Best Speed to Lead Tools for B2B Sales

Speed to lead tools optimize the time in which companies engage with potential customers.

Simply stated, speed to lead is the time it takes for a company to contact a lead after some sort of “moment,” like an ebook download, contact-us form or click on an online ad.

A good speed to lead tool will shorten an organization’s response time to mere minutes.

After all, the faster a lead is contacted, the more likely they are to convert into a paying customer. 


of customers buy from the company that responds to their inquiry first (LeadConnect)


Increase in revenue teams’ effectiveness when calling a prospect within 5 minutes as opposed to after 30 minutes (LeadSimple)


Increase in lead conversions when responding within one minute (Velocity)

Speed to Lead Tool Benefits

The best speed to lead tools will not only deliver FAST response times, they also have the power to:

  • Improve lead management
  • Automate routine tasks
  • Provide lead tracking metrics to support iteration

Why B2B Companies Should Care About Speed to Lead

Today’s B2B buyers are deep into the consideration phase of their buying journeys before they ever engage with a seller.

So, once buyers take action, sellers have no time to waste. Buyers are ready to go, and they’ll seek solutions elsewhere if your lead response time is too long.

You’ll know your company is struggling with speed to lead if you experience:

  • Low conversion rates
  • Poor feedback from prospects stating they were contacted too late
  • High lead drop-off rates
  • Frustrated sales reps
  • Inefficient lead management systems
  • Lack of lead automation
  • Poorly integrated CRM systems
  • Inconsistent lead response times

So if you’re ready to invest in a speed to lead tool, here are the top 10 you should investigate:

#1 LeanData

LeanData is a best-in-class revenue orchestration platform native to Salesforce that improves speed to lead by capturing buyer engagement signals that trigger revenue plays.

When a prospect completes a demo request form, LeanData orchestration can, within seconds:

  1. Clean the data
  2. Qualify the prospect
  3. Offer a self-serve meeting scheduler
  4. Match the Lead to an Account
  5. Convert the Lead to a Contact
  6. Assign the Lead to a sales rep
  7. Send the sales rep a Slack notification
  8. Allow the sales rep to update Salesforce information in Slack
  9. Enroll the Contact in an Outreach sequence
  10. Attach the Contact to an Opportunity

And that’s just a fraction of the LeanData platform. Check out all the things you didn’t know LeanData could do.

How LeanData Increases Speed to Lead

  • Automated Lead-to-Account Matching: confidently matches buyer signals to other CRM records with 95% accuracy
  • Data Management: prevents dirty data from impacting your CRM by putting data management practices like updating records, deduping, and more on autopilot
  • Powerful Lead Routing: delivers the right lead to the right rep at the right time with options for Round Robin pools, capping, and territory-based assignment
  • Integrations: LeanData has 17 integrations that will make your tech stack more efficient and flexible
  • Flexible User Interface: uses a drag-and-drop interface to automatically assign and update Salesforce records in real time
  • Automated SLA Tracking: manages sales productivity by automating SLA accountability
  • Automated Alerts: delivers alerts full of rich context Slack, Microsoft Teams, or email and tell your team what steps to take next
  • Automated Meeting Scheduling: streamlines your meeting scheduling processes with BookIt for Forms, BookIt Handoff and BookIt Links

Not surprisingly, more than 1,000 companies rely on LeanData to improve their speed to lead. In fact, LeanData has over 850 reviews on G2 with an average 4.6 rating.

LeanData customers and logos

LeanData Pricing

LeanData currently offers three main tiers for purchase: Standard ($39/user/month), Advanced ($49/user/month), and Premium ($59/user/month). BookIt for Forms and BookIt Handoff meeting scheduling tools are $25/per connected calendar/month.

Moreover, each pricing tier offers users a different set of features and functionality. The full list of features as well as plan comparisons are noted on the LeanData pricing page.

#2 Mixmax

Mixmax is a sales engagement platform that automates email and streamlines other sales-related tasks in order to connect with prospects in less time.

