While DataFox Account Scoring is powerful, there are some limitations to be mindful of.
Score Calculation/Recalculation Delay
It takes us several hours to recalculate all of the scores on our millions of companies each time you update your model.
Why? Each time you tweak your scoring criteria or weights, our software must update those same 2 million companies. With hundreds of customers on our platform, those requests to our server add up. Therefore, we establish a queue to manage demand.
When we change the scores ourselves, we make the changes and then check the rankings the next day.
To improve this process, we are always working to update the software for better results. We decided to not compromise on giving you complete flexibility in changing your scores whenever you desire.
“Dynamic List” Size maximum is 100,000 Companies
If you are using one of our dynamic lists (when you save your search criteria), our software only lets you save up to 100,000 companies.
Meaning if you want to save “all companies in the US” as a criterion, then our software will say “no, that list is too large (>1 million companies) - you have to narrow it down to less than 100,000”.
To get around this, try applying another narrowing filter, such as “headcount” or “funding” or “stage”. In other words, if you are looking to prioritize companies in the US, you probably are only looking to prioritize the meaningful ones.
For example, consider trying this:
- US companies, >50 employees, Public = ~5k companies
- US companies, Private, >$1 funding = ~36k companies
- US companies, Revenue > $50M = $41k companies
Want to promote or demote all companies NOT in the US? Try this:
NOT US, Headcount > 100, Revenue > $1, Funding > $5m
Why? This is a small technical limitation that we are working to resolve.
Currently, we are working to loosen this requirement as soon as we can. On the bright side, it does help you be more pinpoint accurate in your search. After all, if you really only wanted to boost big companies in the US, then in some ways, it’s better to only boost the ones you want, as opposed to all the US companies.
If you still have additional questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.