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Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

This is also a great tool that we use for a social selling approach. I've personally had lots of success with clients not responding and reaching out through LinkedIn to spark a conversation. What really makes a difference is having a tool that helps analyze businesses and their employees. The other side of this, besides just LinkedIn, is your ability to see companies and individuals as well as send messages without a limit, therefore increasing the effectiveness and scope of the impact for your business. It doesn't always do a great job of pulling in contact data. If you're looking to bulk search individuals this isn't the tool you would want to use.
Kevin Knudsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Salesforce
Advanced search
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.3
Salesforce
Identification of new leads
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9
Salesforce
List quality
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
Salesforce
List upload/download
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.2
Salesforce
Ideal customer targeting
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.1
Salesforce
Load time/data access
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
Salesforce

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Salesforce
Contact information
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Salesforce
Company information
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
Salesforce
Industry information
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Salesforce

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Salesforce
Lead qualification process
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Salesforce
Smart lists and recommendations
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.1
Salesforce
Salesforce integration
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.3
Salesforce
Company/business profiles
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.1
Salesforce
Alerts and reminders
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.8
Salesforce
Data hygiene
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.6
Salesforce
Automatic data refresh
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Salesforce
Tags
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.8
Salesforce
Filters and segmentation
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9
Salesforce

Sales Intelligence Email Features

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Salesforce
Sales email templates
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.8
Salesforce
Append emails to records
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.5
Salesforce

Sales Force Automation

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.4
Quote & order management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.8

Security

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3
Social engagement
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
8.0

Pros

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator takes the guesswork out of contacting potential lead sources. Rather than spending an exorbitant amount of time and energy trying to find the right people you wish to connect with, it lets you drill down and find contacts on a granular level.
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator has add-ons that we pay for, and they are well worth the cost. We are now able to send more LinkedIn InMails each month, and we get a higher response rate from recipients.
  • We use Salesforce, and LinkedIn Sales Navigator saves leads and contacts into this platform with a simple click. There is no need to enter information multiple times, which is a real time saver.
Kevan Wilkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

  • With my current company I only have a limited amount of inMails that I can send per month (50) which limits my use of the product. I wish that I was able to have unlimited to get the full functionality.
  • One complaint I have about targeting specific types of prospects is that when you do narrow the list within a company sometimes unrelated prospects still come up in the search and you have to weed through them.
  • I wish that regular linkedIn and Sales Navigator could be linked together at least message wise so that you didn't have to remember if you sent a prospect a message through Navigator or just from being a contact.
Erika M. Barth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 10.0
Based on 2 answers
This question is a no-brainer. The tool is the industry standard for anyone tied to sales and marketing. The name "LinkedIn Sales Navigator" is synonymous with streamlining relevant customer and account data in an easy to use format that is actionable and intelligent. The focus on continuous improvement and richer means of communicating with customers and prospects is evident each time new features are rolled out. The social component of the tool even includes a gamification component to ensure that peers remain relevant among each other, which is refreshing and enjoyable for those who engage the tool on a daily basis.
Michael J. Towle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 8.0
Based on 3 answers
It lets you pull people with specific titles in specific areas and with the criteria you choose--job changes, mutual connections based on schools, roles, and companies, etc. It is easy to upload these lists into other software or download and save them to a drive.
Vishakha Rao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The tool speaks for itself, but the support is definitely a significant portion of why we use the tool. The company cares about their customer's success and it shows. We do not have to wait for long periods of time for the support team to respond; they do so in a timely manner, and virtually always with relevant insights and solutions.
Michael J. Towle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I am unsure of the rollout, as I was not involved. I was an early adopter, and I have had a lot of success with the tool personally at multiple organizations, but I have no idea whether the implementation process encountered any errors. I can personally say that it works, and that I have not encountered significant issues with the tool since adoption, although a few issues like messages showing up as being unread even though they have been opened have been an on-again/off-again issues throughout the past few years. Overall, the company is doing a great job, and our implementation seems to have been effective.
Michael J. Towle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

The only other tool I've used similar to Sales Navigator is the free LInkedin. As I've said, it is a great tool for networking and can be used for prospecting. I feel like Linkedin has really spent a lot of time trying to make Sales Navigator a better, more powerful tool for people in sales.
Gary Kawamura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

  • In my last business, it enabled me to quickly target high value prospects and reach out to them. It led to enough success that I used it regularly.
  • It also offers and (I took advantage of) the ability to seek out introductions. This led to a large number of prospect conversations and some sales.
  • In my current business, we used it to beta test heavy outbound email campaigns, which it proved out because of the accuracy of the data.
Adam Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

General

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

Salesforce

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.5
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
10.0
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
9.0
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Salesforce
10.0

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