Gong vs. Chorus vs. Rafiki

In the past, if we dived deep into the world of sales enablement platforms, we would often find ourselves at a crossroad between two formidable contenders: Gong and Chorus. 

These industry-leading platforms have garnered attention and acclaim for their ability to transform sales processes and empower sales teams to reach new heights of success. 

But today, in the context of advanced Generative AI that has huge potential to improve sales productivity, we bring one more platform into this equation – Rafiki. 

A platform with a rich feature set, that matches Gong and Chorus, with an attractive pricing plan, and a full White Glove service to offer a customized solution. And it is giving the above two platforms a run for their money. 

Don’t take our word for it.

Let us do an objective assessment of their capabilities and delve into their unique features, strengths, and weaknesses, so you can decide for yourself. 

Let’s roll.

How to choose between Gong, Chorus, and Rafiki? 

Before we do the comparison of these three tools, let’s establish the fact that all these three tools offer similar functionalities such as recording 100% of your calls, transcribing them and providing easy ways to listen to recordings, search transcripts for keywords, share snippets, create playlist and track topics across time. However, there are certain key differences that set them apart. To evaluate and choose between them, we will be using the following parameters – 

  • Who is it for: Consider the primary users for whom the platform is built and customized for. Determine if it aligns with your specific requirements and target audience. Understanding who the tool caters to will help ensure a better fit for your organization.
  • User Experience: Assess the user experience of the platform. Is it intuitive and easy to navigate especially with a large volume of calls from SDRs, CSMs, and AE/AMs? Can users, even those unfamiliar with advanced technology, quickly grasp the basics? A user-friendly interface is crucial to drive high adoption rates and avoid wasting the budget on training or low user engagement.
  • Key Features: Evaluate the features offered by the software and assess how they address your specific needs. Consider whether the tool adequately solves your problem or provides the necessary functionalities. Avoid unnecessary bells and whistles meant for Fortune 50, which may complicate the user experience for small and medium-sized companies (below 10000 employees) without adding much value.
  • Pricing: Examine the pricing structure and find out whether it aligns with your budget. Assess whether the investment will provide your team with sufficient value and returns.
  • Future-proof: Consider the long-term prospects, such as the AI capabilities of the tool. Evaluate how the platform supports the growth and development of your sales team beyond the initial onboarding phase. Assess its ability to be utilized effectively by seasoned professionals and encourage collaboration with other teams.

Now, let us use these parameters to objectively differentiate between these three platforms. Let’s start with Gong. 


Gong initially introduced themselves as “Conversation Intelligence.” software. However, later on, they underwent a repositioning to present themselves as a “Revenue Intelligence” solution. The million-dollar question is – Is Gong really a Revenue Intelligence solution?

In technical terms, not yet.

For Gong to be considered a complete Revenue Intelligence software, it would need to include the ability to track activities across different marketing functions, which is currently unavailable.

However, Gong goes beyond the traditional definition of Conversation Intelligence software. It not only tracks activities related to deal progression but also provides insights on deal risks and more.

By positioning themselves as a Revenue Intelligence platform and aiming to differentiate from competitors like Chorus, Gong is clearly moving in the direction of becoming a comprehensive solution in that space.

Who is it for

Gong is particularly well-suited for very large enterprises and the upper mid-market segment. However, if you are an SMB or mid-market business, you might find that the platform is too administration centric for your specific productivity needs. In such cases, you may perceive it as overkill compared to your use case.

Additionally, Gong lacks flexibility when it comes to services and offering customization with set up especially given per-user pricing. This means that smaller and medium-sized businesses may find it challenging to find a suitable plan that aligns with their budget and requirements.

Key Features

Forecast: This feature Gong offers comprehensive visibility into your pipeline, enabling you to gain valuable insights, resulting in enhanced revenue predictability. With proactive alerts, you can catch unseen risks and address them before they become problematic, thereby increasing forecast accuracy.

Insights: This feature consistently generates rich insights derived from customer interactions, empowering businesses to make better decisions about strategy, productivity, and execution. You can also unlock valuable insights for go-to-market success, team efficiency, and revenue health. 

