Gainsight CS vs. Outreach

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gainsight CS
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Gainsight’s customer-centric technology aims to drive the future of customer success. The company’s Customer Cloud offers a set of solutions focused on customer success, product experience, revenue optimization, customer experience, and customer data, that together are designed to enable businesses to put the customer at the center of everything they do. The vendor states that companies that use Gainsight grow net retention by up to 33 percent. Learn how leading companies like Okta, SAP Concur,…
$2,500
Per Company Per Month
Outreach
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Outreach is a sales execution platform that helps market-facing teams create and predictably close more pipeline. From prospecting to deal management to forecasting, Outreach leverages automation and artificial intelligence to help revenue leaders increase the efficiency and effectiveness of go-to-market activities and personnel across the revenue cycle. Outreach offers sales engagement, revenue intelligence, and revenue operations functionalities in a unified platform. The software…N/A
Pricing
Gainsight CSOutreach
Editions & Modules
Subscription
$2,500
Per Company Per Month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Gainsight CSOutreach
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Gainsight CSOutreach
Considered Both Products
Gainsight CS
Chose Gainsight CS
We went through an evaluation of ChurnZero, which did not have the ability to pull in usage from complex data sets or to visualize it natively.

ChurnZero did not offer the ability to run surveys or NPS which would have required additional tooling and investment.
Outreach
Chose Outreach
We were looking at SalesLoft but had heard that it wasn't as scalable as Outreach. If I remember correctly, the cost was NOT less than the competitors, but still 100% worth the purchase. We also use Outreach in Gmail and we had heard from colleagues that SalesLoft didn't have …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Gainsight CSOutreach
Security
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Gainsight CS
7.1
165 Ratings
21% below category average
Outreach
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Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.1165 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
7.6
207 Ratings
12% below category average
Outreach
-
Ratings
API6.8123 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.9206 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Marketo7.749 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Eloqua8.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Data Extraction / Integration
Comparison of Customer Data Extraction / Integration features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
6.8
207 Ratings
25% below category average
Outreach
-
Ratings
Product usage8.5196 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk / support tickets5.1166 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Success Management
Comparison of Customer Success Management features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
6.3
219 Ratings
28% below category average
Outreach
-
Ratings
NPS surveys7.9171 Ratings00 Ratings
Sponsor tracking4.9162 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer profiles6.2196 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated workflow7.8210 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal collaboration5.1197 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer health scoring6.9212 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer segmentation5.2179 Ratings00 Ratings
CSM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CSM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
7.0
217 Ratings
16% below category average
Outreach
-
Ratings
Customer health trends6.9199 Ratings00 Ratings
Engagement analytics7.1176 Ratings00 Ratings
Revenue forecasting7.3108 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboards6.7214 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Gainsight CSOutreach
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(224 ratings)
8.1
(202 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.8
(14 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(24 ratings)
9.2
(149 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(134 ratings)
2.2
(20 ratings)
Online Training
5.5
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.3
(6 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Gainsight CSOutreach
Likelihood to Recommend
Gainsight
Gainsight CS is well suited for SaaS and Managed Services companies looking to have a centralized log of all their customer interactions and analysis of those customers' health so that CS and AM teams can be the best champions for their customers and interactions are not happening in silos. The new AI functionality being rolled out will have a massive impact on CSM's ability to manage time and add value.
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Outreach
Outreach is well suited for teams that need to do cold outbound to prospects. It's easy enough to create sequences that will use a variety of touchpoints (email, inMail, call, etc...). It's also easy to share sequences with team members to collaborate and the very best messaging. Outreach's integration over Salesforce and Gmail is also invaluable, without it each team member would probably spend hours per week clicking between tabs just to get to prospect information On the other hand, Outreach is not the best to help you create content, as of this writing there is no AI support. It is also worth noting that Outreach's permission structure can create a lot of confusion for team members and that untangling errors at times can become complex
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Pros
Gainsight
  • Gainsight's Data Designer is a powerful tool that allows you to create new tables/data sets from different sources (Create a new table by merging Snowflake, SFDC and Gainsight data that you can use for reporting or be the engine of calls to actions)
  • The health score is great! with good data and the right workflows in place, you can easily create automated health scores by your desired segmentation
  • Journey Orchestrator is the best 1:M outreach tool I have seen from any CSP. Very flexible and comprehensive. Can also support surveys! JO can be used for all segments, not just your digital segments!
  • Gmail/Outlook integration - Our CSMs love that you can send an email and attach it to the gainsight account. You can also create a meeting note in Gainsight and email it to your customers!
  • Calls to Action/Playbooks are very customizable, interoperable with SFDC and a great way for CSMs to keep on top of their work and also a great tool for reporting outcomes and CSMs work throughout the year
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Outreach
  • Organization - I know when to make calls/emails/LinkedIn connections without having to overthink anything.
  • Alignment - the colleagues I work with on my accounts can keep tabs on my activity so there is no redundancy or overcommunication.
  • Ease of use - all my contacts are in one place, and sending automated emails I have built in my sequences give me so much time back in my day.
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Cons
Gainsight
  • Would love to see a Gainsight OPs/Admin checklist that guides CS Ops team through specific pieces of information needed to execute specific playbooks (best practices)
  • When creating reports, sometimes it's difficult to find the correct variable that you are looking for as it's nested under various categories
  • Would love ability to "heatmap" specific individual customer engagement based on CSM inputted customer contacts at meetings
  • Would love to see more analysis on engagements - how often, how frequent - built into the product
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Outreach
  • Customer Service - zero support for small - medium businesses.
  • Billing - billing is messy, and customer service for billing questions is pretty awful (if anyone is ever available).
  • Bounce Rates - our bounce rates are through the roof when using Outreach which isn't a problem we have with HubSpot or Pardot.
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Likelihood to Renew
Gainsight
Gainsight offers a level of support that I've not experience before. They will work with you to come up with a solution to a problem - or help match you with another client that has a similar setup as you to get their feedback. Also the functionality that we have built within the software works for us. It's 'easy' to use (once you get the hang of it) and our users rather enjoy working in the software.
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Outreach
I like Outreach, but I do wonder about new competitors that are 25-50% less expensive.
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Usability
Gainsight
I give it this score based on the implementation at my current employer. I don't know if it could be higher based on if the implementation went better, or if there is something on the vendor side that could help. If this were asked at my previous employer, I would have given it a score of 9 or 10.
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Outreach
The ease of use for outreach is next to none. Everything is clearly explained, you can hop on a call with their support team whenever, and it effortlessly integrates into your computer. You can do everything you need sales related on it, and the learning curve is small. I'd recommend it as a first and last CRM.
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Performance
Gainsight
There are some times when it can take almost a minute to load some of our reports or the rules engine. Within a rule it can also take time to load the actions as they each load one at a time when scrolling. The ability to scroll without waiting would be ideal
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Outreach
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Support Rating
Gainsight
The CSMs are very hands-on and helpful, both Elaine and Lane have provided a lot of guidance and value over the years. Support is responsive and will jump on things as needed. The thought leadership and community is probably the most valuable part of our support from Gainsight.
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Outreach
The overall support of Outreach has been great. Whenever I have a problem, they were quick to fix it and typically respond within one business day. I don't typically have many requests for support because a lot of my questions can be answered through their knowledge panel. They have been fantastic to work with overall.
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Online Training
Gainsight
The online videos are very good for basic tasks in the platform, but it isn't very descriptive or helpful trying to make your own specific variables fit the simple example that is typically used. Typically, I'll watch a video, try on my own and still have to get help from support or Customer Success team
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Outreach
Lots of attention from the Outreach training team, with a great willingness to customize to our needs. To be clear, you get out what you put in. If you don't work with them, you'll get cookie-cutter training. But we asked for a lot of customization, and they delivered what we asked for.
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Implementation Rating
Gainsight
I was not part of the implantation (I took over later). However, based on what was passed to me, the tool was not well implemented at our org. I think this had to do with complexity, wrong person assigned in our org, and org buy-in. I think it would have been very successful if we had a better assignment process internally.
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Outreach
Although we required a special setup, the process was quick. But we paid a lot for the implementation and didn't use 33% of the hours we purchased.
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Alternatives Considered
Gainsight
We went through an evaluation of ChurnZero, which did not have the ability to pull in usage from complex data sets or to visualize it natively. ChurnZero did not offer the ability to run surveys or NPS which would have required additional tooling and investment
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Outreach
We found that Outreach was superior to Salesloft and Gong, and a better fit for our organization for the following reasons:
  • User interface and overall experience: it's just a cleaner platform and easier to work in than the other two.
  • Feature set: the other two tools had more bells and whistles, but sometimes less is more, and the core functionality of Outreach is preferable.
  • Integration with Salesforce
  • Price
  • Customer support and training options are superior on Outreach
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Return on Investment
Gainsight
  • We increase account coverage by more than 20% through the tools within Gainsight CS to generate actions for our CSMs to prioritize accounts.
  • Now that we are using Success Plans, we are seeing 65-75% of customer outcomes realized within a 12-month period. This was something we weren't able to track before.
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Outreach
  • The huge positive impact it had was the team not needing to spend as much time as disengaged opps as they were engaged ones. We were able to set sequences to work with them while the team could focus on generating new leads or converting Opps.
  • For an AE - post demo communication is important. With templates and snippets we could just click a few buttons and have a really nice email sent out with the relevant information and then the next several steps already planned out. This freed up time for us and even allowed us to take calls a lot sooner after demo's then before. For busy days this was very helpful.
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ScreenShots

