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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

D&B Hoovers

Enriched a significant amount of account data where there was very little to start with -- really helps you extract value from your data and find gaps you didn't even know was there. Also allows ongoing data management to ensure that you don't keep building gaps over time -- you only need to educate people on how to use it and assuming you have seats you can just standardize the research and creation of accounts.
Yee Yek | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

PitchBook is well suited for conducting analyses on private companies of all sizes, industries or the major actors in a particular space. PitchBook, however, is less suited for analysis of public companies, despite its relatively recent integration of public market data from Morningstar. This largely stems from the fact that PitchBook was built around being a company providing private market data focused on venture capital and private equity investing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

D&B Hoovers
7.2
PitchBook
Advanced search
D&B Hoovers
7.7
PitchBook
Identification of new leads
D&B Hoovers
6.7
PitchBook
List quality
D&B Hoovers
7.0
PitchBook
List upload/download
D&B Hoovers
8.1
PitchBook
Ideal customer targeting
D&B Hoovers
5.4
PitchBook
Load time/data access
D&B Hoovers
8.4
PitchBook

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

D&B Hoovers
7.6
PitchBook
Contact information
D&B Hoovers
5.9
PitchBook
Company information
D&B Hoovers
9.1
PitchBook
Industry information
D&B Hoovers
7.7
PitchBook

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

D&B Hoovers
8.3
PitchBook
Lead qualification process
D&B Hoovers
9.5
PitchBook
Smart lists and recommendations
D&B Hoovers
7.0
PitchBook
Salesforce integration
D&B Hoovers
9.9
PitchBook
Company/business profiles
D&B Hoovers
8.2
PitchBook
Alerts and reminders
D&B Hoovers
7.1
PitchBook
Data hygiene
D&B Hoovers
9.2
PitchBook
Automatic data refresh
D&B Hoovers
9.8
PitchBook
Tags
D&B Hoovers
7.0
PitchBook
Filters and segmentation
D&B Hoovers
7.3
PitchBook

Sales Intelligence Email Features

D&B Hoovers
10.0
PitchBook
Sales email templates
D&B Hoovers
10.0
PitchBook
Append emails to records
D&B Hoovers
10.0
PitchBook

Pros

D&B Hoovers

  • Hoover's has good information architecture in one sense that allowed you to keep track of where you have looked and also add anticipatory links for things you might like to research or know.
  • It was great for finding a more complete picture of the companies history.
  • It was helpful for piecing together contact information for people you may not have known worked there.
Micah Tinklepaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Extremely well-researched data, critical to any M&A decision.
  • Customer support: real humans respond, and follow-up diligently.
  • High trust resource: provides private company information too, which is far more valuable/ harder to access than public.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

D&B Hoovers

  • Much of the data on this platform is stale or inaccurate when it comes to identifying company contacts. We determined that there is about a 70% accuracy in any given data set. This is in stark contrast to the 90% or better that the D&B sales rep sold us on.
  • Customer service is terrible here when you have any kind of complaint. In our experience, they escalated our issue (poor data quality and a request for a refund or termination of our contract) to a manager who never bothered to return any emails or calls.
  • You pay (heavily) for exporting data outside of their system. If you're not able or willing to pay for exports, the interface they have for just viewing the data in grid format is clunky and inefficient.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Missing functionality: At times the ability to drill down further by transaction type and/or security was not available, and necessitated further data manipulation in Excel to arrive at the desired result.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers 5.9
Based on 2 answers
Hoover's just isn't compelling for the types of information they provide and the pricing model. But again, this is from the very limited perspective of a below entry level analyst who is just finishing their studies. It is probable that for some segments of industry, Hoover's has vast wealth of pertinent information. For example, when looking into agricultural industries for a consulting firm, I did not save any time with their service because information on factory locations and assets was scant. Using Google earth to view the square footage of the facilities to estimate assets was often more helpful.
Micah Tinklepaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They are terrific at giving instruction/webinars. I am able to call, directly, to an individual and talk to that person. I'm not talking to a robot. They give personal service which is really special.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

PitchBook 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The overall support for PitchBook is about average. It is not excellent for two primary reasons. First, PitchBook can run slow from time to time, and I cannot copy and paste from the Chrome extension. I have found neither of those issues to be a function of the computer I am using. However, the PitchBook support team has proved helpful on several occasions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

D&B Hoovers

D&B stacks up but not very high. ZoomInfo is in the lead for newer-looking technology and data quality. Sales Navigator is a powerhouse in the space and probably has the whole package that I'd want during prospecting except for the business code. Crunchbase has newer information and industry trends that are hard to beat. Hopefully D&B can modernize to stack up and make a more appealing UI/UX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

D&B Hoovers

  • This software has paid for itself three times over in the first sale made by using their b2b leads.
  • This software is the difference between casually growing your business and scaling at a rate that is not generally thought to be possible. Of coarse you still have to put in the effort to make the sales but the accuracy of the leads saves time and money.
  • This software gives filtered results when searching for a target prospect or market and will provide leads that other software will not have in their database. This is the most elite b2b lead generation software on the market, period.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Undetermined-- we just didn't see a big enough ROI as a small firm to justify a continued subscription.
Jason Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

D&B Hoovers

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PitchBook

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

D&B Hoovers
7.8
PitchBook
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

D&B Hoovers
5.9
PitchBook

Reliability and Availability

D&B Hoovers
9.0
PitchBook

Support Rating

D&B Hoovers
10.0
PitchBook
7.0

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