Integrations: Gong seamlessly integrates with several enterprise CRM systems such as Salesforce and Hubspot, ensuring a smooth workflow and easy adoption for sales teams. However, Gong doesn’t integrate with SMB-friendly CRMs like Zoho, Pipedrive, Freshsales, and Monday.com.

User Experience

The product is relatively easy to navigate after a few training sessions. You’re able to filter through a call database, account history (calls & emails), & training libraries. It may not be 100% obvious how to utilize high-level features during the initial login, you will pick it up after a while.


Gong doesn’t reveal pricing details on their website. However, after some amount of digging, we found that Gong charges $1400/annum per seat, almost exceeding the cost of the CRM itself. In addition, users reported that Gong charged a hefty setup fee of $5000 to $10000 and a minimum of 10 users. Depending on the size of the team and the desired feature set, this high cost may be a consideration for a lot of businesses especially given that without proper setup and service, the platform is reduced to a record and listen use case. Also, smaller companies don’t utilize all the bells & whistles to justify this cost. Most importantly many businesses don’t buy for SDRs and CSMs due to cost constraints that will actually limit their ability to get the full value from such a powerful platform.


Gong has proven to be highly beneficial for managers who frequently onboard new hires and require rapid sales performance. The platform significantly reduces the onboarding time, making the process more efficient and repeatable. However, it is observed that many enterprises with experienced sales professionals will underutilize coaching aspects of Gong that need setup and limit themselves to just listening to recordings and occasionally searching for topics because they believe their seasoned reps already possess effective selling skills. 


The main emphasis of Chorus revolves around “conversational intelligence,” which involves the analysis of conversations to enhance team performance and foster more robust customer relationships. However, upon a more thorough examination of the features they offer, it becomes apparent that Gong and Chorus operate within the same niche, targeting enterprise sales teams.

However, one thing is certain. After being acquired by ZoomInfo, Chorus has experienced a shift in focus. It has transitioned into more of an “add-on” or “perk” offering within the broader ZoomInfo suite, rather than maintaining its position as a standalone software solution. This shift in status may have altered its independent identity and level of attention within the market.

Who is it for

Chorus distinguishes itself as a sophisticated and refined platform primarily catering to large enterprise clients. Its customer base consists of notable brands listed on its website, showcasing its appeal to established corporations. The overall branding and marketing channels of Chorus exude a professional and polished look, appealing to executives seeking comprehensive insights into their sales operations.

Key Features

Sales Coaching: With Chorus’s Coaching feature, you can identify winning behaviors within your sales process. You do not have to sift through call recordings to find examples of what’s working and what’s not. Chorus takes a proactive approach by identifying coaching opportunities within each of your meetings and calls that you can use to tailor your coaching strategy.

Market Intelligence: You can measure the frequency with which your customers mention specific features and their impact on stage conversion and deal outcomes. This feature provides valuable insights that can inform your Product and Marketing teams about where to prioritize roadmap initiatives, develop relevant collateral, and allocate training resources.

Connected Intelligence: You can combine the power of Chorus and ZoomInfo to enhance your sales efforts.  For instance, you can access valuable conversation and relationship insights within ZoomInfo, while also benefiting from enriched company and contact profiles directly in Chorus. With Chorus and ZoomInfo working in sync, you can effortlessly loop in the appropriate cross-functional stakeholders, enabling collaborative efforts to win and retain customers.

User Experience

While Chorus does not have a very steep learning curve, it has been found to be comparatively more complicated to use than Gong. Some users have even found Chorus to become bloated and complex as enterprise software, which has impacted the overall user experience.


Like Gong, when you visit Chorus’s website, you won’t immediately find pricing information. If you’re interested in trying out their platform or requesting a demo, you’ll need to go through a typical enterprise-style form where you’ll be BANT qualified by a Sales Development Representative (SDR) before gaining access to the product. After undergoing this tiring process, we found that the pricing of Chorus is almost similar to Gong’s. At $1200/seat, Chorus is also not suitable for organizations even with a decent budget. 


Currently, Chorus does not extend its offerings beyond sales and customer success functions. Moreover, even if you intended to utilize them for other purposes, their pricing models lack the necessary flexibility. If you find yourself in a situation where fostering cross-functional collaboration is a priority, it may be beneficial to explore the capabilities of other tools, which can empower you with its versatile features.


