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Top Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites

Welcome to the definitive source for comparing and selecting software-comparison platforms/websites. Yes, this is quite meta. Doakio itself is a software comparison company, so we are effectively comparing all of our competitors. Many of these platforms are peer review sites (PRS), designed to provide only helpful reviews by screening and verifying comments. Here you will find our master list of every tool we could find that compares software.

To be included in this research, the website or platform must advertise itself as a way to find and select the right software.

Our purpose in creating and maintaining this list is to help anyone, responsible for selecting software, to quickly and painlessly identify which tools are the very best fit to meet their particular goals within their budgetary constraints.

We reached out to a cohort of industry experts to get some initial feedback on what features are most important in software-comparison platforms/websites. We’ve ranked the top ten tools in our research according to their responses. This top ten list is continually updated as we get more feedback. But we highly suggest you participate in our custom software-comparison platforms survey so you can layer in your own importance prioritization for each feature:






Top Ten
Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites
as of April 2021

  1. Trust Radius
  2. G2 Crowd
  3. FinancesOnline
  4. SoftwareFindr-Saas Scout
  5. DiscoverCloud
  6. Software Suggest
  7. GetApp
  8. Doakio
  9. Capterra
  10. Crozdesk

Note: If we mark a specific solution as not having a particular feature, that only means we did not see that feature advertised in their public marketing content. We focus almost exclusively on publicly verifiable facts in our research.

Our analysts have done comprehensive research on 42 software-comparison platforms. They collected over 550 data points, and more than 1200 feature points.

We put together a scatter plot that ranks each software-comparison platform based on various areas, for example: Proprietary Report / Chart, Comprehensive Research, Customer Reviews, Consulting Offered, Ad-Free, Side by Side Comparison, Attribute Rating, Alternative Offerings, Balanced Feedback (Strength & Weaknesses, Pros & Cons).

Software-Comparison Tool Feature Strength is a number that was calculated by looking at how many features each tool had, and the relative, subjective importance of each feature. You’ll definitely want to take our survey to layer in your own feature importance scoring before deciding on a solution.

Likewise, Software-Comparison Tool Business Strength is a number that was derived from certain business-related qualities of each company, and our own (subjective) scoring of the importance of those qualities. There too, you’ll want to give your own importance rating to derive your own, custom scatter plot:

Any company looking for a software-comparison platform should consider going through each item on this list one by one to determine how important each feature is for their particular use case. 

Of special importance is the field titled Top Five Other Software-Comparison Platforms with Most Similar Features, in Order. For each tool, we looked at the feature sets of competitors to come up with their top closest competitors from a data-driven, feature-focused perspective.

You can also click here to jump straight to the list of features that we’ve uncovered for each software-comparison tool.

We want this research report to be mobile friendly, so we’ve nested five different methods of ranking these software-comparison tools. Click on each to expand the ordered list:

ToolAge
Gartner Peer Insights27.0 Years
PCMag25.9 Years
AppExchange22.3 Years
Capterra21.4 Years
Serchen20.9 Years
Technology Advice19.6 Years
Software Connect18.9 Years
Finances Online18.3 Years
Top Ten Reviews17.8 Years
GetApp17.1 Years
Software Advice15.8 Years
Trust Pilot13.7 Years
Crowd Reviews13.6 Years
AlternativeTo13.2 Years
DiscoverCloud12.9 Years
Alternative.me12.7 Years
Clutch10.6 Years
Featured Customers9.7 Years
IT Central Station9.5 Years
TEC8.7 Years
G2 Crowd8.5 Years
Trust Radius8.5 Years
SoftLead8.3 Years
Fitsmallbusiness7.8 Years
SelectHub7.4 Years
Analyzo7.3 Years
Software Suggest7.2 Years
Compare Camp6.5 Years
SaaS Genius6.4 Years
Crozdesk6.3 Years
GoodFirms5.7 Years
SoftwareFindr-Saas Scout3.8 Years
eBool3.5 Years
CUE3.4 Years
Reviano3.4 Years
Software World3.3 Years
Aspire Leaderboard3.2 Years
ITreview2.9 Years
AppsandReports.com2.8 Years
Doakio2.7 Years
B2B Stack2.3 Years
Reapon1.8 Years





Because we are so new, we didn’t come out on top, even with our own admittedly biased view of the software-comparison space. But we naturally expect that to change over time as our domain authority grows and as we add new features.

