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7Sheep

24 Ratings

Hatchbuck

Top Rated
40 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Hatchbuck

Top Rated
40 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

I think 7Sheep is especially important for organizations who need flexibility in translating and adapting their communications for an international target group. Being able to send out mailings and set forms up in multiple languages is very useful and in some cases necessary. Also, 7Sheep is great if you want to track how people are responding to your mailings. For example, do they open the mailings? If so, what do they click?
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Hatchbuck

  • Not ideal for enterprises requiring ERP- level software.
  • Not a great e-commerce solution.
Perfect for service based business [insurance, realtors, plumbers, etc.], small companies where lead generation is essential [ manufacturers, distributors, Chamber of Commerce, etc.]Non-profit organizations are a great fit due to the cost of entry and list segmentation features within Hatchbuck.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Hatchbuck
7.5
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Hatchbuck
7.3
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Hatchbuck
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Hatchbuck
6.1
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Hatchbuck
4.7
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Hatchbuck
8.9
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Hatchbuck
8.9
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Hatchbuck
8.0
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Hatchbuck
7.8
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Hatchbuck
9.0

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Hatchbuck
7.5
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Hatchbuck
8.0
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Hatchbuck
7.3
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Hatchbuck
7.3
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Hatchbuck
7.3

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Hatchbuck
7.5
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Hatchbuck
7.9
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Hatchbuck
7.1

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Hatchbuck
6.8
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Hatchbuck
6.4
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Hatchbuck
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Hatchbuck
7.6
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Hatchbuck
7.0
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Hatchbuck
9.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Hatchbuck
6.8

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
Hatchbuck
7.4
API
7Sheep
8.5
Hatchbuck
8.3
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Hatchbuck
7.6
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Hatchbuck
8.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Hatchbuck
6.7
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
Hatchbuck
6.9
Integration with SugarCRM
7Sheep
Hatchbuck
6.9

Pros

  • Their support is fantastic - even helping me think through the logic of my campaigns with their concierge service and offering advice on how to save time. Their new online manual is excellent too. Very clearly written.
  • The flexibility of the 7Sheep form builder allows me not only to automate a lot of outbound marketing but I am also consolidating a lot of my communications activities in one place. This is great when handling a diverse portfolio of campaigns.
  • Being able to integrate our forms within our own website wipes out the need to create standalone landing pages: we save a lot of time and keep an integration and overview with this. Love it. (Our client feedback scores have gone up since we used 7Sheep as well.)
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  • Ease of implementation and use
  • Affordability
  • Functionality
  • Support
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Cons

  • The personalized tags cannot be accessed from the menu/page you create your emails. I get around this by opening two windows, but in the future this might be an improvement.
  • I needed to create custom reports in order to get the overview on the campaigns that I needed. More generic reporting would be a useful feature.
  • I would like to be able to duplicate e-mail campaigns across different activities/databases. I could set up a mailing template for this but sometimes it would be good to be able to just re-create a particular campaign that we received a good response to for another, entirely different, activity.
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  • Some of the design templates and tools leave a little to be desired
  • The reporting functionality is a bit clunky and not as user intuitive, harder to customize
  • Suggested workflow would help
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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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Hatchbuck8.7
Based on 23 answers
It is super user friendly and we are getting the value we pay for it, although if I was more educated on certain features I am sure we would find greater value and perhaps expand our services and use with Hatchbuck
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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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Hatchbuck8.2
Based on 4 answers
Hatchbuck offers on-boarding, training, and has a suite of videos, which makes it super easy to get started. As with any software that is the key. Have a plan, stay focused, and get started. Once, you begin to play with Hatchbuck you will see that it is very user friendly.
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Reliability and Availability

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Hatchbuck8.5
Based on 4 answers
There has never been any downtime for Hatchbuck, which is very reassuring for me as I market and recruit strenuously for the University at Albany's executive Weekend MBA Program. Hatchbuck team members have also been available when I have reached out to them with questions or issues. With one exception, where one of my e-mails became lost in the Internet "black hole," they have gotten back to me in very timely fashion!
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Support

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
I seem to always talk to the same person and they've been very helpful and given support where needed.
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Hatchbuck9.1
Based on 3 answers
I always get a response within 24 hours, unless I ask on a weekend. The team seems to work together to resolve my issues, answer my questions, and update me on changes. In fact, they have even connected [with] me to ask how they can improve the Hatchbuck software and their service. This is why I love them so much.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Hatchbuck8.2
Based on 2 answers
Map it out on paper so you can visually make it happen.
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Alternatives Considered

A normal email client does not support automation.
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Just so much easier to use...
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Return on Investment

  • It allows me easier onboarding for my users.
  • I get less support requests.
  • I can manage emails and forms/questionnaires in a single application.
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  • The ROI has been slower than expected due to having to learn about marketing automation from the ground up.
  • There was a much longer starting ramp than I was led to believe, as it wasn't until year 2 that some of the features became clear.
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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

Hatchbuck

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Hatchbuck Editions & Modules
Hatchbuck
Edition
Team
$1991
Small Biz
$992
Professional
$2993
Enterprise
$3994
1. per month - 5 Users, 5,000 Contacts
2. per month - 2 Users, 1,500 Contacts
3. per month - 10 Users, 15,000 Contacts
4. per month - Unlimited Users, 25,000 Contacts
Additional Pricing Details
Plans are priced semi-annually. Monthly pricing information is available at hatchbuck.com/pricing.