Rafiki is an advanced next-generation conversation intelligence tool that offers a wide range of capabilities tailored for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Rafiki offers what Gong and Chorus offer such as call recording, call transcription, insightful meeting analytics, and easy-to-share snippets, and still saves 75% of the cost. However, with advanced Generative AI features such as Smart Call Summaries, Smart Followup, and Smart Call Scoring, you can improve your team’s productivity as a Sales Leader in Enablement while your SDRs or CSMs will enjoy tracking thousands of conversations for insights on selling better.

Rafiki supports integrations with all kinds of CRMs be it enterprise-grade ones like Salesforce and HubSpot or SMB-friendly ones like Monday.com, Zoho, LeadSquared, etc. Irrespective of how large the CRM is, Rafiki ensures a smooth flow of information between the two systems.

Rafiki also excels in providing customization for deal intelligence, market intelligence, and coaching intelligence. It offers easy access to vital insights and accurate forecasts by tracking customizable lists of ghosted accounts, inactive deals, and specific topic mentions like competitors and pricing. This enables your team to make informed decisions and drive better outcomes.

If you have a global team speaking local languages, Rafiki’s got you covered with transcription and translation in 50+ languages including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and many more. The state-of-the-art transcription engine is accent agnostic, and works well with American, British, Australian, Canadian, and Indian accents. 

Who is it for

Rafiki is specifically designed to cater to the needs of SDR, CSM in addition to AE/AMs in Mid-Market, SMB, and startup Account Executives, including full-cycle sellers, who frequently engage with prospects and customers through Dialers and Zoom meetings and need to coach a lot of Junior or mid-level sales staff. Rafiki also accommodates various use cases such as staffing and marketing departments, making it a versatile solution that can be adapted to different business needs.


Smart Follow-Up: This feature lets you follow up on your customer meetings and demos immediately after the call. Thanks to Rafiki’s powerful Generative AI engine, this provides a quick draft, based on the key takeaways, next steps, and key moments, based on your writing style and your customized prompt. You can now focus on the customer instead of taking notes during the call and not have to postpone responding to a later time.  A delayed response means spending even more time reviewing and finding enough time between back-to-back calls means rushing through a follow up. The gen-AI based follow up feature offers on-point follow-up with key takeaways, insights, next steps, and key moments. All of them are accompanied by timestamps to ensure that you can re-engage customers without delays. You can also reduce your effort by using follow-up templates that can be personalized to your precise needs. 

Smart Call Scoring: This feature has revolutionized sales coaching at scale. It automatically scores 100% of your reps’ calls, based on the customizable AI Score card alerting you when your assistance as a coach is needed by the rep on the areas they need help with. This seamless guidance from their leaders empowers your reps to meet their pipeline goals effortlessly. By leveraging this feature, you can customize your training plan at scale. Through assessing soft skills, topics discussed, and adherence to sales processes, Rafiki’s Smart Scoring offers data-driven recommendations, enabling each rep to unlock their full potential and contribute to increased pipeline success.

Smart Call Summary: This feature effortlessly captures key moments, recaps of conversations, follow-up actions, and important takeaways instantly. Gone are the days when you had to spend hours meticulously documenting every detail of your customer interactions. With Rafiki’s Smart Call Summary, you can achieve 10 times more insights in a matter of a few minutes and focus on the customer during the call without wasting time taking copious notes.

Check out the complete list of features here.

User Experience

Rafiki is designed with simplicity and sales productivity in mind. Too often, the software takes months to implement & adapt within any organization, let alone across every team. Well, not Rafiki. Most of our users find it intuitive and user-friendly after a short learning period. Rafiki also ensures easy integration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with all major conference call/dialer systems and popular CRM tools. The integration process is quick and hassle-free, taking less than a minute to set up. This enables users to streamline their workflow and access important data from a single interface. Once you become a power user, the product adapts to your need to stroll through hundreds of calls and extract insights with ease.


