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7Sheep

24 Ratings

Emarsys

11 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Emarsys

11 Ratings
Score 5.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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.

Emarsys

Emarsys is well suited to segment a customer base and help with communicating in a personalised and direct manner with them

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Emarsys
6.4
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Emarsys
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Emarsys
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Emarsys
7.0
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Emarsys
7.0
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Emarsys
6.0
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Emarsys
5.0
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Emarsys
7.0
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Emarsys
7.0
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Emarsys
6.0

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Emarsys
6.0
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Emarsys
6.0
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Emarsys
6.0
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Emarsys
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Emarsys

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Emarsys
5.3
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Emarsys
7.0
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Emarsys
6.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Emarsys
3.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
Emarsys
2.3
API
7Sheep
8.5
Emarsys
5.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Emarsys
1.0
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Emarsys
1.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Emarsys

Pros

  • Sporadic mailings to my clients via the e-mail campaign feature. I create personlised HTML emails with the visual editor and schedule them to be sent during the day when I am on the road.
  • After initial contact with new clients I setup a series of timed emails to stay in contact. Based on flags I have in the system they are automatically adjusted.
  • Existing clients get automated emails after certain events like visits or deliveries.
  • I often get in touch with support to ask for best practice examples and they are always helpful.
  • Good segmentation
  • Good reporting
  • Once implemented, it's a fast and easy to use tool

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.
  • The on-boarding process is not straightforward
  • It's not cheap

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!
Emarsys9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have no intention of changing Emarsys

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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No answers yet
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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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

I've mostly used survey monkey and google forms and doodle for small inexpensive jobs - anything more sophisticated always seemed to cost more than the actual fee I charge. 7sheep does everything they do, but it automates a lot of the processing, for a cost which is affordable and makes me more efficient - as I can use my subscription for different clients.
Emarsys is more intuitive and easier to use than Adestra. Its customer personalisations and segmentation capabilities are stronger

Return on Investment

  • Definitely increased efficiency! In terms of event organisation and contacts management, I'd say around 70% time is saved in the medium/long run (after getting to grips with the system - but definitely worth the initial time investment).
  • Better service and engagement rate - some of the things which I had to remember to do (like respond to emails or send follow up information) can be taken care of automatically. Often a simple acknowledgement will go a long way...
  • It has helped us to create email campaigns in an easier and quicker way.
  • It has added flexibility to our daily operations.
  • It is not a cheap tool.
  • To use in full capability, dev work is required.

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

Emarsys

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Emarsys Editions & Modules
Emarsys
Additional Pricing Details