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7Sheep

24 Ratings

Hatchbuck

40 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Hatchbuck

40 Ratings
Score 8.2 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?

Hatchbuck

Hatchbuck is great for small to mid size businesses that are really looking to keep track of their progress with their sales leads as well as their existing customers, as well as tracking the activity their customers are taking from their communications, and automate their sales and marketing funnel as much as possible. We are a SaaS company (software as a service), with sales that range from teeny tiny to very big fish so it's been an easy tool to work with to make sure we are communicating with clients based on their size and needs.

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
6.0
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
7.7
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
8.9
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
7.7
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

  • It's extremely reliable - I have never lost any data and rely on the automated features to only contact the right people at the right time.
  • It's usable directly by communications/PR people like me - and does not need IT experts to get involved.
  • It's super easy to just "collect" the information which has been gathered. I love the way I can export my contacts to excel (and other formats) whenever I want.
  • The product is simple to use but can be as complex as you would like it to be.
  • Customer service and support are great. Always responsive and quick to find a solution.
  • The email templates and instructional videos have been helpful.
  • They definitely understand marketing and have created a simple system to support content delivery.

Cons

  • Better overview of drip campaigns.
  • Easier overview of automation responses.
  • Greater customization of landing pages
  • Being able to see SMS and email campaigns as part of the same sequence.
  • Improve the ability to see what emails were sent out to sales leads across company, showing on a dashboard.
  • Make it easier to copy campaigns and make edits
  • Make it easier to manage tags by adding descriptors of what tags mean

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!
Hatchbuck8.7
Based on 23 answers
It has just about everything I want and then some. What I want but they don't have - calendar and e-mail integration, social media integration, and a mobile app, I believe are all in the works for a future release.

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.
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.

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!

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
Hatchbuck9.1
Based on 3 answers
They typically respond with the correct answer (not a "I'll have to check" answer) within 2 hours. They know me and remember my previous questions which often helps with context of the new problem

Implementation

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Hatchbuck8.2
Based on 2 answers
Map it out on paper so you can visually make it happen.

Alternatives Considered

I have tested three major competitors in the same field and Hatchbuck stands above them. I do not wish to mention them, but I can say that the visual appeal, intuitive nature, and ease of which I am learning their system is stellar. It takes a bit of time, but you can be up and running in just a few days. They've re-defined lead management leaving other companies in the dust!

Return on Investment

  • We certainly have experienced a great efficiency for our staff.
  • We spend far less time chasing tasks as they can be divided within 7Sheep.
  • Segmentation of data and lead management is really great and has helped us enormously in terms of efficient use of data.
  • Better lead analysis
  • Better lead conversion
  • Awesome organizational capacity

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.