Compared to the other two tools, Rafiki costs a fraction. This affordability makes it an attractive option for businesses looking to bring the benefits of learning from customer calls to increase sales productivity across SDRs, CSMs and optimize their expenses without compromising on quality. Rafiki particularly differentiates on White Glove service and $0 setup fees that is key in bringing the full value of your investment to the entire team. They also offer a free trial that doesn’t require providing credit card details. This allows users to explore the platform and experience its capabilities without any financial commitment. 

These days customers expect and believe software costs should be open & transparent. Check out their Pricing page for a clear cost breakdown of Rafiki. You get full access for as little as $40/per seat/per month with higher discounts for larger signups bringing 75% savings. There are no onboarding costs like Gong & you don’t have to buy another platform to access us like Chorus.

Let us quickly compare the average cost you will incur when you use all three platforms, based on data collected from review sites. Let us assume you have a sales team of 50 members.  


Platform subscription fee/ Setup fee – $5000

Per user cost – $1520

Total cost for 50 seats – $5000 + $1520*50 = $81,000

So for a team of 50 users, you are going to spend $81,000 every year with Gong. 


Base price – $8000 for three seats

Per user cost for each additional seat – $1200

Additional seats required – 47

Total cost for 50 seats – $8000 + $1200 * 47 = $64,400

So for a team of 50 users, you are going to spend $64,400 every year with Chorus. 


Platform subscription fee/Set up fee/Base Price – $0

Per user cost – $480 for the Premium plan

Total cost for 50 seats – $480 * 50 = $24,000

So for a team of 50 users, you are going to spend only $24,000 every year with Rafiki. That’s a saving of $57,000 wrt Gong and $40,400 wrt Chorus. 

Rafiki vs Gong vs Chorus: Feature Comparison

Record MeetingYesYesYes
Deal ForecastYesYesYes
Customizable WarningsYes
Revenue PlaylistYesYesYes
World-class TranscriptionYesYesYes
Smart Follow UpYesNoNo
Smart SummaryYesNoNo
Smart ScoringYesNoNo
Meeting ComparisonYesNoNo
Chrome Extension RecorderYesNoNo

Final Verdict

Both Gong and Chorus are highly capable tools with a large customer base. Choosing between them ultimately depends on your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a well-established large-scale enterprise looking to set up and administer in the context of 10s of thousands of users and have a big budget, pick either Gong or Chorus based on your feature requirements. 

However, if you prioritize ease of use with advanced AI, scalability across various use cases in SDR, CSMs, and budget-friendly pricing, Rafiki could be a great choice. We leave it to you to decide. 

Top 6 Sales Training Software

Sales training has evolved considerably over the years. 

In the 50s, you had sales coaching in the form of audio vinyl records and cassettes. 

The 70s was the period of video-based sales coaching. 

Then came the era of CRMs, which led to the downfall(almost) of sales training. Companies did not give due attention to sales training as they believed that CRM was the silver bullet to solve every sales problem, including relieving the pressure of all the salespeople in the company.

However, there was one thing that CRMs could never replace – human selling skills. When businesses found this, they realized the importance of sales training once again and started investing in sales training software. 

What is sales training software?

Sales training software enables sales managers and reps to analyze sales calls. It is mainly used to refine the reps’ techniques and improve conversion rates. The tool also helps establish a practice of continuous training by offering a rich repository of recorded sales calls. The goal of sales training software is to:

  • Reduce ramp time by finding key areas for improvement
  • Aligning the team’s efforts with your business goals.

But a simple sales training software was insufficient to train reps at scale. Companies yearned for something more intelligent and advanced that was based on real customer calls. They no longer wanted a tool that could only record conversations and offer access to call data. 

Long story short, the sales enablement leaders needed training software that could offer:

“Necessary coaching intelligence based on real customer calls to offer personalized training to the reps.”

In other words, they needed conversation-intelligence-based sales training software!

How is regular sales training software different from a conversation-intelligence-based one?

A conversation-intelligence-based training tool uses the actual performance of a salesperson in the context of real sales. It distinguishes itself from typical training software by automatically analyzing and extracting patterns across your customer calls and highlighting the techniques of winning sales reps for other reps to learn. These tools are turning the whole sales training ecosystem upside down and creating a significant impact on the reps’ performance, something historical user-guided training could never achieve.

