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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 8.2 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.

Hatchbuck

Both small and large companies alike can utilize it. The simplicity is great and automation is a real winner. It is most appropriate in scenarios where you already have a contact list or an established plan to get emails from contacts. A potential customer should simply talk about their current challenges and let Hatchbuck explain how their product would provide a solution.

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
7.8
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
7.7
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

  • Affordability: the only solution we found on the market that gave us what we needed at a price we can afford!
  • Flexibility: 7Sheep seems to offer enough flexibility in the advance features that we can customise it as we need.
  • It's easy enough for our whole team to be able to use.
  • Their team is helpful and supportive.
  • 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

  • Would suggest to create the API token on request rather than have it automatically included in the account.
  • Moving templates we created from MailChimp to create templates in 7Sheep needed some care and attention from our side.
  • The flexibility 7Sheep offers can sometimes lead to us having to make decisions that other tools might make for us!
  • Campaigns: I'd like to see some fully created sample campaigns with a series emails so I have examples.
  • Fee: I'd like to see an incremental fee structure rather than the current doubling from $99 to $199 per month. I'd really like to maintain more than 2500 contacts but the next level for 10,000 contacts to twice and far more contacts than I need. Likewise, I would like to have 2-3 users but it would cost double to add them. I believe this fee structure is leaving money on the table since am not willing to double my monthly fee but would consider an incremental increase.

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
I plan on continued use and implementation as it will grow as we do.

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
Excellent. Would like to see some solid email marketing examples including real-world email designs and campaigns

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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
I seem to always talk to the same person and they've been very helpful and given support where needed.
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.

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Hatchbuck8.2
Based on 2 answers
Map it out on paper so you can visually make it happen.

Alternatives Considered

ACT - used to use - Hatchbuck is a much better solution for me. Marketing automation, ease of use, responsiveness of staffInfusionsoft - tested. Chose Hatchbuck because it is simple and easy to use and meets my needsSalesforce.com - tested - Chose Hatchbuck because of its marketing automation

Return on Investment

  • increasing customer engagement
  • increased ease to deliver multiple step marketing campaigns
  • fewer forgotten emails due to drip campaign automation
  • Efficiency
  • Higher Lead Conversion

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.