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7Sheep

24 Ratings

HubSpot

Top Rated
1275 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

HubSpot

Top Rated
1275 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

If you need your own dedicated database then ask. It is possible to set up but it is an additional monthly cost - we chose this option because it is important for the data that we store and our data protection policy. We will do a custom integration to our internal purpose-built software and are also commissioning them to do this at an additional fee. We were very open about our use cases and this generated some good ideas from their support for set-up.
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HubSpot

HubSpot is an excellent marketing automation platform for multiple business levels. From SMBs who need the support of a free CRM to emerging companies with a marketing team of 1, HubSpot's intuitive CX means a small learning curve and tons of resources to get your team up and running in no time. For those of us in enterprise-level companies, the added comfort of dedicated support far outweighs those the competition offers with creative solution solvers and a team that advises us of best practices to stay competitive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
HubSpot
8.6
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
HubSpot
8.1
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
HubSpot
8.6
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
HubSpot
8.5
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
HubSpot
9.0
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
HubSpot
8.5
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
HubSpot
8.5
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
HubSpot
8.6
List management
7Sheep
7.9
HubSpot
8.9
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
HubSpot
9.0

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
HubSpot
8.6
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
HubSpot
8.9
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
HubSpot
8.3
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
HubSpot
8.3
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
HubSpot
8.9

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
HubSpot
8.0
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
HubSpot
7.9
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
HubSpot
8.1

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
HubSpot
8.5
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
HubSpot
8.6
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
HubSpot
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
HubSpot
8.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
HubSpot
8.2
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
HubSpot
8.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
HubSpot
7.7

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
HubSpot
8.3
API
7Sheep
8.5
HubSpot
8.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
HubSpot
8.5
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
HubSpot
7.7
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
HubSpot
8.5
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
HubSpot
8.6
Integration with SugarCRM
7Sheep
HubSpot
8.2

Pros

  • 7Sheep's support is fantastic and they have been extremely helpful, whenever we have encountered issues or needed assistance, in particular when we first began using the product. They were great in helping us to customize everything for our use.
  • I particularly appreciate how easy it is to create queries and separate our contact lists. This aids us immensely with targeted communications.
  • The tags to personalize mailings are incredibly useful and save a lot of time.
  • I enabled text message campaigns within our account and it is really very simple, a very low additional cost and drives our personalized engagement further.
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  • One-stop platform for our marketing needs: email, social media, video, paid, and organic search.
  • Robust reporting capabilities with an ability to generate custom reporting through a paid upgrade.
  • Additional tools for the business development and sales team to align with marketing and streamline prospecting.
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Cons

  • The terminology used is not always obvious to people who are not marketing automation experts, but it's essentially a personal learning curve - and 7Sheep does take user suggestions onboard and works to improve these things all the time.
  • Design flexibility already outclasses some of the other systems I have used, but even more flexibility/adaptability would obviously make my marcomms job even easier.
  • At the beginning, the wiki was a little too technical for me, when I just wanted answers to a "how do I make it do this" question.
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  • Live chat system needs to evolve
  • The COS design system requires at least a rudimentary knowledge of HTML & CSS
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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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HubSpot9.4
Based on 370 answers
Our business relies on the HubSpot platform to manage our marketing, sales and CRM processes. HubSpot marketing automation helps us define our activities and streamlines them in a cohesive and efficient way. Without HubSpot, we will have to revert to the 'old way' of doing everything with a variety of disparate systems.
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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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HubSpot9.5
Based on 96 answers
HubSpot is so easy to use. It's very rare for me to put in a support ticket. I can design simple landing pages, email and campaign myself with quick turn-around time.
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Reliability and Availability

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HubSpot9.1
Based on 25 answers
We made a decision as an agency to only work with Hubspot. The software is easy to work with, and the support is very good
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Performance

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HubSpot8.9
Based on 17 answers
With all the new features in HubSpot, the system can get a tad slow sometimes... That said, most of the time it is lightning fast and I have no problems. Because most of the integrations are API, they silently work in the background. I have not had trouble with lag due to HubSpot integration
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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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HubSpot9.0
Based on 78 answers
I had a pretty serious programming issue in my onboarding period. I called and got to someone within 10 minutes. Their hold music was not elevator music, it was Andy Grammer's latest hits which made it seem like less time. They took note of the issue, tried what they knew, and then said they would work on the issue and be in touch soon. The issue was resolved within a day! And they were so pleasant to work with
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In-Person Training

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HubSpot9.1
Based on 8 answers
I did the 2-day classroom at HubSpot's corporate office in Cambridge. First off, it was amazing to see their corporate office in general. They have such a cool office environment. But it was also great to have the ability to learn in a workshop format with other HubSpot users and meet my Account Manager/ Inbound Marketing Consultant in person.
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Online Training

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HubSpot8.2
Based on 25 answers
I started the HubSpot Academy and I did the online classes to get inbound certified long before purchasing the platform. The format is pretty simple: watch videos, do some workshopping, and then take a test to become certified. The classes are very informative and generally do not take too long to complete. Also, part of your implementation fee includes an Inbound Marketing Consultant who helps set up your first campaigns.
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Implementation

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HubSpot8.9
Based on 47 answers
They stick with you, even if you're a smaller company. They do their best to resolve any issues, follow up, and get in touch when needed.
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Alternatives Considered

Better integration in our workflow and in our own application.
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Whilst Marketo is reasonable we didn't find it gave us the flexibility required in terms of defining our own marketing automation workflows. This is even more crucial when tailoring the product to a client as they often have wildly different requirements.
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Scalability

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HubSpot7.3
Based on 7 answers
While HubSpot initially, seven years ago, seemed built for SMBs it appears they have scaled their solution for larger enterprises. I do not have experience sending out 10 million-plus emails per month so I don't know how HubSpot would handle that. However, I do know that some other marketing automation platforms have had trouble with such scale. As such, I suggest HubSpot have one of it's enterprise customers share data on the length of time it takes to send out 1 million emails. Are we talking minutes, hours or days? Then decide what's right for you based on your business needs.
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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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  • Our ROI has increased.
  • We've reduced our spending by removing a number of other tools which HubSpot has replaced.
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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

HubSpot

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
HubSpot Editions & Modules
HubSpot
Edition
Basic
$2001
Pro
$8002
Enterprise
$2,4003
1. per month (up to 100 contacts)
2. per month (up to 1,000 contacts)
3. per month (up to 10,000 contacts)
Additional Pricing Details