Some of the key features of conversation-intelligence-based sales training software include customized scorecards, playlists of calls and snippets, performance dashboards, and shareable comments and moments. 

Top Sales Training Software

Here are some of the top platforms in the world of sales training with a focus on conversation intelligence.

#1 Rafiki


Rafiki is the #1 sales training software on our list that enables managers to ramp up their rep training process by offering direct visibility into the sales behaviors of the team. It helps in designing relevant and personalized training programs by allowing you to see successful and the not so successful conversation patterns.

It not only delivers valuable insights at scale but also empowers reps with exactly what they need and when they need to increase sales effectiveness and close more deals. Thanks to its powerful AI capabilities, Rafiki can transcribe interactions and identify coachable moments and opportunities for upselling, cross-selling, etc.

Key Features of Rafiki that Help in Sales Training

  • Meeting comparison – This feature offers a deep comparison of key trackers (ex: Competitor Mention) between two meetings. It shows the topic patterns followed by successful reps as against the struggling ones so that you can build a deal-winning topic sequence. Shows what topics were discussed when during a sales call that makes a tangible difference in closing a deal
  • Snippets & Playlists- This lets you create call snippets in just a few clicks, that too from transcript blocks or video timelines. You can even share curated playlists of your meetings with your team to improve per-rep win rates.
  • Customizable scorecardsIt lets you track a variety of call metrics, evaluate the reps based on them, and generate a detailed scorecard for improved decision-making. The scorecards can be customized based on your precise needs and processes. 
  • Conversation Metrics Graphs This feature lets you track the rep’s talk patterns and the impact of the topic/tracker on deals won/lost. You can even perform comparisons based on different parameters like reps, duration, time frame, etc. 
  • Comments With @Mentions – It lets you appreciate, acknowledge, and highlight elements of calls that went well or didn’t go well. You can even send private comments to individual reps. 
  • Contextual follow-ups This enables you to send follow-up emails to prospects after a demo or a sales call and highlight key moments in the meetings. You can also share collaterals or engage in a live chat to answer any further questions. Rafiki also shares a secured meeting link along with the email and tracks it to alert you when the link is opened.

How much does Rafiki cost?

Rafiki pricing

Check out the complete list of features here.

#2 Gong


The next software on our list is Gong, which has carved a name for itself as the preferred choice for many large organizations. The platform offers a rich feature set that helps in comparing reps’ performance against each other and industry benchmarks. It is quite adept at highlighting the areas of improvement for each individual member of your team. Like every other tool in this list, Gong is fueled by a robust AI engine that analyzes sales calls and gives you and your team inputs, such as which topics result in better responses, how to handle objections, etc. 

Key Features of Gong that Help in Sales Training

  • Coaching Activity – This feature generates a guided workflow that lets you replicate what works and what doesn’t by transforming data into coachable moments. It generates all the key states you need to back up your coaching strategy.
  • Role-specific learning – Reduces ramp time and the effort it takes for new reps to close deals. The feature lets you create an ecosystem of peer-to-peer learning where reps can learn from each other. Managers, on the other hand, will be able to ensure that all the crucial skills gaps in their team are closed. 
  • Quality of conversations – This feature maximizes the efficiency of your training plan by gauging the quality of conversations and topics discussed. This way, you can coach your team on different ways to help customers achieve their goals.

How much does Gong cost?

Contact the Gong team for pricing details.

#3 Avoma


With Avoma, sales managers no longer have to guess how their team is performing or where training may be needed. The data gleaned from Avoma will laser-focus your coaching plan. It will also ensure that every rep in your team is utilizing the most effective sales approach. Avoma effectively transcribes and analyzes every rep’s customer interactions and highlights successes and opportunities for improvement. It also offers powerful insights on exactly where to coach for the highest impact.

Key Features of Avoma that Help in Sales Training

  • Topic Trends & Talk Pattern Insights – Enables sales managers to learn the talk patterns of top reps and coach other reps accordingly. It helps managers analyze trends based on competitor mentions, objections, and feature requests to carefully design a data-driven and personalized training plan. 
  • Curated Playlists – You can save some of the best moments of your top reps and store them into curated playlists. The moments could be related to anything from objection handling to negotiation. The other reps can listen to these playlists anytime, anywhere.
  • Recording Snippets – Avoma lets you create video snippets from calls instantly and share them with your reps so that they will know how they performed immediately after the call.