We trust that this publication will save you many hours of research. Bookmark this page, and be sure to share it with your colleagues and friends. What elements do you find important when deciding on a software-comparison tool? Please engage with us in the comments below. We love feedback!

You can click on the images below to see an introduction video for the tool, if one is available.


The list of tools below are in no particular order:

G2 Crowd


G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd Comparison Details

Free trial: Fully Free

Pricing: Free

Feature summary: A peer-to-peer site that reviews business services and business software.

Age of Software/Company: 8.6 Years

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:

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  • Software World


    Software World

    Software World Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find the perfect services and software to meet your business needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.3 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Capterra


    Capterra

    Capterra Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover better software that fits your needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 21.4 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Software Advice


    Software Advice

    Software Advice Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Enjoy reliable, accurate advice from real people.

    Age of Software/Company: 15.8 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    PCMag


    PCMag

    PCMag Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Enjoy authoritative technology product news, prices, reviews and tips.

    Age of Software/Company: 25.9 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    FinancesOnline


    FinancesOnline

    FinancesOnline Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Research and discover business software with Finances Online.

    Age of Software/Company: 18.3 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Technology Advice


    Technology Advice

    Technology Advice Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover the right software to fit your business needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 19.7 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    SaaS Genius


    SaaS Genius

    SaaS Genius Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Meet your business needs with the right software.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.5 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    GetApp


    GetApp

    GetApp Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find the right apps to grow your business.

    Age of Software/Company: 17.2 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    IT Central Station


    IT Central Station

    IT Central Station Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Trustworthy product reviews.

    Age of Software/Company: 9.5 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Top Ten Reviews


    Top Ten Reviews

    Top Ten Reviews Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Buy better with an effective product comparison.

    Age of Software/Company: 17.8 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    DiscoverCloud


    DiscoverCloud

    DiscoverCloud Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Grow your business by choosing the right tools.

    Age of Software/Company: 12.9 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Trust Radius


    Trust Radius

    Trust Radius Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Trustworthy software reviews.

    Age of Software/Company: 8.6 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Crozdesk


    Crozdesk

    Crozdesk Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Search to find the business software that fits.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.4 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Fitsmallbusiness


    Fitsmallbusiness

    Fitsmallbusiness Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Shape up your business now.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.8 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Clutch


    Clutch

    Clutch Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover the best firms for your next big project.

    Age of Software/Company: 10.7 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    GoodFirms


    GoodFirms

    GoodFirms Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find the best software & service provider for your needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 5.7 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Software Suggest


    Software Suggest

    Software Suggest Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find the best service partners and business software.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.3 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    AlternativeTo


    AlternativeTo

    AlternativeTo Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover the right software that fits your needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.2 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Crowd Reviews


    Crowd Reviews

    Crowd Reviews Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover top software and services with the help of dedicated professionals with many years experience.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.7 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    CUE


    CUE

    CUE Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Grow your business well by finding the right software.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.5 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Trust Pilot


    Trust Pilot

    Trust Pilot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Limited

    Pricing: $199 / month

    Feature summary: Meet your needs effectively by utilizing experience that matters.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.7 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    SoftwareFindr-Saas Scout


    SoftwareFindr-Saas Scout

    SoftwareFindr-Saas Scout Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Gain software insights from easily searchable research.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.8 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Analyzo


    Analyzo

    Analyzo Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover better software that fits your needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.3 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    B2B Stack


    B2B Stack

    B2B Stack Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find software that fits your business.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.3 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:






    Featured Customers

    Featured Customers Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Benefit from thousands of reviews and find software & services that fit.

    Age of Software/Company: 9.7 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    ITreview


    ITreview

    ITreview Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Enjoy comparison tables, and product diagnosis to find what you need.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.9 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    eBool


    eBool

    eBool Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover the best software, apps and products by using effective side-by-side comparisons and filters.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.5 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Reapon


    Reapon

    Reapon Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find the best fitting software for your business needs.

