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7Sheep

I use 7Sheep for marketing as a sales person. This works well for me as a single user. I do not think I could use the software together with my colleagues. Although we could have separated lists the access rights might not fit our use case. It has a strong marketing focus and cannot replace a full CRM system.
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Bronto

The Bronto platform is a great email marketing tool. It would be nice to see the drag-and-drop editor built out more with some pre-designed templates, so that it's ultimately easier to achieve clean, modern-looking templates across all email providers. Since we don't yet have direct-to-consumer e-commerce, we aren't able to use any of the abandoned cart workflows, etc., so we haven't been able to make use of those features yet.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Bronto
8.0
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Bronto
8.5
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Bronto
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Bronto
7.3
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Bronto
6.6
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Bronto
8.0
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Bronto
8.0
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Bronto
8.7
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Bronto
8.3
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Bronto
8.6

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Bronto
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Bronto
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Bronto
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Bronto
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Bronto

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Bronto
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Bronto
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Bronto

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Bronto
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Bronto
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Bronto

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Bronto
7.7
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Bronto
7.9
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Bronto
7.7
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Bronto
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
Bronto
API
7Sheep
8.5
Bronto
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Bronto
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Bronto
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Bronto

Pros

  • When preparing an event, 7Sheep takes care of pretty much everything you need to select, inform, and register participants, as well as prepare materials for the events, such as name badges and signature lists.
  • We also use 7Sheep for reporting on communications activities.
  • 7Sheep allows you to build simple or complex forms and questionnaires which we use both for events and independent surveys.
  • The drag and drop HTML editor makes things look good without a lot of extra effort.
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  • Chat support. They are the professionals behind those keyboards. Not asking someone else. Them. Right there. Get your answers fast and accurate.
  • Detailed tracking information. Sends, delivered, clicks, conversions. Anything and everything you want to know about how your emails are doing is tracked. I keep my own reporting separate in an excel sheet, but they have great reporting.
  • Automated messaging rules. Set and forget emails that hit the customer with the right information exactly when needed. The workflows allow for some REALLY cool & complex set ups too.
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Cons

  • I know that they are working on a simpler way to send a test e-mail to yourself. This will streamline my activities as well and I look forward to that system change (which was suggested by a client. I have also suggested improvements which have been implemented.)
  • I miss an easy unsubscribe feature (like you get in MailChimp). Overall, 7Sheep's system is more flexible (good) but that does make it more complex to split up (not so good).
  • Setting up the SPF record in our DNS system was flexible and easy but for DKIM integration we had to contact the 7Sheep support. They do not check or show the necessary records in the tool. Customer service was great, though, so not a very big problem, just a bit of a nuisance.
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  • Scaled pricing. You get A LOT with them. Sometimes you just don't need it all. They have some a la carte features, but a lot comes with the 'basic' set up. Could be cheaper to get 'into Bronto' then. Still get a good amount for what you are paying.
  • Being owned by a huge corp such as Oracle, there is always a little bit of bureaucracy that you just hate. Example, the invoice emails you get look so basic you would think they are spam, not for an ESP company. Nice save is you have an account rep. I talk just to them if I can. They always do a great job getting what I need.
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Likelihood to Renew

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
Because it's affordable and really useful to me as a freelancer - I don't see that changing anytime soon!
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Bronto9.0
Based on 4 answers
Found another program we liked better at a lower price that has all the functionality we needed
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Usability

7Sheep7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to use and if I do have a problem or question I receive an answer almost immediately.
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Bronto9.0
Based on 1 answer
Usability is great. Very intuitive drag-and-drip metaphor for building automations. And the UI is very user-centric. It constantly prompts you with suggestions and next steps such that you hardly have to refer to the (excellent) documentation.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bronto10.0
Based on 1 answer
I never experienced any downtime.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bronto8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
With both chat and email support I have always had enough ways to get through to them! Their support is good, honest and most importantly supportive. They helped us set up and start using the tool when we got stuck. Moving from Mailchimp where there were some semantic lessons to learn and they took the time to help us get used to 7Sheep
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Bronto2.0
Based on 2 answers
They used to be good, but they've evolved into a monolithic bureaucratic nightmare after the Netsuite / Oracle acquisition. Can't talk to anyone that actually knows the system and support tickets seem to go days or weeks without responses and resolution.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bronto8.0
Based on 1 answer
They have lots of videos on list importing / segmentation / report customization etc. when you sign on they give a link to online tutorials and documentation which is very helpful. They have very helpful PDFs on how to import / set up platform
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bronto9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to set up.
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Alternatives Considered

7Sheep is much easier to use.
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The only other email marketing platform I have used is MailChimp, and I feel that Bronto is much more sophisticated and has far greater customization options.
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Return on Investment

  • All work in the NPO is voluntary. 7Sheep helped a lot to streamline processes which frees resources.
  • 7Sheep pricing is very affordable and in addition they help NPOs with even better pricing.
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  • We increased open rates (due to personalization)
  • We decreased our unengaged audience size.
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Pricing Details

7Sheep

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
7Sheep Editions & Modules
7Sheep
Edition
Entrepreneur
$591
Small Team
$2492
Business
$3893
Enterprise
4
1. Single User
2. Per month, up to 5 Users
3. Per month, up to 10 users
4. Above 10 users
Additional Pricing Details

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Bronto

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Bronto Editions & Modules
Bronto
Additional Pricing Details
Request pricing at info@bronto.com.

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