Gainsight CS Screenshots

Screenshot of Get notified when your sponsor moves with our social media tracker - Sponsor TrackingScreenshot of Get more face time with your customers with 60 second videos - GsnapScreenshot of Automate Calls-to-Action on customer risks, opportunities and lifecycle events, better prioritize tasks with AI-driven priority scoring and follow a step-by-step playbook to deliver a consistent, best-in-class customer experience.Screenshot of Our collection of best practice-based solutions can be deployed within your Gainsight instance to help you move quickly and realize value fasterScreenshot of Design dynamic, multi-step customer journeys that blend human and digital touchpoints to deliver personalized engagement at scale. Analyze data at every step and adjust to each customer's behavior to more effectively deliver the outcomes your customers desire.Screenshot of Organize your team’s activities around your customer's key objectives. Collaborate directly with customer stakeholders to realize their desired outcomes and demonstrate how your efforts translate to results.

Outreach Screenshots

Screenshot of Help reps engage buyers with personalized interactions throughout their buying journey. Orchestrate all key sales activities — like emails, phone calls, social media touches — utilizing proven playbooks & messaging.Screenshot of Outreach Kaia - AI-powered virtual assistant that joins live meetings, captures real-time transcription, and delivers on-demand confidence with competitive and product details in the moment.Screenshot of Outreach Commit delivers real-time pipeline analysis and buyer engagement signals to bring science to the art of forecasting, enabling revenue leaders to go from guessing the future to changing it with recommended actions.Screenshot of Outreach Everywhere - Outreach is everywhere work happens, including Gmail and Salesforce.com.Screenshot of Outreach Success Plans provide complete visibility into a team’s deals at both a granular and big-picture level.Screenshot of Reporting - To improve results with actionable insights. Know the times, channels and sequences that reach prospects best.