    Age of Software/Company: 1.8 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Reviano


    Reviano

    Reviano Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Many reviews that matter, from real people.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.4 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Serchen


    Serchen

    Serchen Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover the software that fits your business.

    Age of Software/Company: 21.0 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    SoftLead


    SoftLead

    SoftLead Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Helping you to find the best fitting software solution.

    Age of Software/Company: 8.3 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Gartner Peer Insights


    Gartner Peer Insights

    Gartner Peer Insights Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Choose with confidence, using Gartner Peer Insights.

    Age of Software/Company: 27.0 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Compare Camp


    Compare Camp

    Compare Camp Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Helping businesses find effective online tools.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.5 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Alternative.me


    Alternative.me

    Alternative.me Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Discover software alternatives that fit you better.

    Age of Software/Company: 12.7 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Software Connect


    Software Connect

    Software Connect Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Find the best fitting software to grow your business.

    Age of Software/Company: 18.9 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    TEC


    TEC

    TEC Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Neutral advice that will find your best fitting software solution.

    Age of Software/Company: 8.7 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    SelectHub


    SelectHub

    SelectHub Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Quickly discover the best fitting software.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.4 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    AppsandReports.com


    AppsandReports.com

    AppsandReports.com Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Meet your business needs with the right software.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.8 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    AppExchange


    AppExchange

    AppExchange Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Grow your business efficiently with reliable apps.

    Age of Software/Company: 22.3 Years

    Industry thought leadership blog: Not Available

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Doakio


    Doakio

    Doakio Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Software comparisons done right. Discover your best software solution quickly.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.7 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:





    Aspire Leaderboard


    Aspire Leaderboard

    Aspire Leaderboard Comparison Details

    Free trial: Limited

    Pricing: $499.00 / month

    Feature summary: Enjoy essential tools, insight, and expert advice needed to be effective in Customer Communications Management.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.2 Years

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other software-comparison platform and websites with the most similar features, in order:








    FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS

    Attribute Rating

    A method of scoring the software solutions based on the actual attributes or features of the software.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 36

    Proprietary Report / Chart

    Provides a unique report or chart to interpret or evaluate the software functions and features, and provide visual results.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 34

    Human Generated Reports

    Human curated reports.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 34

    Comprehensive Research

    Meticulously and methodologically prepared research.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 31

    Customer / 3rd Party Reviews

    Provides or accepts reviews from customers and 3rd parties (parties not controlled by a seller or a customer). Reviews may provide valuable insights but are hard to police and validate.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 31

    Ad-Free

    No advertisements.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 31

    Alternative Offerings

    List of other optional products closely related to the products/services being offered.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 31

    Auto-Generated Reports

    Reports are automatically generated by the software system.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 31

    Lists Software Features

    This includes feature lists for either the entire category of software, or for each individual software solution.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 29

    Free Customized Reports

    Gathers visitor's preferences automatically, and generates a customized report based on those preferences.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 28

    Rank Ordering

    A sorted list of software tools according to a specific quality or metric.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 28

    Interactive Filters

    The user can select one or more filters to apply to the software feature data.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 28

    Side by Side Comparison

    Showing all the differences between one software tool and another.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 26

    Includes a link to a video showcasing the software solution being reviewed.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 23

    Balanced Feedback

    Pointing out the positive as well as the negative aspects of the product/services.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 16

    Consulting Offered

    Provides advice or knowledge-based opinion, if needed.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 15

    Feature Descriptions

    Gives an in depth description of each feature that is included in the software comparison.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 13

    Video Summaries

    Provides a video that summarizes the results of their comparisons within a category.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 8

    Integrations

    Integrations, or systems, that the software solution works together with or combines well with.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 7

    Notice / Warnings

    Gives notice of important information updates for the software / product, and if the product is discontinued or poses risks.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 4

    Companies Using the Software

    List of companies using the software/service.

    Number of Software-Comparison Platforms and Websites that have this feature: 4

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