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Any website or tool to see what third party apps companies are using?

I know about g2 providing this data but most of the time its not accurate.

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saraduit's avatar
10 months ago

https://builtwith.com/ is a great source!

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AnujAdhiya's avatar
@AnujAdhiya (replying to @saraduit )
10 months ago

+1 for Built With

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gabriel's avatar
@gabriel (replying to @saraduit )
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+1 for Built With as well. There's limited number of queries you can do daily for the Detailed Breakdown. But it's very very comprehensive.

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maguay's avatar
10 months ago

Stackshare.io has more details on the software teams use, shared via interviews with the teams. It’s similar to the info you might find in their team’s user stories and blog posts, but curated. Hard to tell how up-to-date it is, though, and if a team is still using the products listed.

Then, as @saraduit shared, Builtwith is likely the best site to see what tech is powering it nowadays. Wappalyzer is another similar service but it doesn’t tend to list as much detail. The WhatRuns Chrome extension is another good option to see what powers a site. Or, sitereport.netcraft.com lists more site-specific detail such as which hosting providers the site used, including historic records over time.

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emart's avatar
10 months ago

HG Insights (https://hginsights.com/technographics/) provides "technographic" data for companies (globally). We use it via their partnership with DataFox to identify target accounts using specific cloud infrastructure providers, for example.

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Wahidtashkandi's avatar
10 months ago

At Paddle we use a mixture of apps including: https://www.similartech.com/ - https://builtwith.com/ -https://www.wappalyzer.com/ - https://www.datanyze.com/ and probably some others since none of them are totally accurate.

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@maguay (replying to @Wahidtashkandi )
10 months ago

Interesting! Curious if you can share, why does your team at Paddle need to check the software other companies are using that much?

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@Wahidtashkandi (replying to @maguay )
10 months ago

Mainly to help our sales team better segment and target prospects. Our value proposition and messaging differed a fair bit if you're using Stripe vs Cleverbridge for example.

So we want to make sure we understand properly the current setup of prospects to make sure we get to value as quickly as possible. Makes life a lot more convenient for those we outreach too as we've already done our homework and don't waste their valuable time since everyone is time-poor these days.

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@maguay (replying to @Wahidtashkandi )
10 months ago

Very clever—basically a similar idea to what Clearbit offers to find more info about contacts to sell more directly, except based on the software they're using.

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@Wahidtashkandi (replying to @maguay )
10 months ago

Yea exactly! We use Clearbit for lead enrichment too but for our sector, the current payment/billing infrastructure is a lot more impactful on the deal.

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@siddxxvii (replying to @Wahidtashkandi )
10 months ago

I started using wappalyzer.com (Chrome extension) after posting this thread, and honestly i am enjoying. Using it to see competitors tech stack.

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leearthuruk's avatar
10 months ago

https://www.datanyze.com/ has a decent chrome plug in and search functionality on its site, to spot tech use and also size of the market for it, in addition I like its market share page, to quickly understand competitors in a category quickly. Saves a lot of research time. I do this from a market mapping view not a sales use case. Useful for both though.

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jpfong's avatar
10 months ago

Wappalyzer with a chrome extension

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sarah's avatar
@sarah (replying to @jpfong )
10 months ago

Requiring email sign-up felt like fairly recent update (~1-3 months ago). A bit annoying but haven't received any spammy emails from them so ... 🤷‍♀️

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@maguay (replying to @sarah )
10 months ago

I thought it didn't used to require email addresses!

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@maguay (replying to @jpfong )
10 months ago

Pretty sure either their Chrome extension or another similar one was the first thing I'd used to check software other sites use—before that, I'd just check Inspect Element to see if I could deduce anything about what they were using from their page headers.

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kiendo's avatar
10 months ago

From an engineering point of view, we use https://stackshare.io/. Third party apps companies are using is also included in StackShare.

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