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7Sheep

24 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

IBM Watson Campaign Automation

Top Rated
77 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

I think 7Sheep is a great tool for a startup. We can focus on our software and do not need to implement everything on our own. If you can integrate your software via the API it is even more amazing. 7Sheep is well suited for small teams. Larger teams should evaluate if the user management is detailed enough.
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IBM Watson Campaign Automation

Silverpop is possibly an option for companies who are just starting with automation in general or are on a tight budget. For us, we run campaigns globally in multiple languages and we are quickly outgrowing it as our automation needs increase. We need an automation program that can grow and scale with us. Also, its important to have a support team that's responsive and listens to the issues that customers face and makes the necessary improvements. We are looking at other solutions like Pardot and Marketo and they have functionality and usability that far surpasses what we have in Silverpop.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.1
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.0
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.5
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.0
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.3
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.3
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.0
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.3
List management
7Sheep
7.9
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.6
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.6

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.7
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.3
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.0
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.7
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.0

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.2
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.0
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.5

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.0
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.0
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
5.0
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.3
API
7Sheep
8.5
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
7.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
5.0
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
6.5
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
9.0
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.0
Integration with SugarCRM
7Sheep
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
8.0

Pros

  • With an embedded form we capture leads on our website. These leads get a drip campaign.
  • After someone has signed up we store relevant details in 7Sheep via the API and start a drip campaign.
  • All users and leads get our newsletter and updates.
  • We have installed the 7Sheep tracking code on our website to get additional information about our leads.
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  • Integration with Salesforce.
  • Drip email campaigning.
  • Easy landing page creation.
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Cons

  • A/B testing for mailings needs to be done manually.
  • It could be easier to get the tags for personalised emails. Currently you need to copy/paste them into the email instead of using the editor menu.
  • For complete skinning you need to contact support. For embedded forms the design editor is okay.
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  • Dealing with duplicate email addresses.
  • More advanced landing page design.
  • Easier administration for SFDC integration.
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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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IBM Watson Campaign Automation5.5
Based on 30 answers
I've never seen a SaaS-based product develop so slowly or be so cumbersome to use. We were willing to give them a try based on reputation and our team's initial demos, but so many of the issues we have with it are larger product problems that we don't see being solved anytime soon. I even sent an email to the CEO a year ago via our account manager to express our concerns and issues in a factual and open manner. Bill never replied. I know the Engage team works hard on the product, but we've cancelled our service and are headed to greener pastures
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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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IBM Watson Campaign Automation8.0
Based on 6 answers
too much time building templates
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Reliability and Availability

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IBM Watson Campaign Automation10.0
Based on 2 answers
While several of the other reviews have mentioned poor performance in this department, we have only had one situation where the system was down (although it was down for several hours). Silverpop segments its clients on different servers, and I know that the problem we experienced only occurred on our specific server (maybe other servers have had their own problems?) but our service has been reliable otherwise.
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Performance

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IBM Watson Campaign Automation7.0
Based on 2 answers
Some parts of the system are very quick - others can really crawl. I imagine it depends on overall server strain - but I think part of it can also be traced back to the specific browser being used
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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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IBM Watson Campaign Automation5.9
Based on 5 answers
The Salesforce Integration support team is fantastic. I'd give them greater than a 10 if possible. The rest of the support team can be extremely frustrating to work with. Too often they try to blame something obscure and refuse to escalate or look into the issue. And on occasion when you find system glitches they don't seem to care about fixing them
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Watson Campaign Automation9.0
Based on 2 answers
The online trainings are very detailed (for the most part) and really walk through the entire system. They are a little dry, but they are usually broken up into segments to allow you to skip to the parts you need.
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Implementation

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IBM Watson Campaign Automation7.4
Based on 4 answers
Implementation for the most part went smoothly - and I don't think the hiccups were Silverpop's problem. Understanding our internal need for multiple IP addresses and handling our CRM integration made for some bumps in the road - but that was later, after our first year -- not our initial implementation. The initial implementation went smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered

Better focus on automation.
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I've used IBM Campaign and Apteco PeopleStage and find WCA significantly easier to get to grips with. Simplicity comes from the presentation of the data to the tool and an intuitive UI. IBM Campaign has significantly greater ease of access to and manipulation of ad hoc data sources, but that ease can lead to excessive/unecessary data being drawn in and laziness around preparation.
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Return on Investment

  • Our newsletter is now more effective.
  • We now know what our contacts are interested in as I see which pages they are visiting on my website. This helps in the sales process.
  • I needed some time to get used to using another tool in sales and marketing. But the additional insight is worth the effort.
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  • ROI is the main reason for choosing such a solution. The whole approach is based on exactly that.
  • The vast number of integrations help connect other systems used on clients' processes.
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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

IBM Watson Campaign Automation

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
IBM Watson Campaign Automation Editions & Modules
IBM Watson Campaign Automation
Additional Pricing Details