Screenshot of the Mixmax home page, a speed to lead tool

Main Features

  • Custom email sequences
  • Meeting scheduling automation
  • AI writing assistant
  • Salesforce integration
  • Inbound lead routing

Mixmax Pricing

Mixmax offers four pricing plans: Enterprise (Custom pricing), Growth + CRM ($69/user/month), Growth ($65/user/month), SMB ($34/user/month). For teams under five people, Mixmax has calendaring and email tools available on a “Free Plan” 

In addition, for some pricing tiers, Mixmax offers a 14-day free trial.


Mixmax has over 1,300 reviews on G2 with an average 4.6 rating. First, users report that Mixmax saves them time and allows them to be more productive. In addition, users note the platform is easy to use and implement. Mixmax users like the tool for email tracking. It helps them customize and schedule bulk emails. 


Some users report that the email templates, buttons, and layout are confusing. Further, one user reported the UI was “overwhelming.” Others shared that the group event scheduling feature is difficult to navigate. Because Mixmax is integrated into users’ email accounts, some people have experienced disconnections and other bugs.

#3 Salesloft

Salesloft is a cloud-based, AI-powered sales engagement platform that helps sales teams perform selling tasks, communicate with buyers, and understand what to do next.

Screenshot of the home page of Salesloft software, a speed to lead tool

Main Features

  • Sales prospecting tools
  • Call recording and analytics (conversational intelligence)
  • Deal health tracking and insights
  • Sales forecasting
  • Data integrations with CRMs
  • Sales coaching

Salesloft Pricing

Salesloft offers three plans: Essentials, Advanced, and Premier. Unfortunately, there are detailed comparisons of each plan on their website, pricing details are gated. However, specific details and quotes are provided after a demo is booked.


Salesloft has over 3,800 reviews on G2 with an average 4.5 rating. Overall, users report positive experiences with the Salesloft team and implementation process. In addition, they like how Salesloft integrates with other tools in their tech stack. In fact, LeanData integrates with Salesloft and Salesloft Rhythm.


Negative reviews of Salesloft discuss difficulties with the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience). Some users find the automation rules limiting. They also mention that the Salesloft integration with Salesforce can be unreliable or easily disconnected.

#4 Rattle

Rattle is a RevOps tool that connects sales tech tools (Salesforce, Clari, Gong, etc) with sales engagement tools (Slack and Teams). So rather than requiring sales reps to update multiple sales platforms, Rattle uses automation to create a two-way workflow between sales tech and sales engagement.

Therefore, Rattle supports speed to lead by automating processes that can help close deals faster. 

A screen shot of the  home page of Rattle software, a speed to lead tool

Main Features

  • Automated workflows between sales tech and Slack/Teams
  • Automated alerts
  • Salesforce reports delivered to Slack or Teams
  • Collaborative Deal Rooms in Slack
  • Meeting intelligence
  • Content suggestions

Rattle Pricing

Rattle has three plans: Starter ($19/user/month), Pro ($34/user/month), and Premium ($49/user/month). Specific details and comparisons can be found on the Rattle G2 pricing page. Additionally, Rattle offers an all-access, 21-day free trial.


Rattle has 90+ reviews on G2 with an average 4.8 rating. Users report that Rattle keeps Salesforce up-to-date and helps automate “mundane” tasks. Many users find that Rattle helps them work faster and more efficiently.


Negative reviews for Rattle mention that the tool can create a “noisy” Slack environment. In addition, some users find that error alerts don’t contain enough context.

#5 SalesIntel

SalesIntel is a sales intelligence tool that provides B2B contact data like email addresses, phone numbers, and intent data. SalesIntel helps users reach out to leads more efficiently by identifying ideal customers and surfacing accounts in-market. 

A screenshot of the SalesIntel software home page

Main Features

  • Account firmographics
  • Emails and mobile numbers
  • Research on demand
  • At scale Personalization
  • CRM and marketing automation integrations
  • Sales engagement integrations
  • Chrome extension prospecting tool

SalesIntel Pricing

SalesIntel has three pricing tiers: Individual ($69/month), Teams ($199/user/month, billed annually, up to 5 users), and Professional (custom pricing for 5+ users). Specific details and comparisons can be found on the SalesIntel Pricing Page. Additionally, SalesIntel offers a risk-free, 14-day free trial.