How much does Avoma cost?

Avoma pricing

#4 Clari Wingman


Wingman is also backed by AI technology that not only serves as a sales enablement tool but also as excellent sales training software. With Wingman, managers can instantly identify what top sales performers are doing differently. They can then use it to create an effective sales training strategy. It is the ideal choice if you wish to reduce the ramp-up time of training and replicate successful sales behaviors across the sales team. The platform enhances the productivity of your reps, builds better customer relationships, and improves overall sales communication. 

Key Features of Wingman that Help in Sales Training

  • Battle Cards – This feature ensures that your training is highly personalized for every rep. You no longer have to force your reps to spend hours shadowing. 
  • Game Tapes – These comprise videos of winning sales tactics adopted by the high performers in your organization. This feature accelerates onboarding and promotes peer learning among your reps.
  • Call Summary – Gives you summaries of every sales conversation, including the questions asked, the next steps, and even pain points. This gives you 360-degree visibility into your reps’ performance and identify if they are asking the right questions and engaging the prospects the right way. 

How much does Wingman cost?

Wingman pricing

#5 Execvision


ExecVision helps improve the sales performance of the reps and boost revenue through data-driven training.​​ It claims to be the bridge between insights and performance, as it offers an array of valuable insights from customer conversations and helps improve reps’ decision-making skills. The platform records, transcribes and analyzes calls at scale. It even identifies untapped opportunities and key areas where coaching is needed for the reps. You can plan tailored 1-on-1 sales training and accurately track individual rep performance metrics.

Key features of Execvision that help in sales training

  • Customizable Scorecards –  You can create fully personalized scorecards that align with your training plans and milestones. The platform assesses different conversations and scores them using different scoring formats for different functions. 
  • Self Review – With this feature, your reps can receive feedback and notes about a specific conversation. The reps can also highlight the section where they want help from the managers. 
  • Coaching effectiveness – With this feature, Execvision delivers full-circle insights about your reps’ training activity. Managers will know what is happening and how it is impacting the reps’ performances with the help of dynamic performance dashboards. Managers can drill down into coaching effectiveness and close the insights-to-performance gap.

How much does Execvision cost?

Contact the Execvision team for pricing details.

#6 Chorus


Chorus is another coaching platform that blends sales coaching, sales training, and conversation intelligence to help businesses forge a culture of sales excellence. With this platform, you can instantly boost revenue by increasing the reps’ knowledge of the most effective sales behaviors.

Chorus equips managers with data-driven sales coaching and automated workflows. This empowers the managers to tailor the learning paths for different reps based on their profile, performance, and needs. 

Key Training Features of Chorus

  • Scorecards – Through this feature, you can offer actionable advice to your reps after rating their performance through the inbuilt scorecards. The tool automatically recommends high-scoring calls so that reps can learn from them.
  • Playlists – It lets you create a library of your best calls for new team members to learn from others. Apart from improving the onboarding experience, Chorus automatically adds new calls to the playlists if they meet the criteria you set. 
  • Coaching Initiatives – You can set up and tailor Chorus’ coaching initiatives to cater to your specific sales process and coaching needs. The unlimited number of questions or assessment areas that you can target ensures that you can build a training program for every rep in your organization.

How much does Chorus cost?

Contact the Chorus team for pricing details.


Conversation intelligence has completely transformed the sales training process by offering deep call insights to improve onboarding, productivity, and performance of sales reps. Regular sales training software will not get you the buy-in you’re looking for. as it doesn’t offer complete visibility into what’s happening with your team. It eliminates the chances of designing a personalized training strategy for all your reps. 

On the other hand, using conversation intelligence software like Rafiki gives you access to actionable insights that allow for self-diagnosis, self-coaching, faster onboarding, and skill development. 

A sales training software like Gong or Chorus might be justified for Fortune 500 companies. But most of the training features offered by these tools are overkill for small and medium-sized businesses. Rafiki not only offers all the features offered by these tools (plus some unique features of its own) but offers them at a fraction of their cost.