are usually amazed with the amount of info that Charlie can give you, and it almost always works its way into my sales call.
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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
charlieapp.com
  • The info I pull from Charlie prior to the meeting is almost always brought up as a conversation starter.
  • Charlie helps my relationships go deeper than just surface level info.
  • The ability to go deeper in my relationships while using Charlie has absolutely closed me business.
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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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