SalesIntel has 330+ reviews on G2 with an average 4.3 rating. Overall, users report the platform is easy to use and navigate. They also praise the customer support team for their turnaround time, responsiveness, and helpfulness. 


Negative reviews of SalesIntel criticize the accuracy of information. Users located outside of the US also point out how the platform is mostly US/UK-centric. 

#6 Clearbit

Clearbit is a HubSpot-native data enrichment tool that helps manage sales records. Similar to SalesIntel, Clearbit provides companies with B2B business data and intent data which helps identify potential customers faster. 

A screenshot of the Clearbit software home page

Main Features

  • Contact, company, and industry data
  • Data cleaning
  • Integration with Salesforce, Hubspot, and Slack

Clearbit Pricing

Clearbit has no ungated pricing information included on their website. For specific details, buyers need to provide contact information. 


Clearbit has 600+ reviews on G2 with an average 4.4 rating. Users report the UI is simple and easy. Users also appreciate how information automatically updates. Clearbit customer support also receives positive reviews.


Critical reviews of Clearbit mention inaccurate or duplicate data. This creates more work for users to validate the data. Additionally, small business users comment on the high price point. 

#7 Salesforce Sales Cloud

Salesforce Sales Cloud is a suite of tools within the Salesforce CRM ecosystem. It is an AI-powered sales solution that uses automation and other features to help teams maximize productivity. Sales Cloud helps with speed to lead primarily through automated lead distribution and scoring. 

A screenshot of the Salesforce Sales Cloud Home Page

Main Features

  • Lead, Contact and Account management
  • Sales analytics
  • Pipeline management
  • (Workflow) automation
  • Email integration
  • Sales forecasting
  • Sales performance management
  • Partner relationship Management
  • Sales team productivity tools 

Salesforce Sales Cloud Pricing

Salesforce Sales Cloud has five plans: Starter Suite ($25/user/month), Professional ($80/user/month), Enterprise ($165/user/month), Unlimited ($330/user/month), and Einstein 1 Sales ($500/user/month).

All plans are billed annually except for Starter Suite, which can be billed either annually or monthly. Excluding Einstein 1 Sales, all plans offer a 30-day free trial as well. Specific details and comparisons for each plan are located on the Salesforce website


Sales Cloud has 19K+ reviews on G2 with an average 4.3 rating. Sales Cloud users note how stable and reliable the platform is, and appreciate its customizability. In addition, Sales Cloud integrates with thousands of applications on the Salesforce Appexchange including LeanData. 


Negative reviews of Sales Cloud mention expensive pricing and the high cost of add-on features. In addition, users complain there’s a significant learning curve in using the platform. Last, users comment that to tap into the full potential of the platform, the features require customization. 

#8 Outreach

Outreach is a sales engagement tool that helps sales teams manage their interactions with prospects by organizing information and automating tasks. Moreover, the platform supports speed to lead through automated email sequences, scoring algorithms, and predictive analytics. Accordingly, Outreach will rank leads based on their likelihood to convert.

A screenshot of the Outreach software home page, a speed to lead tool

Main Features

  • Automated email sequences
  • Conversation intelligence
  • Deal health scores
  • Sales rep coaching
  • Salesforce integration
  • Meeting scheduler

Outreach Pricing

Outreach offers five pricing tiers, however, they have no ungated pricing information. Specific package details and sales rep contact information is available on their website.


Outreach has 3K+ reviews on G2 with an average 4.3 rating. Outreach users compliment its sequencing, prospecting, and tracking capabilities. They like how it helps them prioritize their workday and be more productive.


Critical reviews mention issues with the Salesforce integration. In addition, some users would like more robust reporting features. Other reviews mention technical glitches and system lags.  

  • lead management
  • Lead Routing
  • revenue orchestration
  • speed to contact
  • speed to lead
  • Tech stack
About the Author
Kim Peterson
Kim Peterson
Content Marketing SpecialistatLeanData

Kim Peterson is the Content Marketing Specialist at LeanData where she digs deep into all aspects of the revenue process and shares her findings through multiple content channels. Kim's writing experiences span tech companies, stunt blogging, education, and the real estate industry. Connect with Kim on LinkedIn.